Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch avoided the franchise tag less than 24 hours before the deadline, signing a four-year, $31 million contract with $18 million guaranteed Sunday night, according to a league source.
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Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2012 NFL Scouting Combine, Buffalo Bills, Chan Gailey, DeSean Jackson, Howie Roseman, John Schneider, Marshawn Lynch, Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Stevie Johnson
Twenty-four coaches and general managers took the podiums at Thursday’s NFL Scouting Combine, and with free agency less than three weeks away, a few key players looking for lucrative contracts were on the minds of those on hand.
After several weeks of connecting the dots between Brandon Marshall and the Seattle Seahawks, more tangible progress has surfaced between the restricted free agent and his potential next team.
The Seahawks’ long search for a new general manager concluded Tuesday with Packers executive John Schneider being offered the job, which he is primed to accept, according to league sources.
There continue to be indications that Floyd Reese, the most experienced of the finalists for the general manager job in Seattle, is the favorite to land the position.
The Seahawks are wrapping up interviews with their four finalists for the vacant general manager position and expect to narrow the field to two by the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi reports that Floyd Reese, the senior football advisor for the Patriots and a former Titans GM, also will meet with the Seahawks this week.
Omar Khan, a well-respected front-office executive with the Steelers, will interview for the Seahawks’ general manager vacancy early this week, according to a league source, joining Marc Ross (Giants) and John Schneider (Packers) as finalists.
The Seattle Seahawks did interview Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier Saturday, and are in compliance with all regulations for their coaching search, according to league officials.
Packers director of football operations John Schneider and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross are still scheduled to interview for the Seattle Seahawks’ general manager vacancy next week.
In addition to firing head coach Jim Mora today, the seahawks continue to look for a new general manager. One name that has been taken off that list is Eric DeCosta.
Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross has been approached about interviewing for the general manager vacancy in Seattle.