QBs Chad Henne, Matt Flynn visit Seahawks | Seahawks notebook
Henned expected in Wednesday.
Seattle Times staff reporter
The news Tuesday that the Seahawks have scheduled a visit from a free-agent quarterback is not surprising.
The fact that it was Chad Henne — and not Matt Flynn — caught plenty of people off guard, though.
It was learned Wednesday that Flynn, the backup to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, would also visit the Seattle. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Flynn was in contract negotiations with the Dolphins and Cleveland Browns.
Henne, a second-round pick in 2008, played the past four seasons in Miami. He opened last season as the Dolphins' starting quarterback before he was replaced by Matt Moore.
Henne, 26, is scheduled to visit Jacksonville before departing for Seattle, where he was expected to arrive Wednesday. Henne had a 13-18 record as the starting quarterback the past three seasons in Miami.
Seattle has two quarterbacks on its roster: Tarvaris Jackson — who is signed for one more season — and Josh Portis, an undrafted rookie last year who spent the season as Seattle's No. 3 quarterback.
Free agency opened with the expectation that Seattle would be one of the teams pursuing Mario Williams, free-agent defensive end from Houston. After one day, the rumors of Seattle's interest might have been greatly exaggerated. Williams headed to Buffalo for a free-agent visit, news first reported by ESPN.com.
The Seahawks are expected to host Jason Jones, a free-agent defensive lineman from Tennessee, this week. Jones was first visiting St. Louis.
• Seattle reached an agreement to re-sign linebacker Heath Farwell, a former Viking who became a special-teams mainstay for Seattle in 2011. Farwell was signed in October after Jameson Konz suffered a season-ending knee injury.
• Tight end John Carlson is scheduled to visit Kansas City, and a number of other teams are interested in the three-year starter for Seattle who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in training camp last season. An ESPN.com report had him likely to sign with Minnesota.
• Seattle offered kicker Steven Hauschka a one-year tender, according to the NFL Players Association database, making him a restricted free agent. The Seahawks have the right to match any offer sheet Hauschka signs to retain him. They would receive no draft-pick compensation.
• CB Roy Lewis became an unrestricted free agent. The Seahawks did not offer the ex-Husky a one-year tender.