Friday, February 27, 2009

Seahawks to Sign Stinchcomb?

by: Rob Staton

Joe Fortenbaugh at the National Football Post is reporting that the Seahawks are close to signing right tackle Jonathan Stinchcomb. He would likely be a direct replacement for Ray Willis, who is expected to leave the team. He's 29 years old and coming from the New Orleans Saints, for whom he was a 2nd round pick in 2003.

Fortenbaugh is also reporting that the Seahawks are showing interest in Tampa Bay receiver Michael Clayton. He started nine games in 2008 scoring one touchdown for 484 yards. He isn't likely to be anything more than some competition at camp, having struggled with injuries throughout his career. He's only started 24 games in the last three years. The report says he is Seattle's 'top choice' at receiver, which seems to rule out any approach for T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Not according to Alex Marvez at Fox Sports, who says the Bengals' receiver is on his way for a meeting with the 'Hawks.

Meanwhile free agent Rocky Bernard is set to visit the New York Giants today according to Mike Garafolo. Bernard was expected to leave the Seahawks and with apparent interest in Dallas defensive linemen Chris Canty, Tim Ruskell is already looking at potential replacements.