Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Seahawks agree to extension with GM John Schneider

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks and general manager John Schneider have reached agreement on a contract extension, the team announced Sunday night via a Tweet from owner Paul Allen. The new deal is expected to make Schneider among the highest-paid GMs in the NFL, a source tells ESPN's John..." July 24

  • Michael Bennett to Seahawks: Pay me or 'get rid of me'

    Yardbarker "Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still unhappy with his contract, and he’d like the team to do something about it one way or another. Bennett told Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post that he’s tired of being underpaid and wants the Seahawks to pay up — and if they don’t..." July 24

  • Carroll praises Wilson, calls 2016 Seahawks' 'best offseason'

    USA Today "In his first four years in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson played in two Super Bowls (winning one), made three Pro Bowls, earned a massive new contract and became a crossover celebrity, in part because of his marriage to pop star Ciara. But 2016 could be the year the..." July 24

  • Michael Bennett’s contract becomes more glaring

    Pro Football Talk "Even before the 2016 offseason, it was clear that Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett had a grossly below-market deal. Now, with guys like Olivier Vernon, Fletcher Cox, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Von Miller signing huge new contracts, it’s even more obvious. “I just want to be fairly..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Seahawks’ Russell Wilson among those getting paid to use Facebook Live

    Seattle Times "If you’ve “liked” Russell Wilson on Facebook, you may have noticed a recent increase in his posting of live videos. That’s because he reportedly has an agreement with the social media giant that will pay him $200,000 over the next year to use Facebook Live. Wilson is one of a number of..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • Can tight end Jimmy Graham be a consistent difference-maker?

    Seattle Times "With the Seahawks set to report for training camp July 29 (practices begin the next day), it’s time to look at the players I feel are most pivotal in 2016. Call it “16 for ’16,’’ as we count down the 16 most important Seahawks in 2016, unveiling one new player each day until the team..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Why Jimmy Graham's patellar tendon injury has such an uncertain recovery

    ESPN "Throughout the offseason, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has expressed optimism that tight end Jimmy Graham will be able to return and contribute to the offense in 2016. Graham sustained a ruptured patellar tendon in a Nov. 29 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He did some light..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • ‘Growing concerns’ over lack of extension for Pete Carroll, John Schneider

    Larry Brown Sports "The Seattle Seahawks have yet to lock up their braintrust to long-term extensions, and while there is no real panic, there is some concern about that. John Clayton of 710 ESPN in Seattle indicated that there is an increased sense of urgency for the Seahawks to lock up coach Pete Carroll and..." July 17

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Why the Seahawks offense will be better without Marshawn Lynch in 2016

    Fox Sports "For the first time since 2009, the Seattle Seahawks will be without their bruising running back and tone-setter, Marshawn Lynch. The five-time Pro Bowler called it a career shortly after the season ended, riding off into the sunset as one would expect him to: quietly with a simple tweet of his..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Ciara -- Baby Future Calls Russell Wilson ... 'Papa'?!!

    TMZ "Future's worst nightmare just became REALLY real -- his son, baby Future, is calling Russell Wilson ... "Papa," and it seems like a regular thing. Ciara and Russell posted a video on Facebook Live as Russ seemed to be prepping for a TV appearance -- and baby Future came was brought in the room..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls will 'most definitely' be ready for camp

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls said Sunday that he expects to be full go for the start of training camp. "Rehab is going phenomenal," Rawls said before Richard Sherman's annual charity softball game. "Running, cutting, working hard, getting back out there. I'm looking forward to..." July 10

  • Michael Bennett hosts free camp, rips Steph Curry for charging $2,000

    Khon 2 "Michael Bennett takes living aloha to a different level. The Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl MVP defensive end has spent much of his four years living on Oahu to donating his time and wealth to his new community. “That comes from my mom and dad growing up in the community and always giving back,”..." July 08

  • Russell Wilson and Ciara really want us to know they're no longer abstinent

    The Score "Russell Wilson and Ciara made certain that everyone knew they were practicing abstinence before marriage. But with the two stars officially having tied the knot Wednesday, it was only a matter of time before they provided us with the update we (never) wanted." July 08

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • How will marriage affect Seahawks QB Russell Wilson?

    Tacoma News Tribune "If you’re like me, you’re really up a tree over what to get Russell and Ciara for a wedding gift. A toaster is always nice for a young couple starting out. Blender, maybe. A Pro Bowl tackle might come in handy for Russell and would make Ciara’s game-days a little less anxious, but I didn’t..." July 07

  • Report: Russell Wilson and Ciara got married

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and music star Ciara tied the knot at a castle in England on Wednesday, E! News' Lily Harrison reports. Though guests were reportedly barred from bringing cell phones to the ceremony or sharing photos on social media, a few shots of the happy couple..." July 06

  • Brandon Browner Investigated for Alleged Assault ... On Baby Mama's Dad

    TMZ "Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner has been named in a police report -- by a man who claims the NFL star attacked him at an L.A. County home ... TMZ Sports has learned. The Pomona Police Dept. confirms ... cops were called to a residence around 8 PM on Tuesday to respond to an..." July 06

  • Report: Russell Wilson, Ciara to be married in England by this weekend

    Seattle Times "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reportedly will be a married man by the time he arrives for training camp July 30. TMZ Sports reported that Wilson and fiancee Ciara’s wedding is imminent. The couple reportedly is in England, where “they will be married by the weekend.”" July 06

  • Tarvaris Jackson Pleads Not Guilty ... In Crazy Gun Case

    TMZ "NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is playing defense for a change ... pleading not guilty to allegations he pulled a gun and threatened to shoot his wife during a domestic incident last month. 33-year-old Jackson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pointed..." July 05

  • Ciara Concerned Future Might Murder Russell Wilson, Court Filing Reveals

    The Big Lead "Ciara filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against Future in February. TMZ is now reporting the singer is concerned her ex will murder current fiancé Russell Wilson. Ciara filed legal documents outlining threats Future has made, including one instance of gun emojis pointing at football emojis..." July 05

  • Seahawks tried to claim Connor Shaw

    Seattle Times "It was easy to miss an item from the New Orleans Advocate on Friday that the Seahawks were among three teams to put in a claim for recently-waived quarterback Connor Shaw. It was prematurely reported that the Saints had gotten Shaw (hence the interest in New Orleans on this) before it was..." July 03

  • NFL's Tarvaris Jackson -- I Have No Cash ... I Need a Public Defender

    TMZ "NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson -- who reportedly made more than $13 MILLION during his 9 year career -- requested a public defender in his assault case ... claiming he has no cash to his name. It's all laid out in court docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... stemming from a June 24th incident in..." July 01

  • Nate Robinson calls on WR trainer for DeSean Jackson, Odell Beckham Jr.

    ESPN "Nate Robinson is focusing his football efforts on playing wide receiver, and he enlisted help from a trainer who has worked with some of the league's high-profile pass-catchers. Dwayne Frampton flew into Seattle last week for three days of on-field workouts with Robinson at Rainier Beach High..." July 01

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Doug Baldwin recalls humbling start to career after signing extension

    Pro Football Talk "Tuesday’s announcement that the Seahawks and wide receiver Doug Baldwin have agreed to a four-year contract extension didn’t come as much of a surprise given how often both sides talked this offseason about wanting to get a deal done. Telling someone in 2011 that Baldwin would one day ink a..." June 29

  • Veteran DL Cory Redding announces retirement

    NFL.com "Cory Redding is calling it quits. The veteran defensive lineman on Wednesday announced his intentions to retire over Twitter. The 35-year-old Redding enjoyed a long and productive career, logging 13 seasons with the Lions, Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals. Piling up 35.5 career sacks,..." June 29

  • Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin charged with assault after reportedly striking cop in December

    Seattle Times "Seahawks rookie quarterback Trevone Boykin was charged with assault this week in connection with an incident Dec. 31 in San Antonio. Bexar County (Texas) Court records show Boykin will face arraignment Aug. 1. The Seahawks open training camp July 30. However, Boykin’s agent, Drew Pittman of..." June 29

  • Tom Cable: J’Marcus Webb can do something cool for Seahawks

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks saw tackle Russell Okung and guard J.R. Sweezy depart as free agents this offseason in moves that removed a pair of veterans from a line that didn’t impress too many people in 2015. Their plan to replace them didn’t involve any pricey free agent additions of their own. The Seahawks..." June 28

  • Doug Baldwin signs 4-year extension with Seahawks

    NFL.com "Entering his sixth NFL season, Doug Baldwin has already earned his third professional contract. The Seahawks signed Baldwin to a four-year, $46 million contract extension Tuesday that will keep him under contract through the 2020 season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • In Year 2, Tyler Lockett is 'in the middle' of Seahawks' offensive plans

    ESPN "During a team drill at minicamp earlier this month, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett lined up on the right side of the field, opposite cornerback Richard Sherman. When the ball was snapped, Lockett raced down the right sideline, got on top of the coverage and looked up just as Russell..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Former Seahawk QB Tarvaris Jackson arrested for allegedly pulling gun on his wife

    Seattle Times "Tarvaris Jackson, the Seahawks’ backup quarterback the last three seasons but currently a free agent, has been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on his wife, according to a report from WESH.com in Orlando. In a series of tweets, Chris Hush of WEST was reported that Jackson was intoxicated..." June 26

  • Seahawks’ early life without Marshawn Lynch? Play caller Darrell Bevell says “we have so many more pieces now”

    Tacoma News Tribune "So, four months plus OTAs and minicamps after Marshawn Lynch hung up his cleats during the Super Bowl, how is life without the star bedrock of the Seahawks’ offense the previous five years? “It’s different not having him,” offensive coordinator and play caller Darrell Bevell said last week at..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Seahawks’ Russell Wilson draws raves from Pete Carroll following minicamp

    Seattle Times "The focus during an NFL offseason inevitably falls on the unanswered questions, the competition for position battles and new players. But in the eyes of coach Pete Carroll, the biggest offseason story might involve one of the team’s most proven players — quarterback Russell Wilson. As the..." June 18

  • Seahawks' Carroll expects Graham, Rawls healthy for Week 1

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks are expecting to have a full complement of weapons for quarterback Russell Wilson to utilize when the season kicks off in September. On Thursday, head coach Pete Carroll said he "absolutely" expects both tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls to be available..." June 17

  • Seahawks working on a contract extension with Doug Baldwin

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks and receiver Doug Baldwin are working on a contract extension, coach Pete Carroll said on Thursday. Baldwin is entering the final season of a three-year deal signed in the spring of 2014 worth $13 million overall. Some analysts think Baldwin could command $10 million per season...." June 17

  • Report: Giants, 49ers, Seahawks linked to Monroe

    The Score "A market for Eugene Monroe's services appears to be taking shape just one day following his release from the Baltimore Ravens. The veteran offensive tackle is generating interest from both the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, while the Seattle Seahawks have held internal discussions,..." June 16

  • Seahawks' Michael Bennett says he's more focused on Donald Trump than contracts

    USA Today "Like it does for almost the rest of the country, the reality television that is American politics captivates Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. So when news broke yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who played defensive end last season, to a..." June 15

  • Pete Carroll: Nate Robinson's NFL pursuit an 'all but impossible' task

    ESPN "The Seattle Seahawks had ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in for a private workout this week, but coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Tuesday that Robinson faces a major challenge if he wants to get a shot in the NFL. "I think it's all but impossible," Carroll said. "It's as hard as you could possibly..." June 15