Several teams appear to be in the hunt for this year’s No. 1 player in free agent, Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams.
And the Seahawks are certainly one of the teams that will be in the bidding.
But John Mullin of CSN Chicago believes the Chicago Bears are the favorites to land Mario Williams.
Ian Rapport of the Boston Herald says the Patriots will show interest in Williams as a 3-4 rush linebacker.
The Falcons have been rumored as a potential landing spot, but D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution doesn’t believe Atlanta has enough cap space to sign Williams.
Finally, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Williams’ first choice is to stay with the Texans, and that he could receiver up to $50 million in guaranteed money.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland writes that the Seahawks are one of the teams that will spend a little in free agency.
Jeff Diamond of Sports Illustrated highlights the gambles teams have to take with players in free agency, using Marshawn Lynch’s early troubles in Buffalo as an example.
Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network writes that Dolphins new head coach Joe Philbin met with Peyton Manning in Indianapolis on Monday.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports writes the that if the team that signs Peyton Manning doesn’t win a Super Bowl, the move is a failure.
Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune offers his top 25 free agents.
Aaron Wilson of Scout.com has the contract details of linebacker Aaron Curry’s restructured deal with Oakland.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald is reporting that New England has a strong interest in Red Bryant.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter report that Tennessee will host former Seahawks Steve Hutchinson.
Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network offers a nice roundup of things to watch for as free agency begins this afternoon.