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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Age before beauty: Seahawks free agents

By Mike Sando

Posted by's Mike Sando

Seattle Seahawks 2009 UFA Candidates
Pos. Age
Jeff Robinson LS 39.0
Chris Gray
OL 38.6
Bobby Engram
WR 36.1
Steve McKinney
OL 33.3
Wesly Mallard
LB 30.2
Floyd Womack
OL 30.2
D.D. Lewis
LB 30.1
Howard Green
DL 30.1
Rocky Bernard
Maurice Morris
RB 29.2
Koren Robinson
WR 28.9
Will Heller
TE 27.9
Charlie Frye
QB 27.4
Ray Willis
OL 26.5
Leonard Weaver
FB 26.4

The Seahawks could conceivably part with six or more unrestricted free agents in their 30s this offseason. Their two youngest UFA candidates -- Ray Willis and Leonard Weaver -- might also land elsewhere in 2009.

The chart ranks the Seahawks' scheduled unrestricted free agents from oldest to youngest, with ages rounded down to the tenth. Eight are in their 30s. A ninth, Rocky Bernard, will join them when he turns 30 in April.

The Seahawks have not placed Chris Gray on the retired list. That's why he appears among their UFA candidates.

Seattle will look for a younger snapper. The team may or may not bring back Bobby Engram. Charlie Frye almost certainly will not be back. Steve McKinney was a stopgap addition amid injuries, as was Koren Robinson.

Maurice Morris lost his primary advocates when Mike Holmgren and Gil Haskell left, calling into question his future with the team. Floyd Womack provided badly needed depth last season.