Player News - Seahawks

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Seahawks contract-year FS Earl Thomas wants to be traded if the Seahawks don't extend him.

Thomas is threatening a training camp holdout after skipping the entire offseason. The Seahawks haven't made progress on an extension, and there are rumors a trade to Dallas is still in play. 29-year-old Thomas missed time with injuries the last two seasons, but there's been no dropoff from his All Pro form. Thomas is targeteting $12 million annually on his next deal.
Jul 17 - 12:30 PM

DallasCowboys.com's Bryan Broaddus thinks a trade for contract-year FS Earl Thomas is "still in play" for Dallas.

The Seahawks haven't made any progress on a Thomas extension after he skipped offseason workouts. With Thomas threatening to hold out, it's possible he gets dealt before training camp. The Cowboys were in talks with Seattle about Thomas before the draft and are his preferred landing spot. Thomas is going to be an expensive re-sign but would give Dallas an All Pro on a secondary with safety question marks.
Jul 7 - 4:21 PM

Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor announced he was not cleared to play after last year's neck injury.

Chancellor's recent neck scan showed "no healing," and he posted what amounted to a retirement announcement on Twitter. Doctors informed Chancellor he risked paralysis by continuing to play. Arguably the highest-impact strong safety of his era, Chancellor's tone-setting style and underrated cover skills were critical to the dominance of the now-disintegrating Legion of Boom. Chancellor made four Pro Bowls and forced 21 turnovers as a 93-game starter. The Seahawks will turn to Bradley McDougald as their new starting strong safety. Longtime Chancellor bookend Earl Thomas has been the subject of rampant trade rumors, and his future with the team is unclear.
Jul 1 - 7:35 PM

ESPN's Brady Henderson writes "there has been nothing to indicate" the Seahawks will give Earl Thomas an extension this summer.

Thomas skipped mandatory minicamp and threatened to continue the holdout into training camp if the Seahawks do not address his contract, but Henderson reports the two sides are not currently negotiating. A trade could end up being the best option for both Thomas and the Seahawks, but it is unclear if a deal is out there. Seemingly Thomas' preferred destination, the Cowboys had legitimate interest before the draft.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:55 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Brandon Marshall (toe, ankle, hamstring) is expected to be ready for camp.

Marshall underwent toe and ankle surgeries after landing on injured reserve last season, and he sat out minicamp with a hamstring injury. "I'm not where I want to be, not even close," Marshall said of his health, "but my goal is to be in midseason form come camp." Considering his age (34), it is not a given Marshall is able to get or stay healthy, and even if he does, he has not been a good player the last couple seasons. Owed just $90,000 guaranteed, he is not a lock for the final roster.
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 9:29 AM

Seahawks signed third round DE Rasheem Green to a four-year contract.

Green was miscast as a defensive tackle at USC. He'll play most his snaps at five-technique in Seattle and should be an immediate part of the defensive line rotation. With Green under contract, the Seahawks have signed their entire draft class.
Jun 20 - 5:51 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he is pleased with how fifth-round LB Shaquem Griffin "finished the offseason."

"Moving back to an inside [linebacker] spot for him was new and he had a lot to learn and a lot to pick up," Carroll said. "We didn’t see him really cut loose until the last, really in this camp, he really felt comfortable and started flying around and you could see how fast he is and the acceleration that he has." Griffin will not get the chance to start as a rookie, but he should make an impact on special teams and as a sub player, especially if he is comfortable with the defense.
Jun 19 - 9:30 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll claims the team already trusts first-round RB Rashaad Penny in pass protection.

Penny wasn't much of a pass catcher at San Diego State, and his blocking was suspect. Either way, Carroll said he's liked what he's seen. "He looks so comfortable with the pass protection," Carroll said Thursday. "That was something that was new for him, a demanding part of the game. We don’t have any hesitation he’s going to be fine in that area." Carroll has been talking up Chris Carson this spring, but there is little doubt it will be Penny taking the lead in the Seahawks' backfield.
Jun 14 - 6:52 PM

Seahawks hired ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson to a front office position.

We assume it's a relatively low-level position for Grigson, who spent last year in the Browns' front office as a senior personnel executive before getting fired when new GM John Dorsey took over. Grigson is still young for the job at 46 years old, but we highly doubt he ever gets another GM look.
Jun 13 - 10:18 AM

Coach Pete Carroll singled out second-year WR David Moore for having a "very good camp" this spring.

"We're already trying to figure out ways to move him around so he can show off what he's got," Carroll said. "He doesn’t look like it, but he’s a real strong kid, and he’s physical. We’re really excited to see him like we did in preseason last year with run after catch stuff. He’s had a very good camp, he has made a big jump—made the freshman-sophomore jump, and it’s exciting to see that." Moore was a seventh-round pick out of East Central (OK) last year and spent much of his rookie season on the practice squad. He obviously had a large leap in competition.
Jun 12 - 9:34 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said "we'll see" when asked if holdout FS Earl Thomas would be with the team come Week 1.

Even at the risk of incurring massive fines, 29-year-old Thomas has said he will hold out of all team activities until his contract situation is rectified. The Seahawks publicly shopped Thomas this offseason but never found the trade price they were looking for. Thomas isn't interested in risking his health as he tries to get his football future squared away. This one could get messy.
Jun 12 - 6:53 PM

Seahawks CB Dontae Johnson is recovering from a broken foot.

It's unclear how long he will be sidelined. Johnson is in the mix for the Seahawks' No. 3 job but is coming off an ineffective 2017 as a 16-game starter for the 49ers.
Jun 12 - 6:48 PM

Seahawks signed LB Josh Perry.

Perry was a fourth-round pick of the Chargers in 2016 and spent most of last season on the Colts' practice squad. He'll vie for a spot on special teams.
Jun 11 - 7:03 PM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas officially announced that he is planning to hold out of the team's mandatory minicamp this week and further team activities until his current contract situation is resolved.

Thomas posted a message on Instagram stating he wants to "remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career." But Thomas also said he wants to "have certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career." Looking for a contract extension, Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million as a base salary in the final year of his contract this season, which ranks as the fifth-highest base salary for all free safeties for the 2018 season. Seattle can fine Thomas up to $84,435 for missing this week's three-day camp if they choose to do so. The 29-year-old earned second-team All-Pro honors last year despite missing two games with a hamstring injury. Seattle had expressed interest in making Thomas available for trade this offseason, but only a potential deal to Dallas surfaced as more than a lukewarm rumor.
Jun 10 - 10:45 AM

Seahawks LG Ethan Pocic was one of the standouts at OTAs.

Pocic improved his conditioning, adding 20 pounds this offseason. It should help him as a run blocker after grading near the bottom of PFF's ratings. With Pocic moving to left guard, the Seahawks are counting on him for a second-year leap.
Jun 9 - 10:10 AM


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