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Archives: Feb. 2009

Feb.
28th

Hawks free agent tracker

Here’s a wrap-up of the first day of free agency and how it impacted the Seahawks.

Heading to Seattle?

WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh
Status: Met with team officials on Friday and discussed terms. The Bengals receiver is believed to be seeking a three-to-four year deal at $10 million per, which is on the high side. Houshmandzadeh may make a decision on where he will go tonight, but appears to be waiting for other teams to get involved. Philadelphia has reportedly backed off, leaving the Hawks, Minnesota, the N.Y. Giants and perhaps a return to Cincinnati as possible options.

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Feb.
27th

Report: RB Morris to Lions

Adam Schefter of NFL.com is reporting that Seattle Seahawks free agent running back Maurice Morris signed a three-year, $7 million deal to back up Kevin Smith in Detroit.


Although Morris was productive during his seven-year tenure in Seattle, the deal does not come as a surprise, as Seattle is expected to go with the running back tandem of Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett.

Feb.
27th

Report: WR Reggie Williams arrested in Houston

Eliminate those thoughts of Jacksonville free agent wide receiver Reggie Williams returning home to play for the Seattle Seahawks.


Williams, a Lakes High and University of Washington grad, was arrested in Houston and charged with DWI and possession of .97 grams of marijuana, both misdemeanors.


According to the report, Williams allegedly failed three field sobriety tests but refused to voluntarily provide a blood and urine sample.


The arresting officer did obtain a search warrant and obtained a blood specimen, the report said.


Williams was initially pulled over as part of a routine traffic stop

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Feb.
27th

Report: DT Bernard to visit Giants

The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting that Seattle Seahawks free agent Rocky Bernard will visit the New York Giants today. The Ledger reports that Bernard was on the Giants’ radar when he became a free agent three years ago.


Also, according to this report from the Sacramento Bee, the San Francisco 49ers signed fullback Moran Norris and receiver/returner Allen Rossum.

Feb.
27th

Hawks’ DE Jackson will remember the critics

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed that receiver T.J. Houshmendzadeh is in town visiting with team officials and taking a look at the facility.

Also, Seattle defensive end Lawrence Jackson talked with KJR’s Mitch Levy this morning about his rookie season and some of the criticism he received from folks in the media and fans.

Levy stated he was disappointed in Jackson’s rookie season, and asked how Jackson felt about his rookie performance.

Jackson admitted he did not play up to his expectations, and was frank about his frustration with how people perceived he performed. Jackson says he’ll remember what the critics said.

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Feb.
27th

Report: Houshmandzadeh to visit with Hawks

Alex Marvez of Fox Sports is reporting that according to two sources, T.J. Houshmandzadeh will visit with the Seattle Seahawks today. The Cincinnati receiver said Seattle’s one of the teams he’s interested in playing for, and would certainly be a nice fit in Seattle’s system. I’m still waiting for confirmation from the Seahawks.


Tampa Bay also completed a trade, picking up Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow for undisclosed picks, according to Adam Schefter of NFL.com

Feb.
27th

Morning links: WR Engram not optimistic about return to Seattle

Some links to start this first fill day of free agency. I’ll have reports throughout the day as I learn more about what’s happening.

Seattle receiver Bobby Engram tells Associated Press reporter Tim Booth while attending the UW-Arizona State men’s basketball game on Thursday that he isn’t optimistic about returning to the Seahawks.

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Feb.
26th

Hawks free agent tracker

As the hours tick down toward the NFL free agency period beginning at 9:01 p.m. this evening on the West Coast, we take a look at the Seattle Seahawks free agency prospects and the chances of them remaining in Seattle. We’ll update this list regularly once the player movement begins on Friday.

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