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Seahawks pleased with free-agent class

Amidst all the pomp and circumstance of the NFL draft, often lost in the shuffle is the signing of undrafted rookie free agents. However, the importance of those rookie free agents is not lost on Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Sports

NFL draft grades: Seahawks get a B+

The picks are in, the hats have been donned and teams are looking toward rookie minicamps — and the season beyond. How did each team do through all seven rounds of the 2016 NFL draft? Here are the grades, team-by-team.NFC WEST

Date: 05/02/2016 | Sports

Seahawks add another QB by signing Jake Heaps

The Seahawks entered the draft with just one quarterback on their roster, starter Russell Wilson. Now they've reportedly secured three for next weekend's rookie minicamp.

Date: 05/02/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks GM John Schneider on undrafted rookies, No. 24

Seahawks general manager John Schneider spoke to 710 AM radio Monday in the wake of the weekend's NFL draft. Here's the highlights of what he had to say:- This was our first chance to get concrete information about the undrafted free agents Seattle signed immediately...

Date: 05/02/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Signing undrafted rookie free agents has been a key to Seahawks' success

RENTON The draft’s end marked the start of the Seahawks’ key, hay-making time.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Sports

Easy to root for Seahawks’ draft picks

RENTON — When the NFL draft finally concluded Saturday, I was left with the kind of melancholy feeling I get while watching a movie about a family that’s not going to end well for all in the family.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Sports

Hawks bolster RB stable

Seattle adds two more backs on final day of NFL draft

Date: 04/30/2016 | Sports

Just what the doctor ordered

Patterson: Draft lacked 'wow' factor, but was what Hawks needed

Date: 04/30/2016 | Sports

Seahawks say Lynch hasn't filed retirement papers yet

RENTON — Marshawn Lynch still hasn’t submitted his official retirement papers to the Seahawks or the NFL.

Date: 04/30/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft day 3: Seattle trades up for DT (update 4)

The third and final day of the NFL draft has arrived. Rounds 4-7 take place today, but the Seahawks done enter the fray until late in the fifth round.Here's Seattle's remaining picks:Fifth round, 147th overall (acquired from New England)Fifth round, 171st...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks day 2 draft wrap-up

OK, here's a roundup of the rest of Day 2 of the draft, following a slew interviews that included Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll:First a quick additional note on Jarran Reed,

Date: 04/29/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks pick Alabama's Reed

Seahawks move up to pick defensive tackle in second round

Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft day 2 thread: DT Reed nabbed (update 6)

It's day 2 of the NFL draft. Rounds 2 and 3 take place Friday, beginning at 4 p.m. Teams have seven minutes to make selections.The Seahawks will be significant players in today's action as they own four picks: one in the second round (56th overall) and three in the third...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks first-round grades, plus bonus music video

First, let's look at the aftermath of the Seahawks selecting Texas A&M tackle Germain Ifedi with the last pick of the first round of the NFL draft. The Seahawks' website did a survey of how

Date: 04/29/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

'With the 31st pick ...'

Seahawks take offensive lineman in first round of the NFL draft

Date: 04/28/2016 | Sports

NFL draft Round 1: Seahawks trade down, land OL Ifedi

The Seahawks have once again traded down in the first round of the NFL draft. But at least for now they'll still pick in the first round.Seattle traded the 26th-overall selection to the Denver Broncos during Thursday's first round, in exchange for the 31st-overall pick and a...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

The NFL draft has arrived, here's some mock drafts (updated)

The NFL draft has arrived, and hope springs eternal for the fans of every NFL team.The three day draft It begins at 5 p.m. Thursday night with Round 1. Rounds 2 and 3 are Friday beginning at 4 p.m. Rounds 4-7 are Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Teams are allowed 10 minutes to...

Date: 04/28/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Don't hold your breath for Seahawks to pick in Round 1

OK Seattle Seahawks fans, I have a bit of friendly advice.If you're the diehard who prepares a bowl of popcorn and hunkers down on the couch to take in the spectacle that is the first round of the NFL draft, and if you're the type who anxiously awaits Seattle's selection by...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft primer part 8: Specialists

This is the eighth part of an eight-part series examining each position in the NFL draft and what the Seattle Seahawks' needs are at those positions. The players listed are...

Date: 04/27/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Commentary: Seahawks maintain code of silence

If you think NFL employees are above engaging in a little corporate espionage, you haven't been paying attention.The NFL is one of the most competitive big-money enterprises there is, and the pressure is always on to get an edge over the competition.It's not...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Sports

Seahawks remain coy

Schneider, Carroll don’t reveal much in pre-draft presser

Date: 04/26/2016 | Sports

Seahawks' Schneider, Carroll coy heading into NFL draft

The NFL draft takes place Thursday through Saturday, and Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll held their pre-draft press conference Tuesday afternoon. Unsurprisingly, the duo wasn't giving up much information. There were a lot of sly grins in response to...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks draft primer part 7: Secondary

This is the seventh part of an eight-part series examining each position in the NFL draft and what the Seattle Seahawks' needs are at those positions. The players listed are...

Date: 04/26/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Baylor’s Drango could fill need at left tackle for Seahawks

Spencer Drango had an answer as quick as his athletic feet to the craziest question he's heard leading up to the NFL draft."Would you share your internet history with me?" one team's decision-maker asked Baylor's 315-pound standout left tackle in preparation for...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft primer part 6: Linebackers

This is the sixth part of an eight-part series examining each position in the NFL draft and what the Seattle Seahawks' needs are at those positions. The players listed are...

Date: 04/25/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Worth the risk?

Ole Miss DT Nkemdiche could test Seahawks’ approach to ‘red flags’

Date: 04/24/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft primer part 5: Defensive line

This is the fifth part of an eight-part series examining each position in the NFL draft and what the Seattle Seahawks' needs are at those positions. The players listed are...

Date: 04/24/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Stick to script? Not likely

Hawks should stick to needs in draft, but history says they won't

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

Seahawks’ unique approach to NFL draft

So whom are the Seattle Seahawks going to pick at No. 26 overall?A desperately needed, ready-to-start offensive lineman? A defensive tackle? Another pass rusher? A cornerback?Ah, but before we found out or even try to guess who, it's instructive to know Seattle's...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft primer part 4: Offensive line

This is the fourth part of an eight-part series examining each position in the NFL draft and what the Seattle Seahawks' needs are at those positions. The players listed are...

Date: 04/23/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks draft primer

Part 3: No pressing need for Seattle at WR or TE

Date: 04/22/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Success, money often not enough to keep star players

Just when a fan of an NFL championship team can relax — boom.The surprising news this week that the game's best cornerback, Josh Norman, was allowed to walk away from NFC-champion Carolina, was another slap upside the head for fans naive enough to think that big...

Date: 04/21/2016 | Sports

Sherman and Gronkowski star in digital short series

Associated PressRichard Sherman, one of football’s most prolific pitchmen, said he doesn’t have some master plan to craft a particular image in his endorsement choices.

Date: 04/21/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft primer

Part 2: Seahawks will likely add depth at RB/FB

Date: 04/21/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks draft primer

Part 1: Quarterback won't be a high priority

Date: 04/20/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks retreads Clemons, Browner could make impact ... but not in games

One of the best traits of the John Schneider and Pete Carroll-era Seahawks is that they're always looking forward.Sometimes when we've questioned or criticized them, it was because we were seeing the immediate and the most obvious, while they were making moves that were a...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Sports

Seahawks draft preview begins Wednesday

The NFL draft is quickly approaching. It takes place April 28-30, with Round 1 on the first day, Rounds 2-3 on the second day, and Rounds 4-7 on the third day.The Seattle Seahawks head into the draft owning nine picks in the seven rounds, including the 26th-overall selection...

Date: 04/19/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Chancellor shows up for Seahawks' voluntary conditioning program

RENTON — It appears the Seattle Seahawks and strong safety Kam Chancellor have set aside their differences.The Seahawks began their voluntary two-week conditioning program Monday at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, and among those present was the man who created all...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Sports

Seahawks sign four, and Chancellor's in the house

Look who's back at VMAC!#ChampionshipOffseason

Date: 04/18/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Browner’s back

Original member of the Legion of Boom returns to Seahawks

Date: 04/17/2016 | Sports

LOB reunion: Seahawks bringing back CB Brandon Browner

The player who in some ways defined the Legion of Boom is returning to the Seahawks, as Seattle has reportedly reached an agreement with free agent cornerback Brandon Browner:

Date: 04/17/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

The Seahawks' schedule-making video is awesome

The Seahawks announced their 2016 regular season schedule on Thursday evening. Later that night they tweeted out a short video on the making of the schedule, and...

Date: 04/15/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks' schedule announced

Seattle hosts Miami in opener, slated for 5 primetime games

Date: 04/14/2016 | Sports

Seahawks announce their 2016 regular season schedule

The Seahawks announced their 2016 regular season schedule Thursday evening. It is: Sept. 11, Miami, 1:05 p.m.Sept. 18, at Los Angeles, 1:05 p.m.Sept. 25, San Francisco,...

Date: 04/14/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Stanford guard Garnett hopes to be drafted by the Seahawks

College football's Outland Trophy winner and his best bud from Puyallup High School still meet for dinners. They go to the Applebee's up on South Hill when they are back home."That's our spot," Joshua Garnett says of Jacob Leonard, a classmate of his at Puyallup...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Sports

Seahawks announce preseason schedule

The Seahawks released their preseason schedule Thursday. Here it is:Week 1: at Kansas CityWeek 2: MinnesotaWeek 3: DallasWeek 4: at OaklandThe dates for the games against Minnesota and Oakland have been set for Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, respectively.

Date: 04/07/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Familiar face

Seahawks bring back veteran DE Clemons for depth

Date: 04/01/2016 | Sports

The Seahawks are bringing back DE Chris Clemons

The Seahawks are bringing Chris Clemons back.Seattle announced Friday afternoon it has agreed to terms with the free agent defensive end. Terms of the deal were not...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks announce offseason workout schedule

If you're a football fan, you've surely heard of OTAs, which is the acronym for "organized team activities." On Friday the Seahawks announced their schedule for this offseason's...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Some Seahawks links, with bonus music video

Having been immersed in the likes of the Mariners, Sounders and high school track and field of late, I haven't had much of a chance to keep track of the Seahawks in their offseason. Therefore, here's some links from the past week or so that I found absorbing.First, here's...

Date: 04/01/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Schneider, Carroll discuss all things Seahawks

OK, I've been tied up the past week or so dealing with the likes of prep soccer and the U.S. women's national hockey team, so here's a quick round-up on Seahawks-related news that's happened during that time:First off, the NFL owners' meeting is currently taking place in...

Date: 03/23/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

GM Schneider: Chancellor 'absolutely' to stay with Seahawks

Kam Chancellor "absolutely" will remain a Seattle Seahawk in 2016. His coach says Seattle wants him and teammate Michael Bennett to remain on the team until they are done playing football.Garry Gilliam is moving from right tackle to left tackle in the first step...

Date: 03/22/2016 | Sports

Seahawks agree to deal with veteran linebacker Morgan

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms on a new contract with veteran linebacker and special teams standout Mike Morgan.

Date: 03/19/2016 | Sports

One goes, one stays

Seahawks lose tackle Okung to Denver, re-sign RB Michael

Date: 03/17/2016 | Sports

Official: Seahawks lose tackle Russell Okung to Denver

Russell Okung has been a staple of the Seattle Seahawks' offensive line. He's been Seattle's left tackle since being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, starting all 72 games he appeared in over the past six seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2014.

Date: 03/17/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks re-sign RB Christine Michael

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks have added depth at running back by re-signing Christine Michael after he had a strong performance at the end of last season.

Date: 03/17/2016 | Sports

Seahawks re-sign running back Christine Michael

The Seahawks decided the new Christine Michael is worth keeping.The Seahawks announced Thursday they re-signed Michael, who was a free agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.This is yet another chapter in the Michael saga. Seattle selected Michael in the...

Date: 03/17/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks release long snapper Gresham, who has been with team since 2010

The Seattle Seahawks released long snapper Clint Gresham on Wednesday.Gresham had been with the team since he signed as a free agent in 2010.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Sports

Seahawks' Plan B?

Seahawks sign Webb, possible replacement if Okung leaves

Date: 03/15/2016 | Sports

Seahawks agree to 2-year, $6.25M deal with offensive lineman Webb

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks continued to address their offensive line by agreeing Tuesday to a $6.25 million, two-year contract with J'Marcus Webb.

Date: 03/15/2016 | Sports

Report: Seahawks adding another offensive lineman

The Seahawks reportedly added another piece to their offensive line, agreeing to terms with free-agent offensive lineman J'Marcus Webb:

Date: 03/15/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks sign two free agents

Seattle signs ex-Patriot DT Siliga, ex-Cardinal OT Sowell

Date: 03/14/2016 | Sports

Seahawks add cheap depth on offensive and defensive lines

The Seahawks made free-agent signings to add depth to both their offensive and defensive lines Monday, inking tackle Bradley Sowell and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga. Sowell was signed away from the Arizona Cardinals, while Siliga was signed away from the New England Patriots. They...

Date: 03/14/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks sign free-agent defensive tackle Siliga

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired Sealver Siliga for the second time in three years, signing the free agent defensive tackle to a one-year deal Monday.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Sports

Seahawks need to lock up Carroll and Schneider

Free-agent transactions dominate the daily headlines this time of year, but nothing the Seattle Seahawks do with the roster compares to the importance of negotiations with head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider.The two enter the final year of their...

Date: 03/12/2016 | Sports

Just for kicks

Seahawks sign longtime punter Ryan to new 4-year deal

Date: 03/11/2016 | Sports

Seahawks roundup: Ryan's back, comp picks, a proposal

Here's a round-up of Seahawks news from Friday:- First, the Seahawks have re-signed punter Jon Ryan.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks fans should chill and enjoy the free-agency show

The great thing about the first day of NFL free agency is that it's like a grade school talent show. The least are the loudest. The audience squints hard to see the next Elvis, Beyonce or Bieber. Everyone is excited and nothing is conclusive.But everyone hands out trophies...

Date: 03/10/2016 | Sports

Kearse returning to Seahawks

The team confirms the WR will sign new deal to stay in Seattle

Date: 03/10/2016 | Sports

Report: Seahawks re-sign WR Jermaine Kearse (updated)

Last week it appeared the Seahawks and receiver Jermaine Kearse were parting ways. Not so fast:

Date: 03/10/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Bucs bolster line by signing ex-Seahawk Sweezy

TAMPA, Fla. — When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers called, J.R. Sweezy did more than listen.

Date: 03/10/2016 | Sports

Seahawks give CB Jeremy Lane $23 million

The numbers are in on the contract cornerback Jeremy Lane signed to remain with the Seahawks:

Date: 03/10/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Hasselbeck retires, joins ESPN

Quarterback deserves spot in Seahawks Ring of Honor

Date: 03/09/2016 | Sports

Hawks lose 3 starters, retain Lane

Free agency: Irvin to Raiders, Mebane to Chargers, Sweezy to Bucs

Date: 03/09/2016 | Sports

Seahawks free agent tracker (updated, 7:05 p.m.)

The NFL free agency signing period begins in earnest at 1 p.m. PST Wednesday. This is where I'll post all things Seahawks related throughout the day.The most significant news overnight was that linebacker Bruce Irvin, who played the previous four seasons in Seattle,...

Date: 03/09/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Irvin to sign with Raiders

According to multiple reports, free agent headed to Oakland

Date: 03/08/2016 | Sports

Report: Rubin gets 3 years, $12 M from Seahawks (updated)

The Seahawks confirmed Monday night they agreed a deal to retain unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin. Tuesday morning reports surfaced about the financial details of the deal:

Date: 03/08/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Decisions, decisions

Seahawks have difficult free-agent decisions to make

Date: 03/07/2016 | Sports

Seahawks agree to terms with defensive tackle Rubin

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks addressed one of their biggest questions before the start of free agency by agreeing to terms on a new deal with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin on Monday night.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Sports

Seahawks agree to a contract with DT Ahtyba Rubin

The Seahawks retained the first of their unrestricted free agents Monday night when they agreed to terms with defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks' Lockette says he could have died from injury in game

SEATTLE — Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette told a group of paramedics and firefighters recently the neck injury he suffered last November against Dallas was so serious that he could have died if not for proper treatment from athletic trainers and medics on the field.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Sports

Seahawks free agents as the negotiating period begins

Get ready for the feeding frenzy.The NFL free agency period is now underway. Monday marks the day when teams are allowed to begin negotiating with other teams' unrestricted free agents. Players can sign contracts with new teams Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m. PST.

Date: 03/07/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Agony? Yes. Fun? Yes.

It hurt, but the Seahawks media combine was a fun experience

Date: 03/06/2016 | Sports

Receiver Jermaine Kearse not returning to Seahawks?

One of the Seahawks' seven starters who are unrestricted free agents is receiver Jermaine Kearse. Kearse had 49 catches for 685 yards last season, putting him third on the team in receptions and second in receiving yardage.

Date: 03/03/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

A video/photo look at the Seahawks media combine

On Monday the Seahawks held their first inaugural media combine, which I had the pleasure of participating in, despite crashing and burning.

Date: 03/02/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

No negotiations

Source: Hawks, Bennett’s agent haven’t discussed new contract

Date: 03/01/2016 | Sports

Crashing and burning at the Seahawks media combine (updated)

The NFL scouting combine is finishing up Monday after six days, as collegians try to impress the teams and improve their stock for the draft, which takes place in April.

Date: 02/29/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Seahawks QB Wilson already a legend at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS — Russell Wilson has been busy with Ciara at the Grammys and running the bases with his singer-girlfriend’s son at empty Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Sports

The bigger, the better

Hand size is the latest infatuation at the NFL combine

Date: 02/26/2016 | Sports

Report: Carroll, Seahawks working on extension

INDIANAPOLIS — Expect the Seattle Seahawks' next major announcement to be a contract extension for the only Super Bowl-winning coach they've ever had.Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Friday Seattle and Pete Carroll are indeed working on that extension about which...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Sports

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll speaks at the combine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media at the NFL scouting combine on Thursday. We had a story by the Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell in Friday's paper, but it doesn't seem to have made it onto our website, so here's a summary:- The story led with Seattle's...

Date: 02/26/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Corner the market

Art Thiel: O-line is not the Seahawks’ biggest need

Date: 02/25/2016 | Sports

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett shares medical scare

Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett took to Instagram on Thursday to share a scary story from last year's NFL scouting combine. Lockett had to undergo some medical tests before going through the drills, and he was told he may have to give up his football career.

Date: 02/25/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Free agency also a consideration for Seahawks at combine

While the NFL scouting combine, which is currently underway in Indianapolis, is nominally about the draft, free agency is also a part of the process. The free-agency period doesn't begin until March 9, and teams aren't allowed to enter into contract negotiations with unrestricted free...

Date: 02/25/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

Better positioned

Schneider: Lynch's announcement helps team move forward

Date: 02/24/2016 | Sports

Seahawks look to unearth gems at NFL scouting combine

Yes indeed, we've reached that week of the year where the most important things in NFL circles are 40-yard dash times and bench-press reps.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Seattle Sidelines

'Relationship-based program'

Seahawks value interviews over workouts at combine

Date: 02/23/2016 | Sports

'A work in progress'

Seahawks ongoing quest for offensive linemen

Date: 02/21/2016 | Sports

Uniqueness of Beast Mode

Art Thiel: Lynch pushed the envelope, but never burst through

Date: 02/19/2016 | Sports

Good-bye, Beast Mode

Lynch gives Seahawks parting gift with timing of his retirement

Date: 02/08/2016 | Sports

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