Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Feb. 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Five Moves Seattle Should Make
As the NFL offseason gets underway, Bill Barnwell at ESPN.com is taking a division-by-division look around the League, outlining five moves each club should make to improve its roster.
Barnwell recently landed on the NFC West, and his suggestions for the Seahawks include adding veteran defensive linemen to make up for the possible loss of Brandon Mebane or Ahtyba Rubin in free agency, parting ways with pending free-agent linebacker Bruce Irvin, re-signing wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and cornerback Jeremy Lane, as well as signing more pieces to an offensive line that head coach Pete Carroll said was "still a work in progress" at his end-of-the-year press conference.
Here's a small sample of what Barnwell had to say as part of his five moves Seattle should make feature:
Re-sign Jermaine Kearse at the right price. While Doug Baldwin drew much of the attention for his remarkable streak of touchdown catches, Kearse quietly had an effective season as Seattle's second wideout. He caught 72 percent of the passes thrown in his direction, up significantly from his 55 percent catch rate in 2014. Kearse suggested that he wouldn't give the Seahawks a hometown discount as he hit free agency, but both sides get more out of this relationship than they would with another receiver or another team. At the right price -- $4 million or so -- it would make sense to bring back Kearse, especially given the uncertainty surrounding Graham after his torn patellar tendon.
Add options to the offensive line. Tom Cable doesn't operate much like any other offensive line coach in football, which is why the Seahawks seem to bring in players who typically suit up at other positions and turn them into offensive linemen. With Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy free agents, the Seahawks probably will need to add another body or two for 2016. Fourth-rounders Mark Glowinski and Terry Poole will be in the mix, but the Seahawks could use a veteran to fill out their group. If the Jets cut former Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini, you could see him returning to the Pacific Northwest.
Tweet Of The Day
It's not exactly Seahawks related, but it's too good not to share, so today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL cowboy Jared Allen, who's calling it a career after 12 seasons in the League that saw him rack up 136.0 sacks, tied for ninth-most in history.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle writes about Seattle's future at running back, the team's offseason priorities, the NFL Combine, and more in his latest Twitter Q&A with 12s.
ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss potential targets for the Seahawks in this year's draft.
New FieldTurf has been installed at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
Seven Seahawks are mentioned in TheMMQB.com's review of the NFL's 100 most influential figures for 2015.
On 710 ESPN Seattle, John Clayton discussed a couple potential free-agent targets for the Seahawks.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times recaps recent comments from Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane on his pending free agency.
And some of the Sea Gals are north of the border this week to help cheer on the Saskatchewan Rush.
Take a look at this collection featuring some of the very best photos of the Sea Gals from the 2015 season, including their performances at CenturyLink Field and their meet and greets with the 12s.