It’s extremely quiet around Hawkville these days, with the coaches and players “off” until they return to gear up for the start of training camp practices on July 31.
But there’s news concerning a couple of former players who shared the free safety position during the Seahawks’ run to the Super Bowl in 2005 – former second-round draft choice Ken Hamlin, who just signed with the Baltimore Ravens; and Marquand Manuel, who replaced Hamlin in ’05 when he was sidelined following an altercation outside a Pioneer Square nightclub and is now battling for a roster spot with the Detroit Lions.
Hamlin joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2007 after the Seahawks decided not to re-sign him when he became a free agent, and he made the Pro Bowl that season. But he’s now ticketed to be the backup to Ed Reed with the Ravens, which Hamlin says is fine – as long as the team is winning. You can read about Hamlin’s situation here.
Manuel, meanwhile, has played for the Green Bay Packers (2006), Carolina Panthers (2007), Denver Broncos (2008) and Lions (2009) since leaving the Seahawks. Manuel has started 58 games in his career, but he could be looking for another team to join, according to this report.