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Seahawks | Michael Bennett unhappy with contract
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:01:20 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is unhappy with his contract, saying he wants "to be fairly compensated with the top guys in the league," and believing that he's "definitely one of the top five defensive ends." He added: "I'm just to the point where it's kind of like, if you don't think I'm valuable, then just get rid of me." Bennett is set to make $5.5 million this year and $7 million next year.


Seahawks | Michael Bennett enters camp unhappy
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:55:52 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (ankle) made it clear he wants a new deal, and he did not participate in organized team activities (OTAs) as a result of his unhappiness. He did show for mandatory minicamp, but he sat out with an ankle injury. If his deal is not redone before the season, it will be interesting to see how it affects Bennett into the regular season.


Seahawks | Justin Britt might be a backup
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:55:01 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG Justin Britt has been lining up at center during offseason workouts, but he'll have to hold off C Patrick Lewis for the starting job in training camp and the preseason. If he cannot hang on to the job, he might be looking at a backup role for the first time in his career.


Seahawks | Jarran Reed might start at nose tackle
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:53:30 -0700

Seattle Seahawks NT Jarran Reed, the team's second-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, is in line to start for the team at nose tackle.


Seahawks | Germain Ifedi expected to start
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:52:59 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG Germain Ifedi lined up at right guard as a starter for most of the spring, and he is expected to start there.


Seahawks | Many replacements for base defense LB
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:52:27 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Frank Clark is expected to fill the pass-rush void of departed LB Bruce Irvin (Raiders), but LBs Cassius Marsh, Mike Morgan and Eric Pinkins are each vying for playing time in the team's base defense and the competition is believed to be wide open.


Seahawks | Tyler Lockett could take step forward
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:51:48 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett posted 51 receptions for 664 yards and six touchdowns, plus two more as a returner, last season. Head coach Pete Carroll raved about Lockett during the spring and said Lockett is "in the middle" of everything the team planned offensively.


Seahawks | Trevone Boykin remains No. 2 for now
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:51:14 -0700

Seattle Seahawks rookie QB Trevone Boykin remains the team's primary backup to starter QB Russell Wilson, but beat writer Sheil Kapadia says don't be surprised to see the team add a veteran sometime in August.


Seahawks | Jimmy Graham won't be rushed back
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:50:30 -0700

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) is recovering from a ruptured right patellar tendon which he suffered Nov. 29. He is expected to be back on the field for the start of the regular season, but he won't be rushed back. Through the first 12 weeks last season he was the team's most targeted player.


Seahawks | Thomas Rawls will be eased back
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:49:54 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is making his way back from a fractured left ankle that included ligament damage in mid-December. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but he will be eased back into action. That will also give the coaching staff a closer look at rookie RBs Alex Collins and C.J. Prosise.


Seahawks | Alex Collins will compete immediately
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:15:27 -0700

Seattle Seahawks rookie RB Alex Collins is expected to compete right away for playing time as an early-down running back, according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.


Seahawks | Russell Wilson elite with protection
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:36:57 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led all quarterbacks in Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) last season when he was adequately protected, according to Football Outsiders. DVOA measures efficiency by comparing success on every play to the league average based on situation and opponent. Wilson was solid under pressure, too, ranking fourth in DVOA among quarterbacks.


Seahawks | Jarran Reed should start
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:38:23 -0700

Seattle Seahawks rookie DT Jarran Reed is expected to replace San Diego Chargers DT Brandon Mebane and start at defensive tackle with DT Ahtyba Rubin.


Seahawks | Coach optimistic for J'Marcus Webb
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:47:40 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OT J'Marcus Webb needs to have someone to believe in him, according to offensive line coach Tom Cable, who believes he's the man to do that. Cable is also determined to get Webb to believe in himself. He said if he can accomplish those things, then Webb is capable of doing "something cool for us."


Seahawks | Thomas Rawls confident in camp readiness
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:10:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) said he will "most definitely" be ready for the start of training camp, according to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia.


Seahawks | Michael Vick an option for Seattle?
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:02:19 -0700

Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Steelers) could be a pickup candidate for the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN analyst, Phil Savage. Savage said Vick would fit the Seahawks with his mobility, what he brings to the table and with a veteran presence behind QB Russell Wilson.


Seahawks | Seattle had interest in Connor Shaw
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:31:43 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks placed a waiver claim on QB Connor Shaw but he was awarded to the Chicago Bears.


Seahawks | Trevone Boykin pleads no contest
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:28:07 -0700

Seattle Seahawks rookie QB Trevone Boykin pleaded no contest Thursday, June 30, to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest following a 2015 incident. Boykin was sentenced to one year of probation and must attend alcohol awareness and anger management classes as part of the terms of his probation. He must also pay a $1,500 fine, submit an apology letter to the arresting officer and complete 80 hours of community service.


Seahawks | Doug Baldwin incredibly effective
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:09:54 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin was one of the most effective pass catchers in 2015. Of the 87 receivers to play at least 25% of their teams' snaps last year and accrue an average depth of target beyond 10 yards, Baldwin's completion rate of 79% was first overall. Baldwin was also the only wideout to have double-digit touchdowns and average at least 10 yards per target.


Seahawks | Doug Baldwin excelled in slot
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:40:18 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had 1,007 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns out of the slot last year. The only other receiver to hit the 1,000-yard mark and have at least 10 touchdowns from the slot in the last 10 years was Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb.


Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson unlikely to return
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:23:29 -0700

Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) is not expected to re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks after serving as the backup there for the past three years. The team has QBs Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps on the roster as backups to starting QB Russell Wilson.


Seahawks | Trevone Boykin charged with assault
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:22:45 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin was charged with assault this week in connection with an incident Dec. 31 in San Antonio. He was arrested after being thrown out of a car, and then he allegedly struck a police officer, according to multiple reports.


Seahawks | Doug Baldwin contract details
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:47:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's four-year extension is worth a total of $46 million, with more than $24 million in guaranteed money, according to a source.


Seahawks | Doug Baldwin signs extension
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:28:05 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin signed a four-year contract extension through 2020 Tuesday, June 28, according to a source. The deal is worth more than $11 million per year.


Seahawks | Jeff Fuller waived/injured
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:47:20 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Jeff Fuller (undisclosed) was waived/injured from the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, June 28.


Seahawks | Seattle makes two roster moves
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:51:49 -0700

Undrafted free-agent LS Nolan Frese (University of Houston) was signed by the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, June 28. LB Khairi Fortt was subsequently released.


Seahawks | Zac Brooks full go
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:08:16 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Zac Brooks (undisclosed) appeared to be full healthy Tuesday, June 28, despite being limited with an undisclosed injury at times this offseason.


Seahawks | C.J. Prosise needs good camp
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:57:03 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (hip) is going to need to have a really good training camp after not being able to participate fully this offseason with a hip flexor, according to head coach Pete Carroll.


Seahawks | Nick Vannett a pleasant surprise
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:44:36 -0700

Seattle Seahawks rookie TE Nick Vannett has exceeded expectations so far in his first offseason. Head coach Pete Carroll said Vannett is a natural pass-catcher despite being billed as more of a blocking tight end. "He shows the savvy and instincts that you hope a guy has," Carroll said, adding that QB Russell Wilson has really clicked with Vannett.


Seahawks | Tyler Lockett will have important role
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:26:29 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett will be moved around on offense in 2016 and is a central part of the team's offensive plans, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Lockett has spent this offseason working on beating press coverage.


Seahawks | Mike Morgan on track to start
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:36:59 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Mike Morgan is considered the leading candidate for the starting strongside linebacker job entering training camp, but he will have to earn the job. LBs Cassius Marsh, Eric Pinkins and Kevin Pierre-Louis are also candidates for the job.


Seahawks | Russell Wilson has made strides
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:31:08 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made a clear step ahead this offseason, according to head coach Pete Carroll. "His command is all-time. His ability to move defenders with his eyes to set up some things, he's consistently doing that, almost unconsciously, he's so clued in," Carroll said. "We saw him throw the ball all over the field throughout the offseason and he's been strong and accurate and really precise about stuff. He has had a great offseason."


Seahawks | Head coach lauds Tyler Lockett
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:07:02 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is one of the hardest working players ever, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll said Lockett is a starter, much more than just a special teams player.


Seahawks | Seattle not expected to add Eugene Monroe
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:04:49 -0700

Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) probably will not be a target for the Seattle Seahawks because they appear to be content with their offensive linemen.


Seahawks | Change in offense aided Russell Wilson
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 21:50:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw 24 touchdowns and one interception in the last seven games after the offense shifted to emphasize quicker passes, timing routes and spread formations. He was sacked 31 times in the first seven games and just 15 times in the last nine games as getting rid of the ball quickly helped negate struggles on the offensive line. Head coach Pete Carroll said to expect more of that in 2016.


Seahawks | Christine Michael drops weight
Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:14:41 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael said he lost around eight pounds this offseason and feels a little quicker. He currently weighs 217 pounds.


Seahawks | Doug Baldwin contract being negotiated
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:23:24 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's possible contract extension is being worked on by both sides, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll said the goal is to get him locked up for a long time.


Seahawks | Pete Carroll confident in players' return
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:02:53 -0700

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) and RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) should "absolutely" be ready for Week 1 of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll.


Seahawks | Eugene Monroe interests Seahawks
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:47:25 -0700

Free-agent OT Eugene Monroe (Ravens) has been discussed by the Seattle Seahawks, according to sources.


Seahawks | Tyler Lockett growing as receiver
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:10:41 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is growing as a receiver and has improved on getting better releases off the line of scrimmage, according to WR Doug Baldwin. "He's so quick and he's so fast that there's no reason for guys to be able to put their hands on him at the line of scrimmage," Baldwin said. Lockett caught 51 passes (second on the team) for 664 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie year.


Seahawks | Kris Richard impressed with D-line
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:10:05 -0700

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard is impressed with the team's defensive line this year and called them "staggering." Richard thinks re-signing DE Chris Clemons to a one-year deal to provide depth was huge. DE Frank Clark, a second-round pick last year, is viewed as a darkhorse by Richard.


Seahawks | Not signing Nate Robinson
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:53:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, former New Orleans Pelicans G Nate Robinson will not be signed by the Seattle Seahawks following his tryout Monday, June 13. Seattle will keep in contact with Robinson for future purposes, however.


Seahawks | Nate Robinson trying out
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:58:20 -0700

Former New Orleans Pelicans G Nate Robinson is trying out with the Seattle Seahawks Monday, June 13, according to sources. Robinson's try out is as a defensive back.


Seahawks | Seattle will move CBs around
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:18:17 -0700

Seattle Seahawks CBs Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane and DeShawn Shead likely will be moved around during games so the team can produce favorable matchups against opposing receivers. Sherman lined up against the No. 1 receiver more often last season and could do that again in 2016. Lane plays better against smaller, speedy receivers, while Shead is more effective against bigger, physical receivers.


Seahawks | Frank Clark sheds weight
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:22:58 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Frank Clark lost 15 to 20 pounds in the offseason and is weighing around 260 pounds. Clark is in prime position to get more snaps at right defensive end when the Seahawks are in their sub packages now that DE/LB Bruce Irvin is with the Oakland Raiders.


Seattle Seahawks

Arnett DeAnthony WR
Avril Cliff DL
Baldwin Doug WR
Barnes Tavaris DE
Barrow Micheal AC
Beake Chris AC
Bennett Michael DL
Bevell Darrell OC
Board Dwaine AC
Boykin Trevone QB
Britt Justin C
Brooks Zac RB
Brown Bryce RB
Brown Kippy AC
Brown Marcus CB
Browner Brandon CB
Bryant Brandin DL
Burkhart Kyle OT
Burley Marcus CB
Cable Tom AC
Canales Dave AC
Carroll Brennan AC
Carroll Nate AC
Carroll Pete HC
Carter Christopher WR
Cash Chris AC
Chancellor Kam SS
Chukwurah Patrick DL
Clark Frank LB
Clemons Chris DL
Coffman Chase TE
Cohen Landon DL
Coleman Kyle LB
Collins Alex RB
Cottom Brandon TE
Coyle Brock LB
Curtis Andre AC
Dobbs Demarcus DL
Duvalt Chris WR
Edwards Nick WR
Elliott DeAndre CB
Fant George TE
Farmer George CB
Farwell Heath LB
Ferris Drew LS
Finley Jay RB
Fitterer Scott TO
Foxx Deshon WR
Frese Nolan LS
Gee Mondray AC
Gilliam Garry OT
Gilreath David WR
Glenn John AC
Glowinski Mark OG
Goodley Antwan WR
Graham Jimmy TE
Hamilton Ben C
Hamilton Justin DL
Hancock Quinton WR
Harri Darvell CB
Harriger Will AC
Hauschka Steven PK
Havili Stanley FB
Heaps Jake QB
Helfet Cooper TE
Henderson Robert DL
Henry Chris J. RB
Hill Jordan DL
Hudson Cam S
Hunt Joey C
Ifedi Germain OT
Jean-Baptiste Stanley CB
Jeanpierre Lemuel C
Jefferson Quinton DL
Jones Travis AC
Kearse Jermaine WR
Lane Jeremy CB
Lawler Kenny WR
Lee Zach QB
Lewis Patrick C
Lockett Tyler WR
Longa Steve LB
Madden Tre RB
Maiava Lene OL
Marsh Cassius DE
McAllister Demonte DT
McCoy Anthony TE
McCray Kelcie FS
McEvoy Tanner FS
McNeil Douglas WR
McPherson Pat AC
Michael Christine RB
Morgan Mike LB
Morton Chad AC
Odhiambo Rees OG
Overton Montese DL
Pericak Will OG
Pierre-Louis Kevin LB
Pinkard Josh CB
Pinkins Eric LB
Piurowski Caz TE
Poole Terry OT
Powell Tyvis FS
Prosise C.J. RB
Rawls Thomas RB
Reed Jarran DL
Reed Trovon CB
Richard Kris DC
Richardson Paul WR
Robertson Pete LB
Robinson Ryan DL
Robinson Will OT
Rollins Zerick AC
Rubin Ahtyba DL
Ruel Pat AC
Ryan Jon P
Schneider John GM
Schwenke Kona DL
Seisay Mohammed CB
Seto Rocky AC
Shead DeShawn FS
Sherman Richard CB
Shields Ronnie TE
Siliga Sealver DL
Simon Tharold CB
Slavin Tyler WR
Smith Kevin WR
Smith Sherman AC
Smith Tye CB
Sokoli Kristjan DE
Sorensen Nick AC
Sowell Bradley OT
Stampley James FB
Tatupu Lofa AC
Taylor Adrian DL
Terrell Steven FS
Thenarse Rickey SS
Thomas Earl FS
Thomas Matt TO
Tukuafu Will FB
Tupou Taniela FB
Tyson DeAngelo DL
Udell Marcus CB
Udeze Kenechi AC
Vannett Nick TE
Vobora David LB
Wade Triston DB
Wagner Bobby LB
Webb J'Marcus OT
Whaley Dominique RB
Williams Brandon D. TE
Williams Kasen WR
Willson Luke TE
Wilson Russell QB
Wright K.J. LB