First reported by Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, the Seattle Seahawks confirmed that offensive lineman Allen Barbre has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
Barbre is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He’s under contract through the 2012 season and is scheduled to make $700,000 in base salary.
Barbre was brought back to Seattle’s active roster midway through last season. The team likes his versatility, and Barbre was expected to compete for a roster spot as a depth guy at both offensive guard and tackle.
Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com writes that Kellen Winslow says Seattle is a perfect fit while being interviewed on ESPN’s NFL 32. We’ll get a chance to talk with Winslow after Seattle’s OTA practice this afternoon.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers his first impressions of Winslow on his Seattle debut at OTAs.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider tells Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com that Seattle was contacted about the team’s interest in doing HBO’s Hard Knocks but declined in this audio link.
Mike Gastineau and Elise Woodward of KJR AM talk with Seattle head coach Pete Carroll in this audio link.
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc believes Matt Flynn is a good enough upgrade at the quarterback position to make the Seahawks a playoff contender. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.
The Seahawks rank No. 21 in this ESPN Insider piece ranking each franchise as it projects toward the 2015 season.
Brent Schrotenboer of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that Kellen Winslow Jr. is being sued for $133,00 for allegedly trashing a home he and his pregnant wife were renting for $9,000 a month in the San Diego area.