Per ESPN's Mike Sando, the Seahawks have extended a $1.26 million tender to their young kicker Steven Hauschka, and that gives them right of first refusal. Haucshka was picked up during the final waivers period of last season, when he was cut by the Broncos. At the time, the Seahawks had been going with former 49ers and Steelers kicker Jeff Reed, but dropped him when Haucshka become available. He hit 25 of 30 field goal attempts in 2011.
Seahawks have three: NFL Players Association records show Seattle extending a $1.26 million tender to kicker Steven Hauschka, allowing Seattle the right of first refusal. Guard Mike Gibson and cornerback Roy Lewis are the team's other RFAs. Lewis' agent said he has not yet received word from the team, which has until Tuesday to make RFA offers.
Roy Lewis and Mike Gibson are solid depth but with the Seahawks likely looking to get younger everywhere in their lineup, fringe players like them are likely roster casualties. Seattle has nice depth at guard with Lemuel Jeanpierre backing up Robert Gallery and John Moffitt, and with the Breno Giacomini signing for right tackle, some believe first round pick James Carpenter could play guard as well going forward.
Lewis faces stiff competition from up and comers in Ron Parker, Byron Maxwell, and Jeron Johnson, and may be the odd man out when it comes to the Seahawks secondary.
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