We've been talking about the future QB Matt Hasselbeck with the Seattle Seahawks. He's entering the final year of his deal so will he return? Will Seattle try to re-sign him? Will he work out a deal to stay with Seattle? We don't really know at this point because the lockout has forbidden contact between the two sides.
There was, though, a brief window on from Friday morning to Friday afternoon where the NFL told teams the lockout was lifted and they could communicate with the players. In that time period, the Seahawks reached out to Hasselbeck, according to Mike Sando of ESPN.com.
Second, the Seahawks' new offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, reached out to Hasselbeck and reiterated the team's interest in him during the brief window when teams were allowed contact with players over the weekend. Bevell seems to be about as by-the-book as they come. I highly doubt he'd reach out in that manner if it were all a lie.
There are several teams that could be interested in Hasselbeck if and when he hits free agency so it's possible his value goes up once that period starts. The Seahawks haven't done anything to suggest they have other plans than Hasselbeck -- like drafting someone else -- so that's also something to think about. Maybe they decide to go with QB Charlie Whitehurst, who is already in-house.
It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. The Seahawks are a better team with Hasselbeck than without him but no one can get a good read on what they plan to do there.