Seahawks Rumors & News

  • Seahawks' Baldwin calls out Goodell after congressional report

    The Score "A U.S. congressional report, obtained by Outside the Lines, concluded that the NFL attempted to influence a government study on football and brain disease. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was the first player to issue a response Monday, directing his call for change to league..." May 23

  • Seahawk Michael Bennett: Winning another Super Bowl more important than contract issues this off-season

    Seattle Times "A year ago at this time, Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett was contemplating a training camp holdout in search of a new contract. Now, with his contract situation the same but after a season in which he added only more evidence to back up his contention that he has outplayed the..." May 22

  • Seahawks' Sherman won't rule out possible Lynch return

    NFL.com "Even those who claim to know former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch don't actually know him, which made the question posed by NFL Media's Michael Robinson to Seattle corner Richard Sherman very interesting. Will Beast Mode remain retired? "I don't put anything past him," Sherman said at..." May 22

  • Seahawks DE Michael Bennett 'feeling really defensive MVP-ish'

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is coming off a career season in which he notched 10 sacks and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. In 2016, he's setting his sights even higher. "I'm feeling really defensive MVP-ish right now, the way I've been training, the way that my body..." May 21

  • Seahawks' Bennett rips Bradford

    TSN "Seattle Seahawks DE Michael Bennett and Sam Bradford have something in common. They would each like their current situations with their teams to be improved, in one way or another. But Bennett said Bradford went about his complaints the wrong way. "I listened to Sam Bradford again. I just..." May 20

  • Doug Baldwin says contract talks with Seahawks could begin ‘shortly’

    Seattle Times "It’s widely expected that Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin will get a contract extension sometime before the beginning of the 2016 season, which is the last on his current three-year deal. And during an appearance on NFL Total Access on the NFL Network Thursday, Baldwin indicated that discussions..." May 20

  • Ex-teammate Michael Bennett thinks Marshawn Lynch is retired "for right now."

    Seattle Times "Seahawk defensive lineman Michael Bennett continued his run of media appearances this week promoting events for his foundation this weekend with a stint on The Rich Eisen Show Thursday. It was predictably entertaining as Bennett touched on the future of the Seahawks, his own future with the..." May 20

  • Seahawks Rookie Says He Would Stop Listening to Future If Russell Wilson Asked

    Complex "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is engaged to Ciara, Future's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son. As you've surely heard, Future doesn't like Wilson very much. Though Ciara has tried to get Future and Wilson to talk, the 32-year-old Atlanta hip-hop artist is not..." May 19

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Why those ruffled by Russell Wilson’s embellished commencement speech miss the point

    Seattle Times "Give Russell Wilson 15 yards for poetic license, or as it’s known in North Carolina, illegal use of embellishment. But you’ve got to give the guy credit: He knows a good narrative when he lives it. For a commencement speech that’s garnering as much attention — positive and negative — as..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Pete Carroll calls for more support for retiring NFL players

    Sportress of Blogitude "Pete Carroll utilized the unfortunate retirement of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette as an opportunity to argue that the NFL teams have to do more to support players upon and after their retirement from the NFL, saying it’s critical to make sure players find a purpose in life when..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Seahawks sign Khairi Fortt, waive Christian French

    Field Gulls "The Seahawks have signed free agent linebacker Khairi Fortt (pronounced ky-REE), and have released rookie linebacker Christian French to make room. French was released with an injury designation so if he clears waivers he will be added to the Seahawks' injured reserve list. Fortt has played for..." May 16

  • Seahawks' Baldwin isn't worried about contract extension

    The Score "Doug Baldwin co-led the NFL in receiving touchdowns last season, but he insists that he's not worried about a contract extension, entering the final year of his current deal. The Seattle Seahawks' wide receiver was one of the most dominant players at his position during the second half of the..." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Russell Wilson on NC State departure: Coach told me to 'give it up'

    CBS Sports "Russell Wilson's transfer from NC State to Wisconsin came after coach Tom O'Brien chose to go with Mike Glennon over Wilson as the Wolfpack's starting quarterback heading into the 2011 season. This we have known for years. O'Brien has discussed his decision in the past, but Wilson had remained..." May 15

  • Russell Wilson to grads: Don't throw INT late in Super Bowl

    ESPN "Not long into his commencement address at the University of Wisconsin, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson poked fun at himself for the biggest interception in Super Bowl history. "Of course, I'm also here to share some things I've learned," Wilson said. "Things like, if you're dating a..." May 14

  • Richard Sherman's vote for best NFL QB doesn't go to Russell Wilson

    CBS Sports "The offseason is always a a great time to have a debate and one of the most popular NFL debates every year seems to be: Who's the best active starting quarterback? Now that Peyton Manning's retired , there's not really much of a debate: Even Rob Gronkowski and Richard Sherman agree on the..." May 13

  • Marshawn Lynch hasn’t filed retirement papers

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, the Seahawks finally placed running back Marshawn Lynch on the reserve-retired list. This caused many to assume that Lynch finally had filed his retirement papers. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lynch hasn’t. Moreover, Lynch has had no direct communication with the..." May 13

  • Seahawks GM: Michael Bennett not 'fine' with current deal

    NFL.com "Michael Bennett still wants a pay raise. The Seattle Seahawks pass rusher is currently sitting out voluntary workouts in hopes the team will re-do his contract. General manager John Schneider told Pro Football Talk on Wednesday he doesn't get the sense Bennett is happy with the four-year, $32..." May 12

  • Seahawks GM: “It seems like” Marshawn Lynch is truly done with football

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks G.M. John Schneider joined Wednesday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio for a wide-ranging discussion that touched on a variety of topics (then again, that’s sort of implied within the “wide-ranging” label). Among other things (again, “wide-ranging), the discussion addressed whether..." May 12

  • Seahawks’ press conference Thursday is Ricardo Lockette announcing his retirement

    Tacoma News Tribune "Ever since he got crunched and was lying unconscious on the field outside Dallas six months ago, Ricardo Lockette’s career has been in serious doubt. Now it is over. The News Tribune confirmed Wednesday that the press conference the Seahawks called for Lockette on Thursday afternoon at team..." May 12

  • Ricardo Lockette to announce retirement Thursday

    Pro Football Talk "Former Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, who suffered serious neck injuries last November stemming from a blindisde hit he took during a game in Dallas, will announce his retirement on Thursday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Lockette will announce his retirement. The..." May 11

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson adding a new job title: commencement speaker

    Seattle Times "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to college Saturday in a new role, giving the spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin. Wilson attended Wisconsin for his final season of college in 2011-12, but as a press release announcing his speaking engagement notes, he was..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Seahawks' Carroll pleased with rookie minicamp

    Seattle Times "Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll liked what he saw from his rookies. The Seahawks concluded their three-day rookie minicamp Sunday at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, and Carroll had positive things to say about what he saw from the participants. “Gosh, we had a real good three days,”..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Seahawks moving Justin Britt to center

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks would like to have better offensive line play this season and they’re shuffling pieces around this offseason in hopes of getting it. Garry Gilliam is moving from right tackle to left tackle and offensive line coach Tom Cable says that Justin Britt will be kicking over a spot from..." May 08

  • Germain Ifedi starts out at right guard during Seahawks' rookie camp

    ESPN "Music blared from the speakers at the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility Friday afternoon, but there was no dancing. Normally, Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett keep things loose between reps, but they were not in attendance. This was the first day of rookie minicamp, and a..." May 07

  • Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin is just an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot, so maybe he shouldn’t be compared to a star like Russell Wilson just yet. But coach Pete Carroll is doing it anyway. Carroll said as the Seahawks opened rookie minicamp on Friday that he sees a lot of..." May 07

  • Smash Mouth doesn't think Marshawn Lynch is Hall of Fame worthy

    The Score "The "Beast Mode" era in Seattle officially came to an end Thursday when the Seahawks placed Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list. The NFL tweeted a link to a discussion of whether Lynch is worthy of being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which elicited a strong response from the band..." May 07

  • Seahawks, 1st-rounder Ifedi agree to terms

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a contract with first-round pick Germain Ifedi, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports, citing a source. It will be a standard four-year deal with a fifth-year option, the same basic contract structure all first-round picks receive under the terms of the NFL's..." May 06

  • Seahawks place Marshawn Lynch on reserve/retired list

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said that the team wanted to place running back Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list before June 1 in order to take the total cap hit remaining from his signing bonus this year rather than split it over the next two. Schneider..." May 05

  • Seahawks want to absorb Lynch's entire cap hit next season

    The Score "Following the retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks would like to get his cap hit off their books as soon as possible. Lynch has yet to officially file his retirement papers as he enjoys post-football life, but Seahawks general manager John Schneider wants him to put..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Seahawks Plan To Place RB Marshawn Lynch On Reserve/Retired List By June 1

    NFL Trade Rumors "Seahawks GM John Schneider mentioned during an interview on KJR-AM (per Bob Condotta) that they do not want to spread out retired RB Marshawn Lynch‘s cap hit to 2017. Many have wondered why Lynch hasn’t officially retired from the NFL, despite announcing several months ago that he was calling..." May 03

  • Seahawks GM: Nobody is going to wear No. 24

    NFL.com "No Seattle Seahawks player will wear Marshawn Lynch's No. 24 in 2016. General manager John Schneider confirmed Monday the team wouldn't be giving out that jersey number. "One of my last conversations with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season,"..." May 02

  • From best picks to the puzzlers, reviewing the Seahawks’ draft selections

    Seattle Times "The seventh NFL draft of the Pete Carroll/John Schneider era at times veered off their previously charted path. As Pete Carroll joked when he sat down to meet the media Thursday night “so this is what a first-round news conference feels like’’ a reference to the fact that the team hadn’t needed..." May 02

  • Doug Baldwin: Seahawks shouldn’t give out Marshawn’s No. 24

    Pro Football Talk "As the Seahawks add a class of rookie players to this year’s team, receiver Doug Baldwin has a request: Don’t give anyone the No. 24, worn by running back Marshawn Lynch. Baldwin took to Twitter on Saturday evening after the draft concluded with a tweet directed at coach Pete Carroll, saying..." May 01

  • Oregon QB Vernon Adams to attend Seahawks rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis

    Seattle Times "Former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams will attend the Seahawks’ rookie mini-camp May 6-8 on a tryout basis, a league source confirmed to the Seattle Times. Adams did not get selected in the NFL draft and did not sign as an undrafted free agent. The news of Adams’ tryout with Seattle was first..." May 01

  • Seahawks ink former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks have had success with an undersized quarterback who dominated the college ranks in the past, and hope history repeats itself with Trevone Boykin. The former TCU star joined the club as an undrafted free agent Saturday in a move that could clear up the murky backup..." May 01

  • Seahawks say Lynch hasn't filed retirement papers yet

    Bleacher Report "If Marshawn Lynch's NFL career is really over, the star running back is taking his time with making it official. Per Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Seattle Seahawks said Lynch had not filed his retirement papers as of Saturday, adding that the team has "prepared for him to do it..." May 01

  • Seahawks' Ryan calls for the end of 'Mr. Irrelevant' tag

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is demanding more compassion during the final day of the draft. The final pick of the event is deemed "Mr. Irrelevant", a label that Ryan took issue with after Kalan Reed was selected by the Tennessee Titans." May 01

  • Seahawks add RB Alex Collins to intriguing young backfield

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks have selected running back Alex Collins out of Arkansas in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Collins joins fellow rookie running back C.J. Prosise, whom the Seahawks drafted in the third round, as part of an intriguing young backfield that already includes Thomas Rawls." April 30

  • Seahawks expect running back C.J. Prosise to fill third-down role

    Seattle Times "The Seahawks have a precise vision for third-round running back C.J. Prosise, and it is a role they had no clear answer for on the roster until they drafted him. The Seahawks wanted Prosise, a Notre Dame running back, to be their third-down and pass-catching running back, a job held in previous..." April 30

  • Seahawks add to backfield with C.J. Prosise in 3rd round

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks have selected running back C.J. Prosise out of Notre Dame in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 90th overall. With Thomas Rawls still working his way back from injury, Prosise could conceivably challenge for a significant role upon immediately joining Seattle's..." April 30

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