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Seattle Seahawks 2013 Free Agents


NFL Free Agency will begin in the coming weeks and all of the madness will begin on the afternoon of March 12. As the free agency period approaches, FanSided.com will be providing a list of all 32 teams upcoming free agents.

Up next is the Seattle Seahawks.

Here are the Seahawks 2013 free agents:

  • Alan Branch — Defensive Tackle — UFA
  • Deon Butler — Wide Receiver — RFA
  • Patrick Chukwurah — Defensive End — UFA
  • Clint Gresham — Long Snapper — UFA
  • Steven Hauschka — Kicker — UFA
  • Leroy Hill — Linebacker — UFA
  • Jason Jones — Defensive Tackle — UFA
  • Ryan Longwell — Kicker — UFA
  • Chris Maragos — Safety — RFA
  • Clinton McDonald — Defensive Tackle — RFA
  • Cameron Morrah — Tight End — UFA
  • Frank Omiyale — Offensive Tackle — UFA
  • Marcus Trufant — Cornerback — UFA

Which players do the Seahawks need to focus on re-signing and which players will attract the most attention on the free agent market? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com as we build up to free agency and fill you in on your favorite team’s questions and needs.

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  • Miles

    I’m 95% sure both Leroy Hill and Marcus Trufant will not be back this year. Hill has shown to still be a solid player but dispensable with Malcolm Smith stepping up last year and a barrage of mid-round draft picks for the Hawks. Trufant’s only real value on this team was as an experienced nickel defensive back. But he’s proven to have fallen behind faster receivers, even those with only a couple of years experience under their belt (see Davone Bess in Miami).

    The Hawks will need to get more speed at that position. The best case scenario is Walter Thurmond picking up where he left off before he got injured this year; he can be great as the nickel corner for years to come. But if he doesn’t work out, I really like Jeremy Lane and would be comfortable with him picking up the job. Or we can go and try to pick up a Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford or Blidi Wreh-Wilson in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th round of the draft.

    As for Alan Branch, he really had a dropoff this year as opposed to the year before. The run defense overall was sub-par and needs to be improved in the offseason. Part of the problem was probably Red Bryant’s injured foot, given how much of an impact he provided for the run game in 2010 and ’11. Branch may be a solid d-tackle when the right pieces are around him, but he isn’t a large-impact player and the Hawks could stand to upgrade the 3-technique spot. One option is to sign Henry Melton, Randy Starks, or the Oakland Raiders’ free agent DT, but it would cost a pretty penny and I’m weary of spending it when we have many players we should worry about re-signing in the coming few years. If the Seahawks were to pick up a Henry Melton, however, and add one or two more pass-rushers, the Hawks would be scary this season and quite likely NFC West favorites.

    Additionally, the Hawks should lock up LS Clint Gresham on a multi-year deal. Although his name isn’t widely known even among Hawks fans, it’s imperative to have a solid long-snapper. When a team doesn’t have a long-snapper they are confident in, bad things can happen (remember when the Seahawks let J.P. Darche walk away?). Frank Omiyale was a serviceable backup last season and deserves a shot at a roster spot. All three of our RFAs are worth tendering.

  • Brandon McGuire

    Sign the big fellas Branch and McDonald and keep that D-line depth that we need, let them grow into the system and get better plus their young and will be healthy for a while. Personally those are the two must keepers on that list, ill even throw trufaunt in their as well i think he deserves to get a ring and retire a Seahawk not to mention he seems to have alot left in his tank and fits perfect in the nickel package. I have total faith in Pete Carroll to do whats best for the team plus he is excellent at drafting players and he could fill any of the rest of the positions draft wise. What ever Pete Caroll decides is fine with me, but i feel we must sign the big fellas for sure, Give McDonald a chance and you’ll see he will blow up any O-lline. From watching him play he is very Warren Sappish mixed with some John Randle.

  • Hawkman54

    Jones , Gresham and Hauschka are the 3 I would be bargaining with . The others can go. Maybe keep one of the DT , whoever the staff feels has the biggest upside, primarily for rotation. Trufant is done and a liability so lets just move on.