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Russell Wilson said he'd "definitely consider" resuming his baseball career were he traded to the Seattle Mariners.

Wilson's MLB rights are currently owned by the Texas Rangers. It's the second time in four months that Wilson has refused to close the door on his baseball career, but it's almost certainly just a negotiating ploy as he angles to become the NFL's highest-paid player. Going on 27, Wilson was good enough to play in the minor leagues, but has never been considered a high-end prospect. He's not going to be the next Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson.
Jul 3 - 1:33 AM

Seahawks NT Brandon Mebane's roster spot appears to be secure.

There was some light chatter that Mebane would be cut this offseason due to his $5.5 million salary and coming off hamstring surgery. But Seattle will keep its interior run-plugger for the final year of his contract. Mebane is expected to be ready for the start of training camp after sitting out much of the spring.
Jul 1 - 8:39 AM

Marshawn Lynch told Conan O'Brien he considered retiring before the Seahawks gave him a new contract that includes $12M in 2015 earnings.

We actually believe the eccentric Lynch, who turned 29 in April. But when the Seahawks "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again," he said. The highlight of Lynch's Conan appearance was when he discussed his trademarked end-zone dive move. "I done got in a lot of trouble for grabbing my ding-ding."
Jun 30 - 8:42 AM

Seahawks LE Michael Bennett said the Seahawks "want me to play five positions but pay me for one."

Bennett continues to tell anyone who will listen that he's contemplating a holdout. That's nice, but the Seahawks just signed him to a four-year, $32 million contract 15 months ago. NFL deals don't get redone one year into a pact and Bennett likely knows this.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 30 - 8:24 AM

In an interview with ESPN, Russell Wilson mentioned $25 million as an annual salary figure.

Wilson continues to engage in subtle yet public negotiations with the Seahawks as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract. "No matter how much I’m getting paid, whether it’s $25 million or $1.5 million. I’ll be ready to go," he said. The $1.5 million number is what he's set to make this season and $25 million would be $3 million more than current NFL leader Aaron Rodgers' $22 million annual average. After the interview aired, Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers wrote the following on Twitter: "I wish he had said $40 million. Then this would be really interesting. #patience #relax #no_deadline."
Jun 30 - 7:56 AM

Coach Pete Carroll singled out Jimmy Graham as a player who stood out during OTAs.

Graham has taken to his new surroundings well. "He’s fit in with the players," Carroll said. "There was some talk about stuff in other seasons and all, that’s become part of the fun. He’s a great addition." Graham doesn't have the same ceiling he once did thanks to Seattle's run-based attack, but he'll be Russell Wilson's top target and a good bet for double-digit touchdowns again.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 29 - 10:48 AM

Doug Baldwin said he wants to contribute as a blocker on special teams.

Rookie Tyler Lockett will be the Seahawks' primary return man on both punts and kickoffs. Baldwin, ever the glue guy, still wants to contribute. "Just helping my team in any way I can to help us get to another Super Bowl," he said. Baldwin remains a low-ceiling PPR option as a slot receiver who projects for 60-70 catches.
Jun 29 - 10:08 AM

In an interview at his annual passing academy, Russell Wilson said he wants to be with the Seahawks a "really, really long time."

While that may be true, Wilson also reportedly wants to become the highest-paid player in the league. To this point, the Seahawks have seemed hesitant to match the request, though that could certainly change as a potential future without a top-five quarterback comes into sharper focus. Wilson is scheduled to make $1.542 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: Madison.com
Jun 28 - 4:22 PM

Seahawks LE Michael Bennett said he doesn't mind "staying home" in Honolulu while he seeks a new contract.

Bennett reported to mandatory minicamp, but it sounds like he's willing to sit out training camp if the Seahawks don't get the ball rolling on a new contract soon. The 29-year-old would face a $30,000-per-day fine for skipping training camp. That's simply too much money to pass up. We fully expect Bennett to cave before camp opens on July 25.
Jun 28 - 10:58 AM

PFT's Mike Florio's "current prediction" is that contract-year QB Russell Wilson won't be with the Seahawks in 2016.

Bold. It's only a prediction, but Florio is in the know and has plenty of sources. The two sides do seem to be pretty far apart on Wilson's value. The Seahawks are offering Wilson a deal in the Cam Newton range, while Wilson wants to be the league's highest-paid player. Florio thinks the Seahawks will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Wilson and another team signs him to an offer sheet the Seahawks are unwilling to match. When push comes to shove, it's hard to see the Seahawks truly letting their franchise quarterback walk out the door.
Jun 26 - 12:26 PM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta expects Jermaine Kearse to remain an every-down receiver for the Seahawks.

Many are calling for more playing for Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews, but Condotta expects him to operate as the No. 3 receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Kearse. Kearse is as streaky as they come as a pure deep threat. His real contributions come in the run game as a blocker on the outside. Kearse played 821 snaps but was targeted just 64 times in the ultra-run-heavy offense.
Jun 26 - 10:20 AM

Sources tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that contract-year QB Russell Wilson is looking to become the highest-paid player in the NFL.

It's not a surprise. In the prime of his career, Wilson is coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, as well as by far his best season. It would be more noteworthy if he was starting negotiations below the "highest-paid" threshold. Going by average-annual value, Aaron Rodgers is the league's top-paid player. His five-year, $110 million deal is worth $22 million per season.
Jun 25 - 4:22 PM

Seahawks DE Cassius Marsh has spent time at linebacker this offseason.

A 2014 fourth-rounder, Marsh played just 71 rookie snaps before a foot injury ended his season. Standing in at 6-foot-4, 254 pounds, the Seahawks had initially planned to bulk Marsh up into the 275 range, but that's no longer looking likely. His athletic profile fits the strong side.
Jun 23 - 9:18 PM

Contract-year SLB Bruce Irvin expects to re-sign with Seattle.

"When I talked to John (Schneider) they told me they want me here," Irvin said. "He's a man of his word, so that stuff will take care of itself." Irvin denies wanting to leave for Atlanta after the Seahawks declined his fifth-year option. With extensions for Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner higher priorities, Irvin remains a candidate to hit the open market next offseason.
Jun 20 - 9:24 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called UDFA RB Thomas Rawls "a real bright spot" during the offseason program.

"I love his style of running. He’s really a head-knocker. He really goes after guys and when you guys get to see him put the pads on you’ll see how physical of a runner he is," Carroll said. "He had a great camp for us. It’ll be really fun to see him when we start playing ball." A favorite of some in the draftnik community, Rawls faces a tough climb to redraft relevance in the Seahawks' loaded running back corps. He does possess some appeal in deeper Dynasty formats, however.
Jun 20 - 12:32 PM


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