The Seahawks, said at one point to at least be interested in DeSean Jackson, were from all other indications never in the running for the receiver, who Tuesday night instead signed with the Washington Redskins.
The 49ers were reportedly ready to make a run at Jackson if he had gotten away from the Redskins. That didn’t happen, though it does indicate the 49ers’ — like the Seahawks may be, as well — are still on the hunt for receivers. The Seahawks, though, will still face Jackson once this season, as Seattle will visit Washington in 2014 (dates of games yet to be set).
In others news. …
— ICYMI, ESPN’s John Clayton said on air today that the Seahawks could get a visit from DE Will Smith, if Smith doesn’t sign first with the Patriots, the team he was reportedly visiting Tuesday;
— Seahawks.com with more on the team’s trip to Darrington earlier this week;
— ESPN.com says the Seahawks did what they had to do in free agency;
— Former Seahawk defensive coordinator Gus Bradley says he’s not really trying to sign lots of former Seattle players, it just happens;
— A column on a speech given by Steve Largent with some memories of his Seahawks playing days;
— Not only is Russell Wilson throwing out the first pitch for the Rangers Wednesday but it’s Nolan Ryan Beef Dollar Hot Dog Night;
— Pat Kirwan says more teams may copy the Seahawks by running the ball more in 2014;
— NFL.com breaks down the big name vets still looking for jobs.