SEAHAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Thomas Rawls, Jimmy Graham won’t play in preseason for Seahawks

Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls both had their 2015 seasons ended with an injury. According to a report, the Seattle Seahawks will be conservative in bringing both back, as neither is expected to see the field until the regular season. “Neither TE Jimmy Graham nor RB Thomas Rawls will play in the preseason for Seattle,” per ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “Both players are coming off...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Ohio State TE Signee Jake Hausmann Will Wear Nick Vannett’s No. 81

Nick Vannett won’t be running routes from the tight end spot for Ohio State next fall, but the Seattle Seahawks’ third-round draft pick’s familiar No. 81 will still be out there. That’s because Cincinnati (Ohio.) four-star tight end Jake Hausmann will begin his Buckeye career rocking Vannett’s digits.  Carrying on @N_Vannett81 legacy reppin the 81 next year — Jake Hausmann...
Via College Spun
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks: Potential veterans on the bubble

Every year NFL veterans get cut in training camp as they lose their jobs to younger and cheaper players. The Seattle Seahawks are no exception. Because the 2016 draft class is supposedly so deep, we may see even more Seattle veterans released this summer than usual. Here are four guys in particular who need to step their game up to keep their spots. Seahawks: Four veterans on the...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Inglewood, Mark Sanchez, & Seahawks

Inglewood Former budget and accounting manager for Inglewood, Barbara Ohno, alleges that current mayor James T. Butts instructed employees to “create a faςade of financial responsibility and well-being” for the city in an attempt to lure the Rams to California, via Angel Jennings of the Los Angeles Times. Inglewood was competing with Carson to build a new stadium to host...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Seahawks Poised to Be the Best in the NFC West?

Embed from Getty Images As offseason training activities begin and draft picks begin to acclimate to the NFL atmosphere, predictions can now start to be somewhat accurate in regard to how teams will perform during the season. The Seattle Seahawks did something during the last weekend of April that they haven’t done in a long time: they drafted for need. By drafting big bodies...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doug Baldwin ‘most certain’ Lynch is really retired

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin does not expect to call Marshawn Lynch his teammate next season or at any point beyond 2016. Lynch announced his retirement earlier this offseason, but there are more than a few people who believe he could change his mind and return to Seattle or some other team. Baldwin, who is one of Lynch’s close friends, said during a recent appearance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Russell Okung, Buccaneers, & Seahawks

Broncos Broncos LT Russell Okung, who elected to represent himself as a free agent, told reporters on Thursday that he believes he got the best deal from the best team. “Yes, the best deal in the best place,’’ Okung said, via ESPN.com. “…I would definitely say that it was a decision I made on my own. I was fully aware of what was going to happen and especially the ramifications...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner back with Seahawks but in a different role

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Brandon Browner is back with the Seattle Seahawks, wearing the same number as in the past, but playing a different position than when he became a founding member of the secondary known as the ''Legion of Boom.'' He's still a defensive back. But in this stint with Seattle, Browner has become a hybrid between a safety, a cornerback and a linebacker. ''His attitude...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Roger Goodell, Redskins, Seahawks & Steelers

Roger Goodell According to Jason Cole of B/R, the NFL and the NFLPA are expected to discuss Roger Goodell’s power over player discipline in the near future. If the owners are to reduce Goodell’s disciplinary power, they would want some sort of extension to the current CBA agreement. Cole adds that they may be willing to give up say over off-the-field incidents, but the owner...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marshawn has thought about return, but Seahawks may not want him

Marshawn Lynch has reportedly told a pair of ex-teammates that he has thought about returning to the NFL in 2016, but the Seattle Seahawks may not want him back even if he does. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Lynch told two former teammates that he is still considering playing in 2016, though his agent does not expect it to happen. Further complicating things is the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sherman would not be surprised if Lynch plays in 2016

Marshawn Lynch isn’t even doing anything and he’s keeping everyone on their toes. Richard Sherman is the latest of Lynch’s former Seahawks teammates to weigh in on his future, and he doesn’t sound so sure that we won’t be seeing the running back on the field again sooner rather than later. “I don’t put anything past him,” Sherman told NFL Media’s Michael Robinson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett envisions Defensive POTY this year

There is no telling who will win the NFL’s end-of-the-year awards going into the 2016 season, but at least one player seems confident in his chances. Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Michael Bennett is thinking he could be the league’s Defensive Player of the Year. Bennett spoke with ESPN recently and talked about the intense training he has gone through the last few months...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks Brought In a Harvard Psychiatrist to Teach Their Rookies How to 'Survive' Success

[caption id="attachment_249550" align="aligncenter" width="654"] Dr. Tim Benson, right, speaking with former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann.[/caption] You don't have to dig very deep to discover multiple financial horror stories involving players in the major American sports leagues. Former Boston Celtics star Antoine Walker went bankrupt after amassing $108 million over his career...
Via Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett has no sympathy for Sam Bradford

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett gets a little sick to his stomach when he thinks about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford demanding a trade after the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz with the second overall pick. “I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just almost threw up,” Bennett said, via ESPN. “I can’t believe Sam Bradford is complaining about making...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett won’t hold out despite dissatisfaction with contract

Defensive end Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks is a different kind of bird. Yes, even more different than whatever the heck a seahawk is. While his former teammate Marshawn Lynch was known for saying a lot by saying very little, Bennett is known simply for being brutally honest and strangely straightforward. The man who at Super Bowl media day two years ago talked more about...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett: Pete Carroll ‘understands the black athlete'

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett made an interesting statement about head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday morning, appearing on ESPN 710’s “Brock and Salt” show. He also made it clear he will show up for training camp, rather than holding out for the multi-term extension he’s seeking. Here’s what he had to say about Carroll, per Stephen Cohen of seattlepi...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll calls for more support for retiring NFL players

Pete Carroll utilized the unfortunate retirement of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette as an opportunity to argue that the NFL teams have to do more to support players upon and after their retirement from the NFL, saying it’s critical to make sure players find a purpose in life when their professional football careers come to an end. Lockette announced his retirement...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrell Manning: Kalani Heppe was never Wilson's teammate

Russell Wilson certainly stirred up some strife during his commencement speech at Wisconsin. In addition to some questionable “facts” he presented about his baseball career, he’s been accused of being a “me player” by one of his former NC State teammates, Kalani Heppe, who said getting rid of Wilson was “the one admirable thing” head coach Tom O’Brien did for the...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Russell Wilson lie during commencement speech?

Russell Wilson gave the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday.  The Super Bowl-winning quarterback talked a lot about his time at N.C. State, the school he spent 2007-10 at before heading to the Badgers’ program as a graduate transfer.  Wilson spoke on why he left N.C. State for Wisconsin and his baseball career with the Wolfpack under Elliott Avent...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevone Boykin has a real shot at backing up Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks appear comfortable with giving undrafred free agent quarterback Trevone Boykin a real chance to win the backup job behind starter Russell Wilson. Asked following Seattle’s rookie camp if Boykin was a legitimate option for the No. 2 quarterback position, general manager John Schneider confirmed the rookie’s opportunity. “He really does based on his style...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson wants SuperSonics back in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took aim at the NBA and Seattle City Council Tuesday night. Wilson, a man who holds plenty of weight in Seattle and the global sporting realm after already bringing one Lombardi Trophy to Seattle, wants to get the Seattle SuperSonics back for the city. He threw his weight into the argument via Twitter: Baffling this amazing city doesn...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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