Michael Wilhoite LB 1 year, $1.55 million, $800K guaranteed
Wilhoite is a former starter for the sorry San Francisco 49ers defense who will shore up the depth at linebacker behind Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright. His signing gives the Seahawks yet another capable backup in their defensive rotation to take some snaps away from Wagner and Wright when necessary.
Arthur Brown LB no contract details available
A solid ‘B’ grade for paying (I assume) little for a special teams player and depth piece.
Oday Aboushi OG 1 year, $975K, $200K guaranteed
This is what the Hawks should pay for a reclaimed offensive lineman. They’ll kick the tires on another body to potentially plug into Cable’s ever-shifting, mix-and-match offensive line. Aboushi could very well replace Joeckel in the lineup at some point next season.
Terrence Garvin LB no contract details available
Garvin figures to attempt to make the team as a special teams player and needed depth at linebacker.
Neiko Thorpe CB 2 years, $3.5 million, $600K signing bonus
Thorpe hung tough in limited action last season and will benefit greatly from two more years developing behind Sherman and Shead. We could see Thorpe start across from Sherm at the beginning of next year with Shead likely still out.
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Luke Willson TE 1 year, $1.8 million, 1 million guaranteed
I like bringing double-L back on a one-year deal if for no other reason than to give single-L Wilson a decent blocker and receiver. Even if his contributions to the offense are overshadowed by the monster Jimmy Graham, Willson is still a solid number-two tight end with fellow tight end Nick Vannett presumably still too raw to see regular action.
Overall Grade: C+
The Seahawks managed to bring in a cast-off running back and an expensive reclamation project at offensive guard/tackle on ‘prove-it’ deals. I would have liked to see more club control of both Joeckel and Lacy beyond next season. If Lacy turns into Marshawn Lynch 2.0, it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll stay in Seattle to continue his career rejuvenation. On his one-year deal, it will cost the Hawks a big salary to keep him around if he breaks out.
Joeckel could completely flame out and lose his starting gig as he did in Jacksonville. He and Lacy are the Seahawks primary signings so far. There’s still plenty of time left to make signings before and after the NFL Draft next month. How do you think the Hawks have fared so far?