NFC Notes: Seahawks, Ryan, Packers, Saints

Several players from the Super Bowl champion Seahawks had their 2014 salaries become fully guaranteed this week, notes Jason Fitzgerald of in his latest update on teams’ cap space. Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril, and Kam Chancellor had their contracts for 2014 vest from partially guaranteed to fully guaranteed, according to Fitzgerald, who notes that Matt Ryan of the Falcons was among the other players in that boat.

Here’s more from across the NFC:

  • Having drafted well and avoided bad contracts, the Packers will have significantly more cap flexibility this offseason than many of their NFC rivals, says Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  • 13 players from the Saints‘ Super Bowl win in 2010 remain on the team’s roster, but as many of nine of those players could depart this offseason, writes Mike Triplett of As Triplett points out, four are unrestricted free agents, while five more are potential cap casualties.
  • Compensatory picks for the 2014 draft won’t be announced for a few more weeks, and the Falcons‘ situation is murky, as D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes. Based on projections by Craig Turner (via, the Falcons could add as many as four compensatory picks, but may end up with just one or two, depending on where the cutoff is.
  • The Redskins have hired former Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams to their front office as a personnel executive, the team announced today in a press release.
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  1. schaddy24

    I would like to think that GB would use some of that money, but Teddy spends the money like it’s his own. IMHO the window is closing considering the lack of talent on D. If Aaron finishes his time in GB with only one ring the organization will have failed him.

  2. GB needs two safeties, at least 2 lbs and the entire starting d line is up for free agency as is arguably their best corner. Hey have a lot of free money bu he cupboard is bare

    • schaddy24

      Agreed. I think they would be smart to do the following…
      Sign Sam Shields.
      Sign Mike Neal (to play OLB opposite Clay w/ Perry backing up or cut).
      Restructure Tramon and Burnett’s deals (making WAY too much when compared to their performance, cut them if needed).
      Let Raji, Pickett, Jolly walk (if Jolly is healthy, bring him back cheap).
      Focus the draft on DL or S in the 1st round and pick up a guy like Borland in the 2nd or 3rd to pair with Hawk in the middle. Most of the Dline starters are FA’s but they still have some talent in Jones, Worthy, Daniels, Boyd. I would like to see them build around them w/ a couple pieces added in the draft. They have the money to turn the D around, but Thompson spends the money like it’s his own.


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