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With the 2014 NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror and free agency about to begin, Insider's experts have produced an Offseason Blueprint for all 32 NFL teams. Included are each team's front-office priorities, projected 2014 lineups, draft and free-agency targets, cap situation and much more.
This is the Offseason Blueprint for the Seattle Seahawks.
What management's to-do list should include this offseason.
1. Getting cap compliant is the first order of business, and with WR Sidney Rice and DT Red Bryant already released, DE Chris Clemons should be another name to watch. Given the value Clemons adds as a pass-rusher, it will be interesting to see if he is willing to take a significant pay cut in order to finish his career in Seattle. Aging pass-rushers have not fared well on the open market.
2. Adding a big, vertical, outside-lane threat at the wide receiver position is a key. It is a good thing that this is a receiver-heavy draft, as it appears many teams need one. Although Golden Tate could sign a new deal, Doug Baldwin is a restricted free agent with little chance of getting out of town. Jermaine Kearse is one of my favorite players on this roster. Adding another dimension will only make this team more capable of repeating in 2014.
3. When healthy, the offensive line as a group is better than the sum of its parts, but there was more than enough evidence last season that the depth needs to be addressed. Right tackle Breno Giacomini is also an unrestricted free agent, and all it takes is one team to make a ridiculous offer, and you have more issues.