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March 3, 2008 10:17 AM

Seahawks closing in on T.J. Duckett?

Posted by Danny O'Neil

A nod to a Seahawks' fan site here -- www.seahawkaddicts.com -- who found a pretty interesting tidbit buried in a report on the Detroit Lions, which states T.J. Duckett is expected to sign with Seattle.

The report is on MLive! from Lions Insider Tom Kowalski. Here's a link to the report right here.

The Seahawks showed interest in Duckett last offseason, bringing him for a visit as a free agent. He later decided to sign with Detroit. Duckett is 26, a former first-round pick, but he has gone through three teams over the past three season. He scored eight touchdowns in 2005 with Atlanta and averaged a whopping 8.6 yards per carry. He averaged better than 5 yards per carry last season in Detroit and got more work toward the end of the year, gaining more than 200 of his 335 yards rushing in the final four games.

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Posted by charles

10:45 AM, Mar 03, 2008

Dunn is next its timmys way of not drafting a back in the first round.

Posted by Gordie

10:53 AM, Mar 03, 2008

This makes no sense. Unless they're also going to dump Morris, they're better off drafting someone (doesn't have to be first round) because Duckett is not a starter.

Posted by BB44

11:01 AM, Mar 03, 2008

I don't think they're planning for him to be a starter. They'll still draft a RB in the draft. What's wrong with bringing in Duckett as a back-up or change of pace guy? Nothing wrong with a little competition. Dunn? At 33, I doubt they'll bring him in.

Posted by Lake Tapps

11:17 AM, Mar 03, 2008

We'll finally be able to get that 3 and 1, not to mention you have the option of bringing in a guy like Chris Johnson (4.24).

Posted by charles

11:27 AM, Mar 03, 2008

what about jones from the cowboys

Posted by weatherdawg

11:42 AM, Mar 03, 2008

This is a flashback to the late 1990's, it almost sounds like. Seattle's tight on cap room. Ask Alexander to restructure. If he doesn't, then that gives the Hawks the ability to cut him for cap room.

Run a platoon of Duckett/Morris, draft a RB, and have servicable guys running until the draftee is ready.

That's what happened before. Chris Warren was sent on, Ricky Watters was signed near the end of his career, and Shaun was drafted. The rest is history.

Posted by 84Hawk

1:57 PM, Mar 03, 2008

i have no idea what Ruskell is doing -- and no BB44, if we get duckett we will not go for an rb in the draft. we'll have morris, alexander, duckett, and weaver - no way we'll get another back.

i want holmgren back at the helm. ruskell is frustrating the hell out of me. the cash flow problems are his structuring problems in the last few years.

when you lose your hall-of-fame coach, no one wants to come here. now our fans will finally realize how big of an asset Holmgren is. without him, we're screwed.

Posted by scott4654

4:54 PM, Mar 03, 2008

With holmgrens last year and a shot at a title we don't have time to cultivate a rookie RB.

We need a possession/short yardage back. Duckett is it, no suprises, llike you might find with the often ambiguity through the draft.

Platoon the 3 backs and play them according to the situation.

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