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2016 NFL free agency: Seattle Seahawks looking at Ted Larsen, Bradley Sowell

Seattle is looking to the Cardinals' free agents.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There is demand for Arizona Cardinals free agent offensive linemen. After a report of Ted Larsen visiting the 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks are reportedly giving him a look, as well as another Cardinals free agent -- tackle Bradley Sowell.

Seattle lost starting guard J.R . Sweezy in free agency. Larsen started all 16 games in 2014 and started 10 at guard in 2015 for the Cardinals. While he is not great (some would say he isn't even good), he is more than serviceable. He has had some very good games to go along with some forgettable ones, but he won't hurt you with many mental mistakes.

ESPN's Adam Caplan reported Larsen's visit.

Perhaps coming as a surprise, Seattle is also bringing in Bradley Sowell, according to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. Sowell stuck around with the Cardinals for three seasons after they claimed him off waivers from the Colts before the 2013 season. He started 12 games at left tackle in 2013 after Arizona traded Levi Brown, but didn't start another game. However, he has been one of Bruce Arians' favorites and has been steady depth on the team. He can play either tackle position and also guard, where he saw time in 2012 with the Colts.

There was even the possibility of him taking over long snapping duties since Mike Leach retired.

Things are different. There were many, many years in which no former Cardinals lineman found work again. Now it is different. Paul Fanaika signed a three-year contract last offseason. Bobby Massie got three years and $18 million this week and now teams are looking at Larsen and Sowell.

Times are different, indeed.