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Morning Links: Russell Wilson owning up

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Feb. 28, 2014 at 10:54 am with 17 Comments »
February 28, 2014 11:00 am

Good morning.

> Our Dave Boling on Russell Wilson saying he wants to be an owner of a professional sports team.

> Pro Football Talk says both sides want Tarvaris Jackson to remain the backup in Seattle.

> The Rangers say Wilson will not get an at-bat Monday when he shows up to camp. Asked who is running that whole thing, Texas manager Ron Washington said, “His people.”

> Danny O’Neil at 710 says the Seahawks are creating “their window of opportunity.”

> There is also a guide to salary cap and free agency terminology over at 710.

> The Everett Herald says the 49ers’ internal dysfunction is in sharp contrast to the Seahawks’ harmony.

> Connor Barwin of the Eagles writes what it is like inside the NFL lockerroom over at MMQB.

> The NFL is considering adding an eighth referee during the preseason to focus on interior line play.’s Judy Battista has the details.

> The Charlotte Observer says the Panthers and Greg Hardy are still talking a long-term deal.

> SI says some small-school quarterbacks are gaining admirers as the draft approaches.

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  1. thursday says:

    I’ve heard he had a terrible average anyway. I think it’d be nice to see him go out for an inning as his position though, ss/2b i think he was. Well anyway it’ll be cool to see him in the dugout on Monday, gotta get my MLB TV for the year. Go Rangers. :)

  2. jawpeace says:

    My curiosity for Wilson is not him playing baseball. But what aspect of his football game is he targeting to improve this off season? Does anyone know. Last season I think he chose to work on his foot work. Wilson for only being a second year guy is outstanding. The only area I could think of is for him to trust himself more. Sometimes it seemed a guy would be somewhat open but he would not pull the trigger. But when he throws less than 10 interceptions for the year you can’t argue with those results.

  3. BeerDrinkingFool says:

    Red and Rice officially cut.

    Seattle Seahawks
    Defensive end Red Bryant & wide receiver Sidney Rice have been released from the club.

    4:05pm · 28 Feb 14 ·

  4. You guys know Clemons isn’t going anywhere.

  5. yankinta says:

    lol Clemons is gone… Unless he wants to play for a minimum deal…. But I do hope that he will,, especially if Bennett is gonna cost over 10 mil a year.

  6. Let’s cut one of our best DL and become the 2012 Seahawks all over again.

    Clemons was a beast in the playoffs. He has one more year with the team and then he’ll roll right off the books when Sherman, Wilson and Wagners big numbers kick in.

  7. trout_hound says:

    Russell had about the same batting average as Mike Morse and Justin Smoak on the M’s.

    Gonna miss Big Red. Wish he would have re-structured.

  8. I think Clemons is worth more than the veteran minimum. Really can’t even consider releasing him until Bennett is (hopefully) signed. Even then, I would prefer that they find a way to keep Clemons for another year.

  9. Bryant and rice are realeased!

  10. Southendzone says:

    isn’t it Red Bryant in the Superbowl post-game locker room leading the “WE ALL WE GOT” chant?

    If so, that’s a great way to remember him. Every player on that team is legendary, but Red is one of the best.

  11. wabubba67 says:

    True, Wilson had a poor batting average, about .230 over two seasons, but an unbelievably good on base percentage in comparison (.336 and .366). Just about what I would expect from a smart athlete with poise in baseball….patience and a plan at the plate equals walks.

  12. wabubba67 says:

    Got a feeling that Red might be back once he tests the free agent market…maybe Rice too.

  13. Last year he worked on his footwork, this year he’s working on hitting a curve.

  14. SandpointHawk says:

    Never could hit a curve, or so they said…

  15. I really doubt we’ll see Rice, or Red back with the Hawks. I could easily see Rice with a team like Jaguars, Jets, or Raiders.

    Big Red is gone, probably to NE, but I could see plenty of teams using him to help stuff the run.

  16. Ray_Maines says:

    I wonder what life might be like for a player like Rice or Bryant?

    Even at the lowest possible salary you have more money than 90% of the rest of America. You could maximize your income by playing in Buffalo or Jacksonville and get your brains beat out every week for a shortened career, or play in Seattle, have the 12th man behind you and get a couple of SB rings.

    What would really matter to you when you were 50, 60, or 70 years old?

    Is a twenty something year old world class athlete even capable of thinking that kind of thought?

  17. Dukeshire says:

    Clemons was not a “beast” in the playoffs. He was a beast in the Super Bowl, with 2 FF and a sack. But that’s about all he did in the playoffs this past year.

    I would definitely like to see him return, but not at $9 mil. But then neither will he be playing for league vet minimum; that’s laughable.

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