Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 5/12/12
The hits just keep on coming this NFL offseason. Free agency started off with a bang, with the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Saints and bounty scandal, and the draft. The Seattle Seahawks have already signed nine of their ten draft picks, including first round pick Bruce Irvin, more on him later. What a difference a year makes huh? This time last year we, as fans, weren’t worried about whether or not the Seahawks could sign one player; we were worried about whether or not there would be an NFL season. At that point, the Seahawks weren’t allowed to come to terms with their draft picks because there was no structure in place for them to do so. The deal that was eventually reached between the NFL and the Players’ Union created a new structure that has changed the way the offseason works in significant ways. The new CBA created a system that allows a more exciting offseason. Free agency this year was about three weeks of frenzied activity followed by weeks of smaller signings. The ...
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