Earl Thomas - SPosted 2/24/15 2:30pm ET
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery to repair the torn labrum in his shoulder Tuesday, Feb. 24. Rehab time is 6-8 months.
Huddle Up: The end of that timetable very much threatens the start of the 2015 season for the three-time first-team All-Pro who has averaged 93.4 tackles, 8.2 passes defensed and 3.2 interceptions in his five seasons in the Pacific Northwest.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/22/15 1:20am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, said Saturday, Feb. 21, that there is no deal finalized, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that an offer is in place that will result in a deal.
Huddle Up: Somewhere between "Lynch is retiring" and "Lynch is re-signed" lies the truth. Certainly Marshawn will hold a press conference to announce... something. As long as Skittles is paying him to do so.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 2/20/15 5:58pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller (ankle) should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Miller is recovering from ankle surgery during the 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Miller was limited to six catches in three games last season before the injury, and he faces an uphill battle to get his starting job back from the emerging Luke Willson, who broke out over the second half of last season, catching 20 passes for 362 yards and 3 TDs over Seattle's 10 games, including the playoffs.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/20/15 10:13pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to return next season because of his close relationships with offensive line coach Tom Cable and running backs coach Sherman Smith, according to NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson. Robinson and Lynch are close friends.
Huddle Up: Despite the RB's retirement hints, there have always been more reasons to expect Lynch's return and look for him to angle for the best deal he can get from the Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/19/15 4:32pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch continues to ponder if he'll return for another season, and general manager John Schneider said he wouldn't be surprised if Lynch chose to retire. Schneider also said he's confident RBs Robert Turbin and Christine Michael could carry the load if Lynch doesn't return in 2015.
Huddle Up: Lynch certainly marches to his own beat, and it's far from easy to predict what he'll do -- except when it comes to answering questions from the media. That said, there are still millions of reasons -- as in $$$ -- why the soon-to-be 29-year-old RB figures to be back with the Seahawks in 2015 and maybe he's simply trying to up the team's ante a little.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 2/19/15 4:53pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson does not have a timeline to get a new deal done, according to general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have all offseason to get Wilson locked up, but it might behoove them to get it out of the way so they can set the rest of their budget for free agency, re-signing other players and the like.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/14/15 12:03pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's back issues are chronic and could become worse if he continues to play, and his long-term health will be a factor in whether or not he decides to return in 2015, according to people familiar with the situation.
Huddle Up: The Lynch situation will be an all-offseason issue for the Seahawks as well as for fantasy owners. Don't expect him to show up for much if any offseason work, using the back and his contract as rationale. And don't be surprised if he rolls into Seattle in late August, shakes off the rust and steps back into the starting lineup... or rides off into the sunset never to be heard from again. All Lynch owners can do is keep Robert Turbin and Christine Michael on speed dial.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/11/15 12:05am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's availability for next season is still unknown, according to general manager John Schneider. 'Whether or not he wants to play next year, I can't answer that,' Schneider said. 'I don't know if he knows at this juncture.' Schneider added that if Lynch does return, they plan to re-do his contract. Lynch would likely be getting a raise and it has already been reported that Lynch has been given an offer that would pay him at least $10 million next season.
Huddle Up: Lynch, who will turn 29 in April, has hinted that this past season might be his last, but it's hard to envision the heart and soul of the Seahawks passing up a new contract and retiring after a Super Bowl loss.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 2/11/15 5:58pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (knee) has a 50/50 chance of beginning next season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager John Schneider. Richardson tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Huddle Up: Asking Richardson to be ready nine months after tearing his ACL seems aggressive, so the smart money is on the over--as in, don't be looking for major contributions from Richardson at least in the early portion of the 2015 season.
Richard Sherman - CBPosted 2/10/15 5:24pm ET
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) was advised by Dr. James Andrews to let his elbow heal on its own. Andrews will evaluate Sherman again in a month to determine whether surgery will be required. 'He's not a pitcher, and he's not a left-hander. Sherm might not have to have that kind of surgery,' Andrews said. 'If he was a thrower, he would.'
Huddle Up: Even though the injury occurred in the NFC Championship Game, time -- and as Andrews said, his position -- are on Sherman's side.
Kam Chancellor - SPosted 2/5/15 3:53pm ET
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (knee) played Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots with a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee, as well as a bone bruise.
Huddle Up: Props to Chancellor for gutting things out and while he didn't make any huge plays in the game, he still finished as the Seahawks' third-leading tackler with 17 total stops.
Earl Thomas - SPosted 2/5/15 11:11pm ET
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will undergo surgery for his torn labrum and miss 6-8 months. However, he is expected to be good to go by the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: "Good to go by training camp" sounds a little overly optimistic given that the short end of the above timetable takes us into August.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/4/15 12:15am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the team have reportedly been in the midst of negotiations on a new deal for several weeks now. It was previously reported that Lynch had been given an offer that would pay him at least $10 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: As much of a headache Lynch is to the media and the league office, he's the heart and soul of the Seahawks, and look for a way for the franchise to retain the soon-to-be 29-year-old RB for the majority of his productive seasons to come.
Kam Chancellor - SPosted 2/3/15 3:37pm ET
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor (knee) could require surgery on his knee after injuring it during Super Bowl practice, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: It's shaping up as an offseason of surgeries for the Legion of Boom as Chancellor looks like he'll join Richard Sherman (elbow), Earl Thomas (shoulder) and Jeremy Lane (arm) going under the knife.
Richard Sherman - CBPosted 2/3/15 11:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman might not require Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow as originally believed, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks now have a little time to see how the elbow recovers with rest, and the decision likely won't be made for at least a few weeks.
Richard Sherman - CBPosted 2/2/15 10:27am ET
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) will likely have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Sherman played through the injury Sunday. You would anticipate he'll be ready to go for the start of the 2015 season, though he may be on a pitch count.
Chris Matthews - WRPosted 2/2/15 10:27am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Matthews has had himself an eventful postseason, what with the onside kick recovery and a big game in the Big Game. Whether the former CFL rookie of the year is the solution to Seattle's receiving corps woes, however, remains to be seen. At minimum he just popped up on a whole bunch of dynasty league radars.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/2/15 10:27am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 102 yards on 24 carries and a score in a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: The eternal question, of course, is why that line doesn't read 25-103 with two TDs and an MVP award in a repeat performance for the Seahawks. It also begs the question, what would the offense look like without Beast Mode?
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/2/15 10:27am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has received a contract extension offer from the team that would keep him with the team for years to come, according to sources. It is believed Lynch would make more than $10 million in 2015 if he agrees to the extension.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the Seahawks have finally come to the conclusion everyone else has already reached: this offense needs Beast Mode to be effective. With a big contract for Russell Wilson coming down the pipeline expect Seattle's front office to get creative while finding a way to keep both key elements of the Seahawks' offense in Seattle.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/30/15 10:21pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully practiced Friday, Jan. 30, and is probable for the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: After getting through a week of league-mandated media appearances and interview requests, facing the Patriots' D will be easy for Lynch, who's rushed for 216 yards and a TD in his two games so far this postseason.
Kam Chancellor - SPosted 1/30/15 11:06pm ET
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor was banged up on the next to last play of practice Friday, Jan. 30, and had his left knee wrapped but didn't demonstrate a limp, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King's practice report.
Huddle Up: With Richard Sherman (elbow) and Earl Thomas (shoulder) already banged up coming out of the NFC Championship Game, that's all the Seahawks need is another Legion of Boom member dealing with an injury. It doesn't sound too serious, but keep it mind as Super Sunday approaches.
Earl Thomas - SPosted 1/29/15 3:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) was administered a human growth hormone test by the league Wednesday, Jan. 28, and he believes it was directed at him after he recovered fast from his injury in the NFC Championship Game. Thomas was able to practice in full Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Huddle Up: Just a sign of the times as HGH testing has been allowed since early October.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/28/15 1:54pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could face a significant fine for wearing an unauthorized "beast mode" hat to media day.
Huddle Up: We're only writing this so we don't get fined.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/27/15 11:37pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch averages more yards per carry and yards after contact (5.00, 2.67) during the postseason than during the regular season (4.41, 2.01).
Huddle Up: In nine career postseason contests -- all with Seattle -- Lynch has five 100-yard games and has rushed for eight TDs while adding 81 yards on nine receptions. Despite scoring a TD, Lynch did have his second-worst postseason rushing day (15-39) in last year's Super Bowl and will certainly be looking for much better numbers Sunday against a Patriots' D that finished in the middle of the pack (16th) in terms of the fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs this season.
Richard Sherman - CBPosted 1/27/15 11:43pm ET
Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman (elbow) has torn ligaments in his elbow, but he is improving daily and he is no longer receiving treatment for the injury.
Huddle Up: Ouch -- not good. There's likely no ongoing treatment because nothing can really be done besides getting rest, and that's not going to happen until after Sunday. Sherman will be out there, likely wearing a brace, and expect Tom Brady to test him early.
Earl Thomas - SPosted 1/23/15 11:05pm ET
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) will play in the Super Bowl, head coach Pete Carroll said Friday, Jan. 23.
Huddle Up: The Thomas suffered a separated shoulder in the NFC title game and at least has an extra week of recovery time before the big game. This particular injury, though, could compromise Thomas more than most, given his aggressive, hard-hitting style.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/23/15 11:05pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 23, and is probable for the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Unless he insists on wearing his gold cleats, expect to see Lynch a week from Sunday. And if he plays, expect to see him find his way into the end zone as he's totaled seven TDs over his last seven postseason games.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 1/22/15 3:47pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a base salary of $662,434 this season, which is 25th among starting NFL quarterbacks. However, he will negotiate a contract extension this offseason that will make him one of the highest paid players in the league. A multi-year deal for Wilson is expected to be above $20 million per year with more than $50 million guaranteed. He is already the first player in NFL history to reach two Super Bowls in his first three seasons.
Huddle Up: With four interceptions, Wilson was on his way to his worst game as a pro last Sunday until he helped rally the Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl appearance. Regardless of what happens Feb. 1, his 41-13 record as a starter (including the postseason) 98.6 career passer rating and precocious leadership abilities will result in the overdue payday.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/22/15 4:04pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was fined $20,000 Thursday, Jan. 22, for an obscene gesture he made after scoring a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, according to an NFL official. He's also subject to a fine for not speaking to the media after the game, and the league is considering fining him significantly more than the $50,000 he has been previously fined for not speaking to reporters. An NFL official said there would be increasing fines if Lynch misses sessions during Super Bowl week, with each fine being more than the two $50,000 fines already imposed and the upcoming penalty.
Huddle Up: As long as Lynch is still available come kickoff and keeps cranking out 100-yard games and contest-deciding TD runs, the Seahawks, The 12th Man and his fantasy owners really don't have much reason to care how much of a hit Lynch's bank account is taking.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/20/15 3:19pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch may consider retirement if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Lynch has reportedly told people in private that he may simply just walk away from the game. If he doesn't retire, the team is more than open to bringing him back at a $5 million salary. 'Mainly because he actually has outperformed his contract and clearly established himself as the identity of this team,' Rapoport said. 'Basically, they don't have a choice based on the way he plays to bring him back.'
Huddle Up: Lynch, who will be 29 in April but had had the workload of a much older back with at least 313 regular-season touches in each of his four seasons in Seattle, certainly marches to his own beat, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him walk away from the game early. On a flip side, he'll have at least 5 million reasons to return -- and maybe more -- as his on-field play and attitude have seemingly become more vital to the Seahawks with each passing season.
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