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Geno Smith
Geno Smith Restructures contract
Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 5:47 PM
Smith and the Seahawks agreed Thursday to a restructured contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's a simple restructure, converting Smith's $9.6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus to create $4.8 million in 2024 cap space (while adding $4.8 million to the 2025 sheet). The Seahawks already signaled intent to bring Smith back as their starting QB in 2024 when they kept him on the roster through mid-February once his $12.7 million base salary became guaranteed. His contract runs through 2025 but doesn't have any guarantees in the final year, potentially setting up the Seahawks for a tough decision next March when Smith is scheduled for a $10 million roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2025 league year. The upcoming NFL Draft could provide a hint about how the Seahawks feel about Smith long term.
Geno Smith
Geno Smith Won't be released to avoid payment
Thu, Feb 15, 2024, 1:09 PM
The Seahawks informed Smith on Thursday that he'll remain on the roster through this week rather than be released to avoid a $12.7 million contract guarantee that kicks in Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Smith has two years remaining on the three-year, $75 million contract he signed last offseason, but the deal only had injury guarantees after the first year. His $12.7 million base salary for 2024 is one of those, converting to a full guarantee Feb. 16 (this Friday). Smith then has a $9.6 million roster bonus due March 17, and the Seahawks presumably wouldn't keep him around for now if they didn't also plan to pay that out and have the 33-year-old QB under contract for 2024.
Noah Fant
Noah Fant Tough sledding in contract year
Thu, Feb 1, 2024, 2:21 PM
Fant (hand) recorded 32 receptions for 414 yards and no touchdowns across 17 games during the 2023 regular season.
Analysis: Fant played out the fifth year of his rookie contract, but he posted career lows in receptions, yards and touchdowns. The Iowa product surpassed 50 yards just twice this season. The 26-year-old tight end suffered a hand injury in the season finale. It shouldn't be a long-term issue or affect his value as a free agent in March, but the market may be softened for Fant after such a tough season.
Drew Lock
Drew Lock Solid in limited action
Mon, Jan 29, 2024, 9:27 PM
Lock completed 48 of 76 passes for 543 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions across four games in the 2023 season. He also rushed five times for 14 yards.
Analysis: Lock started two games, finishing with a 1-1 record after a thrilling win over the Eagles in Week 15. The 27-year-old quarterback recorded 7.1 YPA while 10 of his 76 passes went for 20-plus yards. Lock certainly appears to be one of the top backups in the league, but his chances of being a starter in 2024 are slim, especially with a solid rookie quarterback class coming in. Nevertheless, he'll be a free agent in March and could seek a better chance to start elsewhere, as Geno Smith's contract all but guarantees he's the starter in Seattle to begin next season.
Colby Parkinson
Colby Parkinson Finishes with 247 yards
Sun, Jan 21, 2024, 8:35 AM
Parkinson finished the 2023 season with 25 receptions for 247 yards and two touchdowns through 17 games.
Analysis: Parkinson ended up playing more snaps than Will Dissly but fewer than Noah Fant (hand) as the team's No. 2 tight end, averaging 27.6 offensive snaps per game. Both Parkinson and Fant will be free agents in March, while Dissly is signed for the 2024 season, albeit with an unfavorable $10.1 million cap hit. This was Parkinson's second straight season with 25 receptions, so he'll likely be an affordable option if the Seahawks choose to keep him around.
Jake Bobo
Jake Bobo Production fizzles out
Tue, Jan 9, 2024, 7:28 PM
Bobo caught 19 passes (25 targets) for 196 yards and two touchdowns across 17 games in 2023. he also rushed once for a three-yard touchdown.
Analysis: Bobo showed some impressive flashes in the beginning of the season, but that production essentially vanished in the second half of the year. He recorded nine receptions for 61 yards and no touchdowns over the final 10 games. Still, the Seahawks' lack of depth at the position provides Bobo a good opportunity to make the roster again in 2024.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba
Jaxon Smith-Njigba Solid rookie campaign
Tue, Jan 9, 2024, 7:10 PM
Smith-Njigba recorded 63 receptions for 628 yards and four touchdowns across 17 games in the 2023 season.
Analysis: Smith-Njigba was the first wideout off the board in April's draft but finished 10th among all receivers with 628 receiving yards. The Ohio State product was set as the team's No. 3 receiver behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards. He's still just 21 years old until February, so Smith-Njigba has plenty of runway to improve and look like a top NFL receiver. It will be tough to truly thrive as long as Lockett and Metcalf are around, though.
Will Dissly
Will Dissly Finishes with 17 catches
Tue, Jan 9, 2024, 7:03 PM
Dissly caught all three of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals. He finished the season with 17 receptions (22 targets) for 172 yards and a touchdown through 16 games in 2023.
Analysis: Dissly had the worst statistical season of his career, as he failed to find the end zone until Week 18 and never caught more than three balls in a game. The Washington product has one year left on his contract with a cap hit of $10.1 million.
DeeJay Dallas
DeeJay Dallas Effective returner in 2023
Tue, Jan 9, 2024, 6:59 PM
Dallas rushed 16 times for 36 yards and caught six of nine targets for 26 yards across 17 games during the 2023 season. He returned 25 punts for 265 yards and 17 kicks for 440 yards (25.9 yards per return).
Analysis: Dallas finished 10th in the league among players with at least 15 punt returns with 10.6 yards per return, and he landed seventh among players with at least 15 kick returns with 25.9 yards per return. He's slated to be a free agent in March. Dallas could stick around with the Seahawks, but he'll have limited offensive impact as long as Kenneth Walker and/or Zach Charbonnet are healthy.
Zach Charbonnet
Zach Charbonnet Complementary role in 2023
Tue, Jan 9, 2024, 6:51 PM
Charbonnet finished the 2023 season with 108 rushes for 462 yards and a touchdown and 33 receptions (40 targets) for 209 yards and no touchdowns.
Analysis: Charbonnet often played around 50 percent of the offensive snaps in a game, but second-year back Kenneth Walker was the clear lead back with 248 touches, 1,164 yards from scrimmage and nine total touchdowns. Despite the lopsided workload, Charbonnet showed promise as a rookie, especially as a pass-catcher. Moreover, his 4.3 YPC with one touchdown on 108 carries compares well to Walker's 4.1 YPC on 218 carries, and it's almost certain that Charbonnet could hold up to an increased workload given his size and ability to do so in college. Still, Charbonnet likely won't see such a workload as long as Walker is in the fold, so he projects as a late-round fantasy pick again in 2024.
Cody White
Cody White Lands reserve/future deal with SEA
Mon, Jan 8, 2024, 6:51 PM
The Seahawks signed White to a reserve/future contract Monday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: White got into 15 games with Pittsburgh in 2021, but he's seen action in only one NFL contest since. The wideout had two stints with Seattle's practice squad in 2023 and apparently made enough of an impression for the organization to want to hang onto him through the offseason. White will get a chance to compete for a roster spot during training camp this summer.
Tyler Mabry
Tyler Mabry Inks reserve/future deal with SEA
Mon, Jan 8, 2024, 6:37 PM
The Seahawks signed Mabry to a reserve/future contract Monday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Mabry has played in 10 games with Seattle in his NFL career, scoring a seven-yard touchdown on his only receiving target. His most recent action came in 2022, and he spent all of the 2023 campaign on the Seahawks' practice squad. Mabry will remain with the organization at least through the offseason and will have a chance to compete for a spot on the roster in training camp this summer.
Easop Winston
Easop Winston Staying with Seattle
Mon, Jan 8, 2024, 12:08 PM
Winston signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks on Monday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Winston first came into the league with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State in 2020 and ultimately found his way to Seattle in 2022. The 27-year-old appeared in one game with the team this past season, seeing two snaps on offense, but not getting a target. He'll now have an opportunity to make a bigger impact with the franchise next year.
DK Metcalf
DK Metcalf Ugly finish to 2023 season
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 11:00 PM
Metcalf was held to one reception for 10 yards on six targets in Sunday's 21-20 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Quarterback Geno Smith was not synced up with his No. 1 receiver despite picking up the win, resulting in the duo's worst catch rate (17 percent) to date. Even with the sour finish, Metcalf turned in his third 1,000-yard season since joining the league in 2019. The ironman missed the first game of his career due to injury, but he started Seattle's other 16 contests to finish with 66 receptions, 1,114 yards and eight touchdowns. Metcalf will continue to operate as the Seahawks' top receiving option when the team resumes play in 2024.
Tyler Lockett
Tyler Lockett Big-play WR Sunday
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 10:45 PM
Lockett turned two receptions (four targets) into 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Lockett served the role of big-play receiver for Seattle in Sunday's comeback victory. The veteran wideout corralled a pair of 30-plus yard receptions, including the game-winning touchdown catch with less than two minutes remaining. Lockett's heroics did not save the Seahawks' season, but they gave the receiver 79 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns over 17 games played. The 31-year-old is under contract with Seattle through 2025, but his contract has an out clause available for the upcoming 2024 season.
Geno Smith
Geno Smith Throws two scores in win
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 10:20 PM
Smith completed 16 of 28 pass attempts for 189 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 28 yards on three attempts in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Smith led a clutch game-winning drive within the two-minute warning to lead his team to victory and a 9-8 record in 2023. Last year's Comeback Player of the Year saw his numbers take a step back this season, completing 65 percent of his passes for 3,435 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 games. The only area the 32-year-old improved in was ball protection by committing three fewer turnovers compared to 2022. Despite Smith's slight regression, he figures to be under center for Seattle next season after signing a three-year contract extension this past offseason.
Kenneth Walker
Kenneth Walker Leads backfield with 18 touches
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 8:57 PM
Walker (shoulder) rushed 17 times for 78 yards and caught his only target for three yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Walker was cleared of the shoulder injury that had plagued him in recent weeks and led Seattle's backfield with 17 carries in Sunday's thrilling comeback win. While the 9-8 Seahawks still narrowly missed the playoffs, the team's lead back turned in another solid fantasy season. Walker gained over 1,000 combined yards from scrimmage while scoring nine touchdowns over 15 games, numbers that somewhat mirror his impressive 228/1,050/9 rookie rushing line last season. The 23-year-old will enter the third year of his rookie deal likely leading Seattle's rising backfield duo of he and Zach Charbonnet in 2024.
Noah Fant
Noah Fant Ruled out of Sunday's game
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 4:27 PM
Fant (hand) won't return to Sunday's game in Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Analysis: Fant left the contest late in the first quarter and has being tended to by team trainers on the bench before Seattle ruled him out. In Fant's stead, Will Dissly should serve as the top tight end, with Colby Parkinson and Brady Russell also chipping at the position. Coach Pete Carroll said after the game that Fant cracked a bone in his hand, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.
Noah Fant
Noah Fant Tending to hand issue
Sun, Jan 7, 2024, 3:56 PM
Fant exited Sunday's game at Arizona due to a hand injury.
Analysis: Prior to his departure in the first quarter, Fant hadn't made an impact in the box score. Colby Parkinson, Will Dissly and Brady Russell will man tight end for the Seahawks for as long as Fant is sidelined.
Kenny McIntosh
Kenny McIntosh Out for Week 18
Fri, Jan 5, 2024, 8:29 PM
McIntosh (thumb) is out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Analysis: Coach Pete Carroll said McIntosh injured his thumb in practice this week, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. The rookie running back will end his first regular season having played zero offensive snaps as the Seahawks' fourth running back much of the season. Even when Kenneth Walker missed time, McIntosh couldn't see the field behind Zach Charbonnet and DeeJay Dallas.

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