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  1. 2017 Off-Season Thread
  • Elway followed Seahawks' model with Broncos' D

    ESPN 710 Seattle "When the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50 with a defense-laden team just two years after being ripped in Super Bowl XLVIII by a Seahawks squad led by a similarly suffocating defense, it seemed like more than a coincidence. After all, the Broncos team that fell 43-8 to the Seahawks was..." February 19

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Lofa Tatupu won’t return as Seahawks assistant linebackers coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks’ coaching staff will have several new faces next season. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Lofa Tatupu will also not return as the team’s assistant linebackers coach. Tatupu had a been a part of the coaching staff the last two seasons under head coach Pete Carroll..." February 14

  • Report: Seahawks dismiss running backs coach Sherman Smith

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks will replace running backs coach Sherman Smith with Chad Morton, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported Monday evening. Smith had been the team’s running backs coach since 2009. He was an original Seahawk, having played running back for the team from 1976-83. He coached in the..." February 14

  • Seahawks DE Cliff Avril says he had surgery

    Sporting News "Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is fresh off his first Pro bowl season, but he will now be focused on recovery for a couple months. Avril said on social media Tuesday that he underwent successful surgery conducted by Dr. William C. Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, who..." February 14

  • NFL issues Seahawks warning, but no other penalty, for Richard Sherman injury situation

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks have received a warning from the NFL, but will get no other penalty, after the league reviewed the circumstances of how the team handled disclosing an injury to cornerback Richard Sherman, according to a report Tuesday from Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. That jibes with an..." February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Byron Maxwell says Miami Dolphins’ DBs can reach Seattle’s ‘Legion’ level

    Palm Beach Post "Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell is ready to lower the boom. Maxwell, appearing at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge on Friday night, knows all about Seattle’s vaunted “Legion of Boom” secondary, having spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks. But as Maxwell turns his attention to his..." February 12

  • Michael Bennett calls off Israel trip, accuses Israeli government of using him

    Seattle Times "Seahawk defensive end Michael Bennett, who was scheduled to be one of 11 NFL players to visit Israel next week as part of a goodwill tour sponsored by the Israeli government, has decided not to make the trip, apparently over concerns that his involvement would be construed as approving the..." February 11

  • Seahawks sign K Blair Walsh

    USA Today "The Seattle Seahawks are giving Blair Walsh a shot at redemption. The 27-year-old kicker, who was cut after nine games during a horrific 2016 season for the Minnesota Vikings, could wind up replacing Steven Hauschka, Seattle's most prominent free agent. Walsh missed four of 19 extra-point..." February 09

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Russell Wilson on Super Bowl: ‘I’m coming for you 52’

    Sportsnaut "Now that Super Bowl LI is in the bag and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have once again cliched the title, it’s time to envision which two teams might play in next year’s title game. It appears Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson already has this covered. Looks like a date. Wilson has..." February 06

  • Seahawks won't be severely punished for not disclosing Richard Sherman injury

    USA Today "After it was revealed that cornerback Richard Sherman had been playing with a significant knee injury without being listed on the injury report, the Seattle Seahawks were expected to face potential loss of draft picks and money as a result. But it looks like they’ll be escaping any significant..." February 05

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Russell Wilson: Trump may not last four years in the White House

    ESPN "During a Facebook Live video, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson questioned whether President Donald Trump will be able to last four years in the White House. "We go to the LAX airport, and there’s people all over the place fighting for their lives and protesting," Wilson said. "All..." February 01

  • Richard Sherman: NFL should pay us a full game check for the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Most Pro Bowlers make far less money for the Pro Bowl than they make for a typical regular season game. Richard Sherman thinks that’s a problem. The losing players in the Pro Bowl make $30,000 and the winning players make $61,000. Not bad for a week’s work for most people, but that translates..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Jimmy Graham opens up on long road back to Pro Bowl after near career-ending injury

    Sporting News "For elite players, a Pro Bowl selection can almost be taken for granted. That isn’t the case for Jimmy Graham — especially after the Seahawks tight end was told his NFL career was likely over after suffering a ruptured patella tendon during the 2015 season. “All the doctors, all the..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Cliff Avril doesn’t want “credit” for injuring Tony Romo

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It was Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril who set the wheels in motion for a season of surprising change and success in Dallas. It was his hit on quarterback Tony Romo during the third preseason game, resulting in a fracture bone in his back and the subsequent emergence of rookie quarterback..." January 27

  • John Schneider says Seahawks weren’t malicious in not disclosing Richard Sherman injury

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks general manager John Schneider feels his team didn’t do anything wrong by failing to list a knee injury for Richard Sherman on their injury report this season. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Sherman played with an undisclosed MCL injury during the season that wasn’t made public via..." January 27

  • Seahawks assistant coach Rocky Seto leaving team to join ministry

    Seattle Times "Seahawks assistant coach Rocky Seto, who for the past two seasons has been the assistant head coach for defense, has left the team to enter the ministry, the team has confirmed. Seto has worked as an assistant for head coach Pete Carroll since Carroll’s first year at USC in 2001. Seto held..." January 26

  • Sherman: 'Foolishness' to consider punishing Seahawks for injury report

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is considering stripping the Seahawks of a draft pick for failing to list cornerback Richard Sherman on their injury report while he battled a knee injury last season. Unsurprisingly, Sherman isn’t happy about that. Sherman told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that it’s “foolishness” for the..." January 25

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22

  • Veteran OT J’Marcus Webb Suspended Four Games

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that veteran OT J’Marcus Webb has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for an undisclosed violation. Webb, 28, is a former seventh-round pick of the Bears back in 2010. He spent three years in Chicago before he was waived and later claimed off..." January 21

  • Pete Carroll concerned with C.J. Prosise’s durability

    Pro Football Talk "Seattle’s season came to an end on Saturday before running back C.J. Prosise could return from a fractured scapula that wiped out the second half of his rookie season with the Seahawks. The broken shoulder-blade was the fourth injury that caused Prosise to miss time since being drafted in May...." January 19

  • Seahawks Could Lose 2nd Round Pick For Not Disclosing Sherman Injury

    Real GM Football "The Seattle Seahawks could be penalized a second round pick by the NFL for failing to disclose Richard Sherman's knee injury. Sherman revealed after the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs that he played the second half of the season with an MCL injury." January 19

  • Did Future Really Send Baby Future a Falcons Jersey After Seahawks Loss?

    Complex "Future stirred up the pot on Saturday when he showed up at the Georgia Dome to cheer on his hometown team, the Atlanta Falcons, in their divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. But Future may have saved his petty pièce de résistance for after the Falcons' 36-20 victory over the..." January 19

  • Seahawks reportedly set to sign cornerback Perrish Cox to add depth in secondary

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks are expected to sign veteran cornerback Perrish Cox, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of, to add depth in the wake of a knee injury to DeShawn Shead. Cox has played seven seasons in the NFL and was with the Seahawks for two games late in the 2013 season when he was..." January 19

  • Seahawks Unlikely To Be Active In Free Agency

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks are projected to enter the free agent period with nearly $35MM in available cap space, but head coach Pete Carroll told reporters today that Seattle isn’t inclined to spend on the open market, according to Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times. “I don’t think that way,” Carroll said...." January 18

  • Pete Carroll had 'big meeting' with Richard Sherman about season's regrets

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered an interesting response this week when asked for his biggest regret from the 2016 season. "Probably the biggest regret is that we showed some bad expressions and stuff on the sidelines," Carroll said on the "Brock and Salk" show on 710 ESPN..." January 18

  • Jimmy Graham, K.J. Wright join Pro Bowl roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks won’t be playing this weekend. Two more of them will be playing the following weekend. Unless they finagle a way out of it. The Seahawks have announced that tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker K.J. Wright have been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. Graham replaces Washington..." January 17

  • Pete Carroll on emotional outbursts: ‘We don’t need those distractions’

    Seattle Times "A season that ended too soon for coach Pete Carroll also finished in a manner he didn’t really like — with Seahawks players visibly displaying their frustration with a few tiffs on the field against the Falcons, and in one notable instance in the locker room afterward at a reporter. And Monday,..." January 17

  • NFL looking into failure to disclose Richard Sherman injury

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to the Seahawks failing to disclose the in-season knee injury to cornerback Richard Sherman, they weren’t caught with a hand in the cookie jar. They admitted after successfully fleeing the scene that they had taken cookies and eaten them. And now the NFL, which initially had no..." January 17

  • Seahawks don’t plan to spend big on offensive line help

    Seattle Times "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll met with the media for his final press conference of the 2016 season. Here are a few takeaways: Don’t expect the Seahawks to spend big on the offensive line in free agency. At least not according to Carroll. The Seahawks spent by far the least amount of money in..." January 17

  • Will Jimmy Graham be back with the Seahawks in 2017?

    ESPN "Pete Carroll gave a strong indication Monday that Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham will be back with the team for the 2017 season. "I thought Jimmy had a terrific year," Carroll said. "He was explosive. He was dynamic. He blocked like he's never blocked before. He became a factor on the..." January 17

  • Pete Carroll admits to injury-reporting violation

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll accidentally wandered into quicksand on Monday during a radio appearance, admitting that cornerback Richard Sherman played for much of the year with an MCL injury to his knee that never was disclosed. At his end-of-season press conference conducted later in the day,..." January 17