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In an interview with HBO's Bryant Gumble, Russell Wilson claimed the Texas Rangers want him to play baseball.

Wilson added, "I know I can play in the big leagues." Straight out of the John Elway school of negotiation, Wilson's baseball comments are likely just a leverage ploy in his ongoing contract discussions. A .229 hitter in his short stint in the Rockies' minor-league system, Wilson does not have the bright baseball future he might imagine. Wilson will be the quarterback of the Seahawks for the foreseeable future, and the two sides should come to an agreement sometime before the start of the season.
Apr 18 - 11:28 AM

Seahawks re-signed exclusive rights free agent DB DeShawn Shead.

Shead played 93 snaps on defense in 2014. The majority of those came in Week 16 when he filled in for Kam Chancellor. Shead has been a solid special teams player for Seattle, logging six tackles and one blocked punt last season.
Apr 16 - 7:26 PM

Seahawks GM John Schneider declined comment when asked if the team would contractually bar Russell Wilson from playing baseball.

"That's not something I'd get into right now," Schneider said in a radio interview. Schneider was forced to comment after Wilson recently said he hasn't closed the door on returning to the diamond. While it was certainly an interesting public admission, Wilson doesn't have the looks of the next two-sport star. He's going on 27, and underwhelmed during his time in the Rockies' minor-league system. Wilson's baseball "future" is more of a talking point than actual thing for Seahawks fans to worry about.
Apr 16 - 4:25 PM

The Tacoma News Tribune expects the Seahawks to pick up LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year 2016 option.

Irvin graduated from rotational pass rusher to every-down asset in 2014, playing strong-side linebacker on run downs and rushing the quarterback off the edge on pass downs. He finished with 37 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two defensive touchdowns. The Seahawks may not want to make a long-term commitment yet, but they can buy a year by exercising Irvin's $7.75 million option for 2016.
Apr 14 - 9:49 AM

Russell Wilson said he has not closed the door on playing both football and baseball.

There are a lot of holes in this claim. First, Wilson doesn't look like a potential star in baseball. He hit .229 with five homers and 19 steals in 315 at-bats for the Rockies' Class A level in 2010-11. Second, playing quarterback in the NFL is a full-year job -- he can't pop in and out a la Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. And finally, Wilson is in the middle of contract talks with the Seahawks and will likely emerge with a deal that guarantees him an unprecedented amount of money. The team is sure to include a clause that the face of their franchise can't seriously play baseball.
Apr 13 - 7:52 AM

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett says he never requested a trade.

"Man, like I said, they made rumors about Jesus, they’ll make rumors about anybody," Bennett said in a Thursday radio interview. "I never asked for it. I didn’t come to them asking for a trade." Bennett insists "everything is good" between him and the Seahawks. That may be true in general, but Bennett also spent a portion of the interview ripping new teammate Jimmy Graham. There will be a fence to mend.
Apr 9 - 4:18 PM

New Seahawks teammate Michael Bennett still believes Jimmy Graham is "soft."

We're sure coach Pete Carroll is thrilled. "Just because he's on my team, I don't stop feeling that way," Bennett, for some reason, said. "Obviously I'm going to be a better teammate to him because he's on my team. I can't do the things I was doing to him when we were playing him. ... We are a running team, so he is going to have to block and do all those things." Bennett is correct that Graham hasn't always played with the edge required of a well-rounded tight end, but his comments are perhaps some of the most idiotic we've seen all offseason. Part of Seattle's success under Carroll has been its all-for-one, one-for-all mentality. Bennett may want to get with the program with regards to his new teammate.
Apr 9 - 4:00 PM

ESPN's John Clayton expects MLB Bobby Wagner to command at least $8 million annually on his next contract.

Seattle wants to extend Wagner in the final year of his rookie deal. An All-Pro in 2014, Wagner has graded as a top-15 inside linebacker by PFF the last three seasons. The Seahawks will likely wait until after Russell Wilson's contract before turning their attention to Wagner.
Apr 4 - 9:19 PM

Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called contract talks with Russell Wilson "ongoing."

The Seahawks reportedly want to get a deal done before camp. Mid-March reports had an agreement as "very close," but the final steps are typically the hardest. It would be a major upset if Wilson wasn't locked up long-term before Week 1.
Apr 2 - 6:33 PM

Seahawks re-signed DT Jesse Williams.

Williams, 24, didn't generate any free-agent interest after getting waived last month. He's spent the last two years on Seattle's I.R. list with knee injuries. Williams will compete for a depth role on the interior line if healthy.
Apr 1 - 6:01 PM

Seahawks re-signed FB/DT Will Tukuafu.

Tukuafu played 218 snaps as a deep reserve two-way player for the Seahawks last season. He'll compete for a job in training camp this summer.
Apr 1 - 3:12 PM

The Seahawks want to do a contract extension with MLB Bobby Wagner.

Wagner is entering the final year of his rookie contract. He'll have to wait until Russell Wilson's extension gets done before the team turns their attention elsewhere, but Wagner has certainly earned a new deal. He's started 40 games over the last three seasons, dominating against the run and finishing in the top-two of PFF's ILB grades twice.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 8:18 AM

The Seahawks want Russell Wilson's contract extension done before training camp.

Considering there were reports earlier this month that the two sides were "very close," getting it done before August shouldn't be an issue. Wilson's contract is expected to be both lucrative and creative, likely with record-breaking guarantees but a lower than expected average annual number. Wilson is currently still on the four-year, $2.198 million rookie deal he signed as a third-round pick in 2012.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 8:15 AM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said CB Jeremy Lane (arm) will "probably" be out until midseason.

Lane is pretty banged up after surgery on both his ACL and wrist. With Lane out of commission, newcomer Cary Williams will start opposite Richard Sherman at cornerback. Lane played 186 snaps in 2014, receiving a positive grade in coverage from Pro Football Focus. He's Seattle's slot corner.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 29 - 8:40 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll acknowledged at the NFL owners' meetings that second-year WR Paul Richardson (ACL surgery) may not be ready for Week 1.

Richardson's injury is believed to have been more extensive than a clean ACL tear, though the Seahawks haven't released details. Either way, Seattle should consider anything it gets from Richardson in 2015 a bonus. He suffered the knee injury on January 10 and may open this season on the reserve/PUP list.
Mar 25 - 8:04 PM


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