Player News - Seahawks

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Seahawks signed fifth-round WLB Shaquem Griffin to a four-year contract.

Fifth-round CB Tre Flowers has also signed. One of the stories of the draft — he doesn't have a left hand — Griffin was the 2016 DPOY in the American Conference, tallying 30 career tackles for loss, 17 sacks, four forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries. PFF credited Griffin with the nation’s No. 2 pass-rush productivity rating in the 2018 draft class, and he crushed the forty (4.38) at the Combine. Griffin missed 24 tackles over his final two seasons and will always have a limitation, but he is a blur on tape attacking the ball and offers innate playmaking ability. At worst, he should be a plus special teamer and sub-package pass rusher.
May 17 - 4:29 PM

Seahawks signed No. 27 overall pick Rashaad Penny to a four-year contract.

The deal includes a team option for 2022. A post-Combine riser, the Seahawks traded down in the first round to land Penny. The coaching staff has raved about Penny's feature back traits this offseason, and he's expected to open the year in an every-down role. Playing in a run heavy offense, Penny has a chance to push for 250-plus carries as a rookie.
May 16 - 6:05 PM

Seahawks signed WR Keenan Reynolds.

Reynolds lasted one year in Baltimore before spending 2017 on Washington's practice squad. The Seahawks will give him a look on kick returns.
May 16 - 5:40 PM

Seahawks signed seventh-round QB Alex McGough and fifth-round OT Jamarco Jones to four-year contracts.

Already singled out for praise by coach Pete Carroll, McGough is battling Austin Davis for No. 2 duties behind Russell Wilson. Regardless of who wins, it will be a trouble spot for the Seahawks.
May 15 - 5:51 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said seventh-round QB Alex McGough was "the surprise" of rookie minicamp.

"He got chased a lot last year on film so we know that he can move around and make things happen," Carroll said. "But he had really good arm strength and he threw the ball really accurately today for his first time out." The No. 220 overall pick, McGough was a four-year starter at FIU. With just Austin Davis and Stephen Morris behind Russell Wilson on the depth chart, McGough could earn the backup job with a strong offseason.
Source: KREM
May 8 - 9:29 AM

Fifth-round DB Tre Flowers will play cornerback for the Seahawks.

Flowers, who was a safety at Oklahoma State, last played corner in high school. He has the build the Seahawks prefer in their corners, standing in at 6'3/200 with 35-inch arms. Flowers also has excellent straight-line speed (4.45). "He’s got all of the tools that you’re looking for," coach Pete Carroll enthused. "He’s real long. He’s feet are really quick and light and he’s got terrific speed. And he’s already shown all of the abilities to make the plays by playing safety for all of those years, the tackles, the hits and the plays on the ball and all of that."
May 7 - 2:10 PM

Seahawks fifth-round pick Shaquem Griffin worked at weak-side linebacker during rookie minicamp.

A bit of a tweener at 6-foot, 227 pounds, it was not clear where Griffin would play in the pros, but it looks like the Seahawks have found a good fit. "He looked very comfortable, very natural," coach Pete Carroll said. "The position is the right spot for him, it looks like." K.J. Wright is locked in on the weak side, so it looks like Griffin will compete for a rotational role as a rookie.
May 7 - 12:21 PM

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll envisions RB Rashaad Penny being used on all three downs.

It's the second time Carroll has mentioned treating Penny as an every-down back since he was drafted. "[Brian Schottenheimer] did a nice job of mixing some stuff in so we could see him doing different route concepts," Carroll said. Penny wasn't a high-volume receiver at San Diego State, but the Seahawks seem intent on riding him. Chris Carson and Mike Davis will compete for carries, as well. While Penny continues to climb the ranks of potential workhorse backs this upcoming season, C.J. Prosise's and J.D. McKissic's roles already appear diminished in Seattle's passing game.
May 6 - 8:44 PM

Seahawks S Earl Thomas won't attend the voluntary portion of Seattle's offseason program.

Head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Thomas' absence and said "hope" is that he shows up for OTAs later this month. General manager John Schneider recently said he believes Thomas wants to spend his contract-year in Seattle despite the team shopping him throughout the offseason. The Cowboys have continued to pursue Thomas in recent weeks but a post-draft move seems unlikely.
May 6 - 3:47 PM

Seahawks signed fourth-round TE Will Dissly to a four-year contract.

Seattle also signed fifth-round P Michael Dickson and sixth-round OLB Jake Martin. A former defensive lineman, Dissly profiles as a blocking tight end in the pros.
May 4 - 4:17 PM

Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, Seahawks GM John Schneider said he believes contract-year FS Earl Thomas wants to spend 2018 in Seattle.

"My sense is that he wants to be here," Schneider said on 710 ESPN Seattle. "I haven’t got (the sense he wants to leave) from his agents at all." The Seahawks have spent the entire offseason shopping Thomas, but no one has met their asking price. With the draft having come and gone, a move is now unlikely. Four days shy of his 29th birthday, Thomas is almost certainly heading into his final season in Seattle.
May 3 - 6:13 PM

Browns acquired OLB Dadi Nicolas from the Chiefs in exchange for TE Randall Telfer.

A sixth-round pick last year, Nicolas didn't play a snap as a rookie.
May 2 - 2:48 PM

Both coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider referred to first-round pick Rashaad Penny as a "three-down back" after drafting him.

It's particularly notable because Penny wasn't a high-volume receiver at San Diego State and was inconsistent in pass protection. Schneider said the Seahawks loved Penny so much they nearly drafted him at No. 18, but were able to find a trade partner and dip to No. 27, where they selected Penny. Schneider and Carroll did say Penny will have to iron out his blocking ups and downs, but Penny is markered in as Seattle's new bellcow.
Apr 30 - 4:03 PM

SportsDay DFW's David Moore reports the Cowboys are not done pursuing Seahawks FS Earl Thomas.

Moore insists the Cowboys' attraction to Thomas is "real" and said the team's inability to trade for him during the draft "doesn't diminish their desire going forward." The Cowboys were reportedly one of two teams who made an offer for Thomas last week but Seattle's asking price was said to still be "too high." It's possible a deal materializes in the coming weeks if Thomas decidedly holds out during negotiations. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll remains steadfast that the team has "been counting on Earl being [in Seattle] the whole time."
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

Seahawks signed Purdue DT Eddy Wilson.

Wilson (6’3/301) turned pro as a true junior after starting his final two seasons for the Boilermakers, managing 2.5 sacks and one sack in 2017. He posted six TFLs and 2.5 sacks the year before. Wilson’s forty time (5.37) and broad jump (8’) underwhelmed at the Combine, and his shortage of college production is another red flag. On tape, Wilson did exhibit enough aggressiveness and disruptive potential to be a worthy flier as an eventual contributor in a rotation.
Apr 29 - 11:10 AM

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