Seattle Seahawks News: Giacomini Gone, Clemons Cut, McDaniel Signed


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons (91) celebrates in the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Moves, moves, moves.

Breno Giacomini has signed with the New York Jets. Tony McDaniel re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks for two more years. Chris Clemons and his sizeable salary were cut from the budget.

Is everybody keeping up?

Giacomini was a veteran presence, but the Seahawks probably weren’t going to re-sign him anyway. The release of Clemons has been rumored for quite some time. Seattle had some competition for McDaniel, but the team was able to retain him for a reasonable $6.3 million deal over those two years.

Players come, and players go.

The Seahawks roster is getting raided by other teams, but this was to be expected. Business is business, and players are not going to stick around if they can get better deals in other cities. Giacomini joins a list of departed players that now includes Golden Tate, Clinton McDonald, O’Brien Schofield and Chris Maragos.

This is the price of success and the Seahawks have some work to do if they want to maintain their status among the elite teams in the NFL.

Will these moves lead to the signing of Jared Allen? That has been rumored but it is doubtful that Allen is going to sign with the Seahawks for a cheap deal. Then again, he may sacrifice money for a chance at a title. It happened last year with Michael Bennett.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider built a champion, and now they must continue to rebuild this team with draft picks and affordable contracts. It won’t easy, but the core pieces are still there. Seattle is losing players, but so far they have not had a bevy of key assets walk away.

It is tough to lose starters, and the Seahawks are losing some of their depth. However, this team will pull through and the future is still bright.

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