Free Agency 2014 (3/16)

Good afternoon everyone, we have just two quick news items for you so far today.  First off, Henry Melton has left Seattle without a contract and is headed to Dallas.  That doesn't mean he won't still sign with the Seahawks, but it does seem to indicate that he wasn't wowed by their contract offer.  I doubt the cap-strapped Cowboys are going to be able to offer him much more than the Hawks did.

Also, Walter Thurmond just signed a 1 year, $3.5M contract with the Giants.  Without him, Jeremy Lane would appear to be the most likely candidate on the roster to step in to the nickel back role, but I would expect to see some heavy competition for that job in training camp.  Nickel back, starting Leo DE, and nickel rush DT are the only real question marks on the defense, and all of them have potential answers already on the roster.  Schneider rocks so goddamn hard.

More updates will be added as they come in — if they come in.  Free agency news has slowed to a crawl.


UPDATE (6:02): According to's Ian Rapaport, Jared Allen made a trip to Seattle today to visit with the team.  It's also apparently the only free agent visit he's had to date, which would indicate that the market for his services is pretty weak.  He may have to end up choosing between accepting a lowball offer from the Seahawks or retiring.