Seahawks agreed to terms with No. 87 overall pick DT Jordan Hill on a four-year, $2.76 million contract.
The Seahawks plan to use Hill as a three-technique tackle, though he could also see time at the nose. Hill boasts only average athleticism to go along with his 6-foot-1, 303-pound frame, but has a relentless motor and was highly productive in the Big 10. Snaps will be hard to come by along the Seahawks' loaded defensive line, but Hill could make an impact down the line.
Seahawks DE Greg Scruggs suffered a torn right ACL before the draft and could miss the entire season.
Scruggs, a 2012 seventh-round pick, played 257 snaps as a rookie and registered six tackles and two sacks. It's a tough break for Scruggs, but the team is loaded up front and should be able to absorb the hit. Since the injury happened before training camp, expect Scruggs to spend the entire year on reserve/PUP.
ESPN 710 Seattle thinks Seahawks RCB Brandon Browner could be next up for a contract extension.
Beat writer Danny O'Neil doesn't believe the Seahawks will shell out anymore long-term contracts this year, but Browner fits the profile. He is entering just his third NFL season as a 27-year-old, and he's scheduled to be a restricted free agent next March. Browner graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 22 cornerback last season. Browner, LCB Richard Sherman, and FS Earl Thomas are all scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the 2014 season.
ESPN 710 Seattle's Danny O'Neil mentioned Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse as his "surprise contributor" for 2013.
It's obviously way too early for this kind of stuff, but O'Neil says Kearse "showed potential" last year in camp and during the season. In seven games last season, Kearse, 23, caught three passes for 31 yards. Kearse (6-foot-1, 209) is no higher than fifth or sixth on the depth chart at the moment.
Seahawks OG J.R. Sweezy is lining up as the team's starting right guard at offseason workouts.
Sweezy, a college defensive tackle, started five games at right guard as a rookie last season, but he didn't fare all that well. Pro Football Focus credited him with giving up two sacks and ten hurries. 2011 first-rounder James Carpenter (knee, head) was expected to be ready to go in March, so it's unclear if the Seahawks project him to be a starter in 2013. Paul McQuistan is the other starting guard.
Marshawn Lynch's DUI case is scheduled to go to jury trial on June 21.
Lynch was arrested way back on July 14 of 2012. An officer allegedly observed him weaving in and out of lanes, nearly hitting two other vehicles. Lynch submitted to a breathalyzer test, which yielded a BAC over California's 0.08 legal limit. He has pleaded not guilty and the court will hear a motion to dismiss the case on May 22. It's impossible to project any league discipline when we don't know how the case will shake out, but this could be another reason the Seahawks used a second-round pick on Texas A&M RB Christine Michael.
Marshawn Lynch has a $5.5M base salary and $2M roster bonus due in 2015.
This could shed a little light on the Seahawks' surprise pick of talented RB Christine Michael in the second round. Lynch won't be threatened this season and perhaps not next, but Dynasty owners should note that ESPN's Mike Sando expects the team to move on come 2015. Lynch will be 29 and likely unaffordable for a team that will be trying to fit the likes of Russell Wilson, Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Percy Harvin, and Russell Okung under the salary cap.