Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that Seattle Seahawks soon-to-be free agent John Carlson could be an option for the Chicago Bears, who are looking to upgrade the tight end position.
Because of a week tight end class in the draft, teams likely will be looking more toward free agency for talent at the position. Biggs also notes that Carlson played college at nearby Notre Dame.
Biggs: Although he missed the entire 2011 season after suffering a torn labrum in his shoulder last summer, he was a reliable producer before that. Carlson missed only one game through his first three seasons. In 2008 and 2009, he caught 106 passes for 1,201 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Carlson didn’t put up the same kind of numbers in 2010 when new Bears quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates was the offensive coordinator in Seattle. He made just 31 receptions for 318 yards, but the Seahawks had quarterback issues. Seattle might want Carlson back, but the Seahawks signed Zach Miller last summer and have other needs to address.”
The Folks at NFL Playbook believe the Seattle Seahawks should build around Tarvaris Jackson instead of bringing in a quarterback through the draft or free agency to start next season.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com talks with the team’s director of college scouting Scott Fitterer and defensive line coach Todd Wash about what they learned from the scouting combine.
Brian Billick of Fox Sports believes Seattle is one of three teams that would be a good fit for Peyton Manning. The others are Kansas City and the N.Y. Jets.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports reviews the game tape from Green Bay’s game against Detroit and comes the conclusion that Matt Flynn is good, not great, and still a gamble for a team that signs him to big money in free agency.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com now has Seattle selecting Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd at No. 12 overall.
Brock Huard and Mike Salk of ESPN 710 Seattle talked with Seahawks general manager John Schneider on Thursday in this audio link.
Mike Tanier writing for the New York Times pens an amusing take on the draftnik culture.
Russ Lande of the Sporting News has Seattle selecting Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still in his latest mock draft.