Seahawks backup QB Tarvaris Jackson to reportedly test free-agent market

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According to Jessamyn McIntyre of 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks backup QB Tarvaris Jackson is expected to test the free-agent market this offseason:

Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune writes about what it was like to cover Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch:

That story came from having learned to constantly train binoculars on Lynch when he was not in the game. There was often a story, a funny or insightful one, in what Lynch did on the sidelines. Such as the time during the 2014 season he stayed outside in an Arrowhead Stadium tunnel in a 10-degree wind chill throughout halftime, while the rest of the Seahawks were inside warming for the coldest November game Kansas City ever had.

We understood the deal: Lynch didn’t want to talk to us; he didn’t want to be quoted in print, on television and on radio. Seattle and Tacoma reporters co-existed with him with this common understanding. When I made incidental eye contact with Lynch in passing in the locker room, around team headquarters or off the side of the practice field, we usually exchanged head nods, if that. And that was fine. I and my colleagues had 52 other Seahawks on the active roster plus an entire coaching staff to talk to. Often the subject was Lynch, the team’s foundation for the best string of seasons and only Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Joel Corry of CBSSports.com has some contract notes on Seahawks players: