Source: Seahawks interested in Heckert

The Seattle Seahawks have formally asked for permission to talk to Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert, according to a source.

Heckert flew to Cleveland on Tuesday to interview with new Browns president Mike Holmgren for a general manager position there. His interview is scheduled for Wednesday.

Heckert is considered one of the top general manager candidates around the league. He and coach Andy Reid have worked hand in hand in building the Eagles roster.

The Seahawks are seeking a general manager replacement for Tim Ruskell, who resigned during the season.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.