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Archives: Jan. 2009

Jan.
31st

Hall of Fame on hold for Kennedy

Tampa, Fla. – Former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy will have to wait another year for another opportunity next year to be selected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Kennedy did not make the first reduction of the 15 finalists for induction, when the list was reduced down to 10.

Ex-Seahawk John Randle also did not make the final cut, getting eliminated as the selection committee reduced its list to the final five.

Heading to Canton are career sacks leader Bruce Smith, defensive back Rod Woodson Bills owner Ralph Wilson, the late Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas, former Minnesota and Tampa Bay guard Randall McDaniel and the late Bob Hayes, an elective wideout for Dallas and the 1964 Olympic 100 meters gold medalist.

Inductions will be held on Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. The six-member class brings the total numbers of Hall of Fame members to 253.

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Jan.
30th

Titans DT Haynesworth: Give him a boatload of cash

Tennessee Titan defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, set to become an unrestricted free agent when the free agent period begins Feb. 27, is a boat fan, and would like nothing more than to get some free time on Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s yacht, Octopus.

The super yacht measures 414 feet, costs over $200 million and has a permanent crew of 60.

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Jan.
30th

Morning links: Arizona DB is Hawks’ menace

I just got back from NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell’s state of the league meeting today and will have a wrap-up of some of the issues discussed during the hourlong question-and-answer session. For now, I’ll provide some links from some of the things I found interesting happening around the league.

Here are my two stories in today’s sports section, a feature on Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who victimized Seattle for three picks during the season, and a profile on ex-Husky cornerback Ray Horton, now going for his third Super Bowl ring as a defensive backs coach for the Steelers.

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Jan.
29th

Ex-UW receiver Williams considers homecoming

Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams likely will become an unrestricted free agent with the Feb. 27 free agent deadline approaching, and he’s considering his options of where he would like to play next season.

Williams said he has a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out and test the market at end of this season.

And one of his desired destinations could be Seattle.

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Jan.
29th

Hasselbeck embraces change

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck does an interview on press row at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck surfed through the sea of bodies in radio row at Super Bowl XLIII Thursday afternoon in Tampa, looking a bit tired after doing several radio spots for his clients the past two days.

However, Hasselbeck took a break to talk about the transition from Mike Holmgren to new head coach Jim Mora, and seemed energized by the coaching change.

Hasselbeck said he’s healthy after dealing with a bulging disk in his back that forced him to miss nine games last season, and that he’ll soon begin to lift weights to begin the process of regaining the strength he lost from the injury. Also signs point to Hasselbeck being ready to return to the field, but he still needs to receive final clearance from Los Angeles-based Dr. Bob Watkins.

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Jan.
29th

UW alum Lewis catches on with Steelers

Pittsburgh cornerback and UW product Roy Lewis films a cameraman during media day for Super Bowl XLIII on Tuesday in this AP photo by Charlie Riedel.

He’s one of he few, recent University of Washington products to make the next step to the NFL, but it appears cornerback Roy Lewis has found a home with Pittsburgh.

Lewis was signed as an undrafted free agent and was invited to the Steelers training camp in August of last year. The Pittsburgh coaching staff liked the hard-hitting Lewis and his ability to play both corner and safety, so Lewis stuck with the team, getting assigned to the team’s practice squad.

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Jan.
29th

Do Cardinals have staying power?

The reporter’s question caused usually forthcoming Arizona defensive lineman Darnell Dockett to pause, gathering his thoughts before responding.

What was his opinion of team owner Bill Bidwill, and did he believe the owner of the Cardinals, known for his thrifty ways, would deal with the eventual fallout of trying to keep the franchise competitive now that they have a team in the Super Bowl?

"I don’t know," Dockett said. "Everybody’s got their opinion of them. Me personally, I hope that reputation changes. And that reputation has to change from within.

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Jan.
28th

Riggins talks Hawks

I made the rounds today as more reporters and players arrived in Tampa. I apologize to the folks who wanted prior warning on when Matt Hasselbeck would arrive, but I was not privy to that information myself and just found out this afternoon. From what I understand Matt is in town doing some promotions for EAS Sports drinks.

Hasselbeck was on Sirius Radio, ESPN and the NFL network today.

Here’s Hasselbeck on the NFL Network in this video link.

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