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Archives: March 2009

March
31st

Ex-Hawks DB Lucas in Seattle’s crosshairs

Cornerback Ken Lucas, recently released by the Carolina Panthers, reportedly visited the Seattle Seahawks before taking a trip to Chicago on Monday, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune. Team sources confirmed Lucas’ visit to Seattle.

When Lucas was released by the Panthers earlier this month I said that he would be a good fit in Seattle because at 6-0, 205 pounds he’s a big, physical corner who would fit in nicely with Seattle’s change to more of a cover-2 scheme.

Lucas was drafted by Seattle in 2001 and got his start with the Seahawks before leaving in free agency to Carolina in 2005.

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March
30th

Hawks preseason games announced

The National Football League announced its preseason schedule this morning, and it’s no surprise that the Seattle Seahawks schedule includes all AFC West opponents.

The league typically tries to limit travel for its teams during the preseason, and the Seahawks usually do not play against NFC West divisional opponents during these exhibition contests, so that’s why you see Seattle facing a steady diet of Oakland and San Diego during the preseason.

Here’s Seattle’s schedule.

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March
30th

Roster Analysis

Except for perhaps another free agent addition or two to fill out the roster along with the team’s draft selections, the Seahawks roster is in large part what it will look like when the team begins its first minicamp in April. So here’s another look at the team from each position heading into April. Seattle currently has 65 players on the roster, and has lost seven of its own players through free agency.

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March
28th

WSU’s Gibson posts solid numbers on pro day

Washington State receiver Brandon Gibson worked out for NFL scouts this afternoon at Chief Sealth High in West Seattle.

And he had a good showing, with scouts from at least 10 NFL teams looking on, including representatives from the Seattle Seahawks and ex-Seahawks executive Randy Mueller, now in the front office of the San Diego Chargers.

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March
28th

Morning links: Weaver misunderstood in Philly

Ex-Seattle Seahawks fullback Leonard Weaver is learning the hard way in how to deal with the Philadelphia media. Weaver said during an interview with the Philadelphia media that the Eagles were his second choice and he would have preferred to stay in Seattle.

He’s been pretty consistent about saying that, so it’s not a big deal, right? Wrong.

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March
26th

Hawks work out LB Curry at Wake Forest

The Seattle Seahawks put linebacker Aaron Curry through a private workout today at Wake Forest’s athletic facility, according to Curry’s agent Andy Ross.

"He (Curry) said everything went great," Ross said. "He really got along with the coach well and really likes their system. He just looks forward to whatever team takes him to be a leader and an impact player."

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March
26th

Will QB Stafford be available for Hawks?

With a month left before this year’s draft will begin to shift our focus to what the Seattle Seahawks will do with their 10 draft picks in April. A lot has been said about the need for a future replacement for Matt Hasselbeck. Seahawks team president and general manager Tim Ruskell has said that Seattle is "in the zone" to pick a quarterback to develop for the future.

And there seems to be some question whether or not Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford will be available when Seattle picks at No. 4. The short answer, at least in my opinion, is Stafford will not be available and Detroit will select him with the No. 1 overall pick.

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March
25th

Hawks need a home run hitter

There’s been a lot of talk out in the ether about the Seattle Seahawks drafting a running back early in the draft. And I agree they could use some depth at running back.

Specifically, I think the Seahawks need a speed back – a guy who can break the big play and work in as a nice compliment to the hard-nosed running style of Julius Jones and bruiser T.J. Duckett.

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