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Category: Contract analysis


Wait…Ryan Tannehill, $45 million guaranteed? A good day for Russell Wilson’s side of contract talks

That clicking noise you might be able to hear could be the meter running up on the Seahawks’ negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension.

Monday, a member of Wilson’s 2012 QB draft class got his new deal: Ryan Tannehill agreed with Miami on a $77-million, four-year contract. That’s on top of the $18.3 million and two years he still had left on his rookie deal as a first-round pick three years ago.

The more pertinent — and stunning — detail: the reported $45 million in guarantees Tannehill will be getting from the Dolphins.

Even if some

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Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin didn’t mean Falcons when he said “Atlanta”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin really doesn’t want to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, after all.

Last week Seattle’s linebacker who is entering the final year of his rookie contract this coming 2015 season, was quoted in a story posted on this way: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready. … Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”

Over the weekend Carroll said that didn’t mean Irvin wants to play for his hometown Falcons, now coached by his former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.


Latest noise: Russell Wilson, Seahawks so far apart that new deal won’t be done this offseason

Russell Wilson’s new deal to remain a Seahawk basically “forever” seems like it may take almost that long to get done.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report is the latest to chime in with how far apart the Seahawks are with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension that at the start of this noisy offseason seemed to be a fait accompli.

Cole says in this posting today ”in talking to sources who understand the situation, Wilson is looking for a contract in excess of $20 million per year over five years. The problem is, the Seahawks have no desire to get

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Bruce Irvin tells online outlet: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season… believe that.”

Maybe he was caught in a very Atlanta moment — courtside at the Hawks’ NBA playoff game — looking very Atlanta (Hawks cap and T-shirt with, check ‘em out, matching red, canvas sneakers) in his hometown.

Or maybe Bruce Irvin really does want to leave the Seahawks that have started him in the last two Super Bowls, after drafting him 15th overall in 2012, to join a team hasn’t even made the playoffs over those same, last two seasons.

Whatever the reason, Irvin reportedly said publicly last night he wants to play for the Falcons in 2016.

“I’m going to

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You, too, can give to the Russell Wilson Contract Extension Fund. But will this fit under the salary cap?(!)

For today’s good ol’ shake of the head:

So which is more head-shaking: the fact someone created this? Or the fact people had given $55 to this “cause” over the first five hours?

As if there aren’t any other causes out there in our society worthy of contributing to … Like, say, ANY charity.

Talks between the Seahawks led by general manager John Schneider and Wilson’s side led by agent Mark Rodgers remain stalled — far more stalled than the team could have anticipated when it began negotiations in February to extend the two-time Super Bowl quarterback’s

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Michael Bennett, do you want a trade? “No.”; Tye Smith, Kristjan Sokoli first 2 draft-picking signings

While talking to pal Tom Glasgow yesterday afternoon during the afternoon show on Seattle’s KOMO newsradio I gave my ongoing opinion that defensive end Michael Bennett isn’t going anywhere. That is despite continued reports, the latest, from CBS’ Jason LaCanfora Wednesday, that Bennett and his representatives have made it known that he wants out of Seattle.

Today, Bennett appeared on KING-5 television’s “New Day” talk show in Seattle and said that’s false.

“I think everybody that has a job, they want a raise, whatever they do,” Bennett said. “So I’m just like every other American.

“People assume when you

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Jermaine Kearse signed contract tender for 2015 worth $2,356,000

Not that he had much of an option after the Seahawks tendered him as a restricted free agent, but wide receiver Jermaine Kearse signed his 2015 contract with the Seahawks today.

It will pay the native of Lakewood outside Tacoma and former star at Lakes High School and the University of Washington $2,3560,00 this coming season.

Pretty good for a formerly undrafted special-team reserve who scrapped just to make Seattle’s team as a rookie making $390,000 in 2012. Kearse has become something of a postseason star since, scoring touchdowns in postseason games — including the one in overtime to beat

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Seahawks have succeeded in motivating apparently now-potential-free-agent-to-be Bruce Irvin


Sunday was the deadline for the Seahawks to pick up Bruce Irvin’s fifth-year contract option for 2016.

The team has yet to indicate officially whether they have or haven’t. But judging by a series of tweets Sunday night from the pass rusher and Seattle’s first-round draft choice in 2012, the team didn’t pick it up:

The second tweet I can’t post in its entirety

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