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NFL Free Agency Rumors: Seahawks showing interest in Cedric Thornton

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Add another name to the list of potential Seahawks targets: Former Eagles defensive lineman Cedric Thornton.

Thornton, 27, is 6'4, 309 pounds and would likely project as a run-stuffing defensive tackle with the potential for a little bonus as an interior pass rusher. He played in a two-gap 3-4 in Philly, so it's kind of tough to know how that transition would go.

Per Bleeding Green Nation's Brandon Lee Gowton,

The 27-year-old Thornton has been a good starter for the Eagles as a 3-4 defensive end over the past three seasons. The team is moving to a 4-3 defense under Jim Schwartz, however, so he could be a scheme casualty. Even if the scheme isn't an issue, and it might not be since Thornton started his NFL career as a 4-3 defensive tackle, the Eagles already have a lot talent on their young defensive line. Fletcher Cox, who is due a monster deal, and Bennie Logan currently project as the team's starting defensive tackles.

Thornton will likely be able to find more money/playing time some place other than Philadelphia. If that's the case, good for him. He was always a classy guy and he served the Eagles well. The only bad part for Eagles fans is possibly having to see him line up for the Cowboys.

Per ESPN's Paul Sheridan,

Thornton has been a solid player rather than a flashy one. He has been effective against the run as a two-gapper -- tying up offensive linemen so the Eagles' linebackers could make plays. In Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme, Thornton would likely have to return to the defensive tackle spot he played as a rookie in 2012.

Per ESPN's Sheil Kapadia,who covered the Eagles for years,

His strength is as a run defender, and Thornton consistently plays with a high motor. He would likely compete for a starting job on the interior with the Seahawks.

Also, this was an interesting tweet from Steve Palazzolo.

Stand by for more updates.