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Archives: May 2013

May
31st

Toronto Argonauts cut WR Mike Williams

Well, that didn’t last long.

A week after he signed with the Toronto Argonauts, former Seattle receiver Mike Williams was released by the Canadian Football League team this afternoon.

Williams was one of 43 players who participated in a rookie minicamp for the Argonauts, with the hopes of being invited back to compete in the veteran camp beginning in June.

You can watch Williams on the field here.

May
31st

Robinson on ESPN 710 Seattle: “We have an opportunity to do something special.”

Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson (26) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson (26) in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson appeared on ESPN 710 Seattle this morning, talking with Brock Huard and Danny O’Neil.

You can listen to that conversation here.

Robinson talked about the players-only meeting Seattle’s veteran players called to discuss the team’s recent issues regarding the NFL’s performance enhancing drugs.

“We basically kind of got in there and started holding each other accountable for our actions,” Robinson said. “We have an opportunity to do something special, and again, we need all of our guys – all hands on deck.

“It’s kind of some of the problems you get when you have a really young team, but that’s no excuse. We have to make sure we’re all available for all 16 games.”

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May
31st

Morning links: Harvin talks Hawks on Jim Rome Show

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, watches as new wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) makes a catch Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football organized team activity workout in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, watches as new wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) makes a catch Monday, May 20, 2013, during an NFL football organized team activity workout in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Seahawks Percy Harvin was on The Jim Rome Show on Thursday. Among other things, Harvin discussed making the transition to his new team in Seattle, along with the rumors that he did not get along with his former quarterback in Minnesota, Christian Ponder.

Harvin on Ponder: “I never had a problem with him; I’ve never stated I had a problem with him. I’ve never seen a problem he’s had with me; he’s never said he’s had a problem with me. (We were) on the same page, it’s just a lot of articles that tried to pick up on things that weren’t there.”

On facing Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner every day in practice: “It’s lovely. I always said I wanted to get better going against lengthy defenders with longer arms, they tend to give me the most problems. So, when I got the trade here, going against these guys every day, has been a blessing in disguise.”

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May
30th

Richard Sherman No. 50 on NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Add some more pebbles to the enormous boulder on Richard Sherman’s shoulder.

Seattle’s talkative cornerback finished tied for second in the NFL with eight interceptions and led the league in pass deflections with 32, yet Sherman checks in at No. 50 on the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2013 list.

Go figure.

Sherman makes it five Seattle players on the top 100 list, joining Max Unger (No. 95), Percy Harvin (90), Earl Thomas (66) and Russell Wilson (51).

Running back Marshawn Lynch likely will make it six Seahawks with an appearance among the top 40 players yet to be announced.

However, it’s hard to believe that two cornerbacks in the NFL – Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie to be among the final 40 players – are better than Sherman at this point in his career.

May
30th

Morning links: Obomanu lands with Jets

AP photo
AP photo

The New York Jets announced this morning that the team has signed Seattle Seahawks free agent receiver Ben Obomanu.

The move makes sense for the Jets, with general manager John Idzik’s connection with the Seahawks.

Obomanu, 29, was released by Seattle in a cost-cutting move in March. Obomanu was due to make $2.3 million in base salary in 2013, but likely would have been competing for a fifth receiver spot in Seattle.

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May
29th

WR Reggie Williams signs with CFL’s Toronto Argonauts

Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams. (TNT file photo)
Former University of Washington standout receiver Reggie Williams. (TNT file photo)

First reported by Adam Caplan, Lakes High product and University of Washington standout Reggie Williams has signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

A first round selection of Jacksonville in the 2004 draft, Williams never lived up to the lofty expectations while with the Jaguars.

Williams, 30, totaled 189 receptions for 2,332 yards and 18 touchdowns in five seasons with Jacksonville.

In 2010, Williams was signed to Seattle’s 90-man roster, brought in to compete with another reclamation project, Mike Williams. However, Reggie Williams was released before the beginning of training camp.

Now, Reggie and Mike Williams are back together again in Toronto. Mike Williams signed a deal with Toronto last week.

May
29th

Hawks add TE Anthony McCoy to IR, sign local product WR Greg Herd

Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)
Eastern Washington receiver Greg Herd (3) runs the ball against Sacramento State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Tyler Tjomsland)

The Seattle Seahawks announced a couple roster moves this afternoon. Seattle released wide receiver Matt Austin and signed Eastern Washington University product and Tacoma native Greg Herd.

Austin, who signed with Seattle on May 10, was released with a “left squad” designation.

Injured tight end Anthony McCoy cleared waivers and was added to the team’s injured reserve list.

Seattle also released offensive lineman Jordan Roussos and claimed defensive tackle Michael Brooks (Lions) off the waiver wire.

Herd, a product of Steilacoom High, participated in Seattle’s local pro day in April at the VMAC. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, Herd initially signed as an undrafted rookie free agent with Dallas after the draft, but was released on May 13.

Herd played four seasons at Eastern Washington, starting 22 of 47 games played. Herd finished second on the team in receptions his senior season with 66 catches for 952 yards and seven touchdowns.

At 6-3 and 295 pounds, Brooks appears to be a candidate to play 3-tech for the Seahawks. The East Carolina product finished with 35 tackles and two sacks his senior season.