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Date: Team: Pos:

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) is practicing in full for Super Bowl XLIX.

Thomas' status was never in doubt, but this confirms he'll be ready to rock against the Patriots.
Jan 29 - 9:40 PM

Seahawks RT Justin Britt (knee) is practicing in full for Super Bowl XLIX.

Britt sat out the NFC Championship Game, but coach Pete Carroll said it was precautionary. A second-round rookie, Britt struggled mightily during the regular season, but played every snap.
Jan 29 - 9:39 PM

ESPN's Mike Triplett suggests the Saints could be interested in impending free agent CB Byron Maxwell.

Triplett is just connecting the dots. He's not reporting he's heard the Saints are ready to make a run at Seattle's right cornerback. Rotoworld's No. 1 free agent corner, Maxwell did excellent work opposite Richard Sherman this season, and gets a chance to shine on the national stage Sunday. Corner is a major need for the Saints, but their cap situation is one of the league's worst. If Maxwell escapes Seattle, New Orleans is an unlikely landing spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 29 - 3:10 PM

The Seahawks have opened extension talks with RCB Byron Maxwell.

An impending free agent, re-signing Maxwell is one of GM John Schneider's top priorities. He's been a major part of Seattle's defense the last two years since taking over for Brandon Browner, and would draw interest from multiple teams on the open market. Maxwell is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner.
Jan 28 - 7:04 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Richard Sherman has torn ligaments in his elbow.

It's the first we've heard of any torn ligaments, but Sherman has continually insisted it's not an issue. Sherman has been practicing in full ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl. Per Werder, Sherman is "improving daily," and "finished with treatment." It's possible we'll learn that Sherman is dealing with a more serious injury than he's letting on following SB XLIX.
Jan 27 - 7:21 PM

Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (hamstring surgery) expects to be "full go" by April.

Mebane tore his hamstring in early November, and required surgery. Now 30, Mebane is due $5.5 million in 2015. That's a steep price for a rotational run plugger who just missed half a season, though Mebane was among the league's better defensive tackles in 2013.
Jan 27 - 3:48 PM

Seahawks DT Kevin Williams is expected to again consider retirement this offseason.

Williams nearly hung it up last offseason before the Seahawks came calling with a one-year, $2.1 million deal in June. Going on 35, Williams played 445 snaps during the regular season, plugging the run for the NFC Champions.
Jan 27 - 3:15 PM

The Seahawks will be penalized 15 yards if Marshawn Lynch makes an obscene gesture during Sunday's Super Bowl.

Lynch has been fined a total of $31,050 for grabbing his crotch following touchdown runs this season. But he hasn't been penalized yet because the officials allegedly didn't see it. We can be certain that if he does it Sunday he'll get flagged as this story has gone national -- which is why coach Pete Carroll said he will speak to Beast Mode about the grab. According to offshore sportsbook Bovada, Lynch is an incredible -200 favorite to score a touchdown against the Patriots.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 26 - 8:37 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will play in the Super Bowl after getting in a limited practice on Friday.

"That’s a big statement that Earl is going to be fine for next week," Carroll said. "He’ll be fine by game time." Thomas played through the injury in the NFC Championship Game, and there was zero chance he would miss the Super Bowl. Richard Sherman (elbow) is also expected to play.
Source: ESPN
Jan 24 - 11:17 AM

Pro Football Talk reports Seahawks DBs coach Kris Richard is expected to land a defensive coordinator job following the Super Bowl.

Richard would be an intriguing in-house replacement for current DC Dan Quinn, who is expected to become the Falcons' head coach following the Super Bowl. He is also a candidate to run Quinn's defense in Atlanta, though that scenario would likely be Richard's second choice. Richard was drafted by the Seahawks in 2002 and has spent his entire coaching career with Pete Carroll.
Jan 24 - 11:12 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider said re-signing impending free-agent RCB Byron Maxwell is "one of our first priorities."

Targeted frequently by teams afraid to attack Richard Sherman, Maxwell has more than held his own as a starter the past two seasons and would find several interested parties on the open market. The Eagles have already been linked with Maxwell, a big, long-armed press corner with the ability to play both outside and in the slot. The Seahawks will have to pay if they expect to keep Maxwell. He is Rotoworld's No. 1 free-agent corner.
Jan 24 - 9:49 AM

Speaking about Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks GM John Schneider said, "I kind of love his act."

It seems the act has not yet worn thin, at least at the front-office level, but Lynch's antics are not why his Seahawks future is in question. Lynch is owed $7 million in salary and bonuses and carries a cap charge of $8.5 million in 2015. That is a lot to pay a soon-to-be 29-year-old running back with a history of back spasms and a punishing running style. That said, Lynch is still one of the best backs in the league, and has been the heart of another Super Bowl run. It would be surprising if Lynch is let go this offseason.
Jan 24 - 9:29 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded to limited in Friday's practice.

Thomas was rested on Wednesday and Thursday after playing through a dislocated shoulder in the NFC Championship Game. His status isn't in doubt for Super Bowl XLIX, but both Thomas and Richard Sherman (elbow) are likely to be at less than 100 percent against the Patriots.
Jan 23 - 4:48 PM

Seahawks WR Chris Matthews was fined $11,025 for making an obscene gesture in last Sunday's NFC Championship Game win.

The fine has drawn attention because of Marshawn Lynch's response on Twitter, but seems warranted, and is unlikely to be reversed on appeal. A blocker and special teamer, Matthews was active just three times during the regular season. He won't make an impact on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jan 23 - 12:59 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) sat out Thursday's practice.

There have already been multiple reports that Thomas' status is not in doubt for Super Bowl XLIX, but his practice reps figure to be rationed. Thomas played through the injury in the NFC Championship Game.
Jan 22 - 7:26 PM


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