The reigning Superbowl Champion Seattle Seahawks have been mostly inactive in the NFL free agency market thus far. Their championship roster has been cherry-picked by needy NFL teams while fans have watched potential high profile free agent replacements such as CB Aqib Talib and WR Eric Decker sign elsewhere. Seattle has a strong nucleus of players locked up for multiple future seasons including RB Marshawn Lynch (2016 free agent), S Kam Chancellor (2018 FA) and WR Percy Harvin (2019 FA). Additionally, still signed to relative-bargain rookie contracts are S Earl Thomas (2015 FA), CB Richard Sherman (2015 FA), OL Russell Okung (2016 FA) and QB Russell Wilson (2016 FA). But a key factor in the Superbowl run was the incredible depth of the Seahawks. And it’s getting shallower. Gone are:

WR Golden Tate – Detroit
DT Red Bryant – Cut and signed with Jacksonville
DE Chris Clemons – Cut and signed with Jacksonville
CB Walter Thurmond – New York Giants
OT Breno Giacomini – New York Jets
CB Brandon Browner – New England
WR Sidney Rice – Cut and unsigned

Seattle’s few key moves thus far are the re-signing of DE Micahael Bennett (4 years, $28.5 million), backup QB Tarvaris Jackson (1 year, $1.25 million) and K Steven Hauschka (3 years, $9.15 million). Coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have been masterful at finding value in the NFL draft in recent history. The Hawks were the second youngest team in Superbowl history last season. They’ll need a repeat draft performance in order to fortify the roster depth once again in 2014. And there’s still time to sign some key players this offseason. Other players known to have visited Seattle are WR Kenny Britt, DE Jared Allen and TE Jermichael Finley. Time to open your fat wallet, Paul Allen.