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Seattle Seahawks: Why to watch James Carpenter during training camp

Training camp is a time to see how players gel with others, a time to view player progression, and a time to assess stock. That last bit is especially true of guard James Carpenter. The 25 year old and 2011 first round draft selection out of Alabama has not lived up to that first round aura, playing like an average blocker at best. His several years as a Seattle Seahawk have been...
July 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

James Carpenter lost weight running this offseason

Seahawks offensive lineman James Carpenter says he’s been running a lot this offseason and has actually lost 15 pounds, which has led to rave reviews from watching him this offseason. Carpenter says he’s down 15 pounds from where he was a year ago — to 327 pounds — and the results are noticeable. Asked what he has seen out of Carpenter this season, offensive-line coach Tom...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks land a tall cornerback and refuse to pick up option on OT

According to Todd Dybas of the News-Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks declined to exercise the fifth-year contract option for the 2015 season on guard James Carpenter. The team also signed former Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson. Jefferson (6’0/193), is an exceptional athlete with 4.42 speed, and has long arms. Carpenter was selected by Seattle with the 25th […] The post Seahawks...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Decline To Pick Up OL James Carpenter’s Fifth-Year Option

  The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday that they have declined to pick up OL James Carpenter’s fifth-year option. Previous reports mentioned that the Seahawks were leaning against picking up Carpenter’s option, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Seattle would have had to pay him $7.438 million for the 2015 season, but this figure is guaranteed for injury only. Carpenter...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Seahawks leaning against picking up James Carpenter’s option

According to, the Seattle Seahawks are leaning against not picking up the fifth-year option of offensive lineman James Carpenter. Per a league source, the Seahawks currently are leaning against it. Carpenter has been a solid player, but he has yet to play a full season. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Seahawks leaning...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

3 options to replace James Carpenter in the NFL Draft

It’s hard to admit you blew a first-round pick. But with his knee injuries and issues with weight, James Carpenter could be forcing the issue. Drafted 25th overall in 2011 to bring some run-blocking help, Carpenter signed a deal for $7.65 million, with $6.2 guaranteed and a $4 million signing bonus. It was expected that Carpenter would create a wall with Russell Okung on the left...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

James Carpenter tweaks knee

Here we go again. A promising prospect at guard for the Seattle Seahawks, James Carpenter has not yet been able to live up to his potential as he has finished each of his two NFL seasons on injured reserve. There are high hopes for him as a road-grating left guard this year, but an apparent knee injury in practice today could potentially derail a healthy start to the season. Danny...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks' Carpenter easing in after knee injury

(Updates.) James Carpenter is just happy to be back practicing. The Seattle Seahawks' guard has been cleared to return to practice and was back at work this week as he gets re-acclimated to playing football again after a devastating knee injury in practice ended his rookie season. ''I've been waiting for 10 months to be back,'' he said. Carpenter was injured...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Report; Seahawks’ James Carpenter may not play in 2012 According to Dan Pompei of the National Football Post, there’s a “decent chance” that Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle James Carpenter will not play this coming season because of how severely he tore his knee up. Pompe mentioned that the recovery has taken a mental toll on Carpenter. But, the good news is that he recently had a stretch in which he made some...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks select Bruce Irvin, Grade F

Can I give a grade lower than F? The Seattle Seahawks front office is nothing short of clueless when it comes to evaluating prospects. James Carpenter was a disaster of a 1st-round pick in 2011, and yet they found a way to top it here. Bruce Irvin can be a terror as a pass rusher, but he’s very raw and is not a three-down lineman at this stage in his career. Throw the character...
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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