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CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks aren't making much progress in extension talks with Russell Wilson.

Per La Canfora, the Seahawks are offering a "very strong deal" by their standards, but it would be "viewed as weak" by top quarterback standards. The Seahawks seem convinced Wilson will eventually budge and take something of a hometown discount, but it isn't happening. Wilson will supposedly cut off talks when camp begins on Friday.
Jul 30 - 4:59 PM

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks remain in extension negotiations.

Wilson has said he will cut off all talks once training camp opens Friday. So of course there's "pessimism" that a deal will get done, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Thursday. The Seahawks have reportedly offered Wilson a deal with an average annual value of $21 million.
Jul 30 - 10:53 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor "wants more money" and is considering a training-camp holdout.

Chancellor is already the league's seventh-highest paid safety at $7 million annually after signing a four-year extension two years ago. But he wants more with the guaranteed money on his deal set to wash away next year. With FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) on the shelf for all of preseason, Chancellor may see a window to force the Seahawks to pay him. He just turned 27. ESPN's Jim Trotter reports the Seahawks "have no intentions of revisiting" Chancellor's deal.
Jul 29 - 11:57 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the deal the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson would pay him under $20 million up front.

The deal would be worth $21 million annually, but the up-front money is a sticking point. Cam Newton, for instance, received $30 million up front on his six-year, $118.47 million pact. Still, it's now clear the Seahawks are making progress in contract talks with Wilson. Per RapSheet, "negotiations are ongoing, Wilson hasn't turned anything down outright, and nothing has been taken off the table."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 26 - 2:47 PM

According to Profootballtalk, "word on the NFL grapevine" is that the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson a long-term contract with an average-annual value of $21 million, and "significant guaranteed money."

It's a good start, but not what Wilson is looking for, which is to become the highest-paid player in the league. That requires surpassing Aaron Rodgers' annual $22 million. It's a standoff where Wilson owns much of the leverage, though Seattle has the ability to franchise tag its quarterback each of the next two years. In the end, a deal before Week 1 seems more likely than not. It's makes too much sense for both sides.
Jul 25 - 1:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder surgery) hopes to be ready for the "third or fourth preseason game."

"The hope for Thomas is to be active after starting the preseason on the (active/)PUP list," Rapsheet said on NFL Network. The report comes the same day that ESPN's Ed Werder reported that Thomas' Week 1 status is uncertain. We won't have a good feel for Thomas' status until sometime in mid-August.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 23 - 8:05 PM

Earl Thomas (shoulder) will not be ready for the start of training camp and his Week 1 status is uncertain.

Thomas underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in February. The good news is he hasn't had any setbacks and is making steady progress -- it's simply a long process to recover from this procedure. If Thomas doesn't gain clearance for Week 1, he should be back sometime shortly after. He's been a first-team All-Pro in each of the last three seasons and has never missed a game in his five-year career.
Jul 23 - 11:21 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Seahawks have been working toward a new deal with MLB Bobby Wagner.

With little progress in Russell Wilson's contract talks, the Seahawks have turned their attention to Wagner. A top-15 inside linebacker at PFF the last three seasons, Wagner is seeking $10 million annually. Seattle could have a deal in place for Wagner before training camp
Jul 22 - 7:46 PM

In a poll of 35 coaches, personnel men and former front office executives, only 11 viewed Russell Wilson as a top-tier quarterback.

"Because I think he needs Marshawn Lynch and the defense to do what he has done," one coordinator opined. Another offensive coach said the "bubble is going to burst" for Wilson if the team needs him to throw the ball on a frequent basis. "He is not a [first-tier QB]," a head coach said. "He cannot win the whole thing. Is that why they are not paying him? I think you could make an argument to put him down as a 3, but I would say he is a 2." It's possible the Seahawks feel the same way, as they've so far balked at making Wilson the highest-paid player in the game like he wants to be. For what it's worth, Wilson is a top-tier QB in our book.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 22 - 9:02 AM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung plans to negotiate his own contract when he's a free agent following this season.

Okung will be 28 in October and has been a solid blindside protector (when healthy) for the Seahawks since they took him sixth overall in 2010. By negotiating this pivotal deal himself, he'll save the 3 percent standard commission. "I know my worth. I can look at the market and go directly to a team without an agent and tell that team my worth," Okung said. "And I can do so with confidence because I’ve done my research, I’ve educated myself and I’ve questioned the answers I’ve been given."
Jul 21 - 8:12 AM

Will Blackmon spent OTAs and minicamp as the Seahawks' No. 1 nickelback.

Last year's primary nickel corner Jeremy Lane is expected to start the year on PUP with an arm injury. That leaves Blackmon, a 30-year-old former Jaguar, to get the nod over Marcus Burley. The Seahawks are also replacing Byron Maxwell with Cary Williams on the outside.
Jul 20 - 9:54 AM

ESPN 710 Seattle believes "it would be a huge surprise" if contract-year SLB Bruce Irvin was back next season.

Seattle isn’t expected to re-sign Irvin after declining his fifth-year option. With Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner higher priorities, Irvin should reach the open market. Early speculation has Irvin joining Dan Quinn in Atlanta next offseason.
Jul 18 - 8:14 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports contract-year QB Russell Wilson will not negotiate a new deal once he steps foot onto the field at training camp.

Contract talks will be halted until next offseason if a deal isn't in place by July 30 when the Seahawks report to camp. After that, we'll likely be looking at a franchise-tag situation come 2016. Wilson is reportedly still aiming to be the league's highest-paid player and possibly score a fully-guaranteed contract.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 17 - 8:47 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks and contract-year QB Russell Wilson remain "not close" in talks, and that Wilson wants to "be paid as if" he was a free agent.

Per Rapsheet, "thoughts of a fully guaranteed contract have not left" Wilson's mind. If there was a window for the Seahawks to get any sort of a discount on their franchise player, it has slammed shut. Wilson wants to be the league's highest-paid player, and the Seahawks lack a sensible argument for why he shouldn't be. Wilson is not the league's best quarterback, but mega deals are the reality for any elite signal caller whose time it is to get paid. This is a staring contest Seattle will eventually lose.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 16 - 1:27 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said WR Paul Richardson (knee) could return early in training camp.

There isn't a coach in the NFL with more rose-colored glasses than Pete Carroll when it comes to injury timetables. Richardson is recovering from January ACL surgery. He remains unlikely to be ready for the start of camp. Richardson is a candidate to open the season on the reserve/PUP list.
Jul 15 - 7:11 PM


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