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Seferian-Jenkins doesn’t run UPDATE

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm with 32 Comments »
February 22, 2014 2:20 pm

Former Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins didn’t run the 40-yard dash as scheduled Saturday. The NFL Network reported that Seferian-Jenkins chose not to run because of a foot injury.

When Seferian-Jenkins met with the media Wednesday, he said he hoped to run around a 4.6 40-yard dash Saturday.

He did 20 reps during the 225-pound bench press, which was toward the bottom of the tight end pack. For reference, the highest was 35.

UPDATE: Seferian-Jenkins said on the NFL Network he wasn’t medically cleared to run.

Rob Rang of CBS sports says doctors discovered a pre-existing foot injury when they tested Seferian-Jenkins.

It’s unclear if Seferian-Jenkins will be prepared for Washington’s Pro Day on April 2.

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  1. HonHawksLSB says:

    I hope we don’t draft that guy. He’s soft, lazy and not a good dude.

  2. tealskin says:

    Well, if he’s soft and lazy, there’s no way. Lotta other guys out there. I’d prefer to keep Zach for another season and groom a new player of the same type.

  3. ” soft, lazy and not a good dude.”

    Seems a little premature to throw him in the “Jeremy Stevens” pile. The guy had a DUI, but other than that hasn’t had a lot of negative headlines. None that I can think of.

    I think he will be a good player for somebody.

  4. While Zachary Miller is a fine player he is certainly not deserving to be the 8th highest TE in terms of salary. You can’t pay everyone like that. It’s lunacy. You need to save where you can so you can pay your core and star players, not your nice role players.

  5. tealskin says:

    Bobby- Not saying that Zach shouldn’t be making
    less $ but he’s a reliable, known quantity that helps the O line which needs at least another season to get it together. TE is not at the top of my list in the draft, not even close. Both O and D lines are easily more important.

  6. We overpaid heinously for both Rice and Miller. The problem with cutting Miller is that replacing him saves us little unless McCoy or Willson can take his place, and I can’t see that happening. Millers contract may be extended, but cutting him would surprise me.

    The biggest reason we need him is that the line is still a fluctuating mess. Once the line is solid, THEN–and ONLY then–will he be expendable.

    Also, though not the fastest, he has remarkable hands. IMO, he’s one of the top 8 TE’s in football, and if you exclude non-blockers, he’s one of the best.

  7. He knows the system and we gain little cap space by replacing him with a vet who wont know Cables system. That’s why unless we can count on McCoy to replace him, I think he stays.

  8. Got to agree with STTBM here. Miller does all the things you don’t necessarily see. I would be glad if he took a small pay cut for the team though. Don’t think you get rid of him. Willson hasn’t shown that he can replace him and, they have nothing else. Hope they do bring back McCoy on a min contract.

    If I was a betting man I’d say that ASJ has a very nice career in the NFL. Had a big body and a huge catch radius. Can be a beast in the red zone.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Good for Browner.
    Hopefully he can do something legally so he doesn’t have to face a one year suspension.

  10. Palerydr says:

    I can see asking Miller to restructure his contract. His total salary this year is 7mil cutting him before June 1st would save us 5 mil if I got it right. Personally I think that would be a stupid move he avg over 50 catches a season as a Raider. It seems to me he has put his own stats aside for the good of the team, something very rare in sports today. I still remember the Chicago game 2 years ago on 4th down in the 4th quarter Miller was the target and he caught that ball to extend our game tying drive. He’s as good a pass catching TE as there is in the NFL, he just isn’t asked to do that here, but he certainly could. Releasing him would be a big mistake and I don’t see John and Pete making too many mistakes these days.

  11. Is Zach Miller a difference maker? No.

    Is he a good, solid player? Yes.

    Since when do you pay decent players like they are superstars when you have legit superstars who are getting close to getting superstar paydays and you’re already up against the cap?

    You can’t pay everybody and if you keep the Zach Miller players of the world around and pay them – you’re eventually not going to have the Richard Sherman type of players because of the cap.

    As long as we’re at it, we should pay Golden Tate like he’s a top 8 receiver when he’s not and give Bennett the contract he wants and franchise Hausch and on and on. Lets ensure we’ve given all of the fringe players so much money that we can’t eventually sign Wilson, ET, and Sherman.

  12. Screensmoke says:

    I could c it going either way- wouldn’t be shocked if he was released if he doesn’t restructure- I think if asked to restructure he would -Paul Allen has allready taken care of him- Zack knows it.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Agree with those that think keeping Miller,(at least one more season) is a good idea. I also agree with possibly restructuring his contract if possible.
    Personally I think ranking TEs just by how many catches they make a season is foolish. This isn’t fantasy football, this is Seahawks football.

    Apparently this could be a good draft to upgrade the O-line and make STTBM happy.

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    possibly restructuring his contract if possible? My bad. Lol.

  15. Palerydr says:

    Is Zach Miller a difference maker I would certainly argue Yes to that. He does all the things that don’t show up as stats but certainly make a difference. Would I restructure his contract Yes, he does make a lot of money and we do need that cash later to sign a Richard Sherman, Michael Bennet and Russel Wilson. Your sarcasm, Bobby, is unfounded and unappreciated. My reference to his avg of 50 catches was not FF stuff it was to point out he is capable of making plays. IMO he could lead this team in catches because he has the skill/talent to do so however he isn’t asked to do that in this offense.

  16. Miller can’t go in this year with that cap number.

    And I would sign Kenny Britt to a 1 year veteran minimum type of contract.

    It’s a buyers market for WR folks.

  17. Britt is a head case and honestly I’d rather resign Rice.

    Bobby’s–Miller is a difference maker; whether it’s worth his contract or not is up for debate. Is he more valuable to us than Tate, for instance? I don’t know the answer to that.

    Hard questions and tough decisions on the horizon for sure.

  18. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    Bobby, i could not disagree more on miller. he has been a difference maker. when allowed he has made huge catches had some big games. i think his blocking is where he earns his money. although i don’t see him as a worth a 7 million hit if he is willing to take any cut at all i don’t see how you get rid of him. i think he is vital at this point.

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I think Thomas is by far #1 priority for this season to lock up.

    Bennett would be #2. But no more than three years and not at top ten money.

    Baldwin #3. With a first round tender if he can’t be locked up long term.

    Tate #4. If he can be signed at around the five mil range.

    Sherman can be franchised next season if they can’t get anything done with him before then.

    Even though I like all these other players It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the front office tries to restructure any of the top cap hit players.

    Overall the Seahawks will be in great shape to make another Super Bowl run this season.

  20. montanamike2 says:

    Miller would be hard to replace that’s for sure, there will be tough choices. It’s easier for me to think about the draft but I have no idea who to look at.

  21. chuck_easton says:

    After going into Olympics overload I changed the channel to NFLN and watched all I could take of the combine (25 minutes! A new record).

    But I saw the group I wanted to see, OL. Quite a few very big and very fast guys in that group. I could see one of the better ones lasting to the 32nd pick.

    I’m on board for another OL 1st round attempt. The team is batting .500 with a hit on Okung and a miss on Carp. They hit on a solid OL guy this year and they would have a winning record.

  22. montanamike2 says:

    We knew Okung was going to be good, but Carpenter made me think huh? Swinging for the fences, sometimes it works, some times not. O-line is too important to ignore, we all saw Wilson running for his life and even taking some crushing hits.

  23. I must be watching different games because I don’t see Zachary Miller as a difference maker. He’s simply a solid player. Difference makers are ET, Sherman, Wilson, Megatron, Gronk, Watt, Etc. They are legit stars who deserve to be among the top 8 paid at their positions. I’d love to have Miller back at a reduced salary though. I can pretty much guarantee that nobody else in the NFL would give Miller what he’s set to earn on the open market so why should we pay it?

    Pale – I apologize for the sarcasm but I strongly disagree how much Miller is worth. If there were no salary cap, heck, I’d be in tabor of giving the guy a raise. I think I just prioritize who we should keep with the long term in mind differently.

  24. SeventiesHawksFan says:

    A quote from JS. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Thursday that re-signing Tate was a big priority: “Golden knows where we stand, how much we love him and how much we want him on this team.”

    Good to know that the front office isn’t onboard with the notion of letting Golden go play for elsewhere that has (in my opinion quite weirdly) been a frequent topic of discussion.

    Wide receivers who can play in our system don’t grow on trees and thinking we’ll just get a guy in the draft who will be just ready to go next year is absurd beyond belief. Yeah, we’d all like for that to happen, but counting on it is just pure gambling and wishful thinking.

    Our best possible outcome at the WR position by the start of the season is to have Harvin, Baldwin and Tate all locked up for a three to four year run (with Kearse possibly extended next year as well) and with at least one developmental wide receiver of the future also on the roster acquired through the draft or free agency, who we should expect to get limited snaps and be set up to learn our system without too much pressure and expectation being forced upon him.

    Having that kind of stability at our WR position would leave us scary good and as close to injury proof at the position for a three to four year stretch of Super Bowl runs.

  25. Palerydr says:

    OK Bobby but understand I’m with you on bringing back Miller at a reduced salary. If he refuses a paycut then John and Pete have a tough choice to make glad I don’t have to. Something to factor into releasing Miller is, as our roster stands right now we have no player ready to fill in for Miller, doing everything he does for us in a single player.

  26. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Megatron , Gronk and Davis haven’t looked much like difference makers against the Seahawks D, and that right there is another good reason to lock up Thomas and Sherman.

    I agree that Miller isn’t worth his pay, however he isn’t worth losing without having at least an average TE to replace him. I would hate to lose him and Tate. Our offense sputtered enough last year in the passing game.
    But if they have to cut him to make it all work so be it. Hopefully he will restructure.

    I don’t think Okung is worth his pay either,( mainly because I don’t think LTs as a whole are worth that kind of pay anymore, and partly because of his history of injuries.
    Fortunately Okung’s pay drops significantly next season.

    And for those who take my opinion and twist it like I don’t think Okung is good, or that I would like the FO to cut him go find anywhere or at anytime that I have said that.
    When 11 million is tied up into one position on the O-line,(about the same as the other four O-line positions combined) no wonder we have some issues with the O-line as a whole.

  27. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I’m trying really hard not to fall for some of the workout freaks at the combine this year.
    I’m a sucker when it comes to those things. Lol.

  28. chuck_easton says:


    Nobody on here is suggesting for one minute that Tate isn’t a valuable player on this team. What we are saying is exactly what JS said in that quote you included.

    Tate knows were the team stands (in salary cap, and in what they can offer contract wise. Tate knows the team loves him (but not enough to break the bank open). And Tate knows he is wanted on this team (at a fair and reasonable price).

    What part of what JS said is in conflict with what we have been saying here? If Tate wants 8-10 million then all the best to ya young man. If Tate wants to stay where he is loved, wanted, and valued then he will not think a contract offer of 5-6 million per season is an insult.

  29. wabubba67 says:

    Miller get way too much criticism for not putting up large numbers of receptions (like he did as a Raider). The Seahawks are a power running football team. As Lynch if he thinks that Miller is worth the money each time he helps to seal off the edge. Miller has also showed up HUGE in receptions when it was clear that he was a main part of the game plan (think the Atlanta playoff game).

    He doesn’t deserve a pay cut just because his receptions have decreased in order to fit the Seahawks style…and I’m guessing that Cable, Carroll, and Schneider know that. However, his value is also what another team might be willing to pay…and that may have unfairly diminished due to perception. I could see the team asking to rework his contract to an extent…hopefully, not much.

  30. tealskin says:

    Wab- The problem is the cap, and the need to retain other critical players. 7 mill. is a big number for a TE. We know he’s important but gotta squeeze some $ out somewhere. Going to take some footwork to keep this team elite.

  31. Ray_Maines says:

    I just love the workout freaks!! Some GM is going to be seduced by the numbers and that leaves one more better player for JS&PC to choose from.

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