Schneider talks Lynch, Graham, Kam, O-line

John Schneider (via Fresh Files)As his turn in the spotlight begins, Seattle GM John Schneider made the radio rounds Friday and talked about the personnel issues facing him and the team this offseason.

In his interviews with 710 ESPN and KJR, Schneider basically confirmed everything we thought: Marshawn Lynch is leaning toward retirement, Jimmy Graham will be back and the offensive line is an obvious priority.

Schneider also declined to address Kam Chancellor’s situation, telling 710 ESPN, “We’re going to take care of immediate issues.”

Asked about redoing deals, as Chancellor and Michael Bennett have proposed, the GM told 710 ESPN, “It’s all on an individual basis. We’re going to do whatever we can to keep this puzzle together, but we can’t get out of whack either.”

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Projecting market value for Seattle’s top UFAs

Top UFAs marketThanks to going minus-five in free agency last year, the Seahawks are going to get three compensatory draft picks this year — including a rare third-rounder.

You can bet John Schneider would be fine with getting another third next year — and he has two free agents who might be able to net him that.

The Seahawks have eight key unrestricted free agents — four defensive starters, three offensive starters and punter Jon Ryan — and are not going to be able to keep all of them. In fact, Seattle could end up losing six UFA starters.

But Schneider would be fine with that — because it would mean another nice haul of comp picks (up to the maximum four) in 2017.

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