BY SPNW Staff 01:26PM 03/19/2016

Seahawks, LB Mike Morgan agree to terms

With the signing of veteran linebacker Mike Morgan Saturday, the Seahawks have brought back six of their unrestricted free agents.

Unrestricted free agent Mike Morgan will return to the Seahawks.

The Seahawks Saturday agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent LB Mike Morgan, who has spent his pro career with the franchise since signing undrafted out of USC in 2011. Contract terms for the 28-year-old, 6-foot-3, 226-pound former Trojan have yet to be reported.

Morgan, also courted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the sixth unrestricted free agent to re-sign with Seattle.

Morgan appeared in 67 games, making three starts. Last year, he appeared in 14 games, including two starts. He had 17 tackles and one sack. His most notable play occurred in 2014 when he returned a blocked punt by Doug Baldwin 25 yards for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.

With unrestricted free agent Bruce Irvin having signed with the Oakland Raiders, Morgan figures to be in the competition for Irvin’s strongside linebacker spot.


Unrestricted free agents retained

Date Player Pos. ’15 Salary New Deal
Mar 9 Ahtyba Rubin DL 2.6M 3 years, $12M, $5.5M guaranteed
Mar 9 Jeremy Lane CB 660K 4 years, $23M, $11M guaranteed
Mar 10 Jermaine Kearse WR 2.3M 3 years, $13.5M, $6.3M guaranteed
Mar 11 Jon Ryan P 1.5M 4 years, $10M (1M annual raise)
Mar 16 Christine Michael RB 208K Contract details not yet disclosed
Mar 19 Mike Morgan LB 750K Contract details not yet disclosed

Unrestricted free agents lost

Date Player Pos New Team New Deal
Mar 9 Bruce Irvin LB Raiders 5 years, $37M, $19M guaranteed
Mar 9 Brandon Mebane DT Chargers 3 years, $13.5M, $5.5M guaranteed
Mar 9 J.R. Sweezy G Bucs 5 years, $32.5M
Mar 9 Ricardo Lockette WR None Seahawks declined to offer, now FA
Mar 16 Russell Okung LT Broncos 5 years, $53 million

Remaining unrestricted free agents

Date Player Pos. ’15 Salary 2015 Season/Skinny
—– Tarvaris Jackson QB 1.3M 33 in April, mopped up in 4 games
—– Will Tukuafu FB 745K 14 games, 1 touchdown
—– Demarcus Dobbs DE 745K 11 games, no starts
—– Fred Jackson RB 870K 16 games, 2 rec. TDs

Unrestricted free agents added

Date Player Pos. ’15 Team New Deal
Mar 14 Bradley Sowell OL Cardinals 1 year for $1.5M
Mar 14 Sealver Siliga DL Patriots 1 year for $1.4M
Mar 15 J’Marcus Webb OL Raiders 2 years, $6.25M, $2.5M guaranteed

Restricted free agents

Date Player Pos. ’15 Salary New Deal
Mar 7 Patrick Lewis C 585K Tendered $1.67M
Mar 7 Cooper Helfet TE 510K Tendered $600,000
Mar 9 Alvin Bailey G 585K Received no offer; signed with Clev.
Mar 9 Derrick Coleman FB 585K Seahawks declined to offer, now FA
—– Nick Moody LB 413K 3 games, no starts

Exclusive rights free agents

Date Player Pos. ’15 Salary Skinny
Mar 6 Eric Pinkins LB 180K Tendered; agreed March 15
Mar 7 DeShawn Shead DB 660K Tendered $760,000
Mar 8 Marcus Burley CB 510K Tendered $600,000
Mar 8 A.J. Francis DT 6.6K Tendered $600,000, signed
Mar 8 Jesse Williams DT 393K Waived; never played
Mar 9 Steven Terrell CB 600K Tendered
Mar 9 Moh. Seisay CB 333K Tendered

Additional Transactions

March 15: Released long snapper Clint Gresham, who had been with the Seahawks since 2010. Gresham had signed a three-year, $2.7 million contract extension a year ago and his release will save $660,000 against the cap in 2016.


  • John M

    Good to see Morgan back. He’s always been solid and done anything he was asked to do . . .

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