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Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll admitted that he was worried about whether Sidney Rice was going to be ready for the regular season. But now he believe’s he’s good to go.
“It really guided a lot of our thinking in the decisions that we made … with the receiver position,” Carroll said per 710 ESPN in Seattle. “We weren’t sure, you know? But he’s proven to us that he’s ready to go.”
With Rice ready to go, the Seahawks can only sit back and hope his body holds up this season.
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Russell Wilson isn’t the only rookie making some noise in Seattle.
J.R. Sweezy, a defensive tackle in college (North Carolina State) converted to playing guard in the Seattle offense, and so far has looked pretty good in the preseason.
"I couldn't be more pleased with J.R.," head coach Pete Carroll told the Daily Herald. "He is so far ahead of expectations...
Braylon Edwards made the Seahawks' 53-man roster, with the team waiving former draft picks Deon Butler and Kris Durham amid a flurry of moves to reach Friday's roster limit. Charly Martin also made the receiving corps for now, with promising speedster Ricardo Lockette let go. Among the notable names of players waived was quarterback Josh Portis, meaning the team will...
Wide receiver Kris Durham, a fourth-round pick in 2011 who has struggled with injuries, was among the Seahawks' roster cuts down to Friday's 75-player limit, according to The Seattle Times. Durham had three catches as a rookie before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He has been struggling to stay on the field this preseason as well, and was expected to...
The Seattle Seahawks have kept veteran wide receivers Braylon Edwards and Ben Obomanu on their final 53-man roster and waived returning young receivers Deon Butler, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette.
The Seahawks waived 16 players on Friday night. They waived/injured tight end Cooper Helfet and running back Vai Taua; reached an injury settlement with defensive lineman Pep Levingston...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin has been out with a hamstring injury and likely won’t play in this week’s preseason finale.
“It’s doubtful receiver Doug Baldwin will play against the Raiders, either. He is still recovering from a hamstring problem. Doctors had to drain some fluid last week,” wrote Bill Swartz of 710 ESPN in Seattle.
Baldwin had a great...
No word yet on the Seahawks cuts. The deadline is 6pm PT.
But Danny O'Neil the Seahawks writer for the Seattle Times just tweeted that Deon Butler is on the list of players not being retained.
Butler is a 3rd round pick from the Mora/Ruskell days.
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Big Red Bryant is a beast of a man. He can't jump to high. Today I bet he's wishing he could jump just a couple inches higher though.
HE chipped his tooth last night jumping, no wait, head-butting Jaye Howard after his 4th qtr safety.
Howard got the end zone sack for a safety to slap an exclamation point on the final quarter. It was a hell of a play.
He then ran...
According to Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times, Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin is expected be back at practice on Monday after missing the entire preseason due to a hamstring injury.
“Doug Baldwin will not play, meaning he will miss all four exhibition games with a hamstring injury, but Carroll said the team’s leading receiver from a year ago will be back practicing...
The Seahawks are very impressed with 4th round pick Robert Turbin, as they should be. After all, he is 5th in preseason rushing yards, with 151 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries, including 93 yards on 14 carries against the Chiefs last week. In an interview with the Seattle Times, Head Coach Pete Carroll said about Turbin, “He’s a really good football player. I’m so happy...
By 6PM Friday, all NFL teams need to cut down to a roster of 53 players. This means that NFL teams have to cut 22 players from their current 75-man roster. At first, 53 doesn’t seem like a very small number; there are only 22 people on the field at any one time. It would seem that a roster size of more than twice the number of people on the field would allow teams to have all the...
Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season, so high-priced backup Matt Flynn led Seattle on a three scoring drives. The Seahawks closed out the second perfect preseason in franchise history with a 21-3 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.
Wilson saw limited action just days after winning the quarterback competition...
Braylon Edwards has made himself quite at home in Seattle. The receiver recently gave statements on the difference between his current QB, Russell Wilson and Jets Mark Sanchez who he played with during the 2010 season. Seattle Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards has played with rookie quarterbacks before. In Cleveland it was Brady Quinn. In New [...]
A long time ago, 'Diva' wide receivers roamed the earth and these types of wide receivers are increasingly becoming added to the endangered species list according to every major sports journalist on the planet right now. With the recent releases of Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens, are diva wide receivers really on the endangered species list?
The last preseason game for the Oakland Raiders was on Thursday with most of the starters resting for the season opener against the San Diego Chargers, but this game is where the backups cement themselves for the season. Top points of significance from the game Raiders are starting to cement the D in Defense. Not [...]
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I’m sitting here writing this at 1:00 Thursday morning, in large part because I spent the day traveling to Eastern Washington to pick up my nephew. He will be attending his first Seahawks game.
I have to be honest here, he is not a Seahawks fan, he’s a Buccaneer’s fan. Even-though he is not a member of the 12th man he has a deep hatred of the...