The Seahawks now have their entire 2021 draft class under contract and know the date and time of their first preseason game.
Here are details on each item:
Cornerback Tre Brown signs rookie deal
The Seahawks announced that cornerback Tre Brown, a fourth-round choice out of Oklahoma, signed his rookie contract Friday.
All rookies get standard four-year deals with salaries and bonuses slotted based on where they were taken in the draft.
Brown, who was the 127th overall selection, receives a deal worth a potential total of $4,120,664 with a $640,664 signing bonus.
Second-round choice D’Wayne Eskridge and sixth-rounder Stone Forsythe signed their deals last weekend before the team’s rookie minicamp, meaning all 90 players on Seattle’s roster now are under contract for the 2021 season. To add anyone to the roster now, the Seahawks would have to make a corresponding move to waive or release someone.
Because Brown’s salary is not among the top 51, it does not impact the salary cap.
So Seattle remains with a listed $7,255,001 in available cap room according to OvetheCap.com.
Seahawks to open preseason on Aug. 14
The Raiders announced Friday their opening preseason game against the Seahawks is set for Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas. The game will be the first with fans in attendance at Allegiant Stadium, which opened last year.
This will be the 15th consecutive year the Raiders and Seahawks have played in the preseason.
The Seahawks announced they will meet Denver at Lumen Field in Week Two of the preseason on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. They will host the Chargers on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.
The setting of the date for the first preseason game also helps clarify when training camp may begin for Seattle.
Teams can open training camp 15 days before their first preseason game, with rookies allowed to report 22 days before the first preseason game.
So that makes July 31 a likely date for training camp.
Seattle will open the regular season Sept. 12 at Indianapolis, meaning the Seahawks will have two weeks off following their third preseason game. Teams are playing just three preseason games this year with the addition of a 17th regular-season game.