Springs goes home

Free agency in the National Football League has begun and the Seahawks are down one Cornerback. Former first round draft pick ( 1977 3rd overall) Shawn Springs decided it was time to return home, by signing a multi-year contract with the Washington Redskins. The Silver Springs native is projected to fill the gap vacated by Champ Bailey who will now play for the Denver Broncos.

The Silver Springs native is projected to fill the gap vacated by Champ Bailey who will now play for the Denver Broncos.

While the Seahawks have tendered contracts to their five restricted  free agents(T Pork Chop Womack, FB Heath Evans, LB Orlando Huff, WR Alex Bannister and C Dennis Norman), the question is how many of their unrestricted free agents are they going to part with. The team has eight (lb Randall Godfrey, wr Darrell Jackson, s Reggie Tongue, lb Isaiah Kacyvenski, de Lamar King, p Tom Rouen, c, Dt Cedric Woodard, cb Willie Williams) with the departure of Springs.

  While the Shawn Springs signing is not a big surprise, multiple teams( Detroit, New York Jets and Baltimore ) are salivating at the thought of inking a deal with wide out Darrell Jackson. Jackson is in Detroit today while linebacker Isaiah  Kacyvenski is reported to be visiting Minnesota.

There is some indication the Hawks are not standing pat, former St. Louis Ram Grant Wistrom is in Kirkland and meeting with team officials. The 1998 first round draft pick is an effective run and pass rusher.

The 6 foot-4 272 pounder had  61 tackles and eight sacks in 2003.Wistrom is schedule to meet with Arizona and  Kansas City.  


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