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Free agent Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left his Seahawks visit without a contract.

The Seahawks were "impressed" with Cromartie but not enough to sign him. Cromartie has interest from the Raiders and Chargers, but doesn't have any visits lined up.
Aug 11 - 2:24 PM

Free agent Josh Johnson worked out for the Seahawks.

Johnson spent some of the offseason with Jon Gruden in Oakland. It's not a great sign for Austin Davis that Seattle is showing interest in him. Seventh-rounder Alex McGough is looking like the favorite to open the season behind Russell Wilson.
Aug 10 - 5:19 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is working out for the Seahawks this week.

Rodgers-Cromartie was expected to work out last weekend, but he had to postpone because of a "family matter." He is also scheduled to work out for the Raiders if he leaves Seattle without a deal.
Aug 9 - 9:55 AM

Updating an earlier report, free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie did not work out for the Seahawks this weekend.

Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he had planned on attending the workout but cancelled his trip to Seattle due to a "family matter." Perhaps the sides will look to reschedule once DRC gets his personal life in order. In addition to the Seahawks, the veteran corner has also drawn interest from the Chargers, who recently lost Pro Bowler Jason Verrett to a torn Achilles.
Aug 5 - 11:14 AM

Free agent OLB Erik Walden will visit the Seahawks on Sunday.

Walden joins a handful of veterans already scheduled to workout for Seattle this weekend, including CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and OLB Lamarr Houston. The Seahawks are clearly in the hunt for defensive depth following their massive overhaul to the Legion of Boom this offseason. Walden notably recorded a career-high 11 sacks with the Colts just two seasons ago.
Aug 4 - 12:25 PM

Free agent OLB Lamarr Houston will work out for the Seahawks on Saturday.

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and DE Damontre Moore are also working out for the Seahawks on Saturday. All could potentially be signed given Seattle's need for depth in both the secondary and trenches. Houston has also worked out for the Jets and Raiders this offseason.
Aug 4 - 12:12 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie worked out with the Seahawks Saturday.

The Seahawks had shown interest in DRC well before working him out, which makes sense given their shaky secondary. The Chargers have also shown recent interest in Rodgers-Cromartie after losing Jason Verrett (Achilles) for the year, so Seattle would be wise to lock up the free agent corner this weekend. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last four seasons with the Giants.
Aug 4 - 11:12 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks and Chargers have shown interest in free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

RapSheet reports the Seahawks have shown the most interest, which makes sense given their questions in the secondary. The Chargers just lost Jason Verrett to an Achilles injury, so perhaps they will make a stronger push to get DRC on board. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last four seasons with the Giants.
Jul 30 - 12:27 PM

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports that RB C.J. Prosise appears to be the leader for the role of Seattle's two-minute, third-down back.

Condotta continues that Prosise has been a constant presence during the first three practices and worked with the first-team offense Sunday. Hawks OC Brian Schottenheimer clouded the situation further by complimenting rookie Rashaad Penny's pass-blocking skills and hinting that it takes "more than one [running back], for sure" to run the ball effectively. Although Chris Carson opened camp as the team's No. 1 back, we expect this situation to eventually settle with Penny atop Seattle's depth chart.
Jul 29 - 8:25 PM

Raiders signed OL Oday Aboushi.

Aboushi started eight games in Seattle under new Raiders OL coach Tom Cable last season. He was a below-average replacement-level player prior to getting hurt and was replaced by rookie Ethan Pocic. Aboushi will serve as veteran depth in Oakland.
Jul 28 - 10:12 AM

Seahawks waived DT Malik McDowell.

McDowell was waived with the non-football injury designation. The No. 35 overall pick of the 2017 draft, McDowell's NFL career is looking over before it even began. McDowell was injured in a devastating ATV accident last summer. At the time McDowell said his injuries were not career-threatening, so it appears he has not healed in the manner doctors expected. McDowell was also arrested for disorderly conduct in December. McDowell is still only 22. Perhaps he can begin down the comeback path in 2019, but his odds are looking long.
Jul 26 - 1:29 PM

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, no deal is "imminent" between the Seahawks and free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

The Seahawks brought Sweezy in for a physical on Monday, just three days after he was let go by Tampa Bay. Neither side seems to be in a rush to get a deal done and perhaps Seattle was just doing its due diligence. Sweezy sat out OTAs while recovering from a broken leg but has reportedly been cleared for training camp.
Jul 5 - 10:09 AM

The Seahawks are hosting free agent OG J.R. Sweezy on Monday.

They're putting him through a physical, especially necessary since Sweezy is recovering from a broken leg after missing 2016 with a back injury. Sweezy began his career in Seattle, converting from college defensive end into a power-blocking guard. He was a colossal free agent bust in two years with Tampa Bay.
Jul 2 - 2:25 PM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo believes the Seahawks would "explore" a reunion with free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

It's purely speculation on Garafolo's part—Sweezy has only been on the market for a few hours—though Seattle would make sense as a potential landing spot for the 29-year-old. Sweezy spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks, winning a Super Bowl as their starting right guard in 2013. The O line has been a trouble area for Seattle, though Sweezy comes with significant durability concerns coming off another injury-plagued year in 2017. If the Seahawks aren't interested, perhaps Sweezy could look to reunite with his old OL coach Tom Cable in Oakland.
Jun 29 - 8:56 PM

Free agent WR Brandon Marshall is visiting the Seahawks on Wednesday.

The Seahawks have Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, and a bunch of uncertainty at wideout. However, Marshall is 34 now, looked completely washed in New York last year, and then needed ankle surgery. It would make more sense for Seattle to see what free-agent pickup Jaron Brown can do in an expanded role while letting youngster Amara Darboh push for an increased role in Year 2.
May 9 - 2:21 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 released/failed physical DE Cliff Avril.

This was the expected outcome for Avril, who sat out the final 12 games of last season with what many considered to be a career-threatening neck injury. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said the 32-year-old would face an uphill battle to continue his career while Avril himself admitted he'd be "okay" if he never played another NFL snap. If this is it for Avril, he'll finish his 10-year career with 299 tackles, 74 sacks and 29 forced fumbles over 140 games for the Seahawks and Lions. The Purdue alum won a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2013 and made his lone Pro Bowl appearance in 2016.
May 4 - 3:17 PM

Packers traded up with the Seahawks to select Louisville CB Jaire Alexander with the No. 18 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Green Bay gave up the Nos. 27, 76, and 186 picks to move up nine spots. Alexander (5’10/196) converted from wide receiver and broke out for five interceptions as a sophomore in 2016 before missing all but six games as a junior with a broken hand and recurring knee injuries. PFF College still charted Alexander with a 28.6% completion rate and a 19.9 passer rating allowed in 2017, lowest among draft-eligible corners. A twitchy athlete with ballhawking flashes and sticky man-cover skills, Alexander blazed 4.38 in Indy and destroyed agility drills. His lone weakness on tape came in run support, where Alexander needs to improve as a tackler. Long term, Alexander offers high-end No. 2 or low-end No. 1 cornerback upside.
Apr 26 - 10:05 PM

Free agent DB Will Blackmon has worked out for the Seahawks, Browns, Colts, and Falcons.

Released by Washington at final cuts last September, Blackmon spent the 2017 season out of the league. The 33-year-old was effective in 2016, however. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo expects him to land a job after the draft.
Apr 23 - 11:26 AM


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