SEATTLE -- The Seattle Seahawks are not reaching out to former coach Mike Holmgren -- or anyone else -- in their search for a new general manager. At least not yet.
Last week, Holmgren told a Seattle radio station he "absolutely" wanted to talk to Seahawks owner Paul Allen and chief executive Tod Leiweke about possibly returning to the franchise. Seattle created an opening two weeks ago when it forced president and GM Tim Ruskell to resign.
Leiweke did not immediately respond to an e-mail message.
"I will tell you this, that there's going to be a process," Leiweke said the day Ruskell resigned.
The 61-year-old Holmgren spent 10 years in Seattle and became the Seahawks' longest-tenured and winningest coach. He was also Seattle's GM from 1999-2002.
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