Seattle to host Henne, Flynn on visits


RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks will be hosting free agent quarterbacks Chad Henne and Matt Flynn on visits this week, along with former Seahawks offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson.

The team confirmed that Henne and Hutchinson are visiting with the team on Wednesday with Flynn scheduled to arrive and meet with team officials on Thursday.

The Seahawks are in the market for a QB with only two currently on their roster, including last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson played well at times during his first year in Seattle but has just one year remaining on his deal.

Flynn turned heads with his performance in Green Bay's season finale when he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns against Detroit. Henne started four games last season for Miami before having season-ending shoulder surgery.

Hutchinson's visit is intriguing considering his departure from Seattle following the 2005 season, when the Seahawks reached the Super Bowl. Hutchinson's contract was up and instead of being given the franchise tag by the team, he was instead given a "transition" designation.

Hutchinson signed a contract with Minnesota that included stipulations the Seahawks could not match. Now 34, Hutchinson was released by the Vikings with one-year left on his deal. He played the last six seasons in Minnesota, where he was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.