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Category: Minicamps

April
20th

Most return to team headquarters for phase 1 of offseason workouts–but not Michael Bennett

The Seahawks were back at team headquarters in Renton today for the first time since packing up to leave it Feb. 3, two days after the Super Bowl. They are beginning the voluntary phase one of their offseason workout program.

Tight end Cooper Helfet sounded excited about it:

Yet these sessions are as low-key as it gets. No on-field work. No media access. They are officially voluntary workouts that the league’s

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April
2nd

Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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March
31st

Aloha: Russell Wilson’s offseason workouts apparently in Hawaii; OL coach Cable at FSU pro day

Russell Wilson is apparently taking his offseason workouts for the Seahawks’ passing game to Hawaii.

Tight end Luke Willson talked with his hometown newspaper in Ontario, Canada, the Windsor Star, about his offseason. In the interview Willson said he and other Seahawks receivers are going to Hawaii for a “team activity” in a few weeks (see the 6:18 mark on the linked video).

Each spring Seattle’s quarterback organizes 7-on-7 passing and pass-defense drills for his teammates in decidedly non-football venues before the team’s minicamps begin. In previous Aprils he’s brought them to Hermosa Beach, California, just south of Los Angeles, for work

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Aug.
27th

Travel day for Seahawks, to final exhibition at Oakland; why DE O’Brien Schofield has been so good this month

The Seahawks have a short walkthrough practice this morning at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton before they leave this afternoon for Oakland. The final exhibition game is tomorrow at 7 p.m., one week to the day before Seattle hosts Green Bay to begin the NFL season.

The only starters who could benefit by playing more than a series tomorrow night are left tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger, linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bobby Wagner and safety Kam Chancellor. The rest really don’t need to play a down. Okung, coming back from toe surgery that wiped out his entire

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Aug.
26th

Seahawks: “We will defer to the league” after NFL fines team $300,000, takes away 2 minicamp practices for too much offseason hitting

The NFL has confirmed to the News Tribune the news first reported today by ESPN’s Chris Mortenson that the league has penalized the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll for practicing too hard this past offseason.

“The Seahawks will forfeit its first two days of on-field double practices during its 2015 mandatory minicamp for veteran players and will be permitted a single 2 ½-hour on-field practice session on the final day of its minicamp,” league spokesman Randall Liu wrote to me in an email this afternoon. “Seahawks players will be paid for the cancelled practice sessions. The violation was for permitting

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May
17th

Quoting WR Kevin Norwood after Day 2 of Seahawks rookie mini-camp

Here’s most of what WR Kevin Norwood had to say after what turned out to be a pretty busy day for him at Seahawks rookie mini-camp …

(On his practice today…) “Well it was busy. Everybody is just out here trying to get better, including me. It was a long one, it was just four receivers out there, but at the same time it was good for us because we got more work, and we got a lot of reps and it allows us to come out and stay focus on what we have to do to get better.” Read more »

May
17th

Quoting LB Kevin Pierre-Louis after Day 2 of rookie mini-camp

Here’s most of what LB Kevin Pierre-Louis said after Day 2 of Seahawks rookie mini-camp …

(On how has the last week been for him…) “The last was has been amazing honestly. I’m truly blessed to have this opportunity to come out here and compete. This is a great team, great defense, great offense, just great all around, and you see that with the success the team has been having so far. I can only see the same repeating in the near future.” Read more »

May
17th

Quoting DE Cassius Marsh after rookie mini-camp

Here’s most of what Seahawks DE Cassius Marsh had to say after Day 2 of rookie mini-camp …

(On if he’ll be lobbying for some time at tight end after catching two TDs at UCLA…) “I’m just here to compete. I would love to. It would be my pleasure to, you know, in the red zone. There’s nothing like getting a sack but a touchdown is like a 1-B. That would be awesome but only if the coaches need that from me.” Read more »