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  • Seahawks’ Pete Carroll wants to get rid of instant replay

    NFL.com "Pete Carroll would like to stuff the genie back into the bottle. The Seattle Seahawks head coach wants to return to the days before instant replay, or at least lessen the amount replay is used. Peter King, in his Football Morning In America column this week, polled 25 people..." May 20

  • Gas station burritos and one stoplight: Seahawks rookie rises from tiny hometown

    ESPN "L.J. Collier, the Seattle Seahawks' first-round draft pick, comes from a West Texas town that's so small he could guide a tour over the phone. Start at Allsup's, the convenience store just off the intersection of Highway 222 and Route 277. Collier gave it a shout-out on..." May 18

  • Drone pilot charged with violating secure airspace over two NFL games

    NBC News "Federal prosecutors have charged a drone pilot with violating airspace regulations in connection with anti-media flyers that were dropped over two Northern California sports stadiums in 2017. Tracy Michael Mapes, 56, of North Highlands, in Sacramento County, was charged Tuesday with..." May 17

  • The Seattle Seahawks might have a QB controversy on their hands - at backup

    NBC Sports Northwest "Seattle, according to Seahawks.com, has taken a flyer on quarterback Geno Smith, signing him to compete with Paxton Lynch for the honor of backing up Russell Wilson. Smith, a former second-round pick to the New York Jets in 2013, spent last season with the Los Angeles Chargers..." May 16

  • Seahawks DE Ziggy Ansah (Shoulder) Still Without Timetable

    NFL Trade Rumors "Seahawks’ recently signed veteran DE Ezekiel Ansah said he still does not have a timeline for his return from shoulder surgery.  “You know, I’m just going to take it a day at a time. I don’t have a timeline as of right now. I’m just waiting..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Report: Free agent Dion Jordan faces 10-game PED suspension

    Field Gulls "Since Friday the Seattle Seahawks have addressed issues on the defensive line through the addition of multiple free agents. They started by signing defensive end Ziggy Ansah, formerly of the Detroit Lions, and then continued Monday with the official announcment on..." May 14

  • Seahawks should reap rewards for low-cost investments

    Field Gulls "Nick Korte at OvertheCap.com has done his calculations for the 2020 NFL Draft and which teams should be getting compensatory draft picks based on 2019 free agency, and the Seattle Seahawks come away with the expected four extra selections per his..." May 13

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Geno Smith signing with Seahawks, sets up Paxton Lynch competition

    New York Post "Geno Smith is getting another chance to be a backup. The former Jets, Giants and Chargers No. 2 will sign with the Seahawks, ESPN.com reported Monday. Smith will compete with Paxton Lynch for the backup job behind Russell Wilson, who signed a four-year, $140 million extension..." May 13

  • Former Seahawk Doug Baldwin announces apparent retirement, tweets ‘My watch has ended’

    Seattle Times "In what Doug Baldwin termed a “letter to my younger self,” the now-former Seahawks receiver took to Twitter on Sunday night to unveil a 20-tweet thread that served as both a retrospective on his football career and an apparent official retirement notice. Baldwin ended the..." May 13

  • Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor were the best version of the Seahawks

    SB Nation "You never forget your first. Sports might not seem like the most appropriate topic for that particular platitude. But for devoted fans, what feeling can match seeing your team hoist the trophy that proves they won it all for the first time? The trophy that shows instead of rooting for..." May 11

  • Seahawks keep adding players, agree to terms veteran defensive tackle Al Woods to one-year deal

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks made another move Friday night to add to their defensive line, agreeing to terms with veteran tackle Al Woods. His agency, SportsTrustAdvisors, announced the news on Twitter and the NFL Network reported it is a one-year deal worth up to $2.25 million. The team..." May 11

  • Seahawks make Ziggy Ansah deal official, release Nate Orchard

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks officially made defensive end Ziggy Ansah part of their roster on Friday and the veteran pass rusher’s arrival means it is time to say farewell to another defensive end. Nate Orchard was released in a corresponding move. Orchard signed with the team in early April..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Seahawks Part Ways With Safety Kam Chancellor & Receiver Doug Baldwin

    Seahawks.com "The Seahawks parted ways with a pair of franchise icons who helped bring a Lombardi Trophy, two NFC championships and multiple playoff berths to Seattle, terminating the contracts of receiver Doug Baldwin and safety Kam Chancellor with failed physical designations. The move was an..." May 09

  • Report: Seahawks' Ezekiel Ansah could miss 1st month of season

    The Score "Newly signed Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is still recovering from December shoulder surgery and is expected to miss training camp, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's believed Ansah could miss at least the first month of the..." May 09

  • Seahawks Signing DE Ezekiel Ansah To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Seahawks are signing veteran DE Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year contract.  Earlier today, Rapoport reported that the Seahawks have emerged as the “front-runners” to sign Ansah, so it appears this was expected to..." May 09

  • Report: Seahawks expected to sign nickel CB Jamar Taylor

    ESPN 710 Seattle "  The Seahawks are expected to sign veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Taylor, 28, becomes the second defender to be signed by Seattle in the second phase of free agency, which began Tuesday. The team reportedly signed former..." May 09

  • Report: Seahawks emerge as frontrunners for Ziggy Ansah

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah is still looking for a job, but it appears that he now has a real chance of winding up with a potential contender. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks have emerged as the frontrunner for Ansah’s services, though no..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Ken Norton Jr. thinks Seattle’s 2019 draft class is one of its best in a while

    ESPN 710 Seattle "en Norton Jr. is in his second year as the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator, and this offseason, both he and head coach Pete Carroll will have their work cut out for them when it comes to whittling Seattle’s pool of young defenders. How do Seahawks draft picks fit in their..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • The 6 players that John Schneider got out of the Seahawks first round pick

    Field Gulls "I am in awe of what John Schneider has managed to do over the last year. I know that the Seahawks haven’t won as much as they did from 2012-2015 and I know that Schneider isn’t the only person responsible for the decisions, but from maximizing opportunities in last..." May 07

  • Report: Bobby Wagner won’t be giving a hometown discount

    Field Gulls "When the offseason began, the Seattle Seahawks had four big contract situations to address, including quarterback Russell Wilson, defensive end Frank Clark, defensive tackle Jarran Reedand middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. Wilson and Wagner are longtime Hawks who helped..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Pete Carroll is very impressed with D.K. Metcalf’s catch radius

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks ended receiver D.K. Metcalf’s unexpected (by some) slide by trading up and making him the last pick in round two. Eight days later, the Seahawks are very happy with what they’ve gotten in Metcalf. “I mean, he’s big and he’s fast,” coach..." May 05

  • DK Metcalf “amazed” and “kind of shocked” to get a call from Russell Wilson

    Pro Football Talk "For players who enter the NFL, one of the biggest adjustments comes from becoming teammates with established NFL players. Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf found that out after arriving in Seattle via round two. Metcalf got a FaceTime call from his new quarterback, Russell..." May 05

  • L.J. Collier embraces comparison to Michael Bennett

    Seattle Times "The population of Munday, Texas, the hometown of Seahawks’ first-round pick L.J. Collier, is estimated at 1,324. It’s possible Collier has heard from every single one in the eight days since the Seahawks drafted him. “I mean everybody is just really proud..." May 04

  • Ripped Seahawks rookie explains how he ended up having a shirtless interview with Pete Carroll at the NFL combine

    CBS Sports "After the Seahawks made D.K. Metcalf their second-round pick during the NFL Draft on April 26, the team proceeded to release one of the most entertaining videos of the offseason.  The video, which was filmed earlier this year, showed Metcalf and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll having..." May 04

  • Bobby Wagner “preparing like this is my last year” in Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "The track record for Seahawks players negotiating their own deals with the team isn’t a good one. But linebacker Bobby Wagner has said all the right things about wanting to stay, in the situation where Richard Sherman and Russell Okung found themselves as former..." May 04

  • Concerns about D.K. Metcalf’s NFL readiness overblown

    Field Gulls "As Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft wore on, Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf continued the slide that had seen him fall out of the first day of the draft. Many analysts and observers opined that it was due to his poor 3-cone and 20-yard shuttle at the NFL Combine, combined with injury concerns...." May 04

  • Seahawks want to keep Germain Ifedi long term

    Yahoo! Sports "The Seahawks declined Germain Ifedi‘s fifth-year option. That doesn’t mean they don’t want him on their team long term. Coach Pete Carroll said Friday the Seahawks want Ifedi back, just not at the $10.35 million salary the fifth-year option would have cost them for..." May 04

  • Four Solid Trade Destinations for Gerald McCoy

    The Big Lead "Gerald McCoy has widely been considered one of the best defensive tackles in the game for years now, but there’s been talk all offseason that McCoy might get traded. McCoy is going into his 10th NFL season and definitely has some miles on him, but he can still be an impact player for most..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Seahawks seem content with running back group after draft

    Field Gulls "In the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks added running back Travis Homer with pick 204, which marks the first addition the team has made at the running back position this offseason, a stark departure from years past. It was barely a..." May 02

  • Shane Ray To Visit Seahawks

    Pro Football Rumors "Now that the draft is over, the Shane Ray free agency tour can resume. The free agent edge rusher will meet with the Seahawks tomorrow, per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network (via Twitter). Seattle is clearly on the lookout for pass rushing help after trading Frank Clark prior to the..." May 02

  • No surprise: Why Seahawks have decided to decline fifth-year contract option on Germain Ifedi

    The News Tribune "The Seahawks indeed are not going to break their bank for Germain Ifedi beyond this year. As expected, the team has decided to decline its fifth-year contract option for 2020 on its starting right tackle. That puts Ifedi on track to be a free agent after this coming..." May 02

  • The Seahawks turned Frank Clark and 4 draft picks into a scary reload

    SB Nation "Two weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks had plenty on their to-do list. Russell Wilson set an April 15 deadline for a market-resetting contract extension with a potential trip to free agency looming. Frank Clark’s future with the team beyond..." May 02

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Seahawks add another receiver

    Pro Football Talk "Doug Baldwin hasn’t made his decision about whether to retire, and it might take weeks before the Seahawks know for sure. It seems they’re not waiting around for an answer, planning for the receiver to call it quits. Seattle drafted Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf in the..." April 29

  • Seahawks Hosting DE Ziggy Ansah For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that free agent DE Ziggy Ansah is in Seattle on Monday and visiting with the Seahawks. The Seahawks could clearly use another pass rusher after trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs last week and Ansah is one of the best available players at..." April 29

  • Patriots trade tight end Jacob Hollister to the Seahawks for a 2020 seventh-round pick

    Pats Pulpit "The New England Patriots have parted ways with another one of their tight ends: according to a report by ESPN’s Field Yates, the team has traded third-year man Jacob Hollister to the Seattle Seahawks. In return, the Patriots will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL..." April 29

  • Doug Baldwin alludes to retirement report in funny tweets

    Larry Brown Sports "Doug Baldwin alluded to the report about his potential retirement in some funny tweets sent on Sunday afternoon. On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that multiple injuries could end Baldwin’s career prematurely. The report was shared in the context of the..." April 29

  • Seahawks expecting to add more pass-rushers, eventually

    Pro Football Talk "Seattle used their first-round pick on TCU defensive end L.J. Collier, which was a significant first step. But after trading defensive end Frank Clark to the Chiefs last week, they still have a significant hole to fill. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seahawks..." April 28

  • Sebastian Janikowski Retires After 19 Seasons: 'It Was a Good Run'

    SI "Kicker Sebastian Janikowski is retiring after 19 seasons in the NFL, according to ESPN. "It was a good run," he told ESPN on Sunday.  Janikowski played for Florida State and was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the Raiders with the No. 17 pick in the..." April 28

  • D.K. Metcalf: Time to show I’m a football player

    Pro Football Talk "No player invited to attend the draft by the NFL had a longer wait in the green room than wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. Metcalf went to the Seahawks with the final pick of the second round on Friday and viewers of the draft were treated to video of his weepy phone call with Seahawks..." April 27

  • Pete Carroll takes off his shirt while meeting D.K. Metcalf

    Pro Football Talk "D.K. Metcalf’s shirtless post-training video went viral during the pre-draft buildup. Before meeting with the Seahawks, the team’s southwest area scout, Aaron Hineline, talked the Ole Miss receiver into taking off his shirt as a joke. Metcalf walked into a hotel room full..." April 27