Player News - Seahawks

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Seahawks hired ex-Colts QBs coach Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator.

It was time for the Seahawks to try something new on offense. It was not time for them to hire Schottenheimer, who has overseen one ineffective offense after another at the NFL level. Some of Schottenheimer's struggles can be blamed on the defensive-minded coaches he coordinated for — namely, Rex Ryan and Jeff Fisher — but he's simply provided zero reason to believe he is someone who should be leading an NFL attack. Throwing out an injured and aging Brett Favre, Russell Wilson will be the best quarterback Schottenheimer has worked with. It's not a good development for Wilson, who has been tasked with carrying far too heavy of a load since Marshawn Lynch's decline and departure from Seattle.
Jan 16 - 6:18 PM

Seahawks hired Ken Norton as defensive coordinator.

Norton coached the Seahawks' linebackers from 2010-2014 and is a "comfortable" hire, reuniting with Pete Carroll. He signed a deal on January 8 to work as the 49ers' assistant head coach/linebackers, but Norton can break that contract for a higher-up position. Norton coordinated abominable defenses in Oakland the past two years. After his firing this past season, the Raiders' defense played better down the stretch under John Pagano. Both of Seattle's coordinator hires -- including OC Brian Schottenheimer -- have been thoroughly uninspiring.
Jan 15 - 5:35 PM

Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane was arrested for driving under the influence early Sunday morning.

Lane was booked at 5:30 AM on Sunday morning and released later that day. In addition to his legal troubles, this incident will likely earn him a suspension from the league. Seattle attempted to trade Lane to the Texans in October, but the deal fell through when the corner failed his physical.
Source: ESPN
Jan 15 - 12:01 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks are expected to hire Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator.

We were optimistic about the future of the Seahawks' offense when reports emerged they were willing to embrace a college-style scheme to suit Russell Wilson's strengths. Instead, Seattle has opted for a proven-failed offensive mind in Marty's son. An utmost example of the NFL's rampant nepotism, Brian Schottenheimer flamed out in previous stints coordinating offenses with the Jets, Rams, and University of Georgia. He spent the last two seasons coaching quarterbacks for the Colts. It's good news for the rest of the NFC West.
Jan 13 - 3:56 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks are interested in Colts QBs coach Brian Schottenheimer for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Schottenheimer has nine seasons of coordinating experience in the NFL, but just one of those offenses finished inside the top-15 in total yards while none finished inside the top-15 in passing yards. Seattle should aim higher.
Jan 11 - 12:15 PM

49ers hired ex-Raiders DC Ken Norton Jr. as assistant head coach.

He'll focus on coaching inside linebackers where the Niners have 2017 first-rounder Reuben Foster looking to stay healthy and become one of the best at his position. Norton is a longtime Pete Carroll assistant who coached with Carroll at both USC and in Seattle as a linebackers coach. His tenure in Oakland as defensive coordinator lasted 2.5 seasons before he was fired in November.
Jan 8 - 6:11 PM

The Seahawks denied the Packers' request to interview GM John Schneider for their general-manager vacancy.

Schneider, 46, has been the Seahawks' GM since 2010 but began his career in Green Bay as a scout from 1993-1996 before returning in 2002 to then land the Seahawks' gig. He's a Wisconsin native, and there's long been whispers the Packers would love to get him back when Ted Thompson moved on. However, Schneider is signed through 2021, and his deal doesn't contain an out clause.
Jan 6 - 10:31 AM

Impending free agent DL Sheldon Richardson expects to return to the Seahawks.

Coach Pete Carroll also expressed a desire to bring Richardson back during his season-ending press conference. "I definitely expect to be back here," Richardson said. "They haven’t threw out a number or nothing but they said they wanted me back so that’s a plus in my book." Richardson only recorded one sack his first year with the Seahawks, but he was a disruptive pass rusher and solid against the run.
Jan 4 - 10:03 AM

Seahawks signed K Jason Myers to a reserve/future contract.

Myers spent 2017 out of the league after getting released from Jacksonville. He'll add offseason depth with Blair Walsh a free agent.
Jan 3 - 5:06 PM

Seahawks signed QB Trevone Boykin, OT Isaiah Battle, OG Willie Beavers, DB Alex Carter, WR Cyril Grayson and DE Noble Nwachukwu to reserve/future contracts.

Boykin spent the year on the practice squad after losing No. 2 duties to Austin Davis. The ex-TCU quarterback will turn 25 in August. He will be in the mix again this offseason, but is unlikely to earn back the No. 2 job he had in 2016.
Jan 2 - 6:12 PM

Speaking at his season-ending press conference, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he would "love" to re-sign impending free agent Jimmy Graham.

Carroll said that's been communicated to Graham. Graham's usage has often been baffling in Seattle, but he's coming off his first 10-touchdown season since 2014. Now 31, Graham did see his yards per catch slip to an ugly 9.12, however. The Seattle Times has reported Graham is unlikely to remain in Seattle.
Jan 2 - 2:53 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll "raved" about DE Dion Jordan at his season-ending press conference on Tuesday.

The Seattle Times believes Jordan will be a "big factor" in how the Seahawks construct their 2018 defensive line. That line is in flux, as Cliff Avril's career is in question while Michael Bennett seems to be being ushered out the door. Sheldon Richardson is a free agent. Jordan, a seeming 2013 draft mega bust, played just 135 snaps in 2017 but racked up four sacks in addition to a number of hits and hurries. 28 in March, he could be a find for the Seahawks.
Jan 2 - 2:35 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn't mention Michael Bennett when discussing his 2018 defensive line on Tuesday.

Carroll found time to rave about Dion Jordan — who played 135 snaps in 2017 — but not Bennett. Following Sunday's season-ending loss, Bennett himself said he did not expect to be back in 2018. Now 32, Bennett tallied 8.5 sacks while remaining an every-down player in 2017, but battled through a number of injuries. The Seahawks would clear just $2.025 million in cap space by cutting Bennett, but perhaps they are ready to move on regardless.
Jan 2 - 2:31 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Pete Carroll confirmed he will return for a ninth season as Seahawks head coach in 2018.

"I ain't going nowhere," Carroll said at a sprawling press conference. There had been (flimsy) rumors Carroll, who at 66 is the oldest coach in football, would retire. The owner of a .621 winning percentage in Seattle, Carroll has made the playoffs 6-of-8 years.
Jan 2 - 2:28 PM

Recovering from a torn right Achilles' tendon, Richard Sherman will undergo a "clean-up" procedure on his left "ankle/heel area."

Sherman is believed to be dealing with bone spurs. The operation comes with a 4-6 week timetable. If that's all Sherman were recovering from, he would be ready for the offseason program. With his Achilles', Sherman will be questionable for the beginning of training camp. Sherman turns 30 in March, and has one year remaining on his Seahawks contract.
Jan 2 - 2:22 PM


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