Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 5/17/16 1:33pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RBs Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael and C.J. Prosise could be called on early and often in 2016, according to WR Doug Baldwin. Baldwin said the Seahawks are going to go back to the run game and not pass as much this season.
Huddle Up: Rawls, the second-year back, figures to be the main beneficiary as he averaged 22 carries per game in the five full games he started and finished last season while Marshawn Lynch was out.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/17/16 2:12pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin wants to focus on his catch rate for next season, ideally hauling in any catchable target. Baldwin only dropped two passes in 2015 while catching 78 balls, 14 of which were touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Two drops hardly necessitate an offseason devotion to improving his catch rate, but maybe that attention to detail is why Baldwin is emerging as a top-end receiver.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 5/13/16 9:50am ET
Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch hasn't filed retirement papers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, and he has not contacted the team about his plans for 2016.
Huddle Up: Anyone else envision a scenario where Lynch takes the summer off, then shows up in mid-August saying he still wants to play? Until those retirement papers are submitted, best keep a spot for Lynch at the bottom of your cheat sheet... just in case.
Trevone Boykin - QBPosted 5/13/16 12:50pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin has a good shot at earning the backup quarterback position behind QB Russell Wilson, with only QB Jake Heaps with whom to compete. Head coach Pete Carroll thinks Boykin's style of play fits well with Seattle's offense and is similar to Wilson.
Huddle Up: Wilson hasn't missed a start in four seasons, but Boykin's skill-set definitely projects as a good match for the backup gig in the Pacific Northwest.
Ricardo Lockette - WRPosted 5/12/16 10:29am ET
Former Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette (neck) will announce his retirement Thursday, May 12, according to a source. Lockette suffered a season-ending neck injury last season.
Huddle Up: Lockette reportedly cannot turn his neck, which would make it extremely difficult to play football. The Seahawks are not short on candidates to take his place in their receiver rotation.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 5/8/16 1:49pm ET
The Seattle Seahawks might ink WR Doug Baldwin to a contract extension this offseason in an effort to free up some room under the salary cap.
Huddle Up: The price of poker, though, certainly has gone up with Baldwin who is coming off a career year (78-1,069-14) as Russell Wilson's No. 1 target, but it's too good of a fit for the two side not to hammer something out.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 5/6/16 12:26pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been placed on the league's reserve/retired list.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the big clue was Seattle drafting three running backs, but it definitely appears as if Lynch's productive and memorable nine- year NFL run has come to an end.
Ricardo Lockette - WRPosted 4/21/16 10:19am ET
Free-agent WR Ricardo Lockette (neck) said Wednesday, April 20, that he is taking his recovery 'day by day' after a scary season-ending neck injury in November. He is no longer wearing a neck brace, and said he intends to play again.
Huddle Up: Doesn't sound like Lockette will be returning to the field any time soon, but the good news is his recovery is heading in the right direction.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 4/14/16 3:38pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and TE Jimmy Graham (knee) are expected to be ready for Week 1, according to general manager John Schneider. Schneider added that both players are at similar stages in their rehabs, and he couldn't identify one as being further along. He said he didn't know if either would play in the preseason. 'Right now, their rehab's going well,' Schneider said. 'We're trying to get them ready for the season. We're not trying to get them ready to play Minnesota in the preseason.'
Huddle Up: A Week 1 return has been generally expected for Rawls, but it still seems a little optimistic to count on Graham playing in the opener. Stay tuned as we'll continue to update their progress throughout the summer.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/10/16 11:17pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and WRs Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson have been working out together at the University of Southern California.
Huddle Up: Wilson posted career highs with 4,024 yards and 34 TD passes last season and the further development of Lockett and Richardson -- third- and second-round picks the last two seasons -- would help him approach those aerial numbers again.
Doug Baldwin - WRPosted 4/7/16 5:52pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin said the team hasn't had discussions with him about a contract extension yet. Baldwin is entering the final year of his contract, and on the heels of a career year, he could fetch a contract worth close to $10 million annually.
Huddle Up: Baldwin's reception and receiving-yard totals have increased steadily in each of the last three seasons, and while his 14 TD grabs last season don't figure to be approachable, he is Russell Wilson's unquestioned No. 1 target, especially with TE Jimmy Graham rehabbing from his 2015 knee injury.
Kam Chancellor - SPosted 4/5/16 10:12pm ET
Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor isn't expected to hold out this year, according to general manager John Schneider. Schneider said recently that Chancellor will 'absolutely' be with the Seahawks in 2016. Chancellor is due $5.1 million this year and $6.8 million in 2017, which is the last year of a five-year, $29 million deal.
Huddle Up: Chancellor missed the first two games with a holdout and three later-season games due to injury, and his absence was felt as the numbers for the Legion of Boom slipped across the board.
Tarvaris Jackson - QBPosted 3/27/16 8:24pm ET
Free-agent QB Tarvaris Jackson recently drew praise from Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, and Carroll said Seattle would like to bring Jackson back.
Huddle Up: Jackson has served as the Seahawks' backup in four of the last five seasons but only has attempted 20 passes over the last three seasons behind Russell Wilson.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is doing really well in his recovery, according to head coach Pete Carroll, and the team feels he'll be ready for the start of the season, and 'hopefully by camp.'
Huddle Up: With Marshawn Lynch retired the feature back job belongs to Rawls if he's healthy enough to handle it. While he was effective in a short run in that role his staying power is undetermined, so fantasy owners will want to make sure they grab his handcuff--once the Seahawks figure out who that will be.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 3/23/16 9:08am ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) continues to do well in his recovery, and head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday, March 22, that the team is excited to get him back. 'We're anticipating that he'll come back and again we hope to have him by the start of the season,' Carroll said.
Huddle Up: Seattle's passing game took off after Graham's season-ending injury, so it remains to be seen just how he'll mesh with the Seattle offense. Last year's results were underwhelming, to say the least.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 3/17/16 4:20pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael re-signed an undisclosed deal with the Seahawks Thursday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Michael, re-signed last season after a five-game run with the Cowboys, finished the 2015 season with his first career 100-yard game, but he figures to return to his accustomed back-up role with second-year back Thomas Rawls expected to be Seattle's starter.
Jermaine Kearse - WRPosted 3/10/16 8:36pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse has reached a three-year deal to re-sign with the Seahawks, according to a source. Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Kearse hit career highs across the board last season with 49 catches for 685 yards and five TDs, but he still figures to be no better than the fourth pass-catching option in Seattle next season once TE Jimmy Graham returns from his 2015 knee injury.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 2/25/16 11:32pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) is already healthy and ready to play, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll said Richardson's return is a big deal to the Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The speedy 2014 second-round pick came on at the end of his rookie season, but a Week 10 hamstring injury wound up ending his season in his first game back after returning from offseason knee surgery and he finished with one catch for 40 yards.
Fred Jackson - RBPosted 2/23/16 9:23am ET
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent RB Fred Jackson wants to keep playing and will not retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Jackson was lightly used in Seattle, but as a free agent he doesn't necessarily need to return to the Seahawks. Don't expect teams to rush out and sign him, but he should find his way to a training camp this August. His days of fantasy relevancy, however, may be over.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/18/16 9:18am ET
Retiring Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch won't have to forfeit his $5 million signing bonus as the team won't ask him for it.
Huddle Up: $5 mil should keep Lynch in Skittles for the foreseeable future.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/8/16 9:05am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch sent a tweet Sunday, Feb. 7, indicating that he plans to retire. The tweet contained two fingers up with a picture of Lynch's green cleats hanging.
Huddle Up: Typical Beast Mode to use no words in his apparent retirement notice. Lynch's retirement would open the door in Seattle for Thomas Rawls to become a top-tier fantasy back.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 2/7/16 1:22pm ET
According to an ESPN report Sunday, Feb. 7, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is telling people close to him he is planning to retire this offseason.
Huddle Up: Of course, we've heard this for a few seasons now, but the numbers -- he turns 30 in April, he had only 417 yards in seven games and, most importantly, would a count a league-RB-high $11.5 million against the Seattle cap if he plays this season -- and the emergence of rookie RB Thomas Rawls this past season seem to indicate that this indeed might be the end for Lynch.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/22/16 1:46pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is leaning towards retirement, according to Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: We've heard this before about the soon-to-be 30-year-old RB, but the Seahawks seemingly are better prepared than ever to move on following rookie Thomas Rawls' breakout campaign this past season.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 1/22/16 10:17pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) will return to the Seahawks in 2016, according to Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: The 'Hawks got 11 games out of Graham after making a sizable investment in the tight end, so no surprise here. The real question is how many games he might miss to start the 2016 season after tearing his patellar tendon.
Jermaine Kearse - WRPosted 1/21/16 9:59am ET
Seattle Seahawks impending free-agent WR Jermaine Kearse said he won't offer the team a hometown discount. 'I love my hometown, but I've put in too much hard work to give a discount,' Kearse said via text message. 'My number one priority is to take care of my family's future, so I will consider all opportunities.'
Huddle Up: With the breakout of Doug Baldwin and rookie Tyler Lockett coming off a strong first season--not to mention plenty of other Seahawks looking to get paid as well--Kearse may be forced to choose between a bigger contract elsewhere and sticking in Seattle at a reduced price. And from the above statements, sounds like if the money is right he'll follow it out of town.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/19/16 11:20am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's future with the team is uncertain at this point, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Lynch is high mileage, high maintenance and high priced. If the Seahawks trust Thomas Rawls to come back healthy, they'll move on from Beast Mode in the offseason.
Thomas Rawls - RBPosted 1/19/16 11:20am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) said he will be out of his cast in the near future and will be ready for the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Rawls could walk out of his cast and into the starting gig for the Seahawks, who are likely to cut ties with Marshawn Lynch this offseason. Rawls was a fantasy stud when given the opportunity and would be a top-10 fantasy running back if handed the keys to the Seattle backfield.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/17/16 12:33pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) will play in the NFC divisional round game against the Carolina Panthers, according to head coach Pete Carroll, who added that he will continue to monitor his injury. Meanwhile, the Seahawks declared RB Bryce Brown, DL A.J. Francis, OG Mark Glowinski, LB Eric Pinkins, CB Tye Smith, DE Kristjan Sokoli and FB Will Tukuafu inactive for the contest.
Huddle Up: Lynch will play for the first time since Week 10, and should receive the majority of the team's carries as long he looks good and holds up early. Christine Michael and Fred Jackson also will be mixed in.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/17/16 10:32pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 20 yards on six carries and added two catches for 15 yards in the divisional round playoff game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 17.
Huddle Up: Returning from a two-month absence, Lynch had six of the team's eight RB carries and was victimized by game flow more than anything as Seattle quickly fell behind 14-0 and trailed 31-0 at the half.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 1/15/16 11:39am ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) was asked by Kenny Mayne of ESPN how he was doing, and Lynch replied via text: 'I'm ready.'
Huddle Up: We'll have a better idea if Lynch is playing if he actually makes it aboard the team's flight this week, but if he does, the 29-year-old back should have fairly fresh legs having been out since Week 10 of the regular season.
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