2011 NFL Free Agency: Clinton Portis To Visit Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have been active in free agency this year. Get caught up with all the moves in this StoryStream.

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Aaron Curry Six-Year Deal Restructed To Four Years, Free Agent After 2012

Linebacker Aaron Curry of the Seattle Seahawks has been considered a bit of disappointment relative to the value of his contract. Then again it's hard to meet expectations as a top five pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Curry's stats (average of 60 to 70 tackles, two to three sacks a year) are pretty good, but they apparently could and should be better. 

So, Curry's contract has been shortened to ensure he increases his production. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Curry's deal has been restructed from six years to four, and that he'll be a free agent upon the conclusion of the 2012 season. More importantly, guaranteed money from 2012 has been dropped--over $5 million--meaning that Curry could be cut after the 2011 season if the Seahawks aren't satisfied with his production. Seattle's general manager John Schneider seems committed to try and undo the huge contracts his predecessor Tim Ruskell hands out.

To discuss the Curry situation with Seahawks fans, go to Field Gulls.

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2011 NFL Free Agents: Seahawks Confirm They've Signed Zach Miller

This Zach Miller story went one way, then the other way, then back another way, until finally it seems to end up this way. Don't you love rumor mills?

The latest story (and hopefully final story) is that the "Miller going back to Oakland" stories from this morning aren't quite correct. Adam Schefter tweeted that John Clayton and Mike Sando (talk about ESPN synergy!) are reporting that the Seattle Seahawks did indeed beat out the Oakland Raiders for Miller's services, and he will sign with them later today.

Miller is a perfect West Coast offense tight end and should fit in perfectly to the system Seattle runs. He can be put in optimal spots, make plenty of the necessary catches and should provide the Seahawks with another important offensive weapon they lacked last year.  Now if they could just get a quarterback that could get Miller the ball, they'd be set!

(Easier said than done.)

UPDATE: The Seahawks confirmed they've signed Miller. The deal is reported at 5 years, $34 million, with $17 million guaranteed.

For more on Seahawks free agency, check out Field Gulls.

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2011 NFL Free Agency: Matt Hasselbeck Not Coming Back To Seattle Seahawks, According To Multiple Reports

A torrent of reports have come flooding in indicating Matt Hasselbeck will not be back with Seattle. Charles Robinson floated a report in an off-hand way a short time ago, but it now appears Hasselbeck's time with the Seahawks is officially done. The Seahawks were steadfast in limiting any offer to Hasselbeck to a one-year contract, and have back off significantly since March, the last time the two sides negotiated, according to a report.

Seattle Times Seahawks reporter Danny O'Neil took a firm stance on Hasselbeck just moments ago, tweeting that he's filed a story on Hasselbeck not coming back to Seattle.

Filed to The Seattle Times: Matt Hasselbeck will not re-sign with the Seattle #Seahawks.

In addition to O'Neil's report, 950 KJR personality Dave "Softy" Mahler tweeted the Seahawks and Hasselbeck have not spoken since March.

Source tells me Hawks and Hasselbeck haven't spoken since March. Hawks only willing to offer 1 year deal.

This is about as firm a word as we're going to get on Hasselbeck, and it seems he'll end up in one of the rumored destinations that have popped up on Tuesday morning. The Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins are all reportedly in the mix with the Seahawks now out of the picture.

Seattle has options moving forward and has been linked to a variety of quarterbacks available via a trade or free agency. Tarvaris Jackson's name keeps coming up, as has Kevin Kolb's and Carson Palmer's. But the situation remains fluid, and nothing firm has been reported as of Tuesday afternoon.

For the latest on free agency, including players to watch and Seahawks transactions, stay with this StoryStream. For full coverage of the Seahawks free agency moves, head over to Field Gulls.

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NFL Free Agents 2011: Unrestricted Free Agent List For Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have a serious list of undrafted free agents to deal with as the 2011 free agency period opens. It's both a gift and a curse for the Seahawks, who will have money to spend in free agency, but also have a significant number of holes to fill at all-important positions. Among the free agents, Matt Hasselbeck immediately jumps off the page, along with numerous other key contributors from the 2010 team. Free agency is going to be a bumpy ride, and handling the unrestricted free agents will be a big role of the shortened period.

ESPN has compiled a list of all unrestricted free agents, broken down by team. For the Seahawks, the list is lengthy, and doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the current roster of players under contract. Nevertheless, this is the starting point for the Seahawks as the no-holds-barred free agency period begins.

Player Position Accrued Seasons
Milloy, Lawyer S 15
Mare, Olindo P/K 14
Hasselbeck, Matt QB 12
Stokley, Brandon WR 12
Brock, Raheem DE 9
Pitts, Chester OL 9
Babineaux, Jordan S 7
Locklear, Sean OL 7
Terrill, Craig DT 7
Hill, Leroy LB 6
Losman, J.P. QB 6
McCoy, Matt LB 6
Spencer, Chris OL 6
Willis, Ray OL 6
Gordon, Amon DT 5
Jennings, Kelly CB 5
Martin, Ruvell WR 5
Robinson, Michael RB 5
Herring, Will LB 4
Mebane, Brandon DT 4
Richardson, Jay DE 4
Siavii, Junior DT 4

 

Teams can begin to negotiate with free agents on Tuesday, if the tentative free agency schedule is correct. On Friday, teams can begin to submit transactions and contracts to the league.

For the latest on free agency, including players to watch and Seahawks transactions, stay with this StoryStream. For full coverage of the Seahawks free agency moves, head over to Field Gulls.

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