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Sidney Rice has retired from the NFL after seven seasons.

Rice is just 27 years old, and theoretically should be in the prime of his career. But Rice has missed a total of 31 games in his seven seasons. He's reportedly retiring because of a history of concussions. Rice was knocked out a number of times in his playing career and also was trying to return from a torn ACL. What once looked like a promising career after an 83-catch, 1,312-yard, 8-touchdown 2009 season with the Vikings has ended in sad fashion. Rice caught a total of 243 passes for 3,592 yards and 30 scores. He went to one Pro Bowl.
Jul 23 - 3:59 PM

DUI charges against Seahawks FB/RB Spencer Ware have been dismissed.

The 2013 sixth-round pick was popped for DUI in January. On Friday, a judge ruled the arresting officer "lacked reasonable suspicion of DUI at the time he initiated the traffic stop." A favorite of Rookie Scouting Portfolio's Matt Waldman coming out of LSU, Ware figures to see more carries this preseason after spending last year at fullback. He's a deep sleeper in a deep backfield.
Jul 21 - 3:14 PM

According to the Seattle Times, Christine Michael's work at spring practices "did nothing to quell the idea he will get regular carries this season."

C-Mike saw increased first-team practice reps with Marshawn Lynch holding out. The Times believes Michael has "a chance to earn a much larger role this season," which would come at Lynch's expense. Michael is still no more than a handcuff pick in fantasy leagues, albeit one with a ton of upside if Lynch broke down. Lynch is 28 years old with 1,002 carries over his last three seasons.
Jul 20 - 2:55 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount considers Sidney Rice the "odd man out" at receiver entering training camp.

Blount left Rice off his initial 53-man roster projection. Rice doesn't contribute on special teams and has lost a considerable amount of explosion after numerous injuries. If he's not a top-three receiver, Rice doesn't bring much to the team. He's competing with rookie Kevin Norwood and special teamer Ricardo Lockette for a roster spot. Rice brings zilch to the table in terms of fantasy value.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 11:33 AM

The Seattle Times guesses Marshawn Lynch could lose 45-50 carries in 2014.

Lynch averaged 18.8 carries per game last season to finish with 301 totes. Beat writer Bob Condotta's "guess" is that average could fall into the 15-16 range. Extrapolate that out over 16 contests, and Lynch is looking at losing 52 carries if we put the needle at 15.5 carries per game. Those rushes will likely go to Christine Michael, who's expected to be a "regular part of the offense" in 2014. This won't be a true committee, but more of a lightening of the load for Beast Mode. Michael needs to be drafted in all redraft leagues and will likely explode in 2015 for Dynasty purposes. Lynch is still a locked-in borderline RB1/2 for 2014.
Jul 16 - 4:14 PM

Percy Harvin is penciled in as the Seahawks' kickoff returner.

Harvin won't be a volume receiver in the Seahawks' run-first scheme and committee-style passing attack. So unleashing his unique running skills as a returner (28.1 yard average, five touchdowns on 115 career kickoff returns) makes plenty of sense. The problem for non-return-yardage fantasy owners is that Harvin will be exposing his fragile body to hits on plays we won't even be getting points for. He's a dicey WR2/3 fantasy pick.
Jul 14 - 7:51 AM

Seahawks SLB Bruce Irvin said his surgically repaired hip feels "100 times better."

Irvin didn't say anything about his status for training camp, but at least we know he's had no setbacks. If the 2012 first-rounder can get back on the field sometime in August, he'll compete for snaps at strongside linebacker with K.J. Wright, Malcolm Smith and O'Brien Schofield.
Jul 14 - 7:47 AM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said LT Russell Okung could be entering his final year in Seattle unless he shows he can stay healthy.

Set to count $7.28 million against the 2015 cap, Okung is one of many tough, salary-cap decisions the Seahawks have on the horizon. He has missed 19 games due to injury in his four-year career, and was sidelined during spring practices recovering from foot surgery. Okung has been solid when healthy, but he needs to stay on the field to justify his cap number.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 3 - 8:58 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said Marshawn Lynch could be entering his final season in Seattle.

The writing appears to be on the wall. With Russell Wilson due a huge extension, Lynch's $9 million cap hit in 2015 could be too much for Seattle to swallow, especially with an elite talent like Christine Michael waiting in the wings. With 987 carries over the past three years, there is also the possibility Lynch's body begins to break down as soon as this season. Lynch will be the starter this year, but his future in Seattle is in doubt.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 3 - 8:30 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he was worried DT Jesse Williams was "done" after last season.

Williams battled chronic knee issues as he came out of Alabama last year, landing on injured reserve before his rookie NFL season even started. But he's rehabbed hard, and now Carroll believes he'll be able to battle for a roster spot behind Kevin Williams and Brandon Mebane.
Jun 30 - 11:38 AM

Seahawks LG James Carpenter confirmed he's down to 327 pounds.

Carpenter has struggled with conditioning throughout his career, but reported to minicamp in "great shape" and has received positive reports this offseason. Seattle declined Carpenter's 2015 option, so he has a chance to reestablish his value in a contract year. Carpenter managed to stay healthy for all 16 games for the first time last season. He's the favorite to start at left guard over Alvin Bailey.
Jun 28 - 8:13 PM

Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei reports Seahawks rookie DE Cassius Marsh will be used at both three- and five-technique.

"The plan for Marsh in Seattle is to bulk him up to about 275 pounds," said Pompei. "And he is likely to line up as a 5-technique on first and second downs and as a 3-technique on nickel downs." Marsh is currently penciled in as Michael Bennett's backup, but he reportedly put on a show during spring practice and could earn a bigger role during training camp. Marsh has a shot to be an early contributor despite Seattle's depth along the defensive line.
Jun 28 - 1:23 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tony McDaniel will replace Red Bryant at five-technique defensive end.

McDaniel is similarly big, long (6'7/320), and difficult to move, and his 2013 performance suggests he could be an upgrade on Bryant versus the run. In Seattle's 4-3 under scheme, "five technique" is a pure run-stopping position, where the player occupies blocks and sets the edge. The Seahawks will get pass rush from Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, and Kevin Williams, among others.
Jun 25 - 7:58 PM

Percy Harvin won't participate in three straight days of practices during training camp.

Harvin is completely healthy and says he feels the best he has since high school. But the Seahawks know he's a fragile piece that has participated in three of his teams' last 25 games. They'll wisely aim for preservation during camp and then unleash Harvin as a dynamic YAC player in the regular season.
Jun 23 - 11:40 AM

Former Seahawks FB Michael Robinson confirmed Marshawn Lynch still wants a raise despite reporting to last week's mandatory minicamp.

Robinson has often been the spokesman for the reserved Lynch. "The guy has been the face of this franchise since the day he stepped in that door, it's been Beast Mode. ... And he's just like 'I just want to be paid like it,'" Robinson said. Lynch has watched Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas sign new contracts totaling $103 million this offseason and his window to get paid is closing, but he simply has no leverage. 28-year-old running backs with a $5M base salary and elite talents behind them (Christine Michael) don't get new deals.
Jun 23 - 11:23 AM


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