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  Bears | Work out two receivers    Tue Aug 5, 05:55 PM

The Chicago Bears reportedly worked out free-agent WRs Santonio Holmes (Jets) and Ben Obomanu (Jets). Neither appears to currently be signing, however.

Footballguys view: With Marquess Wilson out (broken right collarbone), the Bears need to find veteran depth and competition at the wide receiver position. At this time, there is not timetable for Wilson's return.

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  Jets | Roster moves    Tue Oct 1, 05:16 PM

The New York Jets released WR Ben Obomanu and RB Kareem Huggins Tuesday, Oct. 1, and re-signed LB Troy Davis in a corresponding move.

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  Jets | Stephen Hill unlikely to play this week    Mon Sep 30, 03:41 PM

New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons after sustaining a concussion in Week 4. Hill has 13 catches for 233 yards and one touchdown this season as the team's second leading receiver. WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is also dinged up, and WRs Jeremy Kerley and Ben Obomanu or Clyde Gates would likely start if both Hill and Holmes don't play.

Footballguys view: Hill is a favorite target of rookie QB Geno Smith, but needs to pass the NFL protocol for dealing with concussions before he can return to the field.

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  Jets | Make roster moves    Tue Sep 10, 12:05 PM

The New York Jets re-signed WR Ben Obomanu Tuesday, Sept. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released LB Scott Solomon.

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  Jets | 17 players released    Sat Aug 31, 08:30 PM

The New York Jets have released CB Royce Adams, DT Junior Aumavae, WR Mike Campbell, DT Lanier Coleman, C Erik Cook, LB Troy Davis, LB JoJo Dickson, CB Mike Edwards, DT Tevita Finau, RB Mossis Madu, S Rontez Miles, WR Ben Obomanu, TE Chris Pantale, WR Zach Rogers, LB Jacquies Smith, OT Jason Smith and OT J.B. Shugarts.

Footballguys view: Pantale is an athletic TE who impressed alongside Zach Sudfeld (Patriots) at the Shrine Game earlier this year. He could find his way onto the team's practice squad.

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  Jets | Braylon Edwards' roster spot in jeopardy?    Fri Aug 23, 06:03 PM

New York Jets WR Braylon Edwards' (leg) roster spot is now in jeopardy after the team signed WR Mohamed Massaquoi Thursday, Aug. 22. Edwards hasn't taken part in practice in the last four days due to a leg injury. Aside from WR Santonio Holmes (foot), who remains week to week, WRs Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill and Clyde Gates are locks at receiver. WR Ryan Spadola is looking more safe, and WR Ben Obomanu is in jeopardy. Head coach Rex Ryan sees similarities between Massaquoi and former Jets wideout Jerricho Cotchery.

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  Jets | Ben Obomanu receives a lot of reps    Thu May 30, 04:29 PM

New York Jets WR Ben Obomanu received a lot of reps during organized team activities Wednesday, May 30, including some with the first-team offense. Obomanu also worked as a kick returner during the workout.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. The team is limiting the number of reps for second-year WR Stephen Hill as he comes back from his knee injury. WR1 Santonio Holmes is also missing minicamp because of a foot injury.

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  Jets | Ben Obomanu signs    Thu May 30, 09:40 AM

The New York Jets signed free-agent WR Ben Obomanu (Seahawks).

Footballguys view: Jets GM John Idzik is familiar with Obomanu from their days together in Seattle. He should be the team's WR4 behind Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, and Stephen Hill. Obomanu gives the team veteran depth at the WR position and can play special teams as well.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu to be released    Fri Mar 15, 06:01 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu said he will be released by the team.

Footballguys view: Not a good time for a WR to be hitting the free agent market. Obomanu should be able to catch on with another team sometime, but could find making a final roster more difficult.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu wearing cast    Thu Nov 1, 12:46 AM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (wrist) will have a cast on for eight weeks, which contributed to the team's decision to place him on the Injured Reserve list, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu to IR    Tue Oct 30, 07:06 PM

The Seattle Seahawks placed WR Ben Obomanu (wrist) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 30. In corresponding moves, the team promoted WR Jermaine Kearse and OT Mike Person to the active roster from the practice squad and released CB Danny Gorrer.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu evaluated    Mon Oct 29, 10:16 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (wrist) visited with a specialist Monday, Oct. 29, to look over a wrist injury he suffered in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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  Seahawks | Two suffer wrist injuries     Sun Oct 28, 10:39 PM

Seattle Seahawks FB Michael Robinson (wrist) and WR Ben Obomanu (wrist) both suffered sprained wrist during the team's Week 8 game.

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  Seahawks | Deon Butler, Ben Obomanu fighting to make team     Wed Aug 29, 02:28 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Deon Butler is used to being the underdog, but he has a strong chance to make the team. WR Ben Obomanu also is a strong candidate to be among the final group to make the roster.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu, Golden Tate top depth chart    Tue Aug 14, 10:21 PM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu and Golden Tate sit atop the team's initial preseason depth chart. WRs Deon Butler and Kris Durham are listed as the second-team receivers, with WRs Braylon Edwards and Charly Martin as the third-teamers. WR Terrell Owens is not listed among the Top Six, and neither are WRs Doug Baldwin (hamstring), Ricardo Lockette (leg) and Sidney Rice (shoulder), who have been dealing with injuries.

Footballguys view: This is meaningless as the depth chart only includes receivers who are ready to play this weekend.

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  Seahawks | Several expected to compete for starting WR job    Sat Jan 14, 12:09 PM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Golden Tate, Ricardo Lockette, Ben Obomanu and Deon Butler are expected to compete for the starting wide receiver position opposite WR Sidney Rice during training camp next season. The team sees WR Doug Baldwin as a long-term solution as the slot receiver.

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  Seahawks | Golden Tate leads regular WRs    Sun Jan 1, 10:37 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate had five catches for 46 yards in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals. WR Ben Obomanu managed three grabs for 37 yards, and WR Deon Butler chimed in with an 11-yard reception.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu expected to play    Sat Dec 31, 11:21 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee) ran well during practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is expected to play Week 17. He sat out of practice for most of the week in order to rest his strained knee.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu practices    Fri Dec 30, 08:32 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and he is considered probable for Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Seahawks | Four miss practice    Thu Dec 29, 09:12 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee), OT Breno Giacomini (abdomen), DE Anthony Hargrove (calf) and LB David Hawthorne (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu misses practice    Wed Dec 28, 08:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. He is expected to be a game-time decision in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks will be down to three healthy wide receivers vs. the Cardinals, and even Doug Baldwin is a little banged up.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu to be game-time decision    Wed Dec 28, 03:32 PM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Ben Obomanu (knee) will sit out practice this week so he can rest his injured knee and will be a game-time decision for Week 17.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu injures knee    Sun Dec 25, 09:01 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (knee) suffered a knee strain in Week 16.

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  Seahawks | Doug Baldwin has only highlight among WRs    Sun Dec 25, 01:44 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the San Francisco 49ers. WR Ben Obomanu finished with 20 yards on two grabs, while WR Golden Tate had three catches for 16 yards. WR Deon Butler also chipped in with two snares for 13 yards. WR Ricardo Lockette actually led all wideouts with 44 yards on his only catch of the game.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu to take over as starter    Wed Dec 21, 11:16 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu will take over for WR Mike X. Williams (ankle) as one of the starting wide receivers.

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  Seahawks | Golden Tate, reserve WRs do little    Tue Dec 13, 12:39 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate had three catches for 39 yards in the Week 13 game Monday, Dec. 12, against the St. Louis Rams, failing to find the end zone for the first time in three games. WR Ben Obomanu managed just one grab for 13 yards, while WR Mike X. Williams posted two catches for 13 yards. WR Deon Butler also added one catch for eight yards.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu to move into starting lineup    Thu Dec 1, 12:54 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu will move into the starting lineup in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 1, in place of WR Sidney Rice (concussion), who is on the season-ending Injured Reserve list.

Footballguys view: Obomanu is a good "what the heck flex" as long as Nnamdi Asomugha is out and the Eagles secondary is short-handed. He has had decent chemistry and timing with Tarvaris Jackson so far this year.

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  Seahawks | Sidney Rice unlikely to play    Tue Nov 29, 04:04 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (concussion) is not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 29, and is highly unlikely to play in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Dec. 1. 'Very slim that he has any chance of playing,' head coach Pete Carroll said. Rice has suffered two concussions in the last three games. He will be replaced in the lineup by WR Ben Obomanu, and WR Golden Tate will see more action.

Footballguys view: Without Rice in the lineup it makes Doug Baldwin an even more interesting fantasy option.

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  Seahawks | Doug Baldwin leads WRs in Week 12    Sun Nov 27, 09:07 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had five receptions for 60 yards in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins, leading the team in both categories. WR Ben Obomanu (ankle, knee) managed 26 yards on three receptions, while WR Golden Tate had a 15-yard touchdown on his only catch.

Footballguys view: Baldwin has been getting open consistently and he plays without fear. Look for him to emerge as a starter in the future.

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  Seahawks | Three practice in full    Fri Nov 25, 07:32 PM

Seattle Seahawks SS Atari Bigby (hamstring), DL Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) and WR Ben Obomanu (ankle, knee) were full participants in practice Friday, Nov. 25, and are listed as probable for the Week 12 game against the Washington Redskins.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu listed as limited participant    Thu Nov 24, 10:56 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (ankle, knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: Obomanu would be a solid sleeper this week with Sidney Rice nursing a knee injury, but he will be limited even if he plays this week.

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  Seahawks | Three do not practice    Wed Nov 23, 09:46 PM

Seattle Seahawks DL Alan Branch (ankle), CB Byron Maxwell (ankle) and WR Ben Obomanu (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu banged up in Week 11    Tue Nov 22, 01:16 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (ankle, knee) is dealing with a sore knee and ankle suffered in the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams. The injuries might limit him in practice this week. 'He's pretty sore today,' Carroll said Monday, Nov. 21. 'We'll get to Wednesday and see what happens. It's not so bad that they can call it that he's out. It's not that kind of deal, but they've got to wait and see.'

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  Seahawks | Doug Baldwin leads rest of wideouts    Sun Nov 20, 08:08 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had three grabs for 60 yards in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams. WR Golden Tate also had a 16-yard catch, while WR Ben Obomanu added an 11-yard grab on his only catch.

Footballguys view: Baldwin was able to reel in a long pass, but he won't be reliable enough to start as long as the Seahawks are in games they can control by feeding Marshawn Lynch.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu eclipses century mark    Sun Oct 30, 09:31 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu had four receptions for a game-high 107 yards in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Obomanu entered the game with just 135 yards on 17 catches through the first six games. The 107 yards were Obomanu's most since he had 159 yards in Week 12 last season.

Footballguys view: Obomanu took advantage of the opportunity created by Mike Williams surprise scratch. He got free deep on the biggest play of the day for the Seahawks offense and could have value in deep leagues if Williams problem is long term.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu will start Week 5    Fri Oct 7, 11:23 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu will start during Week 5, replacing WR Mike X. Williams (concussion) in the lineup. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team has been rotating their players in and out so they do not feel they will miss a beat without Williams available for the game against the New York Giants.

Footballguys view: Doug Baldwin and Zach Miller could also get extra targets with Williams out.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu, Mike Williams score TDs    Sun Oct 2, 09:37 PM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu and Mike X. Williams (head) each scored touchdowns in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons. Obomanu managed three grabs for 25 yards, while Williams finished with 36 yards on three receptions. Williams left with a head injury.

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  Seahawks | Three WRs post two receptions each    Sun Sep 25, 11:40 PM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Doug Baldwin, Ben Obomanu and Golden Tate each registered two receptions in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Baldwin managed 23 yards, while Tate had 15 yards and Obomanu added 12 yards.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu suffered injury in Week 1    Mon Sep 12, 09:28 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in Week 1, but he is expected to be fine going forward, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

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  Seahawks | Three receivers sit due to injury    Sat Sep 3, 01:54 AM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu (head), Isaiah Stanback (hamstring) and Mike X. Williams (toe) were unable to play in the preseason finale Friday, Sept. 2, against the Oakland Raiders.

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  Seahawks | Two receivers missing from practice field    Wed Aug 31, 10:13 PM

Seattle Seahawks WRs Ben Obomanu (head) and Isaiah Stanback (hamstring) were unable to practice Wednesday, Aug. 31, and their status is in question for the preseason finale Friday, Sept. 2, against the Oakland Raiders.

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  Seahawks | Golden Tate not so golden?     Mon Aug 29, 03:57 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate did not see the field during the first half of the team's third preseason game. WR Ben Obomanu worked in the slot when the team was using three-receiver sets. This is raising questions on what Tate's role will be. Entering his second year, there were high expectations for him and he has failed to produce much of anything during the preseason.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu expected to return to practice    Fri Aug 12, 01:42 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) is expected to participate in practice next week after dealing with a shoulder injury.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu signs extension    Fri Jan 14, 05:12 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed WR Ben Obomanu to a three-year contract extension, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu practices, not on injury report    Thu Jan 13, 12:40 AM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) was not on the team's injury report for the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Chicago Bears, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

Footballguys view: Obomanu suffered a separated shoulder last week in the NFC Wild Card game against the Saints, but he was able to return to that game.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu expected to practice this week    Mon Jan 10, 10:30 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) is expected to practice later this week despite suffering a separated shoulder in the NFC wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 8, against the New Orleans Saints, reports Clare Farnsworth, of Seahawks.com. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Obomanu has had 'a phenomenal recovery.'

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu injury update    Sun Jan 9, 03:39 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the team's Wild Card playoff game but was able to return to the game, according to Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu returns to game    Sat Jan 8, 05:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) was able to return the team's Wild Card game after leaving because of a shoulder injury, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu injured in playoff game    Sat Jan 8, 05:17 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Wild Card game and is questionable to return, reports Mike Sando, of ESPN.com.

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  Seahawks | Ben Obomanu starts in Week 15    Sun Dec 19, 08:24 PM

Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (hand) started in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, reports NFL.com. Obomanu was targeted eight times, but he was limited to one catch for seven yards.

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