Here is an update on the status of all of Seattle's own free agents after the news Monday that defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs had officially re-signed with the team.

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Seattle’s re-signing of defensive lineman Demarcus Dobbs, announced by his agent on Friday, became official today.

Dobbs becomes only the fourth of Seattle’s 17 own unrestricted free agents to re-sign with the team. A couple more — notably, center Steve Schilling, who coach Pete Carroll said last week was likely to re-up — may/will still happen.

But Dobbs’ re-signing serves as a good time to review the status of all of Seattle’s own free agents as the signing period, which began March 10, ends its third week. Recall that the signing period never really ends — free agents can sign at any time.

But for now, this is how it looks (players listed by number of snaps played for Seattle in 2014):


G James Carpenter, 864 snaps played in 2014: Seattle’s starting left guard last season, he signed a four-year contract with the New York Jets valued at almost $20 million.

CB Byron Maxwell,  717 snaps: Maxwell signed a six-year deal worth as much as $63 million with the Eagles.

DT Kevin Williams, 455 snaps: Carroll said last week at the NFL League Meetings that the team was still talking to Williams, who remains unsigned. Seattle brought in Letroy Guion for a visit over the weekend, but Guion has reportedly agreed to a deal to stay with the Packers. That would indicate Seattle would still have room for Williams if it wants — and if Williams still wants to play.

DE O’Brien Schofield, 341 snaps: Schofield signed a one-year deal with Atlanta where former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is now the head coach worth $1.7 million.

LB Malcolm Smith, 286 snaps: The Super Bowl MVP a year ago signed a two-year deal with Oakland to play for the Raiders and new defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., his position coach with the Seahawks as well as at USC. It’s worth a reported $3.75 million.

C Lemuel Jeanpierre, 227: Jeanpierre remains unsigned and there has been no indication Seattle is looking to bring him back, with Schilling apparently due back in the fold and the team also having Patrick Lewis, Drew Nowak and Jared Wheeler on the roster and also still on the hunt for an outside veteran free agent — with Chris Myers, recently released by Houston, the latest apparent target.

TE Tony Moeaki, 206: Moeaki was expendable after the trade for Jimmy Graham and later signed with Atlanta.

C Steve Schilling, 205: Schilling, who ended the season on IR with a knee injury, is in talks to return to the team, according to what Carroll said at the league meetings last week. But the signing has yet to be officially announced as of Monday.

DL/FB Will Tukuafu, 160: Tukuafu, who played both ways in the Super Bowl and was the team’s starting fullback the second half of the season after being signed when Derrick Coleman was lost for the year at St. Louis with a broken foot, has yet to sign with anyone and indications are that he will not return to Seattle. The Seahawks also have Mike Zimmer on the roster as a backup fullback and may content to go with Zimmer as camp competition for Coleman. Zimmer was on the practice squad at the end of last season.

LS Clint Gresham, 142: Gresham, the ultra-dependable long snapper for Seattle since 2010, was re-signed to a three-year deal worth a total of $2.7 million on Friday, including a $300,000 signing bonus.

DE Demarcus Dobbs, 69: Dobbs re-signed officially on Monday.

S Jeron Johnson, 98: It was known from the start that Johnson would likely look to leave for some place where he had a better chance of playing. And that’s what happened as he signed a two-year contract worth $4 million with Washington.

QB Tarvaris Jackson, 3: Jackson took a recent visit to Miami. But he has yet to sign with a team and Carroll said last week he is hopeful that Jackson will re-sign with Seattle to serve another year as the backup QB to Russell Wilson.

DL Landon Cohen, 0: Cohen, signed late in the season, saw action in the final two payoff games. But it’s not appearing he will be back with the Seahawks.

TE Anthony McCoy, 0: McCoy, who missed a second consecutive season with an Achilles injury, signed a one-year deal to stay with Seattle through 2015.

LB Heath Farwell, 0: Farwell was on IR all of last season after suffering groin injury in pre-season and spent the year helping coach. He said at the Super Bowl he’d like to play again. Farwell reiterated he wants to keep playing in a Minnesota newspaper story last week and said the Seahawks had shown some interest in bringing him back.

DL D’Anthony Smith, 0: McCoy, on IR all last season with a biceps injury, signed a one-year deal to remain with the Seahawks.


WR Jermaine Kearse, 821 snaps: Seattle gave Kearse a second-round tender, guaranteeing him $2.35 million in 2015 and the Seahawks a second-round pick if he signs a bigger deal elsewhere. He could later sign a longer-team deal with Seattle, as Doug Baldwin did after initially being given a second-round tender. The deadline for Kearse to sign an offer sheet from another team is April 24, and the Seahawks would then have until April 29 to exercise their right of first refusal.

WR Bryan Walters, 108: The team did not tender Walters and he became an unrestricted free agent and signed with Jacksonville.

DL Greg Scruggs, 68: Scruggs signed a one-year contract worth a total of $785,000 with a salary of $660,000.

LB Mike Morgan, 27: Morgan signed a one-year contract Monday to stay with Seattle.


WR Ricardo Lockette, 273: Lockette was given a qualifying offer of $660,000 to stay with Seattle in 2015.

DB DeShawn Shead, 93: Shead was also given a qualifying offer to stay with Seattle.