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Archives: July 2010

July
29th

Hawks sign OG Chester Pitts

The Seattle Seahawks announced today that they have signed free agent offensive guard Chester Pitts. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The former Houston Texan played for current Seahawks offensive line coach Alex Gibbs, starting all 114 games for the Texans after being drafted in the second round (50th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

Pitts suffered a knee injury two games into the 2009 season that required microfracture knee surgery. Pitts attended San Diego State, where he walked-on to the football team in 1998.

Pitts will likely compete for a starting job at right guard with

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July
29th

Morning links: DT Colin Cole on hot yoga

Thanks to the folks who showed up for the Seahawks Insider gathering last night, along with those who participated in the online chat. I think it went well, and we’ll try to do it again next year.

I know we didn’t get to a lot of questions from folks on the chat, so I’ll host a chat tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. for those who have specific questions entering training camp.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Colin Cole talks with KJR’s Jason Puckett about the start of training camp in this audio link, going into some pretty specific detail on how he got involved in hot yoga and the benefits he’s received. It’s pretty funny and worth a listen.

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July
29th

Leroy Hill’s trial postponed until Aug. 20

Both sides in a domestic dispute case involving Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill agreed to a continuance of the trial this morning granted by Issaquah Municipal Court Judge N. Scott Stewart, according to court administrator Lynne Jacobs.

No new trial date has been set, but the two sides agreed to a status conference on Aug. 20 if no settlement is reached by then.

Hill faces a misdemeanor charge of assault for his role in an incident that took place on April 10th regarding a domestic dispute that allegedly occurred between the Seattle Seahawks’ linebacker and his live-in girlfriend at

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July
28th

Morning links: Seahawks Insider gathering tonight

Just a reminder that if you’re interested in talking about the Seahawks as primer for the beginning of training camp we will be hosting a Seahawks Insider gathering this evening at 6 p.m. here at the Tacoma News Tribune offices at 1950 State Street.

If you can’t stop by, we will have a live chat going on at the same time on the blog, so if you have questions about the team stop by or hit us up on the chat and we will try to answer them.

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July
28th

Second-round pick WR Golden Tate signs

Seattle Seahawks’ second-round draft choice WR Golden Tate announced via twitter this morning that he agreed to terms with the team.

“Praise God!!! Terms and conditions have been reached for the seattle seahawks! Let’s play ball!” Tate posted on his twitter account.

According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, Tate agreed to a four-year, $3.261 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus with a total of $1.471 million in guaranteed money.

With Tate done, 17 of the 32 second-round draft choices have now signed.

Seattle only has two draft choices yet to

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July
28th

Hawk bites: Keep Hasselbeck off his back


Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

This post is the first in a series we’ll run this week leading up to the beginning of Seattle Seahawks training camp on Saturday.

Each day we will take a look at one of the main storylines heading into camp. Today we discuss what I believe is the No. 1 issue for Seattle to fix before the regular- season opener on September 12th at home against San Francisco – improved pass protection and overall offensive line play up front.

We can look back in hindsight and say former team president Tim Ruskell and head coach Jim Mora made a grave error in judgment in relying on cornerstone offensive tackle Walter Jones to return from microfracture knee surgery. Because of that decision, along with the retirement of left guard Mike Wahle due to his inability to pass a physical before training camp started because of a bad shoulder, Seattle never saw the projected starting five for the 2009 season play a down together.

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July
27th

Morning links: Leiweke reaction

Here’s a few links to start your morning, with most dealing with Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke’s departure. We’ll get back to talking football later on today with the first of my storylines to watch heading into training camp.

Here’s my story from Monday’s Tod Leiweke press conference.

Our own Dave Boling praises departing Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke for putting the fan first.

Leiweke joins KJR’s Ian Furness in this audio link.

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