Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: Hawks GM Schneider happy for Packers, focused on draft preparation

Clare Farnsworth of catches up with Seahawks general manager John Schneider, who shares his thoughts on watching his former team Green Bay hoisting the Lombardi trophy.

“There were mixed emotions,” Schneider said. “I wanted them to win and I was really happy for everybody. But my wife and I made a decision to leave and try to go build our own thing, and team up with Pete.

“It’s been an incredible experience so far.”

Doug Farrar of reviews the Seahawks receiving group.

Mike Salk and Brock Huard of ESPN 710 Seattle take a look at four Seahawks at a crossroad in their careers, and debate whether the team should move on from linebacker Aaron Curry, tight end John Carlson, linebacker Lofa Tatupu and cornerback Marcus Trufant.

Seahawks defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer had his high school jersey retired.

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s workout session is this morning in San Diego.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Chargers are expected to franchise talented receiver Vincent Jackson, a potential target in free agency for Seattle.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports a stalemate on the negotiation front between NFL owners and players already. The two sides cancelled a negotiation session scheduled for today, and apparently NFL owners cancelled an ownership meeting scheduled for next week. I think more and more it’s looking like this thing will drag out through the summer.

Rob Rang of offers his top 32 players heading into the NFL Scouting Combine in two weeks.

Peter Schrager of Fox Sports has Seattle selecting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith at No. 25 in his mock draft.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post tabs Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder as Seattle’s pick at No. 25.

ESPN’s Mike Sando offers the number of free agents with at least three accrued season for all 32 teams in the league. According to the chart, the Seahawks have 25 free agents, third-most in the league.