Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Seahawks’

Rees Odhiambo to get first crack at replacing George Fant for Seahawks

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A week ago, the Seahawks were closing in on a starting five they felt confident in along their offensive line. With the loss of George Fant to a torn ACL last Friday night, that idea has been tossed in the trash can. Second-year tackle Rees Odhiambo will get the first chance to replace Fant at left tackle for Seahawks moving forward.

Several Browns kneel during anthem

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Several Browns players knelt during the national anthem. Jamie Collins, Seth DeValve, Duke Johnson, Kenny Britt and Ricardo Louis were among those who took a knee behind the team bench, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Rookie

Eagles deal tackle Matt Tobin to Seahawks

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Eagles have announced a deal that sends Matt Tobin and a 2018 seventh-round pick to Seattle for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Listed as a tackle in the announcement, Tobin also can interior offensive line. In 2015, Tobin appeared in every game, starting 13.

Seahawks waive/injured tackle Justin Senior

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The Seahawks waived rookie offensive tackle Justin Senior with an injury designation on Monday to make room for the signing of Tyrus Thompson, the team announced Monday. Seattle will place Senior on its injured reserve list if he clears waivers. The team’s deal with Thompson leaked Sunday, but the Seahawks had to make a move to get him on the roster.

The Chargers’ first 2 games in LA drew meager crowds, and it could be a troubling sign

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Two weeks into the preseason, the Chargers have drawn announced crowds of 21,000 to the Stub Hub Center, their temporary home that houses a maximum of 27,000 people. Stub Hub Center was designed for the MLS team the Los Angeles Galaxy, meaning the crowds at the preseason games have looked even bigger because of the smaller stadium.

Michael Bennett: It was “emotional” to get support from Justin Britt

Monday, August 21st, 2017

When Michael Bennett said the national anthem protests of certain players would only gain traction if white players were with them, he couldn’t have known it would trigger a bit of a movement of its own. “A very emotional moment to have that kind of solidarity from someone like Justin Britt, who’s a known leader in our locker room, who’s from a different part of America than me,” Bennett said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “I want to support him,” Britt said.

Seahawks signing OT Tyrus Thompson

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Left tackles don’t grow on trees, which is why Pete Carroll used the words “broken-hearted” when announcing George Fant will miss the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Fant, 25, started 10 games last season and would have started this season. The Seahawks used Rees Odhiambo at left tackle after Fant left the game Friday night, and Luke Joeckel previously played left tackle for the Jaguars.

Vikings add QB Mitch Leidner to roster

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

After Friday’s game against the Seahawks, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was asked about the play of backup quarterbacks Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke. “We’ll have to continue to look,” Zimmer said, via the team’s website. The Vikings announced on Sunday that they have signed former University of Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner.

Blair Walsh: They taunted me first

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh, spotted gesturing at former Minnesota teammates after nailing a pair of 52-yard field goals on Friday night, said after the game that he taunted them because they had started it. “I simply was just responding to getting taunted,” Walsh said, via ESPN.com.

NFL: Seahawks left tackle George Fant out for season with ACL injury

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Seattle Seahawks starting left tackle George Fant will miss the NFL season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Friday's pre-season game against the Minnesota Vikings. The injury came midway through the second quarter as Fant was pass blocking and Seattle centre Justin Britt inadvertently fell into Fant's right knee. Fant slammed his helmet to the CenturyLink Field turf as trainers were putting an air cast on his leg, and he later shook his head as a cart drove him to the locker room. But Fant put a positive spin on the injury after the game.