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Category: Former Players

April
23rd

Kenny Easley to announce Seahawks’ second-round pick May 1 at NFL draft

Kenny Easley remains for many as popular a former Seahawks as there is — and, for many, especially Seattle fans such as TNT Seahawks Insider regular BobbyK, an unjust omission from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The thumping former high school quarterback from Chesapeake, Virginia, was the 1981 AFC rookie of the year, a five-time Pro Bowl strong safety, a two-time All-Pro and the 1984 NFL defensive player of the year over 89 career games from ’81-87.

He was forced to retire in 1987 after a physical that was going to be part of a trade from Seattle to

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April
20th

Seahawks re-sign Lemuel Jeanpierre, an option to replace Max Unger at center

Days after free agent Stefen Wisniewski agreed to became a Jacksonville Jaguar, the Seahawks decided to bring back a center they know well.

Seattle announced Monday afternoon the re-signing of Lemuel Jeanpierre. He is a potential replacement for departed, two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger.

Wisniewski had been one, too, after Seattle had gotten to know and tried to sign the free-agent center-guard from Oakland over the last month,

Jeanpierre became a free agent after starting three games last season, his fifth with Seattle and in the NFL. The team had released him last summer on an injury settlement for a

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March
16th

Graham trade official; S Jeron Johnson signs with Washington; Jesse Williams says he’s returning–or maybe he doesn’t; Greg Hardy?

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, taking time out from pulling relic warships off an ocean floor, puts the official stamp on the Jimmy Graham trade now being complete, with departed center Max Unger passing his physical with New Orleans:

Backup safety Jeron Johnson became the second Seahawks defensive back to sign with an NFC East team as an unrestricted free

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March
13th

Pete Carroll on KJR radio: he still gets awakened by Super Bowl; Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for season

Credit host Dave Mahler for going beyond the primary news of the Seahawks’ week — the stunning trade to acquire premier tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans, the signing of Cary Williams to likely replace Byron Maxwell as a starting cornerback — and asking a checklist full of roster questions and follow-ups from post-Super Bowl issues to coach Pete Carroll today. The question-and-answer session aired live this afternoon on Mahler’s show on Seattle’s 950 KJR radio.

Here are the highlights of what Carroll said:

–All-Pro safety Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for the start of the regular season

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March
12th

Paul Allen trumpets Jimmy Graham arriving, passing physical; honoring the AP’s late Dave Goldberg

How big a deal is Jimmy Graham’s arrival in Seattle?

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, not usually one to get into the procedural nuances of player transactions while he’s out unearthing sunken battleships off ocean floors, last night trumpeted the team’s next step in completing Tuesday’s stunning trade that brought the three-time Pro Bowl and 2013 All-Pro tight end to the two-time defending NFC champions:

I’m going to assume (always dangerous makes a

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March
11th

There they go: Free agents Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, James Carpenter join new teams

Now, the flip side of signing free agent Cary Williams and trading for top tight end Jimmy Graham on the first day of NFL free agency.

He looked like an Eagle — albeit a young coach, wearing one of their coaching shirts and a matching, green team cap. And he sounded like one, thanking Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving him $70 million with $25 million of it guaranteed as the top free-agent cornerback in the NFL this year.

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March
9th

With Byron Maxwell leaving, Seahawks sign 30-year-old veteran CB Will Blackmon

It’s not a Williams. It’s not a Maxwell.

But the Seahawks have brought back a cornerback with a link to its recent past.

Below is official confirmation from the league’s transaction wire of Seattle’s signing 30-year old Will Blackmon to a free-agent contract:

Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Jacksonville released Blackmon last month to save about $980,000 against the Jaguars’ salary cap for 2015.

Blackmon was with Seattle for much

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