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Grading the Seahawks' moves so far in free agency

Every morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.

Chris Wesseling of NFL.com gives the Seahawks a C for their moves in free agency:

Do the Seahawks rely too heavily on Tom Cable to work wonders with rejects and castoffs on the offensive line? General manager John Schneider replaced his two most experienced blockers -- left tackle Russell Okung and right guard J.R. Sweezy -- with Bradley Sowell and J'Marcus Webb, two journeyman offensive line who have been passed around the league. The dysfunction up front remains the roster's Achilles' heel.


Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times looks at the state of the Seahawks' offensive line:

They have drafted 12 offensive linemen since 2010, including two in the first round. But they haven't heavily invested in the line in some time. They have drafted only one offensive lineman higher than the fourth round since 2012, and they haven't signed a pricey free agent in that time, either.

The simple economics of the salary cap dictate that teams cut costs somewhere, and the Seahawks have gone cheap with the offensive line. It's the deal they have made to keep their defensive stars.


Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk weighs in on Russell Okung's contract with the Denver Broncos:

To summarize, Okung has obtained the ability to earn $1 million to participate in the team's offseason program, with no guarantee he'll even be on the opening-day roster in 2016 — and no guarantee he'll earn anything more than the $1 million bonus for participating in the team's offseason program.

It's unclear how Russell Okung the agent persuaded Russell Okung the client to accept these terms, but at least Russell Okung the agent earned his fee.