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Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 09:14 PM
I'll take it.. seems like a lot of Jack tho..


Hawks, Kerney agree to terms
Posted by Mike Sando @ 07:50:09 pm
ESPN.com's John Clayton has the news: The Seahawks have agreed to terms with Falcons DE Patrick Kerney on a six-year contract. More to come. John is reporting that this is a $39.5 million deal with about $19.5 million in guarantees. The Seahawks were looking for d-line help not only for what a new player might bring on his own. The team also needed to find relief for Bryce Fisher and Grant Wistrom, who are more effective when they don't have to play every down. Fisher played a very high percentage of snaps last season. Darryl Tapp provided some relief for Wistrom. Kerney gives them another starting-caliber player up front. The question, of course, is whether he can bounce back from injury and continue to produce beyond age 30.

http://blogs.thenewstribune.com/seahawks/

dirk digler
03-05-2007, 09:15 PM
Good news for the Seahawks. I am just glad you screwed the Donkeys over

Chiefs Pantalones
03-05-2007, 09:17 PM
I'd rather you guys have him than the Donkeys.

Good job, Seahawks!

Rausch
03-05-2007, 09:18 PM
Always thought he was overhyped.

Steve Sewell
03-05-2007, 09:18 PM
He was overrated anyway...


(or insert any other sour grapes statement here)

Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 09:22 PM
He was overrated anyway...


(or insert any other sour grapes statement here)

ROFL

I was going to go check out the mane, but i think somethings wrong with it.. very slow today..

If we sign Graham as well as Kerney the Mane will be interesting to check out.. :p

Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 09:27 PM
According to Clayton he made his decision while flying back to Atlanta, I'm thinking Paul Allens 757 he was flying on helped him make his decision..


After two days of negotiations, the Seattle Seahawks reached an agreement with Atlanta Falcons defensive end Patrick Kerney, considered the best remaining free agent on the market.

Kerney, 29, got a six-year, $39.5 million contract that included $19.5 million in guarantees. He was involved in a two-way negotiating battle with the Seahawks and Denver Broncos. The decision was going to be a tough one, but it required a deadline. Kerney and his agents used the length of a flight to make his decision.

Kerney and his agents, Tony Agnone and Rich Rosa, got on a Paul Allen private plane that was taking them to Seattle. They spent the time in the plane deciding the best options. When he left Seattle, Kerney informed the Broncos and Seahawks he would have an answer by the time the plane touched down in Atlanta.

The winner was Seattle, but now another battle brews. The Seahawks and Broncos enter into negotiations Tuesday with New England Patriots tight end Daniel Graham.

Kerney is expected to give the Seahawks a much-needed pass rush. The 6-5, 273-pound defensive end has had three double-digit sack seasons and a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2004. Though hurt by injuries last season, Kerney is still expected to play at a Pro Bowl level.

It probably helped that Kerney got to know Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell when Ruskell worked in Atlanta. Also, Seattle assistant head coach Jim Mora was Kerney's head coach for three seasons in Atlanta.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2789120

noa
03-05-2007, 09:27 PM
I have an autographed Partrik Kerney football if anyone cares.

Iowanian
03-05-2007, 09:38 PM
I'm glad he put the sandy skin stump to the donks.

alanm
03-05-2007, 09:43 PM
Joe, Seattle would have been better off in the draft looking for a DE. They could have waited on one of the bookends from Nebraska. Moore or Carriker.

alanm
03-05-2007, 09:44 PM
I'd rather you guys have him than the Donkeys.

Good job, Seahawks!
They already blew their big wad on Henry.

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 09:47 PM
I was wanting to hear that Denver signed him... but that's a lot of money for a guy his age, coming back from injury. I was hesitant about this signing...

milkman
03-05-2007, 09:47 PM
Joe, Seattle would have been better off in the draft looking for a DE. They could have waited on one of the bookends from Nebraska. Moore or Carriker.

Seahawks son't have a first round pick.

noa
03-05-2007, 09:47 PM
I was wanting to hear that Denver signed him... but that's a lot of money for a guy his age, coming back from injury. I was hesitant about this signing...

Yeah, I think you guys will be better off finding someone cheaper or someone through the draft. Do you think there's any chance you guys will be going after Randy McMichael?

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 09:48 PM
I'm glad he put the sandy skin stump to the donks.

Weird. So, any player that chooses some place other than Denver is screwing Denver? Damn... you guys are lucky to have an owner that doesn't chase FAs. :p

Mile High Mania
03-05-2007, 09:49 PM
Yeah, I think you guys will be better off finding someone cheaper or someone through the draft. Do you think there's any chance you guys will be going after Randy McMichael?

I dunno... I think McMichael's assclown factor is a bit out of whack.

alanm
03-05-2007, 09:52 PM
Seahawks son't have a first round pick.
Moore is projected as a 2nd rnder. And there's no guarantee that Carriker will go in the 1st either.

Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 09:56 PM
Moore is projected as a 2nd rnder. And there's no guarantee that Carriker will go in the 1st either.

Our first pick is late in the 2nd round.. Wistrom cant play as much as he used to and we needed a proven guy for a quality rotation at the end position.. We still could use a DT though.. Tubbs had microfracture surgery a couple months ago so who knows how well he recovers from that..

milkman
03-05-2007, 09:58 PM
Our first pick is late in the 2nd round.. Wistrom cant play as much as he used to and we needed a proven guy for a quality rotation at the end position.. We still could use a DT though.. Tubbs had microfracture surgery a couple months ago so who knows how well he recovers from that..

You'll be needing a safety with Hamelin gone also, won't you?

shrek6849
03-05-2007, 10:15 PM
Weird. So, any player that chooses some place other than Denver is screwing Denver? Damn... you guys are lucky to have an owner that doesn't chase FAs. :p

Consider the source man.

Joe Seahawk
03-05-2007, 10:15 PM
You'll be needing a safety with Hamelin gone also, won't you?

Well, we picked up Mike Green from the Bears last year and he was looking fgreat until he broke his foot in preseason.. If we lose Hamlin we will be needing a guy, but hopefully we can find a good younfg guy in the draft.. Babineaux also plays safety, I really do not want to lose him

milkman
03-06-2007, 07:36 PM
Well, we picked up Mike Green from the Bears last year and he was looking fgreat until he broke his foot in preseason.. If we lose Hamlin we will be needing a guy, but hopefully we can find a good younfg guy in the draft.. Babineaux also plays safety, I really do not want to lose him

We don't want Babineaux, at least not at the 2nd round price attched to him at this point, so you can keep him.