Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Seahawks’

Doug Baldwin: Seahawks miss veteran leaders, but new faces bring new energy

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Seattle has only six starters remaining from the 22 who started Super Bowl XLVIII, and who knows how much longer Earl Thomas remains on the roster? Doug Baldwin is among the last starters standing. “It is different,” Baldwin told Q13 News.

Seahawks replace Papa John’s with Pizza Hut as official team sponsor

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

The Seahawks announced they have agreed to a new multi-year deal with Pizza Hut to be their official pizza sponsor, less than a week after ending their relationship with Papa John’s. The Seahawks said they had been working on the deal for months, which seems reasonable considering the NFL as a whole had made the switch in February, moving quickly to make that switch (which was also reportedly in the works for some time).

Johnny Hekker, Cliff Avril bury hatchet over blindside hit

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

In a December game in Seattle against the Seahawks late in the 2015 season, then St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker decided it would be a good idea to hit Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril from the backside after punting the ball downfield. Hekker came to immediately regret his decision as he cowered to the turn when Avril and Michael Bennett came after him on a later punt in the game. Because of the amount of trick plays on punts the Rams under Jeff Fisher had run against Seattle, the Seahawks elected to play a punt-safe return with most of their usual defensive players on the field.

Jarran Reed: No one should be worried about the Seahawks defensive line

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

The Seahawks have a different look in several areas this season, including along a defensive line that no longer features Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett or Sheldon Richardson. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who started 15 games last year in his second NFL season, downplayed those concerns. “You lose those guys, but you pick up the younger guys that’s in their steps, such as myself, Frank Clark, Naz Jones, Branden Jackson, Dion Jordan,” Reed said on ESPN 710 in Seattle.

49ers cornerback Sherman says Seahawks ‘lost their way’

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

As one of the newest members of the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman's divisional matchups against his former Seattle Seahawks teammates would have been interesting no matter what. Sherman's remarks that the Seahawks "have lost their way" will only add to the drama. Sherman helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl during the 2013 season but said the franchise failed to keep a good thing going.

Seahawks’ Earl Thomas: Extend Contract Or Trade Me

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said that he wants either a trade or for the team to extend his contract. Thomas posted on his official Instagram account about his frustrations, saying, "Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new . Thomas, 29, is set to make $8.5 million in the final year of his contract.

Earl Thomas to Seahawks: Extend me or ‘let’s make a trade happen’

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Earl Thomas has already threatened to hold out over his contract situation. The 29-year-old Seattle Seahawks safety told ESPN in January that he doesn’t plan to report this fall without a contract extension. “I want to finish my career there,” Thomas said prior to the Pro Bowl.

Seahawks’ Thomas: ‘Let’s make a trade happen’ if no extension

Monday, July 16th, 2018

If Earl Thomas' feelings toward his current contract situation weren't clear enough by him skipping the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory minicamp last month, he reminded the team of his stance with an Instagram post Monday. "Always been the underdog ain't nothing new," Thomas wrote as the caption to a picture of him working out. The 29-year-old Thomas is entering the final season of a four-year, $40 million deal signed in 2014.

49ers CB Sherman says Seahawks ‘lost their way’

Monday, July 16th, 2018

As one of the newest members of the San Francisco 49ers, Richard Sherman's divisional matchups against his former Seattle Seahawks teammates would have been interesting no matter what. Sherman's remarks that the Seahawks "have lost their way" will only add to the drama. Sherman helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl during the 2013 season but said the franchise failed to keep a good thing going.

Earl Thomas asks Seahawks either to extend him or “let’s make a trade happen”

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Earl Thomas recently began following the Dallas Cowboys’ official Instagram account. The Cowboys remain interested in dealing for Thomas, a native Texan who played at the University of Texas. As long as Thomas remains unhappy with his contract — and presumably absent from the Seahawks — the trade talk isn’t likely to diminish.