Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Seahawks’

Neiko Thorpe returning to Seahawks

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Cornerbabck Neiko Thorpe has agreed to a contract to return to the Seahawks, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. Thorpe posted the news on his Instagram. Thorpe played 29 snaps on defense and 266 on special teams in 2018.

Al Woods visited Lions

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Free agent defensive lineman Al Woods visited the Lions this week. Woods, 31, appeared in 14 games with the Colts last season with eight starts. He made 24 tackles.

From athlete to businessman: Life after the NFL

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

We find that businesses and NFL players have an amazing connection,” says Jim Neesen, managing partner at the Connor Group. The NFL is a $14 billion industry, but there are so many opportunities. We had this vision: how do we bring what we do, which is working with the world's best tech and biotech companies and merge that with players like Quincy Enunwa, Ndamukong Suh and Justin Forsett who are all really passionate about learning about business?

Doug Baldwin dealing with sports hernia: ‘More surgeries [are] on the way, most likely’

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin isn't done with offseason surgeries just yet. The 30-year-old Baldwin revealed he would likely need surgery to repair a sports hernia in the offseason, according to NFL.com. Baldwin made the initial comment about surgery while appearing as a guest on Sports Radio 950 in Seattle.

Earl Thomas explains why he gave the middle finger to the Seahawks sideline after leg injury

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The 2018 season didn't turn out the way safety Earl Thomas hoped it would. It came to an end far too early when he fractured his leg in Week 4, and the final moments of his NFL season featured him giving the middle finger his own sideline. Thomas, who was then with the Seattle Seahawks, had staged a holdout, missing training camp in an effort to get a contract extension and more job security.

Is Russell Wilson sending the Seahawks a message?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson created some news on Friday when asked by Jimmy Fallon whether Wilson anticipates getting the “biggest contract ever.” Here's the far bigger question: Did that topic come up coincidentally, or deliberately? With Seahawks coach Pete Carroll telling PFT Live two weeks earlier that talks between the team and Wilson, whose contract expires after 2019, on a long-term deal are “ongoing,” Wilson quite possibly was making it known that the time is now to get it done, and that the goal is a dollar more than the $33.5 million per year paid to quarterback Aaron Rodgers by the Packers. Last May, PFT reported that Wilson intended at the time to resist signing a long-term deal and playing on a year-to-year basis under the franchise tag.

Jordy Nelson set to visit Seahawks Tuesday

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson hit the open market last week when the Raiders released him from their roster and his first visit with a prospective employer will come with another team on the West Coast. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Nelson is scheduled to visit with the Seahawks on Tuesday. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider was in the Packers front office when Nelson was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft.

When will “ongoing” contract talks get Russell Wilson the richest contract ever?

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Here's what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told PFT Live at the Scouting Combine on the question of when contract talks will commence with Wilson, whose current deal expires at the end of the 2019 season: “That effort's ongoing, now, you know? We have a tremendous relationship with Russ and he's been an incredible part of our club and like I said, the community, all aspects of the league, all aspects of sports around the country, he's an extraordinary factor. And we like to celebrate the years that he's had with us with continuing more years and putting it all together.

K.J. Wright thought he was gone from the Seahawks

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright has spent eight years with the team. “I thought '[I'm] toast,'” Wright told KJR, via the Tacoma News-Tribune, regarding his reaction to the re-signing of linebacker Mychal Kendricks by the team. “I honestly thought I was leaving,” Wright said.

Reports: Saints C Unger retiring after 10 seasons

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

New Orleans Saints center Max Unger retired Saturday in a surprising development, multiple outlets reported. Unger, who turns 33 next month, completed his 10th NFL season and earned his third Pro Bowl selection in 2018. With his help, New Orleans ranked third in the league last year in scoring at 31.5 points per game and Drew Brees was only sacked 17 times, fewest of any quarterback in the NFL with at least 10 starts.