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Seahawks Attempting To Trade Michael Bennett

Seahawks Attempting To Trade Michael Bennett

Such news, in a sense, is a long time coming.

In fact, Schneider said added to it.

"I was reading about that last night", Schneider said when asked about the Bennett trade talks. "And we are just open to anything".

Another way to put it is the Seahawks defense became older and more injured almost at once, and unproven players could be asked to fill several spots in the fall. "We don't get into people's contracts". "And then you want to be able to walk away. You don't to miss any opportunity". "That's how we built this thing; that's how we're going to continue to build it".

"I understood what was going on - it's natural (speculation), what happens at the end of every year", he said. We're pretty disappointed the way the season ended.

"We went for it", he said of the deals that brought DT Sheldon Richardson and LT Duane Brown at high cost in the draft. "It's a pit that sits in your stomach and really fuels you". It's been hard over our last several drafts - don't get me wrong, we haven't made some great decisions, the best decisions in certain situations, I don't think anybody does - it's been hard (for more recent draftees) to get out there, especially on defense. "But, I just felt that it was time". "We want all these guys back". Trying to figure out where everybody is.

Schneider has set precedents since taking the job in January 2010 of re-signing core starters in the final years of their existing contracts and before those deals run out. If the Seahawks are unable to trade him, Bennett is expected to be released which has lowered his trade value.

"Well, it's a little different".

Bennett is set to count nearly $7.4 million against Seattle's salary cap next season. The player himself believes he will be released as well, so it looks like him not being back in Seattle in 2018 is all-but-confirmed.

"I want to finish my career there", Thomas told ESPN after January 26 after a Pro Bowl practice in Orlando, Florida. We'll get something accomplished. And in the end I suspect they can land a few Day 2 picks to get something done. But who would replace him?

"Not at this time of year", Schneider said of untouchable players, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

No doubt, the Seahawks are goin' fishing this week in Indiana.

That the Seahawks could trade Earl Thomas isn't really a new thing. Cornerback Richard Sherman ruptured his Achilles in November and had surgery to clean up damage to his other Achilles this offseason as well.

Part of the "excitement" includes breaking in six new assistant coaches, including both coordinators, only $14 million of space now under the salary cap and no choices in the second and third rounds of the April draft, a result of emergency trades in 2017.

Pete Carroll's Seahawks missed the playoffs in 2017 so his comments Thursday at National Football League scouting combine were the public remarks about what has already been a busy 2018 offseason. But with uncertainty surrounding restricted free agent Dion Jordan and the injured Cliff Avril, Frank Clark is the only other proven pass rusher on the roster.

So, yes, the Seahawks may be shopping their stars.

The offseason has already produced significant change to the team's coaching staff. Potentially drastic changes to the roster could soon follow as well, though it's uncertain just how cavalier the team will be in reshaping their personnel for 2018. The Seahawks don't have that to spend on Richardson.