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Archives: May 2009


Morning links: Unger a center at heart

Seahawks offensive lineman Max Unger joined KJR’s Mitch Levy on the radio this week. Unger talked about the possibility of playing a lot in his rookie season.

"That’s all up in the air," Unger said about possible playing time. "And I think that will kind of get sorted out a little bit more when training camp starts. But I followed the Seahawks pretty closely this last year, just like I knew about mostly all the injuries and stuff and how the team was pretty much plagued by them.

"I think it’s a completely different story when this team’s at full strength. So again, I think all that playing time stuff will be maybe sorted out when training camp ends and all the preseason games end and stuff."

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Hawks 22nd in ESPN power rankings posted its 2009 NFL power rankings today, and the Seattle Seahawks were 22nd overall. Matt Wiliamson of had Seattle ranked highest at 11th overall, while NFC East blogger Matt Mosley ranked the Hawks lowest at 27th overall.

NFC West blogger Mike Sando ranked Seattle 20th overall. As usual, Sando does a nice job of breaking down the rankings, which you can check out here.

I know, it’s early and how can you rank teams that won’t play a meaningful game for another four months, right? Well, it’s May and we’ll take what we can get

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Morning links: Greetings from Tucson

I’m taking a little R&R this week with family here in the desert. So that, along with the down time for the league, means there will not be a lot of posts on the blog this week.

I will however check in periodically if there’s news, and I have a couple blog posts planned for this week. And you may see a Ryan Divish appearance this week as well if I can coax him to take a break from Mariners’ stuff. Here’s a few links I dug up this morning.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated addresses the possibility of Michael Vick reuniting with ex-Atlanta Falcons head coach Jim Mora, saying it has no legs.

Here’s an excerpt.

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Morning links: Thursday practice report

I apologize for the lateness of this post, but here are some notes from Thursday’s OTA.

The main news coming out of Renton on Thursday was Seattle head coach Jim Mora chose not to talk about Michael Vick’s eventual release from home confinement and whether or not he should be reinstated in the NFL.

It seemed like a perfect opportunity for Mora to address the issue and get it behind him with Vick being in the forefront of the news, but now that he has not provided a firm statement that Vick is not in Seattle’s long-term plans, the story will continue to linger until he does so.

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Morning links: The return of Michael Vick

I’ll have a report from the Seahwks organized team activities later on today.

Turn on the TV to catch up on what you missed in the sports world this week and you can’t avoid seeing something on Michael Vick.

As most of you already know, Vick was released from a Kansas Federal prison and returned home to Virginia on Wednesday where he will serve out the remainder of his 23-month term. He’s scheduled to finish his sentence on July 20, and will likely pursue reinstatement in the NFL in an attempt to pay off his many creditors.

And so the debate begins here and many other places on whether or not the league should allow the convicted felon the opportunity to play in the NFL again.

Our own Dave Boling weighed in today, saying that Vick should be allowed to play, but that it won’t happen in Seattle.

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Report: Hawks sign long snapper Pittman

ESPN’s Mike Sando is reporting the Seattle Seahawks have signed long snapper Bryan Pittman to apparently fill that position for the 2009 season.

Pittman served as the long snapper for the Houston Texans since 2003, before being suspended for four games last year after testing positive for a banned substance that is a violation of the NFL’s steroids policy.

At 6-foot-3, 265 pounds, Pittman attended Thomas Jefferson High in Federal Way and played at the University of Washington.

At 32 years old, Pittman is a younger

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Bobby Engram on KJR: Time to move on

Former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Bobby Engram talked with KJR’s Dave "Softy" Mahler this morning about his time in Seattle and why he moved on to Kansas City.

Engram spoke by phone in Kansas City, where he’s working in the Chiefs’ offseason program.

Engram said it was time to move on, particularly after the offseason heading into the 2008 season when he asked for a new deal, but the Seahawks brass failed to renegotiate his contract.

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