Tuesday Round-Up: Talks with free-agent-to-be Michael Bennett "have been positive"

Posted Mar 4, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, March 4  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Brady Henderson of recaps a Monday conversation between Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and Sirius XM NFL Radio. Bennett, who led the team in sacks (8.5) last season and is scheduled to become a free agent on March 11, says early talks with coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider "have been positive" and that he hopes to remain in the Emerald City.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times passes word from coach Pete Carroll who says the Seahawks "maybe" have a chance to get back defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice. The veteran duo was released last Friday.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune shares comments from coach Pete Carroll who details went into the decision to release Red Bryant and Sidney Rice.

Pete Prisco of says the Seahawks' free-agent priority should be wide receiver Golden Tate. On Tate, Prisco writes, "He knows the offense and he's a tough-guy receiver. He had a better year than most think he did. He isn't a No. 1, but he's a quality No. 2."

NFL Media's Mike Mayock breaks down what he believes to be the Top 5 players at each position heading into the 2014 NFL Draft.

NFL Media's Judy Battista reports the NFL Competition Committee is in preliminary talks on moving the point-after-touchdown (PAT) to the 25-yard line - a move that would result in a 42-yard extra point attempt. The current PAT marker is the 2-yard line, where the resulting 20-yard extra point was converted 99.6 percent of the time last season.

Marc Sessler of looks at the Top 10 running backs to become available when free agency opens one week from today.

Gregg Rosenthal of accounts for the Top 7 tight ends set to hit the open market this month.

Doug Farrar of has his free-agency primer with a look at the League's top quarterbacks and running backs to become available.

Thirty-one-year-old former Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu worked out for the Denver Broncos today. Tatupu hasn't played a game since 2010 when he was in Seattle, but he participated in Atlanta Falcons training camp in 2012 after missing the 2011 season.

Brent Stecker of says Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson found some motivation from his visit to Texas Rangers camp yesterday.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times has his reaction from Russell Wilson's day with the Rangers.

A personal shoutout to fellow Washington State University grad Caitlin Johnson, a friend of mine who earned a mention in this story by Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Russell Wilson's short stay with the Texas Rangers. Johnson touted a sign throughout Wilson's Monday workout on the baseball diamond that read: "Sorry Rangers, We're Here For Wilson."

Terry Blount of has play No. 3 on his countdown of the Seahawks top offensive players from 2013, taking a look back at wide receiver Percy Harvin's 87-yard kick return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Here at, NFL Films' Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII championship DVD and Blu-Ray disc are now available for purchase.

Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth tells us the Seahawks passed on using the franchise or transition tag in 2014. Just six teams used the designations as the League readies for the new year. And Farnsworth also takes a look back at defensive end Red Bryant's six influential seasons with the Seahawks.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto
carried a sign that read: "Sorry Rangers' Fans, We're Here For Wilson."