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March 27, 2008 3:52 PM

Seahawks to sign K Olindo Mare

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Kicker Olindo Mare is expected to sign with the Seahawks. The Web site first reported the two sides reached an agreement on a two-year, $3.5 million deal.

Mare is 34 and coming off a season in which he was hampered by an injury and made 57 percent of his field-goal attempts for New Orleans. The Saints released him in February. For his career, he has made just under 80 percent of his attempts.

Seattle will announce the signing on Thursday.

Mare played 10 years with Miami before the Dolphins traded him to New Orleans for a sixth-round draft choice in April 2007.

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Posted by HawkAddict

4:09 PM, Mar 27, 2008

This guy is the Anti Brown. He misses 50 yarders all the time, but he also kicks a touchback about 30% of the time. He is going to make the D look even better. Hopefully we will only need him for extra points anyway!

Posted by JDUB4UW

4:10 PM, Mar 27, 2008

Boo... we could draft and sign some younger, more talented undrafted free agents that would do better... possibly even Alexis Serna out of Oregon State would be better...

Posted by Alex A

4:42 PM, Mar 27, 2008

We better give him some young competition because 80% just aint cutting it i dont care if he is give 30% touchbacks. You know how many games in the last couple of season have come down to field goals. Not sure myself but its alot.

Posted by shortbus

5:06 PM, Mar 27, 2008

What happens if the 'hawks cut him and sign a rookie? Do they eat the money?

Posted by Pimp t

5:07 PM, Mar 27, 2008

As long as there was no guaranteed monies involved with his contract it was a great move. He's the best FA Kicker left. Let him come in and compete with another drafted rookie, and if we cut him we dont lose anything. Great stratigic move!
But If we gave hime any guaranteed money......All I can say is, Rusell You Are A TOTAL MORON!

Posted by JJ

5:09 PM, Mar 27, 2008

WHAT ARE THEY THINKING?!?!?!?!?!? F$%#!!

Posted by shortbus

5:16 PM, Mar 27, 2008

My guess is that there will be some kind of a signing bonus to get him to come here over Denver. Hopefully no more than 500k though.

Posted by chuck

5:20 PM, Mar 27, 2008

we still will draft a kicker I pray,but we all knew this was comingfrom Tims comments ealier in the week

Posted by sammy

8:29 AM, Mar 30, 2008

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