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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

Earl Thomas' reps told Seahawks GM John Schneider at his charity event Thursday Thomas won't hold out even if he does not receive a new contract.

Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his contract this season and recently hinted he would be willing to hold out for a new deal. This new detail is not only great news for the Seahawks, but for any potential suitor that was concerned about trading for him and immediately finalizing an extension. No matter where he plays this season, Thomas, still only 28, is likely to command an annual $12-million plus on his next contract.
Apr 19 - 8:42 PM

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said in a radio interview Thursday the team is "counting on [FS Earl Thomas]" being at camp in July.

"He's a Seahawk," Carroll continued. "I don't know what everyone's talking about." When asked if he expects Thomas at camp in July, Carroll responded, "Heck yeah, he better be there. He's on the roster. We're counting on him." This is likely coach speak as GM John Schneider even confirmed in March the team was listening to trade offers for Thomas. The perennial All-Pro safety didn't report to voluntary workouts with the Seahawks on Monday, still leaving his future with the team in doubt. Thomas is scheduled to earn $8.5 million in the final year of his deal this season and has hinted he would be willing to hold out for an extension.
Apr 19 - 7:20 PM

Free agent DE Benson Mayowa is visiting the Cardinals on Thursday.

Mayowa previously visited with the Redskins, Seahawks, Colts, and Jets. He led Dallas with six sacks in 2016 but only recorded one last season. The Cardinals have also hosted Connor Barwin among available edge rushers.
Apr 12 - 7:56 PM

Seahawks DE Dion Jordan signed his $1.9 million restricted free agent tender.

Seattle tendered Jordan at the "original-round" level for $1.9 million last month. This news makes it official he'll be back with the Seahawks in 2018. Coach Pete Carroll raved about Jordan at his season-ending presser, saying he would be a "big factor" in the team's line this upcoming season. A former first-round bust, Jordan notched four sacks on just 135 snaps last season. He turned 28 in March.
Apr 12 - 5:01 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks postponed free agent Colin Kaepernick's visit when he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added the team asked for Kap's "plan" moving forward and preferred to meet with the free agent once those plans were clear. Assuming Schefter's report is true, it's the first blatant indication that a team refused to host Kaepernick due solely to his kneeling during the national anthem. Up to this point, any organizations with bad quarterback play have shrugged and stayed unimaginably horrendous under center. Seattle currently does not have a backup quarterback on their roster.
Apr 12 - 1:37 PM

Dolphins signed LB Terence Garvin, formerly of the Seahawks.

Garvin played 195 snaps last season, making three starts. Miami has one of the worst linebacker groups, but Garvin should focus on special teams.
Apr 11 - 12:04 PM

Free agent K Sebastian Janikowski will visit the Seahawks on Tuesday.

The 40-year-old has also drawn light interest from the Chargers this offseason but hasn't appeared particularly close to a deal after missing last season with a back injury. The Seahawks have Jason Myers under contract but are obviously looking for upgrades on last year's kicker, Blair Walsh.
Apr 9 - 6:43 PM

Jets signed RB Thomas Rawls, formerly of the Seahawks.

Rawls burst onto the scene with an impressive rookie season in 2015 but has been hampered by injuries and ineffectiveness since then. The 24-year-old isn't a lock to make the team out of training camp but if Rawls does crack the 53-man roster, he'll likely be fighting for scraps behind Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell.
Mar 30 - 3:18 PM

Free agent Geno Smith is visiting the Seahawks.

The Seahawks need a new backup after cutting Trevone Boykin. It's Smith's second visit in two days after he met with the Chargers. Smith is a below-average backup but an acceptable No. 2.
Mar 29 - 5:49 PM

The Seattle Times called free agent Mark Sanchez a candidate to fill the Seahawks' backup quarterback role.

The Seahawks cut ties with Trevone Boykin on Tuesday. Sanchez, 31, spent last season on the Bears' roster backing up Mitchell Trubisky and Mike Glennon. At very least, he should be cheap.
Mar 28 - 11:29 PM

The Seahawks hosted free agent CB Kenneth Acker.

A 13-game rookie-year starter for the 49ers, Acker has been limited to sub-package roles with Kansas City the last two seasons. The Seahawks could use Acker as secondary depth with Richard Sherman gone and Byron Maxwell a free agent.
Mar 28 - 4:36 PM

Seahawks released QB Trevone Boykin.

The move functionally ends the oft-arrested Boykin's NFL career. It comes hours after reports surfaced that Boykin was under investigation for domestic violence. The alleged details, including a broken jaw and strangulation, are disturbing. Boykin went undrafted in 2016 thanks in part to off-the-field concerns.
Mar 27 - 1:35 PM

Free agent WR Brice Butler has visits lined up with the Bears, Seahawks, Jaguars, and Cardinals over the next two weeks.

Butler's market has been nonexistent to this point despite averaging 21.1 yards per catch last season. The problem was he caught just 15 balls in a minuscule role with the Cowboys, who for some reason refused to play him significant snaps. Butler is long on talent. We'd love to see him in a more prominent offensive role with an aggressive coach and quarterback.
Mar 26 - 6:45 PM

Seahawks signed DT Tom Johnson, formerly of the Vikings, to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

The deal could be worth as much as $2.7 million with incentives. Johnson totaled 32 tackles and two sacks for the Vikings last season and now looks to replace Sheldon Richardson on Seattle's interior line. Outside of Richardson, who the team coincidently lost to Minnesota, Johnson is the only defensive tackle the Seahawks visited with during free agency. Signing him was the cost-friendly route considering they offered Richardson $6.5 million.
Mar 23 - 11:08 AM


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