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Seahawks may target Mario Williams, Matt Flynn

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GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Matt Flynn #10 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a touchdown pass with Josh Sitton #71 against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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With plenty of cap space and a wealthy owner who wants to win, the Seahawks can be major players in free agency. So they could be looking to target two of the biggest names on the free agent market.

Danny O’Neill of the Seattle Times writes that there’s a strong buzz about the Seahawks going after Mario Williams. It’s becoming clear that Williams is going to break the bank, possibly getting close to $50 million guaranteed on a long-term deal, and whether the Seahawks end up signing him or not, the fact that they’re in the hunt is good news for the Williams camp.

And O’Neill also says the Seahawks may be players in the pursuit of Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who’s going to start making starter money somewhere. Although the Seahawks were reportedly very interested in Peyton Manning, all indications are that the interest wasn’t reciprocated. So now the Seahawks may turn their attention to Flynn, who has started only two games but looked impressive when he did.

A quarterback and a pass rusher are the Seahawks’ top two priorities in free agency, and if they can land either Williams or Flynn they’ll be happy. Land both and they’ll be ecstatic.