Seahawks Insider

Category: Trades and potential trades

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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March
25th

Seahawks bring back Dwaine Board an assistant D-line coach, add Chris Cash and Andre Curtis as assistants in secondary

The Seahawks announced today they have brought back out of a Bay Area high school their defensive line coach from 2003-08 Dwaine Board to be the assistant defensive line coach. They also hired Chris Cash to be an assistant coach in the secondary working with cornerbacks and Andre Curtis to be an assistant coach with the safeties.

Since leaving the Seahawks’ staff following Mike Holmgren’s exit as coach at the end of the 2008 season, Board has been an assistant with the Raiders for two seasons, the Browns in 2011-12 and for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, in 2013-14.

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March
15th

Jimmy Graham reaches out to 7-year old whose sobbing video after his trade to Seahawks went viral

Jimmy Graham just finished a darn snappy first five days as a Seahawk.

We’ve already talked about how he said all the right things and then some about Tuesday’s trade that first shocked him, then made him smile upon realizing he was headed not to some football outpost such as Jacksonville or Oakland but to “the best team in football.”

He wasn’t the only one shocked by his trade from New Orleans to Seattle. Saints fans were aghast. Especially this 7-year-old:

Graham saw this, as did 500,000 others and counting across the

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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
13th

Jimmy Graham sees role as changing ways packed-in defenses play Seahawks; Stefen Wisniewski still visiting Seattle

Give Jimmy Graham credit. During the two days of flying his private plane to the gulf coast of Florida, having his career uprooted from the only team he’s known in New Orleans, having someone else fly him to the opposite corner of the country, passing a physical, meeting his new coach, general manager and Seahawks staff, seeing his new city of Seattle and then flying all the way back to Florida, he’s somehow found the time to internalize why he is the newest Seahawk.

Yesterday, on a conference call with Seattle-area reporters, the huge tight end with 171 receptions and 26 touchdowns

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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

Still buzzing over Jimmy Graham; more on salary cap, Lynch deal + Wilson, Wagner extension talks

On the day after the trade that surprised the league, and there is still a buzz around the team for getting New Orleans’ 2013 All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham.

“It’s a big deal for us, everybody in this building,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said this morning from the team’s Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton on Seattle’s 710 ESPN radio.

“He makes everybody better.”

Schneider told the station Graham was chillin’ on a beach on the west  coast of Florida yesterday when he got call of trade that also nets Seattle a fourth-round choice in next month’s draft from New Orleans

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March
10th

Splash! Seahawks start new league year by trading C Max Unger for TE supreme Jimmy Graham

The Seahawks just made the biggest splash of the brand-new league year.

New Orleans has agreed to send superstar tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft choice to Seattle for Seahawks’ two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger and a first-round pick. The News Tribune confirmed that the terms of the surprising deal Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer broke just before the NFL league year began at 1 p.m. Pacific Time today are accurate.

Russell Wilson has already talked to Graham this afternoon, plotting offseason workouts together, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

The mega deal pulled off over the last three

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