Alex Marvez of Fox Sports is reporting the 2009 salary cap is increasing by nearly $1 million to $128 million.
This should help Seattle, who is likely pushing close to that barrier after signing Leroy Hill to his six-year, $36 million deal, and could used some room in case they have to bring in players during the season to replenish injured players as they had to do last year.
Are San Francisco 49ers fans scared of Seattle? Fan blog Niners nation reviews the offseason moves Seattle has made and discusses how San Francisco will do against the Seahawks in 2009.
Seahawks tight end John Carlson talked with Dave "Softy" Mahler about the upcoming season in this audio link. I haven’t talked with Carlson much during the offseason workout programs, but he’s looked solid as usual during practice drills, and I expect he’ll have another good year this season, particularly if Seattle stays healthy at receiver.
Carlson said he’s working on improving his blocking technique during the offseason, and that he expects the Seahawks to score a lot of points in Greg Knapp’s revamped offensive system.
More love from the national media for Seattle, as ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio highlights Seattle as one of six teams that missed the playoffs last season who should make the postseason in 2009.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles new receivers coach Robert Prince.
Steve Wyche of NFL.com predicts the Seahawks could be one of the teams benefiting from getting players back healthy in 2009.
Bucky Brooks of NFL.com ranks Seattle among the top five teams who have had the most impressive offseason.