Seahawks Insider

Category: Player movement

July
13th

Jimmy Graham’s versatility, rookie Tyler Lockett’s polish may affect crowded race for wide-receiver jobs

Conventional wisdom — plus anyone who saw the Seahawks’ offense try to throw the ball inside the opponent’s 20-yard line last season — said wide receiver would be the position Seattle upgraded first and most this offseason.

The Seahawks appear to have indeed upgraded. Starting with a tight end.

That’s what Jimmy Graham is by title. By actuality, he’s been split out wide the majority of his snaps the last few seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the Seahawks have his unique size and versatility after trading center Max Unger and their first-round draft choice this year, they are

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May
19th

History says Steven Hauschka won’t notice PAT snaps moving back to the 15-yard line this season

NFL owners today approved a rule change of point-after-touchdown kick attempts now being snapped from the 15-yard line instead of the 2. That makes the 1-point try the equivalent of a 33-yard field goal.

Seahawks’ kicker Steven Hauschka hasn’t missed from the 30-39-yard range on a field goal since 2011. He is 52-55 from that range in seven NFL seasons.

Another rule change that came out of the league meetings in San Francisco also make the PAT ”live,” in that now the defense can return a blocked kick or a turnover on a two-point play for two points. Two-point conversion attempts

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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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April
14th

Seahawks have a decision to make by May 3 on Bruce Irvin’s future beyond 2015

The Seahawks raised eyebrows and curiosity by making Bruce Irvin the 15th-overall draft choice out of West Virginia in 2012. He was supposedly a one-dimensional pass-rush specialist for whom most of the league thought Seattle reached way high to get.

The Seahawks then raised Irvin’s profile and impact on the league’s No. 1-ranked defense when they benched Super Bowl 48 MVP Malcolm Smith last season and made Irvin an every-down player: a strong-side linebacker on running downs and a rush end off the edge of the defensive line in passing situations.

Now, will they give him the raise that speaks the

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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
23rd

Schneider to reporters at league meetings: Michael Bennett’s happy, hoping to have Russell Wilson’s deal done by summer

Michael Bennett’s a happy Seahawk, after all.

Greg Hardy’s domestic-violence incident was “absolutely, yes,” an issue for the Seahawks when they explored potentially adding the pass rusher before he signed as free agent last week with Dallas.

And the Seahawks hope to have Russell Wilson new contract done this offeason, like the Seahawks did with Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman last year. Thomas signed his four-year, $40 million extension in late April of 2014 and Sherman got his four-year, $56 million deal done in early May.

That’s what Seahawks general manager John Schneider told Terry Blount, who covers the

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March
23rd

Word on free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski: It’ll be a while; plus other items from NFL’s annual meeting

Jim Thomas, Rams beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports today he’s hearing “it’s supposed to be quiet this week” on any activity toward free-agent center Stefen Wisniewski signing with a new team.

Wisniewski, who turned 26 yesterday, has been Oakland’s starting center in the last three seasons after being a guard at Penn State and as a Raiders rookie in 2011. He visited the Seahawks this month as part of his shopping for a new team. Seattle is seeking a new starter with versatility and youth with center Max Unger gone to New Orleans in the trade that

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March
17th

Seahawks: Michael Bennett has not asked them for a trade; doing “due diligence” on free agent Greg Hardy

This seems like a pertinent time to remind there are 235 days between Super Bowl 49 and the first game of the 2015 regular season, the NFL’s annual Thursday-night opener in early September.

That’s A LOT of time to think — and then write — whatever.

That appears to be the case with this report today out of Dallas-Fort Worth:

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