Team Notebook: Seattle Seahawks
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Seahawks | Kasen Williams to stick with Seattle?
Seahawks | Russell Wilson will be ready to play
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he will be ready to play this season whether he's making $25 million or $1.5 million. Wilson has expressed his desire to stay in Seattle and added that, when the time comes, he will let his play do the talking.
Seahawks | Michael Bennett may hold out
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett draws praise
Seahawks | Doug Baldwin wants to play special teams
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said Monday, June 29, that he wants to contribute more on special teams. "I want to help out more so on special teams in terms of on kickoff, punt return blocking, Baldwin said.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson wants to stay put?
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said the goal is to remain in Seattle for "a really, really long time" when asked about his contract situation at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy Saturday, June 27.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson wants guaranteed money
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a considerable portion of his next contract to be guaranteed. This is considered the biggest stumbling block in Wilson's extension talks, as the league's funding rule requires all money of any future payments to be paid into escrow upon signing.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson looking for big deal
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is looking to become the highest-paid player in the league with his next contract, according to sources. Wilson's agent understands that any contract extension Wilson receives will be surpassed by another player in the future.
Seahawks | Jermaine Kearse likely for every down
Seahawks | Russell Wilson ready to move on?
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who is believed to be seeking a five-year deal worth more than $110 million, sounded as if he's ready to move on from the Seahawks if his contract situation isn't resolved. He's in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract that will pay him $2.99 million if he doesn't agree to a new deal. Seattle could place the franchise tag on Wilson next year, which would cost them more than $23 million for 2016.
Seahawks | Thomas Rawls impressing head coach
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls has been a bright spot this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "I love his running style… He showed very good feet, he caught the ball well, he's going to be a very willing blocker," Carroll said.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson won't be distracted
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson won't let the prospect of a long-term deal distract him this season. Wilson said he hopes a deal gets done before training camp, but said if talks stretch into the season that he wouldn't let that affect what he does on the field.
Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson terms
Seahawks | Bobby Wagner looking for big money
Seahawks | Russell Wilson to play with insurance
Seahawks | Kasen Williams signed
Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson agrees to terms
Seahawks | Richard Sherman's elbow feeling fine
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) hasn't been wearing a brace or a sleeve on his left elbow. "I'm out there naked. No, I'm not wearing anything," Sherman said Tuesday, June 9. Sherman has been rehabbing the injury over the past four months, and he seems to have avoided requiring surgery.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson deal by TC?
Seahawks | Bobby Wagner receiving extension soon?
Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks going slowly
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's new contract talks aren't gaining steam, but a deal is still expected to get done. Wilson's agent has already said that the talks have been encouraging, but the Seahawks don't seem to be in a rush to get the deal done.
Seahawks | Jimmy Graham builds rapport with QB
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham said he has an accelerated learning curve with QB Russell Wilson. "Honestly me and Russ have been on kind of this accelerated learning curve," Graham said. "He just gets it up and gives you an opportunity to be great. We'll be keep working on that, and we'll be just fine come the season, because that's a big thing. That's all about the connection, that's all about knowing what each other is going to do and what each other likes."
Seahawks | Bruce Irvin wants to stay in Seattle?
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin backed off previous comments about wanting to join the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. "I have one year left," Irvin told NFL Media's Tony Garcia. "I would love to be in Seattle. That was the team that gave me a chance when nobody else did. A lot of people told me I wasn't a first-round pick, but Pete (Carroll) and (general manager) John Schneider took a chance on me, so like I said I would love to be there, but I'm just going to go out here, I've been working my butt off, I'm going to go out here and have the biggest year of my career next year."
Seahawks | Alvin Bailey may be starting LG
Seahawks | Will Blackmon could win nickel back job
Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson could be an option
Seahawks | R.J. Archer may be No. 2 QB
Seattle Seahawks QB R.J. Archer is the only other quarterback on the roster besides QB Russell Wilson and is receiving valuable snaps during offseason workouts. It is not known if the team will sign another quarterback to compete with Archer for the No. 2 quarterback job.
Seahawks | Christine Michael's time to shine?
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael will handle a bulk of the running back duties during the offseason with RB Marshawn Lynch and RB Robert Turbin (hip) expected to see little playing time prior to the regular season. "This is his time," head coach Pete Carroll said. "So we're going to push him in that regard and try to match up with his expectations. He wants to be a front-line back and he has tremendous talent. We'll see how it goes."
Seahawks | Jimmy Graham making impact
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham has been "unstoppable" during organized team activities, according to Rob Rang of Scout.com. The Seahawks have already been drawing up plays to capitalize on Graham's talents.
Seahawks | B.J. Daniels working as receiver
Seattle Seahawks WR B.J. Daniels, formerly a quarterback in college, has been working at wide receiver and kick returner in organized team activities (OTAs). Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed Tuesday, June 2, that Daniels is a receiver and not a quarterback.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson would play without deal
Seahawks | Michael Bennett clarifies demands
Seattle Seahawks DT Michael Bennett confirmed Friday, May 29, that he is staying away from team activities for the time being as he tries to have his contract renegotiated, and he added that he hopes to be paid somewhere near the top seven at his position.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks encouraging
Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said contract negotiations are positive and encouraging, adding there is no deadline to finalize a deal, during an interview with 710 ESPN radio in Seattle. Regarding the reported philosophical differences between the two sides, Rodgers said, "95% of the speculation has been off point."
Seahawks | Lemuel Jeanpierre lines up with starters
Seattle Seahawks C Lemuel Jeanpierre worked at center with the first-team offense during organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Head coach Pete Carroll said Jeanpierre could be a long-term option at center.
Seahawks | Earl Thomas sitting out
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Thomas could be limited during training camp but should be ready for the start of the regular season.
Seahawks | Two injured DBs take part in OTAs
Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch not at OTAs
Seahawks | Tyler Lockett signs deal
Seahawks | Two defenders not at OTAs
Seahawks | Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham absent
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and TE Jimmy Graham were not at the first day of the team's organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, in order to attend the funeral of Graham's personal manager in Florida. QBs B.J. Daniels and R.J. Archer are the only quarterbacks at the OTAs with Wilson gone, and neither have taken a snap in an NFL game.
Seahawks | Chris Matthews to be No. 3 WR for SEA?
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews may be the favorite to win the No. 3 wide receiver job with his favorable size and wingspan, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. WRs Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Tyler Lockett should also be in the mix.
Seahawks | Russell Wilson offered deal
Seahawks | Seattle offense outperforming contracts
The Seattle Seahawks' offensive starters will make $35,826,746 in 2015, according to spotrac.com. That's the fourth-lowest total in the league behind only the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins.
Seahawks | Make two roster moves
Seahawks | Bruce Irvin not going to Atlanta in 2016?
Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin had supposedly said he'd be coming to Atlanta next season, but head coach Pete Carroll refuted those comments. "He didn't say that… He said everybody likes to come back home, and it's a dream to come back home," Carroll said. "It wasn't in reference to leaving us and coming back [to the Falcons]." Irvin did not have his fifth-year option picked up this offseason, causing dispute between Irving and the organization.