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Century Links 3/17: Late Stages of Free Agency, and other Seahawks News


Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks free agency update: Charles visit ends without a deal, as expected; and add a few more visits to the list | The Seattle Times
Running back Jamaal Charles was said to have a good visit with the Seahawks. But for now the team is content with what it has at running back.

Seattle Seahawks to host Ricky Jean-Francois on a free-agent visit - NFL Nation- ESPN
Veteran defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois is set to visit with the Seahawks, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Seahawks reportedly open to trading Richard Sherman ‘for the right deal’ - The Washington Post
A veteran NFL personnel executive suggests that Seattle may have salary cap-related reasons to want to explore possible trades involving the star cornerback.

Jamaal Charles doesn’t sign with Seahawks, and another team may emerge | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks' vision of a veteran version of a Thunder and Lightning backfield has temporarily been put on hold. Running back Jamaal Charles had a good visit in Seattle, as a source with knowledge of the situation explained it to PFT. However, Charles will not be signing there, for now.

Report: Seahawks host linebacker Dekoda Watson for visit | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks' continued search for linebacker depth has brought them to former Denver Broncos linebacker Dekoda Watson. According to Field Yates of, the Seahawks hosted Watson on a free agent visit on Thursday.

Pete Carroll Discusses Changes To Seahawks Coaching Staff | Seattle Seahawks
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on the new additions and recent promotions to his coaching staff.

NFC West Free Agency Update | Seattle Seahawks
A recap of the latest news in NFL free agency from the Seahawks' rivals in the NFC West division.

Michael Lombardi: Seahawks willing to deal Sherman | Seahawks Draft Blog
Michael Lombardi is the former GM of the Browns and most recently worked in New England as an assistant to the coaching staff. He had some interesting things

Podcast Player - Does DeShawn Shead owe Seahawks a chance to match?
If DeShawn Shead gets offered a contract, does he owe the Seahawks a chance to match? Would Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson make sense as a Seahawks draft pick? What are we learning from the mock draft world?

Clemson’s Mike Williams runs well at pro day | ProFootballTalk

Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams didn’t run at the Scouting Combine, but his pro day workout yesterday proved to be worth waiting for. According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the first-round receiver prospect ran his 40-yard dashes in 4.50 and 4.

Agent's Take: Here's what teams will really pay for top deals in NFL free agency -

In the funny money of NFL contracts, it's all about signing bonus and salary guarantees

Has 'all or nothing' window closed for Cardinals? -

Can the Cardinals live up to that “all or nothing” philosophy for one more season before the declining duo of Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald walk off into the sunset?

Ravens bring in Brandon Carr on four-year deal -

The Baltimore Ravens have added more help in the secondary. The team announced Thursday that free-agent cornerback Brandon Carr has agreed to a four-year deal.

Jets expected to sign Claiborne as Revis replacement -

Have the Jets found a new No. 1 corner? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the team is expected to finalize a deal soon with former Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne.

Raiders agree to terms with Jared Cook on 2-year deal -

Oakland is adding to an already explosive offense. One day after losing Latavius Murray to Minnesota, the Raiders have signed former Green Bay tight end Jared Cook.

Rams sign pass rusher Connor Barwin to 1-year deal -

New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has found a linebacker to pair with Robert Quinn in Los Angeles. The Rams announced the signing of former Eagles pass rusher Connor Barwin.