At the annual NFL Scouting Combine, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll weren't able to comment on the possibility of reuniting with one of the best players in franchise history.

But one week later, lines of communication with perennial All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner have officially opened up heading towards free agency.

Speaking with Bob Stelton and Dave Wyman on his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports 710, Schneider acknowledged he and Carroll recently spoke with Wagner. The future Hall of Famer has been granted permission to talk to other teams from the Rams, who will release him in a cap savings maneuver when the new league year starts on March 15.

“We’ve been able to talk to Bobby now and address some of those things, so it’s worked out great,” Schneider said. “We’re gonna be in communication as we go along throughout free agency now.”