Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, citing league sources, reports that the Seahawks could attempt to trade for an offensive lineman before the upcoming trade deadline.
La Canfora mentions that Seattle has been “handicapped to a degree by a lack of cap space, but they’re now expected to be proactive in the trade market.
According to La Canfora, several GMs expect them to aggressively pursue Texans holdout LT Duane Brown.
Interestingly enough, La Canfora says that the Seahawks approached the Bills about LT Cordy Glenn but those talks didn’t go anywhere. La Canfora isn’t ruling out Glenn being an option before the deadline, but points out that his salary made him a poor fit with the Seahawks.
La Canfora admits that it’s possible the Seahawks may go with a lower-profile trade before the deadline.
Brown is holding out for a new contract, which has already triggered a de-escalator in his contract that will cost him $250,000 for the 2017 season. Offensive tackles made out well in free agency this year with the top players walking away with between $12-$13 million per year.
Brown, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2008. He’s currently in the sixth year of his seven-year, $56.2 million contract that includes $22.08 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $9.65 million and $9.75 million over the next two years.
In 2016, Brown appeared in 12 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 14 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential trade involving the Seahawks as the news is available.