The Facts: Mare said last Friday he wants to return to the Seahawks for a fourth season and that he'd sign for potentially less money to do so. "I do enjoy playing in Seattle," he said. "I really enjoy the guys there and I like the stadium. I like the fans. I know the weather is not the greatest for kickers, but you know, maybe that's why I've played well there -- you have to focus more and do the little things."
Diehards Line:So does that mean he'd give the Seahawks a hometown discount? "Oh, absolutely. For sure. I would be stupid not to," he said. ... The 37-year-old made 25 of 30 field goal attempts last season and ran his streak of consecutive field goals made to 30 -- which is a franchise record and tied for the sixth-longest streak in NFL history -- before snapping it with a miss against the Raiders in October. As mynorthwest.com's Brady Henderson notes, there was speculation that the Seahawks could apply the franchise tag to Mare again this year, which would increase the $2.8 million he made last season as Seattle's franchise player. The window for doing so has passed, so he'll be a free agent when a new labor agreement is reached.