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04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Because it’s a question that continues to get asked — and likely will long into the future with Wilson still the highest-paid player in the NFL at $35 million per season thanks to a new contract he signed a year ago — it’s an issue worth further exploring. So, here are a few thoughts: There’s no evidence that available cap space is the issue with Clowney While cap space is at the heart of every contractual decision teams make — all NFL teams this year have a cap of $198.2 million with which to c...
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks have been named as the two All-Decade head coaches Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are the quarterbacks for the 2010s All-Decade Team announced by the NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday. Brady was one of eight unanimous selections - Drew Brees was left off the list - along with retired Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Los Angel...
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
As is likely to happen with any list like this, there were two Seahawks players who didn’t make the cut who very well could have. The most obvious is Russell Wilson, but that may be the most reasonable considering only two quarterbacks were picked and they were Tom Brady (no argument there) and Aaron Rodgers (maybe a little bit of an argument). Then there’s safety position, where Kam Chancellor was left off in favor of Thomas, Eric Berry and Eric Weddle.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Based on Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs’ interview with 710 ESPN Seattle’s Danny and Gallant on Monday morning, he could not be happier about finding his way to the team last season. Diggs was a midseason trade acquisition from the Detroit Lions, and he made an immediate impact, tying for the team lead in interceptions with three despite playing just five games for the Seahawks.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
It’s been six years since the Patriots stunned Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX — heck, Malcolm Butler isn’t even on the team any more — but Pete Carroll still isn’t over the loss. The Seahawks coach made the (now infamous) decision to throw on the 1-yard line rather than handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, and Butler burned him. Named to the 2010s All-Decade Team alongside Bill Belichick, Carroll explained how challenging it was to recover from that loss organizationally in an NFL.com interview — and...
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Caption Close West Orange-Stark grad Earl Thomas was one of 52 players selected to the 2010s All-Decade team by the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Super Bowl champion spent eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before joining the Baltimore Ravens for the 2019 season. Since joining the NFL in 2010, Thomas has 30 career interceptions, 11 forced fumbles and 497 total tackles.
04/06/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Although Bills general manager Brandon Beane and Greg Olsen were familiar with one another from their time together in Carolina, but it appears the two couldn't agree on a deal to bring the 35-year-old to Buffalo.
04/06/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sports to a stop and left hospitals across the country scrambling due to a lack of space. As a result, one of the most popular NFL stadiums has now transformed into a field hospital.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
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04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Moving on to the next position of the offensive line, we’ll be creating the first and second team All-Saban guards with some of the biggest guys around. The guards often get outshined in conversations by the tackles and even the center, so they’re often afterthoughts in awards teams. But at Alabama, there are some pretty star-studded names.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Over the past two seasons, the Seattle Seahawks have dipped into the local talent pool by selecting players from the University of Washington in back-to-back drafts. However, even though the program improved tremendously with coach Mike Leach at the helm, Seattle rarely tapped into the pool of players from UW’s rival, Washington State University.
04/06/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The 2010s were filled with record-breaking players and new heights for offensive in the NFL. These players were in a class of their own.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seahawks were well-represented on the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team when it was revealed Monday morning, with four players who played most or all of their career in the decade in Seattle making it — linebacker Bobby Wagner, cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas and running back Marshawn Lynch — as well as coach Pete Carroll. The only other team that had four players who spent most or all of the decade playing for them represented as the Patriots.
04/06/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The special honor highlights the best players who starred at their position for the entire decade, an accomplishment of longevity and greatness.
04/06/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
One of the best players still available on the free-agent market is pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
A tailback on day one or two likely means Chris Carson isn’t an extension candidate; day three should be expected regardless, however. Seattle will have options to choose from on all three days—who would be the ideal target from Thursday through Saturday? Day 1: Cam Akers (Full disclosure: This year's draft only has one clear cut first round running back: Jonathan Taylor.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Carson has his own share of injury concerns, as he’s never played all 16 games in a season and ended his rookie season in 2017 and his 2019 season on injured reserve with ankle and hip injuries, respectively. He also had seven fumbles in 2019. Carson is just 25 years old and fits the mold of a Seahawks running back, but do any of the hosts of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Bob, Dave and Moore think Seattle should go against the trend of not paying running backs by extending Carson’s contract?
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
He explained to Clayton how he’s staying as ready as he can be and what he learned during his rookie season. I try to keep it as normal as possible” While Barton had to leave his Seahawks teammates in Seattle to go home, he has two brothers that he has been working out with. His older brother, Jackson, also played collegiately at Utah and is a backup offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs.
04/06/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seahawks added a defensive end Wednesday, though not the one fans had been eyeing. So, how does Benson Mayowa’s signing help – or hurt – Jadeveon Clowney’s chances to return to Seattle? Here’s what you need to know: Who is Benson Mayowa?
04/05/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Twin brothers in Mexico? What could go wrong?
04/05/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The former Beavers QB can certainly complete passes at the next level, but doesn't necessarily fit schematically and stylistically with the Seahawks.
04/04/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
A year ago, Jadeveon Clowney did not get a new team until Aug. 31. He should find a home before that this year, though he remains a free agent. The question is: Will it be a new home? The Seahawks want the defensive end to return. The sides, though, have not reached agreement on a [more]
04/04/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Cleveland could use edge pass-rush help to team up with current starters Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon. Specifically, Garrett and Clowney would be an elite duo.
04/04/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
A Clowney-Browns scenario would be interesting given the team’s defensive end depth.
04/04/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Clowney’s market is still moving slowly. As talented as he is, his three sacks last season were underwhelming, and there are worries about his health.
04/03/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The best thing about 2020 for Nick Vannett is it's not 2019. The tight end began his fourth season with the Seahawks, who traded him to the Steelers. He ended up with 17 catches for 166 yards and few good memories. Vannett signed a two-year deal with the Broncos in free agency. "I always felt [more]
04/03/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
"Let's keep spreading love and kindness," Wright said.
04/03/2020   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Way to go, Seattle
04/02/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The source say a parallel between something that happened in the 2006 Texas-USC national championship game and the infamous Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl.  
04/02/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
After a market failed to materialize for his services, Jadeveon Clowney is unsure where he'll land this offseason.
04/01/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher after agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Benson Mayowa.

Mayowa's agent David Canter tweeted the sides had reached an agreement on Wednesday. NFL Network reported its a one-year deal.

Mayowa is the second former Seahawks pass rusher being brought back for another opportunity. The Seahawks agreed to a deal with former first-round pick Bruce Irvin in the opening days of free agency.

Mayowa didn't get much of an opportunity in his one season with the Seahawks in 2013, appearing in just two regular-season games. Over the last four seasons, he's developed into a solid pass rusher off the edge. Mayowa had six sacks in 13 games in 2016 with Dallas. In 2018 with Arizona, Mayowa had four sacks and a career-high 38 tackles.

And last year with the Raiders, Mayowa had a career-best seven sacks and three forced fumbles.

Mayowa, who will turn 29 in August, was an undrafted free agent out of Idaho when he entered the league with the Seahawks.

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04/01/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Benson Mayowa recorded a career-high seven sacks last season, which should help the sack-needy Seahawks.
04/01/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Teams being unable to host Clowney, who has been plagued with knee injuries throughout his career, on visits or have their medical staffs examine him in this unusual offseason may well be playing into this delay.
04/01/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Last season, Clowney had three sacks, 21 solo tackles and four forced fumbles with one touchdown.
03/31/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Griffen, 32, rebounded last season to post eight sacks and venture to his fourth Pro Bowl. Griffen is eyeing a deal in the $8-$10M/year range.
03/31/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson on Tuesday.

Both moves were expected after each player seemed to fall out of favor with the Seahawks and will clear more than $5 million worth of cap space for Seattle. According to Overthecap.com, Seattle was down to $11.3 million of cap space as the team sought to bring back defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Thompson was a starter at the beginning of last season, but a shoulder injury landed him on injured reserve. With Thompson sidelined, the Seahawks acquired Quandre Diggs from Detroit and he was clearly a better fit for what Seattle wants to do defensively.

Thompson was a fourth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017. He started 16 of the 20 games he played over the past two seasons but was never the replacement for Earl Thomas that the Seahawks were hoping to find. His release saves Seattle $2.1 million.

Dickson’s career in Seattle never really got started. He played in 10 games in 2018 and had 12 receptions and three touchdowns after starting the year on the non-football injury list. Last year, Dickson was slowed by a knee injury before the season began but was activated to the roster in November. He was on the roster for just two days before being placed on season-ending injured reserve.

It became clearer that Dickson’s time in Seattle was coming to an end when the team made offseason moves that included the signing of veteran Greg Olson and a deal to bring back Luke Willson. Dickson’s release saves Seattle $3 million. He previously played with Baltimore and Carolina before signing with Seattle before the 2018 season.

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03/31/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The move comes shortly after Seattle cut safety Tedric Thompson in another move to save cash on the salary cap.
03/31/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle drafted Thompson in the fourth round out of Colorado in 2017 and after playing sparingly as a rookie he started 10 games in 2018.
03/31/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Wilson took to Twitter to reveal that he and Ciara have partnered with Wheels Up on an initiative that has a goal of providing 10 million meals for Feeding America.
03/30/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Given his inconsistency when on the field and the medical concerns, Clowney is reportedly expected to re-sign with the Seahawks.
03/29/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
The USC product signed with the Raiders as a UDFA following the 2017 draft and spent the entire year on Oakland’s practice squad.
03/27/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world.

Now that most of the significant free agency moves have taken place, here are some AP projections (suggestions?) on how we see some of the significant scheduling questions being answered:

KICKING IT OFF

The easiest choice to oppose Kansas City during the Sept. 10 kickoff game would be New England because it would be the Patriots' first game without Tom Brady since early in 2001. But three of the last seven opening games have been playoff rematches. If that trend continues it could be Houston.

New stadiums usually get the Sunday night treatment in Week 2, but with two facilities opening this season, does Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium get its debut on opening weekend? Or does it go to Las Vegas?

With the new coronavirus pandemic possibly leading to delays in LA and Las Vegas, the league could play it safe and show off both in Week 2. If that is the case, Tom Brady's Tampa Bay debut at home against Drew Brees and New Orleans would be prime-time gold for the opening Sunday.

If the Rams are at home on Sept. 13, don't be surprised if they are facing Dallas as a thank you gift to Stan Kroenke,

The “Monday Night Football” doubleheader on opening weekend has always been the most difficult, especially the early game. If the Rams are at home on Sunday night, ESPN could then get Brady's debut. The early MNF game has been an interconference matchup three of the last four seasons. Because the Chiefs are instantly ruled out, that leaves the Chargers at Tampa. The late game...

03/27/2020   Yardbarker Seahawks
Jadeveon Clowney is not close to finding a team to sign with, and it sounds like that may remain the case for quite some time.
03/24/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFC West was a diabolically difficult division for most of the past decade, and it only seems to be getting tougher.

The NFL's winningest division last season will be stacked again in the fall with four franchises determined to win now. Three teams that posted winning records in 2019 will be joined by what looks like a much-improved version of the Arizona Cardinals, who are among the biggest winners of the early free-agent signing period after adding star receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a West already loaded with playmakers.

This ruthless division has produced five of the NFC's past eight Super Bowl representatives, including the past two. The Los Angeles Rams made that Super Bowl trip less than 14 months ago, but a lackluster offseason and some questionable salary cap management suggest they already might be headed to the division basement despite a star-studded roster under innovative coach Sean McVay.

The NFC West has been hyper-competitive since 2012, and it looks even more unforgiving now.

“It’s a very, very tough division again," Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last month. "There’s no doubt about it. And I don’t think anybody wants to play (the NFC West). It will make us better.”

Led by the 13-win NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, the four NFC West teams combined last year for 38 regular-season victories, the most in the league. The West was the NFL's only division with three winning teams, and it would have had three playoff teams under the seven-team postseason format that goes into effect in the upcoming season.

This fall, all four teams from one division could theoretically make the playoffs. If any division is going to accomplish that improbable feat, the NFC West certainly seems to have the best chance, based on these four teams' recent body of work and their...

03/24/2020   Seattle PI Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks made a significant addition to their wide receiver group by agreeing to a one-year contract Tuesday with Phillip Dorsett, according to two people with knowledge of the deal.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the agreement.

After a slow start to the new league year, Seattle has picked up steam in the past few days, bolstering its offense line with four signings and trading Monday for a presumptive starting cornerback in Quinton Dunbar.

Dorsett addresses another need for Seattle, providing depth and additional speed on the outside for quarterback Russell Wilson. He’ll be part of a group of wide receivers that won’t be lacking for quickness. Dorsett is likely to compete with David Moore, Malik Turner and John Ursua for the No. 3 role in Seattle’s offense. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf are expected to be the starters.

Dorsett, 27, was a first-round pick of Indianapolis in 2015. But he lasted just two seasons with the Colts before being traded to New England as part of the deal that sent quarterback Jacoby Brissett to Indianapolis.

He spent the past three seasons in New England, where his playing time and production increased each season. Dorsett had 32 catches and three touchdowns in 2018. Last season, Dorsett caught 29 passes, but averaged 13.7 yards per catch and scored five touchdowns.

Another reason Seattle seemed to be interested in Dorsett from the start of free agency was his experience and ability to play all three wide receiver positions in its offense. That kind of versatility could free Metcalf and Lockett to be used in different ways.

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