Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Seahawks turned season around after dealing Percy Harvin

    Boston Herald "It was only a few months ago when the Seattle Seahawks were considered a bit of a mess, with a 3-3 record and not many onlookers considering the team worthy of making it to back-to-back Super Bowls. Although the Seahawks players this week did not throw their former teammate under the bus,..." January 31

  • How a failed physical turned into a blessing for this Seattle DE

    New York Post "Looking back, maybe it was not such a bad thing that he never ended up with the Giants. O’Brien Schofield’s Seahawks have another game to play, while the Giants closed up shop more than a month ago. “I look at it now, and it probably was one of the bigger blessings of my career because I got..." January 31

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." January 31

  • Pete Carroll: Seahawks leaving baby decision up to Richard Sherman for Super Bowl

    Yahoo! Sports "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the decision will be up to cornerback Richard Sherman, whose girlfriend is expecting the birth of their baby boy any day now, whether or not he plays in Super Bowl XLIX. "Whenever our players have a personal or family issue that comes up, it's..." January 31

  • Kam Chancellor leaves practice with knee wrapped, probable for Super Bowl XLIX

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor missed the final play of practice Friday after falling awkwardly near the goal line. Chancellor left practice with his knee wrapped, according to Peter King's practice report." January 31

  • Falcons plan to name Dan Quinn head coach on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The worst-kept secret in the NFL will no longer be a secret in a few days. Per multiple sources, the Falcons currently plan to name Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn the new head coach in Atlanta. Quinn, 44, succeeded Gus Bradley in 2013. He came from the University of Florida, where..." January 31

  • Earl Thomas concedes Aaron Rodgers played NFC Championship game hurt

    The Score "Leading up to the NFC Championship game, Earl Thomas was one of several Seattle Seahawks players questioning whether or not Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was actually dealing with a calf injury. But in a blog post reflecting on the Seahawks' playoff run, Thomas says that he now..." January 31

  • Russell Wilson would have been a Dolphin if they hired Bret Bielema in 2012

    Sporting News "Russell Wilson and Bret Bielema went 11-3 during their one season together at Wisconsin in 2011. Wilson had the highest quarterback rating in the nation that year and was third in completion percentage as the Badgers reached the Rose Bowl. So it's not surprising that when Bielema was..." January 31

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    shalise manza young @shalisemyoung

    Carroll said he most admires the sustained consistency Belichick's #patriots have had, mentioning the 10 first-round playoff byes

  • Richard Sherman And Michael Bennett Savage The NCAA "Scam" "Pretty much everything was asked about during the three days of press conferences during Super Bowl week. Few answers were as good as the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett on the NCAA, which Bennett called "one of the biggest scams in America." Sherman highlights: "I don't think..." January 30

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

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    Jack Magruder @JackMagruder

    #Seahawks Carroll will leave decision to CB Sherman if baby birth beckons, then: "I can't wait to see little Petey."

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • NFL: 'Added security' for SB footballs "The 108 official Super Bowl XLIX footballs will receive additional security this weekend amid an ongoing NFL investigation into the inflation of game balls in the AFC Championship Game, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Thursday. "There will be some added security just because of..." January 30

  • Richard Sherman expected to become a father in the next week

    The Score "Richard Sherman has more on his mind than just the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback and his girlfriend are expecting to welcome their son into the world sometime in the next week. Sherman isn't thinking about the possibility the baby could be born Sunday. Not yet, anyway." January 29

  • Seattle Medical Marijuana Dispensary Rolls 12,000 Joints for Super Bowl Sunday

    Complex "As a sign of support for the Seattle Seahawks as they face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, a dedicated Seattle medical marijuana dispensary is rolling 12,000 joints in honor of the team—and the 12th man. According to NBC Bay Area, Solstice has doubled its output, rolling..." January 29

  • Richard Sherman unsure if he'll skip Super Bowl for son's birth "Richard Sherman isn't just preparing for the New England Patriots this week. He's getting ready for the birth of his son. The Seattle cornerback is on baby watch this week. His girlfriend, Ashley Moss, is expected to give birth to their son in the next week. Sherman said Wednesday a recent..." January 29

  • Thomas gets HGH test after shoulder heals

    SB Nation "Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas thinks the NFL's random drug testing may not be so random. Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a dislocated shoulder during the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, but said Wednesday that he's good to go for the Super Bowl and that his..." January 29

  • Seahawks CB Byron Maxwell a free agent worth watching for Saints "From a New Orleans Saints perspective, the guy I’m most interested in watching on Super Bowl Sunday is Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell. Maxwell Although the fourth-year pro is the least-known member of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom,” he’s the only one scheduled to become an..." January 29

  • Seahawks receivers are blockers first, unselfish always

    Sporting News "People at Super Bowl XLIX are once again trying to point out the Seahawks' wide receivers as a weakness. That just comes from ignoring the real strength of their offense. Given what the Seahawks do with their running game -— they average 4.7 yards per carry with Marshawn Lynch leading the..." January 29

  • The Earl Thomas paradox: Seahawks safety radiates love, grace and ferocity

    Seattle Times "“Most people,’’ Earl Thomas explained on Wednesday, “don’t get me.” Of all the Seahawks — Marshawn Lynch included — Thomas might be the most inscrutable. Or at least the most paradoxical. He’s a rugged football player — by acclimation, the best safety in the NFL — who is keenly in tune with..." January 29

  • Report: Marshawn Lynch may still get fined for hat

    Arizona Republic "Marshawn Lynch made his intentions perfectly clear during Tuesday's media day. It was all over social media, going viral in a matter of 130 seconds. "I'm here, so I won't get fined." Well, it turns out that Lynch may get fined anyway, but it would not be for his words (or lack..." January 28

  • Kraft admits he 'handicapped' Carroll in New England

    CSN New England "Robert Kraft's first-ever head-coaching hire has ultimately proven to be pretty good at his job: He'll be coaching against Kraft's team in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. But Pete Carroll's hiring in New England didn't pan out all that well at the time. The team went 27-21 between 1997-99 under..." January 28

  • The NFL confiscated headphones from Richard Sherman at media day

    USA Today "The exchange was innocent enough. Amid the craziness at Tuesday’s Super Bowl Media Day, someone in the crowd gave Richard Sherman an iPad with some headphones. The request? To watch a video and sing along with the beat. That, however, could happen only with one adjustment. An NFL assistant..." January 28

  • John Schneider: Russell Wilson’s next contract presents challenges

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is wrapping up his third NFL season, which means he’ll be eligible for a new contract in the offseason. After making the playoffs in all three years of his career, advancing to the Super Bowl twice and winning more games than any other quarterback through his..." January 28

  • Seahawks DE went from valet to Super Bowl in one month

    Sporting News "Seahawks defensive end Landon Cohen’s motor is always running, whether he’s stopping a running back or starting a Rodeo. Less than one month ago, Cohen was running a valet service with his friends in South Carolina. In a few days, he’ll be on the sideline, and possibly on the field, when his..." January 28

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    So @RSherman_25 says torn ligaments in elbow improving daily and he's finished with treatment

  • Blount not worried about Seattle D "Running back LeGarrette Blount knows the statistics about the Seattle Seahawks' defense and how it allowed a league-low average of 15.9 points per game during the regular season, but he's equally as confident in the New England Patriots' offense. "I don't care about them being the top defense,..." January 27

  • Bobby Wagner: Seahawks “will be ready” for Patriots’ formation ploys

    Pro Football Talk "In the divisional round, the Patriots caught the Ravens by surprise by declaring typically eligible receivers to be ineligible on certain plays. The Seahawks are well-aware of this. And as Pro Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner tells it, the Seattle defense will be prepared for..." January 27

  • Scott Fitterer chooses to stay in Seattle rather than join Eagles front office

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles have been searching for a personnel executive to assist coach Chip Kelly in the front office since reorganizing their hierarchy and moving Howie Roseman out of the General Manager job earlier this month. It’s been a fitful process for the Eagles, who have seen overtures blocked by..." January 27

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    Chris Tomasson @christomasson

    Kevin Williams doesn't rule out that he will retire if Seahawks win Super Bowl

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    Bob Condotta @bcondotta

    Talked for a while with Brandon Mebane. Said surgery on hamstring went well and on should be full oh by April.

  • Browner: Seahawks 'my brothers' "New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner stood by his remarks to ESPN's Josina Anderson about instructing teammates to go after injuries to Seattle Seahawks defensive backs Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas in Super Bowl XLIX, saying it is all in the spirit of competition. "Those are my..." January 27

  • Pats to be smart vs. Richard Sherman "New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Tuesday that an offense can't avoid Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman all the time, but by the same token, "You can't not be smart and just throw at him because you're just trying to throw at him." During the Patriots'..." January 27

  • Kam Chancellor on Rob Gronkowski matchup: 'It's just big-on-big' "After nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane called Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski merely an "OK" player and Richard Sherman disagreed, calling Gronk "pretty good," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has weighed in by saying Gronkowksi has “all of the elements that you're looking for from a big-time tight..." January 27

  • Marshawn Lynch shows up at media day to avoid fines

    Pro Football Talk "A year ago at Super Bowl media day, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch played peek-a-boo with reporters, using a side entrance to make a late arrival and an early getaway. This year, the NFL put him on a podium for a tougher escape, probably as the league’s reminder they set the..." January 27

  • Kraft: Sherman 'very smart marketing whiz'

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft isn't about to start a war of words with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who said Sunday that the Patriots wouldn't be disciplined by the NFL for underinflated footballs because of Kraft's close relationship with NFL commissioner Roger..." January 27

  • Marshawn Lynch finally participates in press conference ... for Skittles

    USA Today "Breaking: Marshawn Lynch finally talked to the media. FINALLY. But why now? Because it was a Skittles press conference, of course. And we all know how much the Seahawks running back loves Skittles. Bask in the glory of Lynch crunchin’ on Skittles — and talking about cat videos — in the..." January 27

  • Pete Carroll explains ‘unpopular’ decision to trade Harvin

    New York Post "It might not look like it now, considering they’re in the Super Bowl, but the Seahawks really did pay a price for abruptly shipping Percy Harvin to the Jets in October. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Monday described the Oct. 17 trade as something Seattle “had to endure,” and the immediate..." January 27

  • Patriots' Brandon Browner says he is going to tell teammates to break Seahawks' Richard Sherman's arm "New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is facing his former team in Super Bowl XLIX in the Seattle Seahawks, the team he suited up for from 2011 to 2013. Speaking to ESPN prior to his arrival in Arizona, Browner was asked about his former teammate Richard Sherman, and the elbow injury..." January 27

  • K.J. Wright: Targeting 'unacceptable' "Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was disappointed to hear that former teammate Brandon Browner said he will tell his New England Patriots teammates to try to hurt injured Seahawks Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl. "I didn't know he said that, but we don't play like..." January 27

  • Jerry Rice: If Patriots win Super Bowl, you have to put an asterisk on it "The dawn of the New England Patriots' dynasty occurred, so to speak, at the feet of Jerry Rice. Or did you forget that Rice, the San Francisco 49ers' Hall of Fame receiver, was a member of the Oakland Raiders and standing mere feet away from referee Walt Coleman when he dusted off the Tuck Rule on..." January 27

  • Tate: 'A little envy' of Seahawks' Super Bowl trip

    Detroit Free Press "There was a hint of jealousy in Golden Tate's voice. The Detroit Lions wide receiver played in his first career Pro Bowl on Sunday, and played well. He caught two passes for 98 yards, had the longest reception of the game, a 60-yarder that set up quarterback Matthew Stafford's first touchdown,..." January 27

  • Carroll: Sherman expressing opinion "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday the team celebrates its players' "uniqueness," and that cornerback Richard Sherman was simply expressing an opinion about the relationship between New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Sunday, shortly after..." January 27

  • Seahawks say Falcons are getting a great coach in Dan Quinn

    Pro Football Talk "Boy, to listen to Seattle players talk about defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, it’s almost like he already has a job or something. Oh, wait, he does, it just hasn’t been announced. The wink-nod reality that Quinn is going to be the new boss in Atlanta (though he technically can’t agree to a..." January 26

  • Richard Sherman: Pats won't be punished "A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes one photo in particular may be worth more. Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the New England Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to last..." January 26

  • Pete Carroll to speak with Marshawn Lynch about NFL crackdown on gesture

    Seattle Times "Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Sunday he plans to talk to running back Marshawn Lynch about the NFL’s plans to penalize the Seahawks on the field if Lynch continues to grab his crotch in the Super Bowl. ESPN reported Saturday that NFL has told the Seahawks they would be at risk of a 15-yard..." January 26

  • Can Shane Vereen exploit Seattle’s linebackers?

    Providence Journal "The Seahawks are as good as it comes in stopping running backs on the ground. But might they be susceptible to running backs in the passing game? Seattle allowed more than 700 receiving yards to running backs this season — 10th most in football. Washington’s Roy Helu, San Francisco’s Bruce..." January 26

  • Edelman on Legion of Boom: 'They're all big, strong, ferocious players' "Standing only 5-foot-10, Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is one of the smaller wide receivers in the NFL. On Super Bowl Sunday, he'll be going up against a Seahawks defense that is filled with big defensive backs. "They're all big, strong, ferocious players. They play in their scheme. They're..." January 26

  • NFL warns Marshawn Lynch a crotch grab will cost 15 yards

    Pro Football Talk "The threat of fines has not deterred Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from grabbing his crotch after scoring touchdowns. But the threat of a 15-yard penalty might. The NFL wants Lynch to know that officials will be on the lookout and ready to assess a 15-yard penalty if Lynch does it again...." January 25