The NFL offseason has been off to a hot start so far with teams around the league making the necessary moves to free up as much cap space as possible before free agency gets underway.
In terms of the Seattle Seahawks, they have freed up some cap space through the release of defensive end Carlos Dunlap earlier this week.
On Friday, the NFL announced the exact cost of various RFA tenders for restricted free agents.
Sometime in the coming weeks for Seattle, with the cap space freed up a little bit, they will most likely tender restricted free agent Poona Ford.
Besides Ford, Seattle has two other restricted free agents this offseason:
- Shaquem Griffin
- Jordan Simmons
Out of those three, Ford is most likely to be hit with a receiver tender offer. Griffin and Simmons will most likely test the free-agent market.
Simmons was unsigned as a non-tendered free agent due to injury concerns and Griffin was waived by the team at the end of training camp and was then later signed to the practice squad.
It ultimately makes the most sense that Ford will get the tender from the team, and will be a huge part of the Seahawks defense this coming season.