BY SPNW Staff 02:43PM 04/19/2016

Seahawks, DB Burley agree on one-year deal

The Seahawks now have all of their exclusive-rights free agents in the fold after agreeing with DB Marcus Burley on a one-year contract Tuesday.

Marcus Burley, an exclusive-rights free agent, re-signed with the Seahawks. / Wiki Commons

The Seahawks Tuesday officially re-signed exclusive-rights free agent DB Marcus Burley to a one-year contract, a transaction that means Seattle has retained all of its exclusive-rights free agents except DT Jesse Williams, waived March 8. Contract figures are not yet available, but the deal is believed to be worth $600,000, the amount of his tender.

The 25-year-old Burley signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014. He lasted less than a year before joining the St. Louis Rams.

Burley also played briefly with the Indianapolis Colts before he was traded to the Seahawks for a 2015 sixth-round pick (Ararlo Herrera). Last season, Burley appeared in 13 games for Seattle, recording 18 tackles, one sack, an interception and two passes defensed.

Burley played college ball at the University of Delaware.


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 1 year, $725,000 (base $675,000)
Mar 19 Mike Morgan LB 750K 1 year, $1M ($200,000 guarantee)

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
Mar 24 Drew Ferris LS No NFL 3 years, $1.62M
Mar 31 Chris Clemons DE Jaguars 1 year, $1.5M
Apr 18 Brandon Browner S Saints No details available

Restricted free agents

Date Player Pos. ’15 Salary New Deal
Mar 7 Patrick Lewis C 585K $1.67M
Mar 7 Cooper Helfet TE 510K $600,000
Mar 9 Alvin Bailey G 585K Received no offer; signed with CLE.
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 $525,000
Mar 7 DeShawn Shead DB 660K $760,000
Mar 8 Marcus Burley CB 510K $600,000
Mar 8 A.J. Francis DT 6.6K $600,000
Mar 8 Jesse Williams DT 393K Waived; never played
Mar 9 Steven Terrell CB 600K Agreed, no details
Mar 9 Moh. Seisay CB 333K Agreed, no details

Additional transactions

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


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