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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks' Addition Of Tom Johnson One Of ESPN's Most Underrated Deals

ESPN Insider recapped some of the most underrated free agent signings this offseason.

Take a look back at photos of Tom Johnson's seven NFL seasons as the defensive tackle signs a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, March 30 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Tom Johnson Signing One Of ESPN's Most Underrated Free Agency Deals

After the initial wave of NFL free agency, Gordon McGuinness of ESPN Insider looked back and reviewed some of the most under the radar moves from the past few weeks aided by Pro Football Focus' grades and data. 

Reviewing some of the most underrated signings of the offseason, McGuinness mentioned the Seahawks' free agent acquisition of defensive lineman Tom Johnson, who spent the past four seasons in Minnesota. Here's why Johnson's addition received recognition: 

Losing Michael Bennett and Sheldon Richardson this offseason meant that the Seahawks had to find reinforcements on the defensive line, and they found that in Johnson. A solid rotational player, Johnson has racked up 21 sacks, 49 hits and 124 hurries from 2,387 pass-rushing snaps over the course of his career, with his best season coming in 2015, when his pass-rushing productivity rating of 9.1 was tied for fourth among defensive tackles to play at least 270 pass-rushing snaps.

Social Post Of The Day 

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Thomas Rawls, who sent this farewell post on Instagram after signing with the New York Jets today:

As I embark on a new journey, I wanna thank all the amazing men and my teammates who I've shared blood, sweat, and tears with these past 3 years in Seattle. They are men of great character, accountability, passion, respect, fight, perseverance, and men of God. My time in Seattle has been so heartwarming, especially as someone who comes from the North Side of Flint, Michigan, a place where life is a daily challenge! Thank you to Pete Carroll my first NFL HC, John Schneider, and Paul Allen for allowing me and my family to be a part of an amazing organization and community in Seattle that I will forever cherish. Century Link Field will always be a special spot! I had so much fun and we've accomplished so much: crazy endings, broken records, and finishing games when we all was in belief. I wanna thank the fans, my 12s, you guys mean so much to me. Your love, motivation, support, and energy will be with me every step of the way. To the youth who look up to me and keep me going, I want you to know that you matter, you are enough, you are worthy, you are fighters, and from afar we will continue to grow. I wanna thank all my coaches from offense, defense, and special teams. Thank you to all the people—janitors, nutritionists, chefs, security, front office, and many more—everyone played a huge role in my life and helped not just my career but you make me a better man. Those who know me know that I will continue to persevere and grow through any challenges that come my way. I'm accepting a new challenge in life to elevate myself as a person and teammate. I will keep that fire 🔥 and the emotions for this game I truly love in my heart and spread them with this big smile and run with a little more love 😉!! Thank you, Seattle Seahawks, for an amazing Journey. 🚂🚂🚂 T. Rawls🚂🚂🚂

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More From Around The Web 

Ben's Fund, which was founded by Seahawks general manager John Schneider and his wife, Traci, will begin offering grants to 19-23 year olds to help with the transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Brady Henderson of gave the Seahawks a "B" grade for their moves this free agency period.

Finally, Schneider talked about the Seahawks' young talent on 710 ESPN Seattle. 

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