Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Seahawks’

Seahawks expecting fierce competition at running back in training camp

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The Seahawks are still searching for an answer in their backfield in the post-Marshawn Lynch era. Seattle struggled to find consistent success on the ground last season as injuries to Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise and Russell Wilson sapped much of the team’s rushing potential. Now with the addition of Eddie Lacy this offseason, the Seahawks are expecting a strong battle to ensue in the fight for roster spots.

Cliff Avril fulfills pledge to build homes in Haiti for every sack totaled last year

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

After Hurricane Matthew savaged the country of Haiti last October, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril pledged to build a home in the country for every sack he managed to total last season. Following a career-high 11.5 sacks last year with Seattle, Avril followed through with funding the construction of 12 new homes this offseason. In a story with Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, Avril said he met with several of the families that now occupy the new homes during his trips to the country.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson delivering Father’s Day gifts at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

It appears Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t wait to the last minute to pick a Father’s Day gift. On Saturday morning, the Pro Bowler posted to his Instagram feed a picture of himself in front of Seattle Children’s Hospital with a vehicle loaded with electric razors. The caption: “Can’t wait to head to @SeattleChildrens hospital with a special surprise for all of the incredible dads on behalf of @BraunUS.” In just over two hours the post about his sponsored visit received more than 28,000 likes. Wilson makes regular visits to patients and their families at the hospital. Wilson, 28, will celebrate his first Father’s Day as a dad on Sunday. He and wife Ciara had a daughter in April.

Pete Carroll thinks Seahawks got offseason right after penalties for practice violations

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

After losing three OTA practices and a draft pick for a second violation of league offseason practice rules, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll believes that they’ve finally figured out where the lines are for offseason work. ” I think we had our most compliant OTA season and really proud of that, finally,” Carroll said after the conclusion of mini-camp on Thursday. The Seahawks lost two days of mini-camp practices in 2014 after a fight broke out between cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Phil Bates and other members of the team.

Seahawks think they got it right with offseason program

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Because the Seattle Seahawks made it through their offseason program without any obvious incidents or issues, Pete Carroll could finally crack a bit of a joke about their troubled past. ''I think we had our most compliant OTA season. The Seahawks wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the conclusion of their mandatory minicamp.

Michael Bennett: Most people know why Kaepernick isn’t signed

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On Wednesday, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett spoke at length regarding the explanation for Kaepernick’s absence. “There is no logical explanation,” Bennett said. “I’ve said this several times and I’m not afraid to say it,” Bennett said.

Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick snub exposes NFL’s racial divide

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Seattle’s Michael Bennett says “most people know why” Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said “most people know why” Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned this late in the off-season, suggesting the free-agent quarterback has been excluded from the NFL due to his views on race and politics.

Richard Sherman rips story that portrayed a rift with Russell Wilson

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The story described in detail, often through anonymous sources, how Seahawks players felt Wilson was being given preferential treatment. Specifically, cornerback Richard Sherman was cited as having a rocky relationship with Wilson. Not only did Sherman deny there’s any problem, he went on a long rant about the story by Seth Wickersham.

Michael Bennett: Colin Kaepernick’s lack of team shows gap between players, fans

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

RENTON, Wash. --? Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett says Colin Kaepernick remaining unsigned reflects the state of the NFL. "I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd," Bennett said Wednesday. "That's just the truth of it. I think race is not something that the NFL wants to be a part of or get behind. But the league is predominantly African-American. "So the issue that he's dealing with is what we're all dealing with. We all come from the inner city or we've been a part of communities where we felt like we've been judged because of the color of our skin or who we like or if a woman -- any issue to deal with. We've

Richard Sherman says he never asked to be traded

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was available to be had in trade if the price was right this offseason. One aspect of the trade discussions involved the notion that Sherman actually requested a trade himself. Following practice on Wednesday, Sherman said that wasn’t the case.