RENTON, Wash. -- A few thoughts on current events as the Seattle Seahawks begin their first minicamp practice under coach Pete Carroll:
Brandon Marshall has signed his one-year tender with the Denver Broncos. This tells me the Broncos might be closer to trading Marshall, probably to Seattle, the only team that has shown interest. Denver has asked for a first-round choice. The Seahawks win if they trade anything less than a straight second-rounder, given what appears to be a soft market. They shouldn't panic. Marshall presumably still wants out of Denver. Unless that has changed, his willingness to sign the tender signals movement.
Patrick Kerney's retirement from the Seahawks, announced by the team Tuesday, comes as no surprise. Seattle got pretty much what it paid for: a talented but older pass-rusher with injury concerns. Kerney gave Seattle all he had and it was enough for the team to win a division title in his first season. The injuries were going to catch up to him. That was a given. If you say Seattle overpaid, then you didn't acknowledge the risks heading into the deal. These are the perils of free agency.
OK, then. Heading out to Seahawks practice. It's wet out there, but Carroll hasn't moved practice indoors. Let's see if these guys can keep their footing.