Afew links this morning while we monitor free agency. …
— And stepping away from free agency for a moment, Mel Kiper has his latest mock draft out today and sees the Seahawks taking defensive end Stephon Tuitt of Notre Dame with their first pick. Says Kiper: “At one point I saw Tuitt as a certainty to go in Round 1. But while he’s now on the edge, I think the Seahawks could develop him into something special. You see the physical profile, the versatility and the flash plays and you think he could be the next Richard Seymour. But it’s not always there. That said, the Seahawks need to add depth along the defensive line after some departures. I also think the Seahawks could go with a wide receiver here.” And for those who might want Seattle to take a WR there, especially with Golden Tate now gone, Kiper has six receivers going in the first round;
— ESPN also details what it calls a “tough couple days” for the Seahawks. Still lots to happen before we determine the real legacy of this free agency period, though, one would think;
— Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner will visit the Redskins soon, according to ESPN;
— DT Jason Hatcher, who visited Seattle, also visited Oakland and is now headed to Tennessee, and reportedly will have at least two other visits before signing anywhere:
Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher, who was in Oakland yesterday, is headed to visit the #Titans tonight.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2014
— Here are some comments from Breno Giacomini on signing with the Jets, including the influence of GM John Idzik, who used to work for the Seahawks;
— Seahawks reportedly inquired about Eric Decker but determined he was far too expensive:
#Seahawks mum inquired about now New York Jets receiver Eric Decker… Appeared to be way too many dollars.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 13, 2014
— Here are details on the Seahawks’ involvement in We Day;
— And finally:
— Marshall Malchow (@MMalchowUW) March 13, 2014