According to a report from ProFootballTalk.com, the search firm Spencer Stuart has identified 10 potential candidates for the Seattle Seahawks vacant GM position.
The list includes Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Steve Keim, San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Philadelphia Eagles G.M. Tom Heckert, Baltimore Ravens director of player personnel Eric DeCosta, Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Schneider, New England Patriots senior football adviser Floyd Reese, Patriots pro personnel director Jason Licht, 49ers director of player personnel Trent Baalke, Seahawks interim general manager Ruston Webster and Chargers senior executive Randy Mueller.
That's six of the 10 potential candidates we initially identified as possible persons of interest for the position.
According to the report, the GM candidates will report to CEO Tod Leiweke, not owner Paul Allen.
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