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Seahawks ink WR Ben Obomanu to 3-year deal

Posted on: January 14, 2011 5:13 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 5:21 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
B. Obomanu (US Presswire)
Despite preparing for their divisional round playoff tilt at Chicago, the Seahawks and Ben Obomanu found time to take care of some important business this week. The club announced that it has signed the emerging wide receiver to a three-year contract extension. Terms of the deal are not yet known.

It was just a few weeks ago that Seattle signed their other emerging receiver, Mike Williams, to a three-year extension. Like Williams, Obomanu is a big, somewhat-plodding but somehow limber possession receiver. And, at 27, Obomanu can also be considered a late bloomer (of course, it’s not so bad to bloom late when you’re a former seventh-round pick; it’s a different story for Williams blooming late as a former high first-rounder).

Obomanu caught 30 passes in 15 games this season (six starts) despite battling injuries down the stretch. Ironically, his most recent injury may have sealed his new contract. He dislocated his shoulder early in the game against the Saints but later returned to the field and gutted through the pain.

The Seahawks have now locked up what they believe will be their receiving corps for the next three years. Remember, in addition to Obomanu and Williams, they also have second-round draft pick Golden Tate. Interestingly enough, this is the same team that earlier this season said goodbye to veterans T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Deion Branch. Looks like the front office had a plan all along.

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Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 11:33 am

Seahawks ink WR Ben Obomanu to 3-year deal

i agree with the lienart reunion look caroll can get him for practically nothing so what does he have to lose lienart will see this as his last chance and i think work his ass off...its a weak divison i think they have enough weapons just need a young hungry qb

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2011 8:51 am

Seahawks ink WR Ben Obomanu to 3-year deal

Nice to have locked up the recieving corps, but what do they do at quarterback?

The Seahawks seem to be on a three year plan based on the signings of Obomanu and Williams, plus youngsters Golden Tate and Deion Butler. They had a couple pathetic years after their Super Bowl appearance and then a narrow loss to Chicago in the NFC title game a few years ago. This year was still a "rebuilding year" as evidenced by their 7-9 record. If they can keep their defensive and offensive lineman healthy next year they should be much better and more consistent in the trenches which will help their running game with the Beast Mode next year and also should make them more competitive against opponents' rushing attacks (with a healthy Red Bryant).

However, what do they at quarterback? They have a lot of peices in place, but I don't think Hasselbeck has 3 years left in him and Whitehurst hasn't shown he is the answer at the helm in the future. If they draft a young quarterback, he will probably still be in the learning curve for the next 3 years which would seem to be inconsistent with the overall plan.

Look for Seattle to either stick with Hasselbeck next year or, in my opinion, they would be better off signing a veteran free agent QB (maybe Kyle Orton), or trading for a younger QB who is further along in the learning process. Could Kevin Kolb be a target? How about a Matt Leinert reunion with Pete Carroll and Mike Williams?

This year wasn't supposed to land them in the playoffs, not to mention result in a playoff victory, so I'm just enjoying the "icing on the cake" for now. Hopefully, they can pull off another upset and give the young guys a continued taste of the playoffs and more experience in big game situations. That will only make them a better team next season.

Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Seahawks ink WR Ben Obomanu to 3-year deal

The Seahawks front office is finally making good decisions again and are making great personnel changes. Good to see Obomanu will be with us for the next three seasons. Now all we need is for the NFL and the players union to iron out a deal.
As far as this weekend is concerned, I can't wait for a great match-up. Man this is going to be a good game. The only concern I have for Seattle is will Tatupu play or not, and which Matt Hasselbeck shows up. Although Tatupu is the only player listed on our injury report, lets not forget about DT Red Bryant who has been on IR. His absence is one of the reasons why we have been gashed for so many 100+ rushing games. Cole and Mebane have done a good job in his absence, but he is a difference maker. I hope Tatupu is able to go or other wise we will be seriously at a disadvantage from a depth perspective. I can't wait to watch this one.
GOOOO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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