Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,300
    Rep Power
    153

    Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Brandon Mebane's return big for Seattle
    July, 29, 2011
    By Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks ran low on defensive linemen last season and got trampled in the ground game as a result.

    At best, they needed to bring back key contributors and add depth.

    Adding free agent Alan Branch for depth and reaching agreement with their own free agent, Brandon Mebane, were steps in the right direction. General manager John Schneider announced Mebane's signing when meeting with reporters at team headquarters Friday.

    Branch, expected to sign a two-year deal, was a disappointment in Arizona. But if he becomes in Seattle what he ultimately became for the Cardinals -- a decent backup with the athletic ability to disrupt opponents on occasion -- the Seahawks will be better for his addition. They don't necessarily need Branch to fulfill the potential Arizona saw in him coming out of the draft in 2007. They just need him to upgrade their depth. Branch does that.

    Reaching agreement with Mebane was trickier because Mebane was a better prospect with superior options in the market. A good all-around tackle, Mebane finished last season with a disappointing sack total -- one -- and that hurt his value even though Mebane produced in other ways. But the Seahawks missed him when an injury sidelined him last season. They would have been worse off without him.


  2. #2
    ZiaRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,530
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    wow I was liking this if we stole him.... meh oh well

  3. #3
    viper's Avatar
    viper is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Vancouver, Washington
    Age
    53
    Posts
    1,674
    Rep Power
    26

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Seahawks re-signed DT Brandon Mebane.

    The Seahawks hold off a late pursuit from the Rams and some reported interest from the Broncos to keep their top run-stuffer. With NT Colin Cole coming off ankle surgery, it was even more of a priority to retain Mebane. In Pete Carroll's system, Mebane won't be asked to rush the passer just like last year, but he's still highly productive.

  4. #4
    thoey's Avatar
    thoey is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    San Antonio, Texas, United States
    Age
    50
    Posts
    2,017
    Rep Power
    32

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    So, who's next? As long as we get someone, I am good...
    This space for rent...

  5. #5
    Flippin' Ram's Avatar
    Flippin' Ram is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,435
    Rep Power
    32

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Quote Originally Posted by thoey View Post
    So, who's next? As long as we get someone, I am good...
    Amobi Okoye from the Texans, he's young and hasn't panned out quite well yet but Spags looks like the guy to spark his potential.

  6. #6
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    19,300
    Rep Power
    153

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Tony Softli is citing John Clayton in saying the deal is five years, $25 million. That doesn't sound too bad, wonder what the Rams' offer was?

  7. #7
    Flippin' Ram's Avatar
    Flippin' Ram is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    2,435
    Rep Power
    32

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Tony Softli is citing John Clayton in saying the deal is five years, $25 million. That doesn't sound too bad, wonder what the Rams' offer was?
    I would assume less, the Seahawks have plenty of capspace from what I've heard.

  8. #8
    ZiaRam is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
    Age
    34
    Posts
    1,530
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Seahawks resign DT Brandon Mebane

    Quote Originally Posted by thoey View Post
    So, who's next? As long as we get someone, I am good...
    From what I hear thier next choice is Banin from the Colts. This comes from Devaney who is my cousins, sister's boyfriends's finance's uncle.

Similar Threads

  1. Rumor: Rams make offer to DT Brandon Mebane
    By viper in forum DRAFT & FA
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: -07-29-2011, 04:05 PM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: -07-29-2011, 06:32 AM
  3. Some reserves I think we should resign...
    By bruce4life in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: -12-30-2008, 09:14 AM
  4. Petrino to resign
    By RamWraith in forum NFL TALK
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: -12-19-2007, 09:58 AM
  5. Would you resign DE Fisher???
    By majorram in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: -01-29-2005, 07:31 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •