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Archives: Aug. 2012

Aug.
31st

Official: First look at Hawks 53-man roster

A fourth round pick from last year and a fifth round pick from this year were among the group of players the Seattle Seahawks released in order to get down to the league’s 53-man roster limit heading into the team’s season opener at Arizona next week.

Other surprises include the release of defensive back Phillip Adams, who had been working at cornerback behind Brandon Browner with the second unit.

And offensive lineman James Carpenter, who spent the entire training camp on the physically unable to perform list rehabbing from an ACL knee injury suffered last November, will begin the season on the active roster.

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Aug.
31st

Still waiting for roster cuts

Sorry folks. We were told that the Seattle Seahawks would be releasing cuts on time this year, but once again are disappointed.

Here’s what we know so far. WR Ricardo Lockette and LB Allen Bradford have indicated through twitter that they have been released, while S Chris Maragos seems to indicate he’s on the roster.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times is reporting that WR Charly Martin made cut, while WR Kris Durham, LB Korey Toomer and WR Deon Butler will be released.

And Curtis Crabtree of KJR-AM reports that OL Paul Fanaika will be

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Aug.
31st

Moffitt says he’s ready for season opener

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman John Moffitt played in his firs preseason game since having elbow surgery three weeks ago.

Moffitt played at least a half with the second unit and appeared to get through the game okay.

“It was really good,” he said. “They kind of just broke me in today and threw me into the fire. I got a lot of reps, but I’m glad. We’re so close to the regular season, I think it’s something I really needed.”

Moffitt said he didn’t have any issues with his elbow after the game, saying he was amazed how fast he regained his strength after the surgery.

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Aug.
30th

Final: Hawks 21, Raiders 3


Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson, left, rushes the ball while Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin chases in the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

The Seattle Seahawks finish 4-0 in the preseason for the first time since 2009 with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.

Check out the happy totals here.

Bruce Irvin finally awoken from his preseason slumber, recording 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble, and overall looking like the elite athlete Seattle selected with the team’s No. 15 overall pick.

Reserve quarterback Matt Flynn played impressively in the second and third quarters, finishing 11 of 13 passing for 102 yards. Flynn also led his first touchdown scoring drive of the preseason, connecting with rookie tight end Cooper Helfet in the flat for a 4-yard touchdown pass to complete the scoring for Seattle.

Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played the first quarter, completing 5 of 11 passes for 72 yards.

Running back Vai Taua finished with 49 yards on nine carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run. Taua also totaled five catches for 39 yards, as he attempts to lock up a spot on Seattle’s 53-man roster.

Defensive tackle Jaye Howard had an explosive play to close out the scoring by tackling Oakland running back Mike Goodson in the end zone for a safety.

Other fringe players who performed well this evening? Let us know in the comments section.

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Aug.
30th

Hawks vs. Raiders live game chat

We’ll get started shortly.

Aug.
30th

Morning links: 5 keys for Hawks vs. Raiders


Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, left, is chased by Oakland Raiders' Jon Condo in the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Good morning. I’ll be heading over to CenturyLink later this afternoon for the game tonight. I also will post my projected 53-man roster right after the game tonight, so look for that.

Here are five things to look for Seattle’s game tonight against Oakland.

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Aug.
29th

Carroll: OL Carpenter will play this season

Nothing much happened during today’s light walkthrough for the Seattle Seahawks inside the VMAC’s indoor practice facility this morning.

However, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll provided a very informative update on where his team sits health-wise heading into the final exhibition game against Oakland tomorrow.

The big news was that second-year lineman James Carpenter, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp as he recovers from ACL knee surgery, is doing much better and definitely will play this season, according to Carroll.

In fact, Carroll said the team will have

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