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Monday Round-Up: NFL free agency previews & predictions

Posted Mar 10, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks before the opening of NFL free agency on Tuesday, March 11.

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, March 10  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin was a guest commentator on Q13 FOX's "Q It Up Sports" with host Aaron Levine last night. Baldwin gave his perspective on NFL free agency, which officially starts on Tuesday, March 11.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com has 10 things you need to know before the start of NFL free agency. King has a couple of interesting comments on Seahawks free agents Michael Bennett and Golden Tate.

Doug Farrar at SI.com predicts where several of the NFC's top free agents will land. Farrar has current Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett joining his brother Martellus Bennett with the Chicago Bears and believes wide receiver Golden Tate will return to Seattle.

The staff at ESPN.com's NFL Nation ranks the Top 15 free agents set to come out of the NFC West. Defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 1), wide receiver Golden Tate (No. 5), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (No. 7), cornerback Walter Thurmond (No. 8), and offensive lineman Breno Giacomini (No. 10) make up the list for the Seahawks.

Peter Schrager of FOXSports.com has an "all you need to know" look at the fast-approaching opening of NFL free agency. Schrager has a section devoted to the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks.

SI.com rounds up some of the latest buzz surrounding the opening of the free agent market on March 11.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights some of the tough decisions facing the Seahawks as they ready for the start of NFL free agency.

Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seattle's "Wyman, Mike & Moore" pens a column for the Kitsap Sun, noting it's tough to pinpoint what the Seahawks will do when free agency opens tomorow.

If you were away from a computer over the weekend, Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com recaps all of the moves you missed before the start of free agency.

Patrick Daugherty of rotoworld.com ranks the NFL's best general managers from 1-32 and the Seahawks' John Schneider comes in at No. 4 on his list. On Schneider's work with the Seahawks, Daugherty writes, "You may be asking yourself, how can a general manager who gave Matt Flynn $10 million guaranteed be considered one of the best in the league? It’s really pretty simple. Even the best GMs make mistakes. What separates executives like Schneider is that they’re willing to admit them, and make very few of them. Schneider not only pulled the plug on his worst signing after just one season, he gave his head coach permission to bench him for a third-round rookie. That’s Schneider in a nutshell, though it’s hardly the only thing that makes him great. There’s his reimagining of the cornerback position (the bigger the better), the dominance of the mid-rounds of the draft (Russell WilsonRichard ShermanKam Chancellor) and the free-agent bargains (Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril). No GM is perfect, but few have come closer than Schneider the past four seasons."

This Wednesday, March 12, Seahawks fans will receive free admission to the Seattle Art Museum if wearing Seahawks gear. It's your chance to view the "Broncho Buster" -  a bronze icon of the West on loan to Seattle from the Denver Art Museum as the result of a Super Bowl bet between the two institutions. 

Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth tells us former Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars over the weekend. 

And in case you missed it last Friday, Farnsworth previews the wide receivers in this year's NFL Draft and details the one-year extensions for offensive lineman Lemuel Jeanpierre and safety Jeron Johnson.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto