Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton is scheduled to visit the Seahawks, according to this report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Crompton also will visit Jacksonville, Oakland and San Diego.
Crompton wasn’t invited to the combine, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll should have some good information on him through his relationship with former Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin. And Seattle appears to still be in pursuit of a developmental quarterback to come in and compete with Mike Teel. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow also is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.
Crompton had an up-and-down career for the Vols, but finished the season strong, throwing for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on the year. Crompton finished with 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions in his final eight games. Check out his stats here.
As far as the Brandon Marshall sweepstakes goes, we’re still waiting to see what team will show Marshall the money.
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Dave Krieger of the Denver Post attempts to clear the air on whether or not the Broncos offered wide receiver Brandon Marshall a lucrative deal that he turned down before the beginning of last season. Krieger also says that more teams than Seattle are interested in the talented, 26-year-old receiver, and that he expects things to heat up once the April 15 deadline for signing an offer sheet for restricted free agents passes.
Krieger says the N.Y. Jets, Washington, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Carolina also could have interest in Marshall.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jets QB Mark Sanchez called Marshall to wish him a happy birthday while Marshall was in Las Vegas celebrating with friends.
Krieger also questions if Seattle is a good fit for Marshall because both he and T.J. Houshmandzadeh are possession receivers.
One link I missed from this morning: Seahawks head coach is again quoted by a national writer, this time Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, on why Seattle went after Charlie Whitehurst.
Also, from all reports that I’ve read Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford was impressive during his pro day this morning. Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com reports that both Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll were in attendance today.
Carroll tweets that Bradford “lit it up.”
Former NFL scout Gil Brandt said it was the best pro day workout he’s seen by a quarterback since he watched Troy Aikman during a private workout while he was with Dallas.