Found May 20, 2012 on
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Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson skipped voluntary conditioning sessions this week. The conditioning sessions are, as their name says, voluntary and players do frequently skip them to train on their own. However, this is newsworthy because Jackson is in a tight competition to not only retain his starting job, but to stay on the roster.
The Seahawks brought two quarterbacks in this offseason to compete with the incumbent Jackson, free agent Matt Flynn and 3rd round rookie Russell Wilson. They gave Flynn a good chunk of cash and they have been talking up the rookie Wilson endlessly this offseason, even comparing him to Drew Brees.
Owed 4 million next year, Jackson could easily be cut if he doesn’t look down one of the top 2 spots on the quarterback depth chart. All 3 spots are open for competition and when Pete Carroll chooses the order when the time comes, he’ll look at everything, possibly even whether or not the players attended all of the voluntary team activities.
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The Seattle Seahawks clearly love rookie quarterback Russell Wilson after drafting him in the third round of this year’s draft. It seems like general manager John Schneider loves him so much that he compares him to Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
“He is the closest player I’ve done to Drew Brees and Jeff Garcia in terms of sliding, finding lanes and creating...
Sidney Rice has only been fully healthy for one of his 5 career seasons, but when he was he caught 83 passes for 1312 yards and 8 touchdowns. However, he’s one of the league most injury prone players. Just this past year, he suffered 3 separate concussions and had 2 offseason shoulder surgeries. Now, he’s back working out and running routes with the Seahawks once again.
According to The News Tribune, Seattle Seahawks rookie Bobby Wagner played middle linebacker for the first team defense on Friday.
The Seahawks are trying to figure out who’ll man the middle linebacker spot, since David Hawthorne left in free agency. They really like Wagner’s speed and athleticism thus far.
While Tarvaris Jackson may have another competitor for a quarterback job on the roster, the height question continues to dog Russell Wilson and some wonder if he was a big reach for the Seahawks in the third round. Plus, teams are struggling with how to deal with players hurt away from work, and running backs continue to get big contract extensions.
When the Seahawks lost middle linebacker David Hawthorne in the offseason to the New Orleans Saints, middle linebacker became arguably their biggest need. They signed veteran Barrett Ruud, previously of the Tennessee Titans, and also used a 2nd round pick on Bobby Wagner out of Utah State. Ruud was once one of the most promising young linebackers in the league, but his promise was...
According to Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen, his team has acquired tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed 2013 draft pick.
I’ll admit, I was wrong. I really thought Winslow would be released, since it was believed that he didn’t have much trade value. This is the second time in his career that he’s been...
Per Mike Sando of ESPN, the Seahawks have agreed to a trade with Tampa Bay for tight end Kellen Winslow. Trade details to follow as it is made available.
Winslow gives the Seahawks a talented pass-catching tight end that can situationally be used as a blocker. He is 29, giving the offense a veteran presence. At his best he is a pro-bowl caliber type of tight end, yet another weapon...