During T.J. Houshmandzadeh's press conference today, Tim Ruskell was asked if his signing restricts Seattle's ability to still consider taking a wide receiver with the fourth overall pick:
"Absolutely.. it does not restrict us. Actually it frees us up and we're in the draft meetings right now and we talked about really there's no position that we're ruling out... and we said from the offset of the off season that we wanted to bolster the receiving crew and it's a good year for receivers as well... so there's really no position that we're ruling out... and coach (Mora) is in there as well... we're looking at everybody hard and it really doesn't put any restrictions on us." - Tim Ruskell, Seahawks general manager
There's not much we can take from this statement. Ruskell plays his cards close to his chest and was never going to flat out say whether or not they still considered someone like Michael Crabtree a viable option fourth overall. It's a question that likely won't be answered until April 25th when the first day of the NFL draft takes place.