Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Russell Wilson merchandise again tops among NFL players "No NFL player was more popular on NFL merchandise last year than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, according to a list released Monday by NFL Players Inc. For a second straight year, Wilson led all players in officially licensed sales, the NFL Players Association's marketing arm..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • GM Jon Daniels: Rangers won't get in way of Russell Wilson's NFL career "Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says he believes Russell Wilson's drive would allow the Seattle Seahawks star quarterback to become a Major League Baseball player, but he has no plans to interfere with Wilson's day job. In an interview with HBO's "Real Sports" that will air Tuesday,..." April 19

  • Russell Wilson says Rangers want him to play baseball

    Pro Football Talk "When some of the quotes first emerged from Russell Wilson’s interview with HBO’s Bryant Gumbel regarding Wilson playing baseball, it sounded like the musings of an elite, 25-year-old athlete who thinks he can do anything — but who surely would never undermine his football career by playing..." April 19

  • Would Seahawks let Russell Wilson walk? GM hints that it's possible "Negotiations to extend Russell Wilson's contract in Seattle have gotten off to a slow start and thanks to recent comments made by Seahawks general manager John Schneider, you probably shouldn't expect negotiations to speed up anytime soon. During an interview with KIRO radio in Seatte on..." April 17

  • Schneider says Seahawks will be cautious in Russell Wilson negotiations

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson are talking about a new contract but getting nowhere. If/when they get anywhere, the Seahawks will get there carefully. “Every negotiation is unique in and of itself and this is no different,” G.M. John Schneider told KIRO radio on Wednesday, via..." April 16

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Seahawks, Wilson talking but making no progress

    Pro Football Talk "Not long ago, in response to a report that the Seahawks and Russell Wilson were “very close” to a new deal, PFT explained that talks hadn’t even begun. Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the two sides have since started talking. However, they’re not making much, if any,..." April 15

  • Russell Wilson tells Real Sports he hasn’t closed door on playing baseball

    Seattle Times "Is it realistic to think that Russell Wilson might really try someday to play professional baseball again? In Wilson’s eyes, the answer is apparently yes. In a statement sure to get a lot of attention, the Seattle quarterback told Bryant Gumbel during a recent interview for HBO’s Real..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Seahawks still have no veteran backup quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "In Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. Behind him, they have no experienced or otherwise established presence. Beyond Wilson, the only other quarterbacks currently on the roster are B.J. Daniels and R.J. Archer. Daniels, a seventh-round pick of..." April 12

  • Staubach: Manziel has “Russell Wilson-type talent” if he can take care of personal issues

    Pro Football Talk "A Hall of Fame quarterback reportedly believes Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel isn’t a lost cause just yet. In a story published Saturday by USA Today, former Cowboys standout Roger Staubach praised Manziel’s skill level. “If he really truly gets his life back on track, his talent is..." April 12

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett denies trade report; still ‘feels the same way’ about Jimmy Graham

    Herald Net "Michael Bennett made an unscheduled appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle Thursday, making his first public comments of the offseason, and as is almost always the case with the Seahawks’ defensive end, Bennett had some interesting things to say. Two topics in particular that involve Bennett have come..." April 09

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Seahawks roundtable on what to expect with Wagner's extension

    ESPN 710 Seattle "ESPN's John Clayton and Mike Sando joined "Brock and Salk" earlier this week for another Seahawks roundtable discussion. Among the topics was the contract extension that is in the works between the Seahawks and All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The 15-minute conversation can be heard..." April 05

  • Saints' Brees: Graham trade 'shocked all of us' "In his first public comments of the offseason, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees expressed sadness about the trade of tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle, but said it’s part of the business. “Jimmy was like a brother to me," Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans on Thursday night. “He was close to..." April 04

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    Bob Condotta @bcondotta

    Carroll, asked about contract talks with Wilson says they are "ongoing."

  • Seahawks re-sign FB/DL Will Tukuafu

    Herald Net "A reminder that today is April Fools' Day, so just about everything you see on the internet should be questioned... But that being said, this appears to be legit. Will Tukuafu, the Seahawks' fullback and occasional defensive lineman last season, posted on his Instagram account that he has..." April 01

  • Bruce Irvin apologizes for DUI April Fool’s joke

    Larry Brown Sports "Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin decided to be one of those professional athletes that pranks everyone with an April Fool’s Day joke, and it did not go all that well. On Wednesday morning, Irvin tweeted that he had been arrested for driving while under the influence." April 01

  • Russell Wilson won't receive fully guaranteed contract "Russell Wilson is a near lock to sign a contract extension with the Seahawks that will make him the NFL's highest-paid player. But don't expect it to be a deal that changes how elite NFL stars are compensated. On Monday's edition of NFL Total Access, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport threw cold..." March 31

  • Russell Wilson: Contract situation will work out

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is heading into the final season of his contract, but he doesn’t sound overly concerned about getting a new deal done. “In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson said, via the Everett Herald. “I love the game of football...." March 30

  • Agent: Seahawks re-sign Demarcus Dobbs

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks have retained one of the NFL’s more versatile backup defensive linemen. The club has re-signed defensive end Demarcus Dobbs, agent Wesley Spencer announced on Twitter. Dobbs (6-2, 282) appeared in four regular season games and three postseason games for Seattle after being..." March 29

  • Russell Wilson to suit up Saturday for Texas Rangers in spring training "Nearly two months after Russell Wilson's 2014 NFL season came to an end, the Seahawks quarterback will suit up for the Texas Rangers at spring training in Surprise, Arizona. Wilson, a middle infielder, was selected by Texas in the 2013 Rule 5 draft. Before that, he was taken in the fourth round..." March 29

  • Pete Carroll: Chip Kelly has proven 'he knows what he's doing'

    CSN Philly "No one really knows what Chip Kelly is doing. He plays everything close to the vest. He sees no value in letting the other 31 teams — or you — know what he's planning. But Kelly, Seahwaks head coach Pete Carroll says, has a plan (or does he?). Trading LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles were part of..." March 29

  • Impact of Jimmy Graham trade still being felt

    USA Today "The aftereffects of the deal that sent Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham across the country are still being weighed by the two teams involved in the swap. When Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider first informed coach Pete Carroll that Graham was on the block, Carroll could barely..." March 29

  • Russell Wilson slugs spring HR

    ESPN Dallas "Fantasy camp met Major League Baseball camp Saturday, as for the second consecutive year, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson followed up a Super Bowl appearance with a one-day workout with the Texas Rangers. "It's an honor to be here," Wilson said. "Growing up as a kid, I always had a..." March 29

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    DT Letroy Guion visited the #Seahawks on Friday. G/T Ben Ijalana visited the #Panthers.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Packers have said they want DL Letroy Guion back, but he did visit the #Seahawks today, source said #intrigue

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Interested to learn the #Dolphins finished 2nd to the #Seahawks in the Jimmy Graham trade. MIA was aggressive in trying to upgrade at TE.

  • Seahawks GM John Schneider says 'nothing imminent' on Russell Wilson extension

    The Score "It's not a matter of if, but when Russell Wilson will get a massive contract extension from the Seattle Seahawks. That said, Seahawks general manager John Schneider spoke to reporters at the owner's meetings Monday and indicated that there is "nothing imminent" on that front. This..." March 24

  • Chiefs, Seahawks, Broncos lead 2015 compensatory draft picks "A total of 32 compensatory choices in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft have been awarded to 14 teams, the NFL announced Monday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Arizona. Under the rules, a team losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive..." March 24

  • Seahawks were nervous about Greg Hardy, and his price tag

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks were scared off by Greg Hardy’s legal history and his potential punishment from the league. It was either that or the size of the contract Dallas was offering him. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said Hardy’s background was the biggest factor in their pursuit of the free..." March 23

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • Russell Wilson prepping as if he's playing out his rookie deal in 2015 "I remain a skeptic that a deal will be quickly cut between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson. In fact, the possibility remains that he plays out 2015 on the final year of his rookie deal. Despite a report to the contrary, I continue to hear talks between Wilson and the Seahawks have gone nowhere..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Carroll says sting of his Super Bowl play call will never go away

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he and quarterback Russell Wilson may never get over the last play call of the Super Bowl, when Wilson threw a game-sealing interception at the 1-yard line. Carroll told NFL Network that he doesn’t think it’s possible to move past something like that. “Those..." March 23

  • C.J. Wilson to visit Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Greg Hardy planned to visit the Seahawks, and then he signed with the Cowboys. A slightly less famous (and notorious) defensive end will be visiting the Seahawks instead. Per a league source, Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson will visit Seattle in the coming week. " March 22

  • Source: No Russell Wilson talks yet

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday, Terry Blount of said during a visit with 710 ESPN in Seattle that the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson are “very close” on a new deal. The news naturally sparked further beating of the bushes for additional details. The details seem to be there are no details. A..." March 22

  • Seahawks, Russell Wilson "very close" to new deal

    ESPN 710 Seattle "It may not be long before the Seattle Seahawks lock up franchise quarterback Russell Wilson to a long-term deal. Seahawks reporter Terry Blount told 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" on Friday that Seattle and its 26-year-old signal caller could be on the verge of a big and unique..." March 22

  • Seahawks sign LS Clint Gresham to three-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks have locked up their incumbent long-snapper for another three seasons. Clint Gresham, who has handled the snapping for Seattle since 2010, has signed a three-year deal with the club, he announced on Instagram Friday. Gresham was an unrestricted free agent." March 21

  • Seahawks still the Super Bowl betting favorite "Despite the loss of two starters in free agency (cornerback Byron Maxwell and guard James Carpenter) and center Max Unger in a trade, acquiring tight end Jimmy Graham was enough to keep the Seattle Seahawks as the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl. The Seahawks' odds of winning the Super..." March 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    DL Ahtyba Rubin is signing with the Seattle #Seahawks, source says. Big upside

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

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