As the NFL-following world waits for the Seattle Seahawks to pursue Aaron Kampman or to make a late pitch for Julius Peppers, we’re told that another free agent of a slightly lesser profile will be making the trek to the land of the Olympics on Monday.
On that day, Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson will be visiting the Seahawks, a league source tells us.
Watson arrived in round one of the 2004 draft. Since he has six years of service, he’s an unrestricted free agent, which forced the Patriots to choose between him and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork when using the franchise tag.
That said, they could have used the transition tag on Watson (it’s available in the uncapped year), but it would have given them only a right to match any offer, and the Patriots would have been required to offer Watson a one-year guaranteed contract worth $5.248 million.