Chris Matthews - WRPosted 5/24/15 8:39pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Chris Matthews may be the favorite to win the No. 3 wide receiver job with his favorable size and wingspan, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. WRs Paul Richardson, Kevin Norwood and Tyler Lockett should also be in the mix.
Huddle Up: The 6-5, 220-pound Matthews, a former CFL Rookie of the Year, was a Super Bowl revelation with four catches for 109 yards and a TD, and certainly gives Seattle a another dimension at the position. Still, don't forget that TE Jimmy Graham has been added to the mix in an offense which likes to spread the targets around so definitely temper your fantasy expectations for Matthews or whomever wins the No. 3 gig.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 5/11/15 11:12am ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett was used all over the field during rookie minicamp and was praised by head coach Pete Carroll. He is in line to return punts and kicks and see action in the passing game.
Huddle Up: Expect the Seahawks to use Lockett as they had intended (and occasionally had the chance) to use Percy Harvin. For fantasy purposes, that means one or two monster fantasy games a season and a whole bunch of "why don't they get the ball to him more?" frustration.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 5/8/15 7:21pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a four-year offer on the table believed to be close to $80 million. The two sides are believed to be more than $10 million apart.
Huddle Up: With still more than 2 months until training camp, it's early in the offseason so look for the two sides to maybe meet in the middle and get something hammered out.
Jermaine Kearse - WRPosted 5/7/15 1:18pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse has signed his restricted free-agent tender. The Seahawks had put a second-round tender on the wideout.
Huddle Up: Kearse finished second on the team in targets (69), receptions (38) and receiving yards (537) last season, but that obviously didn't amount to much fantasy production given the Seahawks' run-heavy offense and the spread-the-targets-around approach in the passing game. It figures to be even more jumbled this season with TE Jimmy Graham and third-round WR Tyler Lockett joining the mix along with the anticipated emergence of second-year wideouts Paul Richardson and Chris Matthews, last season's out-of-nowhere Super Bowl hero.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 5/3/15 4:29pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham is committed to learning to block since he was traded to the Seahawks, according to offensive line coach Tom Cable.
Huddle Up: This will be one of the differences between playing offense in the Big Easy and playing in the Pacific Northwest, but we're still banking that the two-time defending NFC champs didn't trade for Graham because of his blocking potential.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/16/15 10:09pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is in negotiations with the team on a long-term contract extension, but general manager John Schneider said the team will be cautious in what they offer Wilson for a new contract. Schneider will be mindful of the salary cap and the club's future. Wilson will make $1.5 million in 2015, but a new deal is expected to give him over $20 million a year and more than $100 million total.
Huddle Up: While Wilson's passer rating slipped to a career-low 95.0, he did just fine by his fantasy owners and teammates, hitting career highs in passing (3,475) and rushing yards (849) in guiding the Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl and has definitely set himself up nicely for a new long-term deal.
Ricardo Lockette - WRPosted 4/14/15 11:31pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette signed his exclusive-rights tender Tuesday, April 14.
Huddle Up: Lockette caught six passes for 90 yards this past postseason but his main niche has been as a special-teams performer and that should continue with Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson and, likely, Chris Matthews ahead of him on the depth chart.
Bruce Irvin - LBPosted 4/14/15 11:56pm ET
Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option is expected to be picked up for 2016.
Huddle Up: Irvin, the 15th overall selection in the 2012 draft, hasn't quite lived up to expectations with 16.5 sacks and inconsistent play against the run, but the Seahawks likely don't want to mess with their overall defensive success and will look to lock up Irvin for another year at his rookie pricetag.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 4/12/15 11:03pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he hasn't ruled out a return to professional baseball and would consider playing two sports.
Huddle Up: Right now, Wilson -- a former minor-league second baseman -- only has made cameo appearances at the Texas Rangers' spring-training camp the past two years and hasn't missed as much as an offseason football workout. Perhaps his forthcoming mega-$$$ extension from the Seahawks will give Wilson all the incentive he needs to keep his focus squarely on the gridiron.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 3/26/15 4:55pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (knee) might not be ready for the start of the season, head coach Pete Carroll indicated. Carroll did say Richardson's rehab was going well, but the nature of his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament means the receiver might not be ready.
Huddle Up: Richardson, the team's second-round pick in 2014, came on at the end of last season, catching 15 of his 29 passes for 169 yards and a TD during the final four games of the regular season. Richardson, though, was hurt in the playoffs and that late injury is what has his start of the 2015 season in doubt. Regardless, he's start a key part of the team's WR plans along with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse and don't forget about Super Bowl breakout-star Chris Matthews.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 3/23/15 8:28pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could play out the 2015 season in the final year of his rookie deal without a contract extension. Wilson and the Seahawks have had no real progress on a long-term contract extension. Wilson is highly unlikely to accept a short-term deal. Wilson is preparing and budgeting as if he'll be on a bargain deal in 2015. It could take another year for both parties to agree on a long-term extension, and Wilson knows a franchise tag in 2016 would likely be for over $20 million.
Huddle Up: Wait, didn't the last set of reports have Wilson on the cusp of inking a fully-guaranteed long-term extension? Wilson is apparently in no hurry to sign a deal, but you have to believe the Seahawks will find a way to keep him in Seattle.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 3/21/15 10:45am ET
The Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson might be on the verge of agreeing to a big and unique contract extension. 'From what I've been told they've very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place before they go forward with this,' beat writer Terry Blount said Friday, March 20. 'I think it's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been.'
Huddle Up: Word on the street is that Wilson's deal will be the first fully guaranteed contract in league history. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 3/10/15 6:36pm ET
The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, March 10 acquired TE Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for C Max Unger and a first-round pick.
Huddle Up: In a word, wow. The trades and blockbuster moves keep coming -- seemingly by the hour -- and this might top them all so far. Graham, who's led all TEs in receiving yards (4,752) and ranks second in TDs (51) since entering the league in 2010, is headed to the Pacific Northwest where he gives Russell Wilson the terrifying target and red-zone receiving weapon he's been lacking. Meanwhile, the TE's departure from the Big Easy leaves a gaping hole in the Saints' offense after leading the team in targets and receptions in each of the past four seasons.
Jermaine Kearse - WRPosted 3/6/15 1:19pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse received a restricted free-agent tender of $2.356 million. It was a second-round tender.
Huddle Up: The undrafted Kearse is clearly a WR still on the rise as his production has increased in each of his three seasons -- all with the 'Hawks -- and the team clearly values his upside. He finished second on the squad with 38 catches for 537 yards and a TD this past year but stepped it up even further in the playoffs with seven receptions for 209 yards and a pair of scores. The Seahawks have featured a run-dominated offense during Kearse's tenure, but we could possibly see a shift if Marshawn Lynch decides to retire this offseason.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 3/6/15 6:30pm ET
According to media reports Friday, March 6, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has decided to continue his playing career and is negotiating a new deal with the Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 29-year-old Lynch simply has it too good to walk away from the game -- and a new big-$$$ contract -- right now as he'll be back for his sixth season in the Pacific Northwest. Lynch finished third among RBs last season with 269 fantasy points while leading the league with 17 total TDs.
Marshawn Lynch - RBPosted 3/6/15 8:38pm ET
Updating previous reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has agreed to one-year, $11 million contract with the Seahawks, according to a source. Lynch will receive a $1 million base salary, a $9 million signing bonus and a $1 million roster bonus.
Huddle Up: It's a win-win for both sides here as the Seahawks got an answer from the often-cryptic RB before free agency and Lynch gets a $6 million raise after he was scheduled to make $5 million this coming season in the final year of his old deal. Beyond this year, though, the smart money will definitely be on Lynch walking away.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 3/6/15 8:38pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller was released Friday, March 6.
Huddle Up: Likely freeing up the necessary money to give Marshawn Lynch a raise, Miller's four-year run in the Pacific Northwest has come to an end on the heels of his injury-addled six-catch, 76-yard season of a year ago. The Seattle TE position certainly hasn't been much of a fantasy factor in recent seasons, but Luke Willson and Cooper Helfet will enter the offseason atop the team's depth chart.
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.
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