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07/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
After the quietest offseason of his career, Robert Griffin III is finally getting his chance to show his stuff for an NFL team.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports RG3 is scheduled to work out with the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday. Schefter notes Griffin III has been training in Florida with his old assistant, Pep Hamilton, who was with the Cleveland Browns last year.The last time we heard Griffin III’s name in any serious report it was back in May when Pete Carroll mentioned the Seattle Seahawks were not ruling out both RG3 and Colin Kaepernick as backups to Russell Wilson.Last season was supposed to be his chance to prove his worth after being shelved in Washington. But an injury right out of the gate put a quick end to Griffin’s tenure with the Browns.In limited action, RG3 completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 886 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He was released after the season, and he’s been pretty well neglected up to this point.Los Angeles might be the perfect spot for the form
07/24/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks

As the Seahawks enter training camp, it's time to ask: Who's going to grab that starting cornerback position opposite Richard Sherman?

07/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Counting down the 10 most interesting storylines heading into 2017 Seahawks training camp.
07/24/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his wife Pele have collaborated with the family of Charleena Lyles to host a rally and benefit Saturday at Judkins Park. 

07/24/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks

Seattle's defensive front features a balance of up-and-coming young players and seasoned veterans, which is why it remains a strength of one of the league's top teams.

07/24/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks

Russell Wilson is without question one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but as Michael-Shawn Dugar and Chris Kidd explain, it's his off-the-field image that sets him above the rest of the league.

07/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is writing a book called ‘How to Make White People Uncomfortable,’ his co-author said Monday. NEWS Seahawks pro bowler Michael Bennett @mosesbread72 is writing … Click to Continue »
07/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Russell Wilson is back from running and throwing a pass on the Great Wall of China, playing football with the people of Shanghai and conducting a camp in Alaska. Touchdown!!! … Click to Continue »
07/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Russell Wilson is back from running and throwing a pass on the Great Wall of China, playing football with the people of Shanghai and conducting a camp in Alaska. Touchdown!!! … Click to Continue »
07/23/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday that he did not request a trade this offseason and that he has a "fantastic" relationship with quarterback Russell Wilson. "It's just a conversation they have every year," Sherman said. "I guess this year, more people knew about it. It's a conversation they have every year -- everybody's open, everybody's available. They just made sure I knew, and you guys found out. Pretty open about it. It was never a situation where anybody asked for it. It was just a conversation." Throughout the offseason, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider said publicly on multiple occasions that Sherman was available,
07/22/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
This never would have happened during the Jim Harbaugh era in San Francisco. In fact, any off-field interaction between the Seattle Seahawks and 49ers during that era would have likely led to punches being thrown.But here they are. Two teams. Rivals within the same division. Players working out together. As Jennifer Lee Chan from SB Nation’s Niners Nation notes, the facility that these players worked out in is partially owned by Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who was in attendance.DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Eli Harold and Ronald Blair of the 49ers joined the likes of Bennett and Earl Thomas, among others, at the facility in Hawaii.Traditionalists will probably wonder aloud why rivals are hanging out with one another during the summer. Has the NFL gone soft?But in a day and age when training camp itself isn’t enough for players to get in football shape, working out with one another has proven to be more than fruitful.And if we’re being honest here, 49ers players could stand to learn someth
07/21/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks
07/18/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are coming off a season where they found themselves having trouble scoring. They finished with the 12th overall offense in the league, which is a decline from their last few seasons. Making the 53 man roster is a tough task for any player who is deep on the depth chart. Sometimes just making the practice squad is extremely challenging as well. Lets take a look at some receivers who may not be in Seattle much longer. Cyril Grayson: It is no doubt that Cyril Grayson is a very fast man. The former LSU track  star never actually suited up for the Tigers in a football game. He simply used to work out with the football team and was able to participate in LSU’s pro day. He is 5’9″ and decorated as a seven-time All American track star. It would be an amazing underdog story for this man to even make the practice squad, as he hasn’t seen game time since high school. Rodney Smith: It would be an extreme long shot for Smith to stay in Seattle after camp. The 6’5″, 225 pounder has bounced
07/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seahawks linebackers K.J. Wright and Kevin Pierre-Louis took full advantage of a unique opportunity to do something that most people will never get the chance to do. The two walked around the rim of the Space Needle on Wednesday — taking a stroll around the observation deck, 520 feet above ground. Check out this bird’s-eye view of the Puget Sound. The unique walk was for the Base 2 Space event, in which climbers walk all 832 steps and then around the Space Needle’s “halo” at the top. It usually takes place in October, but these two linebackers got their own personal tour.
07/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
NFL training camp battles define the direction of franchises on an annual basis, and we’re always surprised by at least a few of the winners. Guys come out of nowhere to claim vital roles for their respective teams, and those stories are always a thrill to follow. On the flip side, players we expect to succeed sometimes falter, opening the door for their teammates to shine.No doubt, there are some NFL training camp battles we won’t talk about here that will feature unheralded talents. We can’t wait to see who emerges from the shadow of obscurity this year to become stars.Based on what we can see in front of us, however, there are plenty of intriguing NFL training camp battles set to take place in the coming weeks.With that in mind, the following are the 10 we think will have tremendous impacts, both for the teams involved and the NFL in general.Denver Broncos, quarterback (Trevor Siemian vs. Paxton Lynch) Given the insane defensive talent on Denver’s roster, not to mention the talent at receiver and r
07/14/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
We all know it is a battle getting the kiddos to eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Have no fear, moms and dads. Seattle Seahawks defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett have come to the rescue. In conjunction with Safeway promotional, Avril and Bennett filmed this kid-friendly advertisement, making fruits and vegetables actually look fun. Bennett went as far as to engage in a staring contest offering that the loser had to eat vegetables for the rest of the day. And, somehow a Tom Brady orange emerged in the conversation. Enjoy this bit of tasty fun while news in the NFL is really slow right now.
07/13/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Richard Sherman made headlines nationally when he said the NFL players must be willing to miss game checks in a strike to make big money.Of course, this is in reference to the monster contracts being pulled in recently by the NBA’s elite, not to mention its bottom feeders.“Oh, 100 percent,” Sherman said about what needs to happen in order for NFL players to make that kind of cash. “If we want as the NFL, as a union, to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike. That’s the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize.”Interestingly, the NFLPA had a little something to say about that. That’s not an insignificant comment.The NFLPA has a number of big-ticket items on its agenda as it pertains to the next CBA negotiations with the NFL. Among them are things like the removal of marijuana as a banned substance, concussions, how much authority the commissioner has when it comes to player discipline and obviously money issues.Right now, NFL contracts don’t include the kind of guarantees t
07/12/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
It was a joyous union and a long-time-coming reunion last weekend at Kam Chancellor’s wedding, as not only did the Seattle Seahawks safety tie the knot with fiancée Tiffany Luce, the founding members of the original Legion of Boom were all together once again as well.Chancellor, along with current Seahawks teammates Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, were joined by Brandon Browner, who left the original Legion of Boom in 2014 to join the New England Patriots. Browner next played with the New Orleans Saints in 2015 only to sign a one-year deal to return to the Seahawks in 2016, although he was cut after the team’s third preseason game.That said, it was a sight to behold when the original Legion of Boom posed for a photo at Chancellor’s nuptials. Chancellor and Luce memorably got engaged last November, footage of which was posted to Chancellor’s Instagram account to properly document the romantic scene (more on that here).And then over this past weekend, a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to the newlyw
07/10/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is a tremendous athlete. Not too many guys can say they have been a professional baseball player and football player, but he can. To play as well as he did last season despite his many injuries was impressive, to say the least. But as it turns out, he is not the only spectacular athlete in the family. His sister has game as well. Recently, Anna Wilson, who is also a standout on the Stanford women’s basketball team, caught some passes from her famous brother at Husky Stadium. Her big bro was kind enough to share a video of her showing off her receiving skills on Instagram. Silky smooth. And what a perfect throw, we might add.
07/08/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Another Seattle Seahawk has come out against reports of a locker room divide between Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman.Defensive lineman Cliff Avril, appearing on the “NFL No Huddle” podcast, dubbed the report “fake news” — while also admitting that there’s some natural tension within the room all the time.“I think it’s all fake news. I think it’s all dead. It was a dead period so people needed something to talk about,” Avril said, via Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports. “But at the same time too, let’s be honest, it’s 90 guys in the locker room right now. There is no way that 90 guys are going to always get along. That’s just what it is. I’m pretty sure there are people at your job right now that’s way less than 90 that don’t get along. That’s just part of it.“Now as far as it being Russ and Sherm or Russ and whoever, I don’t think that’s true. I’ve never had any issues with Russ. I don’t think anybody has issues with Russ. We all want the best for Russ, and Russ
06/29/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Back in the day when Julio Jones was still in high school, he went to extreme measures to keep Pete Carroll from recruiting him.NBC’s Rob Buska dropped the knowledge on this rather hilarious story.“I had talked to Pete Carroll once about Julio Jones, and he said when Julio was in college, he of course went to Alabama, and Pete Carroll was still at USC,” Buska said on NBC’s Pro Football Talk, as he filled in for Mike Florio, per Jon Schlosser of all22.com.Buska related what Carroll told him about the time he went to Alabama to make his pitch for Jones to attend school and play football for USC.“We loved Julio so much, and he went to his high school in the middle of nowhere, in the sticks there in Alabama. We flew in to see him, and once we got out of the car, at the football field, during the middle of practice, coach saw me and knew who I was. He took Jones off the field, ran him inside, got the principal and the athletic director, and locked the school.”Then, with Carroll trying to get in (they w
06/29/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
It may seem counter-intuitive, but Russell Wilson has upped his daily caloric intake this offseason in a bid to cut weight. In fact, the Seattle Seahawks superstar quarterback increased his intake to a whopping 4,800 daily calories while spreading them over nine meals.Wilson, at the suggestion of wife Ciara and former trainer Gunnar Peterson in March, met with Philip Goglia, who refers to himself as a “food coach,” not a nutritionist. Still, Goglia, after working with the likes of Chris Pratt and Kim Kardashian, has been bestowed the moniker of “Nutritionist to the Stars.”And Wilson is drawing raves from Goglia for his commitment to improving his diet.“He was an animal about it,” Goglia said of Wilson, via ESPN. “The [expletive] guy buried himself in this, and it’s epic to see, because that really validates him as a complete athlete.”Wilson suffered through an injury-riddled season in 2016 and felt worn out and beaten up. Changing up his eating habits has been part of his recovery.“He came
06/28/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is known for his play on the field and for always speaking his mind. That only scratches the surface of who he is and what his interests are, however.As reported by Gregg Bell of The News Tribune, Bennett and his wife, Pele, have teamed up with an African-led world organization, iamtheCODE, to help 100 African girls get a top-of-the-line education. As we’ve covered in the past, Bennett has been calling on NFL players to do more and say more when it comes to social causes. Clearly, he’s putting his money where his mouth is.“I am truly excited to help these girls in Africa to learn how to code and gain technical skills through iamtheCODE,” Bennett was quoted in the iamtheCODE release, via Bell. “My wife Pele and I are very proud to support the building of solid tech training pipelines in communities in Africa.”Per the report, “iamtheCODE’s goal is to mobilize governments, investors, foundations, societies and the private sector to invest in the futu