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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson will be ready to play    Tue Jun 30, 02:58 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he will be ready to play this season whether he's making $25 million or $1.5 million. Wilson has expressed his desire to stay in Seattle and added that, when the time comes, he will let his play do the talking.

Footballguys view: If he made $25 million annually, it would be $3 million per year higher than Aaron Rodgers. The quarterback market is about supply and demand--and there's not enough good QBs out there. It may seem outlandish to predict that price tag for Wilson, but the market could bear that out.

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  Seahawks | Tyler Lockett draws praise    Mon Jun 29, 10:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has drawn positive reviews from WR Doug Baldwin, who feels the rookie out of Kansas State is 'going to be an impact player for us right off the bat.'

Footballguys view: You could easily make the argument that Lockett is their best wide receiver. He's lightning quick with the ball in his hands, and Lockett is a threat to score anytime he has the rock. He'll likely begin this season as the team's WR3 behind Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse. Throw in tight end Jimmy Graham (likely their top target), and there might not be enough action on a run-heavy team for Lockett to be fantasy relevant in re-draft leagues. However, as a late-round flier he's a perfect addition. Also, dynasty owners should be grabbing and stashing Lockett whenever possible.

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  Seahawks | Doug Baldwin wants to play special teams    Mon Jun 29, 10:03 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said Monday, June 29, that he wants to contribute more on special teams. 'I want to help out more so on special teams in terms of on kickoff, punt return blocking, Baldwin said.

Footballguys view: Baldwin is a steady performer for the Seahawks, but he's no more than a WR5/WR6 for fantasy owners in re-draft leagues. We could see him snaring 50 passes with a few touchdowns in 2015. The Seahawks want to run the ball early and often, plus the addition of superstar tight end Jimmy Graham means fewer targets for wide receivers like Baldwin.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson wants to stay put?    Mon Jun 29, 12:00 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said the goal is to remain in Seattle for 'a really, really long time' when asked about his contract situation at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy Saturday, June 27.

Footballguys view: The reports of "Wilson's outta here" have been quite overblown. Do things seem dire right now in contract negotiations? Yeah, a bit--but things change quickly in the NFL. The Seahawks found a franchise-caliber quarterback in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft, and they've been able to build a champion due to his small salary. Now, it's time to pay up...and we still think Seattle finds a way to keep him around with a new long-term contract.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson wants guaranteed money    Sat Jun 27, 05:49 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a considerable portion of his next contract to be guaranteed.

Footballguys view: We're still optimistic that something will be done, but keep monitoring this situation. The guaranteed money is considered the biggest stumbling block in Wilson's extension talks, as the league's funding rule requires all money of any future payments to be paid into escrow upon signing.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson looking for big deal    Fri Jun 26, 03:12 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is looking to become the highest-paid player in the league with his next contract, according to sources. Wilson's agent understands that any contract extension Wilson receives will be surpassed by another player in the future.

Footballguys view: This contract situation seems dire at this time, and there's even some out there who think Wilson might move on in 2016. We're not going with that "bold" prediction as we have confidence that the two sides will be able to work something out. Finding a franchise quarterback is difficult, and teams will pay a premium price to keep a guy like Wilson on the roster. Seattle's been able to keep Wilson around on an inexpensive third-rounder's contract. Now, it's time to pay an appropriate price.

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  Seahawks | Jermaine Kearse likely for every down    Fri Jun 26, 12:26 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse is likely to be an every-down receiver for the team in 2015. He is a versatile receiver that excels at blocking.

Footballguys view: Kearse may be an every-down player for the Seahawks, but he's not much of a fantasy factor. The Seahawks have added plenty of talent to the weapons in the passing game. Doug Baldwin will start on the outside opposite Kearse, and the team will also feature tight end Jimmy Graham. We also want to see how rookie Tyler Lockett is used in this offense.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson ready to move on?    Tue Jun 23, 02:07 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who is believed to be seeking a five-year deal worth more than $110 million, sounded as if he's ready to move on from the Seahawks if his contract situation isn't resolved. He's in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract that will pay him $2.99 million if he doesn't agree to a new deal. Seattle could place the franchise tag on Wilson next year, which would cost them more than $23 million for 2016.

Footballguys view: Let's pump the brakes on this "ready to move on" talk. Yes, it's a possibility that Wilson is ready to move on....but it's more likely that he's just going through the negotiation process and things are slow right now. We'd be floored if Wilson was not re-upped by the Seahawks.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson won't be distracted    Fri Jun 19, 02:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson won't let the prospect of a long-term deal distract him this season.

Footballguys view: We have no doubt Wilson will be okay. Wilson said he hopes a deal gets done before training camp, but said if talks stretch into the season that he wouldn't let that affect what he does on the field.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson to play with insurance    Tue Jun 16, 04:19 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will play in the final year of his contract with an insurance policy in case he suffers a career-ending injury, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Wilson playing with insurance is not a big deal, in fact it's a wise move for the young quarterback. Reports coming out of Seattle indicate that Wilson and the Seahawks are far apart in negotiations. We have confidence that something will get done as Wilson's play has already helped Seattle become one of the best--if not the best--in the NFL.

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  Seahawks | Kasen Williams signed    Fri Jun 12, 08:26 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Kasen Williams (Washington) signed with the Seattle Seahawks Friday, June 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Williams worked out for the Seahawks as a tryout player at rookie minicamp and impressed enough to earn a spot. He started his college career out strong for the Huskies with 77 catches for 878 yards as a sophomore. A serious leg injury ended his junior season early, and during his senior season Williams didn't look like his old self. He was undrafted this year, but he could land on the Seahawks practice squad if he continues to impress.

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  Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson agrees to terms    Wed Jun 10, 12:35 PM

Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday, June 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The biggest no-brainer decision in the history of the planet here. Okay, maybe it wasn't THAT obvious, but with only R.J. Archer as the backup behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks had to do something. Jackson knows the system like the back of his hand and should have no problem winning the QB2 job for Seattle.

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  Seahawks | Richard Sherman's elbow feeling fine    Tue Jun 9, 09:42 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) hasn't been wearing a brace or a sleeve on his left elbow. 'I'm out there naked. No, I'm not wearing anything,' Sherman said Tuesday, June 9.

Footballguys view: Sherman is ready to go after dealing with this nagging elbow injury. He's been rehabbing the injury over the past four months, and surgery was avoided.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson deal by TC?    Tue Jun 9, 09:31 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said Tuesday, June 9, the hope is that he and the team will agree on a new deal before the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks have been able to build a dominant team because Wilson's price tag was so low. They'll have to pay him eventually, and the young quarterback should sign a deal that makes him one of the highest paid QBs in the league.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks going slowly     Mon Jun 8, 02:49 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's new contract talks aren't gaining steam, but a deal is still expected to get done.

Footballguys view: This will get done at the right time, and now doesn't seem like that time. Wilson's agent has already said that the talks have been encouraging, but the Seahawks don't seem to be in a rush to get the deal done.

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  Seahawks | Tarvaris Jackson could be an option    Fri Jun 5, 06:22 PM

Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) could be an option for the Seattle Seahawks if they decide to sign another quarterback this offseason.

Footballguys view: It's surprising the Seahawks only have two quarterbacks (Russell Wilson, R.J. Archer) currently on the roster. During the offseason, most teams regularly carry four quarterbacks and one of those is at least a "camp arm." Jackson is a seasoned pro who doesn't need a ton of reps since he knows the system. The team could bring him in if they feel like Archer isn't getting it done as Wilson's backup.

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  Seahawks | Christine Michael's time to shine?    Thu Jun 4, 11:09 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael will handle a bulk of the running back duties during the offseason with RB Marshawn Lynch and RB Robert Turbin (hip) expected to see little playing time prior to the regular season. 'This is his time,' head coach Pete Carroll said. 'So we're going to push him in that regard and try to match up with his expectations. He wants to be a front-line back and he has tremendous talent. We'll see how it goes.'

Footballguys view: Michael has a ton of natural talent as a runner--he just needs to stay healthy. His college career at Texas A&M wasn't as productive as it could have been because of a knee injury. During his pro career, Michael has flashed starter's ability as he awaits an opportunity for more playing time. He's tough between the tackles, has pistons for legs and can drive for extra yards after contact.

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  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham making impact    Wed Jun 3, 09:23 PM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham has been 'unstoppable' during organized team activities, according to Rob Rang of Scout.com. The Seahawks have already been drawing up plays to capitalize on Graham's talents.

Footballguys view: Unstoppable sounds about right. Graham's presence on this team is going to help open things up in the passing game. The Seahawks are likely to get him the ball as much as possible. Yes, they're still going to run the ball a lot but Graham should be able to finish the year as a top-5 TE1 for fantasy owners.

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  Seahawks | B.J. Daniels working as receiver    Tue Jun 2, 11:08 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR B.J. Daniels, formerly a quarterback in college, has been working at wide receiver and kick returner in organized team activities (OTAs). Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed Tuesday, June 2, that Daniels is a receiver and not a quarterback.

Footballguys view: Daniels was never going to be a quarterback in the pros. However, he does have the athleticism to be dangerous as a runner. Now, he's just got to learn the nuances of running a route and looking in passes. That could prove to be difficult as Daniels tries to latch on as a receiver....likely as a developmental player on the practice squad.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson would play without deal    Tue Jun 2, 05:08 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he's ready to play the 2015 season without a new contract. Wilson desires to stay in Seattle long-term and talks for a new deal have supposedly been positive.

Footballguys view: Wilson has a cap hit in 2015 of a measly (by QB standards) $1.6 million. The Seahawks have been able to build such a strong team because they're not paying their quarterback that much....but that will change soon enough. With Cam Newton signing a deal today with an average annual salary of around $20 million, expect Wilson's deal to best that.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks encouraging    Thu May 28, 01:02 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said contract negotiations are positive and encouraging, adding there is no deadline to finalize a deal, during an interview with 710 ESPN radio in Seattle. Regarding the reported philosophical differences between the two sides, Rodgers said, '95% of the speculation has been off point.'

Footballguys view: This is interesting to watch, as we knew the chickens would come home to roost for the Seahawks when they finally had to pay Wilson. They are now forced to make some tough choices in order to keep that most precious of resources - the franchise quarterback. Wilson will run a little less this season, but getting Jimmy Graham was a huge help in the passing offense. He's trailing along the fourth round in ADP right now, and we think that's fair if you believe the passing offense will be less conservative this season as some of us do.

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  Seahawks | Earl Thomas sitting out    Tue May 26, 10:22 PM

Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) did not participate in organized team activities Tuesday, May 26.

Footballguys view: Thomas is arguably the best free safety in the game, and there's no need for the Seahawks to rush him back. He might be limited during training camp but should be ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Seahawks | Two injured DBs take part in OTAs    Tue May 26, 10:16 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) and SS Kam Chancellor (knee) participated in organized team activities Tuesday, May 26.

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  Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch not at OTAs    Tue May 26, 10:09 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was not present for organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Lynch has skipped offseason workouts in previous years.

Footballguys view: This is what Lynch does. He'll skip workouts, but he'll show up when training camp starts. Still one of the best feature backs in the NFL, Lynch is going off the board as RB6 (1.08) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Seahawks | Tyler Lockett signs deal    Tue May 26, 09:56 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett signed a four-year deal with the team Tuesday, May 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Dynasty owners should be excited about Lockett. He's a playmaker who can help as a receiver or return man. He can make big plays happen each time he touches the ball, and as a rookie the Seahawks would be wise to work him into the gameplan as a receiver. He'll contribute on special teams this year, and he'll have fantasy value in return-yardage leagues.

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  Seahawks | Chris Matthews to be No. 3 WR for SEA?    Sat May 23, 02:11 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews may be the favorite to win the No. 3 wide receiver job with his favorable size and wingspan, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. WRs Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Tyler Lockett should also be in the mix.

Footballguys view: Matthews was active in only three regular-season games last season. He was available in the postseason, but Matthews didn't come through in the box score until the Super Bowl. In that game against the Patriots, Matthews was dominant with four catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. He'll try to carry that momentum over to this year. We feel Lockett could provide the best competition from the other receivers on the depth chart vying for the WR3 position.

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  Seahawks | Make two roster moves    Tue May 19, 07:10 AM

Free-agent TE Earnest Pettway (Chiefs) and DL Charles Tuaau (Chiefs) were both signed by the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Tuaau regularly made plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage when he was the Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Texas A&M (Commerce). Pettway was an athletic tight end from Villanova with good speed down the seam. Both are long shots to make the final roster or even the practice squad in Seattle.

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  Seahawks | Robert Turbin had surgery    Thu May 14, 05:23 PM

Seattle Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (hip) underwent hip surgery this offseason, according to sources. No timetable was disclosed for his recovery.

Footballguys view: Turbin hasn't really shown much yet. Marshawn Lynch seems to be staying another year, and there's no telling if either Turbin or Christine Michael are a replacement for him together or separately. Michael has an ADP of RB70 (13.11) in 12-team PPR leagues, while Turbin is undrafted in those re-draft leagues.

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  Seahawks | Want to keep Tarvaris Jackson    Mon May 11, 02:17 AM

Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) may be brought back by the team in 2015. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters the team wants to bring Jackson back and is interested in continuing negotiations.

Footballguys view: Jackson should be brought back to give the team valuable depth behind Russell Wilson. He knows the offense like the back of his hand, and Jackson is a good backup quarterback.

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  Seahawks | Tyler Lockett to have big role?    Sun May 10, 11:17 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett was used all over the field during rookie minicamp and was praised by head coach Pete Carroll. He is in line to return punts and kicks and see action in the passing game.

Footballguys view: We love this addition for the Seahawks. Lockett is a smaller but explosive receiver with a dash of Antonio Brown (Steelers) to his game. He's got the quickness to get open underneath, he's fearless over the middle and Lockett can score anytime he touches the ball. The nature of the offense is to run the ball early and often, but Lockett will make the passing game more dangerous.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson talks not close    Fri May 8, 10:22 AM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a four-year offer on the table believed to be close to $80 million. The two sides are believed to be more than $10 million apart.

Footballguys view: We have a feeling something will get done. Wilson is in the final year of his rookie contract and has a paltry cap number around $1.7 million. They'll be working diligently to find a new agreement, but the team could always place the franchise tag on him after the season if need be.

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  Seahawks | Jermaine Kearse signs tender    Wed May 6, 12:58 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse signed his restricted free-agent tender Tuesday, May 5, according to a source. The Seahawks had put a second-round tender on Kearse.

Footballguys view: It's not surprising that no other team wanted to surrender a second-round pick for Kearse had he been signed away. The Seahawks will keep him around, and Kearse will once again serve as a deep threat for their passing game.

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  Seahawks | Bruce Irvin's option won't be picked up    Mon May 4, 01:00 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Seahawks, and Irvin was not happy about the decision, sending out several profane tweets Monday, May 4. The option would have paid him $7.8 million in 2016.

Footballguys view: This move was expected. Irvin will play the 2015 season at $1.5 million and become a free agent after the season. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team still hopes to re-sign the talented pass-rusher.

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  Seahawks | Jimmy Graham to work on blocking    Sun May 3, 09:47 AM

Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is committed to learning to block since he was traded to the Seahawks, according to offensive line coach Tom Cable.

Footballguys view: They didn't bring Graham in to block. It's good that he's working to improve, but Graham is there to make plays as a receiver.

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  Seahawks | NFC champs select Tyler Lockett    Fri May 1, 09:54 PM

The Seattle Seahawks selected Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett in Round 3 (No. 69 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft Friday, May 1.

Footballguys view: Lockett can play inside or out, and is a phenomenal punt returner. A little small, but overall a very good player and a playmaker in multiple ways for Seattle.

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  Seahawks | Not picking up option on Bruce Irvin    Wed Apr 29, 11:25 PM

The Seattle Seahawks do not plan on picking up the fifth-year option on LB Bruce Irvin, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Irvin may be on the trade block as there are rumors the Seahawks will ship him off to Atlanta at some point during the 2015 NFL draft. Stay tuned.

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  Seahawks | Martellus Bennett was pursued by SEA    Wed Apr 29, 03:30 PM

Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was the subject of trade talks between the Bears and Seattle Seahawks before Seattle traded for TE Jimmy Graham this offseason. Bennett is reportedly currently being shopped.

Footballguys view: Seattle obviously wouldn't want Bennett now that Jimmy Graham is on board, but it shows a previous willingness to part with Bennett on Chicago's part.

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  Seahawks | Mike Marboe works out    Sat Apr 25, 02:57 AM

Idaho C Mike Marboe had a private workout with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday, April 24.

Footballguys view: Marboe has plenty of starting experience from his time in college with the Vandals. He measures in right around 295-300 pounds and is rather light on his feet. He won't work in a power system, although he does understand leverage. Marboe should be on the radar of teams looking for a zone-blocking center who can work well in space at the second level of the defense.

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  Seahawks | Dorial Green-Beckham wanted by Seattle?    Thu Apr 23, 10:59 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is an option for the Seattle Seahawks if he is available with the 63rd in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, according to a source.

Footballguys view: We would be shocked if Green-Beckham fell that far in the draft. He's a top-10 talent wise, but off-field issues will cause his stock to dip slightly....like end of the first slightly, not end of the second! Anything can happen in the draft, but we don't see a scenario where Green-Beckham is on the board when the Seahawks are up.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson not leaving football    Wed Apr 22, 01:51 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he loves baseball, but he has no plans to leave football. 'I love playing the game of football, to be one of 32 men (starting NFL quarterbacks) in the world who get to do what I do. It's a special thing and I've been able to play in two Super Bowls and I'm only 26 years old. That's been a blessing,' Wilson said. He also said he'll never give up the dream of playing two sports professionally.

Footballguys view: This is exactly the kind of story that bubbles up to the surface in the offseason when we're a bit bored. The age of two-sport players is likely over.

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  Seahawks | Jesse Davis to work out    Wed Apr 22, 02:39 AM

Idaho OL Jesse Davis has a private workout scheduled later this week with the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Seahawks | Lemuel Jeanpierre re-signs    Mon Apr 20, 05:52 PM

Seattle Seahawks C Lemuel Jeanpierre re-signed to an undisclosed deal Monday, April 20.

Footballguys view: Jeanpierre has been with the Seahawks since 2011. He was released prior to the 2014 season and then brought back in November after starter Max Unger was sidelined with ankle and knee injuries. He ended up starting three games for Seattle and gives them quality depth at the position.

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  Seahawks | Luke Ingram waived    Fri Apr 17, 07:27 PM

Seattle Seahawks LS Luke Ingram was waived Friday, April 17.


  Seahawks | Robert Myers visits    Fri Apr 17, 02:51 AM

Tennessee State OG Robert Myers visited the Seattle Seahawks prior to the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Myers is likely a priority free agent after the draft, but he has starter's upside. While technically sound, Myers is not overly athletic. He's got the functional strength to work well as a run-blocker, but his footwork in pass-protection will need to be developed at the pro level.

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  Seahawks | DeShawn Shead re-signed    Thu Apr 16, 05:43 PM

Seattle Seahawks CB DeShawn Shead re-signed as an exclusive-rights free agent Thursday, April 16.

Footballguys view: Seattle is just looking at depth in the secondary. Shead has been on and off the practice squad for Seattle since entering the league in 2012.

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  Seahawks | SEA cautious with Russell Wilson deal    Thu Apr 16, 12:02 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is in negotiations with the team on a long-term contract extension, but general manager John Schneider said the team will be cautious in what they offer Wilson for a new contract. Schneider will be mindful of the salary cap and the club's future. Wilson will make $1.5 million in 2015, but a new deal is expected to give him over $20 million a year and more than $100 million total.

Footballguys view: The team knows that the bigger the contract the harder it will be to stay competitive the way they have been. They benefited heavily since Wilson was on a super-cheap rookie contract (and a third round one at that). They'll want to keep the contract on the low side, but Wilson's play over the last three years and his upside means they'll have to compensate him accordingly....and they cannot afford to do without him.

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  Seahawks | Tory Slater visiting Seattle    Thu Apr 16, 08:54 AM

West Georgia DT Tory Slater is visiting the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, April 16.

Footballguys view: Tory Slater is a bit of a sleeper, even though he's already visited with the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. He did well at his Pro Day and his athleticism (he was a wide receiver in high school) intrigues teams.

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  Seahawks | Picking up Bruce Irvin's option?    Tue Apr 14, 06:39 PM

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option is expected to be picked up for 2016.

Footballguys view: They won't have to make this move until next offseason. The team will want to see how things work out with Irvin before they commit to him with a new long-term deal.

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  Seahawks | Ricardo Lockette signs tender    Tue Apr 14, 05:19 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 14.

Footballguys view: Lockette is merely a reserve receiver with little fantasy upside. He'll contribute as a return man as well, but he's only worth rostering in ultra-deep dynasty leagues.

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  Seahawks | Looking elsewhere for backup QB?    Mon Apr 13, 06:53 AM

Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) and the Seattle Seahawks have had discussions about a new contract to back up QB Russell Wilson, but there has been difficulty determining Jackson's value. It is possible the team could look elsewhere for a backup.

Footballguys view: We'll see if Seattle moves on to a different free agent quarterback or if they select a backup quarterback in the 2015 NFL draft. This isn't a great group of quarterbacks entering the draft, but this was also a poor group of free agent quarterbacks too. Jackson's probably the best they can do.

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