NFC West Notes: Seahawks, Barnes, Cardinals

The Seahawks are still working on a long-term deal with franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, and Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle looks at a number of scenarios that could play out during negotiations. He notes that while a fully guaranteed deal is unlikely, and Wilson will not be able to keep open the option of playing baseball, there is a comparison to be made with the deal Tom Brady signed in 2005.

  • The Seahawks are without a first-round pick, but have ten selections between No. 63 and No. 248, and they need to add to their receiving corps, and both of their lines, writes Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.
  • Among the possible draft prospects the Seahawks are looking into are the players from the nearby University of Washington, writes Terry Blount of ESPN. The school is expected to have four players taken in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft, including Hau’Oli Kikaha, who could be available for the Seahawks at the end of the second round.
  • Tim Barnes‘ new one-year deal with the Rams, worth a maximum of $1MM, has a modest $660K base, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (on Twitter). Barnes, 27 in May, has spent his entire four-year career with St. Louis.
  • Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic ran down the Cardinals‘ biggest offseason developments. Among the team’s top storylines, of course, was the new deal for wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the departure of Todd Bowles. Unlike Fitzgerald, however, long time Cardinals veterans Darnell Dockett and center Lyle Sendlein were shown the door with one year remaining on their deals.

Zach Links contributed to this post.

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