Player News - Seahawks

Date: Team: Pos:

Seahawks signed third-round DT Nazair Jones to a four-year contract.

Jones had an inconsistent UNC career as a two-year starter, earning third-team All ACC in 2016. He underwhelmed at the Combine with 5.11 speed and a 24 ½-inch vertical. Jones will compete for snaps as a rotational run stopper.
May 19 - 7:49 PM

Coach Pete Carroll expects the Seahawks' running game to come "roaring right back" in 2017.

"With the quarterback being a mess and the running back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it," said Carroll of last year's disappointment. "So I think we'll come roaring right back at it." Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise have both recovered from their injuries while free agent signing Eddie Lacy was brought in to take the lead role on early downs. Seattle's backfield looks good on paper but Rawls, Prosise and Lacy all carry significant risk heading into the 2017 fantasy campaign.
Source: NFL.com
May 19 - 3:11 PM

Eddie Lacy's contract includes bonuses for games played and rushing yards.

Lacy's weight incentives have gotten the attention, but he will also earn bonuses for on-field performance. Starting at 800 yards, the bonuses run through 1,200, and are worth a total of $1.3 million. Lacy will also get $62,500 for each week he's on the 46-man roster. It's a smart contract structure for a player with Lacy's history of injury and conditioning issues.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 2:41 PM

Seahawks signed No. 187 overall pick CB Mike Tyson to a four-year contract.

A college safety at Cincinnati, the Seahawks are planning to convert Tyson to cornerback. Coach Pete Carroll recently compared Tyson to former Legion of Boom member Byron Maxwell. Tyson will have a chance to play early.
May 16 - 8:48 PM

Seahawks signed Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil.

Noil (5’11/199) turned pro as a junior after amassing a career 88-1,134-9 (12.9 YPR) receiving line at TAMU, failing to reach 25 catches in each of his final two seasons. While theoretically explosive with 4.45 speed and a 43 ½-inch vertical, Noil’s athleticism didn’t translate to much production in the SEC. He never scored a TD on 60 career return opportunities and averaged only 23.0 yards on kickoff returns. CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler has suggested Noil switch to cornerback due to his poor hands and routes. Noil is also known to have baggage off the field.
May 15 - 6:45 PM

Eddie Lacy checked in at 253 pounds during his first weigh-in with the Seahawks.

The NFL offseason is amazing. Lacy needed to weigh under 255 pounds to earn a $55,000 bonus. The Seahawks want Lacy to be under 250 by the summer and maintain a playing weight of 245 during the season.
May 15 - 12:58 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said second-round pick Malik McDowell will play some defensive end.

"He played inside a lot (in college). He was over the center a lot, and he doesn’t look like that kind of player in our system to us," Carroll said. "We’ll play him at five-technique and three-technique and see how that goes." It sounds like the Seahawks think McDowell can play Michael Bennett's role in their defense. That role will not yield many snaps as long as Bennett is around, but McDowell should be able to help out as a sub-package rusher as a rookie.
Source: ESPN
May 15 - 11:50 AM

The Seahawks are using sixth-round pick Mike Tyson at cornerback.

A 6-foot-1, 204-pound safety from Cincinnati, Tyson is getting a look as a boundary corner in Seattle's Cover 3 scheme. Coach Pete Carroll likened Tyson's skill set to Byron Maxwell's coming out of college. Maxwell primarily played special teams at Clemson, then emerged as a starter at RCB in Seattle.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 3:42 PM

Third-round CB Shaq Griffin will be given a chance to win the Seahawks' starting right cornerback job as a rookie.

Griffin perfectly fits the Seattle cornerback mold with plus size (6'0/194) and elite SPARQ athleticism, but he needs to learn how to play press coverage after rarely doing so at Central Florida. Due to Deshawn Shead's ACL recovery, the Seahawks have a glaring hole opposite LCB Richard Sherman. If Griffin does win the job, he will be someone to attack in DFS.
Source: ESPN.com
May 12 - 8:41 PM

Seahawks signed seventh-round WR David Moore to a four-year contract.

The Seahawks have now signed four of their 11 draft picks. Moore impressed by running a 4.43 at his East Central (OK) Pro Day this spring and has good size at 6'1/219. With that said, he's far from a sure thing to crack Seattle's 53-man roster.
May 12 - 1:45 PM

Seahawks signed sixth-round OT Justin Senior to a four-year contract.

Senior tested as a fourth-percentile SPARQ athlete at the Combine and faces a steep learning curve in transitioning to the NFL. He figures to be a liability in pass protection and may end up moving to guard at some point.
May 12 - 1:43 PM

Seahawks signed seventh-round RB Chris Carson to a four-year contract.

Carson fell to third on Oklahoma State's running back depth chart as a senior and faces long odds to land a spot in Seattle's crowded backfield. Making the practice squad would probably be a best-case scenario for Carson.
May 12 - 1:42 PM

Seahawks signed fourth-round S Tedric Thompson to a four-year contract.

A surprising fourth-rounder, Thompson is a below-average athlete for an NFLer. He's also not the strongest tackler, and has a lack of experience in 1-on-1 coverage. He should be a pure special teamer for the foreseeable future.
May 11 - 6:35 PM

The Seahawks said they are "extremely disappointed" in DE Frank Clark's judgment regarding a tweet he sent to a female Bleacher Report reporter on Tuesday.

The reporter, Natalie Weiner, penned a column on Greg Hardy and domestic violence and referenced a previous column she wrote about Clark's D.V. issue when he was drafted in 2015. Clark lashed out at her on Twitter, saying, "People like you don’t have long careers in your field. I have a job for you cleaning my fish tank when that lil job is ova." He then issued a weak apology before issuing another one. Clark was PFF's No. 11-ranked 4-3 end out of 53 qualifiers in 2016.
May 11 - 9:23 AM

ESPN's Sheil Kapadia considers the chances "slim" that the Seahawks would cut WR Jermaine Kearse.

Kearse had a horrific 2016, catching just over 50 percent of his targets (41-of-80) for 511 yards and one touchdown. The yards were a three-year-low for Kearse, and he led the league in offensive pass interference penalties. He may have to settle into a No. 4 role behind Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, and Paul Richardson. Seattle also used a third-rounder on WR Amara Darboh.
Source: ESPN.com
May 10 - 11:39 AM


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