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07:16 AM ET 11.04 | Is a shakeup on the horizon in Seattle? The Seahawks have built the game's best secondary, loaded with young stars, but with so many young players on the rise, and the team also needing to do new deals with left tackle Russell Okung and quarterback Russell Wilson in the next year or so, they are likely to lose Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to the open market, according to league sources. Both are coveted by several teams who have the duo sitting atop their free-agent rankings. While overshadowed by guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas on a national level, the duo are well positioned to earn big raises in free agency, with it unlikely the Seahawks will be able to get them extended before then. The Seahawks have already made Kam Chancellor a highly paid safety.

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November 4, 2013  07:58 AM ET

There will be many suitors. Just take a quick look around the league and see how many teams have terrible secondaries.

November 4, 2013  08:01 AM ET

This is like an off-season story, not mid season. Seattle would be able to keep this roster together for at least a couple more full years which is an eternity in the NFL.

November 4, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Only so much money to go around......

November 4, 2013  08:44 AM ET

LOL, this is such a non-story!!!! Why in the hell are we talking about "free-agents", this time of year?????

November 4, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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This is like an off-season story, not mid season. Seattle would be able to keep this roster together for at least a couple more full years which is an eternity in the NFL.

Shouldn't the story be that Seattle squeaked by the worst team in the NFL in overtime? Yes as it stands right now Tampa Bay has the #1 draft pick in 2014.

Tampa's halftime speech went like this: Sure you guys are ahead 21-7 but ownership has its eyes set on a big draft pick.

Someone needs to instruct Mike Glennon that when you have plenty of room in front of you to run, you run to get 1st downs, you don't do a 90 turn and run out of bounds.

November 4, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Shouldn't the story be that Seattle squeaked by the worst team in the NFL in overtime? Yes as it stands right now Tampa Bay has the #1 draft pick in 2014. Tampa's halftime speech went like this: Sure you guys are ahead 21-7 but ownership has its eyes set on a big draft pick. Someone needs to instruct Mike Glennon that when you have plenty of room in front of you to run, you run to get 1st downs, you don't do a 90 turn and run out of bounds.

Add in the week before the Rams defense slapped them around like little girls and Pete Carroll can see if they do not get home field advantage in the playoffs it could get ugly.

November 4, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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Add in the week before the Rams defense slapped them around like little girls and Pete Carroll can see if they do not get home field advantage in the playoffs it could get ugly.

Good comment, but most teams "need HFA" during the playoffs. What team in the NFC can win a playoff game without "HFA"???

November 4, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Shouldn't the story be that Seattle squeaked by the worst team in the NFL in overtime? Yes as it stands right now Tampa Bay has the #1 draft pick in 2014.

Seabags' interior defense got gashed all afternoon by the vaunted Tampa running game...

And - that stupid play call on 1st & Goal from the three yard line resulting in an INT should have cost them the game.

They are a bit of a mess right now.

November 4, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Good comment, but most teams "need HFA" during the playoffs. What team in the NFC can win a playoff game without "HFA"???

I know this much, the Giants have done it twice in the last six years.

November 4, 2013  09:25 AM ET

This story is two years too soon. Way to reach interns.

November 4, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Seabags' interior defense got gashed all afternoon by the vaunted Tampa running game...And - that stupid play call on 1st & Goal from the three yard line resulting in an INT should have cost them the game. They are a bit of a mess right now.

I'd imagine that a lot of teams are taking a close look at film of the Seahawks last two games... two bad teams pushed Seattle as far as they could and almost got wins out if it. Imagine what even a decent team with an effective ground game could do with that.

November 4, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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..Imagine what even a decent team with an effective ground game could do with that.

Well - that rules the Cowboys out.

November 4, 2013  09:48 AM ET
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I know this much, the Giants have done it twice in the last six years.

You're right, but I was talking about this year. :-)

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November 4, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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A mess at 8-1? Most teams would kill for that type of mess.

Oh Yeah!!! It's funny how some fans can find a fault with a team being 8-1 this time of year. Go Hawks!!!!

November 4, 2013  10:34 AM ET
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You're right, but I was talking about this year. :-)

Not the Saints. I suppose the 49ers could. It would take a strong defensive team and an offense that can run the ball. TBA. All things favor the Seahawks , but the way the Rams were able to pressure Wilson had to make the 49ers take notice.

November 4, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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A mess at 8-1? Most teams would kill for that type of mess.

Your Offensive Coordinator is brain dead.

November 4, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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I'd imagine that a lot of teams are taking a close look at film of the Seahawks last two games... two bad teams pushed Seattle as far as they could and almost got wins out if it. Imagine what even a decent team with an effective ground game could do with that.

SF already tried

November 4, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Not the Saints. I suppose the 49ers could. It would take a strong defensive team and an offense that can run the ball. TBA. All things favor the Seahawks , but the way the Rams were able to pressure Wilson had to make the 49ers take notice.

Oh yeah I agree, the Hawk, Saints and Niner game should decide who could have HFA during the playoffs.

 
November 4, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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SF already tried

And they get to try again.

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