Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and running back Spencer Ware are trending toward taking the field Sunday in the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. Berry was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and repeated the session Thursday. "He looked good out there," head coach Andy Reid said Thursday when asked about the risk of Berry being rusty after playing in just two games this season.
What team would be desperate enough to call Hasselbeck? Which NFL “contender” would have been desperate enough to pick up the phone and call a dude well into his retirement to gauge his interest in taking hits from 275-pound pass rushers? One team quickly comes to mind: The Washington Redskins.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are giving quarterback Paxton Lynch another chance in the NFL. Lynch's signing Thursday throws the former first-round pick directly into the mix as a potential backup for Russell Wilson.
Paxton Lynch has found a new NFL team. The former Denver Broncos first-round is being signed to a future/reserve contract by the Seattle Seahawks, as reported by Seattle radio station KJR. Lynch did not finish the season on an NFL roster after being cut by the Broncos in September. He will be part of the Seahawks’ roster when the new league year begins in March, though that won’t guarantee he’ll make their final roster for next season. Seattle has Brett Hundley behind Russell Wilson on their depth chart.
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) will get a shot with the Seahawks. Paxton Lynch is on a path to be one of the worst first-round picks of this decade. It's not just that Lynch didn't succeed as a quarterback with the Denver Broncos, he basically was cast aside without a second thought.
The Seahawks have signed quarterback Paxton Lynch, according to the NFL’s transaction wire. The deal was first reported by Ian Furness of KJR Radio. Lynch may be a backup option for the Seahawks in 2019 behind starter Russell Wilson. Before this pact, Wilson was the only QB under contract for next season. Brett Hundley, who finished out the year as Wilson’s backup, is set for unrestricted free agency. Wilson, 31 in November, has had a perfect attendance record since entering the league in 2012. Still, you can’t bank on perfect health in football. For all his warts, Lynch may prove to be a quality QB2 for Seattle. Lynch tried out for roughly 25% of the league’s teams since being cut by the Broncos in 2018, but was unable to land a contract. The former 26th overall selection in the 2016 draft was beaten out twice for the Broncos’ starting quarterback job by former seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian. In two years with Denver, Lynch managed to start only four games, completing 61.7% of his passes for 792 yards,
The Seattle Seahawks’ season might be over, but there is still more football ahead. There are the conference championships and the Super Bowl left to be played. While I was looking at the teams remaining I noticed a trend of players from PNW colleges on the rosters, especially the LA Rams. So, this article is [...]
The Detroit Lions have a new offensive coordinator. The team announced today they have hired former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to replace Jim Bob Cooter in the position. Bevell was Seattle’s offensive coordinator from 2011 through 2017. He oversaw an extremely successful period, including a Super Bowl title, and is credited with the development of Russell Wilson into one of the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. On the other hand, he was also responsible for one of the most controversial and consequential play calls in NFL history. Bevell will be tasked with turning the stagnant Lions offense into a more successful unit and has an established quarterback in Matthew Stafford to work with on day one.
The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator, the team announced todayy. Bevell guided the Seahawks’ offense for seven seasons and oversaw the Vikings’ attack from 2006-10. Bevell did not coach in 2018, but took part in some interviews during the last cycle, which included his Seattle ouster. It has been Bevell’s plan to coach in 2019, and he has accomplished that by joining the Lions. Bevell wasn’t necessarily known to be a leading candidate for the Lions’ job, but he apparently excelled in the interview process. Nathaniel Hackett and Todd Monken were both in the running for the job, but they’ve since hooked on with the Packers and Browns, respectively. With Jim Bob Cooter at the helm in 2017, Matthew Stafford played some of his best football and the Lions finished with the No. 7 scoring offense in the NFL. Last year, however, Stafford regressed. The Lions are hoping Bevell will be the answer after the QB managed just 3,777 passing yards in 2018. The Falcons and Jaguars als
Mychal Kendricks‘ sentencing date for his insider trading case has been moved from Jan. 25 to April 4, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. District court in Pennsylvania handling the case (Twitter link via ESPN.com’s Brady Henderson). It’s a development that could impact Kendricks’ football future. Previously, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll indicated he would like Kendricks back in 2019, provided that a prison sentence did not interfere with his availability. Kendricks could be facing 30-to-37 months in prison, so there’s no way of knowing whether he’ll be able to play football again anytime soon. If he is imprisoned for 37 months, he’ll be 31 years old at the time of his release and three years removed from the game. Of course, the later sentencing date further complicates matters. The linebacker will not realistically be able to sign a contract with any team or gear up for the 2019 season while his freedom hangs in the balance. In a best case scenario, Kendricks can hope for a slap on the wrist a
One way or another, the Seahawks do not appear to be ready to let Frank Clark leave the Pacific Northwest. Their top pass rusher is on the verge of UFA status, but the Seahawks have begun discussions for a second Clark contract, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes. The sides have been negotiating since the season ended, per Condotta, who adds the Seahawks view the franchise tag as a “legitimate option” this year. Pete Carroll said at season’s end he’s “counting on” Clark being back with the Seahawks next season. Seattle has not used the tag since applying their 2010 tag to Olindo Mare, but with Clark in position to command a lucrative deal on the open market, it looks like his current team will not allow that. Seattle let several core defenders go last year and may enter the 2019 season with just one of its Super Bowl-era defenders left, Bobby Wagner. Clark led the Seahawks with 13 sacks — the most for this franchise since Patrick Kerney‘s 14.5 in 2007 — and profiles as another front-seven piece that cou
The 49ers and Antonio Brown became connected recently after Jerry Rice said in a radio interview Brown wants a trade to San Francisco “really bad.” Perhaps San Francisco is interested as well. Some in league circles believe the 49ers have “real interest” in acquiring Brown, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes, adding that San Francisco will be inclined to explore what it will take to land the disgruntled Steelers wide receiver. An NFL.com report over the weekend mentioned the Broncos as a possible Brown suitor and pegged the Steelers as ready to contact teams about moving the four-time All-Pro, noting it might not take a first-round pick to get this done. The 49ers’ position behind the Rams and Seahawks in the NFC West, with John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan entering their third offseasons running this team, may point to the franchise being eager to do what it can to catch up quickly. San Francisco is expected to have Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon back in 2019 to pair with George Kittle. But the 49ers, e
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them.
Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and had spent most of his career on their practice squad.
But when it became evident in late August that Kansas City might need help at safety, general manager Brett Veach sent a seventh-round pick to Miami for him.
Charvarius Ward went undrafted this past April, overlooked by every team several times.
During the Seattle Seahawks’ final regular-season against the Arizona Cardinals, a man was videotaped harassing and assaulting a couple in attendance. The man in the video has been identified as Jay Dee Harp III of Tacoma, Wash. According to Q13 FOX News, an arrest warrant recently was issued. Harp is wanted on charges of assault in the second degree and malicious harassment — the state’s hate crime law. According to the report, court documents indicate Harp began “making derogatory comments toward a lesbian couple seated near him, and then continued to say things about their sexual orientation as he went back and forth through the aisles to get beer.” Then, in the third quarter of the game after returning from yet another trip to the beer vendor, he is alleged to have pushed and grabbed one of the women by the jacket, per the court documents. Harp is also alleged to have grabbed one of the women’s breasts and then threw beer in her face after she attempted to push him off of her. The video of the incident a
As Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray reportedly plans to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft and weighs his NFL future, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is spending his offseason preparing for spring training with the New York Yankees. Mark Rodgers, Wilson’s baseball agent, told MLB Network that Wilson will attend New York’s spring training, just as he did last season. It’s a moment Wilson certainly seems to enjoy and he has even found success with too. He hit three home runs during batting practice with the Yankees and even received an at-bat during a game. At least one star quarterback will be playing a little baseball and attending spring training this February. We’ll now just have to see if Murray will do the same.
Following their disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks have some important decisions to make this off-season. While there is much discussion whether star players Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner will get extensions on deals that expire in 2020, there are several players who will become free agents sooner as in [...]
Well dear readers, it’s time to put this NFL season to bed, if you’re amongst the Seattle Seahawks fanbase. The “12s” have been through quite a lot this year, and while they deserved a better ending to a near storybook season, they have to look forward to next year and what the new season may [...]
Russell Wilson‘s last contract negotiations proved quite the test for both sides, and the Seahawks quarterback made significant strides as a player in the years since. In addition, the NFL’s quarterback salary landscape looks remarkably different now than it did in 2015. With their season over and their franchise cornerstone entering a contract year, the Seahawks will soon begin extension talks, Pete Carroll said during a radio interview with 710 Seattle (via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, on Twitter). The last update provided on these looming talks came in September, when Wilson’s camp had not received any word the Seahawks were progressing on a new deal. Now that Wilson is in a contract year, that will change, but this may take a while. As of last offseason, Wilson expected this process to end with the Seahawks franchise-tagging him in 2020. Wilson signed a four-year, $87.6M deal with the Seahawks in July 2015. That re-up has since been surpassed by 10 other quarterbacks. With two passers now making at
It’s looking more and more like six-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas will not be returning to the Seattle Seahawks next season. Slated to become a free agent in March, Thomas’ 2018 campaign was cut short four games in after he suffered a lower-leg fracture back in October. Thomas, who had been in a contract stalemate with the Seahawks’ organization, displayed his displeasure when being carted off the field following said injury. Needless to say, things are not going too swimmingly on this front. In talking to reporters during his season-ending press conference on Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll noted that there’s been no contact between himself and Thomas recently. That certainly leads us to believe the 29-year-old Thomas is done in the Pacific Northwest. Remember, he had held out prior to the 2018 season for a new contract. Nothing came to fruition on that end. It led to a ton of drama in Seattle. One of the best safeties in the game, Thomas will likely draw a ton of interest in free agency. Heck,
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll defended offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer from criticism Monday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Dallas Cowboys. Carroll and Schottenheimer’s offensive gameplan was highly criticized, with Seattle throwing the ball only three more times than they ran it despite the ground game being completely unsuccessful and Russell Wilson averaging 8.6 yards per completion on 27 pass attempts. Carroll dismissed criticism of Schottenheimer as “garbage,” saying he was proud of the season they’d had together. Perhaps Schottenheimer did a good job this season, but he did a poor one on Saturday. Seattle found much more success when letting Wilson throw the ball, but kept him largely under wraps while relying on a rushing game that averaged three yards a carry on 24 attempts. They played right into Dallas’s hands and didn’t adapt. It’s one thing to gameplan around your strength, but when that strength is being nullified, something else must be done an
Once the Dallas Cowboys punched their ticket to the NFC Divisional Playoffs with a win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night, we knew that Jason Garrett’s boys would be a hot ticket next weekend. By virtue of Philadelphia handing Chicago a devastating home loss Sunday evening, we now know that Dallas will head to the Los Angeles Coliseum to take on the Rams Saturday night. If you’re planning on getting tickets for that game, prepare to pay a small fortune. Ticketmaster is selling tickets to the game for as much as $2,995.00. You read that right, almost $3,000 to get into an NFL game that’s not the Super Bowl. Flush with a transient population, Southern California is a hotbed for Cowboys fans. And as we’ve seen since the two current teams relocated to Los Angeles, road opponents have shown up in full force. That won’t be any different come Saturday night. Now if you want nosebleed seats for the game, those will also cost you north of $300. So yeah, maybe just chill at home or at a bar and save a few hun
The Seattle Seahawks’ insistence on running the ball hindered the team in its 24-22 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card on Saturday night. Seattle entered the game as the No. 1 rushing team in the NFL with 160 yards per game. Run defense was actually the strength of Dallas’ defense, which ranked No. 5 in the league entering the game. Dallas’ pass defense was weaker, yet Seattle entered with a game plan of trying to establish the run, and they failed to adjust even when it was clear their plan was not working. The Seahawks rushed 24 times in the game for just 73 yards. They were getting stuffed consistently on runs, and only advanced the ball in the first half on passes. When they came out in the second half, they repeated the same trend and kept insisting on running the ball on first down with little success. Warren Sharp of Sharp Football was all over the situation on Twitter: Russell Wilson finished the game 18-of-27 for 233 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score. The best things happened
The injury to Sebastian Janikowski had some serious consequences for those who bet on Saturday night’s NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys. Dallas went up by two scores late in the game on a Dak Prescott 1-yard touchdown run to make it 24-14 with 2:08 left. At that point, most Cowboys bettors were feeling pretty confident about the 2.5 point spread. Instead, some late-game magic changed things. Russell Wilson quickly found Tyler Lockett for a 53-yard pass play to put Seattle at the 13. Then after that, Seattle scored on a 4th-and-4 play with 1:18 left. Because Janikowski was injured, Seattle went for two in a situation where teams almost always go for the extra point. The Seahawks walked in for an easy 2-point conversion to make it 24-22. The 2-point conversion was actually Seattle’s second of the half, as the Seahawks also succeeded on one in the third quarter to take a 14-10 lead. If Janikowski had not gotten hurt, you can almost be certain the Seahawks wouldn’t have
Just when the Seattle Seahawks seemed out of options and in serious danger of another stalled drive, wide receiver Doug Baldwin brought out the magic with a sensational grab on fourth down late in the game. On fourth down inside Dallas’ 40-yard line, the Seahawks opted to go for it in desperate need of points. Russell Wilson was given just enough time to make a perfect throw and Baldwin made an even greater catch with a toe tap on the sideline to move the chains. #SEAvsDALpic.twitter.com/suzgfSyb5A — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 6, 2019 Baldwin’s incredible grab proved to be the galvanizing moment Seattle’s offense needed. Just five plays later, Wilson kept the football and ran into the end zone for a go-ahead score. The catch seemed unbelievable before the replay. Then as everyone watched the slow-mo replay of Baldwin’s grab and quick feet get down and drag, no one could believe the magic they just witnessed. pic.twitter.com/QLKBWp3dE4 — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 6, 2019
Long field-goal attempts were costly during the first half of the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks, particularly in Seattle’s case. Seattle set up for a 57-yard field-goal attempt by Janikowski just before halftime, which would have been a yard longer than his season long of 56. Janikowski hooked the field goal wide right and grabbed his left hamstring immediately afterward. Janikowski hobbled off the field and got help to the locker room. Janikowski also got hurt on a roughing the kicker play in Week 16, but he was able to play in Week 17. Punter Michael Dickson is a backup option and can drop kick field goals and extra points. Also in the game, the Cowboys attempted a 58-yard field goal that Brett Maher missed, setting up Seattle with good field position that turned into a field goal. Oftentimes those long field-goal attempts have bad consequences.
Allen Hurns was taken away on a stretcher after suffering a nasty lower leg injury during the Dallas Cowboys’ Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. The Cowboys had a 3rd-and-7 in the first quarter and completed a pass to Hurns, who got a first down and more. However, his leg was injured when he was tackled as it was held in one place while someone fell on it, causing what appeared to be a broken bone. Hurns was in a great deal of pain and had to be strapped onto a board and carted off the field. Here were some of the reactions from players on the field: Hurns picked up 14 yards on the play.
You think Dallas Cowboys fans were excited for the team to host a playoff game? They created quite a spectacle on Saturday. Dallas Morning News reporter Jon Machota shared video of the doors opening to allow fans into AT&T Stadium for the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. They came charging in like it was Black Friday. If one didn’t know better, they’d think the fans were taking part in the running of the bulls in Pamplona. The Cowboys enter the game 10-6, the same record as Seattle.
Cowboys fans were fired up before their team’s wild-card showdown with the Seahawks on Saturday. The scene at AT&T Stadium looked as if the venue had never hosted a playoff game before, with fans storming one of the entrances. The fans ran into the stadium screaming and yelling like young children, with their emotions running high. If that is any indication of what we can expect during the actual game, then we believe the crowd noise will be quite loud in an attempt to make it difficult for the Seahawks on offense. Regardless, that was quite the scene, however. It looked like a big-box store on Black Friday.