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Imminent Impact: Cassius Marsh set for coming out party in '15?

Defensive end Cassius Marsh was a high-motor UCLA product whom the Seattle Seahawks drafted in the fourth round last year. Though he was sitting behind guys like Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, Marsh looked to be a part of the defensive line rotation, as he illustrated great intensity and pursuit in the offseason. A broken foot ended Marsh's hopes of being a first-year impact for...
Via Pro Football Spot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman is enjoying being a father

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is known for his trash talking, thumping his own chest, and making big plays in big moments.  But off the field, Sherman is calm and quiet. Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times spent the day with Sherman as the 27-year-old spoke to students at his alma mater of Dominquez High in Compton. “It’s day...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Why cornerback is still a need

After signing Cary Williams, the Seattle Seahawks have their four starting defensive backs in place. With that being said, cornerback is still a need for many reasons. I pointed that out in my previous article on the Cary Williams signing, but I’ll go into more detail in this article. To begin, it’s important to mention that teams don’t only play two or three cornerbacks. Most...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Contract situation will ‘work out the way it’s supposed to’

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contractor that will pay him $1.542 million. On Saturday, Wilson was asked about a potential contract extension. “In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson told reporters in Surprise, Ariz, via the Everett Herald. “I love...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign DT known for his hustle and effort

Former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin is joining the Seattle Seahawks after agreeing to a one-year deal, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan and Mary Cabot of Cleveland.com. Source confirmed. Good signing. RT @MaryKayCabot: #Browns are officially losing Ahtyba Rubin. He’s signing a 1 year deal with the #seahawks. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 19, 2015 ...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seattle Seahawks will not let a lack of defensive line depth burn them again

Since the tragic end to the 2014 season I have been fond of saying that you can never have too much depth on your defensive line. The Seattle Seahawks learned that the hard way at multiple points throughout the year. Losing Red Bryant, Chris Clemons and Clinton McDonald really did come back to haunt Seattle despite the Super Bowl trip. (This is the part where I say I told you so...
Via cover32
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Hardy to visit Cowboys and Seahawks

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Free-agent pass-rusher Greg Hardy is being pursued by several NFL teams. The former Carolina Panthers defensive end has planned visits with the Dallas Cowboys and Seattle Seahawks. Been in since the beginning RT @Rand_Getlin: Hardy currently in negotiations with the #Bucs, #Seahawks & #Cowboys. Scheduled to visit all 3 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cadillac Or Chevy? The Seattle Seahawks Look At Their Defensive Line Options

The Seattle Seahawks are known as a “draft and develop” organization. While this always sounds good to both the personnel executive saying it and to myriad NFL observers, the economic realities of the NFL make all teams “draft and develop” organizations. But that’s not all. The Seahawks are also known for making a splash or two in the free agent waters, either by bringing...
Via Oregon Sports News
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Free Agency: Looking at Targets

Since the new front office took over in 2010, the Seattle Seahawks have brought in some big-name free agents, to mixed results. It's a common theme for the NFL, but the team has done well with most of the signings they have made. While wide receiver Sidney Rice and quarterback Matt Flynn may have not been as successful as hoped, great additions have been made such as defensive ends...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Ndamukong Suh Seattle Seahawks: A nightmare scenario for the NFC

As we reported on Monday, the top free agent in the NFL, Ndamukong Suh, wants to play for the Seattle Seahawks. Suh grew up in Portland, Oregon, and is homies with Seattle defensive end Cliff Avril, who he lined up next to when they both played for the Detroit Lions. Suh would be a pocket-collapsing wreaker of mayhem for Seattle. He gets double-teamed on every play, and still powers...
Via cover32
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks – Suh Me

This column written by Brian Nemhauser of HawkBlogger.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News Click bait. Mention a big free agent name and the team you write about, and readers are sure to follow. Those of you who have read this blog long enough know chasing big name free agents is not only something I often advise against, but something I generally do not even like to write about...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor played Super Bowl with torn MCL and bone bruise

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor played in Sunday’s Super Bowl with a tear in his medical collateral ligament. “It’s not a matter of talking about being injured and playing, it’s about being grateful for getting the opportunity to still even play through the injury,” said Chancellor to the team’s website. “There are...
Via Sports-Glory
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Richard Sherman may need Tommy John surgery

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman might have to undergo Tommy John surgery in the offseason after playing Super Bowl XLIX with torn ligaments in his left elbow, reports ESPN’s John Clayton.   Tommy John surgery (TJS), known in medical practice as ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, is a surgical graft procedure in which...
Via Sports-Glory
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks lose DE Cliff Avril with concussion

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks lost defensive end Cliff Avril with a concussion in the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Avril fell to the ground and remained there for a moment while the Seattle training staff worked with him. He was able to get up and walk off the field, then went to the locker room, where the concussion was diagnosed. It was the second significant injury...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll supports Richard Sherman baby watch: I can’t wait to see little Petey

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is about to become a father, and there’s a possibility that his son is born Sunday, the day of the Super Bowl. Sherman hopes his son waits until the Seahawks have finished the game. “I think he’s going to be a disciplined young man and stay in there until after the game,” Sherman said, smiling...
Via Sports-Glory
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruce Irvin on Seahawks: We’re one of the best of all-time

The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up to take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Sunday night, and neither team is viewed as much of a favorite. Seattle has a much more dominant defense, while the Patriots have a better all-around offense. Bruce Irvin is one of the starters for the Seahawks’ dominant defense, and he made it clear that he believes his team is one...
Via Sports-Glory
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman preparing for SB and birth of his son

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a lot on his mind this week.  Not only does he have the Super Bowl to prepare for, he’s also about to be a father. His girlfriend, Ashley Moss, is expected to give birth to their son in the next week.  Sherman said a visit to the doctor assured them that his son will not arrive in the next few days. But just in case, Sherman...
Via Sports-Glory
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Papa’ says Marshawn Lynch will retire if media ‘keeps standing in his face’

Marshawn Lynch’s maternal grandfather, Leron Lynch, is the man he calls “Papa.”  The Seattle Seahawks’ running back’s father is Maurice Sapp, who is serving a 24-year sentence for burglary. Papa told USA Today Sports that if the media doesn’t back off from trying to interview Lynch, the 28-year-old will probably walk away from football. “I know he’ll quit...
Via Sports-Glory
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick on Pete Carroll: ‘He’s made me a better coach’

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday at  Super Bowl XLIX media day. “Good. Great,” Belichick said, via NFL.com. “Not a coach in the NFL I respect more than Pete Carroll. He’s a tremendous coach. He and I have kind of come up together in roughly the same era. We’ve both...
Via Sports-Glory
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: ‘There’s a little envy’ of Seahawks

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate caught two passes for 98 yards in his first Pro Bowl on Sunday in Arizona.  Despite the success he’s had this season, Tate was reminded that his former team, the Seattle Seahawks, are also in Arizona, but they’re preparing for Super Bowl XLIX. “There’s a little envy,” Tate told the Detroit Free...
Via Sports-Glory
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Seahawks dominating 49ers rivalry, playoff matchups and more

Seahawks News Four more years of Cliff Avril (READ) Four more years of K.J. Wright (READ) Jim Gaffigan asks Jon Ryan for a favor (READ) The 49ers Rivalry 5 head coaches to keep the 49ers Seahawks rivalry alive (READ) Is Joe Montana becoming a Seahawks fan? (READ) A 49ers fan admits how great Doug Baldwin is (READ) The Seahawks are dominating the 49ers (READ) This Michael Crabtree...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks DL Cliff Avril Zings Former Team--Detroit--in Epic Fashion

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril is a happy man. Less than two years after leaving the team that drafted him in 2008, the Detroit Lions, he is getting paid (just signed a four-year extension worth $28.5 million) and has a Super Bowl ring. It could easily be said that he is doing quite well for himself.So what is so different about Seattle that things have gone so much...
Via FatManWriting
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign Cliff Avril to 4-year deal

USATI The Seattle Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a four-year extension. “Cliff has been instrumental in what we’ve been building on the defensive side of the ball and we are excited that he’ll be with us for another four years,” said Executive Vice President & General Manager John Schneider. “He has been relentless in his approach to the game...
Via Sports-Glory
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cliff Avril Signs 4-year Extension

Just one day after signing K.J. Wright to a 4-year extension, the Seahawks have followed up by inking DE Cliff Avril to a multi-year deal. The extension is worth $28.5M over the next four years,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Hawk Blogger
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks sign DE Avril to four-year contract extension

The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a $28.5 million, four-year extension on Friday, FOX Sports 1's Mike Garafolo reports. Avril's deal comes a day after the Seahawks signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year extension worth $27 million. Avril and Wright were two of Seattle's priorities as the Seahawks tried to keep the pair from becoming free agents after...
Via Fox Sports
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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