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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Nate Orchard's Seattle fit

In 2013 the Seahawks reaped success with a rotational defensive line with Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett gaining the headlines with Red Bryant, Brandon Mebane, Tony McDaniel, Chris Clemons and Clint McDonald all making hay on the run to the team's first Superbowl win. With three of those names leaving in free agency and injuries to their heir's blighting the 2014 season, the rotation...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks – Suh Me

This column written by Brian Nemhauser of, 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
22 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 “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...
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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...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers vs. Seahawks: Dynasty Bowl?

Oh, I’m ever so sick of the word “dynasty,” but I’ve accepted that it is part of our professional sports vernacular. We all want to know who will become the next great dynasty, especially since we haven’t had one in the NFL since the Patriots won three Super Bowls in a four-year span a decade ago. Now, though, if there are two teams that have a better chance than anyone...
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January 14, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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! ]]
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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...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pass rush monster Cliff Avril gets another four years with Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s pen has been pretty busy this week. Yesterday the Seahawks gave outside linebacker K.J. Wright a four-year extension. Today they followed it up by inking edge rush monster Cliff Avril to a four-year deal as well, according to Ian Rapoport: #Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a 4-year extension worth $28.5M with $16M guaranteed,...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Seahawks lock up Avril with extension

RENTON, Wash. (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Seahawks have signed defensive end Cliff Avril to a $28.5 million, four-year extension, preventing one of their top pass rushers from reaching free agency. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced yet. first reported...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Sign Cliff Avril To 4-Year, $28.5 Million Extension

The Seattle Seahawks faith in Cliff Avril has paid off and now the organization will bless him with a new $28.5 million deal, $14 million guaranteed. #Seahawks have signed pass-rusher Cliff Avril to a 4-year extension worth $28.5M with $16M guaranteed, source says. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 19, 2014
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks Lock Up DE Cliff Avril To A Four-Year, $28.5M Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seattle Seahawks have signed DE Cliff Avril four-year contract extension worth $28.5 million. Rapoport adds that Avril will receive  $16 million guaranteed as part of this agreement. This agreement will keep him under team control through the 2018 season. Rapoport mentions that one of the reasons why the team dealt WR Percy Harvin a...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks' top defensive linemen taking more snaps

RENTON, Wash. (AP) When Michael Bennett decided to sign with Seattle during the 2013 offseason, part of the attraction was the idea that he'd no longer be asked to play nearly every down and wouldn't be worn out by the end of the season. Last season, that's almost exactly how it played out for Bennett and the rest of Seattle's defensive line. This season, not so much. Bennett, Cliff...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Prospects: Defensive end Nate Orchard

Name: Nate Orchard. DE. Utah Height: 6’4” Weight: 254lbs NFL Comparison: Cliff Avril/Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks Analysis: Orchard is playing at a high level for a decent Utah squad. This season, he’s accumulated 18 sacks. These occur in bunches, including 11 against teams ranked in the Top 25. Speed and coordination are what scouts see in Orchard. Agile enough to man the...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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