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Is WR a position of need for the Seahawks this offseason?

Every weekday morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.

Evan Silva of Rotoworld writes about the Seahawks' needs, including wide receiver:

Tyler Lockett was highway robbery in the 2015 third round, but Doug Baldwin is entering his contract year and Jermaine Kearse is a candidate to get overpaid in free agency. 2014 second-rounder Paul Richardson is likely a bust. It's conceivable Baldwin could make offseason noise about his contract, which pays him just $4 million after a breakout 14-touchdown campaign. Jimmy Graham's blown-out knee enhances pass catcher as a need.


Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer looks into Marshawn Lynch's Hall of Fame credentials:

But MacCambridge also thinks the case for Marshawn's election to the hall goes beyond the numbers and into the realm of narrative.

"One of the criteria that I've heard people use at different times was, 'Can you tell the story of this era in a particular sport without touching on this particular player?'" he said. "And I don't really think you can tell the history of pro football the last 10 years without touching on Marshawn Lynch and his contributions, both what he meant on the field and what he meant in a larger cultural sense."


Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looks at what the Seahawks might do with the cap space freed up by Lynch's retirement:

But having some cap room freed up could allow the Seahawks to try to bring back players such as Lane, Sweezy, Kearse, Mebane or Rubin. They don’t figure to command the same kind of salaries on the open market and might be amenable to re-signing before free agency begins.

The Seahawks also could look to extend the contract of receiver Doug Baldwin, who has one year left on his deal, or restructure or extend the contract of defensive tackle Michael Bennett, who has two years remaining on his deal.