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After the flurry of the first few days of free agency, things have slowed down considerably for the Seahawks — no move of any kind for three days.

That can change in a heartbeat, obviously, and Seattle surely is far from done.

I sense some particular consternation about the offensive line, with the losses of Max Unger and James Carpenter and no replacements coming back.

As we’ve noted, the Seahawks sound pretty confident in young players like Patrick Lewis and Alvin Bailey. But the Seahawks are also continuing to look at veteran free agent options.

One they explored that has signed elsewhere is Shelley Smith, who told the Denver Post: The visit with Seattle was fine. But I felt like this would be a lot better fit for me. I thought the Broncos had all the pieces from top to bottom — front office to the coaches to the players. All the pieces are there to be very successful and win a Super Bowl.”

He’s also reported to have signed a two-year deal worth $5.6 million and indications are Seattle may not have been that aggressive in pursuing him.

Stefen Wisniewski, called by the top free agent offensive linemen left, also visited Thursday, then visited St. Louis. Earlier in the week, he met with Tampa Bay.

The Seahawks want him, as coach Pete Carroll made clear Friday. But Wisniewski obviously also has other options, and recall that he left Oakland making it clear he had an idea of his value that the Raiders obviously didn’t share. He surely has a figure in mind now, as well. Seattle has just over $14 million remaining in cap space for 2015 — Tampa Bay has $33 million, the Rams $21 million. So while the visits are important, finances will win out as they almost always do.

In the meantime, want to make sure you saw the story over the weekend of receiver Kevin Norwood proposing to his girlfriend after an Alabama gymnastic meet.

Pretty reminiscent of how Seattle defensive back DeShawn Shead got engaged last fall.