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Paolantonio: Seattle Wants Either McNabb Or Kolb

There have been a number of teams connected to the Eagles regarding the quarterback trade rumors, but ESPN's Sal Paolantonio unveiled a new entry into the discussion - the Seattle Seahawks.

"What I'm hearing from very reliable sources is that the Seattle Seahawks are the team that has been calling the Philadelphia Eagles non-stop and they want (Kevin) Kolb or (Donovan) McNabb," Paolantonio told 97.5 The Fanatic's Mike Missanelli.

The Seahawks traded backup Seneca Wallace to the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Starter Matt Hasselbeck is coming off of an injury-plagued season in which he threw for 3,029 yards, 17 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Hasselbeck is going to be 35 in September and the Seahawks are coming off of a 5-11 season.

That record, which came in Jim Mora's only season as head coach, prompted the Seahawks to hire Pete Carroll away from USC to take over the reigns. And Carroll doesn't want to embarrass himself in his return to the NFL. Plus, the Arizona Cardinals have lost quite a few key contributors early in free agency which could shift the power in the division to another team.

"Seattle is very, very interested either in McNabb or Kolb because Pete Carroll does not want to lose in his first season back in the NFL. He wants to come out of the gates winning," Paolantonio said.

Andy Reid reiterated once again over the weekend that McNabb would be his quarterback in 2010. Paolantonio said earlier in the off-season that Denver, Cleveland and Buffalo were in talks with the Eagles for McNabb. A Pro Football Talk reports indicated that the Eagles have refused to listen to offers for McNabb.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:57 a.m., March 10

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