Player News - Seahawks

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Seahawks signed GM John Schneider to a five-year extension through 2021.

ESPN's John Clayton reports the deal will place Schneider "among the highest-paid GMs in the NFL," and is expected to pay him around $3.75 million per year. Ozzie Newsome is currently the league's highest-paid GM. Schneider and Pete Carroll were both entering contract years in 2016; a Carroll extension is believed to be forthcoming. In April, Rotoworld's Patrick Daugherty ranked Schneider No. 3 among NFL GMs, behind only Bill Belichick and John Elway. Schneider has been able to mask mistakes (Matt Flynn, Percy Harvin, Jimmy Graham) with elite college-to-pro talent evaluation, plucking Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett in the third round, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in the fifth, and Thomas Rawls in undrafted free agency, among many others. There isn't an NFC team with a brighter-looking present and future than Schneider's Seahawks.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 9:53 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia wouldn’t be surprised if Seattle adds a veteran quarterback.

The Seahawks like Trevone Boykin as Russell Wilson’s backup, but want to see how he does at training camp. Seattle hasn’t been connected to any quarterbacks since Tarvaris Jackson’s arrest. Outside of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Clausen, Charlie Whitehurst, T.J. Yates, and Michael Vick are the top free agents.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 8:05 PM

Thomas Rawls (ankle) isn't expected to see much preseason action.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, who resides in Seattle, Rawls "probably" only will play one preseason game. For a young back like Rawls, that isn't very much tune-up action, but the team isn't going to rush him coming off ankle surgery. For preseason DFS purposes, this looks good for Christine Michael and rookie Alex Collins to get a ton of carries between the tackles.
Jul 22 - 12:32 PM

Michael Bennett remains upset about his contract.

"I just want to be fairly compensated with the top guys in the league," Bennett said. "I’m definitely one of the top five defensive ends." Bennett went on in more dramatic language. "It is never-ending," Bennett said. "Especially when people are getting new contracts every day. You sit there and you’re like, ‘Damn, really?’ I’m just to the point where it’s kind of like, if you don’t think I’m valuable, then just get rid of me." Bennett said in May he won't hold out of training camp, but perhaps he's giving it a second thought. Bennett signed a four-year, $32 million contract of his own free will in March 2014. Coach Pete Carroll says he's sympathetic to Bennett's gripes. "We’re gonna make an effort," Carroll said. "An effort so he remains a Seahawk."
Jul 21 - 2:26 PM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta believes fifth-round RB Alex Collins will compete for "immediate playing time."

Collins' path to playing time would be easier if Thomas Rawls (ankle) was forced to miss time, but it sounds like he will be ready for Week 1 at the latest. That leaves Collins to compete with C.J. Prosise and Christine Michael for a role. Collins' draft slot should earn him the benefit of the doubt, but his college tape left a lot to be desired. He could struggle even if given an opportunity this season.
Jul 19 - 12:21 PM

According to Football Outsiders, Russell Wilson was the most successful quarterback in the league when working from a clean pocket.

He was also the fourth-best quarterback while under pressure, but his DVOA of 86.4 percent was far and away the best when unpressured. PFF's charting agrees, showing Wilson completed almost 73 percent of his passes and compiled a 26-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio when unpressured last season. These stats raise questions about the Seahawks' decision to basically ignore the offensive line over the last several years. While Wilson has been excellent regardless, it appears he could be even better if given time to throw.
Jul 19 - 9:23 AM

A study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine revealed patellar tendon repair is the most difficult surgery for an NFL player to return from.

"Of all the different surgeries that these guys have," ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell said, "those who fared the worst when it comes to rate of return to play and performance metrics like yards gained and touchdowns scored, [it was] patellar tendon repair." Jimmy Graham suffered a ruptured patellar tendon late in November, but the Seahawks have said they expect him to return by Week 1. Anecdotal evidence including Victor Cruz's almost two-year battle to get back on the field suggests that timeline is extremely optimistic, and this study backs up that notion. Even if he gets back on the field, it is not a given he will be effective. Graham is overvalued at his current TE12 draft cost.
Source: ESPN
Jul 18 - 11:34 AM

Seahawks second-round DT Jarran Reed is expected to start as a rookie.

After losing Brandon Mebane in free agency, the Seahawks had a big hole to fill next to Ahtyba Rubin. Enter Reed, who Seattle said they viewed as the best run-stuffing defensive tackle in the draft. Reed did not show much pass-rush pop in college, but he should serve an important two-down role early in his career. Jordan Hill and Michael Bennett will man Seattle's interior in sub-packages.
Jul 16 - 12:32 PM

The Seattle Times reports there's been consistent "buzz" that Tyler Lockett has made "significant strides," and "could become an even bigger factor in the offense in 2016."

Lockett showed rare dynamism as a rookie, and apparently kept his foot on the gas pedal this offseason. Lockett's mouthwatering upside and playmaking ability were evident to anyone who watched him play, but the presence of Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse are still a concern in what's historically been a run-first offense. It's possible Lockett bangs down the door to WR2 value, but boom-or-bust WR3/4 status remains most likely.
Jul 14 - 4:14 PM

In more extensive comments published on ESPN, Thomas Rawls (ankle surgery) assured his recovery has been "phenomenal."

"Running, cutting, working hard, getting back out there," Rawls described. "I'm looking forward to being out there the first week (of training camp). Rehab has been going phenomenal this whole offseason." Rawls said "most definitely" when asked whether he'll be ready for training camp. Rawls suffered a fractured ankle with ligament damage last December and missed all of OTAs. In May, coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks would "ease" Rawls into training camp, also hinting Rawls might be held out of the entire preseason. Seahawks veterans report to camp on Friday, July 29. Beat writer Sheil Kapadia confirms Rawls "is in line to be the Seahawks' primary ball carrier if healthy."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 10 - 4:26 PM

Appearing at a charity softball game on Sunday, Thomas Rawls (ankle surgery) promised he'll be a full go for the start of training camp.

Rawls said he'll "most definitely" participate fully on the first day of Seahawks camp. Coachspeak out of Seattle has suggested Rawls' recovery is behind that of Jimmy Graham, who ruptured his patellar tendon last season. Because Rawls' injury was reported to be not overly severe at the time, his situation has seemed cloudy all offseason. The next step would involve Rawls avoiding the active/PUP list to begin camp, at which point his fantasy ADP would undoubtedly rise.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 10 - 2:52 PM

The Pomona (Cali.) police are investigating Brandon Browner for an alleged assault.

Browner is accused of assaulting the father of his child's mother. Little details are known at this point, but the man filed a police report and said he suffered a hand injury in the attack. Training camp badly needs to get here soon.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jul 6 - 10:58 AM

Seahawks UDFA QB Trevone Boykin has avoided jail time in his assault case.

As part of a plea deal, Boykin pled no contest to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. He's been fined $1,500, and sentenced to one year probation. The Seahawks have insisted Boykin is a legitimate candidate to back up Russell Wilson. Right now, his only "competition" is 2015 UDFA Jake Heaps. It's possible, if not likely, a veteran is either signed or acquired.
Jun 30 - 2:52 PM

Seahawks signed WR Doug Baldwin to a four-year, $46 million extension through 2020.

ESPN's Ed Werder reports it includes $24.25 million guaranteed. It makes Baldwin one of the highest-paid second-tier receivers in the league, and is a nice middle ground after Baldwin exploded for an unrepeatable 14 touchdowns in 2015. Baldwin, who turns 28 in September, is now locked up through his age-32 campaign. Baldwin is the Seahawks' clear-cut No. 1 wideout, but could face a run for his money from Tyler Lockett as early as this season.
Jun 28 - 7:30 PM

Seahawks UDFA QB Trevone Boykin has been charged with assault in Texas in relation to the December incident that got him suspended from the Alamo Bowl.

An intoxicated Boykin allegedly assaulted a police officer. The Seahawks obviously knew of the incident when they signed Boykin in May. Both coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have compared Boykin to Russell Wilson, and insist he has a chance to earn No. 2 duties in camp.
Jun 28 - 6:00 PM


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