The Seattle Seahawks have sent out a press release stating that they will have a press conference on Thursday morning, which it’s presumed that team president and general manager Tim Ruskell will announce his resignation.
Ruskell is in the final year of a five-year deal with the team, and was reportedly informed by the team that he would not be given an extension a the end of the year, according to a report by Pro Football Weekly earlier this week. Ruskell reportedly asked for clarity on his role with the team after the report surfaced stating he would not be back at the end of the year.
With Ruskell stepping down, former Seahawks head coach and general manager Mike Holmgren likely will be one of the top candidates for the position.
Ruskell made some key moves to help Seattle reach the Super Bowl in his first year with the team in 2005. But after the Seahawks finished 4-12 last year in Holmgren’s final year as coach, Ruskell came under pressure to help turn things around this season. And he came under more scrutiny with the team struggling to a 4-7 start under new head coach Jim Mora’s first season with the team.
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