BY SPNW Staff 09:40PM 03/16/2018

Seahawks sign former Cardinals wideout Brown

Five-year veteran WR Jaron Brown, who had a hand in the Seahawks’ final loss that kept them out of the playoffs for the first time in six years, has signed a free agent contract with Seattle, according to the NFL Network Friday night. Contract details weren’t available.

Brown, 28, is at least the numerical replacement for Paul Richardson, who was given in free agency a stunning five-year, $40 million contract with $20 million guaranteed, by the Washington Redskins.

Brown (6-2, 205) is coming off his best season with career highs in receptions (31), yards (477) and touchdowns (four), including one of the latter in the Arizona Cardinals’ 26-24 season that completed Seattle’s December debacle and ushered in a storm of coaching and player change.

Brown figures to fit in somewhere behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett in the Seahawks’ passing game that also lost TE Jimmy Graham in free agency to Green Bay. His replacement, newly signed Ed Dickson, is a better blocker than receiver.


Free agents signed

Date Player Pos. ’17 AAV New Deal
Mar 14 Barkevious Mingo DE $3.4M 2 years, $6.8M
Mar 16 Ed Dickson TE $1.95M 3 years, $14M
Mar 16 Jaron Brown WR $1.3M N/A

Free agents retained

Date Player Pos. ’17 AAV New Deal
Mar 14 B. McDougald S $1.8M 3 years, $13.95M
Mar 14 Dion Jordan DE $366K 1 year, $1.9M
Mar 14 Justin Coleman CB $615K 1 year, $2.9M

Free agents lost

Date Player Team ’17 AAV New Deal
Mar 14 Jimmy Graham GB $10M 3 years, $30M
Mar 14 Paul Richardson WA $1.4M 5 years, $40M
Mar 14 DeShawn Shead Det $1.2M 1 year, $3.5M
Mar 14 Thomas Rawls —- $615K Non-tendered
Mar 16 Sheldon Richardson Min $3.6M 1 year, $8-11M

Remaining free agents

Date Player Pos. AAV 2017 Season/Skinny
—– Luke Joeckel LG 8M Missed 5 games with injuries
—– Eddie Lacy RB 4.25M Bust: 179 yards, 0 TDs
—– Luke Willson TE 1.8M Value jumps if Graham leaves
—– Michael Wilhoite LB 1.55M Best beard on team
—– Blair Walsh K 1.1M Eight FG misses
—– Marcus Smith DE 990K A serviceable backup
—– Oday Aboushi RG 975K Played 8 games before injury
—– Matt Tobin LT 862K Played sparingly
—– Terence Garvin LB 855K Solid special teamer
—– Austin Davis QB 855K Played two snaps, but a veteran
—– Byron Maxwell CB 755K Played well in spurts

*=Includes incentives


  • Ron

    Hawks also signed safety Maurice Alexander tonight. Will need safeties if Earl is traded.

  • jafabian

    I had a slight hope the Hawks would look into acquiring Michael Crabtree. I’d think he’d make a good compliment for Doug Baldwin though facing the Niners and Richard Sherman 2X probably wouldn’t appeal to him. Not much more among UFA’s and the club will only sign so many not wanting to lose much in compensatory picks.

  • Centiorari

    Contract might mean everything here, if they paid him what they were offering Richardson he probably isn’t worth it but if they got him for under 3 million a year this could end up being a really good signing, The guy has speed and is still developing his skill set.

    • Ron

      His two-year contract with Seattle has a base value of $5.5 million and includes $2.75 million fully guaranteed,