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Archives: May 2010

May
26th

Schneider on KJR: Keeping an open mind on Hill situation

Although he had nothing too earth shattering to say, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider hit on several topics regarding the team during his interview with KJR’s Mitch Levy.

* Schneider said the team will continue to wait on the league and the completion of the legal process with linebacker Leroy Hill. The team has asked Hill to stay away from the facility until he resolves his legal issues. And while the team is keeping an open mind, Schneider did not rule out the possibility that Hill would not be with the team this season. Schneider said he hopes to hear from the league on Hill’s legal issues in the next, couple weeks.

* Schneider did not close the book on the team pursuing veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens, but he did say that the team probably would not move in that direction unless “something drastic happens.”

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May
25th

Morning links: TE Allan catches on


New Seahawks safety Earl Thomas works out on Monday (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Our own Dave Boling weighs in on Seattle’s constant roster churn during the offseason, talking to tight end Michael Allan. The Whitworth product was brought in to catch balls for J.P. Losman during his workout for the team last week, and ultimately earned a spot on the roster.

Allen, who had been working as personal trainer at a gym in Issaquah, ran a 4.65 during the workout, which is faster than he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2007.

My story from Monday’s practice focuses on J.P. Losman’s return to the league.

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May
24th

Carroll: Losman strengthens quarterback position

The Seattle Seahawks liked J.P. Losman better than Mike Teel and Mike Reilly. That’s essentially the reason Pete Carroll gave for the team signing Losman last week and releasing the other two quarterbacks. Carroll believes that Losman gives Seattle more depth and experience at the position, and also will make things more competitive for both Matt Hasselbeck, and in particular Charlie Whitehurst.

“He’s got a terrific arm,” Carroll said. “In his workout when we saw him, there was just no question that he had really good control of the football. His accuracy was there and he has fantastic strength in his arm.

“Our guys had evaluated him coming out (of college) and really liked him. We know that he’s had a lot of play time that gives him some background. And we think he gives us a chance to be more competitive. And I already talked to Charlie about feeling the push from J.P., and that’s how this goes.”

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May
23rd

Morning links: Trufant out to prove ’09 a fluke

Marcus Trufant held his seventh annual Trufant Family Foundation celebration on Saturday at the place where his football career started, Al Davies Boys and Girls Club in Tacoma.

About 20 of his fellow players showed up to sign autographs and spend time with fans and members of the Boys and Girls Club for the afternoon

You can read my story from Saturday’s event here. Trufant said the day is important to spend time with family and friends, but also acknowledge the work his foundation does to serve others throughout the year.

“I’m home grown,” Trufant said. “I get to play for my hometown. It doesn’t really work out like that all the time. So I’m kind of a special guy in a special situation. So I feel like I’ve been blessed, and I’m just able to give back.

“It just feels good to be around people you love, and people who love you.”

Trufant also talked about his struggles on the football field last season. He is coming off perhaps his worst season as a pro. Trufant missed the first six weeks of 2009 with a disk issue in his back, starting the season on the physically unable to perform list.

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May
21st

QB Teel claimed by New England

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald confirms that former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Mike Teel has been claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.

For the second time in his career Teel has put Jeff Rowe out of work, as the Nevada product was released by the Patriots today to make room for the Rutgers product. Rowe competed with Teel for the third string quarterback job in Seattle last season. Rowe finished last season on New England’s practice squad.

Teel will compete for the backup QB job in New England behind Tom Brady with Brian Hoyer and

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May
21st

Morning links: The churning Seahawks roster

Clare Farnsworth at Seahawks.com has a nice breakdown of the ever-changing, offseason roster for the Seattle Seahawks right here.

According to Farnsworth, Seattle has went through 55 transactions in the 122 days since general manager John Schneider came on board. That number does not include the nine players Seattle selected in this year’s draft, or the 15 rookie free agents added after the draft.

“We’ve said it from Day One – that how we’re going to built it,” Schneider said. “We’re going to build it on competition and we’re going to keep looking for guys.”

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May
20th

Morning links: T.O. in Seattle? Don’t bet on it

Steve Wyche of the NFL Network reports that the Seattle Seahawks showed preliminary interest in veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens, making exploratory phone calls to check in on the 36-year-old according to a source.

If Seattle indeed made those calls, it’s likely that happened during their pursuit of Brandon Marshall before the draft. As it stands now, the Seahawks have 15 receivers on the roster, selected Golden Tate in the second round of this year’s draft and have big receivers in Mike Williams, Reggie Williams and Ruvell Martin. So it is unlikely that Seattle is in need of Owens’ services, and this is probably a move to generate interest in the mercurial receiver.

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