Player News - Seahawks

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The Charlotte Observer considers Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden names to "keep an eye on" in the Panthers' GM search.

Reporter Joe Person considers director of player personnel Mark Koncz the top in-house candidate. ESPN's Adam Schefter also considers senior executive scout Don Gregory an in-house name to watch. There are only 32 general manager jobs — so candidates will listen — but they will also have questions about the power structure after what seemed like an impetuous firing of Dave Gettleman.
Jul 17 - 2:04 PM

The Seahawks can save $2.2 million from releasing Jermaine Kearse.

Kearse signed a three-year extension last March, but his roster spot isn’t a given coming off last season's regression. With Tyler Lockett on track for training camp and Paul Richardson on the rise, he may not have higher than a No. 4 role. Moving on from Kearse would allow Seattle to get out ahead of his $5M salary in 2018.
Jul 8 - 7:01 PM

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times believes CB Jeremy Lane has a "sizeable edge" in the battle to start opposite Richard Sherman.

Lane was not particularly good as a slot corner last season, but he earned praise from coach Pete Carroll for his work this offseason. He will need to beat out third-round CB Shaq Griffin and Neiko Thorpe for the job. Regardless of if he wins the "starting" job, Lane will be the primary slot corner in sub packages.
Jul 6 - 12:58 PM

Seahawks second-year TE Nick Vannett is expected to play significantly more snaps in 2017.

The Seahawks brought back No. 2 TE Luke Willson on a one-year deal, but after being the No. 4 tight end as a rookie, Vannett is expected to elevate to No. 3 and could even challenge Willson. Both Willson and Jimmy Graham are in the final years of their contracts.
Jul 5 - 1:13 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune believes Seahawks RCB Deshawn Shead (ACL) could be sidelined "well into" the regular season.

Coach Pete Carroll has already said Shead is unlikely to be ready for Week 1. Now it sounds like he's a candidate for the reserve/PUP list, which would cost him a minimum of six games. Third-rounder Shaq Griffin is expected to take Shead's place on the boundary while Jeremy Lane remains in the slot.
Jul 4 - 4:37 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune reports Seahawks third-round CB Shaq Griffin "very much (looked) the part" of a starter in the offseason program.

Griffin split reps with Neiko Thorpe in minicamp, but is expected to get the first opportunity to start opposite Richard Sherman while Deshawn Shead rehabs his torn ACL. Jeremy Lane will remain in the slot. A productive two-year starter at UCF, Griffin lit up the Combine, and has the size (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) the Seahawks prefer in their outside corners.
Jul 4 - 4:25 PM

Russell Wilson dropped over 10 pounds this offseason after modifying his diet.

Wilson weighed over 225 pounds in March, but he recently weighed in at 214 pounds with 10 percent body fat. Coming off an injury-marred season, the renewed focus on nutrition will help Wilson stay healthy while the lost weight will make him even more dangerous as a runner. The offensive line remains a large question mark, but Wilson should be in line for a bounce-back season.
Source: ESPN
Jun 29 - 10:02 AM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta said his "best guess" is Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls will "take a fairly equal share of the basedown carries."

Condotta prefaced his prediction by saying performance will dictate the carry split, but his guess is still notable after the Seahawks paid Lacy like a starting running back in March. Rawls has earned praise for his offseason work, however, while Lacy has been sidelined recovering from an ankle injury. With weight, health, and now workload concerns, Lacy is one of the riskiest early-round picks this year, but his upside could be worth it.
Jun 22 - 11:21 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Jeremy Lane is the early favorite to start opposite Richard Sherman.

"Jeremy has really applied himself," said Carroll. "He sees the opportunity. Across the board, everybody’s evaluation is that he’s really focused, really tuned in, he’s really ready to go for it." Lane is coming off a disastrious 2016, getting exposed as a tackler and grading near the bottom of PFF's ratings. Scheme familiarity and veteran status are working in his favor with Deshawn Shead (knee) sidelined. Rookie Shaq Griffin will push Lane in training camp.
Source: USA Today
Jun 16 - 5:31 PM

Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell said Russell Wilson is "all the way back."

One of the league's top scramblers, Wilson rushed for a career-low 259 yards last season and was mostly confined to the pocket while battling knee and ankle injuries. Now that he's had time to recover, Wilson is looking like himself again. "His throws have good zip and he is showing good command," said Bevell after minicamp. Wilson should bounce back in a big way this year.
Jun 16 - 4:22 PM

Seahawks WR Tanner McEvoy suffered a toe injury that recently required surgery.

McEvoy now has a slimmer chance to crack the 53-man roster after missing the past few weeks with a bone removal in his big toe. With Tyler Lockett, Jermaine Kearse, and McEvoy missing time, third-year WR Kasen Williams has worked with the first team alongside Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson. McEvoy and Williams are competing for one of the final roster spots.
Jun 15 - 10:43 PM

Seahawks signed third-round CB Shaq Griffin to a four-year contract.

Griffin was selected with the No. 90 overall pick out of Central Florida. The Seahawks might need him to start at right cornerback as a rookie with CB Deshawn Shead (ACL) unlikely to be ready Week 1. Griffin will be someone to attack early in the season opposite of LCB Richard Sherman. The Seahawks open the season against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay.
Jun 15 - 6:19 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll reiterated RCB Deshawn Shead (ACL) is unlikely to be ready for Week 1.

"I don't think so, I don't think we'll be pushing that," said Carroll. Shead tore his ACL in the Divisional Round after a breakout season opposite Richard Sherman. Jeremy Lane is markered in as Shead's replacement in the starting lineup, but Lane covers the slot in sub-packages. The Seahawks need third-round pick Shaq Griffin to step up as a starter at the other boundary position.
Jun 15 - 4:14 PM

Seahawks LCB Richard Sherman denies having requesting a trade.

Sherman also said he was "not upset" the Seahawks allegedly considered trading him, adding reports of locker-room division in Seattle are "overblown." Sherman took ownership for last year's repeated sideline rants, admitting he "might have gone over the top." Sherman has two years left on his contract.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 8:24 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes Tyler Lockett (leg) could be "full speed" for training camp.

Speaking Tuesday at minicamp, Carroll said Lockett had made a "big jump" in the past week. Lockett's preseason status is still questionable, but it's looking likely he'll be ready to rock for Week 1.
Jun 13 - 7:53 PM


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