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February 6, 2015 at 1:50 PM

Could Suh be an option for Seattle?

While we wait to see if there is any firm news coming from the Seahawks today on naming Kris Richard as defensive coordinator, there’s an intriguing off-season what-if? making the rounds involving Seattle and Detroit defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Here’s the initial story, from Bleacher Report, indicating that he might favor coming to Seattle if he hits the open market, in part because he’s from Portland.

ProFootballRumors.com has the logistics here of what happens next for Suh:

The Lions, for instance, will still be the only team that can negotiate a new agreement with Suh for the next few weeks. If the star defender still hasn’t worked anything out with the team by March 3, Detroit could use its franchise tag on him. If the Lions pass on using a tag, Suh would be able to talk to other teams as of March 7, and could sign elsewhere on March 10.

Could the Seahawks really be player for Suh, who might command $100 million?

Seems really unlikely given what GM John Schneider said last week when asked about the challenges of extending the contract of Russell Wilson. Here’s what he said then:

“It presents challenges, there is no question,’’ Schneider said of getting a deal done with Wilson and then constructing a roster around the new contract. “We haven’t sat down with his representatives. We are still going to be drafting young players and playing young players, so we might not be able to dip into free agency like you may want to here and there or compensate somebody else that you want to compensate that is already on your team, but just the fact that we’re going to continue to keep drafted players and playing young players should help us compensate for whatever level of compensation (for Wilson’s contract) is.”

The Seahawks may also want to extend Bobby Wagner, who could command $9 million or so per year. And then there’s Marshawn Lynch.

Other than the Percy Harvin trade, Seattle’s M.O. has been to build largely from within, and pay their own players and not those from outside.

This is also the time of year when lots of rumors get floated, often planted by those hoping to send messages or spin things a little bit.

It’s intriguing, no doubt, and in the NFL, you never know. But there’s an awful lot of dominoes that would have to fall first.

 

 

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