RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The cost associated with winning a Super Bowl became apparent to the Seattle Seahawks when free agency began. Many wanted a piece of what made the Seahawks so successful.
After watching a handful of players leave, the Seahawks made additions on Wednesday by agreeing to terms with former Jacksonville wide receiver Taylor Price and bringing back defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.
Price's representatives confirmed a one-year deal for the league minimum. He has not played since 2011, spending the last two seasons on injured reserve with foot injuries. The team later confirmed an agreement with McDaniel, a reported two-year deal to return to Seattle.
The additions came after the Seahawks released defensive end Chris Clemons earlier on Wednesday and saw unrestricted free agents Golden Tate (Detroit), Clinton McDonald (Tampa Bay) and Chris Maragos (Philadelphia) leave for new destinations.
Seattle had already landed its biggest target in free agency after re-signing defensive end Michael Bennett to a four-year deal Monday.
Retaining McDaniel was important after McDonald signed with Tampa Bay on Tuesday. McDaniel came to Seattle on a one-year deal last offseason and became an important part of a Seahawks run defense that was among the league leaders. McDaniel played mostly on first and second downs as part of Seattle's rotation on the defensive line. He finished with a career-best 53 total tackles and two sacks.
Price will be added to an interesting wide receiver mix. Seattle expects to have Percy Harvin healthy for next season and restricted free agent Doug Baldwin has been given a second-round tender worth about $2.1 million. Seattle also has Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette back from last season, and wide receiver could be a focus in the draft. Price was a third-round selection of New England in 2010 but has played in only five NFL games.
Seattle was hopeful of retaining Tate after he led the team in receiving last season with 64 receptions and five touchdowns. But Detroit made a massive offer and Tate agreed to a five-year deal worth $31 million with $13.25 million guaranteed. It was likely more than the Seahawks were ever going to offer the former second-round pick.
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