Seahawks put in request for Heckert

January, 5, 2010
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The Seahawks' search for a general manager remains a largely secretive process, same as when the team hired Tim Ruskell unexpectedly in 2005.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, the team has requested permission from the Eagles to speak with personnel man Tom Heckert.

This suggests the Seahawks could be relatively early in the process. It stands to reason that Seattle would not have a concrete list of finalists without first interviewing candidates.

Heckert might simply be a on a short list of people the team plans to interview.

CEO Tod Leiweke has kept a low profile, providing no updates on the process.

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