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Archives: April 2009

April
30th

It’s official: Seahawks, Hill reach a deal

The Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Leroy Hill have agreed to terms to a multi-year deal, the team announced this afternoon.

Hill, Seattle’s second of two third round picks (98th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, has started 50 of 56 career games, totaling 321 tackles (237 solo), 13.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his career.

It appears the Seattle Seahawks strategy of rescinding the franchise tag on Hill in order to speed up negotiations with the 26-year-old linebacker paid off.

In an interview with KJR-AM’s Mitch Levy this morning, Seattle head coach Jim Mora said he felt a deal with Hill was just a matter of time.

“My belief in talking to Leroy as much as I have is that he’ll be wearing a Seattle Seahawk uniform next year,” Mora said. “I feel very confident of that."

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April
29th

Hawks roster update

Seahawks insider reader Tyler Welch was kind enough to provide an updated roster for the Seahawks in this excel spreadsheet, which includes the additions of Seattle’s rookies through the draft and free agency, along with free agent pick-ups.


The Seahawks currently are capped at 80 players on the roster now, but that includes reserving a spot for unrestricted free agent Leroy Hill. Enjoy, and thanks again Tyler.

April
29th

DE Kerney has elbow surgery

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney had surgery on his left elbow on Tuesday in Seattle to remove bone chips. Team sources characterized the surgery as maintenance cleanup. Kerney is still expected to be ready in time for training camp in July.

KING-5 first reported the story.

Kerney had season-ending, shoulder surgery in 2008, missing the last nine games of the year. Kerney’s had two major shoulder surgeries in less than a year, tearing the labrum in his left shoulder for the second time since signing with the Seahawks.

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April
28th

Seahawks mock draft: We have a winner

With the draft now over I finally had a chance to update our Seahawks mock draft results. And we have a winner.


Schlede was the only contestant to get two of Seattle’s seven picks right, correctly picking Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry’s selection in the first round, and then also predicting Oregon defensive end Nick Reed’s selection in the seventh round.


Others who got one pick right include: Eric Williams (Aaron Curry), Dougula (Curry), Fuzzman55 (Max Unger), Seahawklovertoo (Unger), Brosco13 (Unger), JacDG (Unger) and CamanoIslandJQ (Deon Butler).


Thanks for all who participated. And Schede email me

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April
27th

Hawks sign Lucas, Griffith

The wheels continued to turn in Renton for the Seattle Seahawks today, as they announced the signing of two veterans they were rumored to be interested in, with former Seahawk Ken Lucas and ex-Oakland Raiders fullback Justin Griffith signing with the team.

Terms of their agreements were not disclosed.

What this means for the status of linebacker Leroy Hill remains to be seen. Seahawks GM Tim Ruskell maintained at today’s press conference for linebacker Aaron Curry that the two sides are still negotiating. But you would have to think the money is drying up with these two signing and the rookie draft class yet to be signed.

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April
27th

Aaron Curry ready to contribute

Seattle’s newest addition linebacker Aaron Curry was just as impressive during interviews this morning as he was at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February.

He was relaxed and approachable in answering questions, let still presented himself strongly and with confidence in answering questions from reporters. In listening to Curry talk you can understand whey GM Tim Ruskell and the rest of the staff were excited about getting Curry, and why he is a good match for the team.

Curry’s a small-town, community-oriented guy who lets his play do the talking.

Ruskell also addressed the Leroy Hill situation, stating that the two sides are continuing negotiations and that the franchise’s goal remains to keep Hill in the fold.

Listen to a snippet of our conversation with Curry here.

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April
27th

Ruskell says Hawks still negotiating with LB Hill

Here’s a video clip from our discussion with Seattle Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell on the team rescinding the franchise tag from linebacker Leroy Hill.

As reported earlier, Ruskell said the team made the move in large part because they drafted linebacker Aaron Curry, and along with the rest of the rookies they drafted and free agents they signed, the need the cap room for flexibility.

However, Ruskell did say the team is still negotiating with Hill, and that the 26-year-old linebacker indicated through a conversation with Mora that Hill still wants to remain a Seahawk.

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