It's nearly noon, which means that it's time to update you all on the dozen or so roster moves Seattle has made today while John Schneider is busy eating his lunch. Surely he has to stop hiring & firing long enough to put down a sandwich, right? Well, maybe not -- I'll type fast.
The big news today is the signing of first round pick RT James Carpenter, leaving only third rounder RG John Moffitt as the lone unsigned draftee. Hopefully he signs soon, because Tom Cable is going to need time to mold our new offensive line into the a coheresive, road-grading unit we all want to see them become. OT Tyler Polumbus is also expected to sign his one year RFA tender today, but he's an average player and only expected to provide depth as an injury replacement.
The other, slightly less big news is that the Seahawks have decided to re-sign LB Leroy Hill. No word yet on the contract details, but I expect it to be a one year deal for the veteran minimum. After all the injuries and legal troubles he's had the last few years, the best thing he can do is prove that he can shut up, stay healthy, keep his hands off the ladies, and just be a dependable back up and special teamer. He's fallen a long way from being the team's franchise player in '09, but his talent and ability are undeniable; if he's finally healed up and gotten his head screwed on straight, then the Seahawks will have picked up a valuable contributor at a bargain price.
In other signing news, the Seahawks have shuffled some camp bodies around. They've signed undrafted free agent LB Neal Howey, re-signed DT Junior Siavii to a one year contract, and released LB Joe Pawalek (unimpressive in training camp last year and a practice squadder last year), S James Brindley (according to Rotoworld, Brindley "was never considered an intriguing safety prospect" -- ouch), DL Barrett Moen (like Pawalek, was unimpressive in training camp last year and on the practice squad last season), and G/C Chris White (back when he was signed by Green Bay as a UDFA back in '05, he was considered an intriguing zone blocking linemen, but failing to interest ZBS specialist Tom Cable likely signals the end of his disappointing career).
I'll update later on any other signing news that occurs later. After all, there's plenty of daylight left for Schneider to burn.