For the Seattle Seahawks brain trust of general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, this year's free-agency period thus far has seemed to come in stages.
First and foremost they made sure to retain the key talent already on the roster like running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive end Red Bryant, along with supporting cast members needed to fill important roles throughout the depth chart.
From there they made two moves to address the team's more pressing needs in finding a potential up-and-coming pass-rusher in Jason Jones from Tennessee and the man who could become the starting quarterback, Matt Flynn...provided he beats out last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson.
After that, it would appear the team either ran out of momentum or simply shifted their attention to adding depth with less-heralded players looking to see if they can contribute to the 'Hawks 2012 roster.
Overall the results have generally been positive; nevertheless not every move has been a slam dunk.
While in some ways it's still too early to tell how these moves will work out, for fun I figured it might be interesting to hand out some grades...