Archive for the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ Category

Brandon Marshall no lock to make Seahawks’ roster

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Seahawks signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall this offseason, putting him in prime position to join the 1,000-catch club. The 34-year-old Marshall is coming off two surgeries, one on his ankle and one on his toe, and he played in just five games last year. Marshall hasn’t been able to do much this offseason because of a hamstring injury.

Seahawks think Rashaad Penny looks “so comfortable” in pass protection

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Running backs obviously have to be able to make plays with the ball in their hands in order to earn jobs, but they won’t see much of the field in the current NFL if they can’t make plays without it. “He has picked up a ton of stuff,” Carroll said last week, via the team. “[Running backs coach Chad Morton] was just talking about the pass protection stuff that he looks so comfortable with after the time he has been here.

Seahawks expect Brandon Marshall’s hamstring to be ready by camp

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

The Seahawks signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall late in May, but Marshall never got into any team drills before the team ended their offseason program with last week’s minicamp. Coach Pete Carroll said that Marshall was being cautious due to a hamstring issue and that the team expects he’ll be ready to start a fuller workload once camp opens this summer. “We’re just making sure that we don’t have a setback on a hamstring that’s recovering,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett says he played last season at 75-80 percent

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Despite being named a second-team All-Pro for the second straight season as a kick return, it was clear that Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett didn’t have the same ability to move last year following his broken leg at the end of the 2016 season. Lockett estimates he was only between 75-80 percent last season as he played without his full range of movement or explosion. Lockett appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2017 and made eight starts.

Pete Carroll on Earl Thomas: I wish he was here; that would be nice

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

“Kind of had heard that he was making that choice,” head coach Pete Carroll said, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. Thomas, 29, suggested he will skip training camp too, risking incurring even more fines than the $84,435 he will lose this week. Thomas is scheduled to make $8.5 million in the final year of his deal.

Earl Thomas absent from Seahawks minicamp

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas officially commenced his holdout as the team began its three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday. Thomas released a statement on Twitter on Sunday announcing his intention to skip the minicamp and all team-related activities until his contract situation is resolved. ''Kind of had heard that he was making that choice,'' head coach Pete Carroll said.

Russell Wilson interviews Felix Hernandez for ‘LEGENDS’ series

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez sat down for a conversation with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson that touched on numerous subjects – from his childhood in Venezuela to throwing the first perfect game in franchise history. The interview was part of Wilson’s “LEGENDS” series. To see the complete interview and other full episodes of “LEGENDS” with Wilson, download the TraceMe app.

Pete Carroll excited about renewing competitive spirit

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Few teams in the NFL have seen the kind of offseason exodus as the Seahawks. Carroll told Albert Breer of that he’s rejuvenated by the ability to sell competition to a remade roster, and get his team back to where it once was atop the NFC. “I’m not saying I’m not more challenged this year than some other years,” Carroll said.

Earl Thomas says he’s skipping Seahawks mandatory minicamp

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved. Thomas is entering the final year of his current deal signed before the 2014 season. Seattle opens its minicamp on Tuesday, and Thomas could face fines of about $84,000 if he skips all three days.

Seahawks’ Earl Thomas announces holdout before minicamp

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Earl Thomas isn’t trying to leave the Seahawks any time soon, but he isn’t quite ready to return for another season, either. The eight-year veteran at free safety and defensive mainstay in Seattle announced on Sunday that he is holding out from all team activities until he receives a new contract. The 29-year-old Thomas has one year remaining on a four-year, $40 million deal he signed back in 2014.