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Michael Bennett agrees to terms with Seahawks (yes, Seahawks)

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The rich keep on gettin’ richer.

Defensive end Michael Bennett, who visited the Dolphins on Thursday, has agreed to terms on a one-year, $5 million contract with the Seahawks.

Yes, the Seahawks.

Bennett started his career with the Buccaneers.  He was believed to be one of the hottest pass-rushing commodities in free agency.

His deal strikes another blow to a worse-than-expected market for pass rushers.  With young guys at the top of class not getting huge money, the veterans have no chance.

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142 Responses to “Michael Bennett agrees to terms with Seahawks (yes, Seahawks)”
  1. mnrube23 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:32 PM

    he didnt play for the vikings what are the seachickens thinking?

  2. towniesman says: Mar 14, 2013 7:32 PM

    Isn’t there a salary cap in the NFL or is pete carroll at it again

  3. leagueobservr says: Mar 14, 2013 7:34 PM

    …and the NFC_West arms race continues…

  4. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Zero. Superbowls.

    Want to see how it looks in person? Come to Redskins Park…we have THREE to show you.

  5. ncm42 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Avril AND Bennett? Wow.

  6. flavordave says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Bennett has the stain of Buc upon him. A stain that will infect the Seahawks as they prepare for Chip Kellys world domination tour 2013. And there is simply nothing that anyone can do about this.

  7. 808raiderinparadise says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Freeney … and the rest the market value has gone…

    now they need ot take a pay cut and sign a small 1-yr deal with a bad team where they can start/play and try to have a big yr to get a big contract next FA period.

  8. anicra says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    “Bennett started his career with the Buccaneers.”
    No he was a Seahawk first and then was cut by Mora

  9. bucrightoff says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Holy crap, enough already!

  10. bobonmycob says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    Seahawks… Dream Team 2.0

  11. bigbaldpapahawk says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    The image provided is awesome.

    Go Hawks.

  12. lionsdraftguy says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    Well at least he didnt go to the classless 49ers.

  13. themagicman1223 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    It seems like alot of free agents want to come to Seattle in the wake of Russell Wilson.

  14. granadafan says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    You might say they’re gathering a sort of “dream team” up in Seattle.

  15. phillyphever says: Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    Eagles never got that message about pass rushers, consider how much they overpaid Barwin.

  16. zpizzo says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    the seahawks better win now because they will be in the lowest depths of cap hell in coming years

  17. mnomalley says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    Bennett Avril Harvin.. very aggressive free agency for Seattle kind of scary sounding

  18. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    Dream team? LOL?

  19. joegussay says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    Keep it up. Now we have 4 solid pass rushers including Clemons

  20. kerryc21realty says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    Amazing how all these teams can spend so much money, yet the league just destroys the redskins, something isn’t right…

  21. cmonelisha says: Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM

    seriously? the seahawks are on a warpath for the superbowl..theyre just scooping up everyone

  22. hawkfan72 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    Bennett actually started his career in Seattle. He was released by Tim Ruskell even though he showed great promise as a pass rusher.

    Glad he came back, he never should have been let go.

  23. jdubb84 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    Holy crap Seattle is getting loaded. To people complaining about salary cap 70% of Seattle is a bunch of 5th-7th rounders we got for cheap. Lol

  24. themagicman1223 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    @towniesman If you think Carroll was the only one paying his players in college then you clearly are an idiot.

  25. bigfat12thman says: Mar 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    Now we just draft OG, DT, OG, DT, OG, DT, OG, DT and let the 8 rookies battle over the one or two available roster spots…My god we are stacked! Going to be an amazing 2013, then it’ll get tough deciding who to keep and watching others walk away.

  26. seattlelgt says: Mar 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    The Hawks have been aggressive this offseason on both offense and defense so far. Can’t wait to see what the draft brings. Go Hawks!

  27. finsphan says: Mar 14, 2013 7:40 PM

    Next seahawk signing, v. Young, complete the dream team lol. Eagles v2.

  28. acromartieismydad says: Mar 14, 2013 7:41 PM

    towniesman says:

    Isn’t there a salary cap in the NFL or is pete carroll at it again.
    ——
    Here we go, Slimeball Pete is cheating, that is the only explanation. It couldnt be that they are just a very smart front office making moves that fill specific needs. They are within the cap and know exactly what they are doing, simmer down.

  29. eastcoastninerfan says: Mar 14, 2013 7:41 PM

    No comment. But respect/fear is being generated in the great northwest.

  30. uschawk says: Mar 14, 2013 7:42 PM

    Bang biscuit!!!

  31. djjerrynice says: Mar 14, 2013 7:42 PM

    This is amazing. I am thoroughly shocked at how amazing all of this is. Good night NFL, you belong to Seattle.

  32. eoneil32 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:42 PM

    Wow! Avril and Bennett and Irvin and whoever else

  33. chrismatthewsucks says: Mar 14, 2013 7:42 PM

    the rest of the nfl is scared.

  34. trollhammer20 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:43 PM

    This Seahawk fan wants to pull an Eric Cartman and climb into my freezer until September.

  35. source7769 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:43 PM

    that means freeney will sign with denver for 3 million

  36. seattlecvd says: Mar 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    RE: Isn’t there a salary cap in the NFL or is pete carroll at it again
    ______________________

    It helps when you only pay your starting QB about $700,000 per year. Free up ALOT of cap space that way.

  37. xpensivewinos says: Mar 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    Now this is starting to resemble Jeff Ireland’s work……

  38. hater7246 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    Maybe they thought they were getting Michael Bennett the running back.

  39. richiedean says: Mar 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    Did you say, the Seahawks?!

  40. jaggedmark says: Mar 14, 2013 7:44 PM

    Seattle trying to corner the market on pass rushers? Who’s next, Osi Umenyiora?

  41. hendeeze says: Mar 14, 2013 7:45 PM

    With the rash of DE signings it doesn’t look like a vote of confidence for Bruce Irvin

  42. nfl4days says: Mar 14, 2013 7:47 PM

    The Seahawks are heading into next season guns blazing. Anything less than a SuperBowl will be met with great backlash. They got a taste and realize what they have. SF and Seattle are gonna get scary good because these guys should all reach their prime around the same time. The Niners and Seahawks look like the NFCs Pittsburg and Baltimore.

  43. somekat says: Mar 14, 2013 7:47 PM

    Seems like a bad deal for Bennett. A 1 year prove it deal, then he hits the market again, after playing on a stacked defense, that even if he plays well it’s going to be hard to put up individual numbers, because everyone else makes plays too

  44. n0hopeleft says: Mar 14, 2013 7:47 PM

    Forty Whiners are scared. What happens when they come crashing back to earth? It will be the refs fault as usual.

  45. goodluckking says: Mar 14, 2013 7:48 PM

    Bennet couln’t get more than $5MM for one year?

  46. trippymane says: Mar 14, 2013 7:48 PM

    So we dump injury prone Jason Jones for michael Bennett ? AWESOME!

  47. wludford says: Mar 14, 2013 7:49 PM

    Looks like Seattle sees its window as now. After this year they’ll start the slow death of salary-cap hell as the rookie deals start to fall off and these new deals start to take bigger cap hits.

  48. seahawkharden says: Mar 14, 2013 7:49 PM

    He was originally an undrafted free agent the Seahawks had in 2009. In another classic Mora/Ruskell move, they cut him early in the season.

  49. rcknrog11 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:49 PM

    Whiners be whiners, Seachicken this, salary cap that.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  50. snoqualmieterry says: Mar 14, 2013 7:50 PM

    Pass rusher is what the Hawks needed. If Clemons comes back we will have Clemons, Bennett, Irvin, and Avril, wow, what an improvement.

  51. scottbailey2013 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:50 PM

    Wow, the rich are getting richer.

  52. hawkswa says: Mar 14, 2013 7:50 PM

    Can’t wait for the season to get here… Go hawks!

  53. billybatty says: Mar 14, 2013 7:52 PM

    Ok, I’m getting mixed up here. Are the hawks dream team 2.0 and the 49rs 3.0, or the other way around.

  54. source7769 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:52 PM

    wilson may make 700k but they got flynns contract on there too , 49ers got rid of their cap eating backup qb as their starting qb makes 480k a yr

  55. firefighter372 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:53 PM

    ya baby keep it up hawks .. and ya there is a cap but the hawks have 16million to play with

  56. btg1911 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:53 PM

    Looks like good moves, but no team that has gone bonkers in March has ever done anything the following season. Chemistry matters in the NFL, and putting a lot of highly paid new faces in a lockers room automatically alters it.

  57. leggett17 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    It’s still a crappy, insecure city filled with dumb ass hippies. But hey congrats seachickens.

  58. jetsncoleslaw says: Mar 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    Why is Mike Goodson to the Jets not front page story?….ughhhh nevermind

  59. skins21 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:55 PM

    Dream team

  60. asyoulay69 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:56 PM

    Bravo Seahawks Nation. Fuhrer Pete Carroll does it again. The Seattle Fiefdom is becoming very intriguing.

  61. threefeetaway says: Mar 14, 2013 7:56 PM

    Checkmate

  62. canetic says: Mar 14, 2013 7:57 PM

    Just more lipstick on the Seattle pigs

  63. floriohatesthebengals says: Mar 14, 2013 7:58 PM

    you also have to realize they don’t have a 1st round pick. see you later Matt Flynn

  64. uschawk says: Mar 14, 2013 7:58 PM

    They’ve signed 3 players. Not 10. Two of them on 1 and 2 year deals I don’t think that will mess up the chemistry on this team.

  65. scottbailey2013 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:59 PM

    These are not highly paid new faces. These are small contracts so back off and stop whining. I take it your team is the Browns?

  66. bsplaincs says: Mar 14, 2013 8:02 PM

    So a lot of you are wondering How They can afford all of this…..Simple: Russell W. is getting paid next to nothing cap wise….unlike the Super Bowl Champs Paying One Guy 20 freaking million bucks!!!!

  67. pdway says: Mar 14, 2013 8:02 PM

    damn. this is pretty much uncharted territory for us hawks fans. we have never particularly been a chosen destination for free agents. and yeah, it’s a little bit exciting.

    these things go in cycles. next year it will be some other team. and yes, we know we’ve yet to win a title. but let us enjoy this for just a little bit.

  68. nineroutsider says: Mar 14, 2013 8:03 PM

    Damn Richers! Good for the Hawks though, iron sharpens iron as the saying goes. Both of these teams (9ers/Hawks) are going to be very sharp it appears!

    Give the Hawks credit; they are making great moves. The 9ers like to bottom feed in free agency so don’t expect an “answer” to this anytime soon from the 9ers. All questions will be answered starting in September.

  69. seahawksteven777 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:03 PM

    zpizzo says:
    Mar 14, 2013 7:37 PM
    the seahawks better win now because they will be in the lowest depths of cap hell in coming years
    >>>>

    Uneducated comment. These ‘prove it’ deals work in favor for Seattle and it ensures they can pay Wilson, Thomas, Sherman, and whoever else down the line.

    What Seattle is doing is smart and calculated.

  70. desertviking64 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:03 PM

    High priced new guys will piss old players off.

  71. hawkfan72 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:03 PM

    hendeeze says:

    With the rash of DE signings it doesn’t look like a vote of confidence for Bruce Irvin

    —————————————————-

    Avril was brought in as likely insurance for Clemons (same size, weight, and speed). Bennett is a replacement for Jason Jones and will likely play DT like Jones did.

    They haven’t brought anyone in to challenge for Irvin’s spot.

  72. denversmashesyourface says: Mar 14, 2013 8:04 PM

    Denver is only other team getting better. Pick up Freeny and we have top 2 defense. No freak 70 yard bomb this season. Broncos to the big game.

  73. vicnocal says: Mar 14, 2013 8:07 PM

    This is what happens when your owner is Paul Allen and your QB is going to be making minimum wage for the next 2 years.

  74. hawkfan72 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:08 PM

    desertviking64 says:

    High priced new guys will piss old players off.

    ————————————–

    1 year, $5 million is a high priced new guy?

  75. abcdjcrews says: Mar 14, 2013 8:09 PM

    leggett17 says:Mar 14, 2013 7:54 PM

    It’s still a crappy, insecure city filled with dumb ass hippies. But hey congrats seachickens.

    _____________________________

    Says the 7-11 night manager from Jacksonville.

  76. sharks123 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:10 PM

    lionsdraftguy says:Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM

    Well at least he didnt go to the classless 49ers.

    Cause Pete Carroll is full of it right, class I mean.

  77. ripster65 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:11 PM

    Keep chirpin’ seabirds, seagulls, whatever you are! You’ve never accomplished anything in your whole history and until you do, you’re nothing.

  78. duncanthecat says: Mar 14, 2013 8:12 PM

    Don’t know why everyone is including Clemons who cracked his knee thanks to Dan Snyder. Recent signings are necessary to have any pass rush. Irvin was no where in the Championship game.

    If Seattle is counting on Irvin and Avril to hold up against the run they have another thing coming. third and medium yardage will become running plays with these two on the field.

    Bennett is a good signing even if for one year.

  79. seals1 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:14 PM

    As a Vikings I fan I have to start with get bent Percy you spoiled kid. That being said bravo Seahawks organization. It does look fun out yonder and if I was a fan I’d be happy. Remember all balloons have an elasticity it can come back from.

  80. ballhawkin says: Mar 14, 2013 8:16 PM

    Russell Wilson’s base salary for 2012 was 390K. He also just received a NFL rookie pool performance bonus of 222K. This pool is a new incentive by the league for rookies since the new CBA strictly limits their compensation for 3 years. Any of you who think that the Seahawks or Pete had anything to do with the new rookie salary structure have been living under a rock.

    One more thing. Russell’s performance on the field has been rewarded with over 10 times his salary in endorsement cash. He’s doing just fine and he deserves every dollar.

    GO HAWKS!

  81. nineroutsider says: Mar 14, 2013 8:17 PM

    Seattle fans – notice all the hate? Wear it as a badge of honor – all winners are hated on this site. They’ll attack your city, your head coach, your city/state’s politics, your player’s mommas!

    Inter-divisional hate is expected, but expect a lot more side busters on all of your threads offering their worthless 2 cents. If you respond to it you are only feeding the trolls and keeping them healthy.

  82. dome7786 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:26 PM

    Hey seahawks bashing turds look at the years of both Avril and Bennett’s contracts. The seahawks are paying them hardly anything for 2 and 1 years. After that they will pay Sherman, Wilson and the rest of the young gang while drafting grat along the way. These were great short term deals for the hawks there will be no long term overpaid free agent (redskin) mistakes.

  83. roughrider206 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:28 PM

    leggett17 why you talkin smack about Seattle for no reason. My 18 year old ass isn’t a hippie just like a bunch of dudes in Seattle. You’re just butt hurt that the Jaguars suck. We’re not talkin smack about your city so get out of here punk. I don’t know who you’re talkin to

  84. bobhk says: Mar 14, 2013 8:29 PM

    canetic says:
    Mar 14, 2013 7:57 PM
    Just more lipstick on the Seattle pigs
    ————–
    Funny :)

  85. beastmode5150 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:31 PM

    Hey desert Viking, what old players? 2nd youngest team in NFL with a 500k pro bowl QB

  86. laxcoach37 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:34 PM

    I am not a Seahawks Fan (but I don’t dislike them either). The same nasty crap is going on in every Dolphins, Browns, Colts postings. Yes, Teams that were financially responsible are now reaping the benefits and on a spending spree. Tons a jealous haters out there. You don’t have to even be nice (granted being anonymous gives most of you guts), but at least try and present yourselves as somewhat knowledgeable. Good Signing Seattle.

  87. thefox61 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:34 PM

    WOW!

  88. MasMacho says: Mar 14, 2013 8:35 PM

    Bring the hate. Nobody in Seattle gives a damn.

  89. zenrooster says: Mar 14, 2013 8:35 PM

    Can never have too many DEs with a kickass secondary. Can’t wait.

    Go Hawks!

  90. raiderapologist says: Mar 14, 2013 8:35 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM

    Zero. Superbowls.

    Want to see how it looks in person? Come to Redskins Park…we have THREE to show you.
    ————
    Yeah, but those are all in black and white. The ones they pass out these days are in full color.

  91. d0minate says: Mar 14, 2013 8:36 PM

    @nineroutsider

    Much respect

    – go hawks

  92. praetorian12 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:36 PM

    Seahawks are looking to win now, and aren’t signing any deals that will kill them later.

    Jealous, much?

  93. bert1913 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:41 PM

    i love sports hate. nobody here hates the cardinals or bill’s so the seahawks must be doing something right.

    all the hawks need now is a olb and a 3rd corner to cover opponents slot receiver.

  94. chawk12thman says: Mar 14, 2013 8:45 PM

    To all the 49r Fans: Can’t wait to play you guys 3 times next year. It is going to be a blast. Best of Luck. I pick one of us to be in the SB and be a favorite to win it all.

    To the rest of the NFL Fans: The Seahawks have been doing everything they can to improve to be a competitive, elite, consistent Team. No matter what you say about the past 35 years, the next few are going to reguire your team to play your best to have a chance to win. Again, Best of Luck.

    Go Hawks!

  95. olympiacham says: Mar 14, 2013 8:46 PM

    Thrift shop gold. Seriously: LaRon Landry got a 4-yr, $24M deal. Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett got 3 yrs and $20M COMBINED

  96. rawkabilly12 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:46 PM

    These are the results of drafting well. The Seahawks can afford to take gambles with picks due to their depth, and by having a young group of starters, they can afford to splurge on short-term contracts that will be up when the likes of Sherm, BB, Russ, etc come up. Schneider has this team dialed in. The ‘Skins are in the trouble they are because they have a weak front-office, and owner.

  97. boyshole25 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:47 PM

    Seahawks and skins got it right with their qbs. Cam who?

  98. dbara43 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:48 PM

    Face it NFL, the rest of you are going to be our b*tches. We’re going to bloody your nose, steal you lunch money and take your girlfriend to the prom for the next half-decade.

    Get used to it.

  99. snaxdsp says: Mar 14, 2013 8:49 PM

    Team is still a joke. I’ll bet anyone Wilson gets RGIIId this year. Lmao

  100. hawkyeah says: Mar 14, 2013 8:51 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Mar 14, 2013 7:35 PM
    Zero. Superbowls.

    Want to see how it looks in person? Come to Redskins Park…we have THREE to show you.

    ___________________________________
    Sure, that sounds like fun. I didn’t get the chance to see them last time I was there because I was too busy cheering on my Hawks as they beat your mighty Skins.

  101. oreo51 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:53 PM

    These guys must be coming for the the legal marijuana. They come out to Seattle light up a joint with Pete Carroll and that’s it. They sign before the smoke clears for less than they are worth.

  102. flik44 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:02 PM

    Keep chasing that tail in circles, Pete… Harbaugh owns you and always will.

  103. 49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 14, 2013 9:06 PM

    As a 49ers fan by default I can’t stand the Seachickens but them getting better only ups the competitive ante for Harbaugh and company which is creating an amazing rivalry! Good stuff.

  104. siggtacular says: Mar 14, 2013 9:11 PM

    Ravens have two super bowls.. sucks to be a browns fan with zero

  105. beachsidejames says: Mar 14, 2013 9:15 PM

    If he gets hurt that one yr contract will not have been a good idea

  106. mikeinfected says: Mar 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    oh man there are a LOT of Seahawks fans here these days.

    Reminds me of the time when all The Eagles fans were here….saying much the same thing.

  107. megastaff1975 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:17 PM

    NOOOO!!!!!! He could’ve gotten more if he actually went to Detroit like he was suppose to!!!

  108. norcalmafia says: Mar 14, 2013 9:23 PM

    Seacluck fans are clueless I remember last season this time these morons were telling us Niner fans to watch out blah blah blah …You will always be “little brother” ..Seahawk fans are just the jealous little brother..Plus your coach is a proven loser in the NFL..Wake me up when these posers actually win something! Niners win the West again..You guys are good but we got more talent and a way better coaxhing staff…Get ready for the pain you northwest lames!

  109. flipola says: Mar 14, 2013 9:41 PM

    Sweet Jesus, the bandwagon is overflowing.

  110. sanders8920 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:51 PM

    Starting to look like the Eagles from a couple years ago. Dream Team 2.0

  111. themackstrong says: Mar 14, 2013 9:54 PM

    I honestly don’t know how Seattle is doing it but other players do want to come here and its gotta be what Pete & John Schneider have built. Crack a joke and say its about the money – Avril & Bennett aren’t getting much. But this defense already was something special # 1 scoring defense. I don’t see how they can keep all the pieces in a few years but its going to be one show the next few years without question. This isn’t old talent – Its young guys entering their prime with Russell Wilson as their leader. Go Hawks!

  112. spiderperv says: Mar 14, 2013 9:57 PM

    Hi! I’m GM Johnny Blowmywad! I may challenge for a title (fingers crossed on injuries since I have no depth) but boy howdy won’t the fans remain loyal after I blow all my picks and cap money trying to maintain a goal of a championship I could never quite reach as franchise goes back to it’s proper cellar dwelling.

    If only I built via the draft, creating depth and continual competition instead of handing everything to a couple of FAs and creating a “get mine” mentality on the team.

  113. ron69 says: Mar 14, 2013 9:59 PM

    There are 3 certanties in life
    1. Taxes
    2. Death
    3. March champions don’t go anywhere in february

    Enjoy while you can you seachickens fans

  114. spiderperv says: Mar 14, 2013 9:59 PM

    SeaRaiders.

  115. killitandeatit says: Mar 14, 2013 10:00 PM

    Love to Seattle from S.F. but… whoever makes it don’t under estimate the East Coast bias. I call it West Coast oppression. Never forget …last year…never forget…Seattle/ Pittsburgh S.B. debauchery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. flavordan says: Mar 14, 2013 10:05 PM

    Bennett has the stain of Uncle Buc upon him. A stain that will infect as they prepare for Chip Kellys world dominatrix tour 2013. And there is simply nothing that anyone can do about this.

  117. jkaflagg says: Mar 14, 2013 10:28 PM

    Bennett could well be a one year wonder – last year everyone was pleasantly surprised by his sack totals for a non-contending team, but now he’ll expected to be a big contributor to a playoff team….that said, with Avril on board they’ll be less pressure and for 1 yr/$5M there’s very little risk for Seattle – you have to admire what they’ve done.

  118. asyoulay69 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:31 PM

    like I said good move.

  119. belgaron says: Mar 14, 2013 10:39 PM

    Mr. Kaepernick, meet your new closest friends, sack, sack, sack, and sack.

  120. TIM says: Mar 14, 2013 10:46 PM

    If the Refs decide to start calling Seahawks game fairly then they will be lucky to break .500 this season!
    I have never seen a team that cheats on almost every play while the refs look on and keep their flags in their pockets.
    The replacement refs were Seahawks fans but I expected it to change back to normal when the real refs returned, it got worse !

  121. cpo187 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:47 PM

    he didnt play for the vikings what are the seachickens thinking?

    —————————————————

    Maybe they thought it was former Vikings RB Michael Bennett?

  122. jprcox says: Mar 14, 2013 10:59 PM

    I am a Seahawks fan, and you guys need to tone it down a bit!! SF and Atlanta are VERY good and anything can happen.

    Also, rarely does the “Dream Team” thing work, so I am surprised we are doing this. We might be overreaching and get caught with our hand in the cookie jar.

    Go Hawks!

  123. macdaddyspeed says: Mar 14, 2013 11:25 PM

    Embrace the glow that is the Seahawks Empire.

  124. nobandwagonridersallowed says: Mar 14, 2013 11:26 PM

    Enough with this “Dream Team” garbage already… Now-a-days any team that signs 2 high-priced players, people are quick to throw, “It’s a “dream team” into the conversation…. Truthfully, there was only 1 true “Dream Team” and it belongs to the sport of basketball; when you have, Micahel Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson on one team…. Now that’s a DREAM TEAM!!! That word has become the new, “I love you”, it just holds no value anymore. IMO

  125. gdublud says: Mar 14, 2013 11:30 PM

    Both the seahawks and 49ers are making excellent moves during this offseason. They both will be a force to be reckoned with during the next few seasons. I’m a 49er fan and as much as i hate all division rivals, only a fool wouldn’t respect seattle. I expect them to split the season, each team winning at home and having a close hard fought game that is determined by clock management and depth. The niners will win i believe because of depth and coaching. 2013 is gonna be a great year.

  126. squared80 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:42 PM

    Wow, they signed a non-ex-Viking. Maybe they’re finally getting over that Hutchinson deal from a decade ago?

  127. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Mar 14, 2013 11:49 PM

    DE is the new WR.

    If you’re a ‘Hawkologist, you’ll remember the way we played around with veteran WR1s in camp and preseason last year. T.O., Braylon Edwards, Antonio Bryant, etc.

    This is the same thing, writ large. Bring ‘em in, see if they fit, dump ‘em if they don’t. We can afford the cap hits, not that there’s a hit worth mentioning on 1-2 year deals.

    Or maybe not. It sure looks like a pattern, though.

  128. baymac408 says: Mar 14, 2013 11:51 PM

    Wow nice pick up seahawks….. Clap clap in your face like when Richard Sherman gets burned… YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE WEST FROM US..You wont..It will be fun!!

  129. rukkus1 says: Mar 15, 2013 12:10 AM

    Lookin forward to’13 beats living in super bowl glory from 1980 something…

    Go hawks!

  130. sixjak says: Mar 15, 2013 12:44 AM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Mar 14, 2013 7:36 PM
    Well at least he didnt go to the classless 49ers.

    __________

    Or the pathetic Lions.

  131. beastmode5150 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:14 AM

    42-13

  132. jeffesky says: Mar 15, 2013 1:36 AM

    The NFC west is a Cards QB away from turning into murderers row. Obviously the Hawks and Niners are scary but the Rams are rock solid and gona be a tough out this year. If the Cards get a QB to go with there Defense and Larry Fitz this divisons gona be all world. Should be fun for the AFC division that gets to play these guys.

  133. jtylert says: Mar 15, 2013 2:19 AM

    To the 49ers fans jabbering away about “little brother”

    NFC west championships since 2002:

    Sea – 5
    SF – 3

    Super Bowl births:

    1 each

    Super Bowl wins:

    0 each

    Soooooo…. carry on, I guess?

  134. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 15, 2013 2:33 AM

    RW isn’t fresh out if jail. This team has leadership in all areas they don’t control people but if they don’t play hard and compete no matter the circumstances they are gone.

    Won’t be dream team 2.0 this team didn’t just sign a bunch of stars just added more stars to the draft built team.

    Haters going to always find something to hate about. Fact is since joining the west the Seahawks have won it more than anyone else. Stop with the little brother analogy just shows how nervous you niners are. And to those who have respect., much returned to your team as well as luck. On paper this is a juggernaut the that’s why they play the game, either way with a smart hardworking humble qb and hungry late round picks with confidence this team can do this thing.

  135. rublestiltzkin says: Mar 15, 2013 3:06 AM

    snaxdsp March 14, 2013, 5:49 PM PDT

    Team is still a joke. I’ll bet anyone Wilson gets RGIIId this year. Lmao.

    ————————————————————— like what, a triple digit qb rating. And division championship? Awesome, but ya i already figured that in.

  136. jonkchar says: Mar 15, 2013 7:23 AM

    I’ve been a Seahawks fan since the Dave Kreig days. what is this bandwagon you speak of?

  137. circuscivics says: Mar 15, 2013 10:09 AM

    boyshole25 says:
    Mar 14, 2013 8:47 PM
    Seahawks and skins got it right with their qbs. Cam who?

    Although I agree with your statement of Seahawks getting it right with their QB pick (jury still out on RG3 in my opinion), Cam is still a very good QB. He did not have a strong start to the season, but he did finish strong. One of the best 6 game stretch in the NFL. His season numbers were very good. I am not a Panther’s fan either. Unfortunately, I am an Eagles fan, but I do acknowledge good play from other players.

    As for RG3, he has to show that he can run something other than a college offense that is leaving him open to injury. Unlike the Skins, the Hawks use the read-option as a change of pace. It comprises less than 20% of their snaps. That tells me that the Hawks have faith in their QB making good decisions pre-snap reads and understanding route combinations. The Skins offense is a two read college type offense. If the primary receive is not open, go to your check down or run.

  138. nateyb24 says: Mar 15, 2013 1:17 PM

    Anyone saying this is going to hurt our cap don’t quit your job and get into a NFL front office.

  139. tarmacjerry says: Mar 15, 2013 10:13 PM

    Teams can afford to do this when you’re paying your starting QB $600K and not $20M

  140. dtwenty7 says: Mar 16, 2013 2:47 AM

    It’s funny how people who didn’t watch the Hawks play last year assume RW3 will get hurt like RG3… The hardest hit RW3 took was in the divisional game against the Skins, a glancing blow to the head that felt like a teammate slapping him on the head. Wilson has an uncanny ability to avoid big hits. RG3 should watch him play and take some notes. Wilson has Peyton Manning brains, Tom Brady accuracy, Fran Tarkenton mobility, and leadership skills as good as any President in the last 100 years… Seattle is about to become this decades dynasty. For those of you complaining about the salary cap, and Seattle’s future implosion due to bad contracts, etc; You obviously have not done your homework. Seattle is still 12MM under the cap for 2013, and the way Schneider and Carroll have structured these contracts, will keep the Hawks in a position to make these same kinds of moves for years to come. You all are right though, Bennett and Avril could have gotten more $$ to play elsewhere, but they might as well earn a ring or two before cashing in on FA in another year or two…

  141. miguel3557 says: Mar 20, 2013 3:52 PM

    Lotsa Seahawk fans clucking a lot about their “dream team.” Did the Hawk fans notice that the Niners signed Phil Dawson as its new kicker, yeah, the guy who missed just two FG attempts last year. Dawson’s signing was far more significant to winning next year than Bennett’s one-year deal.

    Well, this Niner fan has two numbers that should shock Seattle’s finest: it’s a one and a 4, as in 14 draft picks with more than half of those picks coming in Rounds 1-100. That’s a lot of choices in this tackle/CB-heavy draft or to lots of options convert some of those choices into great trades.

    It’s gonna be a slugfest the whole year (and I wouldn’t rule out a resurgent Rams team either.) I hope it ends with a dynamite NFC Championship game between these two great teams.

  142. nickynick04 says: Mar 21, 2013 10:08 AM

    When the haters come out….you re winning !

    Look at all division winners articles

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