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Hasselbeck remains very much in Seahawks' QB picture

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Dan Arkush

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By Dan Arkush

After deciding to avoid quarterbacks in this year's draft, the Seahawks' QB situation is "stuck in limbo," according to team sources, with three possible scenarios currently in play. At the top of the list is the re-signing of free agent Matt Hasselbeck. Contrary to recent speculation that pre-lockout contract talks with Hasselbeck had reached an impasse, we hear the team's veteran signalcaller remains very much open to discussing a new deal that would keep him in Seattle, where his roots run deep.

"At one point, I think he was disappointed [about the state of contract talks]," one team source told PFW. "But during this limbo, I think he realizes more and more how really hard it would be to move. Quality of life is very important to Matt and his family."

The other two QB scenarios for the Seahawks would be to: (a) cut the cord with Hasselbeck and sink or swim with backup Charlie Whitehurst, who is on the books for $4 million in 2011; or (b) obtain a veteran through free agency or trade.

We hear neither of those options can be ruled out.

"It's a pretty strange deal," the source said. "In one sense, they want to get younger, but it really could be that Hasselbeck remains the best option. Could they make a trade for a guy like [Eagles QB Kevin] Kolb? Who knows? But Hasselbeck is saying he's still open to talking."

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