With the backup quarterback market heating up, things have been eerily quiet regarding the status of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn.
Both head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider maintained publically that they were more than willing to keep Flynn in the fold for the current year a his current salary of $5.25 million for 2013. And as Don Banks of Sports Illustrated writes, the Seahawks seemed to be standing by the statement in free agency.
Banks: “The backup quarterback options are rapidly dwindling for Cleveland and Tampa Bay. Smith was swapped to Kansas City. Drew Stanton signed in Arizona. Matt Moore re-upped in Miami. Bruce Gradkowski jumped to Pittsburgh. And Derek Anderson re-signed with Carolina. With Cassel gone and Seattle seeming in no hurry to move Flynn, the top-shelf No. 2 possibilities are few. It’s either compete for Kolb once he’s cut loose, go after ex-Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, sign Jason Campbell, or make an offer that pries Mallett out of New England.”
Here’s my story on the Seahawks signing defensive end Michael Bennett signing.
John McGrath of The News Tribune wants to know if the Seahawks should go ahead and schedule the Super Bowl victory parade for Feb. 4, 2014 after Pete Carroll and John Schneider’s
Bob Stelton and Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle talk with Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about the matchup nightmares new addition Percy Harvin will create.
ESPN’s Mike Sando does a nice breaking down how Percy Harvin’s deal fits into some of top Seattle players on offense financially.
Les Carpenter of Yahoo Sports catches up with former Seahawk Shaun Alexander, who attempting to make the transition to Hollywood.
The Niners are reportedly in serious discussions with defensive backs Charles Woodson and Nnamdi Asomugha.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports talks about the reasons for one-year deals making an early appearance in free agency – a soft market. He also offers his list of the top 10 free agents still left in free agency. Kirwan: “Agents know the annual owners meetings is a line of demarcation in free agency, and when the team brass returns from the four-day trip to Phoenix, which will begin Sunday, most teams will turn their interest to the draft. We will see a number of one-year deals in the coming days.”
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com writes that Geno Smith and Tavon Austin sparkled at West Virginia’s pro day.