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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Among Teams 'On The Right Track' Heading Into Important Offseason

Even after a disappointing end to the season, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler is still confident in the direction of the Seahawks’ franchise.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Jan. 12 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

ESPN Optimistic About Seahawks' Offseason Outlook

The Seahawks' offseason is beginning earlier than expected, but it's never too soon to start thinking about the 2021 roster construction. Free agency begins on March 17 and the draft is set to begin on April 29.

Twenty-four Seahawks are set to hit unrestricted free agency, including K.J. Wright, Shaquill Griffin, Chris Carson, Greg Olsen, Benson Mayowa and David Moore, among others. It's obviously too soon to speculate on any free agents, but ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler separated all eliminated NFL teams into offseason tiers. The Seahawks were among the top tier, a tier titled "On the right track (mostly)." Fowler also identified Griffin as the Seahawks' "big-ticket" free agent and Carson as the "low-key important" free agent.

Here's what Fowler wrote about Seattle's upcoming offseason:

"Seattle faces major financial decisions and not much cap room with which to make them. After giving up two first-round picks for Jamal Adams, extending him this offseason is the next logical step. That's a negotiation that could take up much of the offseason. But Seattle also will discuss a new deal with Griffin in the coming weeks, which could set the stage to use a franchise or transition tag on Carson (running back tags will be discounted with a lowering salary cap). Given cap ramifications, Seattle might have to prioritize two of those players and let the third one walk. The Seahawks need reinforcements along an offensive line that failed to protect Russell Wilson in the wild-card loss to the Rams. They must get younger and more talented there."

NFL Network's Brian Baldinger Breaks Down DK Metcalf-Jalen Ramsey Battle From Saturday

Each week, NFL Network's Brian Baldinger dissects games in unique and informative ways. It's a great way to learn about the deeper aspects of football and discover things you might not catch on gameday.

On Monday, Baldy's Breakdowns dove into the highly-anticipated matchup between DK Metcalf and Jalen Ramsey. Both Metcalf and Ramsey had their moments on Saturday, with DK grabbing two touchdowns and Ramsey making a number of impressive defensive plays. It was Metcalf's best performance of the season against Ramsey after two relatively quiet (by his standards) outings in the regular season. This rivalry will be one to watch going forward as two of the best players at their positions face off twice per year.

Here's a look at Baldinger's full breakdown of Saturday's matchup:

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Veteran linebacker K.J. Wright took some time on Monday to appreciate this impressive accomplishment from his 2020 season:

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