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Ben Leber visits the Seahawks

The pipeline from Minneapolis to Seattle possibly hasn’t dried up, yet.

Veteran linebacker Ben Leber, who spent the past five seasons in Minnesota, has visited the Seahawks, according to Adam Caplan.

The Seahawks have signed former Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, and former Vikings receiver Sidney Rice.  In 2006, the Vikings pilfered Seahawks Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson via the notorious “poison pill” offer sheet, prompting the Seahawks to return the favor in nabbing Vikings receiver Nate Burleson.

Leber, a nine-year veteran, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Chargers.  He was one of the named plaintiffs in the Brady antitrust lawsuit.

Most importantly, Leber was on the cover of the first PFT Season Preview magazine.  (There won’t be a second, at least until 2012.)

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30 Responses to “Ben Leber visits the Seahawks”
  1. halestorm74 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:31 PM

    Good Player. Thanks for the good years in Minnesota

  2. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 8, 2011 10:31 PM

    LB Ben Leber would be a decent score for the Hawks.

  3. justbust says: Aug 8, 2011 10:32 PM

    hes gonna take tutupi’s spot and be switched to the middle. Would be a good fit for them they need a middle linebacker bad.

  4. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 10:33 PM

    Seattle is trying to recapture the magic of the 2010 Minnesota Vikings.

  5. baous says: Aug 8, 2011 10:33 PM

    Seattle Vikings…..

  6. iamgoodkid says: Aug 8, 2011 10:37 PM

    o dolche napoli

  7. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 8, 2011 10:41 PM

    Ben Who?

  8. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 8, 2011 10:44 PM

    I’d be sad to see him go. i wish the vikings would keep him because they don’t have any real upcoming guys to take his spot at linebacker, at least that i’ve heard of.

  9. sdboltaction says: Aug 8, 2011 10:51 PM

    I liked the Guy in SD. Seems to still be a pretty viable option for anyone looking.

  10. dbellina says: Aug 8, 2011 10:52 PM

    He’s a class act dude. I wish him luck with the Seahawks.

  11. purplandgold says: Aug 8, 2011 10:52 PM

    A very solid pro, who isnt nearly as quick as he used to be, but certainly had the smarts to be in the right area more times than not. A quality guy off the field as well. He will be missed here in Minnesota, but the cap is the cap and that stinks.

  12. alldayvikings says: Aug 8, 2011 10:55 PM

    Well lets go get Tatupu then

  13. hobartbaker says: Aug 8, 2011 11:04 PM

    Ben Leber was on the cover of the “Collector’s Edition” edition of PFT Magazine. Which will only appreciate in value since it became a one of a kind item. For a couple dozen lucky people out there.

  14. rugdog100 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:05 PM

    Seattle… where all Viking rejects go.

  15. bigred12 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:10 PM

    totally underrated player. wasn’t sad to see mckinnie, rice, edwards or jackson leave, but this one would hurt.

  16. apooster says: Aug 8, 2011 11:21 PM

    …And the Seahawks continue to capture the magic that was the 2010 Minnesota Vikings. 6-10. Nice going.

    However, Leber is a smart good player. Can’t say the same about T-Jack.

  17. snoqualmieterry says: Aug 8, 2011 11:32 PM

    We get rid of Lofa and look at an older guy?

  18. zn0rseman says: Aug 8, 2011 11:34 PM

    They going to pay him 42 Million like they did to Nate Burleson and Sidney Rice?

    Regardless, Hutch > TJoke, NattyB, Broken Hip and, well, Ben Leber is pretty good…

  19. goawayeverybody says: Aug 8, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Vikings are insane to let him go.

  20. christinamer says: Aug 9, 2011 12:04 AM

    Love him with the Vikes, hope by some turn of events he can end up back here. Then again, the Hawks could use him since it will take their D to win games… a Tarvaris Jackson led O isn’t really going anywhere.

  21. vahawker says: Aug 9, 2011 12:32 AM

    Hutch sure has caused the championships to rain down in Minny hasn’t he?

  22. hawkapalooza says: Aug 9, 2011 12:34 AM

    justbust says:
    Aug 8, 2011 10:32 PM
    hes gonna take tutupi’s spot and be switched to the middle. Would be a good fit for them they need a middle linebacker bad.



    Hawthorne is a beast. When Lofa was missing games he filled in very nicely.

  23. patswhatsup says: Aug 9, 2011 1:02 AM

    @rugdog100 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:05 PM

    Seattle… where all Viking rejects go.


    I didn’t realize that Sidney Rice was a Viking reject…. if so, then Frazier has an interesting personnel philosophy.

  24. sc5000 says: Aug 9, 2011 1:06 AM

    On what planet is losing Sidney Rice less of a blow to your team than losing Ben Leber. Sidney Rice is entering his prime and was the only thing on the team that resembles a number 1 reciever… And no, all 5’8″ and 190 pounds of percy harvin does not count, are you really gonna throw him jump balls in the end zone?

  25. stampnhawk says: Aug 9, 2011 1:09 AM

    Good. Hawthorn and Hill are decent players but role players, Curry needs to get his act together, and quick.
    So, to bring in a vet who can still play at a high level and replace some of that class,heart and desire that Lofa had, is a good thing to bolster an average LB corps who need to be able to find a way to stop the run, upgraded d-line or not.

  26. contra74 says: Aug 9, 2011 2:20 AM

    jtbaudendistel says:
    Aug 8, 2011 10:41 PM
    Ben Who?

  27. vikingdoode says: Aug 9, 2011 7:30 AM

    Liked Leber solid player……

  28. nodecafplz1 says: Aug 9, 2011 8:21 AM

    Justin Bieber will get killed out there.

  29. mdd913 says: Aug 9, 2011 8:55 AM

    This guy is a good player. Surprised a team like the Saints or Colts hasn’t snatched him up.

  30. trollhammer20 says: Aug 9, 2011 10:40 AM

    Seattle is a bit thin at LB right now, with Will “Cut Down The Mightiest Tree In The Forest With A” Herring now in New Orleans, and Tatupu asking for (and receiving) his release.

    This would be a very solid pickup at this point. Seattle has done well to add a lot of youth to the squad thus far; a veteran leader like Leber would be a very welcome addition at a position that currently lacks depth.

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