Seattle Seahawks Wiretap

Richard Sherman Envisioned Himself Playing For Cowboys, Patriots

May 25, 2017 11:05 AM

A few months after winning the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman brought an unexpected intensity to a Seattle Seahawks' practice that triggered multiple scuffles. 

Sherman picked off Russell Wilson and sought to get inside the head of one of the NFL's most celebrated young quarterbacks.

"You f---ing suck!" yelled Sherman as he threw the ball back to Wilson.

Less than a year later, Wilson was picked off by Malcolm Butler on the one-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX.

Sherman has told teammates and friends that he believes the Seahawks should have won multiple Super Bowls by now. Sherman and the Seahawks are also open to a parting of ways via trade.

Sherman believes Pete Carroll hasn't held Wilson or many young Seahawks to the standard of their defense.

"He's always looking at what other people are doing," says a former assistant coach who has had many talks with Sherman. "He's made it personal. It's your fault we're not winning. It wears guys thin."

Sherman and Carroll have held several private conversations this offseason. Sherman had told friends that he allowed himself to imagine playing for the Cowboys, maybe the Patriots, hoping Lynch would come out of retirement and join him in New England. The Seahawks weren't trading Sherman, however, unless a bad team offered multiple first round picks.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Seahawks To Work Out Colin Kaepernick

May 24, 2017 8:07 AM

The Seattle Seahawks are scheduled to work out some veteran quarterbacks and Colin Kaepernick is slated to be among them, according to sources.

Pete Carroll said earlier this month that the Seahawks would consider Kaepernick when looking for a backup to Russell Wilson.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Cortez Kennedy Passes Away At 48

May 23, 2017 1:03 PM

Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48.

Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Kennedy was an eight-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks drafted Kennedy third overall in 1990 out of Miami.


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Seahawks Want To Run Ball More This Season

May 19, 2017 8:20 PM

The Seattle Seahawks plan to run the ball more in 2017.

The ground game struggled last season due to Marshawn Lynch's departure, injuries to running backs and a disastrous offensive line.

"We definitely will," Pete Carroll said of running more. "We lost 100-something runs last year. And that was basically the story. That was basically the tale of why everything came about as it did. The defense had to do some more stuff. We had to throw the ball more. We had to pass protect more and all of that because the running game got knocked up.

"With the quarterback being a mess and the running back situation, everybody being banged up, we were just unable to find it. So I think we'll come roaring right back at it."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Michael Bennett: Seattle 'Perfect Place' For Colin Kaepernick

May 16, 2017 3:31 PM

Michael Bennett believes that the Seattle Seahawks would be the "perfect place" for Colin Kaepernick.

Pete Carroll admitted on Monday that the Seahawks were considering Kaepernick as a possible backup to Russell Wilson.

"I think a person that's dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn't you want that type of leadership in your locker room?" Bennett told 710 ESPN Seattle. "Why wouldn't you want a young person that's dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don't know why people feel like that is a problem.

"I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach [Pete] Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You've got players on your team that give back in the community. You've got Russell Wilson who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eddie Lacy Earns $55K Bonus By Hitting Weight Benchmark

May 16, 2017 10:30 AM

Eddie Lacy weighed in at 253 pounds on Monday, earning a $55,000 bonus from the Seattle Seahawks for being under 255 pounds.

Lacy's contract with the Seahawks contains seven potential weight bonuses worth a total of $385,000. The next weigh-in will be on June 12 and requires him to be at 250 pounds or less, according to a league source.

"He looks awesome. He looks great," Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk show. "He's huge. And he's going to keep playing huge. He did a fantastic job. He's done everything we've asked him to do. He's doing great.

"His attitude about it has been great. He's worked with the support system that we put in place and [has been] highly successful."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Interested In Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III

May 16, 2017 10:27 AM

The Seattle Seahawks are considering Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as options at backup quarterback, according to Pete Carroll.

The Seattle want to create competition behind Russell Wilson.

"We're looking at everybody. We really are," Carroll said. "We've been tracking everything that's going on, and we've got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we're still trying to manage properly. But quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Would Have Considered Drafting Patrick Mahomes

Apr 28, 2017 2:49 PM

The Seattle Seahawks will consider drafting a quarterback with one of their day two picks.

The Seahawks would have considered using their first round pick on Patrick Mahomes if he would have dropped to them late in the first round.

While Russell Wilson is only 28 years old, the Seahawks have been weak at backup quarterback in recent seasons.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade

Apr 26, 2017 10:38 AM

The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have agreed upon a trade involving Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks will swap their sixth round pick in 2018 for the Raiders' fifth rounder.

The only thing remaining is for Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

Lynch sat out the 2016 season after announcing his retirement.

Lynch's deal is for two seasons with a base of $9 million and max of $16.5 million.

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Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seahawks Don't Expect To Trade Richard Sherman
The Seahawks will continue to listen to offers for Richard Sherman, but they no longer anticipate moving the cornerback.

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Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Marshawn Lynch has agreed to sign with the Raiders.

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Raiders, Seahawks Expected To Work Out Marshawn Lynch Trade
The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade involving Marshawn Lynch, but the running back must first re-work his contract.

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Marshawn Lynch Has Started Reinstatement Process
Marshawn Lynch has started the reinstatement process with the NFL in hopes of playing for the Raiders, according to Ed Werder.

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Seahawks Have Steep Asking Price For Richard Sherman
The Seahawks are open to trading Richard Sherman, but they have placed a steep asking price on the cornerback.

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Dion Jordan Signs With Seahawks
Dion Jordan projects as a strongside linebacker in the Seahawks' base defense and a defensive end in their sub packages.

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Richard Sherman Requested Trade From Seahawks
The Seahawks somewhat unusually confirmed that they had discussed a trade involving Richard Sherman.

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Seahawks Confirm Richard Sherman Trade Talks
John Schneider said he's spoken to Richard Sherman about the situation.

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Marshawn Lynch Meets With Raiders
A deal between the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch "eventually will happen," according to a source.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Richard Sherman Classifies Trade Talks As 'Business'
Richard Sherman is taking recent trade rumors in stride.

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Seahawks Willing To Listen On Richard Sherman Trade Offers
The Patriots were among the teams who contacted the Seahawks on Richard Sherman.

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Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return
According to Marshawn Lynch's agent, money won't be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release
The Raiders would have to either acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with the Seahawks or after his release.

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Eddie Lacy's Contract With Seahawks Includes Seven Weigh-Ins
There is a $385,000 weight clause in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seattle Seahawks that is based on the running back hitting specific benchmarks on seven separate occasions, according to a source.

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Seahawks OK With Eddie Lacy Playing At Higher Weight
The Seahawks are fine with Eddie Lacy playing at a slightly higher weight than he did with the Packers last season.


Eddie Lacy Agrees To Sign One-Year, $5.55M Deal With Seahawks
Eddie Lacy has battled injuries and weight issues over the past few seasons.

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Adrian Peterson Visits Seahawks, Leaves Without Contract
Adrian Peterson visited with the Seahawks from Sunday to Monday, but left the team without a contract in hand.

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Michael Bennett Will Donate All Endorsement Money In 2017 To Charity
Michael Bennett has pledged to donate all of his endorsement money in 2017 to causes that help rebuild minority communities and empower women of color.

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Jamaal Charles, Seahawks Have 'Mutual Interest'
Jamaal Charles is currently dealing with a personal issue, but the running back to travel to Seattle for a meeting as soon as he's ready.

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