Seahawks Insider Blog

Report: Mare to sign franchise tender today

Mike Florio of is reporting that Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare will sign his one-year $2.8 million franchise tag tender today.

It's a wise choice for Mare, who gets a considerable bump up from his $1.5 million base salary last season.

Florio also reports that New England tight end Ben Watson is headed to Seattle for a visit, a curious development considering I believe Seattle is solid at tight end right now. But I believe Bates does like using two tight end sets in passing situations, so will see where that goes.

A couple other free agents reportedly are headed to Seattle, including San Francisco receiver Arnaz Battle, and possibly Arizona safety Matt Ware, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Also, Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman is reportedly headed to Philadelphia for a visit.