The Seattle Seahawks are still considering fighting defenseman Frank Clark, Adam Schefter (ESPN) told a league source on Saturday.
In return, the Seahawks would like each package to include at least a first-round pick in next week's NFL draft, the source said.
Clark, who has not yet signed his franchise label of $ 17.128 billion, has been the subject of commercial rumors. He led the Seahawks with 13 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception last season. He added another bag in a loss to the Cowboys in the playoffs.
Earlier this week, Seahawks general manager John Schneider said that rumors of trade were common at this time of year, but that he had shot down no member of Clark's family, who would turn 26 in June.
"He's a franchise player, we love Frank," Schneider said. "It's an incredibly effective smuggler and we love it … When the approach to the transaction deadline is near and the approach is close, it's like a major speculation, a ton of drama, all the media and everything else I understand, that's what we do, it's entertainment.
"People in the league know that we are in all the agreements, that the members of my staff, we are always trying to understand the landscape of the National Football League, otherwise we would not do our job." We can never have our heads in the sand with anything, but we love Frank. Obviously, that's why we've franchised it. "
Brady Henderson of ESPN contributed to this report.