Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Cliff Avril matches sack numbers, builds 12 homes in Haiti

    Sportsnaut "Following the destruction Haiti saw when Hurricane Matthew struck last year, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril made a pretty awesome promise. He would match his 2016 sack numbers to coincide with the number of homes he would build in the downtrodden nation. Avril ended up recording a..." June 21

  • How Jordan Simone went from out of football to playing for the team he grew up rooting for

    Seattle Times "Driving home from Los Angeles to Scottsdale the day after Memorial Day weekend, Jordan Simone got a call from his agent with a question both of them knew didn’t really need to be asked. “Hey, you want to play for the Seahawks?’’ Simone heard as he traveled about an hour outside Los..." June 18

  • Seahawks' Bennett explains why he skips OTAs: 'I like to be a parent'

    Tacoma News Tribune "Michael Bennett wore a black T-shirt and matching cap with the words “I KNOW MY RIGHTS” in white letters. The Seahawks’ vocal, activist, Pro Bowl defensive end also knows why Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed in the NFL. To him, that’s black and white, too. “There is no logical..." June 17

  • Seahawks rookie CB Shaq Griffin draws high praise from his defensive coordinator

    Seattle Times "This is the time of eternal optimism around football teams. Everyone is in great shape. Everyone looks good. Everyone is poised for a big year. This is not the time for being able to tell too much because there is no tackling, no contact, no real football being played. So keep in that..." June 16

  • Pete Carroll gushes over Jimmy Graham’s improvement

    Yardbarker "Pete Carroll has always been known for being effusive in his praise, so when he gushes over a player, sometimes you have to take it with a grain of salt. But his comments from Seattle Seahawks minicamp about Jimmy Graham certainly stand out. According to Pro Football Talk’s Curtis Crabtree,..." June 16

  • Pete Carroll ‘really proud’ of how Richard Sherman is handling media

    Sportress of Blogitude "Pete Carroll would prefer it if the entire Richard Sherman saga that has plagued the Seattle Seahawks this offseason could be put in the rear view mirror. The Seahawks coach weighed in on all the drama while speaking to the media Thursday, saying he’s “really proud” of how Sherman “handled..." June 16

  • Richard Sherman six months after blowup: 'I might have gone over the top'

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stepped to the podium Wednesday for the first time this spring to address the most tumultuous offseason of his NFL career. He joked with linebacker Bobby Wagner, who was standing in the back, and then spent the next 18 minutes answering 24 questions..." June 16

  • Seahawks’ Earl Thomas, Tyler Lockett make progress with injuries; Dion Jordan has another knee surgery

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks on Tuesday completed their first of three minicamp practices this week. Here are some of the notable personnel updates from coach Pete Carroll following the practice: — Safety Earl Thomas was a full participant and declared he is about 80 percent back from the broken lower leg..." June 15

  • Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick's lack of team shows gap between players, fans

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned reflects the state of the NFL. "I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd," Bennett said Wednesday. "That's just the truth of it. I think..." June 15

  • Richard Sherman Says He'd Like to Retire with Seahawks

    Bleacher Report "After an offseason of rumors and speculation regarding his future with the only NFL team he has ever known, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he "would definitely like to retire a Seahawk" Wednesday. The Tacoma News Tribune shared more of Sherman's comments on its YouTube..." June 15

  • Michael Bennett Says Seahawks 'Can't Win a Game Without Russell Wilson'

    Bleacher Report "While the defense has played a big role in the Seattle Seahawks' success in recent years, defensive end Michael Bennett believes quarterback Russell Wilson is the most irreplaceable member of the squad. "On a team with competitive people, there are going to be issues that are going to happen,"..." June 14

  • Michael Bennett was disappointed Seahawks didn't sign Kaepernick

    Sporting News "How close was Colin Kaepernick to becoming the Seahawks' backup quarterback? Michael Bennett says it was a "shock" they didn't become teammates last week. The Seattle defensive lineman, in an interview with Charlamagne the God on the latter's The Breakfast Club nationally syndicated radio show,..." June 14

  • Seahawks & Kam Chancellor Have Yet To Discuss Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Seahawks S Kam Chancellor mentioned Tuesday that the team has yet to approach him regarding a contract extension, per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Chancellor added that he is “not worrying” about his contract situation right now. It’s worth mentioning that Seahawks HC Pete Carroll did..." June 14

  • Seahawks safety Earl Thomas explains why he thought his broken leg was career-ending

    Fox Sports "The Seattle Seahawks were forced to finish last season and go through the playoffs without Earl Thomas after the three-time All-Pro safety suffered a broken left leg in Week 13. His presence in the middle of the field was sorely missed as the Seahawks took a huge step backward. To make matters..." June 13

  • Eddie Lacy earns $55K for passing latest weigh-in

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy just became $55,000 richer for sticking to his weight loss plan. Lacy signed an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the Seahawks which pays out salary bonuses for keeping his weight in check. This is the second reported pay out Lacy has received for..." June 12

  • Recovered Thomas Rawls, in-shape Eddie Lacy could make for healthy Seahawks’ tailback competition

    Seattle Times "It was an answer that captured the essence of Thomas Rawls at his best — fun, exuberant, confident but not necessarily cocky. The question? What does Rawls think about the pending battle for playing time at tailback with former Green Bay Packer Pro Bowler Eddie Lacy added in the..." June 12

  • Tom Cable declares himself to be “most excited coach” on Seahawks staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Seattle Seahawks have thrived in recent years despite not having a very good offensive line. If/when they ever do, they’ll presumably be even better as a team than they’ve been. Offensive line coach Tom Cable believes that the offensive line is getting there. “I’m the most excited coach..." June 11

  • Eddie Lacy must be down to 250 pounds by Monday for $55,000 bonus

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy needs to be down to 250 pounds by Monday to earn a $55,000 bonus in his contract, according to a league source. Lacy's one-year deal includes bonuses tied to seven weigh-ins. The first one took place May 15, when Lacy needed to weigh under 255 pounds. He..." June 11

  • Richard Sherman blames “cowards” for Seahawks locker room story

    USA Today "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a story to tell. You’ve heard it from anonymous sources and journalists and talk show hosts. But you haven’t heard it from Sherman. Sherman deserves to tell his own story, and not because he’s rich and famous and an All-Pro cornerback in the NFL...." June 10

  • Seahawks sign second-rounder Ethan Pocic

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks would like to have stronger offensive line play than they got a year ago and they spent one of their two second-round picks on a player who they hope will help provide it. On Friday, they signed that player. The Seahawks announced that they have signed Ethan Pocic, the 58th overall..." June 09

  • Thomas Rawls ‘looks duly motivated’ by Eddie Lacy

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Seahawks signed running back Eddie Lacy to a one-year prove it deal in free agency. He was brought on board to compete with fellow back Thomas Rawls and to revive a Seahawks run game that finished 25th in the league last year. But between the two backs, it has been Rawls that has..." June 09

  • Doug Baldwin trains with Seahawks’ defensive linemen for the perfect reason

    The Sports Daily "It’s the NFL offseason—meaning news about unconventional workouts by players makes the rounds. The most interesting? Seattle Seahawks wideout Doug Baldwin, standing at 5’10” and 192 pounds, trains with the defensive line. Here’s his reasoning, according to ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia:..." June 09

  • Eight NFL players that deserve huge raises

    Sportsnaut "Equal pay for equal play is not exactly how things roll in the NFL. This is especially true for many players drafted in the latter rounds. Those that excel end up vastly outplaying their contracts a couple of years into their careers. We are not suggesting that these particular players are..." June 08

  • Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner wants to be in same ‘realm’ as Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher

    Seattle Times "Bobby Wagner is coming off the best season of his career and one of the best seasons ever by a Seahawks’ linebacker. Wagner had a team-record 167 tackles last season. He also had 4.5 sacks, the second most in his career, and grabbed his first interception in three years. He was asked the..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Marshawn Lynch: Raiders’ move made me want to play in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch says if the team hadn’t announced its plans to move to Las Vegas, he probably wouldn’t have come out of retirement. Asked today when he decided he wanted to come back and play for his hometown team, Lynch answered, “When I found out they was..." June 06

  • Doug Baldwin: Russell Wilson gained respect by playing through injuries

    Sportsnaut "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had some struggles in 2016 while he played through various nagging injuries. In the end, he gritted through them and started all 16 games of the season, leading his team to the divisional round of the playoffs. For this, wide receiver Doug Baldwin..." June 06

  • Michael Bennett tells Seahawks to pay Kam Chancellor

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is heading into the final season of his four-year, $28 million contract, and one of his teammates thinks he’s due for a pay raise. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett wrote on Twitter that he believes Chancellor should receive a new contract. “Best in the..." June 06

  • More talk that Seahawks didn’t want Kaepernick competing with Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "As the Seahawks were considering signing Colin Kaepernick, we explored the possibility that they might choose not to sign him because they didn’t want to risk a quarterback competition developing with Russell Wilson. Now that the Seahawks have decided not to sign Kaepernick, there’s more talk that..." June 06

  • Seahawks sign Austin Davis, not Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "The one team to show interest in Colin Kaepernick has opted for another quarterback. Seattle has signed backup quarterback Austin Davis, who has been out of work since the Broncos cut him in December. Davis has also spent time on the rosters of the Browns, Rams and Dolphins That gives..." June 05

  • Seahawks, Kaepernick aren’t apart on money

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of the decision of the Seahawks to not sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, some have suggested that the inability to get the two sides together results from the fact that the two sides are apart on money. Per a source with direct knowledge of the situation, that’s not the..." June 05

  • Seahawks believe Earl Thomas will be ready for training camp

    Fanrag Sports "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a devastating leg injury last season, a setback that almost ended his NFL playing career. However, Thomas has continued to recover from the broken leg, and the Seahawks now believe the veteran defensive back will be ready for this summer’s training..." June 04

  • How Eddie Lacy’s tackling his Seahawks weight plan

    Tri-City Herald "Eddie Lacy is from Louisiana. Like any authentic Cajun, he loves his food. REALLY loves his food. “What kinds of things? Eating. A lot,” the Seahawks’ new running back said at the end of the team’s first three days of organized-team-activities practices this week. That presents a problem..." June 04

  • Is this Luke Joeckel’s last shot to make it in the NFL?

    Tacoma News Tribune "Block or bust. That is the way offensive lineman Luke Joeckel views this all-important upcoming season with the Seattle Seahawks. Joeckel, the No. 2 overall pick out of Texas A&M by Jacksonville in the 2013 NFL Draft, suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 2 on the loose turf at Wembley..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • Seahawks & Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Apart On Money

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks and free agent QB Colin Kaepernick remain “apart on money” right now, which explains why no deal has been agreed to following his recent visit to Seattle. Given the lack of overall interest in him up to this point, Seattle may only be willing..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Eddie Lacy: Seahawks’ weight incentives are a ‘positive challenge’

    Seattle Times "Eddie Lacy didn’t make it more complicated than it has to be. Asked Friday the key to meeting well-publicized weight incentives that are part of his contract with the Seattle Seahawks, the former Green Bay Packer running back said he just has to quit “eating a lot. I’m from Louisiana (Gretna)...." June 03

  • Russell Wilson would have “no issue” with Seahawks adding Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "With the Seahawks deciding not to add quarterback Colin Kaepernick as insurance against an injury to Russell Wilson that would keep him from playing, Wilson’s thoughts regarding the potential addition of Kaepernick are irrelevant. Wilson nevertheless was asked for them anyone on Friday. “I..." June 03

  • Russell Wilson will address political issues “when the time is right”

    Pro Football Talk "In early February, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stepped away from his carefully-manicured image and made a rare political statement, at a time when many were protesting efforts to ban travel to the U.S. from several Muslim-majority countries. On Friday, Wilson explained that he may be..." June 03

  • Seahawks will wear a “96” decal in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "The Saints are wearing a large “96” decal on the side of their helmet during offseason workouts, in honor of the late Cortez Kennedy. The Seahawks will do something more permanent, albeit less conspicuous. The Seahawks have announced that Kennedy’s jersey number will be worn in a decal at the..." June 02

  • Russell Wilson downplays reports of tension with Richard Sherman

    Larry Brown Sports "Unsurprisingly, Russell Wilson is denying a report that there is tension in the Seattle Seahawks locker room surrounding him and Richard Sherman. Wilson, who is an alleged target of Sherman’s resentment stemming from the team’s Super Bowl loss, downplayed the story when speaking to the media on..." June 02

  • Pete Carroll says Seahawks not signing Colin Kaepernick now, but door remains open

    Seattle Times "For now, the Seahawks have no plans to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick, coach Pete Carroll said Friday. But that doesn’t mean it couldn’t still happen down the road. “The doors are always open to opportunities,’’ Carroll said Friday after the team held an OTA (Organized Team Activity) open..." June 02

  • Pete Carroll: Dysfunction is old story being revisited

    Pro Football Talk "In a recent article about the Seahawks, Seth Wickersham of ESPN The Magazine reported that there’s friction inside the team’s locker room dating back several years. The reported friction centered on issues between the defense and the offense with cornerback Richard Sherman and quarterback..." June 02

  • Pete Carroll: ‘I’m not going to treat everybody the same’

    Yardbarker "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll admitted that not every one of his players is treated the same, and defended his reasoning for doing so. Carroll was forced to respond Friday to a story alleging that some Seahawks players felt quarterback Russell Wilson receives favorable treatment from the..." June 02

  • Complicated as Seahawks are, no need to break them up

    Sporting News "The second "Trade Richard Sherman" crisis of this offseason appears to have passed. So has the "Michael Bennett leads local newspaper boycott” crisis, and apparently the latest "Russell Wilson can’t lead" crisis. What’s left? A Seahawks team that’s still loaded, still in the NFC championship..." June 02

  • Pete Carroll excited Russell Wilson is finally healthy

    Sportsnaut "Russell Wilson limped his way through the 2016 season, but Pete Carroll expects big things from his quarterback, who is finally healthy heading into 2017. Last season, Wilson was banged up multiple times, the first injury occurring in the first game of the season. In the end, a a high ankle..." June 01

  • Warren Moon: Seahawks are suffering from two-year Super Bowl hangover

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Seahawks were one play away from winning their second Super Bowl a little over two years ago, and we all know how that turned out. Since then, they have not managed to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs. Warren Moon does not see that as a coincidence. Moon, a Hall..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31