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March 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

DTs Melton, Walker visiting Seahawks

According to multiple reports, defensive tackle Henry Melton is visiting the Seahawks today. There is also a report that DT Vance Walker, recently of the Raiders, will visit Seattle Sunday.

The 27-year-old Melton, who played with Earl Thomas at Texas, is coming off a season cut to three games due to an ACL injury, which has made teams a little wary.

But he has had interest, having met with the Vikings earlier, with the Bears also reportedly interested in keeping him.

Also looks like he has a trip planned to Dallas after leaving Seattle:

Along with the ACL, Melton also recently allegedly bit a bar owner.

Here’s the report on Walker:

The 26-year-old Walker started 15 games for the Raiders last season and also has visited Kansas City and Green Bay.

Seattle’s interest in Melton and Walker, though, shows the Seahawks are not necessarily content with what they have on the defgensive line, despite re-signing Tony McDaniel and Michael Bennett, so far their two major signings of the free agency period.

Seattle also brought in Jason Hatcher for a visit, but he instead signed a four-year, $27.5 million deal with the Redskins, an offer the Seahawks were not going to come close to matching.

Melton could be a much cheaper alternative, and as the linked NFL.com story above notes, in line with some of Seattle’s signings last year, when it signed McDaniel and Bennett to one-year “make good” contracts.

— Also this morning, according to the official NFLPlayers.com breakdown, the Seahawks have just over $16.1 million remaining in cap space;

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