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Morning links: All eyes on Matt Flynn

Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports takes an in-depth look at the Seattle Seahawks and what the team’s plans will be this offseason in this team report.

McIntyre estimates that the Seahawks will have $16.371 million in cap space, and says that receiver Ben Obomanu, who is set to make $2.3 million in base salary, could be a salary cap causality in 2013.

McIntyre: "The biggest question coming out of Seattle is what to do with quarterback Matt Flynn. The Seahawks signed Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million contract last March with the idea that he'd compete, and possibly be the favorite, for the starting job. That didn't happen, Russell Wilson was sensational, and now the Seahawks have a backup quarterback who is due $5.25 million in salary, with $2 million fully guaranteed, and a $7.25 million. If the Seahawks traded Flynn, they'd save $5.25 million in cash and $3.25 million in cap space. If the Seahawks just released Flynn, they'd save $3.25 million in cash ($5.25 million minus the $2 million in guaranteed salary) and $1.25 million in cap space."

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirms what the Seahawks already have said previously, that the team will not release reserve quarterback Matt Flynn, and that Seattle’s priority is to move forward with the LSU product on the roster in 2013.

Gary Horton of Scouts Inc. takes a closer look at Seattle’s overall team philosophy with Russell Wilson leading the show, and how the Seahawks can continue to improve this offseason. He also projects New York Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty as a possible target in free agency. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

Check out highlights from the John Moffitt experience on the radio with Bob Stelton o 710 ESPN Seattle.

More McIntyre: The actual franchise and transition tag numbers have been released by the league and the players’ association, which you can check out here. The salary cap has been set at an even $123 million.

Chris Wesseling of NFL.com ranks the pass rushers available in free agency.

The Bengals reportedly plan on placing the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson.

Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle believes former WSU receiver Marquess Wilson deserves a second chance to prove himself in the NFL.

Check out Doug Baldwin’s latest Fresh Files. He shows off is dunking skills in the video below. That’s pretty impressive on a 9-foot rim Doug.

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