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Archives: Jan. 2013

Jan.
31st

Hill’s bail set at $150,000; he remains in custody

Leroy Hill had his bail hearing today in King County Superior Court. Hill waived his right to appear at the hearing, and his bail was set at $150,000.

Hill remained in King County Jail as of 5 p.m. today. The King County prosecutor’s office has until Friday to decide if they will pursue charges against the 30-year-old Seattle Seahawks linebacker.

Hill is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.

According to the probable cause report filed today, Hill is being held on domestic violence offenses of unlawful imprisonment and third degree assault.

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Jan.
30th

Leroy Hill remains in custody in Issaquah jail, no decision on when charges will be filed

Here’s what I know regarding Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill’s arrested for a domestic disturbance.

According to a press release issued by the Issaquah police department, officers responded to a call at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon near Cougar Ridge Drive Northwest for a report of an ongoing assault.

According to the report, a 26-year-old female Issaquah resident told officers her boyfriend, Hill, assaulted her several times during the day, and kept her in his residence against his will.

The woman stated that Hill blocked the doorway and would not allow her to leave the residence, taking her cell phone, according to the report.

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Jan.
30th

Report: Leroy Hill arrested for domestic violence

This is not the kind of news you want to wake up to if you’re Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll or general manager John Schneider.

According to Mike Ferreri of KOMO TV news, Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested on domestic violence charges in Issaquah. Hill has not been formally charged, according to the Washington State Patrol.

If the report is true, Hill’s latest brush with the law continues a troubling trend. The 30-year-old was arrested in his Atlanta condo for Marijuana possession on February 25 of 2012, but those charges were later dismissed after a urine test came back negative, clearing his name.

Hill received a sentence of 12 months probation for misdemeanor drug possession for a Jan. 24, 2009 incident in which he was found asleep at the wheel by police in suburban Atlanta with marijuana in his car.

Hill also was arrested in April 2010 at his home in Issaquah on a misdemeanor count of fourth degree assault/domestic violence for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend at the time.

Hill avoided trial and a settlement was reached in the domestic dispute, with charges dismissed if he complied with stipulations handed down by the Issaquah Municipal Court.

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Jan.
29th

Seahawks to hire Travis Jones as D-line coach


New Seattle Seahawks defensive line coach Travis Jones runs through drills while serving as an assistant defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints during training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

First reported by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, I can confirm that the Seattle Seahawks plan to hire New Orleans assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones to fill the team’s defensive line coaching position left vacant when to Todd Wash followed defensive coordinator Gus Bradley to Jacksonville.

Jones spent the

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Jan.
29th

Breno Giacomini has elbow surgery

Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) celebrates with Breno Giacomini (68) after Miller scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) celebrates with Breno Giacomini (68) after Miller scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The Seattle Seahawks announced that right tackle Breno Giacomini underwent successful arthoscopic surgery on his right elbow this morning at Seattle Surgery Center.

The surgery was performed by team doctor Ed Khalfayan. Giacomini was listed on the team’s injury report the last week of the regular season against the St. Louis Rams, and played with the issue throughout the NFC playoffs.

Recovery time is expected to be four to six weeks for Giacomini’s elbow issue, so he should be ready for the start of Seattle’s off-season workout program at the end of March.

Jan.
29th

Morning links: Cruising the mock drafts

University of Texas defensive end Alex Okafor works out during practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Mobile, Ala.  (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)
University of Texas defensive end Alex Okafor works out during practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)

I always like to take a look at the mock drafts a couple days after the Senior Bowl to see how draft analysts are re-evaluating players after last week.

Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, now has Seattle selecting Texas defensive end Alex Okafor at No. 25. Rang: “The risky (and ridiculed) selection of undersized pass rusher Bruce Irvin paid off as the former West Virginia standout led all rookies with 8.5 sacks in 2012. His speed off the edge could be complemented with a more refined pass rusher like Okafor, whose greater length, strength and hand technique could make him a suitable complement as the team adjusts for life without top pass-rusher Chris Clemons, who’s recovering with a torn ACL.”

Rang’s colleague, Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com, likes Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams at No. 25 for Seattle. Brugler: “The Seahawks have one of the better defensive fronts in the NFC, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them add some depth, especially with Alan Branch slated to hit free agency in the winter. Williams lined up at nose tackle for the Tide, but has the ability to be productive in either and even or odd front.”

Bucky Brooks at NFL.com has Seattle selecting LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery at No. 25.

Daniel Jeremiah at NFL.com gives Seattle Ohio State defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins at No. 25.

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Jan.
28th

Hawks D-line coach Todd Wash follows Bradley to Jacksonville

Seahawks defensive line coach Todd Wash works players out during practice drills, Monday, July 30, 2012, at NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seahawks defensive line coach Todd Wash works players out during practice drills, Monday, July 30, 2012, at NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Seattle Seahawks apparently will be looking for a new defensive line coach.

First reported by Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union and later announced by the Jaguars, Seahawks defensive line coach Todd Wash has followed good friend Gus Bradley to Jacksonville, where he will serve as the Jaguars defensive line coach.

O’Halloran reports because it was a lateral move, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll had to sign off on the move.

Wash outside linebacker with Bradley at North Dakota State, and also coached with him in college for the Bison and at Tampa Bay.

With Dan Quinn taking over as the defensive coordinator for Bradley, his defensive line coach at the University of Florida, former San Francisco all-pro defensive lineman Bryant Young, could be a consideration to replace Wash.

Former Seattle assistant defensive line coach Mike Phair, who worked with the Seahawks while Quinn was here, also could have been a possibility, but he accepted a job to stay in Chicago as that team’s defensive line coach for new Bears head coach Marc Trestman.