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03/28/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks

At the NFL's annual meetings in Arizona on Tuesday, the league passed what we'll call "Seahawks rule 2.0," which outlaws players from running forward to leap over the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block an opponents' kick.

03/28/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks
03/28/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks
Florida ILB Jared Davis Vertical Jump: 38 1/2"Broad Jump: 10'9" Live coverage of the FLA pro day until Noon. @SECNetwork — Kevin Weidl (@KwEspn) March 28, 2017 Davis’ broad jump and vertical would’ve ranked #1 at the combine: Vertical jump (top five) Jarrad Davis — 38.5 Tyus Bowser — 37.5 Blair Brown — 37 T.J. […]
03/27/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks continue to stockpile linebackers, bringing back Dewey McDonald and signing free agent Terence Garvin.
03/27/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks
McDonald was an exclusive rights free agent who was a special teams standout last season for the Seahawks. McDonald appeared in a career-high 14 regular-season games and was second on the team in special teams tackles.
03/27/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin has been arrested in Dallas after police say he was in a vehicle that hit seven people on a sidewalk. Jail records show the former TCU quarterback was booked early Monday on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana. The Seahawks say they are ''disappointed'' and are gathering more information.
03/27/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday morning, and the incident could have serious consequences because it is his second time getting in trouble with the law in less than two years.As TMZ notes, Boykin has been on probation stemming from a 2015 bar fight that he was involved in leading up to TCU’s bowl game. Boykin ended up being suspended for the Alamo Bowl, which would have been his final collegiate game.Boykin was required to stay out of legal trouble as part of the terms of his probation, and he could end up facing up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if prosecutors determine his probation should be revoked. He did not reach a plea agreement in the bar fight incident until June 2016, despite the incident taking place in December 2015.The details surrounding Boykin’s latest arrest are scarce, but he has been charged with drug and public intoxication charges after he was the passenger in a frightening car accident that left multiple people injured.
03/27/2017   Seattle PI Seahawks
You’re probably well aware of Tony Pauline’s ‘Draft Analyst’ website — but if not you’re missing out. Tony’s the best draft insider in the business with a proven track record on Seahawks-specific info. Today he published a two round mock draft (click here to see it). Two of the big headline picks are Kevin King […]
03/27/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Seattle Seahawks reserve quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested Monday in Dallas after a car in which he was riding crashed into a nightclub and injured eight people. Boykin, the backup to Seahawks star Russell Wilson, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and marijuana possession and being held in the Dallas County Jail.
03/27/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested early Monday morning after he was the passenger in a car that crashed into the side of a bar.According to FOX 4 in Dallas, a woman who was later arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence injured five people when she crashed her vehicle into the Sidebar Bar in Uptown Dallas.Boykin was a passenger in the vehicle at the time the woman allegedly hit four people on the sidewalk and a bartender inside the club when the car broke through a wall. Three people were taken to the hospital, but none suffered life-threatening injuries.Boykin was in Dallas County jail as of Monday morning facing drug and public intoxication charges. The former TCU star was suspended for his final collegiate game in 2015 after he got into a scuffle at a bar (video here). Boykin could face disciplinary action from the NFL.
03/27/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
This offseason, the Seattle Seahawks had some pretty glaring needs. They needed to upgrade the offensive line, add some running back depth, and look for some help in the secondary. They signed Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi for the line, added Eddie Lacy to help stabilize their running back situation, and figure to add to new acquisition Bradley McDougald with a cornerback in the draft. It has been a solid offseason so far. However, if the Seahawks want to improve their team, and more specifically an anemic offense that led to a couple defeats last year, they should sign at least one wide receiver. Doug Baldwin, Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett, Tanner McEvoy, Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams, Kenny Lawler, Rodney Smith, and Jamel Johnson. That is the group of wide receivers the Seahawks currently have under contract. At first glance, it looks serviceable enough, but there are major questions about almost every receiver on this list. Doug Baldwin, who has become arguably the best slot receiver in the league, is t
03/26/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy to a team-friendly contract earlier this month, but that does not mean they expect him to play a minor role in 2017.Byron Drahold of Seahawks Wire expects Lacy to be the starting running back for the Seahawks next season, with Thomas Rawls coming off the bench and C.J. Prosise retaining his duties as the team’s pass-catching back.There was once a time when Rawls and Prosise were expected to be a two-headed monster in Seattle, which is why it was somewhat surprising that the Seahawks brought Lacy on board. Rawls was considered the heir to the Marshawn Lynch throne when he broke out down the stretch in 2015, but an injury late in the year forced him to miss some time and get off to a slow start in 2016. The 23-year-old was never really able to get things going after that.While Lacy’s conditioning has been an issue in recent years, his ceiling is incredibly high. If he can remain in shape (and his contract structure should help with that), there’s no reason the former
03/25/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
An interesting report broke earlier this month suggesting that the Seattle Seahawks would entertain the idea of trading Richard Sherman for the right price (more on that here).It was a stunning revelation, one that was met with widespread skepticism. Why would Seattle trade an All Pro corner that’s in the prime of his career? What team could even begin to offer up the massive bounty it would require to open trade discussions?Now speaking up about the rumor, Sherman himself seems rather amused.“I just laugh it off, man,” Sherman told ESPN. “It’s funny to me. But sometimes people need to see you gone to realize what you had. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. But I don’t let things like that bother me. The chips will fall how they’re supposed to.”Now, one could easily interpret this as Sherman being amused by Seattle actually placing him on the block. Then again, it could be more about the rumor itself.As it is, the 28-year-old Sherman is unlikely to be traded this offseason. He
03/24/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract on Friday. Sanchez is expected to back up starter Mike Glennon for the Bears, who are coming off a 3-13 season and finished last in the NFC North. The 30-year-old Sanchez, the New York Jets' 2009 first-round pick (fifth overall) out of USC, visited with the Bears on Thursday and now joins his fifth NFL team.
03/24/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seattle Seahawks have continued to address depth concerns at linebacker by signing veteran Michael Wilhoite to a one-year deal. Seattle announced Wilhoite's signing Friday. Wilhoite has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, becoming a starter for parts of the past three seasons.
03/24/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
If you think Colin Kaepernick is being deliberately ignored by NFL general managers, you’re not alone.Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told ESPN First Take on Friday that he thinks Kaepernick is being blackballed, as his level of play doesn’t merit being unsigned.“I’m sure he is,” Sherman said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “It’s difficult to see because he’s played at such a high level, and you see guys, quarterbacks, who have never played at a high level being signed by teams. So it’s difficult to understand. Obviously he’s going to be in a backup role at this point. But you see quarterbacks, there was a year Matt Schaub had a pretty rough year and got signed the next year. So it has nothing to do with football. You can see that. They signed guys who have had off years before.“You don’t have 32 starting-level quarterbacks in this league. You have about eight elites, and then you have the rest of the league. You have about eight, nine elite quarterbacks. You have two or three
03/24/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Terrelle Pryor's 1,007 receiving yards ranked 22nd in the NFL last season, and his 77 catches were 27th, stats accumulated despite playing with five quarterbacks on a team that went 1-15.
03/24/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: Ranked second nationally in 2016 in all-purpose yards per game (behind Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey) at 194.3. On 249 touches, Mixon totaled 2,331 yards (third most in NCAA).
03/22/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seattle Seahawks have added depth in the secondary by signing defensive back Bradley McDougald. Seattle announced the signing of McDougald and kicker John Lunsford on Wednesday night. McDougald spent the past four seasons with Tampa Bay.
03/22/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: Over his final 23 games as a starting linebacker, Davis totaled 154 tackles (17 for losses), eight passes defended, 5.5 sacks, one interception and one forced fumble. Florida LB Jarrad Davis can close in a hurry but is undersized.
03/21/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Free agent wide receiver Kamar Aiken has signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
03/21/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have signed fullbacks Derrick Coleman and Soma Vainuku to fill the void left by the loss of Patrick DiMarco in free agency.
03/21/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
When Marshawn Lynch retired out of the blue, with a simple tweet in the middle of Super Bowl 50, it was shocking. Maybe it shouldn’t be so surprising that Lynch comeback rumors are swirling after a year off. There was a report from The MMQB that Lynch wanted to come back to play for the Oakland Raiders to do good things for his foundation, which might be a nice byproduct of coming back, but it’s hard to believe that’s close to the main reason.
03/21/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: Increased his receiving totals from junior year in 2015 (38 receptions, 464 yards, two TD) dramatically to senior season in 2016 (65 receptions, 926 yards, eight TDs).
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally. Kaepernick, who played for the San Francisco 49ers but now is a free agent, hasn't yet been signed to another team. Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem at the start of NFL games last season to protest police treatment of minorities.
03/20/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Those who don’t like the current NFL overtime format got some good news on Monday. The current NFL overtime rules may be amended.The bad news? The possible amendment isn’t exactly eye-popping. In fact, it’s pretty darn bland.“The NFL’s competition committee is considering a proposal to trim overtime sessions to 10 minutes during the preseason and regular season, according to a person familiar with the league’s inner workings,” Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported. “The reduction would save wear and tear on players. The potential downside is the possibility that it could increase the number of ties during the regular season.”Fortunately, we have other answers.The NFL has long been the world’s preeminent football league, but it hasn’t always had the best ideas. Unfortunately, there’s a long standing stubbornness that runs through that league. If it adopts another league’s ideas, it’s admitting that someone else had a better idea. For some reason, the NFL can’t do that. So,
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots' locker room - but the mystery isn't over. The NFL said the jersey was found in ''possession of a credentialed member of the international media,'' and authorities were investigating Monday whether a former Mexican tabloid newspaper executive played a role in the theft. It wasn't the only piece of memorabilia recovered: Authorities found a Brady jersey that had gone missing after the Patriots' 2015 Super Bowl win over the Seattle Seahawks.
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The Seattle Seahawks added depth on the offensive line by signing former Houston guard Oday Aboushi. Seattle announced the deal with Aboushi on Monday. Aboushi spent his first two seasons with the New York Jets and the past two years with Houston.
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday. The league also announced another jersey worn by Brady in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was retrieved after an investigation led by the FBI -- both found in possession of an international media member. Multiple reports later Monday pointed to visual evidence that identified an employee of tabloid Diario La Prensa, Mauricio Ortega.
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The jersey stolen from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after last month's Super Bowl has been found, authorities confirmed Monday, pointing the finger of blame at a journalist from a Mexican newspaper for the theft. The NFL said in statement Brady's jersey -- worth an estimated $500,000 -- and a second jersey worn by the quarterback at the 2015 Super Bowl were recovered in Mexico following an FBI-led probe. A helmet believed to belong to Von Miller, the Most Valuable Player at the 2016 Super Bowl won by the Denver Broncos, was also recovered, according to US reports.
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill.
03/20/2017   Yahoo!: Seahawk Football
The NFL, in an effort to get safer, has changed kickoff and touchback rules in order to remove what it said to be one of the more dangerous plays in football. Next up could be eliminating one of the more entertaining NFL plays. According to the Washington Post, the competition committee is expected to recommend banning players from leaping over the line of scrimmage on field-goal and extra-point attempts.
03/20/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The NFL Competition Committee is reportedly likely to advance a proposal that would ban players from trying to leap over the defensive line on field goal and extra point attempts, much to the chagrin of at least one player.Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner criticized the proposed ban, saying that he enjoys doing it — and he thinks the fans like it as well. Interestingly, it was the NFLPA that originally pushed for the rule. It ultimately depends on how dangerous you think the practice is. One NFL coach was very vocal about his desire to get rid of the play, but Wagner clearly falls on the other side.
03/18/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
If you weren’t entirely swayed by the reports on Friday morning of Marshawn Lynch’s imminent return to the NFL, you can’t be blamed. Various NFL outlets have been pushing Lynch return reports over the course of the last year.Back in May of 2016, former Seattle Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman was quoted saying he wouldn’t be surprised to see Lynch return the following regular season, even though he had just announced his retirement a few months before over Twitter during the Super Bowl. A report from Jason Cole put out shortly thereafter quoted two anonymous teammates who said Lynch was mulling a return for the 2016 season. Suffice it to say, that never happened.But it wasn’t the last we heard that Lynch was supposedly returning. Last September, NBC’s Mike Florio, days into the start of the regular season, reported via an anonymous source that Lynch was mulling a return to the Seahawks, and that Weeks 4 and 5 were the likely “hotspots” for his unretirement.Again, those dates passed and there
03/17/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Running back Marshawn Lynch is reportedly on the Oakland Raiders’ radar. According to Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Raiders are trying lure Lynch out of retirement to join their team.Per the report, Lynch would have to either be traded or released by the Seattle Seahawks due to his NFL rights remaining with the team.But now an interesting piece of news has come about. It appears that Lynch himself is possibly getting the ball in motion by requesting a release from Seahawks brass, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post. Lynch is native from Oakland and played college football in Berkeley. The Raiders just let running back Latavius Murray test free agency and he was quickly signed by the Minnesota Vikings.This puts the Raiders in need of a lead running back. What better of an option than an Oakland native that has a year’s rest under his belt?There should be more happening here soon on this breaking story.
03/17/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The idea of the Seattle Seahawks moving on from five-time Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman seems a bit absurd on the surface. Why would a Super Bowl contender trade its best defensive player?When one report broke on Thursday that Seattle would listen to offers for Sherman should teams show serious interest, it was met with a ton of skepticism.Sherman is the best player at his position in the NFL. He’s still on the right side of 30. And Sherman himself might be coming off the best performance of his career.We’re here to tell you that Seattle trading Sherman actually makes sense for the team. Here are four reasons why we came to that conclusion.1. Compensation would be absolutely huge A future Hall of Fame cornerback in the prime of his career doesn’t hit the open market too often. Add in the fact that today’s NFL is of the pass-happy variety, and interest in Sherman’s services would be absolutely ridiculous. At least half of the league’s teams would be lining up to give a first-round pick (and m
03/17/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Get ready for a new round of Marshawn Lynch rumors.A source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk that there is a “very good chance” that Lynch will end his retirement after one year.The source doesn’t indicate that it hinges on the Oakland Raiders making a move for him, either. The Seattle Seahawks still control his rights, and if he elected to return, they’d have to either cut, trade, or keep him.The Oakland Raiders reportedly want Lynch, so maybe they got an inside tip on his desire to return. If there’s any truth to this report, though, brace yourself for some interesting weeks ahead. There are a lot of unknowns relating to Lynch’s future even if he does decide to play again.
03/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks want Eddie Lacy to be big, but not too big, so it’s not surprising he has weight incentives built into his contract.Now we have a good picture about what those incentives entail, and they are quite reasonable. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, “I want him big.” This was in response to the idea that Lacy should get below 240 pounds, which Carroll views as unreasonable for a player of his size.One report indicated that Lacy weighed as much as 267 pounds as recently as last week, which would appear to be the case given this incentive program. He had ankle surgery during the season and likely put on a significant amount of weight as he lay idle.Asking him to get down to 255 pounds by May, 250 during the months of June and August and then below 245 pounds during the season is a very smart, reasonable approach. Whether he pulls it off is completely up to him.
03/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks DL Frank Clark recently underwent an operation, but unlike the surgeries most NFL players undergo in the offseason, this one was unplanned.Clark tweeted a photo on Thursday that shows him with a bandage around his midsection. He went on to explain that a trip to eat some Korean BBQ led to an emergency appendectomy. Clark, who was a controversial player coming out of college, has paid off for Seattle. After switching roles last season, he 10 sacks and 47 tackles in 15 games.He was suspended from Michigan’s team in college for theft and later kicked off the team after a domestic violence arrest in late 2014.
03/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
In one of those stunning offseason moments, it’s been reported that the Seattle Seahawks are open to moving Richard Sherman.Of course, only serious offers would be considered for the All-Pro cornerback. Sherman, a Super Bowl champ who has been named to four Pro Bowls and three First-Team All-Pro squads, is still one of the NFL’s most feared cover cornerbacks.Even playing with an MCL injury last year (more on that here), he started in all 16 games, coming up with four interceptions and 13 defended passes. Over the course of his six-year career, all spent in Seattle, Sherman has racked up 30 interceptions and 97 defended passes, making him one of the NFL’s most prolific pass defenders in that time.Sherman is set to earn a base salary of $11.43 million and count $13.63 million against the cap in 2017.
03/16/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
Eddie Lacy will become the latest running back to attempt filling the shoes of the irreplaceable Marshawn Lynch after signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. While Lacy understands there’s no way to truly replace “Beast Mode,” he vows to give the “best impression” of the celebrated running back as possible.Not only that, Lacy is eager to prove himself after injuries and struggles with weight typified the latter stages of his Green Bay Packers career.“I’m very motivated to prove myself,” he said, via the Seahawks’ website. “I know what I’m able to do, but I just want to go out and show everybody that I can do it and will do it. I just can’t wait to get my chance.”Lacy, entering his fifth NFL season, is also eager to prove he hasn't already hit his peak, as he was mostly ineffective or injured in the previous two campaigns.“[I] just want to come out and showcase what I can do, prove that I’m not a fluke, that I can do what I do and do it really well,” Lacy added.As for
03/15/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks never got far with their pursuit of Adrian Peterson, according to a report.The Seahawks ended up signing Eddie Lacy instead, and according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the team never even negotiated with Peterson. The Seahawks preferred someone younger and with more upside, and Lacy fit that bill.The Seahawks also already knew that Lacy would fit their scheme, as general manager John Schneider knows Green Bay well and is aware of how Lacy will fit into the equation in Seattle.Peterson visited with the Seahawks, but it sounds like he was never really their top choice. He simply wasn’t the sort of reclamation project Seattle was apparently looking for.
03/14/2017   Yardbarker Seahawks
A broken leg ended the 2016 season early for Earl Thomas. But according to coach Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks star’s recovery is going better than expected. That is certainly welcome news for the Seahawks.The 2017 offseason has not been especially kind to Seattle, especially the famed Legion of Boom secondary. Kam Chancellor recently underwent bone spur surgery on both ankles. Following the season, it was revealed that Richard Sherman played through an MCL injury for much of 2016.The positive news on Thomas (who recently shared his first workout running since the injury) is certainly a departure from that.It’s also a long way removed from where Thomas was immediately following his injury. Minutes after getting hurt, Thomas sent out a tweet (which you can read here) that hinted at his possible retirement.Given how much the Seahawks’ defense struggled in his absence, that had to have the team and its fans worried. If Thomas is ahead of schedule, then much of those concerns can be sidelined.