According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions are seriously considering a trade for Seahawks offensive lineman Rob Sims. The Seattle restricted free agent has been tendered as a fourth round level, and the team reportedly is not interested in bringing him back.
Other teams remain interested in Sims, including Chicago, but Seattle reportedly was not interested in making a trade for Chicago defensive end Alex Brown.
If Sims winds up in Detroit, he would be joining several former Seahawks already on the roster, including recent unrestricted free agent signing Nate Burleson, linebacker Julius Peterson, running back Maurice Morris, tight end Will Heller, safety Marquand Manuel and cornerback Kevin Hobbs.
Art Thiel of Seattlepi.com wonders aloud about the Seahawks moves so far this offseason.
Tennessee safety Eric Berry, expected to be a top 10 draft pick, is scheduled to visit with five teams in the next week, but Seattle isn’t one of them.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com notes that in light of the Seahawks signing special teams standout Sean Morey, neither Seattle or Arizona has particularly distinguished themselves in punt or kickoff coverage recently.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says he was impressed with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s workout in this video. Carroll also attended Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant’s workout in Texas and met with Oklahoma State offensive lineman Russell Okung this week.