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10-6, 2nd in NFC West

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Mychal Kendricks' one-year deal with the Seahawks includes no signing bonus and no guaranteed money. It has a base value of $4.5 million and a max value of $5.5 million. The breakdown: $2 million salary; $250,000 reporting bonus for training camp; $250,000 roster bonus for Week 1; $2 million in per-game active roster bonuses ($125,000 apiece). There's an additional $1 million available in incentives tied to playing time and sacks. With Kendricks scheduled to be sentenced in April on insider trading charges, the Seahawks are heavily protected in the event that his availability for next season is impacted by his legal situation.

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Max Unger's surprise retirement over the weekend invites a look back at the Seahawks' ill-fated 2015 decision to send him to New Orleans in the Jimmy Graham trade. Unger had just finished his age-28 season with two Pro Bowls and a First-Team All-Pro selection on his resume. But the Seahawks thought his best days were behind him after injuries had sidelined him for three games in 2013 and 10 games in 2014. Unger missed only one game over four years in New Orleans, earned an extension and made it back to the Pro Bowl after last season. That trade tends to be defined in most observers' eyes by Graham's up-and-down tenure in Seattle, but the Unger aspect of the move proved to be one of the bigger personnel miscalculations of the John Schneider-Pete Carroll era.

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The Seahawks will host receiver Jordy Nelson on a free-agent visit Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As Shefter noted, GM John Schneider has long had an affinity for Nelson having been in the Packers' front office when they drafted him in 2008. The Seahawks were interested in Nelson last year before he signed with the Raiders, who released him last week. Nelson's numbers in Oakland -- 63 catches, 739 yards, three touchdowns in 15 games -- suggest he still has something left as he approaches his 34th birthday in May. Receiver figured to be an area of interest for the Seahawks with Doug Baldwin coming off two surgeries. Nelson is 6-3, 217 pounds and Seattle has no proven receiving options with that type of size other than Jaron Brown, whose spot on the roster does not seem assured. Brown is set to make a non-guaranteed $2.75 million in salary next season. Signing Nelson wouldn't affect Seattle's compensatory pick formula because he was released. Per Schefter, the other teams interested in Nelson include the Patriots, Chiefs, Titans and Raiders.

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More from K.J. Wright on Sports Radio KJR: He said he was so stressed before re-signing with Seattle that he had trouble eating and sleeping. He deleted Twitter and Instagram to avoid free-agency news that would have added to his stress. He had "a few offers" but figured it didn't make sense to switch schemes and move "across the country" knowing that would mean uprooting his family and being apart while they made their way to a new city. "I want to put my kids to bed every night," he said. Wright initially wasn't optimistic about returning to the Seahawks knowing that players they let reach free agency usually aren't back. He thought "I'm toast" when he got word that Seattle was re-signing Mychal Kendricks, who also plays weak-side linebacker. Wright said Seattle's coaches will need to be creative to find a way to get him, Bobby Wagner and Kendricks on the field together. It doesn't sound like that will entail Wright moving over to the strong side, where Barkevious Mingo plays. Wright will be 31 when his two-year contract expires, by which point he'll have played 10 NFL seasons. "I always said, when I get to 10, I'm going to evaluate life," he said. "I'm going to see where I'm at, see if I still love football, see if my body is feeling alright and I'll go from there, so it's up in the air. I'm not sure."

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D.J. Fluker's two-year deal with the Seahawks has a base value of $6 million, a max value of $9 million and a $1 million signing bonus, which is the only money guaranteed at signing. Base salaries: $850,000 for 2019 and $2 million for 2020. Roster bonuses: $150,000 for Week 1 of 2019, $1 million in 46-man per-game bonuses each season. Playing-time incentives: up to $1.5 million each season. With Fluker missing six games last year, his new contract gives the Seahawks plenty of protections if his health is an issue again.

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K.J. Wright told Sports Radio 950 KJR that his two-year, $15 million deal with the Seahawks includes a guaranteed $8 million for 2019. That consists of a $5 million signing bonus, a $1.5 million salary and a $1.5 million roster bonus. It wasn't clear if the roster-bonus money is a one-time payment, if it's tied to Wright being active on game days or if it's a combination of the two. The remaining $7 million for 2020 isn't guaranteed, so Wright knows there's no assurance the Seahawks will keep him beyond 2019. "If I can get to the second year, that'd be big," he told Cliff Avril and Jason Puckett.

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The Seahawks got a free-agent visit Thursday from defensive tackle Caraun Reid, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The 27-year-old Reid (6-2, 305) has spent time with the Lions, Chargers, Redskins, Colts and most recently the Cowboys since entering the league as a fifth-round pick out of Princeton in 2015. His 2018 season in Dallas included one start in 10 games, 185 defensive snaps (per Pro Football Reference), a half sack and three QB hits. Shamar Stephen's departure left Seattle with an opening at defensive tackle. The players Seattle has under contract at that position: Jarran Reed, Quinton Jefferson, Jamie Meder and Poona Ford. Branden Jackson has played some defensive tackle but more often at end. Pete Carroll said at season's end that Seattle is moving Nazair Jones to the five-technique end position after he played inside his first two seasons.

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Another thought on K.J. Wright: he and Bobby Wagner are very close. You knew from Wagner's public comments that with his own contract up after 2019, he was going to be paying close attention to how the Seahawks handled Wright's situation. Here's what Wagner said about Wright in August: "You definitely have to appreciate guys like K.J. because he's been here, he hasn't missed a practice, he's been available and he's letting that play out. But there's also a side to that. If you don't get the deal done, you give a guy like that an opportunity to walk away. So it's like, as a team, you have to figure out what you want to do and who do you want to pay? That comes from the guys upstairs, but when you have certain situations where you've got guys that hold out but then you've got guys that stay and do all the right things and is a leader in the room, is a guy that everybody looks up to, you can't let a guy like that walk away. For me, if you let a guy like that walk away, it would be telling."

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Seattle Seahawks solidified their offensive line Thursday by adding Mike Iupati and re-signing D.J. Fluker, according to multiple reports.

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The Seahawks were not in play to re-sign Earl Thomas, according to a source close to the situation. That should not be much of a surprise given the size of the deal Thomas got from Baltimore, which includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing, and how all signs pointed to both sides having moved on. However, as strained as the relationship between Thomas and the Seahawks became over the last year, the source said the two sides parted on good terms. As for Thomas' market, the source said unequivocally that the Browns were never even in the conversation, contrary to reports.

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Source: Kendricks back to Seattle on 1-year deal

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is returning to the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal worth a maximum value of $5.5 million, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Tendering tackle George Fant as a restricted free agent was a logical move by the Seahawks. The only question was which level of tender it would be. The original-round tender would have been cheaper than the second-round tender he received -- $2.025 million compared to $3.095 million -- but it wouldn't have put the Seahawks in position to receive any compensation if another team signed Fant to an offer sheet that Seattle declined to match. That's because Fant was undrafted. Given that he's only 26 years old and has starting experience at both tackle spots, he likely would have had a market on the original-round tender. According to ESPN charting, 206 of Fant's 346 offensive snaps last season came as a tight end. The Seahawks used him as an extra blocker in heavy packages, a valuable role in their run-heavy offense. At the very least, Fant gives the Seahawks an experienced backup and an option to replace Germain Ifedi on the right side if they don't keep Ifedi beyond 2019. Seattle will give Fant a chance to compete for that job in the meantime.

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The Seahawks have given offensive tackle George Fant a second-round tender as a restricted free agent, according to the NFL's transaction wire. What it means: Fant stands to make $3.095 million in 2019 and the Seahawks would receive another team's second-round pick if that team signed Fant to an offer sheet that Seattle declined to match. As reported earlier, the Seahawks also gave defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson an original-round (fifth) RFA tender. They did not tender their other RFA, fullback Tre Madden. He becomes an unrestricted free agent as do the three players Seattle declined to tender as exclusive-rights free agents: defensive end Ricky Ali'ifua and defensive backs T.J. Mutcherson and T.J. Green.

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The full details of cornerback Akeem King's one-year deal with the Seahawks, according to a source: $750,000 base salary, $400,000 signing bonus, $250,000 in per-game active roster bonuses and up to $650,000 in incentives tied to playing time and interceptions. So as reported earlier, it's a $1.4 million base value with a max value of $2.05 million.

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The Seahawks are giving defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson an original-round tender as a restricted free agent, a source confirms to ESPN. That means he stands to make $2.025 million in 2019 after making $630,000 last year. If another team signs him to an offer sheet that the Seahawks decline to match, they'd get a fifth-round pick from that team. Jefferson, a fifth-round pick in 2016, started 12 games for Seattle last season, played in all 16 and produced three sacks. He plays inside and outside. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network first reported the tender for Jefferson.

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Ravens to sign S Earl Thomas, RB Mark Ingram

Six-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas intends to sign a four-year, $55 million contract with the Ravens, and former Saints running back Mark Ingram plans to sign a three-year deal with Baltimore, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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After losing six of their own players to start free agency, the Seahawks are finally on the board with ESPN's Dianna Russini and Field Yates reporting that Seattle is signing kicker Jason Myers. He was with the Seahawks last offseason before they waived him in favor of keeping Sebastian Janikowski instead. Janikowski had an up-and-down season in Seattle while Myers made the Pro Bowl with the Jets. While that was certainly a regrettable decision based on the results, the Seahawks pretty much made their bed once they guaranteed $600,000 of Janikowski's $2.015 million contract. A year later, they're bringing back Myers in the hopes that he can give them the stability and reliability they haven't had at kicker since Stephen Hauschka left in 2017.

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While it was widely expected, Earl Thomas' departure does leave a significant hole in the Seahawks' secondary. Every indication from Pete Carroll has been that the team remains high on 2017 draft picks Tedric Thompson (a free safety) and Delano Hill (strong). Thompson took over when Thomas went down last season and then Hill played well while Thompson was injured later in the year, so much so that the Seahawks may have stuck with Hill in the starting lineup had he not gotten hurt himself. The safeties remaining on the free-agent market include Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Tre Boston and Jimmie Ward, so there are some notable veteran options if the Seahawks wish to go that route. Bradley McDougald's ability to play either position -- strong or free -- means Seattle doesn't have to look for one specific safety type.

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Earl Thomas brings playmaking ability, range and toughness to one of the NFL's most physical secondaries. Smart move by the Ravens to add the veteran safety.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.327th
Rushing Yards160.01st
Points For26.8Tied-6th
Points Against21.711th