Like A Fine Wine, Engram's Worth Still Evident with Age
The Seahawks re-signed veteran WR Bobby Engram today to a multiyear deal, ending his status as an unrestricted free agent. Engram had spent some time with the Saints recently but came home in a move that likely sees him retire as a Seahawk. Terms of the deal are not known at this time.
Even with a prominent, young and talented receiving group, the Seahawks know how much Engram's leadership and clutch performance means to the team.
"We are glad to retain
Bobby," Team President Tim Ruskell said. "He has been an integral
part of this offense in recent seasons and will continue to bring veteran leadership
in the locker room."
Since coming over from Chicago
in 2001, Engram has proved to be one of the most clutch receivers and quarterback
Matt Hasselbeck's favorite go-to guy on third downs.
With the Seahawks Engram
has played in 80 games, 43 of them as a starter. His finest season came in 2005
while Darrell Jackson was hurt for most of that season. In that championship
year, Engram led the team with 67 catches for 778 yards, with three touchdowns.
Engram ranks sixth in Seattle
history in receptions (258), seventh in yards receiving (3,223) and 10th in
touchdowns receiving (12). For his career, Engram has 504 catches for 6,054
yards and 29 touchdowns.
The Hammer Era Draws To an End
With all the recent signings
by the Seahawks to help bring a more cerebral, veteran element to the secondary,
safety Ken Hamlin found himself the odd man out.
The Dallas Cowboys signed
the hard-hitting safety to a $2.5 million, one-year deal on Friday.
Hamlin, a second round draft pick in 2003, came back admirably and courageously from a vicious assault that resulted in extensive head trauma in a fight at a downtown Seattle nightclub. Yet, he seemed to get beat deep several times on big plays, a symptom suggested by his habit of going for the big hit instead of stopping the receiver from making the catch.