USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Seahawks may still re-sign free agent Golden Tate.
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The sides have had mutual interest in a new deal all offseason, but made little progress in talks. With the Seahawks getting close to re-signing DE Michael Bennett, however, they appear ready to turn their attention to Tate. Tate has said he'd be "very willing" to accept a hometown discount, but with free agency now only a day away, that claim will be put to the test.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks have "emerged as the favorite" to land free agent DL Michael Bennett.
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This would be bad news for the Bears, who've targeted Bennett as their top priority in free agency. Seattle has made several cap moves -- releasing Sidney Rice and Red Bryant -- ostensibly aimed at keeping Bennett off the market. The sides have until 4PM ET on Tuesday to negotiate exclusively, before Bennett can sign elsewhere. We're still not ruling out Bennett landing in Chicago.