Player News - Seahawks

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ESPN's Sheil Kapadia does not believe Marshawn Lynch will return to the Seahawks even if he decides to unretire.

Speculation about Lynch deciding to unhang his cleats has picked up in the last couple weeks, but Kapadia does not think Seattle will welcome him back with open arms. Owed $9 million if he decides to play, Lynch will have to agree to a big pay cut to return. The Seahawks also spent three draft picks on running backs and have Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael returning after effective seasons. If Lynch does decide to come back, it will likely be for another team.
Source: ESPN
May 28 - 10:31 AM

Doug Baldwin expects to open extension talks in the coming weeks.

Baldwin met with GM John Schneider before the draft, but there's been no progress since. After a breakout 14-touchdown 2015, Baldwin is likely seeking at least Mohamed Sanu money ($6M annually). Baldwin lacks the traits of a No. 1 wideout, but has been Seattle's leading receiver two of the last three years.
May 27 - 5:44 PM

Christine Michael has been getting the first-team work at running back with Thomas Rawls (ankle) sidelined at OTAs.

It's expected, but noteworthy. Rawls is still rehabbing a badly broken ankle from late last season, and the Seahawks are hanging on "hope" that he'll be ready Week 1. We've seen over and over again how running back is an ever-changing landscape in the league, with not many guaranteed anything. If C-Mike can build on his productive end to 2015 with a strong summer, he could make noise.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 10:30 AM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (toe) has been a full participant in the offseason program.

Injuries have wrecked the 2013 fifth-rounder's career to date, but Simon is getting first-team reps on defense with DeShawn Shead sidelined. "He’s doing everything," coach Pete Carroll said. "This is a really good look at him, this is the best we have seen him. ... He’s going to have a great, competitive opportunity because he’s put together a great off-season." Were Simon to beat out Shead for No. 3 cornerback duties, he would play on the boundary in nickel situations.
May 26 - 7:48 PM

Seahawks G/C Justin Britt is still getting reps at tackle.

Drafted as a tackle, Britt was a remarkably ineffective guard last season. He was moved to center earlier this month, but the Seahawks apparently want to keep their options open. Britt could end up a jack of all trades for Seattle's alarmingly-thin offensive line.
May 26 - 5:23 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says "retired" RB Marshawn Lynch hasn't contacted him about playing in 2016.

Lynch's "retirement" seems to be written more in air quotes every day, but for now, he's sitting out the 2016 season. Perhaps Lynch will try to parachute in on the year during training camp, avoiding the rigors some veterans come to detest.
May 26 - 5:18 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the "hope remains" that Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon) is ready for Week 1.

Speaking Thursday, Russell Wilson said Graham is "healing really fast," and will be "back sooner than people think." Wilson's quotes are per ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. The Seahawks have maintained a sense of vagueness with Graham's timeline all offseason, but there seems to be some genuine optimism he avoids the reserve/PUP list. Nevertheless, Graham should be considered a late-round injury question mark for fantasy purposes until further notice.
May 26 - 5:13 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the "hope" remains that Thomas Rawls (ankle) is ready for Week 1.

The same is true for Jimmy Graham (patellar tendon). The Seahawks haven't really offered anything new on Rawls in recent months, but it remains notable that they can't guarantee his Week 1 status. Rawls offers mammoth upside as a potential workhorse in a run-heavy offense, but his health is a major question mark. Third-rounder C.J. Prosise and Christine Michael are the next men up.
May 26 - 5:02 PM

Presumptive Seahawks LT Garry Gilliam will be sidelined a "couple of weeks" after having a cyst removed from his knee.

Gilliam sounds like he will be sidelined through minicamp, but ready to rock before training camp. An ineffective 16-game starter at right tackle last season, Gilliam is a major blindside gamble for a team that counts (too?) heavily on its scheme and dual-threat quarterback to mask pass-protection deficiencies. It would qualify as a minor miracle if Gilliam ends up starting all 16 games at left tackle.
May 26 - 4:58 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch "told two ex-teammates that he is still thinking about playing this upcoming season."

Richard Sherman said earlier this month he is not convinced Lynch is retired for good, and Michael Bennett said he thinks Lynch could "make an appearance later on." It is possible Sherman and Bennett are the two ex-teammates referenced in the report. For what it is worth, Lynch's agent maintains his client is not considering playing this season. One of the most interesting characters in the league over the last decade, it is far from surprising Lynch's retirement has turned into something of a circus.
May 26 - 8:48 AM

Richard Sherman isn't convinced Marshawn Lynch is retired for good.

Michael Bennett recently said he thinks Lynch could "make an appearance later on." "I don't put anything past him," added Sherman. "He's about as predictable as a pair of dice. ... You would hope that he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year." The Seahawks placed Lynch on the reserve/retired list on May 5. We don't expect him to play in 2016, but it's not out of the question he gets an "itch" closer to training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 1:35 PM

Seahawks LE Michael Bennett improved his conditioning this offseason by stepping up his workout regimen.

Bennett said he feels "defensive MVP-ish right now." The confidence comes from an exhausting offseason of boxing sessions and swimming up to 30 laps three times a week. "I’m trying to be in way better condition to the point where I don’t ever get tired,’’ said Bennett. The 30-year-old still isn't happy with his contract but doesn't plan on holding out of training camp.
May 22 - 11:47 AM

Contract-year WR Doug Baldwin expects to begin extension talks soon.

"We’ll see how it goes," Baldwin said. "Of course, I’m not worried about it. I’m here working out with my teammates trying to get better for this upcoming season." Baldwin is a fine player, but, going on 28, he's probably never going to be more valuable than he is coming off his 14-touchdown 2015. Of course, the Seahawks know this, as well. The Seattle Times guesses a deal will get done before Week 1.
May 19 - 10:39 PM

Ex-teammate Michael Bennett thinks Marshawn Lynch is retired "for right now."

"He might make an appearance later on, but I think he’s done for right now," Bennett said of Lynch. "I think he’s really focused on his community work. ... I want him to play again, but we’ll see." Lynch's retirement has been fittingly mysterious and kooky, but it indeed appears he won't be suiting up in 2016. Lynch turned 30 last month.
May 19 - 8:36 PM

Disgruntled Seahawks LE Michael Bennett says he won't hold out of training camp as he seeks a renegotiation of his contract.

Perennially dissatisfied with contracts he willingly signed, Bennett is skipping voluntary OTAs, but acted miffed in a radio interview when the possibility of a camp holdout was mentioned. "Why wouldn’t I be at training camp?," Bennett asked rhetorically. "I’ll see you there for sure." Aside from Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks haven't had much luck in contract disputes during the Pete Carroll era.
May 17 - 2:40 PM


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