Seahawks Insider

Category: Personnel Review

Feb.
16th

Seahawks entering combine: More picks, more action at the top — and more prep time

The Seahawks’ contingent will be arriving Tuesday in Indianapolis for the NFL’s annual meat market/pre-draft combine with three pluses they didn’t bring last year:

*More picks

*More interest in the top of the draft with a first-round pick this year

*And more time.

Seattle general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and staffers are scouting for what Schneider last week said he expects will be 10 selections in May’s draft. Barring trades, it will be the third time in 13 years the Seahawks will have a double-digit number of picks. They had 11 in 2013 (only five of whom are

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Feb.
12th

After Super Bowl breakout, how much is Chris Matthews an option at wide receiver in 2015?

It didn’t register as anything more than a roster move at the time, just another promotion to the active roster. But when the Seahawks signed Chris Matthews off their practice squad on December 6, they as a procedure added a second season to the non-vested wide receiver’s contract. He is currently signed for 2015 at $510,000.

How much will he and they put that contract to use this fall?

Matthews recovered the onside kick late in regulation that allowed Seattle to take the lead in its eventual overtime win over Green Bay in the NFC championship game Jan. 18. Then

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Feb.
10th

GM Schneider says Seahawks, Russell Wilson thinking “outside the box” on new contract

Is Russell Wilson so much of a team player that he will sacrifice some of his new money to keep the franchise reloading for a Seahawks run at a third consecutive Super Bowl?

Seattle general manager John Schneider raised the possibility today of the quarterback accepting something of a “hometown discount” below the $20 million plus per season most have assumed the only quarterback to start two Super Bowls in the first three seasons of a career is about to get. The GM confirmed he and Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, are already in negotiations on a new deal; his rookie one scheduled to pay

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Feb.
3rd

New unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell: “I’ve got to think of what’s best for my family”

Byron Maxwell (41) chases New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. It was Maxwell’s final game before he became an unrestricted free agent (Elise Amendola/AP Photo).

Byron Maxwell says “I love it here” with the Seahawks. He appreciates general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll for “giving me a chance.”

They drafted him in 2011 in the sixth round out of Clemson, put him on Seattle’s special teams that season then gave him Brandon Browner’s starting cornerback job opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman when Browner left for New England before the 2014 season.

Then

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Feb.
2nd

Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Feb.
1st

No baby delievery for Sherman; among Seahawks’ Super Bowl inactives: NFC title game hero Garry Gilliam

Richard Sherman’s (very) pregnant girlfriend is not imminently close to labor with their son, so the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback is indeed full-go for today’s Super Bowl.

Undrafted rookie free agent Garry Gilliam is inactive for Super Bowl 49, two weeks after the former Penn State tight end caught a fake-field-goal touchdown that sparked the Seahawks’ rally past Green Bay in the NFC championship. Gilliam’s mother Thelma “Vene” Shifflett and her older son made the trip from Carisle, Pennsylvania, on Thursday to be here for Gilliam.

Seattle’s other inactvies: third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, cornerback Marcus Burley, center Patrick Lewis,

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Feb.
1st

Seahawks’ Super Bowl game day is finally here in foggy Phoenix

Happy Super Bowl morning from foggy Phoenix, so foggy I can’t see across the street here downtown. I can actually hear fog horns — no kidding — outside my hotel. A Seattle kind of morning.

With Seahawks fans everywhere in this city. University of Phoenix Stadium might become CenturyLink Field South today.

The Seahawks’ buses are massing at the Arizona Grand Resort hotel a few miles south of where I am. I’ll be heading to the stadium just before noon today, well ahead of the 4:30 p.m. local time kickoff.

 

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Jan.
26th

Earl Thomas’ anecdote for shoulder injury: “If my mental game is right my body just mirrors perfection”

The Seahawks are practicing today at their workplace for this Super Bowl week, Arizona State University.

Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media for the second consecutive day at the Arizona Grand Resort at 1:45 p.m. Seattle time, with the following six players talking after him: defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, safety Kam Chancellor, center Max Unger plus linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright.

Those many here at the Super Bowl who don’t talk regularly to Earl Thomas got a sampling of the All-Pro safety’s intensity and unpredictability yesterday upon the Seahawks’ arrival here in

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