Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirms Earl Thomas out for season with broken tibia

    Seattle Times "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that free safety Earl Thomas is out for the season with a broken tibia. Thomas suffered the injury with 10:40 to play in the second quarter when he collided legs with teammate Kam Chancellor as each was attempting to defend a pass from Carolina’s Cam..." December 06

  • S Thomas injured in Seahawks' rout of Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The competitive aspect of the Sunday night contest was all but over with the first play of the second half, when Seattle wide receiver Tyler Lockett sped around right end for a 75-yard touchdown run that gave the Seahawks a three-score lead over the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Earl Thomas tweets he’s thinking about retirement after being carted off with leg injury

    SI "After he was carted off with a leg injury during Sunday night’s game against the Panthers, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas tweeted that he was thinking about retirement. “This game has been so good to me no regrets,” Thomas wrote. ‘A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for..." December 05

  • Seahawks getting five healed starters back for Sunday night vs Carolina, including Bennett

    Tacoma News Tribune "Don’t believe everything you read -- or, in this case, hear. Michael Bennett is playing Sunday night for the first time in six games. The Seahawks (7-3-1) listed their Pro Bowl defensive end as questionable for Sunday’s showcase game against the Carolina Panthers (4-7) at CenturyLink Field...." December 03

  • Seahawks activate Morgan, place Tripp on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks made two linebacker-related roster moves Saturday. Mike Morgan was activated from the team’s injured-reserve list. He had missed seven games after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia in October. Morgan is a sixth-year player who’s been a valuable backup and utility man for..." December 03

  • Panthers defender: Russell Wilson is the Seahawks’ best running back

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson didn’t need to see the Seattle Seahawks’ injury report to know Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is back to his old running ways. “He still looks the same to me. He’s still looks elusive to me. He’s still probably the best running back..." December 03

  • Jarran Reed denies spitting in the face of Buccaneers player

    Seattle Times "Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed on Friday denied an allegation from Tampa Bay center Joe Hawley that Reed spit in his face during Sunday’s 14-5 loss to the Buccaneers. Hawley made the claim during his radio show Thursday night on 620-WDAE, and according to TampaBay.com said: “They were..." December 03

  • Seahawks' Thomas wore disguise to watch 1st missed game at sports bar

    Seattle Times "Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas hadn’t missed a game since his days at West Orange-Stark (Texas) High School before he was forced to sit out the trip last Sunday to Tampa Bay. And at first, Thomas wasn’t sure what he was going to do with himself. “It was definitely hard,” said Thomas, who..." December 03

  • Seahawk Earl Thomas on Rob Gronkowski: ‘I just hope he stays positive’

    Seattle Times "The news Thursday that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the rest of the season hit home to one Seattle Seahawk — safety Earl Thomas. Gronkowski’s family and the Patriots announced Thursday night that the Arizona grad will have back surgery that is likely to sideline him..." December 03

  • Seahawks were first team to challenge on a penalty in the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "When Seahawks coach Pete Carroll threw his challenge flag on Sunday in Tampa Bay, wanting the officials to rule the a Buccaneers holding penalty had taken place in the end zone rather than the field of play, you may have said, “I didn’t think a coach could challenge that.” That’s because until..." December 03

  • Bucs center angry at Seahawks lineman who spit in his face

    Sporting News "Buccaneers center Joe Hawley claims a Seahawks defensive lineman spit on him during Tampa Bay's win over Seattle last week, according to ESPN.com . Hawley also thinks the spitter was rookie Jarran Reed, although he isn't completely sure. "Yeah I think that's who it was," Hawley said of Reed...." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • Cam Newton: No line crossed with Seahawks '12' flag toss

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he believes he was justified in taking a "12" flag from a Seattle fan, crumpling it up and tossing it after last season's home playoff game against the Seahawks. "Where was the flag at? Was it at our house?" Newton asked after practice Thursday at..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Richard Sherman on Cam Newton grabbing '12th man' flag: 'I guess karma gets you'

    ESPN "After the Carolina Panthers beat the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of last year's playoffs, quarterback Cam Newton ran around Bank of America Stadium high-fiving fans. But when one Seahawks fan dangled a "12" flag near Newton, he grabbed it, crumpled it up and tossed it -- all with a..." December 01

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett expected to be back Sunday

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has missed each of the past five games with a hamstring injury. In the five games that Bennett has missed, Seattle is yielding an average of 20.6 points per outing. In the six games he suited up prior to that, this unit gave up an average of just two..." November 30

  • Kam Chancellor : The Soul Within the Seahawks

    ESPN "It is still two hours before a game in which Kam Chancellor is too hurt to play, but already the Seahawks safety has sweated through his T-shirt and begun to lose his voice. "Get after it. Come on now. Let's go!" he says, shouting motivation at his teammates during the quiet of a pregame..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Seahawks confident Bucs loss “not the end of the world”

    Pro Football Talk "Nothing went right for the Seahawks offense in Tampa on Sunday. They produced three points and 245 yards, the offensive line was a sieve and they turned the ball over three times on the way to a 14-5 loss. The good news for the Seahawks is that their 7-3-1 record gives them plenty of breathing..." November 28

  • Pete Carroll: Michael Bennett ‘should come back’ this week

    Sportsnaut "Following one of the worst all-around performances from an NFL team in quite some time, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced some good news for his beleaguered squad. After missing a handful of games with a knee injury, Michael Bennett should make his return when the team takes on..." November 28

  • Britt active, Shead out for Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Center Justin Britt is active but safety Deshawn Shead is not for the Seahawks Sunday at Tampa Bay. Both Britt and Shead had been listed as questionable. It’s possible that Britt could still be held out of the starting lineup and Joey Hunt could start at center. Britt has an ankle injury...." November 27

  • Bucs defense stymies Seahawks

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got two first-quarter touchdown catches from Mike Evans, and their defense did the rest, stifling the Seattle Seahawks in a 14-5 upset win Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay (6-5) forced a fumble from Jimmy Graham inside the Bucs' 25, with..." November 27

  • Bevell wasn’t bothered by Baldwin’s bird

    Pro Football Talk "As the clock ticks toward the official disclosure by the league office of fines levied for on-field infractions during Week 11, one of the fines traces to Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin displaying one of his fingers to the Seattle sideline after offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called for..." November 25

  • Earl Thomas will miss game for 1st time in career

    CBS Sports "For the first time in his NFL career, star Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will sit out a game. The Seahawks initially listed Thomas as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hamstring injury, but they later downgraded him to out. Thomas was drafted back in 2010..." November 25

  • Baldwin, Burfict fined $12K for middle finger gestures

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin were each fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct after the players raised middle fingers in separate games Sunday, sources told ESPN. Burfict stuck both of his middle fingers up toward the stands..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Meeting Russell Wilson helped spark Jameis Winston's progress

    Tampa Bay Times "The last time Jameis Winston and Russell Wilson were on the football field together was in January, when they were teammates at the Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii. They will be reunited for Sunday's game against the Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium, and Winston credits his improved conditioning..." November 24

  • Seahawks have biggest division lead, easiest remaining schedule

    Pro Football Talk "If ever a team can be a lock to win its division with six games left, that team is this year’s Seahawks. Seattle has a three-game lead over Arizona in the NFC West, the biggest lead for any team in the NFL. (The Patriots and Cowboys have two-game leads, the Texans, Raiders and Falcons have..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Seahawks Waive J’Marcus Webb

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks have waived offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter). No corresponding move has been announced, although Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times believes the team will be adding a running back. Webb joined the Seahawks this past offseason on a two-year,..." November 22

  • Darrell Bevell overseeing Seahawks’ offensive surge

    Tacoma News Tribune "I’m a little surprised there isn’t a Seattle-area band named “Blame It On Bevell.” Or that somebody hasn’t petitioned to change the name of the Cascadia Subduction Zone to “Bevell’s Fault.” Pinning culpability for just about any malady or hardship in the Pacific Northwest on Seahawks’..." November 22

  • Seahawks likely to be without for Prosise and Pope for multiple weeks

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll provided an update on two of his team’s injured running backs Monday, but it remains unclear when C.J. Prosise and Troymaine Pope will be able to return to action. Prosise suffered a fractured scapula in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Carroll said he won’t need..." November 21

  • Seahawks’ Earl Thomas has ‘first-degree’ hamstring strains, Pete Carroll says

    Seattle Times "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has never missed a start since coming to the team in 2010, a steak of 106 straight regular-season games. But that streak could be in jeopardy Sunday at Tampa Bay as coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly Monday radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle that he has a..." November 21

  • Thomas Rawls ready to take a lead role again, and he better

    Tacoma News Tribune "Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls hauled in a swing pass in the right flat early in the third quarter, and moved upfield. Philadelphia linebacker Nigel Bradham came up, anticipating that the Seattle ball carrier would make a move toward the sideline. Except that didn’t happen — Rawls..." November 21

  • Why Doug Baldwin flipped the bird to the Seahawks' sideline before his TD pass

    ESPN "As he broke the huddle with 7:50 left in the third quarter Sunday, wide receiver Doug Baldwin had a message for offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and the Seattle Seahawks' sideline, so he flipped them the bird. "We’re in the f---ing red zone, and you want me to throw the ball?" Baldwin said..." November 21

  • Richard Sherman on Carson Wentz: 'He wasn't shook. He's a rook.'

    USA Today "It’s safe to say Richard Sherman wasn’t surprised the Seattle Seahawks’ talented, experienced defense got the better of Carson Wentz on Sunday, even if the Philadelphia Eagles’ rookie quarterback didn’t show outward signs of being rattled. “He was poised. He wasn’t shook. He’s a rook. That’s..." November 21

  • Seahawks lose running back C.J. Prosise for 'a while' due to a shoulder injury

    SI "Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise has a scapula injury and will be out “a while,” though there is a chance he will return this season, head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday’s 26–15 win over the Eagles. Prosise left during the first half after sustaining the shoulder injury and would..." November 21

  • Seahawks’ C.J. Prosise questionable to return with shoulder injury

    Fanrag Sports "Seattle Seahawks’ running back C.J. Prosise injured his shoulder during Sunday afternoon’s game versus the Philadelphia Eagles. The rookie out of Notre Dame exited with 76 rushing yards on four carries and one touchdown while he also caught two passes for five yards. Prosise has sprung onto the..." November 20

  • Wilson's TD throw, catch lift Seahawks past Eagles

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The only thing more predictable than a slow start from the Seattle Seahawks is a midseason turnaround that puts them back among the short list of Super Bowl contenders. This season is no different. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown while catching..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Seahawks' C.J. Prosise To Start, Thomas Rawls 'Will See Plenty Of Snaps

    Fourth And Goal "Seattle Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise will reportedly start against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, but second-year running back Thomas Rawls is also expected to “see plenty of snaps” in his return, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “Thomas looked great,” head coach Pete..." November 20

  • Pete Carroll says Seahawks snatched Russell Wilson before Eagles could draft him

    Fox Sports "Andy Reid might still be coaching the Philadelphia Eagles if he got the quarterback he wanted, Russell Wilson, in the 2012 draft. Instead, Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider snatched Wilson with the 75th pick, leading to a call from a displeased Reid. "Andy called us right after the pick,..." November 19

  • Carson Wentz looking forward to ‘fun atmosphere’ in Seattle

    Sportsnaut "In Week 11, rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles take their game across to the west coast to play the Seattle Seahawks. During an interview segment earlier this week, Wentz told Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre that it is going to be a “fun atmosphere” playing in..." November 19

  • Russell Wilson: Carson Wentz going to be 'great for a long time'

    CSN Philly "Before he lived in North Dakota and became a star at North Dakota State, Carson Wentz lived with his family in Raleigh, N.C. He was only 4 years old when the family moved up to North Dakota, but by then he was a North Carolina State fan for life. When Wentz was a star sophomore in high..." November 18