Before Draft, Seattle Seahawks Face Free Agency; What Will They Do?

February 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seahawks’ coaching staff is settled in, they have already been to the Senior Bowl and back, and the Combine is coming up in about 10 days, so naturally everyone wants to talk about what they are going to do in the April draft, where they hold the sixth, 14th, and 40th picks. 
But first things first. Before the draft comes free agency. And it will be quite a bit different this year than it has been since the advent of the open player market in 1993.
The owners and union are so far away from an agreement on a new CBA that it’s a virtual certainty that the 2010 league year, which begins March 5, will be the first without a salary cap since 1993.
Before anyone gets too excited about how the Seahawks will be spending tons of Paul Allen’s money to completely revamp their team, it’s important to understand that teams will have more ways than ever to retain players, which means the quality of free agents will be even more diluted than it has been in recent years.
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