The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday without the Seattle Seahawks making a move. That's hardly a surprise considering how infrequently in-season trades happen in the NFL, and in fact only one trade was made league-wide before the deadline, with San Francisco sending tight end Vernon Davis to Denver on Monday for draft picks.
It's not that the Seahawks don't at least explore moves—Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle Monday that his team is "always engaged" in trade talks at the deadline—but rather that it's just hard to get deals done, both because of salary cap limitations and because teams don't like parting ways with valuable draft picks.
"We always are (involved in talks)," Carroll said. "That's just the way we compete. We love our team, we love the guys we have on this team, but we need to listen to see what's going on."
In the end, any talks the Seahawks had were not enough to result in a move being made. Since Carroll and John Schneider took over in 2010, they have only added one player via an in-season trade, landing Marshawn Lynch in October of 2010, a deal that obviously worked out very well for the Seahawks.
Seattle has moved three players prior to the deadline, trading Percy Harvin to the New York Jets last season, Aaron Curry to Oakland in 2011 and Deion Branch to New England in 2011, receiving draft picks as compensation in all three cases.
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