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Seahawks NFC West Free Agent Preview

Pro Football Weekly has a free agent preview on the NFC West, and here’s what they have on the Seahawks heading into free agency.

Unsigned players: S Jordan Babineaux (7), DE Raheem Brock (9), DT Amon Gordon (5), QB Matt Hasselbeck (12), LB Will Herring (4), OLB Leroy Hill (6), CB Kelly Jennings (5), OT Sean Locklear (7), QB J.P. Losman (6), PK Olindo Mare (14), WR Ruvell Martin (5), LB Matt McCoy (6), DT Brandon Mebane (4), S Lawyer Milloy (15), OG-OT Chester Pitts (9), OL Tyler Polumbus (3), DE Jay Richardson (4), RB Michael Robinson (5), DT Junior Siavii (4), C Chris Spencer (6), WR Brandon Stokley (12), DT Craig Terrill (7), OL Ray Willis (6).

Analysis: Any free-agent discussion regarding the Seahawks must start with Hasselbeck, who by all accounts earned a reprieve after his stellar four-TD performance in Seattle’s stunning wild-card upset of the defending Super Bowl-champion Saints.

Daily team observers expect Hasselbeck to sign a new short-term deal sooner than later. Among the Seahawks’ other possible free agents, the best bets to re-sign include Mebane, who was sorely missed this past season after suffering a prolonged calf injury; Mare, the team’s franchise player in 2010; Brock, who really came on strong down the stretch; and Herring. The odds appear to be leaning toward both Spencer and Locklear, the right tackle, seriously testing the free-agent waters, with Spencer looking a little more likely than Locklear to be re-signed.

Milloy and Babineaux look like keepers at the right price, although the 37-year-old Milloy might decide to think twice about continuing to play. Another keeper could be Robinson, who has real value as a lead blocker in the backfield. Robinson also can make a play in a pinch, in addition to being a key special-teamer. Hill, who was once considered a valuable core player, probably will be playing elsewhere next season. The team re-signed special-teams stud Leon Washington, who could become more involved in the offense moving forward.

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