Hatcher has already met with the Seahawks and Raiders and reportedly has interest from the Redskins as well.
The Cowboys have said that they are interested in re-signing Hatcher, but they have already added two defensive linemen in recent days, which means they are unlikely to keep up with the bidding.
Hatcher totaled 41 tackles, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles last year. He was rated as the No. 8 defensive tackle in the league this past season, according to Pro Football Focus.
- Jones adds that based on the fact that Hatcher has a number of suitors, it’s hard to say if Redskins can afford him.
- Jim Wyatt reports that Hatcher will also visit with the Titans this week as well.
- Jason La Canfora reports that Hatcher has a “strong market of teams.“
- Clarence Hill reports that Hatcher has five scheduled visits.
Hatcher, 31, is expecting a sizable payday this offseason after a breakout season in 2013. There have been reports in recent days that the Cowboys are interested in retaining Hatcher, and they cleared a good deal of cap space to make this a more likely possibility.
Even so, Hatcher figures to be playing for a new team at the start of the 2014 season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come up as an option, however, they signed Clinton McDonald earlier today, which means they will probably be targeting other positions in free agency.
As for Seattle, they are reportedly in negotiations with Tony McDaniel, but they could turn their attention to Hatcher if talks breakdown.