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Archives: March 2010

March
31st

Hawks preseason schedule released

The league released the preseason schedule today, and the Seahawks will face Tennessee and Green Bay at home, Minnesota and Oakland on the road.

Seattle usually plays a steady diet of AFC West teams during the exhibition season to cut down on travel, but likely only plays Oakland this year because the Seahawks play the AFC West during the regular season. Dates for the games have not been announced.

The regular season schedule is expected to be announced in mid-April, but Seattle’s opponents are already locked in.

The Seahawks will host Arizona, San Francisco, St. Louis, Atlanta,

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March
31st

Morning links: Lions in the hunt for OG Sims

According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions are seriously considering a trade for Seahawks offensive lineman Rob Sims. The Seattle restricted free agent has been tendered as a fourth round level, and the team reportedly is not interested in bringing him back.

Other teams remain interested in Sims, including Chicago, but Seattle reportedly was not interested in making a trade for Chicago defensive end Alex Brown.

If Sims winds up in Detroit, he would be joining several former Seahawks already on the roster, including recent unrestricted free agent signing Nate Burleson, linebacker Julius Peterson, running back Maurice Morris, tight end Will Heller, safety Marquand Manuel and cornerback Kevin Hobbs.

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March
30th

Offseason rewind: Gaining those tough yards

Former Seahawks running back T.J. Duckett

The Seahawks made a somewhat surprising move at the end of training camp in 2009, getting rid of short yardage running back T.J. Duckett and choosing to bring in veteran Edgerrin James to complement Julius Jones.

Duckett was a one-trick pony if there ever was one, but he was effective at that one skill, getting first downs in short-yardage situations. During the 2008 season, Duckett converted 26 of 62 rushes into first downs and finished with eight rushing touchdowns.

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March
29th

Report: Tennessee QB Crompton to visit Seattle

Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton

Tennessee quarterback Jonathan Crompton is scheduled to visit the Seahawks, according to this report from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Crompton also will visit Jacksonville, Oakland and San Diego.

Crompton wasn’t invited to the combine, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll should have some good information on him through his relationship with former Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin. And Seattle appears to still be in pursuit of a developmental quarterback to come in and compete with Mike Teel. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow also is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.

Crompton had an up-and-down career for the Vols, but finished the season strong, throwing for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on the year. Crompton finished with 18 touchdowns and just five interceptions in his final eight games. Check out his stats here.

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March
29th

Hawks sign WR Morey

The Seattle Seahawks announced the signing of Arizona Cardinals free agent wide receiver Sean Morey to a multi-year deal.

Morey, 34, played a key role on the Cardinals punt and kickoff coverage units, which is an area Seattle could certainly use some help.

Morey earned a 2008 trip to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player, with 22 tackles on special teams that year. He also earned notoriety that season for blocking a punt in overtime against Dallas that led to a game-winning touchdown by linebacker Monty Beisel. Morey was selected a Pro Bowl alternate as a special

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March
29th

Morning links: QB Bradford pro day today

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford has his pro day today. And if he shows that he has no ill effect from last year’s shoulder injury, Bradford likely will be the top pick by the St. Louis Rams come draft time.

According to this story from The Oklahoman, most of the draft experts expect Bradford to go No. 1 overall.

Oklahoma University will have a live web cast for the event, which begins at 8:45 pacific time.

Michael Lombardi of the National Football Post says it’s important for Bradford to throw with good velocity and power.

Rob Rang

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March
28th

Morning links: Hawks not interested in Bears DE Brown

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Time reports that, contrary to an earlier published report, the Seahawks have talked to the Chicago Bears about moving Rob Sims, but are not interested in trading for Bears defensive end Alex Brown.

Part of the issue could be Brown’s contract. He’s has two years left on his deal, and is due $5 million in 2010. And considering the talented defensive ends in this year’s draft, Seattle might be seeking a solution to the lack of depth along the defensive line in the draft instead of through free agency.

Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times says the Bears are taking a big risk by getting rid of the reliable Brown.

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March
27th

Report: OG Sims could be headed to Chicago

According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Seahawks could be shipping offensive guard Rob Sims to the Chicago Bears for defensive end Alex Brown.

Sims is a restricted free agent who has not signed his fourth round tender and apparently is not in Seattle’s plans moving forward. Sims might be a better fit for the Bears’ offensive scheme.

Sims was a favorite of former general manager Tim Ruskell, who is rumored to be joining Chicago’s front office. Sims had been part of Seattle’s plans moving forward when Ruskell was still with the team.

Brown, 30, has

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