Seattle Seahawks Free Agency Tracker

Tracking the Seahawks' moves in free agency.

Who's staying, who's leaving and what new additions have been made to the Seahawks roster? Throughout free agency, we'll update Seattle's roster moves here—consider it your one-stop shop for Seahawks transactions.

May 3

Heaps Signs: The Seahawks added depth at quarterback behind starter Russell Wilson, signing former Skyline High School standout Jake Heaps to a contract. Heaps, who won two state titles with the Spartans, signed with the New York Jets after going undrafted in 2015. He appeared in two preseason games that year. 


April 28

Seahawks Sign Two: Hours before the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft kicked off in Chicago, the Seahawks signed defensive end Tavaris Barnes and tight end Brandon Williams. Barnes, an undrafted rookie out of Clemson, played with the New Orleans Saints last year. Williams, who went undrafted out of Oregon, came into the League as a member of the Carolina Panthers. 


April 17

Browner agrees to terms: Cornerback Brandon Browner, a starter for the Seahawks from 2011 to 2013, agreed to terms on a contract with Seattle Sunday. Browner, 31, originally signed with the Seahawks in 2011 after establishing himself as an All-Star in the Canadian Football League, and ended up winning a starting job in training camp that year. In three seasons with the Seahawks, Browner had 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles and 39 passes defensed, and earned Pro Bowl honors in 2011. He spent 2014 with the New England Patriots and 2015 with the New Orleans Saints.


April 1

Clemons agrees to terms: Defensive end Chris Clemons, who had 38.0 sacks through four seasons with Seattle from 2010-13, agreed to terms on a contract Friday. Clemons, part of the team's Super Bowl XLVIII-winning defensive line rotation, posted 11.0 sacks over the last two seasons as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Clemons, who was released by the Jaguars in March, will enter his 13th NFL season with the Seahawks at 34 years old.


March 24

Seahawks Sign LS Drew Ferris; Waive LS Andrew East: The Seahawks made another move at long snapper, signing Drew Ferris and waiving Andrew East. Ferris, who played at Florida, participated in the New York Jets' rookie minicamp last year. East, who played at Vanderbilt, signed a future contract with Seattle in January.

Last week, the Seahawks released Clint Gresham, the team's long snapper dating back to 2010, and for now at least, Ferris is the only long snapper on the roster.


March 19

Morgan agrees to terms: Linebacker Mike Morgan, who has spent his entire five-year NFL career in Seattle, and who played for Pete Carroll at USC, agreed to terms on a contract Saturday. Morgan, who started two games last season at strongside linebacker, has been a key special teams contributor in his time with the Seahawks. With Bruce Irvin leaving in free agency, Morgan will have a chance to battle for playing time at linebacker in 2016.


March 17

Michael re-signs: After making the most of a second chance with the Seahawks late last season, running back Christine Michael earned a chance at making his mark in 2016, re-signing with the team that first drafted him in 2013 before trading him to Dallas before the start of last season.

Okung signs with Denver: Left tackle Russell Okung, the first draft pick made by John Schneider and Pete Carroll, signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos, ending a six-year run in Seattle that saw Okung earn Pro Bowl honors in 2012. With Okung and Bruce Irvin leaving in free agency, All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, the No. 14 pick in the 2010 draft, is currently the only first-round pick on Seattle's roster.


March 16

Pinkins signs, Gresham released: Linebacker Eric Pinkins, who first came to Seattle as a defensive back in 2014, signed his exclusive rights free agent tender, meaning he's under contract for 2016.

Clint Gresham, the team's long-snapper since 2010, was waived. That leaves Andrew East as the only long snapper currently on Seattle's roster. East, who played at Vanderbilt and spent training camp with Kansas City, signed a future contract with Seattle in January.  


March 15

Seahawks sign Webb: The Seahawks continued adding line help, signing offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb. Webb, who was primarily a tackle in three seasons with Chicago, started all 16 games at guard for the Raiders last season, which is the type of versatility offensive line coach Tom Cable loves in a lineman.


March 14

Seahawks add help on both lines: The Seahawks made their first outside signings of free agency nearly a week into the new league year, signing former Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle Bradley Sowell and former Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, both to one-year deals. Siliga, who figures to factor into the battle to replace Brandon Mebane, spent time with Seattle in 2013 after being acquired in the trade that sent John Moffitt to Denver.


March 11

Ryan Returns: The Seahawks and punter Jon Ryan agreed to terms on a four-year contract to keep the unrestricted free agent in Seattle. Ryan, who first joined the Seahawks in 2008, is now the longest-tenured player on the roster with Mebane leaving in free agency, and is the only player left from before Pete Carroll and John Schneider took control of the team in 2010.

Bailey to the Browns: Versatile offensive lineman Alvin Bailey, who first joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2013, signed with the Cleveland Browns. While not a regular starter with Seattle, Bailey had a lot of value as a backup who could play all four line positions other than center.


March 10

Kearse agrees to terms: Receiver Jermaine Kearse, the recipient of some of the biggest catches in Seahawks history, entered free agency coming off of a career-best year in 2015, but he and the Seahawks were able to agree to a three-year deal to keep the Lakewood, Washington product in his home state. 

Irvin heads to Oakland: The Seahawks hoped to keep former first-round pick Bruce Irvin, but as general manager John Schneider admitted at the scouting combine, they knew they might not be able to afford him: "He knows how we feel about him as an organization and he knows that we are either going to be able to make it work or give him a big hug and congratulate him. That's just the way this league is right now. There's no question it's built on parity, and the more players you acquire, the more players you are going to lose at a certain point. We would love to have all of our guys back, unfortunately we are not going to be able to have all of them back."

In the end, it was congrats and a hug, because Irvin signed with the Raiders, where he'll be reunited with his former position coach, Ken Norton Jr., who is now Oakland's defensive coordinator.

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Sweezy signs with Tampa Bay: Four years after coming to Seattle as a raw project, J.R. Sweezy, Cable's first defensive-line convert with the Seahawks, had established himself as a starting guard who became a hot commodity in free agency, one who ended up signing a five-year deal with Tampa Bay.

Irvin, Sweezy, Kearse and cornerback Jeremy Lane getting new deals in recent days again highlights just how impressive of a three-day haul the Seahawks had in April of 2012. From April 26-28, the Seahawks drafted six players who have since earned big second contracts—Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Jaye Howard (with Kansas City), Lane, and Sweezy—and they also signed Kearse and DeShawn Shead, another big contributor and sometimes starter, as undrafted free agents after the conclusion of the draft.


March 9

Seahawks agree to terms with Lane: After losing their starting right cornerbacks each of the past two offseasons, the Seahawks can head into 2016 knowing they'll have more continuity at the cornerback spot opposite Richard Sherman. That's not to say that Lane is guaranteed to have that job next year, but in Lane and Shead, the Seahawks will have back both of the players who split time in that role last season following the release of Cary Williams, which means if there is a new starter there, it will be because someone played well enough in camp to win the job over two corners who played well there last year.

Seahawks tender eight free agents: Seattle tendered restricted free agent center Patrick Lewis and exclusive rights free agents CB Marcus Burley, DT A.J. Francis, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Eric Pinkins, CB Mohammed Seisay, FS Steven Terrell and Shead.

Brandon Mebane signs with Chargers: Longtime Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, a fixture of Seattle's defenses since 2007, agreed to a deal with the San Diego Chargers early in free agency. Mebane, who prior to this signing had been Seattle's longest-tenured player, helped anchor a run defense that consistently was one of the best in the league in recent years, and that allowed a league-low 81.5 rushing yards per game in 2015.


March 7

Seahawks Retain Rubin: While the Seahawks were unable to keep both of their free agent defensive tackles, they did hang onto Rubin, who was one of their top free agent additions a year earlier. Rubin, who spent the first seven seasons of his career in Cleveland before helping anchor the league's best run defense last year, signed a three-year deal with Seattle.

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