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During an interview on 950-AM KJR, general manager John Schneider said the Seahawks want to absorb all of Marshawn Lynch's cap hit ($5 million) in 2016. That means placing him on the retired/reserved list on or before June 1. Via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times:
Spreading the cap hit out over two years would have given the team a little more salary cap flexibility for this season, and at the NFL league meetings in March Schneider had said that was an option the team was considering.. But it’s possible that with the NFL draft now completed and the team having an even clearer vision of its roster that the Seahawks have become firmer in wanting to take Lynch’s cap hit now.
“That’s the situation for us where we would rather pay as we go,’’ Schneider said. “So we would rather do it right now.’’
Matt Harmon of NFL.com has some interesting numbers on Seahawks seventh-round pick Kenny Lawler:
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com ranks all 32 draft classes. The Seahawks come in at No. 9:
The Seahawks were able to address needs even after trading back with the Broncos in Round 1. They landed quality talent throughout the first three rounds, and then looked to add a combination of value and need on Day 3. It was a solid weekend for the Seahawks.