Free Agency Update for 3/15

Matt Flynn is in Seattle today to meet with the team and former Seahawk Marcus Trufant is making a visit to the Broncos, but other than that it’s a pretty slow day for the Seahawks.  However, as we saw yesterday when Robert Gallery was released just when it looked lt nothing more was going to happen for the rest of the evening, that can change at any time.  As per usual, I’ll keep this post updated with any Seahawks-related free agency news as it comes in.

UPDATE (1:23):  Steve Hutchinson was apparently tempted to return to Seattle, but signed with the Titans instead.  So if he’s off the market now, who will be replacing Gallery at left guard?  Lemuel Jeanpierre played well as an injury replacement at guard last year, but the team could also opt to move last year’s first round pick James Carpenter inside and give Breno Giacomini a shot at the starting right tackle position.  Carpenter has more physical ability than Giacomini, but was beaten routinely by speed rushers off the edge and may be a better longterm fit at guard.

UPDATE (4:15): It looks like the Dolphins have finally wised up.  Adam Schefter is now reporting that they have arranged for Flynn to visit them after he leaves Seattle.  Because Miami’s new head coach Joe Philbin has a prior working relationship with Flynn (Philbin was an assistant coach with the Packers for 9 seasons, including the last 5 as offensive coordinator), the Dolphins are now thought by many to be the favorite to sign him.  However, Flynn will be visiting the Seahawks until sometime tomorrow, and as we all saw yesterday when Chad Henne signed with Jacksonville before making his scheduled visit to Seattle, travel plans can change if the right offer is made.

UPDATE (8:07): According to Eric Williams, Michael Robinson has re-signed with the Seahawks.  Robinson wasn’t terribly exciting in his first year with the Hawks in 2010, but really came into his own last season and earned himself a trip to the Pro Bowl in the process.  He blocks with authority, isn’t half bad as a receiver, and is a solid contributor on special teams.  Besides, how can you not root for a guy who somehow managed to find success as an NFL fullback after playing quarterback in college?

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