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07/21/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
We are in the final countdown to the 2018 Seahawks training camp. Can you feel it? As someone who has attended a ton of these in the past, I have learned a few tips I wish I had known when I started. One of them was to have a printed roster in my hands to reference all the new faces and numbers buzzing around the field. I’ve provided that below to download and print out. Bring extra copies to hand to friends and other fans. It’s a great way to meet people, and they will appreciate it. Printable roster Having a roster handout like this will help you know who all these unfamiliar players are. You will want to have this. Trust me! I’ve added my own notes on every player. This is especially useful for people who are bringing a loved one who is not as big of a fan as they are, so they can get an idea who is who.  Updated 7/21/2018 at 7:01PM TIPS New rules last year, including what you can bring in (only clear bags like at the games, for example). Be sure to read the policy here. Bring sunscreen They sup
07/21/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Every team in the NFL has a strength. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the two-time defending AFC champion New England Patriots or a Cleveland Browns squad that went winless last season. Front offices have honed in on specific positions to make that a strength for their teams in 2018.From a secondary in Arizona that promises to excel this coming season to an offensive line that’s tasked with protecting Alex Smith in the nation’s capital, teams are in a good spot in certain areas.For other squads, that includes future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Without these elite signal callers under center, said teams would be irrelevant. It’s in this that we look at the biggest strength for each NFL team heading into the 2018 season.Arizona Cardinals: Secondary Arizona returns Pro Bowlers Patrick Peterson and Budda Baker from a pass defense that yielded an 83.9 quarterback rating a season ago. Sure losing Tyrann Mathieu this offseason hurt some. But Baker is more than ready to take on a larger role after an exceptio
07/19/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The National Football League has no problem printing money and moving the meter, and the owners put up tons of dough just to make all 32 teams run.Some NFL franchise overseers are more well off than others — some are billionaires many multiple times over. It is indeed elite company to be among the league’s 10 richest.Let’s take a look at the individual owners in pro football with the highest net worth and their means of wealth, courtesy of Forbes' annual billionaire list released in March, and the outlook for their teams moving forward.1. Paul Allen, Seattle Seahawks /Net worth: $21.7 billion By far the wealthiest man in football, the Microsoft co-founder keeps his net worth up with strong investments. In addition to owning the Seahawks, Allen owns a stake in the Seattle Sounders soccer team and oh, by the way, owns the Portland Trail Blazers.Seattle has enjoyed immense success in recent years on the gridiron. After winning Super Bowl XLVIII 43-8 against Denver, the Seahawks returned to the grand finale the f
07/18/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The star of The Shiggy Show approached Russell Wilson for a photo at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, but he apparently was more interested in being seen with the Seahawks quarterback’s wife.Shiggy was seen talking to Wilson for a brief moment, appearing to discuss a potential photo, when he then motioned for the Seahawks quarterback to move out of the shot, so he could snap a picture with Ciara instead. To Wilson’s credit, he was cool about it, and actually cracked a smile afterward. Ciara also played along, posing for the photo with Shiggy, who seemed to be amused by the sequence of events.
07/18/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
It sounds like there is more smoke than fire to the rumors linking the Dallas Cowboys to an Earl Thomas trade.According to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic, a Cowboys source said that talk of a Thomas trade is mostly “media hype” with neither the Cowboys or the Seattle Seahawks particularly eager to compromise. Pretty much every Thomas-to-Dallas rumor started as a result of Thomas himself. Between that and holding out, trade speculation is natural, but it doesn’t sound like either Seattle or Dallas has ever done all that much to try to make it happen.
07/17/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Earl Thomas has spent his entire NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks, but that relationship may be coming to an end sooner than later. Per ESPN’s Mike Sando, Thomas called out his employers over Instagram yesterday.“Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new . Extend …..if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen I understand it’s a bizz.”In eight seasons, Thomas has missed just seven games — with all of them coming over the past two years. He’s a six-time Pro Bowl representative, including getting the nod last season. He’s a three-time All-Pro but hasn’t reached those heights since 2014. While holding down the free safety position, he’s racked up 25 interceptions and 463 tackles. A member of the now-defunct Legion of Boom, Thomas also helped guide Seattle to a championship in 2013.The Seahawks are coming off their worst season since 2011. Their 9-7 finish last year saw them miss the postseason for the first time since then. A bizarre decision near the end of Super Bowl XLIX kept them from winning back-to
07/17/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Terrell Owens has repeatedly campaigned for an NFL team to sign him for years, despite the fact the wide receiver last suited up in 2010. Nothing of course ever came to fruition, and now it appears Owens has resigned himself to the fact that any opportunity to play professional football again may come north of the border.Owens, 44, activated a procedural window that requires the Edmonton Eskimos — who own his CFL rights — to offer him a contract or release him from their negotiation list within 10 days, a source confirmed to ESPN.Amid the development involving Owens and the Eskimos comes word from Jason Staroszik, the Canada-based agent handing the Eskimos situation that the wide receiver “absolutely 100 percent” has interest in playing in the CFL in 2018. “He still feels like he has some football years left in him,” Staroszik said. “He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it’s the CFL or NFL.”The Eskimos reportedly have until July 24 to determine whether to add Owens to the roster or
07/16/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
A minicamp holdout and a player the Seahawks shopped in trades earlier this year, Earl Thomas has no interest in going into this season on his current contract. The three-time All-Pro safety said Monday (via Instagram) he wants an extension or will call upon the Seahawks to trade him — presumably to a team that will authorize such a contract.The Cowboys have served as the top Thomas suitor thus far, with the teams talking extensively during draft weekend. Dallas balked at trading a second-rounder for Thomas but doesn’t have a solidified safety situation, and reports have circulated this Thomas trade avenue may not be closed.Thomas has one season and $10.4M remaining on his contract, a deal no safety matched when it was signed in 2014. However, several do now. But Thomas has proven more than most of the players who’ve since surpassed him, and the Seahawks’ defense having lost so many key cogs now gives off a rebuilding vibe. The 29-year-old safety’s timeline may not add up with what the Seahawks are doing.Seat
07/16/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
While much of the NFL buzz has been about Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell this fine Monday, other disgruntled NFL players are making noise as well.Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas posted this direct message to his Instagram account. A post shared by  Earl Thomas III (@earl) on Jul 16, 2018 at 1:52pm PDT “Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new,” he wrote., “Extend…..if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen I understand it’s a bizz.”There is nothing cryptic here and no reading between the lines is necessary. The 29-year-old safety is not happy about his current contract that takes him through the 2018 season and will pay him $8.5 million.Simply put, if the Seahawks do not extend him, Thomas would like a trade. There are other teams that would certainly be interested in his services. The Dallas Cowboys in particular, have been linked to Thomas trade rumors on more than one occasion.Thomas, who has been selected for six Pro Bowls, has recorded 25 interceptions, two touchdowns, a
07/13/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Two Seattle Seahawks toured a town in western Alaska to promote health and wellness and learn about Yup'ik culture. Offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Roos were in Bethel for about nine hours Wednesday, stopping at the hospital, a youth center and the Lulu Herron Elders Home, KYUK-AM reported . The NFL players autographed posters and posed in photos with Bethel's elders. Elder Mary Nanuwak presented the linemen with a hand-knit hat and scarf and a bag of fry bread. While some of the elders, like Gloria Anvil, may not watch much professional football, they said they were excited to meet the players. "I'm glad they stopped by here," Anvil said.
07/12/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Rumors continue to persist that the Dallas Cowboys will land hometown hero and Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas in a trade before the 2018 season.The Seattle Seahawks have admitted in the past that they’ve had discussions about dealing the game’s best safety. Now that Thomas will likely holdout from training camp in an effort to receive a new contract, these rumors have increased significantly.And if we were to check Thomas’ Instagram account, Thomas himself might be adding to said rumors. As pointed out by the Cowboys’ SB Nation site, Thomas just followed the Cowboys on Instagram. Given that Thomas is an admitted Cowboys fan, this could be a whole lot of nothing. Then again, as a Cowboys fan, it’s interesting timing for him to follow the team right now.In reality, it makes too much sense for the Seahawks and Cowboys to work out a trade here. Thomas was caught late last season telling head coach Jason Garrett that he wants to play for the Cowboys. Seattle and Dallas have had discussions about a potential trade in
07/10/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, was arrested Sunday east of Los Angeles. The LA County District Attorney's Office says the 33-year-old was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery and other counts. It wasn't immediately clear if he has a lawyer. Arraignment is scheduled for July 30. Prosecutors say Browner broke into the apartment, chased and dragged the woman and then tried to smother her in a carpet. Prosecutors say he also stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000.
07/10/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Former NFL player Brandon Browner is facing life in prison after being charged with attempted murder in a case involving his ex-girlfriend.Browner was arrested on Sunday after allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in La Verne, Calif. and beating her up. He allegedly “chased the victim, dragged her and then smothered her in a carpet.” He also stole a Rolex before fleeing, though he did get arrested.Browner is being charged with one count of attempted murder, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree burglary, person present, and false imprisonment, according to TMZ Sports. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child.Browner, 33, played in the NFL from 2011-2015. He was a member of the Seattle Seahawks for three seasons, including 2011 when he had six interceptions and was a key member of the “Legion of Boom.”Browner was arrested last year for allegedly making criminal threats against a woman. He was arrested a month later for cocaine. He failed multiple PED tests during his
07/10/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Cowboys purged their veteran secondary this offseason by allowing Brandon Carr, Barry Church, and Morris Claiborne to walk in free agency. Now, the Cowboys have a young group of cornerbacks and safeties, which leaves some question marks on defense, Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas News writes.Of course, the Cowboys could still inject some veteran savvy into the group by trading for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The Cowboys haven’t given up hope of acquiring the multiple-time Pro Bowler, and it sounds like Thomas would love to play in Dallas.Here’s more from the East divisions: There are some notable players on the Jets‘ roster bubble, Darryl Slater of NJ.com writes, including wide receiver Devin Smith, outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, and running back Thomas Rawls. Rawls, at one point in time, flashed some potential with Seattle, but the Jets’ top two RB spots are locked down by Bilal Powell and Isaiah Crowell. Meanwhile, rising sophomore Eli McGuire and sixth-round rookie Trenton Cannon could place ahead
07/08/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former NFL cornerback has been arrested after police say he broke into the Southern California house of an ex-girlfriend who has a restraining order against him. Police say Brandon Browner broke into the house, threatened to kill the woman and stole a Rolex watch valued at about $20,000. The 33-year-old was arrested Sunday in La Verne, which is about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. Browner is from nearby Pomona and played football for Oregon State before signing with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011. He later played for the New England Patriots when they won the Super Bowl. Browner was previously arrested for domestic violence. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
07/08/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Former NFL star defensive back Brandon Browner was reportedly arrested on Sunday and is facing “a long list of charges, including kidnapping, burglary, false imprisonment and violation of a restraining order,” according to NBC Los Angeles.Browner was arrested by the La Verne Police Department following a call about a man breaking into a home through a locked window. According to the report, Browner is alleged to have “physically forced the victim back into her residence when she attempted to flee.”“The former NFL pro allegedly physically harmed and made threats to kill the victim inside the residence. Browner fled the scene before police arrived, but the La Verne PD alleges that the 33-year-old took a Rolex watch valued at $20,000 from the victim before leaving the scene.”Previously, Browner had been arrested for domestic violence against this same victim, who had a restraining order taken out against the former NFL star. Browner has also been arrested within the last year for making criminal threats against
07/07/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
More noise is coming out of the Earl Thomas trade front. The Seahawks‘ status as a rebuilding team — one that’s lost core defenders Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor — should make them come back to the Cowboys about the Thomas trade the teams discussed on draft weekend, Brian Broaddus of the Cowboys’ website said during an interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.“The Cowboys have to look at their situation at safety and figure out is this going to be good enough? Are we able to compete for a division? To get in the playoffs? Could Earl Thomas be a guy, could he be a difference-maker?” Broaddus said, (via the Dallas Morning News). “I feel like that the Earl Thomas situation still is in play. It’s just a matter of where Seattle is going to be. I don’t believe Earl Thomas is going to sit out games for Seattle. I really, really don’t. You’re talking about a guy that makes over $10 million. Players just don’t leave those checks on the field just for principle, for that reason. I think
07/07/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Now that training camp is quickly approaching, the Earl Thomas situation in Seattle will soon be settled one way or another.By now it’s well known that the All-Pro safety is not happy with his current contract. He plans to remain away from training camp until the Seahawks open up their checkbooks for the all-time great safety.This comes mere months after Seattle discussed a potential trade that would have sent Thomas to his hometown Dallas Cowboys.While trade talks fell through, this recent report from former NFL scout and current Cowboys writer Bryan Broaddus suggests that Thomas could still land with Dallas before the start of the 2018 season.“I don’t believe Earl Thomas is going to sit out games for Seattle. I really, really don’t. You’re talking about a guy that makes over $10 million. Players just don’t leave those checks on the field just for principal, for that reason,” Broaddus told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas recently (h/t SportsDay). “I think that Seattle is going to have to figure out something. The Co
07/06/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks open the 2018 year with their lowest expected win total since 2011. There has been a lot of change from last year on both sides of the ball. Paul Richardson, Jimmy Graham, Luke Willson and Thomas Rawls are just a few of the offensive playmakers that are playing somewhere else right now. [...]
07/03/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
This past Sunday, four-time Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor made official what fans, the team and even Chancellor himself feared for months — that the neck injury he sustained in November will curtail what has already been a remarkable playing career at the age of 30. Just weeks ahead of Seahawks training camp, Chancellor desperately hoped for signs of improvement so he could return to the field. Doctors, however, indicated his most recent test showed no signs of healing, and the risk of permanent paralysis is too great to clear him.Chancellor is just the latest founding member of the Legion of Boom to leave Seattle. His reason is more tragic than the others. The message he posted on Twitter was heartfelt yet also filled with frustration at facing the swift end of his life’s work. It closes with a haunting message that should dig at all football fans: “Pray for your boy. I have no idea how these head injuries will go after the game.” Richard Sherman is now in San Francisco after a falling out with the Seahawks
07/02/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Kam Chancellor announced yesterday that he’d be hanging up his cleats, but his unofficial retirement likely won’t influence the Seahawks’ talks with Earl Thomas. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times writes that the loss of Chancellor won’t impact the team’s handling of their disgruntled free safety. The Thomas saga has been ongoing for the past three months. The six-time Pro Bowler is set to enter the final season of a four-year, $40M deal, and there were reports that the team was shopping him earlier this offseason. Thomas subsequently sat out the team’s mandatory minicamp in pursuit of a new contract (although he’s expected to be back for training camp). When he first announced his hold out, the 29-year-old said he wasn’t going to attend “any team activities until my contract situation is resolved.”The 29-year-old is seeking money that’d approach Eric Berry‘s deal ($13M average annual salary), but Condotta notes that the organization has reason to be wary of this kind of contract. For starters, the team just s
07/02/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Yesterday, longtime Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor announced that he’s stepping away from the NFL due to injury. The 30-year-old was once considered to be one of the top safeties in the entire game, joining Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman to form the Legion of Boom. The secondary helped lead the Seahawks to five straight playoff berths, two Super Bowl appearances and one championship, with Chancellor earning four Pro Bowl births along the way.The Super Bowl victory was four years ago, but the team is now only has six starters from the championship-winning squad (excluding Chancellor). As Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com points out, K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner, Earl Thomas and Byron Maxwell (who has since left the organization and returned) are the only starting defenders left on the team, while Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin are the lone offensive players.Of course, Chancellor’s announcement does more than reduce the number of holdovers from that Super Bowl-winning team. Rather, the move has a major
07/01/2018   Seattle PI Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was "time for the next chapter." Chancellor had been awaiting further clarity on his neck, which he injured in a game against the Arizona Cardinals in November. In a posting on his Twitter account Sunday night, Chancellor said his latest scans "showed no healing." "I've played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just can't ignore," he wrote. Chancellor never used the word "retirement" in his statement, which may have been deliberate. Chancellor signed an extension through the 2020 season last August which contained guaranteed money in case of injury.
07/01/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor has stated for a while now that, if he can play, he will play in 2018.Based on a lengthy Twitter post Sunday, however, it’s clear he’s come to the realization that he can no longer play the game he loves. pic.twitter.com/60J2DugpD1— Kameron Chancellor (@KamChancellor) July 1, 2018 “I always prayed to God and told myself that I would play this game of football until the wheels fell off. Well the wheels didn’t fall off, but God has given me a sign that I just can’t ignore. I’ve played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just can’t ignore. When the doctors told me what was going on in Nov, I could feel my heart drop to my stomach. The stiffness in my neck and the images that I saw had me at one of my lowest points as a Man, because football is all I knew outside of serving the Lord. To walk away from the game by choice is one thing, to walk away from the game because of the risk of paralysis is another. My final test showed no healing.
07/01/2018   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor appears to have announced his retirement from the NFL via Twitter.In a statement posted to his social media account, Chancellor cited the neck injury that ended his 2017 season as the reason behind his decision to quit. He said his final test showed “no healing,” and a fear of paralysis was too much for him to play again. Injuries certainly seem to be the driving motivation behind Chancellor’s decision to call it a career. He finishes his statement by asking fans to pray that he doesn’t have to cope with head injuries after his playing career.Chancellor’s exit will leave a huge void in the Seattle secondary, but it certainly appears that they saw it coming.