Seattle Seahawks Offseason Happenings: With Weaver Gone, Schmitt Happens


Published: March 20, 2009


... starting fullback, signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday after a drawn-out free-agency foray that lasted three weeks.

Weaver was seeking more than the $1.42 million he made with Seattle last year, and he apparently got it from the Eagles, who reportedly will pay him at least $1.75 million and as much as $2.5 million for one season.

Weaver had been talking with Tampa Bay, Minnesota, and Seattle as well, but ESPN’s John Clayton reported that he took less money to play for the Eagles. 

While Weaver was starting to become useful as a multi-talented back capable of running, receiving, and ramming, he still is only a fullback. Yes, he seemed a bit like a "John L. Williams-Lite," he wasn’t anywhere close to as good as the Seahawks’ former star.

Although they lost an ascending player they had cultivated for four years, the Seahawks won’t be heartbroken, because they still have Schmitt. A fifth-round pick in 2...

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