Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
An Underrated Deal
With NFL free agency almost one week old, Doug Farrar at SI.com takes a look at some of the League's most underrated deals to date, calling attention to eight athletes whose contracts "are just as beneficial for their teams as for the players," expecting each signee to be "first-day difference makers" in 2016.
One of those eight players on Farrar's list is cornerback Jeremy Lane, who agreed to terms on a new contract with the Seahawks last Wednesday. Farrar says Lane, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick of Seattle's, has the potential to be the "long-term match" to cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, and strong safety Kam Chancellor, something Lane showed late in 2015 after returning from arm and knee injuries he suffered in Super Bowl XLIX.
Farrar writes: Seattle retained Lane with a four-year, $23 million contract with $11 million guaranteed. That would be an excellent deal if Lane were nothing more than one of the best slot cornerbacks in the league (which he has been), but he also shows a lot of ability as an outside corner. He has the size, talent and experience in Seattle's system to be that fourth wheel, and if he hadn't been hurt, someone would have paid a lot more for his services. Give him a full season with starter's reps, and Lane could really surprise.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from punter Jon Ryan, who signed his new contract with the Seahawks yesterday while wearing a throwback Seattle SuperSonics Gary Payton jersey.
More From Around The Web
The Seahawks added a pair of linemen in free agency yesterday, signing defensive tackle Sealver Siliga and offensive tackle Bradley Sowell to one-year contracts.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com explains how Bradley Sowell could fit into the Seahawks offensive line picture and details what the Sealver Siliga signing means for Seattle.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times looks at the list of Seahawks who earned performance-based bonuses in 2015.
And Chris Wesseling at NFL.com ranks the League's Top 10 remaining free agents, with left tackle Russell Okung topping the list.