by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (4/23/14) The Seahawks and Richard Sherman have "made considerable progress" on a longterm deal that would make Sherman the league's highest-paid cornerback, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The sides hope to complete the agreement by the draft.
Sherman, 26, is entering the final year of his contract.
Seahawks add defensive backfield help
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/27/14) The Seahawks added defensive back Phillip Adams on a one-year deal Thursday, as first reported by NFL.com. Adams spent the last two season with the Raiders, finishing the 2013 season with 30 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass defense.
Kam Chancellor set for 'minor' surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/25/14) Seahawks defensive back Kam Chancellor is set to undergo a minor surgical procedure to clean up an issue in his hip, according to ESPN.com. The procedure has not been schedule, but it is not considered a severe injury that needs to be fixed.
Chancellor had 99 tackles and three interceptions last season, and is expected to be healthy in time for the start of the season.
Seahawks sign Jared Allen
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/20/14) Defensive end Jared Allen has agreed to sign with the Seahawks, reports ESPN.
Allen has 128.5 career sacks, ranking him 12th in NFL history. He has seven consecutive double-digit sack seasons, including 11.5 last season for the Vikings.
Seahawks place second-round tender on Jeron Johnson
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/5/14) The Seahawks gave defensive back Jeron Johnson a second-round tender Tuesday, reports FOXSports.com. Johnson is expected to garner interest as a restricted free agent, but would stand to make $2.187 million next season if he signed the tender from Seattle.
Johnson has mostly been a reserve in Seattle, recording 15 tackles and a force fumble in 24 games.
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The Seahawks defense is considered the reason the team won the Super Bowl in 2013, especially their dominating performance in shutting down the best offense in NFL history with the Broncos in the title game. Fantasy owners know the Seahawks DST was amazing last year as the No. 1 unit with 28 interceptions, 44 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries, four defensive touchdowns and two safeties. They held opponents to a league-low 231 points, and they should be dominant once again. Losing key players like Chris Clemons (Jacksonville), Red Bryant (Jacksonville) and Brandon Browner (New England) will hurt, but the Seahawks brought back Michael Bennett and Tony McDaniel, drafted rookies like Cassius Marsh and Kevin Pierre-Louis and still have an excellent secondary led by Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. The Seahawks DST should be considered the No. 1 option in all leagues, and they are worth drafting with a mid- to late-round pick. We don't advocate drafting a DST until the final couple of rounds in most formats, but the Seahawks DST is worth drafting a round or two earlier based on their upside.