Archive for the ‘Seattle Seahawks’ Category

Greg Olsen couldn’t pass up opportunity to sign with Seahawks

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Greg Olsen had several options upon his release from the Carolina Panthers: He could retire from football and pursue his broadcast career or he could suit up in a uniform, join a contender, and give it a go one more time. The three-time Pro Bowler had visits with the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, before arriving in Seattle to meet with the Seahawks, his eventual choice. "It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up," Olsen told Seahawks.com.

Greg Olsen couldn’t pass up ‘elite situation’ to join forces with Russell Wilson, Seahawks

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Greg Olsen is set to embark on the next chapter of his career, one that will take him to the Pacific Northwest after he signed a 1-year, $7 million deal with the Seattle Seahawks last week. But the former Panther still had some unfinished business to take care of in Charlotte before leaving. He and his wife Kara hosted an event at a local workout studio, benefiting their "Heartest Yard" charitable partnership with Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte.

Seahawks add Wolf, Highsmith to personnel department

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider added Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith to his personnel department on Monday. They will serve as draft consultants for the next three months with an opportunity for long-term employment, NFL Network reported. Wolf and Highsmith share a scouting background that stems from the Ron Wolf scouting tree with the Green Bay Packers.

Report: Alonzo Highsmith joins Seahawks personnel department

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Alonzo Highsmith was fired from his job as the Browns vice president of player personnel when Cleveland shook up its personnel department after the 2019 season and he's apparently found a new job. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Highsmith has taken a job in the Seahawks personnel department. Highsmith spent two years with the Browns and he worked for the Packers for six years before moving on to Cleveland.

Linssen’s double-double leads UNC Wilmington past Charleston

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Marten Linssen had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead UNC Wilmington to a 68-55 win over College of Charleston on Saturday night. Mike Okauru had 17 points and nine rebounds for UNC Wilmington (9-20, 4-12 Colonial Athletic Conference). Ty Gadsden added 13 points.

Tyler Lockett, Quandre Diggs among NFL players reacting to potential new CBA

Friday, February 21st, 2020

NFL owners approved the terms of a potential new collective bargaining agreement between the league and NFL Players Association on Thursday, but not everyone is thrilled about the negotiated terms. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett and safety Quandre Diggs expressed their disapproval for the latest proposal, which would expand the season to 17 regular season games and shorten the preseason to three games. Lockett and Diggs are not pleased with the idea of NFL owners making more than 50 percent of the league's revenue.

Seattle Seahawks linked to Vikings DE Everson Griffen

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Everson Griffen is set to hit the market in free agency and the Seattle Seahawks have been one of several teams linked to the Minnesota Vikings pass rusher. Per Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune, Seattle could be a potential landing spot for Griffen, who has reportedly voided the final three years of his deal in Minnesota. He also formerly played for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at USC.

Fantasy Football Podcast: Greg Olsen lands in Seattle, 3 WRs to watch in the combine and offseason social media detectives

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Subscribe to The Yahoo Fantasy Football Podcast Since last week's episode, some veteran faces who have been fantasy stars in the past have announced their return to the NFL in 2020. Greg Olsen signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Drew Brees will return to the New Orleans Saints.

Report: Seahawks expect TE Will Dissly back for Week 1 in 2020

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

It's been a big week for Seahawks tight end news. Seattle signed veteran Greg Olsen to a one-year deal on Tuesday, and on Wednesday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the Seahawks "fully expect" Will Dissly to be back in time for Week 1 in 2020. Dissly is currently working his way back from an Achilles tear that occurred in Week 6 of 2019 against the Cleveland Browns.

Report: Seahawks think Will Dissly will be ready Week One

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

The Seahawks signed tight end Greg Olsen on Tuesday and they reportedly expect him to share time at the position with Will Dissly right out of the gate next season. Dissly tore his Achilles last October and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team believes he will be ready to go for the first week of the regular season. Dissly posted 23 catches for 262 yards and four touchdowns in six games before his injury.