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2017 NFL free agency: Breaking down the Seattle Seahawks cap space, potential free agents

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The San Francisco 49ers will have a ton of cap space. We’re going to take a look at the potential free agents for the 31 other teams around the NFL.

I will be doing a series of articles that will be taking a methodical team by team approach to next year’s possible free agents. I will be starting with the team that has the least amount of salary cap space and ending with the team with the most. I will try to give a brief description of as many of the possible free agents as I can. I will also be looking for players that might be salary cap cuts in order for their teams to make room to sign some of these possible free agents. Any information anyone else can contribute on these players would be very much appreciated.

The Seattle Seahawks are projected to be $32,180,828 UNDER the cap (all salary info via Over The Cap) for 2017 and with only 38 players under contract. I didn’t take a lot of time with this group because they may be the worst group of free agents so far. The next couple of teams should be better.

(EastBayNinerFan has the combined total of the salary cap surplus carry over from 2016 and the cap space for 2017 as $37,287,255)

Dollar figures listed are player’s 2016 cap hit.

K Steven Hauschka - $3,525,000

Steven Hauschka is 31 years old and was originally picked up by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

43OLB Michael Morgan - $1,000,000

Michael Morgan is 28 years old and was picked up as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks in 2011. Morgan has 11 tackles and one pass defended this season.

LT Bradley Sowell - $1,000,000

Bradley Sowell is 27 years old and was originally picked up by the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Sowell was signed by the Seahawks in March of this year after being cut by the Cardinals. The guy might make you feel lucky to have Erik Pears.

43DT Tony McDaniel - $600,000

Tony McDaniel is 31 years old and was originally picked up by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2006. McDaniel signed a one year contract with the Seahawks in August. He has 39 tackles and three passes defended this season.

FB Marcel Reese - $178,824

FB Marcel Reese is 31 years old and was originally picked up by the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Reese was picked up by the Seahawks this month after being cut by the Raiders in September. He has one carry for zero yards.

S Jeron Johnson - $141,176

Jeron Johnson is 28 years old and was picked up by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. The Seahawks signed Johnson in December after Earl Thomas was put on injured reserve. He had two tackles last week.

CB Deshawn Shead - $600,000

Deshawn Shead is 27 years old and was picked up by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Shead is having his best season in the NFL with 71 tackles, 14 passes defended, and one interception. Seahawks are working their magic with another defensive player. PFF has him rated as the 32nd best CB in the NFL.

F Will Turkuafu - $352,941

Will Turkuafu is 32 years old and was picked up by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Turkuafu has two rushes for two yards this season. PFF has him rated fairly decently in pass blocking.

S Kelcie McCray – 725,000

Kelcie McCray is 28 years old and was originally picked up by the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2012. The Seahawks traded a fifth round pick for McCray in 2015. He has 38 tackles and one pass defended this season.

43DT John Jenkins - $277,941

John Jenkins is 27 years old and was originally drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2013 draft. Jenkins was signed by the Seahawks after being released by the Saints in November.

TE Brandon Williams - $675,000

Brandon Williams is 29 years old and was originally picked up by the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Williams had five receptions in five years.

CB Neiko Thorpe - $635,294

Neiko Thorpe is 26 and was originally picked up by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Neiko has 18 tackles this season after having 40 tackles and six passes defended for the Raiders last season.