Good morning. Sorry for my disappearance for the last, few days, but I’ve been making my way to Las Vegas for some R & R.
But I’ll be checking in throughout the week if any news breaks, and we will also begin our annual Offseason Rewind series, taking a closer look at issues the Seahawks will try and fix from last season.
Joe Foretnbaugh of the National Football Post takes a look at the readjusted Super Bowl odds for NFL teams. The Seattle Seahawks are one of several teams that experienced an odds drop since the opening numbers hit the board, going from 60 to 1 to a 40 to 1 to make the Super Bowl.
Tampa Bay had the most significant drop, going from 100 to 1 to 55 to 1 with the addition of Greg Schiano as the team’s new head coach. And with Peyton Manning in joining the Broncos, Denver’s odds dropped from 50 to 1 to 10 to 1.
Speaking of Vegas, Colts rookie tight end Coby Fleener, filling in for the vacationing Peter King of Sports Illustrated for his Monday Morning Quarterback column, writes that cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said during his talk at the rookie symposium that he once blew $1 million dollars in Las Vegas.
ESPN’s Mike Sando provides this roster analysis of Seattle’s offense. Here’s what Sando had to say about the quarterback competition: “The plan calls for Jackson, Flynn and Wilson to take turns with the first-team offense when training camp opens. The roster spots for Flynn and Wilson appear most secure. Jackson’s situation appears most volatile. He could start, he could serve as a veteran backup at a reduced salary or he could be released. Seattle has to hope Flynn or Wilson takes advantage of the opportunity, on the theory that Jackson has most likely peaked. The Seahawks still like Portis as well, but keeping four quarterbacks isn’t a realistic option.”
Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that Minnesota free agent Visanthe Shiancoe turned down a one-year, $1.2 million offer to join the Seahawks. Seattle apparently grew tired of waiting and made the trade for Kellen Winslow Jr. Shiancoe made a visit to Seattle during free agency, and was considered a strong possibility to join the roster because of his relationship with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, receiver Sidney Rice and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson from his days with the Vikings.
Pro Football Weekly reports that the Seahawks expect defensive end Chris Clemons to be at training camp. Clemons is in the final year of a contract and wants a new deal.
Brian McIntyre of NFL.com takes a look at all 32 NFL team’s salary cap situation. He reports that Seattle has $7,470,071 in cap space.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports lists Zach Miller’s five-year, $34 million contract as one of the worst deals in the league.
Adam Caplan writing for The Sideline View reports that former Baylor Josh Gordon receiver will enter his name into the NFL supplemental draft, reportedly scheduled for July 12, joining TCU running back Ed Wesley. Gordon sat out last season after transferred to Utah because of a suspension for the 2011 season for violating team rules. At 6-4 and 225 pounds, and reportedly clocked in the 4-3s in the 40-yard-dash, Gordon could be selected because of his upside. He finished with 42 receptions for 714 yards (17.0 average) with 7 touchdowns.