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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



July 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Day two: Making moves

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Seahawks make a big splash on second day of free agency
By Danny O'Neil, The Seattle Times

Unconventional Seahawks sticking to their plan
By Jerry Brewer, The Seattle Times

The Seahawks take the field in training camp Thursday morning, though it's a walk-don't-run kind of thing, which is to say a 45-minute walk-through.

The next big domino to fall in free agency -- and it is a big domino given the size of the player in question -- is defensive tackle Brandon Mebane. The Seahawks have made re-signing him a priority. That's going to be an expensive proposition with the interest he's attracting on the open market, and John Clayton of ESPN said the Denver Broncos are hot after him, too.

Not sure a timeline for a decision, but this one could be sooner as opposed to later. Stay tuned.

Linebacker Anthony Heygood, who spent last season on injured reserve after suffering an Achilles injury, indicated via Twitter that he may have been released. Teams can begin making transactions today. Offensive lineman Stacy Andrews has also been told he will be released.

Finally, rookie signings are going to start coming in floods, and Scott Smith, the agent for safety Mark Legree, confirmed the Seahawks already have an agreement with Legree. Pep Levingston, a defensive lineman Seattle chose in the seventh round, also reached an agreement with the team.

While rookie deals aren't quite a bookkeeping formality, they're not the matter of suspense that they were before this collective-bargaining agreement. Expect a flurry of agreements as training camp is about to get underway.

Also, one final note, the agent for Brandon Stokley indicated that his announcement that Stokley was headed to Washington was premature. Washington has agreed to add too many receivers so Stokley's agreement to go to Washington is off. That's totally permissible. Right now, teams and players are only agreeing to terms. They can't sign contracts until Friday so remember that. Nothing is set in stone.

To say you need a scorecard to keep track of NFL free agency is neither overstatement nor metaphor so we assembled one to help you keep track of Seahawks transactions:

COMING
 
GOING
FORMER TEAMPOS PLAYER   FUTURE TEAM POS PLAYER
vik-mark-1-cl.gif Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson | Story   titan-mark-1-cl.gif Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck | Story
rai-mark-1-cl.gif Raiders OL Robert Gallery | Story   pan-mark-1-cl.gif Panthers K Olindo Mare | Story
vik-mark-1-cl.gif Vikings WR Sidney Rice | Story   sai-mark-1-cl.gif Saints LB Will Herring | Story
RETURNING
 
SEATTLE'S FREE AGENTS
FORMER TEAMPOS PLAYER     POS PLAYER
sea-mark-1-cl.gif Re-signed LB Matt McCoy | Story   S Jordan Babineaux DL Raheem Brock
          DL Amon Gordon LB Leroy Hill
          CB Kelly Jennnings OT Sean Locklear
          QB J.P. Losman WR Ruvell Martin
          DL Brandon Mebane S Lawyer Milloy
          OL Chester Pitts OL Tyler Polumbus*
*Restricted
          DL Jay Richardson FB Michael Robinson
          DL Junior Siavii C Chris Spencer
          DT Craig Terrill OL Ray Willis

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