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Seahawks Round-Up: Seahawks Release Veteran Players, Building A Coaching Staff And Questions At Different Positions

All the Seahawks news you might have missed this week.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's going on out there and any news you might have missed, about your Seattle Seahawks this week.

Seahawks Release Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs & Will Dissly

Making the biggest news for the Seahawks this week was the releasing of safeties Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs and tight end Will Dissly on Tuesday.

Coming up on the heels of free agency, the Seahawks, with a full coaching staff in place, made moves to continue reshaping their roster and to free up cap space. Free agency officially begins on March 13 at 1 p.m. PST.

John Schneider and Mike Macdonald's radio appearances

Both general manager John Schneider and head coach Mike Macdonald joined different radio shows on Thursday to talk all things Seahawks.

Since Macdonald was hired, the biggest task he had was filling out his coaching staff and while only keeping one coach, defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach, Karl Scott, Macdonald had a big task ahead. With the help of Schneider, the two put together a 23-person coaching staff.

"When you look back at it, it is kind of a daunting task, but we were so focused, doing it for the first time, and really trying to identify the right people," Macdonald said. "It's like this moving puzzle of who fits where, and this is the staff dynamic we're trying to create, and when you're interviewing, trying to imagine and envision their role here and how they can grow over time. Looking back at it, it's an exciting process—it still is. Now we're in the phase of really trying to come together and bond. There's not a lot of us who have worked together before, so it's going to be a long process, but man, I'm really excited. It's awesome to walk through the halls every day, there's a lot of football being talked about, and you can feel it coming together day by day. It's pretty cool."

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times: Analysis: What do Seahawks do now at tight end after saying goodbye to Uncle Will?

With the Seahawks releasing tight end Will Dissly, the Seahawks will look to fill that position. Bob Condotta breaks down how exactly the Seahawks might look to do that.

"The one question in his release is "what now?''

The Seahawks have only one tight end under contract — Tyler Mabry, who has been on and off the practice squad the last four years, playing in 10 games. He was re-signed to a future contract in January.

Brady Russell, who ended last season as the fourth tight end and special teamer, is an exclusive rights free agent and likely to be back.

Colby Parkinson and Noah Fant can be unrestricted free agents when the new league year begins Wednesday. The Seahawks could re-sign either at any time, and the release of Dissly would seem to indicate they might plan to get one or both back."

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Tight end Will Dissly was drafted in the 4th round (120th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Seahawks and would go on to play six seasons in Seattle. In six seasons, Dissly totaled 127 receptions, 1,421 yards and 13 touchdowns with Seattle.

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