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Report: Hawks offering Carroll ton of cash

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is now reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are offering USC head coach Peter Carroll an "significant" amount of money to become the team's next head coach.

The Seahawks still have to interview a minority candidate to meet the requirements of the Rooney Rule, and reportedly had reached out to Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who declined the team's offer for an interview.

And rumblings in Los Angeles, courtesy of Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Farmer, have Carroll interviewing with a contingent of people from the Seahawks earlier this week.

Michael Lombardi of is reporting that Seahawks chief executive Tod Leiweke and a staff of team executives, including legal counsel Lance Lopes, met with Carroll about becoming the team's next head coach and director of football operations. Lombardi states that the relationship started because of Lopes and his brother, Steve Lopes, who is on the USC staff as a senior associate athletic director.

Mike Florio of is reporting that Philadelphia general manager Tom Heckert is expected to take a job as general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Heckert had been considered a finalist for the Seahawks head coaching position, but turned down a possible interview with Seattle after interviewing with Cleveland earlier this week.

Finally, if Carroll is headed to Seattle, a possible name to look for as a general manager candidate is Pat Kirwan, who does work for CBS Sports' NFL Today, is co-host on Sirius NFL Radio and is on the NFL network, Kirwan is a good friend of Carroll and has negotiated contracts in the past with the New York Jets.