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Category: NFL Draft

July
15th

NFL’s league calendar for 2015-early ’16 shows draft site TBD; Seahawks single-game sales info

The NFL today put out its list of key dates for the 2015 season stretching into the start of the 2016 league year. The draft will be April 28-30, but the league still hasn’t determined the site. This past spring it was in Chicago after decades of it being in New York.

Something tells me the draft will be in Los Angeles next spring, as a news-peg springboard for what by then will be the likelihood the Chargers, Raiders or Rams could be playing in L.A. beginning with the ’16 season.

 

 

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July
8th

Who is Marshawn Lynch’s heir? It’s not apparent

When Marshawn Lynch signed his two-year contract extension in March, it not only gave him $5 million more in guaranteed cash this year. It made it more conceivable the 29-year-old star running back could retire before his three-year, $31 million deal’s expires with a $12.5 million hit against the Seahawks’ salary cap in 2017.

His ongoing back pain that caused him to miss the start of the key NFC West showdown at Arizona last December and his unpredictability make anything possible in regards to Lynch’s future beyond this season.

That all makes it more necessary than ever for Seattle

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June
9th

Michael Bennett’s only kinda-sorta OTA protest; Paul Richardson’s progress, more from OTA practice #8

The Seahawks just finished the eighth of 10 organized-team-activity practices on the field here in Renton. How relatively casual did this one feel to the Tuesday ones I witnessed the previous two weeks?:

Sherman spoke to the media afterwards — and chuckled when asked if he’s been talking to teammate Michael Bennett, the defensive end who has skipped these voluntary practices after saying

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May
9th

“Phenomenal”: As advertised, dynamic Tyler Lockett starts fast at Seahawks rookie minicamp

Can’t help but notice Tyler Lockett’s first practices as a Seahawk. He’s been catching passes over the middle, showing shiftiness in kick returns — turning heads pretty much everywhere.

Friday, Seattle’s third-round draft choice got coach Pete Carroll’s praise for being “all over the field.”

“I think the first two days have been phenomenal. I think it’s a lot different than Kansas State, just because of the tempo,” K-State’s all-time receiving leader said following Saturday afternoon’s second rookie minicamp practice at team headquarters in Renton. “At Kansas State, we had long practices but we weren’t really as fast as we

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May
8th

Seahawks top pick Frank Clark on domestic-violence jailing, appreciation: “I’m going to make them proud”

That’s Seahawks’ top rookie draft choice Frank Clark, starting to discuss how far he’s come — from being homeless at age 11, starving “without anything” to being a star pass rusher at the University of Michigan, getting kicked off the team in November following an arrest and jailing in his home state of Ohio for assault and domestic violence, to a plea bargain for a reduced charge and now the 63rd-overall pick of the two-time defending NFC champions.

He practiced for the first time as an NFL player Friday, the first day

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May
8th

Tom Cable on Seahawks OL as minicamp begins: “We like the guys we have”

The Seahawks are beginning their three-day rookie minicamp today at team headquarters in Renton.

Offensive line coach Tom Cable likes the blockers he will have there — and beyond.

Cable talked Saturday after the team drafted Terry Poole from San Diego State and Mark Glowinski to play guard. It was an hour or two before Seattle selected Kristjan Sokoli with the intent to convert the defensive tackle from the University of Buffalo into a center beginning this weekend.

That’s what Cable did a few years ago with seventh-round pick J.R. Sweezy. The college defensive end is now the Seahawks’ starting

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May
5th

Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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May
2nd

Here is the list of the Seahawks’ 12 undrafted free agents; rookie minicamp Friday-Sunday

Keenan Lambert is the half-brother of Seahawks’ strong safety Kam Chancellor, who is also from Virginia.

The previous post details Boyer, the ex-U.S. Army Green Beret war veteran who walked onto the University of Texas team in his first years of competitive football.