Archive: Seahawks

Seahawks Saying They'll Have Tatupu For Opener

The Seattle Seahawks expect to have middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu in their lineup for the opening regular season game. The Seahawks describe the knee injury that Tatupu suffered during Monday night's preseason game at San Diego as a bone bruise. It had been feared that it might be worse....

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2008; 12:35 PM ET | Comments (1)

More Back Problems For M. Hasselbeck

A balky back continues to plague Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck has been experiencing back soreness for the past 12 days, dating to a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. He resumed practicing Monday after a layoff and all seemed well. However, Hasselbeck experienced back tightness again during...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2008; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sore Back to Sideline M. Hasselbeck

The Seattle Seahawks plan to withhold quarterback Matt Hasselbeck from Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Hasselbeck has been plagued by a sore back this week. He participated in individual drills during Thursday's practice but has not returned to full team drills. Backups Seneca Wallace and Charlie Frye...

 

By Mark Maske | August 15, 2008; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Shorthanded at Wideout

The Seattle Seahawks are shorthanded at wide receiver. Bobby Engram is to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with what the team is calling a cracked shoulder. Engram had 94 catches last season before spending the offseason in a contract dispute with the team. Deion Branch, coming off offseason knee...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2008; 06:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks' First-Rounder Signed

Defensive end Lawrence Jackson has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He was the 28th overall pick in the NFL draft in April and is the 17th of 31 first-round choices league-wide to sign. Jackson's deal is worth more than $11 million over five years, including more than $6 million...

 

By Mark Maske | July 25, 2008; 01:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Holmgren Slated to Rejoin Seahawks Today

Coach Mike Holmgren is expected back on the field for the Seattle Seahawks' minicamp today. Holmgren missed the last two days of the camp because of an undisclosed medical condition that the team described as minor. Holmgren announced earlier in the offseason that this would be his final season...

 

By Mark Maske | June 11, 2008; 08:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does Anyone Want Shaun Alexander?

No one is exactly rushing to sign tailback Shaun Alexander, the former league most valuable player released by the Seattle Seahawks more than a month ago. The New Orleans Saints and Cincinnati Bengals have demonstrated interest, but that's about it. Alexander turns 31 in August, and his best days...

 

By Mark Maske | May 27, 2008; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

B. Engram Skipping Seahawks' Minicamp

Wide receiver Bobby Engram is skipping the Seattle Seahawks' voluntary minicamp this week because of displeasure about his contract. He's in the second season of a two-year, $3.4 million deal. He had 94 catches for 1,147 yards and six touchdowns last season and wants a new, upgraded contract. Engram...

 

By Mark Maske | May 7, 2008; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Appear On Verge of Releasing S. Alexander

The Seattle Seahawks apparently are on the verge of releasing tailback Shaun Alexander, a former league most valuable player. An announcement could come later today or Wednesday, a person close to the situation said. The move has been expected for some time. The Seahawks signed tailbacks Julius Jones and...

 

By Mark Maske | April 22, 2008; 05:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Resolution Yet to S. Alexander's Status in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks officials met with tailback Shaun Alexander but told reporters Tuesday that the former league MVP's status with the team had not been resolved. It has been widely speculated after the Seahawks signed free agent tailbacks Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett that Alexander, who shared playing time this...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2008; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does J. Jones's Signing In Seattle Signal S. Alexander's Exit?

Julius Jones's arrival in Seattle is prompting questions about whether fellow tailback Shaun Alexander might be departing soon. Jones left the Dallas Cowboys via free agency Friday by agreeing to a contract with the Seahawks. He becomes the second free agent tailback signed by the Seahawks, following T.J. Duckett....

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2008; 01:04 PM ET | Comments (109)

Seahawks Retain Locklear

INDIANAPOLIS--The Seattle Seahawks kept offensive tackle Sean Locklear off the free agent market by agreeing to a five-year contract extension with him. The deal includes $12 million in bonus money....

 

By Mark Maske | February 22, 2008; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks' Trufant Becomes 10th Player in League to Get Franchise Tag

It's up to 10 players league-wide with the franchise player tag. The Seattle Seahawks have used their tag on cornerback Marcus Trufant. He would have a salary of $9.465 million next season if he remains the club's franchise player. The NFL deadline for applying the tag is Thursday. The...

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2008; 06:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wahle Signs With Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks signed guard Mike Wahle. He'd been released Monday by the Carolina Panthers. The move reunites Wahle with Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren, for whom he formerly played in Green Bay....

 

By Mark Maske | February 14, 2008; 08:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

Seahawks Name Mora as Holmgren's Successor in 2009

The Seattle Seahawks made it official today and announced that they'd designated Jim Mora as their head coach for the 2009 season. He will succeed Mike Holmgren, who previously announced that next season would be his last as the team's coach. Mora is the former head coach of the...

 

By Mark Maske | February 6, 2008; 04:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mora Reportedly to be Designated Holmgren's Successor

According to several reports, the Seattle Seahawks will designate secondary coach Jim Mora as their successor to exiting head coach Mike Holmgren. Holmgren has said that next season will be his final one as the team's coach. Mora is the former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. He withdrew...

 

By Mark Maske | February 6, 2008; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Holmgren Says Next Season Will Be His Final One Coaching Seahawks

Mike Holmgren, as expected, announced today that he will return as coach of the Seattle Seahawks next season. It's the final season of his contract, and Holmgren said he will be done coaching the Seahawks after that. "This is the last year of coaching here," he said at a...

 

By Mark Maske | January 22, 2008; 06:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Holmgren Staying With Seahawks

Mike Holmgren is staying as coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Holmgren, 59, has contemplated retirement regularly in recent years, but is holding off again. He informed team officials of his decision today, according to an NFL source. A formal announcement is expected later in the day. He has spent...

 

By Mark Maske | January 22, 2008; 03:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision Time for Dungy, Holmgren?

This is the day on which Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy has indicated he would make an announcement about whether he will return next season. Dungy, for a third straight offseason, is contemplating retirement. He said last week that he would make his decision by the weekend and make...

 

By Mark Maske | January 21, 2008; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dungy's Decision to Come By Early Next Week, No Timetable for Holmgren's

Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy met with his players Monday, the day after the team's season-ending loss to the San Diego Chargers in an AFC semifinal. Dungy told reporters that he expects to make a decision about his coaching future this weekend and make an announcement next Monday. For...

 

By Mark Maske | January 15, 2008; 09:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Coaching Changes Coming?

Four NFL teams already are searching for new head coaches, and it's possible that there could be a couple more vacancies in the coming weeks. Two coaches on teams still in the playoffs, the Indianapolis Colts' Tony Dungy and the Seattle Seahawks' Mike Holmgren, have not hidden the fact...

 

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2008; 04:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander Set to Return to Seahawks' Lineup

Shaun Alexander is scheduled to start at tailback for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. He's missed the last three games because of a sprained knee but practiced this week. The Seahawks still plan to work Maurice Morris, who played well in Alexander's absence, into the playing-time mix at running...

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2007; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander Practices, Could Split Carries With M. Morris

Tailback Shaun Alexander participated in the Seattle Seahawks' practice today and could play this weekend. That's good news for the Seahawks since Maurice Morris, who's started the last three games while Alexander has been sidelined by a sprained knee, is plagued this week by a sore ankle. If both...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2007; 09:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Fullback M. Strong Retires

Longtime Seattle Seahawks fullback Mack Strong announced his retirement Monday. Strong is suffering from a herniated disk in his neck. The disk is pinching his spinal cord, and Strong was told by doctors that he could risk a serious injury if he continued playing. His doctors told him the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2007; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander to Continue Playing With Broken Wrist

Seattle Seahawks tailback Shaun Alexander has a cracked bone is his left wrist. Alexander is expected to continue playing with a protective cast....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 07:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Frye Trade Makes Sense for Both Browns, Seahawks

Today's trade of quarterback Charlie Frye from the Cleveland Browns to the Seattle Seahawks works for both teams. For the Browns, the path is now cleared for prized rookie Brady Quinn to take over as the starting quarterback. The first-round draft pick had a good preseason, and there were...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Agree to Trade C. Frye to Seahawks

The Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send quarterback Charlie Frye to Seattle. The Browns apparently receive a late-round draft pick in return. The move gives the Seahawks the backup quarterback they'd been seeking, and perhaps means that the Browns will turn to...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Are Solid, If Only Hasselbeck and Alexander Can Remain On the Field

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Seattle Seahawks Players Released: Robbie Tobeck, C (retired) Grant Wistrom, DE (retired) Free Agents Lost: Jean-Philippe Darche, LS Ken Hamlin, S Joe Tafoya, DT D.D. Lewis, LB Jerramy Stevens, TE Traded: Darrell Jackson, WR Free Agents Re-Signed: Will Heller, TE Josh Parry, FB Floyd Womack, G/T...

 

By Mark Maske | June 5, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Soundness of S. Alexander's Foot Remains An Issue

Seattle Seahawks tailback Shaun Alexander told reporters Monday that there still was a crack in his left foot when X-rays were taken at the end of last season. Alexander missed six games last season because the foot was broken. Alexander is participating in the Seahawks' offseason practices this week...

 

By Mark Maske | May 8, 2007; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Brown Signs Franchise Player Deal With Seahawks

Kicker Josh Brown signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Brown gets a salary of $2.078 million next season, the amount of the tender offer that the Seahawks made to him when they used their franchise player tag on him in February to limit his mobility on the...

 

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2007; 09:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Agree to Trade D. Jackson to Niners

NEW YORK--The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Darrell Jackson to the San Francisco 49ers for a fourth-round draft pick. The deal is contingent upon Jackson passing a physical with the 49ers....

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wistrom Retiring

Defensive end Grant Wistrom, who was released by the Seattle Seahawks last month, has decided to retire. Wistrom told the Associated Press he's 99.9 percent certain he won't play next season and he plans to coach at the Springfield, Mo., high school at which his brother is the principal....

 

By Mark Maske | April 17, 2007; 09:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

D. Carr to Visit Seahawks Next

Free agent quarterback David Carr completed a visit with the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday. He is to visit the Seattle Seahawks next. The former top overall draft choice, released by the Houston Texans, is drawing interest only as a potential backup. He would back up Jake Delhomme in Carolina....

 

By Mark Maske | April 4, 2007; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Officially Puts Off Game In China

The league, as expected, canceled its preseason game in China in August between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. League officials said they wanted to focus on the regular season game in October in London between the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. An exhibition game in Beijing...

 

By Mark Maske | April 2, 2007; 10:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

Seahawks Re-Sign Engram

The Seattle Seahawks re-signed free agent wide receiver Bobby Engram. Engram missed much of last season because of a thyroid condition but club officials like the veteran influence he provides on the team's other receivers....

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 07:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Get M. Pollard

Free agent tight end Marcus Pollard signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks today. Pollard spent the past two seasons with the Detroit Lions after 10 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. He had only 12 catches this past season but has been a reliable receiver for most of...

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2007; 08:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Stevens Arrested

Tight end Jerramy Stevens was arrested early this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., on drunk driving and marijuana possession charges. Stevens posted bail and a court appearance was scheduled for April 2. The arrest comes at a particularly bad time for Stevens, who is an unrestricted free agent after five...

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2007; 08:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Make It Two Safeties in Two Days

The Seattle Seahawks, displeased with the play of their safeties this past season, remade the position in a two-day span. The Seahawks signed Brian Russell on Friday, a day after signing fellow free agent Deon Grant. Russell leaves the Cleveland Browns, for whom he played for two seasons following...

 

By Mark Maske | March 10, 2007; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Release Wistrom, Add D. Grant

The Seattle Seahawks released defensive end Grant Wistrom and reached a contract agreement with free agent safety Deon Grant. This week's signing of free agent defensive end Patrick Kerney by the Seahawks made Wistrom expendable. He was regarded as a major acquisition in 2004 when he signed a six-year,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 11:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kerney Chooses Seahawks Over Broncos

One of the top remaining free agents came off the board when defensive end Patrick Kerney agreed to a six-year, $39.5 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The deal includes $19.5 million in guaranteed money. The Seahawks prevailed over Kerney's other finalist, the Denver Broncos. Kerney spent his first...

 

By Mark Maske | March 6, 2007; 09:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Tag Kicker J. Brown

The Seattle Seahawks placed their franchise player tag on kicker Josh Brown today. Brown, if he retains the franchise tag, will play next season on a one-year contract worth $2.078 million. He tied a single-season NFL record with four game-winning field goals in the final minute of regulation this...

 

By Mark Maske | February 22, 2007; 09:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Titans Hire Seahawks' Reinfeldt as GM

The Tennessee Titans hired Seattle Seahawks executive Mike Reinfeldt today as their general manager. He replaces Floyd Reese, who resigned last month. Reinfeldt is a former player for the Houston Oilers and his salary cap and contract-negotiating expertise played a key role in the construction of the Seahawks team...

 

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2007; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mora Lands in Seattle

Recently fired Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora has become the Seattle Seahawks' secondary coach. He replaces Teryl Austin, who joined the coaching staff of the Arizona Cardinals. Mora was a finalist for the Miami Dolphins' head coaching job but it went to San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron....

 

By Mark Maske | January 21, 2007; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (1)

Hasselbeck Undergoes Surgery on Left Shoulder

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck underwent surgery Thursday to have a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder repaired. The Seahawks are hopeful he'll be healthy by training camp. The procedure was performed by orthopedist James Andrews. Hasselbeck had a painful season in which he also suffered a knee...

 

By Mark Maske | January 19, 2007; 09:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hasselbeck Played With Two Broken Fingers on Non-Throwing Hand

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck told reporters Monday that he played the final half of the regular season with two broken fingers on his non-throwing hand. Hasselbeck said he suffered non-displaced fractures of the fingers on his left hand during a Nov. 27 game against the Green Bay Packers,...

 

By Mark Maske | January 16, 2007; 09:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Likely to be Without D. Jackson in Chicago

The Seattle Seahawks likely will be without wide receiver Darrell Jackson in Sunday's NFC semifinal at Chicago. Coach Mike Holmgren said during a radio show that Jackson aggravated a toe injury during last Saturday's win over the Dallas Cowboys....

 

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2007; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Are Stumbling and Bumbling at Wrong Time

The Seattle Seahawks are in trouble. Deep, deep trouble. Just when the defending NFC champions should be rounding into top form for the playoffs, they're falling apart. They survived tailback Shaun Alexander's absence from the lineup earlier this season because of a cracked bone in his foot. They survived...

 

By Mark Maske | December 15, 2006; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

D. Jackson Won't Be in Seahawks' Lineup This Week

The Seattle Seahawks will be without wide receiver Darrell Jackson for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers because of a turf toe injury. Jackson is tied for the NFL lead with 10 touchdown catches. Nate Burleson is scheduled to start in his place. It's also possible that...

 

By Mark Maske | December 12, 2006; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hasselbeck Practices

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck wore a glove on his injured left hand during the Seattle Seahawks' practice Wednesday. Hasselbeck participated in the practice but did not take snaps from center Chris Spencer. Instead, Spencer handed the ball to Hasselbeck to start plays. The right-handed Hasselbeck injured his non-throwing hand during...

 

By Mark Maske | November 30, 2006; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hasselbeck Can Play With Finger Injury, According to Holmgren

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck apparently will be able to continue playing with the injury to a finger on his left (non-throwing) hand that he suffered during Monday night's win over the Green Bay Packers. Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren told Seattle radio station KIRO that the injury should not...

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2006; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

M. Hasselbeck Reportedly Has Broken Finger on Non-Throwing Hand

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck suffered a broken finger on his left hand during Monday night's triumph over the Green Bay Packers, a Seattle television station reported. KING-TV reported that tests taken Tuesday showed the break. Hasselbeck was hurt when he hit his hand against another player's helmet, but he...

 

By Mark Maske | November 29, 2006; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hasselbeck Set to Return for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks should have quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back in the lineup this week. Coach Mike Holmgren said during a news conference Monday that he expects Hasselbeck to play next Monday night against the Green Bay Packers. Hasselbeck has missed the Seahawks' last four games because of a sprained...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (3)

Seahawks Acknowledge S. Wallace Extension

The Seattle Seahawks acknowledged this week that they'd signed quarterback Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract extension in August. The extension runs through the 2007 season and keeps Wallace, now starting in place of the injured Matt Hasselbeck, off the unrestricted free agent market this coming spring. The deal...

 

By Mark Maske | November 17, 2006; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander More Likely Than Hasselbeck to Return to Seahawks' Lineup

Tailback Shaun Alexander and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck participated in the Seattle Seahawks' practice Wednesday. Alexander was more active in the practice than Hasselbeck was and seems more certain to return to the Seahawks' lineup this weekend. The reigning league most valuable player has missed the club's last six games...

 

By Mark Maske | November 16, 2006; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander, Hasselbeck Poised to Return for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks might get tailback Shaun Alexander and quarterback Matt Hasselbeck back this week. Both are scheduled to practice and their playing status for next weekend will be determined by how they fare. Alexander, the reigning league most valuable player, has missed six games because of a cracked...

 

By Mark Maske | November 14, 2006; 09:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Raiders' Brayton, Seahawks' Stevens Both Fined

The NFL today fined Oakland Raiders defensive end Tyler Brayton $25,000 for kneeing Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens in the groin area during a shoving match after a play during Monday night's game in Seattle. Brayton received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was ejected from the game. Stevens was...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 04:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander Likely Out At Least Another Week

The Seattle Seahawks likely will be without tailback Shaun Alexander for at least another week. Tests taken Tuesday showed that the cracked bone in Alexander's foot still has not healed fully, Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren said during a news conference. Alexander has missed the team's last five games. It's...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 09:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander's Foot to be Re-Evaluated Today

Tailback Shaun Alexander is scheduled to undergo further tests on his injured foot today to determine whether he'll be cleared by doctors to return to the Seattle Seahawks' lineup this week. The Seahawks had expected for Alexander to receive medical clearance last week to play, but tests then showed...

 

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2006; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Have Revolving Door at Left Guard, Among Other Problems

The Seattle Seahawks hope to have Floyd (Pork Chop) Womack back this week as their starting left guard. The identity of the starting left guard usually isn't big news to an NFL team, but it's different for the Seahawks because they've been unable to suitably replace departed Pro Bowler...

 

By Mark Maske | November 2, 2006; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander Doesn't Get Clearance to Return to Seahawks' Lineup

The Seattle Seahawks had expected to have tailback Shaun Alexander back this week, but it apparently won't happen. Doctors did not clear the reigning league most valuable player to return to the lineup because tests Monday showed that the cracked bone in his left foot has not healed completely....

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2006; 08:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Bench Boulware at Safety, Continue to Tinker at Left Guard

The Seattle Seahawks have benched safety Michael Boulware, and are planning to start Jordan Babineaux in his place. They also plan to get rookie Rob Sims some playing time at left guard. It's unclear whether Sims will start ahead of former first-round draft pick Chris Spencer, who took over...

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2006; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander Testing Foot and Targeting Nov. 6 for Return

Tailback Shaun Alexander has begun running as part of his rehabilitation program, seemingly putting him on target to return to the Seattle Seahawks' lineup on Nov. 6. The reigning league most valuable player has missed the last three games because of a broken bone in his foot, and is...

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2006; 09:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hasselbeck Out for 2-4 Weeks

The official prognosis is in for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, and it's what was expected: He is to miss two to four weeks because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Hasselbeck has a grade 2 sprain, which is a partial tear of the ligament....

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2006; 07:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Painful Day for Super Bowl QBs

The two quarterbacks who participated in last season's Super Bowl got hurt Sunday, but Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck probably will be sidelined longer than Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger. Hasselbeck is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today on the knee injury he suffered during Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2006; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

D. Branch Becoming Productive for Seahawks

Last month's trade for wide receiver Deion Branch is beginning to pay off for the Seattle Seahawks. Branch, obtained from the New England Patriots for a first-round draft pick, had six catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns in last Sunday's triumph at St. Louis. It was his best...

 

By Mark Maske | October 20, 2006; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Grudge Match, At Least for Front Offices

The two teams involved in the most acrimonious dealings of the offseason square off this weekend in Seattle. The Seahawks are scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The two clubs were involved in a bitter offseason tussle over free agent contracts. The Vikings signed Pro Bowl guard...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2006; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander's Return Still Two Weeks Off

Seattle Seahawks officials say the cracked bone in tailback Shaun Alexander's left foot is healing but they expect the reigning league most valuable player to be sidelined for two more weeks. Alexander has missed two games. The tentative target for his return is a Nov. 6 game against the...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 01:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks WR Engram Sidelined By Possible Thyroid Problem

The Seattle Seahawks probably will be without wide receiver Bobby Engram this weekend. Engram has been sick, and doctors have told team officials that the illness could be related to his thyroid....

 

By Mark Maske | October 12, 2006; 11:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Alexander Officially Out This Week

The Seattle Seahawks officially ruled out having tailback Shaun Alexander back in their lineup this week. He'll miss a second straight game because of a tiny fracture in his foot. The Seahawks hope to have the reigning league most valuable player back next week....

 

By Mark Maske | October 11, 2006; 04:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Lose Special-Teams Standout Kacyvenski to Rams

Tailback Shaun Alexander's foot injury not only cost the Seattle Seahawks the services of the league's reigning most valuable player during Sunday's lopsided loss in Chicago. It also cost the Seahawks their special-teams captain, linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski. The Seahawks released Kacyvenski on Saturday to clear a roster spot for...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Not Relenting Even Though Alexander Wants to Play

The Seattle Seahawks plan to keep tailback Shaun Alexander sidelined for Sunday night's game at Chicago even after public comments by Alexander that his ailing foot might have healed sufficiently for him to play. Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren announced Monday that Alexander, the reigning league most valuable player, would...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2006; 10:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Morris Takes Over at RB for Seahawks as Curse of Super Bowl Loser Possibly Lives

Maurice Morris takes over as the Seattle Seahawks' starting tailback for Sunday night's game at Chicago, with reigning league most valuable player Shaun Alexander sidelined for at least a couple weeks because of a broken bone in his foot. A bone scan taken today showed a small crack in...

 

By Mark Maske | September 25, 2006; 09:17 PM ET | Comments (3)

Broken Bone in Foot Sidelines S. Alexander

Seattle Seahawks tailback Shaun Alexander will be sidelined for a few weeks because of a broken bone in his left foot, Coach Mike Holmgren announced today. The reigning league most valuable player missed practice time last week because of soreness in his foot. Alexander played Sunday against the New...

 

By Mark Maske | September 25, 2006; 06:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Exhibition Game in China Set

The NFL has completed plans to have the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots face one another in an exhibition game next year in China as a precursor to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, a source said. The league planned to announce the scheduling of the game later today....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2006; 01:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Branch Added to Seahawks' Roster

The Seattle Seahawks added wide receiver Deion Branch to their 53-man roster Saturday. The Seahawks had gotten a two-week roster exemption after obtaining Branch in a trade with the New England Patriots, and they'd opted against adding him to the roster for their first game after the trade....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2006; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alexander Has Sore Foot But Is Likely to Play Against Giants

Tailback Shaun Alexander sat out the Seattle Seahawks' practice Wednesday because of a sore foot, but the reigning league most valuable player is likely to be in the lineup Sunday against the New York Giants at Qwest Field....

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Return to Scene of Noise Bowl

The New York Giants play Sunday in Seattle, the site of the memorable game last season when they lost in overtime after committing 11 false-start penalties amid the din of the Qwest Field crowd. The Giants also watched their kicker, Jay Feely, miss three potential game-winning field goals. Feely's...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (4)

Seahawks Ready to Add Branch to Lineup, Must Replace Injured Womack at Guard

The Seattle Seahawks plan to add wide receiver Deion Branch to their roster this week and play him this weekend against the New York Giants. The Seahawks got a two-week roster exemption for Branch after obtaining him in a trade with the New England Patriots last week and didn't...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Don't Activate Branch

The Seattle Seahawks decided against activating newly acquired wide receiver Deion Branch. The Seahawks were granted a two-week roster exemption after obtaining Branch last Monday in a trade with the New England Patriots, and didn't add him to the roster this weekend. He should be ready to play after...

 

By Mark Maske | September 17, 2006; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Branch Needs One More Week to Get Ready to Play

Coach Mike Holmgren told a Seattle radio station that the Seahawks' newly acquired wide receiver, Deion Branch, probably won't play this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. Holmgren told KIRO that Branch, obtained Monday in a trade with the New England Patriots and signed Tuesday to a new six-year, $39...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 03:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Branch Signs New Contract, Set to Practice Today

Wide receiver Deion Branch signed his six-year, $39 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday. The deal includes about $13 million in bonuses. The Seahawks traded a first-round draft pick to the New England Patriots on Monday for Branch, who had been holding out in a contract dispute....

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks, Branch Completing New Contract

Wide receiver Deion Branch and his agent, Jason Chayut, are in Seattle today to complete a six-year, $39 million contract with the Seahawks. The deal includes about $13 million in bonus money. The Seahawks traded a first-round draft pick to the New England Patriots on Monday to obtain Branch....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Seem to Miss Hutchinson

The offseason blunder by the Seattle Seahawks' front office of allowing left guard Steve Hutchinson to depart for the Minnesota Vikings via free agency--the Seahawks tried to save a little money and salary cap space by using their transition-player tag on him instead of their franchise tag--looked glaring Sunday....

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Branch Traded to Seahawks

The New England Patriots today traded wide receiver Deion Branch to the Seattle Seahawks for a first-round draft pick. Branch had been holding out and the NFL Players Association had filed a grievance and a special master case on his behalf, accusing the Patriots of acting improperly by failing...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 01:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Sign Ponder, Hoping for Many Happy Returns

The Seattle Seahawks signed wide receiver and kick returner Willie Ponder, who was released by the New York Giants over the weekend. Ponder led the league in kickoff returns in 2004 and ranked sixth last season....

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 09:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks' Jackson Practices for First Time Since Before Super Bowl

Wide receiver Darrell Jackson practiced Monday with the Seattle Seahawks. It was his first practice since undergoing knee surgery following the Super Bowl. It's possible that Jackson will have at least a limited role in the Seahawks' opening game....

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 04:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jets, Seahawks Reportedly In Running for Branch

Holdout wide receiver Deion Branch has received what he considers suitable contract offers from the Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets, the Boston Globe reported today. Branch's team, the New England Patriots, gave Branch until 4 p.m. today to pursue a possible trade and discuss contract terms with other...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks, Patriots Reportedly Will Be Participants in Preseason Game in China

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots reportedly will be the participants in the preseason game that the NFL plans to play in China next year. The Tacoma News Tribune reported today that league officials are discussing plans to have the Patriots spend a week in Seattle, perhaps even...

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2006; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (2)

Tagliabue Still Defending Decision on Holmgren

NEW YORK--Paul Tagliabue continues to defend his decision not to fine Mike Holmgren for the Seattle Seahawks coach's criticism of the officiating during his team's Super Bowl loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tagliabue first said at the annual league meeting in March in Orlando, Fla., that he'd had a...

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2006; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Stevens To Miss Six Weeks After Knee Surgery Today

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens is scheduled to undergo surgery today on his left knee, which he re-injured during a practice Thursday. An MRI exam showed a tear of the meniscus, and Stevens is to be sidelined about six weeks. Stevens underwent surgery on the same knee in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2006; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks TE Stevens Hurts Knee In Practice

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens hurt his left knee during a practice today. Stevens left the field on a cart and was to undergo an MRI exam later today. He underwent surgery on the same knee in April....

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 04:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks Expect to Have D. Jackson Back for Third Preseason Game

Seattle Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren told reporters today that the team is targeting its third preseason game for the return of wide receiver Darrell Jackson. Jackson missed 10 games last season after undergoing October surgery to have torn cartilage in his right knee repaired, then underwent a second operation...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 10:52 PM ET | Comments (1)

 

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