Updated Feb 28, 2012 - 2:12 pm
How hard should Seahawks go after Mario Williams?
Tuesday's edition of Cold Hard Facts included what might be a major revelation about the Seahawks' plans for improving their pass-rush.
"This is from teams in the division," John Clayton said. "They think that Seattle is going to be one of the main teams [pursuing] Mario Williams. They really do."
Clayton said he asked coach Pete Carroll at the scouting combine whether the Seahawks would consider adding a high-priced free agent to address their pass-rush woes. Carroll's answer, Clayton said, was ultimately yes.
The cash-strapped Texans appear unlikely to be able to afford Williams, whose resume and relative youth could put him in line for one of the richest deals for a defensive end in NFL history. Williams, 27, has 53 sacks over a six-year career.
He would come with health concerns, though. The former No. 1 overall pick has missed 14 games over the past two seasons with injuries, including a torn pectoral that limited him to five games in 2011.
If the Seahawks are indeed interested in Williams, should his ability trump concerns about his health? Brock and Salk debate that question in Tuesday's Wrap Up video.
You can download Tuesday's podcast here.
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