West Notes: Lynch, Raiders, 49ers

If Marshawn Lynch winds up walking away, the Seahawks need a solid Plan B, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes. There are two prime candidates at the position: DeMarco Murray and Adrian Peterson. Murray could hit the open market if the Cowboys do not work out a long-term deal and don’t use the franchise tag. Meanwhile, the Seahawks would make plenty of sense for a veteran like Peterson who is hungry to win a championship. More from the West divisions…

  • The Raiders‘ top remaining free agent is center Stefen Wisniewski, ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson writes. The two sides have talked, but they still appear to be pretty far apart on terms. Oakland could also look to keep cornerback Tarell Brown.
  • New isn’t always better and many are wondering what the 49ers have done this offseason with their coaching shakeup, as Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “You can get a different defensive coordinator, but you’re not going to get a better one than Vic Fangio,” said former Super Bowl-winning coach Brian Billick, later adding: “The battle (for the 49ers) is: ‘Can we replace what we just lost?’ (Because) what we lost was pretty darn good.’”
  • The Seahawks announced that they have promoted Rocky Seto to the position of assistant head coach on defense, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times (on Twitter). Seto previously served as Seattle’s defensive passing game coordinator.
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