MARCH 9, 2:39 PM:
It appears there will be no reunion between the Seahawks and former first-round pick Russell Okung.
I’m told Russell Okung has agreed to go the #Chargers on a 4-year deal for $53M. Guaranteed $25M
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2017
Okung and the Hawks had been linked at times over the past week, but the veteran left tackle appears to be headed to LA on a fairly lucrative deal.
The $25 million in guaranteed money is a huge bump up from last offseason. Okung signed a five year, $53 million deal with the Denver Broncos, but got just $8 million in 2016.
March 9, 2:01 PM:
Earlier reports indicating Steven Hauschka was headed to Buffalo have now officially been confirmed by the team.
Now kicking for the Buffalo Bills: Stephen Hauschka!
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) March 9, 2017
According to Adam Schefter, Hauschka joins the Bills on a four year deal worth $12.4 million.
Read more HERE.
March 9, 1:13 PM:
The Seahawks have made their first move of the 2017 free agency period, signing former Jacksonville Jaguar offensive lineman Luke Joeckel to a one-year deal.
Former Jaguars’ OL Luke Joeckel expects to sign 1-year deal with Seattle Seahawks, per sources. Seattle upgrades its line.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
In 2012, in his final season at Texas A&M, Joeckel won the Outland Award for best interior lineman and was a consensus All-American.
Joeckel, 25, was the Jaguars 2nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Despite playing at left tackle in college, in Jacksonville, Joeckel has played at both tackle and guard.
He played just the first four games in 2016 before sustaining a knee injury.
Luke Joeckel can earn $8 million on his 1-year deal with the #Seahawks, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2017
Expect Joeckel to compete with George Fant at left tackle, and Mark Glowinski at left guard.