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 …