Seattle Seahawks Wiretap

Richard Sherman: NFL Players Need To Be Willing To Go On Strike

Jul 12, 2017 7:53 PM

Richard Sherman suggests NFL players need to be prepared to strike in order to receive the same type of guaranteed salaries NBA players routinely agree upon.

"Oh, 100 percent," Sherman said. "If we want as the NFL, as a union, to get anything done, players have to be willing to strike. That's the thing that guys need to 100 percent realize.

"You're going to have to miss games, you're going to have to lose some money if you're willing to make the point, because that's how MLB and NBA got it done. They missed games, they struck, they flexed every bit of power they had, and it was awesome. It worked out for them."

Sherman also said NFL players need re-evaluate how they perceive their own market as Kevin Durant and LeBron James have in the NBA.

"NBA players like KD and LeBron are sitting there taking two-year deals like it's nothing," Sherman said. "They figure, 'I'll take a two-year deal because I'm going to wait for the salary cap to increase and get another bite at the apple.' In our sport, they won't do it."


Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Legal

Russell Wilson To Create Manning-Style Quarterback Academy

Jul 6, 2017 8:06 AM

Russell Wilson has partnered with former teammate Jake Heaps to create the Russell Wilson Quarterback Academy.

When Wilson was in high school he attended the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana and was blown away.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback has held his own one-day passing camps every summer since entering the NFL.

"Our thought process is to be able to consistently teach kids the quarterback position at a high, high level," Wilson said. "Not just have a camp that's a one-day camp, but also an opportunity to give training lessons, one-on-one lessons, private sessions, on-field training, the elite summer camps, with some of the best kids in the country training with us. And also classroom training.

"That's one of the things that we really want to do is have classroom training, where we sit down with these kids and teach them different coverages and different looks and the thought process of what you go through during the crucial times of a game."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Derek Carr: I'll Give It To Marshawn Lynch On 1-Yard Line

Jun 26, 2017 7:31 AM

Derek Carr is excited to play with Marshawn Lynch and says he'll gladly hand the ball to the bruiser near the goal line.

"My No. 1 goal is that I'm going to make sure that I give everything I have to this organization," Carr said.


"There's no pressure, there's no, you know, we'll be on the 1-yard line and I won't give it to Marshawn -- I'll throw it. There's none of that stuff. I don't care about the stats. That's not my No. 1 objective. I don't care if I throw 10 touchdowns next year. If we win every game, that's all I care about."

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Richard Sherman Didn't Request Trade, Understands Seattle's Position

Jun 15, 2017 9:14 AM

Richard Sherman says he didn't request a trade from the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

"It's just a conversation they have every year," Sherman said. "I guess this year, more people knew about it. It's a conversation they have every year -- everybody's open, everybody's available. They just made sure I knew, and you guys found out. Pretty open about it. It was never a situation where anybody asked for it. It was just a conversation."

Pete Carroll and John Schneider said publicly on multiple occasions that Sherman was available, but they never made a deal.

Sherman was asked why he thought the team considered moving him.

"Because they are always open to possibilities, to hear what people have to say," Sherman said. "If somebody comes with two first-rounders, I wouldn't blame them in the least, you know? I wouldn't blame them at all. It'd be another crazy trade. Who was it that got traded like that? Herschel Walker or something like that?

"But it's just conversation. I think we have a fantastic relationship and always have. And it's always been transparent to have those communications and not have them in a rude or discourteous way, but just professionally."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Have 'Every Intention' Of Signing Kam Chancellor To Extension

Jun 14, 2017 8:22 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have "every intention" of signing Kam Chancellor to a long-term contract extension.

"We would very much like to work something out," Pete Carroll said. "We're working at it. And that's really all we'll say. But we are working at it with every intention of taking care of business. It takes awhile. Things take awhile. His frame of mind and our frame of mind are in a really good place. And we're going to work hard to get something done. We'll see if we can."

Chancellor, 29, is entering the final year of his deal and says he has yet to hear from the team about a new pact.

"I trust their word," Chancellor said. "I trust what they say. I'll just let it happen when it's supposed to happen. And all I can do is control what I can control right now, and that's playing on the field and keeping that camaraderie together with my brothers and just keep building."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eddie Lacy Makes Weight Again, Earns Another $55K

Jun 13, 2017 9:23 AM

Eddie Lacy earned a $55,000 incentive from the Seattle Seahawks on Monday tied to his weight, according to a league source.

Lacy's contract with the Seahawks includes a clause that could earn him up to $385,000 based on the results of seven different weigh-ins. In May, Lacy had to be at 255 pounds or less to earn the incentive.

On Monday, he had to be at 250 or less.

Lacy has been participating in OTAs on a limited basis as he continues to recover from an ankle injury.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Sign Austin Davis Making Colin Kaepernick Deal Unlikely

Jun 5, 2017 6:48 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have signed Austin Davis, which effectively rules them out as a destination for Colin Kaepernick.

Davis will join Trevone Boykin as a backup option behind Russell Wilson. The team waived quarterback Jake Heaps.

Pete Carroll praised Kaepernick last week but indicated that the team had no plans to sign him.

Davis spent time last season with the Denver Broncos. He hasn't played in a game since 2015, when he made two starts for the Cleveland Browns.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Seahawks Don't Have Plans To Sign Colin Kaepernick

Jun 2, 2017 6:26 PM

Pete Carroll believes Colin Kaepernick should remain a starter in the NFL, but the Seattle Seahawks don't have any plans to sign him at this time.

The Seahawks are searching for a backup behind Russell Wilson.

"Colin's been a fantastic football player, and he's going to continue to be," Carroll said. "At this time, we didn't do anything with it. But we know where he is and who he is and we had a chance to understand him much more so. He's a starter in this league. And we have a starter. But he's a starter in this league, and I can't imagine that someone won't give him a chance to play."

Kaepernick met with the Seahawks last week.

Carroll did not close the door on the idea of the Seahawks considering Kaepernick down the road.

"The doors are always open to opportunities," he said. "We're just going to try to do the best we can for our guys whenever the opportunity presents itself, and we'll see. But as of right now, we know what we're doing.

"He's a great kid. He communicates well. He's got a big world that he's living in. He's an NFL quarterback. He has other issues that he's concerned about. He's capable of being a championship guy. He's demonstrated that over the years. He's been up and down in his career some but he's shown enough upside that he can do that. I thought he presented himself really well."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Torrey Smith: Colin Kaepernick Didn't Commit Crime

May 31, 2017 8:51 AM

Torrey Smith says his former teammate is being blackballed and treated more harshly than players in the league who have committed crimes.

New York Giants co-owner John Mara recently said that he received a number of "emotional" letters from fans saying that if any Giants players protest the way Kaepernick did, by kneeling during the national anthem, they would never come to another game.

"I heard he's one of the best owners in the league, so I don't want people to think I'm disrespecting this guy. I'm not," Smith said. "But it's just the fact that he commented about people, the fans, being mad about that but you just had a [kicker] on your team who you were trying to hold onto for dear life until it was too late."

Smith was referencing Josh Brown, whom the Giants re-signed despite a domestic violence allegation against him. They ultimately released Brown in October.

"People are accepting and willing to [forgive] people when they beat the hell out of women, sell drugs, do whatever and commit all kinds of crimes and you're able to forget that," said Smith, who is now with the Philadelphia Eagles. "I'm a believer in second chances. I believe in second chances for a guy like [Bengals rookie] Joe Mixon, even though I'm an advocate against domestic violence.

"But I think you have to be open-minded to know that [Kaepernick] did not commit a crime, he didn't hurt anybody, he didn't do anything. It was a protest, and now people are kind of locking him out or don't want to support anybody that's associated with him when you're willing to support people who beat women, do all kinds of other crazy things. It just doesn't make sense."

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Seahawks Unlikely To Sign Colin Kaepernick

May 30, 2017 7:18 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are unlikely to sign Colin Kaepernick.

The Seahawks have been the only team to express interest in Kaepernick this offseason.

Despite starting last season for the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick has received little to no interest in free agency.

Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season, but he's said he won't do so again in 2017.

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Richard Sherman Envisioned Himself Playing For Cowboys, Patriots
Richard Sherman believes Pete Carroll hasn't held Russell Wilson or many young Seahawks to the standard of their defense.

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

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Cortez Kennedy Passes Away At 48
Cortez Kennedy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.


Seahawks Want To Run Ball More This Season
The ground game struggled last season due to Marshawn Lynch's departure, injuries to running backs and a disastrous offensive line.

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Michael Bennett: Seattle 'Perfect Place' For Colin Kaepernick
Pete Carroll admitted on Monday that the Seahawks were considering Colin Kaepernick as a possible backup to Russell Wilson.

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Eddie Lacy Earns $55K Bonus By Hitting Weight Benchmark
Eddie Lacy weighed in at 253 pounds on Monday, earning a $55,000 bonus from the Seahawks for being under 255 pounds.

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

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Seahawks Would Have Considered Drafting Patrick Mahomes
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
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

RealGM Staff Report

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade
The only thing remaining is for Marshawn Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

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

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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.

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