Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Seattle's Best Free-Agent Pickup
The 2016 League year begins Wednesday, March 9 and with it comes the start of NFL free agency. At 1 p.m. PT, players with expiring contracts will be open to sign deals with other teams.
In advance of this year's free-agent frenzy, ESPN.com shares a feature offering a look back at the very best free-agent signing for each of the NFL's 32 teams. NFL Nation reporter Sheil Kapadia, who covers the Seahawks, picks defensive end Michael Bennett as the club's best free-agent acquisition to come in the 40 years of the franchise.
On Bennett, who led the Seahawks last year with 10.0 sacks and earned Pro Bowl honors for the first time in his eight-year career, Kapadia writes:
The Seahawks signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal in 2013 and have since extended him. Bennett has 25.5 sacks in the past three seasons and is a disruptive force against the run, constantly making plays in the backfield. With his ability to play defensive end in the Seahawks' base look and inside in nickel, Bennett has provided Pete Carroll's unit with great versatility. He has been a key cog in the front seven for a group that has led the NFL in fewest points allowed for four consecutive seasons.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks owner Paul Allen, who announced last night that the Seahawks have agreed to terms on a new contract with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights the career of quarterback Peyton Manning, who officially retired Monday after 18 seasons in the NFL.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times concludes his Seahawks free-agent countdown with a look at left tackle Russell Okung.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times explains why re-signing Ahtyba Rubin was important for the Seahawks defense.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune previews the NFL's free-agency period as it relates to the Seahawks.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com lists 10 pending free agents that could potentially interest the Seahawks.
Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says investing in cornerback Jeremy Lane will help the Seahawks the most.
And Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com outlines what to expect from the Seahawks as free agency begins.