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Postby terpfan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:41 am

Seahawks nab Peterson, lose Hutchinson
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(March 20, 2006) -- One of the busiest teams of the offseason struck again when the Seattle Seahawks reached agreement with former San Francisco linebacker Julian Peterson on a blockbuster seven-year, $54 million deal.

The deal, which the Seahawks and agent Kevin Poston spent today finalizing, includes $18.5 million worth of guarantees, including $10 million this season.

Julian Peterson, right, made the Pro Bowl in 2002 and 2003.
Julian Peterson, right, made the Pro Bowl in 2002 and 2003.
The San Francisco 49ers designated Peterson their franchise player one year ago. Peterson spent six seasons with the team.

Even with Peterson's mega-contract, the Seahawks still had the wherewithal to match the $49 million offer sheet Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson signed with the Vikings, but the Seahawks chose not to match it.

But Seattle might not be done. Still in place is a contingent deal for defensive end John Abraham, whom the Seahawks have the exclusive negotiating rights for from the New York Jets in exchange for Seattle's first-round pick.

Already this offseason, the Seahawks have re-signed NFL MVP running back Shaun Alexander and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard.

But now, the Seahawks are bolstering their defensive line, landing Peterson tonight and former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Russell Davis over the weekend.

Peterson now is expected to start ahead of D.D. Lewis, and the Seahawks also could use him as a pass-rushing end. But the NFC champion Seahawks have options for the 28-year-old Peterson, whom the Miami Dolphins also pursued until he reached agreement with Seattle.

With Peterson off the market, former Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington now will be the most coveted defensive player available. His decision should come soon.
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:52 am

that's a lot of k-nash. still waiting on the details of the contract. I'm interest to see how much cap room we still have left.

Leroy Hill, Lofa Tatupu, Julian Peterson.

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Postby moonhead » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:55 am

have the niners done anything other than lose key contributers this offseason?

this is a bigtime deal for the hawks. ;-D
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Postby dan9124 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:56 am

Anyone know if the Seahawks have enough cap room left to make an offer to Abraham that's significantly better than Atlanta's offer?
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Postby Monse_HQ » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:11 am

moonhead wrote:have the niners done anything other than lose key contributers this offseason?



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Postby no1cowboysfan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:14 am

moonhead wrote:have the niners done anything other than lose key contributers this offseason?


To be fair, they signed Antonio Bryant too...

Anyways, about Julian...

O-V-E-R-R-A-T-E-D and O-V-E-R-P-A-I-D.

Smooth move, Seattle. You grossly overpaid for an semi-often injured, overrated OLB. I assume Seattle desires Peterson's pass rushing abilities, but honestly he's overrated in that field too. And they had to sacrifice Hutch to do it, too.

If they had to get rid of Hutch for somebody, it should have been Abraham. They would have had to give up more for him as far as draft picks go, but he's a much more feared pass rusher, and OLB is deep in the draft this year. Granted DE is too, but I like the late first, mid-second round OLBs this year.

Can't say I like this signing...
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:24 am

Offer isn't going to change on Seattle's part. They've already shown him all the $$ they'd be willing to spend, regardless of what happened with Peterson.

It's not an issue of dollars with Abraham, so why would Seattle throw more at him? They'll get him or they won't. It's going to be up to him if he wants to sit out this year or not.
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:29 am

no1cowboysfan wrote:
If they had to get rid of Hutch for somebody, it should have been Abraham.


Like they haven't tried?

:-?

And they had to sacrifice Hutch to do it, too.


If you mean "sacrifice" as in "won't fork over 40 bazillion guaranteed dollars to a guard who doesn't want to play for us" then yes, your unique definition of "sacrifice" is applicable.


I'm sorry the big numbers scare you. 7/54 could be very circumventable in a 100+ million dollar cap season.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:46 am

awwchrist wrote:
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If they had to get rid of Hutch for somebody, it should have been Abraham.


Like they haven't tried?

:-?


Even if Abraham was beyond reason against going to Seattle, signing Peterson is not a good "Plan B," least of all not for the money they're paying him. Again, this year's draft is deep at OLB and DE, and they'd sign for much less than what they paid for Peterson. Obviously, its boom/bust, but Peterson isn't a rock solid investment either.
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Postby awwchrist » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:53 am

no1cowboysfan wrote:
awwchrist wrote:
no1cowboysfan wrote:
If they had to get rid of Hutch for somebody, it should have been Abraham.


Like they haven't tried?

:-?


Even if Abraham was beyond reason against going to Seattle, signing Peterson is not a good "Plan B," least of all not for the money they're paying him. Again, this year's draft is deep at OLB and DE, and they'd sign for much less than what they paid for Peterson. Obviously, its boom/bust, but Peterson isn't a rock solid investment either.


Considering this is a team built on 3 to 4 years tops, I'm completely fine with seeing them TRYING to throw cash at ANOTHER franchise player to get them back into the Superbowl.

Value is relative my friend. And Peterson's value to us is far greater than he is to most teams.

Cap room doesn't roll over. If you can sneak the guaranteed cash in early, this won't be painful at all.
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