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Seattle Seahawks’ 5 Biggest Offseason Mistakes So Far

The Seattle Seahawks’ 5 Biggest Offseason Mistakes So Far

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The Seattle Seahawks have gone through plenty of changes this offseason -- some positive and some negative. The Seahawks lost a host of players like Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, but they did gain players like Terrelle Pryor and re-signed Michael Bennett.

While the Seahawks have had a productive offseason so far, here are five of the their biggest mistakes up to this point.

5. Letting CB Walter Thurmond Go

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5. Letting CB Walter Thurmond Go

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The Seahawks really lucked out last year after losing Brandon Browner to a major suspension. Players like Thurmond stepped up and produced big-time for the Seahawks. Instead of retaining Thurmond, a more proven player, the Seahawks opted to let him walk and he eventually signed with the New York Giants. I still have my reservations about Byron Maxwell as a No. 2 corner, and Thurmond would have been a better option.

4. Letting OT Breno Giacomini Go

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4. Letting OT Breno Giacomini Go

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When the Seahawks really struggled on offense last year, the offensive line was banged up and right tackle Breno Giacomini was sorely missed as the Seahawks went through a bunch of low-round picks. Giacomini signed this offseason with the New York Jets, and the Seahawks will now have to address their offensive line early in next month's draft.

3. Letting WR Golden Tate Go

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3. Letting WR Golden Tate Go

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The receiving corps of Seattle was justifiably questioned last year as the team used some no-name players to catch passes from Russell Wilson. The best of this group was Golden Tate, who was Seattle's leading receiver and a valuable returner on special teams. Tate is now off to Detroit, and the Seahawks will have to expect that Percy Harvin can stay healthy for 16 games, which is highly unlikely and a scary proposition to make.

2. Re-Signing WR Sidney Rice

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2. Re-Signing WR Sidney Rice

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The Seahawks were better in 2013 without Sidney Rice than they were with him. The receiver was grossly overpaid when he signed in 2011, and once he suffered a torn ACL earlier in the year, Seattle's offense was better without him than with him. Rice is now back in Seattle, but at least it's for a relatively low salary.

1. Trading For QB Terrelle Pryor

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1. Trading For QB Terrelle Pryor

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The Seahawks already have a franchise quarterback in Russell Wilson and a solid backup in Tarvaris Jackson, which makes the trade for QB Terrelle Pryor even more perplexing. I might be reading too much into this, but bringing in and trading for another quarterback is not what the Seahawks need, especially a quarterback who is a below average passer.