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Seahawks attempts to trade Tarvaris Jackson to intensify this week

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Seattle will work hard to trade Jackson this week, Jason La Canfora reports. (US Presswire)

The following is a report from CBSSports.com's NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Follow him on Twitter @JasonLaCanfora.

Tarvaris Jackson again did not play in Seattle's preseason game against the Broncos on Friday, and the Seahawks have told him they intend to move him. With Matt Flynn the starter and rookie Russell Wilson impressive again, the team is comfortable moving forward with them.

Some have pointed to Jackson's salary being an issue, with him set to earn $4 million this season, but he would be would be willing to alter that some to facilitate a trade to a better situation, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The Seahawks would not seek compensation beyond a fifth-round pick (possibly that moves to a fourth based on performance), and may have to settle for less.

It's unlikely they would hold him back from having an opportunity to advance his career elsewhere, regardless, and if no trades materialize his release is possible. However, several teams need quarterback help, most prominently Arizona, though the Seahawks likely would not seriously entertain the option of trading him within their division).

Green Bay is expected to seek a better back-up option, and Jackson fits that bill (Seattle general manager John Schneider spent much of career with the Packers and has strong ties there). Other GMs believe Cleveland back-up Colt McCoy could be a possible fit for the Packers as well, with one suggesting Miami's Matt Moore as a possibility for Arizona depending on how the Dolphins quarterback situation shapes up and whether or not David Garrard can return quickly from his knee scope.

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