Tuesday, February 7, 2012
First look at Seahawks' 2012 free agents
By Mike Sando
The Seattle Seahawks' top priorities in free agency appear clear, at least when it comes to their own players.
Re-sign running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Red Bryant.
Lynch's agent of record, Mike Sullivan, recently took a job with the Denver Broncos. That would not affect negotiations as much if Lynch remained with Octagon Worldwide. The agent game can be an unpredictable one, however. That is something to file away.
Bryant has said he strongly wants to re-sign with Seattle.
The charts below expand upon Brian McIntyre's lists. I've added offensive and defensive snap counts from ESPN Stats & Information. The final column shows what players earned per year on their most recent contracts.
The second chart shows restricted free agents. Teams can retain rights to RFAs by making one-year qualifying offers.