Here's what the Seattle Seahawks have done in free agency
The start of NFL free agency is here and the new league year has begun.
The league's tampering window opened Monday at 9:00 a.m. PST, allowing teams to begin negotiating with outside free agents. Seattle has 19 unrestricted free agents, including three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney, who has yet to agree to a new deal as of 1:00 p.m. PT Wednesday.
Click through to see who the Seahawks have added, lost or re-signed during the 2020 offseason so far. This article will be updated to reflect the latest news.
Seahawks tender David Moore
Jacob Hollister receives second-round tender
Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Seahawks are giving tight end Jacob Hollister a second-round tender worth $3.27 million. This ensures Seattle would receive a second-round pick should they decline to match an offer sheet from another team.
Hollister recorded 41 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns while playing in 11 games with three starts in 2019.
Jarran Reed returns
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero has reported that Jarran Reed will return to Seattle on a two-year, $23 million deal.
After serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, Reed returned to the Seahawks for 10 regular-season games in 2019. He registered 27 tackles, two sacks, zero tackles for loss and eight quarterback hits.
Joey Hunt, Branden Jackson tendered
Per ESPN’s Field Yates, both center Joey Hunt and defensive end Branden Jackson received their tenders on Monday evening. Both were original-round RFA tenders worth $2.133 million.
Hunt took over as starting center after Justin Britt went down with a torn ACL. In his time in Seattle, Hunt's appeared in 34 total games with 11 starts.
Jackson played in 15 games for Seattle in 2019, recording 20 combined tackles, two passes defended and two sacks.
George Fant departs for Jets
Roos receives ERFA tender
The Seahawks have given offensive lineman Jordan Roos an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA) tender, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.
Roos, who went undrafted out of Purdue, appeared in seven games for the Seahawks in 2019. In three seasons, Roos has played in 14 games for Seattle.
Seahawks tender Turner, Mone and Neal
Per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the Seahawks have tendered exclusive rights free agents (ERFA) Malik Turner, Bryan Mone, and Ryan Neal. All will receive minimum salary deals.
Turner had 15 catches for 245 yards and one touchdown for Seattle in his second season in Seattle. Defensive tackle Bryan Mone signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent last April. He appeared in 4 games for Seattle in 2019.
Neal played one game with the Atlanta Falcons in 2018, before signing with the Seahawks the following season. He recorded one tackle in three games this season.
Quinton Jefferson on his way out of Seattle
Seahawks defensive end Quinton Jefferson said goodbye to 12s in a post on Twitter, signaling his departure from Seattle. It is not yet known where Jefferson will land.
The Seahawks selected Jefferson in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Maryland. After a brief stint on the Rams practice squad, Jefferson has spent the past three years in Seattle. Last season, Jefferson registered 26 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 14 games with 12 starts. This is a big loss for Seattle.
Shell, Seahawks agree to deal
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Seahawks and former Jets offensive tackle Brandon Shell have agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal.
In four NFL seasons, Shell has appeared in 49 games with 40 starts. Compared to Seahawks tackle Germain Ifedi, Shell was penalized just five times in 2019 to Ifedi's 14 flags.
Bruce Irvin reunited with his former team
Tedric Thompson wants out of Seattle
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Wednesday evening that safety Tedric Thompson wants out of Seattle. Thompson has been given permission from the Seahawks to seek a trade, Rapoport said.
Thompson ended his 2019 campaign with the Seahawks with 19 total tackles, nine solo tackles, two pass deflections, and two interceptions.
Cedric Ogbuehi lands in Seattle
The Seahawks have signed offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, per ESPN analyst Jordan Schultz. The one-year is reportedly worth $3.3 million.
Ogbuehi, who played in Jacksonville in 2019, has played in 49 games total with 25 starts since he was taken by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
More on Ogbuehi's signing coming soon.