Seahawks won’t match 49ers offer sheet for Garry Gilliam

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It looks like tackle Garry Gilliam will be joining the 49ers.

Gilliam signed an offer sheet with the 49ers as a restricted free agent on Monday, giving the Seahawks five days to decide whether to match it or let Gilliam join their NFC West rivals. They didn’t need that much time to reach their decision.

According to multiple reports, the Seahawks won’t match the one-year, $2.2 million offer with $1.4 million in guaranteed money. Gilliam was given the lowest restricted free agent tender  by the Seahawks, so there won’t be any draft pick compensation heading back to Seattle.

Gilliam started 29 games for the Seahawks over the last two seasons and will likely compete with Trent Brown for the right tackle job with the 49ers. Germain Ifedi is expected to get first crack at the right tackle job with the Seahawks.

20 responses to “Seahawks won’t match 49ers offer sheet for Garry Gilliam

  1. So the Seahawks have a myriad of offensive line issues and don’t want to pay $2mil for a guy who started almost two full seasons?

    Sounds like the 9ers are dumpster diving in Seattle. Makes sense since their own dumpster is currently on fire.

  2. Congrats on stealing the right tackle that was benched 3 times for lack of effort. Beat out as a left tackle that was an undrafted basketball player.

  3. “Congrats on stealing the right tackle that was benched 3 times for lack of effort. Beat out as a left tackle that was an undrafted basketball player.”

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    He’ll be fine sitting on the bench. Whoever he is replaced with up there will probably be just as bad. Hope Wilson has a good insurance policy. He is going to need it.

  4. Trent Brown is firmly enTRENTched in the right tackle position. Barring injury, Gilliam will be spending most of the season sitting on the bench. Not bad. Getting a raise and taking it easy at the same time. Seattle is too confident of their OL coach Tom Cable. Carroll thinks that Cable can turn practically anybody into an NFL lineman, even a basketball player who never played football at the college level. That is why he has allowed all 5 OL starters on that 2013 team to either leave as free agents or traded them away. He nearly lost Midget Wilson to a season ending injury last season as a result of bad OL play.

  5. Depth move mostly, adding depth to the Niner’s line while reducing the depth of the Seahawks. This guy should not be starting on either team. He is going to be bringing a lot of knowledge to the Niners regarding the Seahawks blocking schemes/tendencies which could hurt the sea…….. who am I kidding, Seattle does not actually have a blocking scheme. They just let Wilson run around until someone is open.

  6. John the turkey Schneider was quoted as saying that it is hard to find OL, but then he turned around and let a starter go because he is unwilling to pay an extra couple hundred grand to keep him, and after he signed a semi-bust OL from another team for megabucks. Way to go. Seattle has a bright future under his management. LOL

  7. You trolls need to get your stories straight…you can’t troll about the o-line being bad, then troll about not overpaying someone from what you called a bad o-line. Well, if you’re an idiot Claranette, you might try that, but pretty much nobody else.

  8. When you get into hundreds of thousands, is it really overpaying? Gilliam has a new life coach and one of his big pushes is….’change of scenery will assist in this one year bet on yourself contract.’ Not to mention his effort level has to be an all time low in Seattle so being cut end of camp with no guaranteed money wasn’t a great option.

  9. Good for the Hawks, he was not good! Good for Gilliam for getting paid! Anybody knocking the Hawks GM, don’t forget, they put the group together that won a super bowl not too long ago, most of which was picking guys out of obscurity. I’m excited at the notion that we will probably get a compensatory pick out of this, and freed up more cap for a productive draft. Go Hawks!

  10. Good for the Hawks, he was not good! Good for Gilliam for getting paid! Anybody knocking the Hawks GM, don’t forget, they put the group together that won a super bowl not too long ago, most of which was picking guys out of obscurity. I’m excited at the notion that we will probably get a compensatory pick out of this, and freed up more cap for a productive draft. Go Hawks!

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    The Hawks aren’t getting any comp picks from this

  11. I think the Hogs were planning on letting him go if they can find someone better in the draft, and that is why they did not offer a contract with any guaranteed money and why they won’t match the offer sheet.

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