Brown signs tender; Martin to visit

The Seahawks received some good news on Monday as restricted free agent kicker Josh Brown signed his one-year tender offer. The team also is expecting a visit from veteran signal-caller Jamie Martin today. See below for more details.

Brown will be entering his fourth season with the Seahawks and is coming off of a record-tying season. Brown hit 18 of 25 attempts – including 5 of 8 from beyond 50 yards (tying Norm Johnson for the club record for field goals made beyond 50 yards in a season) – and netted two game-winning field goals against Dallas and the New York Giants.

His contract tender was for $721,600 and he will be an unrestricted free agent following the season unless the team re-signs him to a long-term extension.

As first reported by Seahawks.NET on Sunday, UFA QB Jamie Martin (Rams) canceled his trip to Miami for Monday and will visit the Seattle Seahawks starting today. This could mean that the Seahawks are ready to consider an expanded role for backup QB Seneca Wallace, who has the talent to make it as a wideout or return man as well.

A source close to the situation, who spoke with Martin on Sunday, told us that Martin was put off by Miami because the Dolphins are still undecided on their intentions regarding former Detroit QB Joey Harrington. Harrington has been named as a potential player of interest for the Seahawks, although that interest seems to have cooled on Seattle's part.

Martin, a 6'2", 205-pound Weber State graduate, has 12 years of NFL experience, playing with the Rams in both L.A. and St. Louis. He's also had reserve roles with Washington, Jacksonville, Cleveland and the New York Jets. In his career, he has completed 339 passes in 517 attempts for 3606 yards, 19 TDs, 20 INTs and an 81.9 career passer rating. He started five games for St. Louis last season.

Seattle has been looking for a reliable backup for Matt Hasselbeck ever since Trent Dilfer departed for Cleveland before the 2005 season.

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