- Terry Blount, ESPN Staff Writer
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As almost everyone knows, the Seahawks have taken a hit in free agency, losing seven players from the Super Bowl-winning team -- wide receiver Golden Tate, offensive linemen Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond, and safety Chris Maragos.
That's 10 players from the 2013 team that are gone. Most of changes were no surprise because the Seahawks have to look ahead to big-money deals coming for free safety Earl Thomas, cornerback Richard Sherman and quarterback Russell Wilson.
But looking at the defections from a statistical standpoint, it's clear the Seahawks will need to find a significant amount of production elsewhere.
Here's how it break downs in total from the 10 players who left, just counting the 2013 regular season.
1,129 receiving yards
8 touchdown receptions
4 starters: WR Tate, RT Giacomini, OL McQuistan (started 14 games), Rice (6 games)
30 quarterback pressures
21 passes defensed
2 fumble recoveries
2 forced fumbles
4 starters: DE Bryant (15 games), DE Clemons (11), CB Browner (8), CB Thurmond (3)
On special teams:
51 punt returns
585 punt-return yards
1 fumble recovery
It's daunting, but some answers for those numbers are already on the team. Percy Harvin should have receiving numbers in 2014 that exceed what Tate had.
Byron Maxwell, who played lights-out down the stretch last season, was going to start at right cornerback no matter what Browner and Thurmond did.
The Seahawks lost out to Chicago on free agent defensive end Jared Allen, but the coaches have high hopes for young defensive linemen Greg Scruggs and Benson Mayowa. It's also likely the Seahawks will move linebacker Bruce Irvin back into more of a pass-rushing role.
The Seahawks still are a team with enormous depth and quality athletes across the board.