There can't be any player movement during the NFL lockout which means players can't be signed, released or traded. That hasn't stopped folks from speculating on what will happen if/when the lockout is lifted.
"I'm not optimistic now. I'm starting to think that it may not happen," Clayton said of the chances that Hasselbeck re-signs with the Seahawks when the NFL's lockout ends. "It seems like they did put a good effort in, but they didn't come to the right number. And now it's put the Seahawks in a position where I think what'll happen is, if free agency would start -- and we all don't know when -- I think they'll let him test the market. And that could be dangerous because he could go someplace else."
Among the places he could go, according to Clayton, are the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins or Minnesota Vikings. Assuming a new labor deal isn't worked out before the draft allowing free agency to happen, those teams will likely have to consider drafting a quarterback. All of them, though, are expected to be in the market for a quarterback at some point and all of them more than likely won't find a day-one starter.
Hasselbeck's future could also depend on what the Seahawks do in the draft. If they spend the 25th pick on a quarterback, it's possible they'll roll with the rookie instead of securing Hasselbeck for another year. QB Jake Locker will work out for the Seahawks prior to the draft.
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