Russell Wilson - QBPosted 7/31/15 10:30am ET
Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million. He'll receive $21 million in signing bonus money and $60 million guaranteed in total.
Huddle Up: You knew it was just a matter of time before the Seahawks inked Wilson. Now the team can get back to the matter of returning to the Super Bowl--with Wilson comfortably at the helm.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 7/31/15 8:37pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 31.
Huddle Up: Richardson suffered his ACL injury in January, so it's not surprising that he's not ready for training camp. The speedster is a likely candidate to begin the year on the reserve/PUP list, which means he would miss the first six games of the season.
Earl Thomas - SPosted 7/23/15 4:19pm ET
Seattle Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) isn't expected to be cleared for training camp, and his status is questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: IDP alert as the four-time Pro Bowler has not missed a game in five NFL seasons while averaging 93.4 tackles, 3.2 interceptions and 8.2 passes defensed per season. His absence obviously would also drag down the value of the Seahawks' D.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 7/16/15 11:15pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has not yet entered free agency, but he does want to be paid like that is the case. He also wants a fully guaranteed contract. If a deal does not get done by the time training camp starts, talks could be put on hold and Wilson could very likely be given the franchise tag next season that will be worth at least $25 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Wilson finished as fantasy's sixth-best QB last season, thanks largely to a career-best 849 rushing yards and six TDs, and now has an improved group of pass-catchers thanks to the offseason trade for TE Jimmy Graham. The QB, however, looks like he might have to play the season with the contract issue hanging over his head as the two sides reportedly remain well apart on the terms and numbers.
Paul Richardson - WRPosted 7/14/15 4:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (knee) could return early in training camp, but is most likely to have a delayed return, according to head coach Pete Carroll, as he continues to recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: The 2014 second-round pick came on late late season before suffering the injury in the divisional playoffs, but the fantasy problem remains Seattle's lack of passing -- a league-low 454 attempts last season -- and spread-the-targets around philiosphy, an issue that only figures to be exacerbated by the offseason additions of TE Jimmy Graham and WR Tyler Lockett.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 7/14/15 4:51pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham will be used all over the field with Seattle like he was in New Orleans. 'Yeah, we do that with a lot of our guys. We like to formation and move guys around for different reasons, and Jimmy will be definitely in that mix,' offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said. 'It's just another great playmaker. He can stretch the field, catch the ball, big target in the red zone, which will be huge for us. That may be one of the biggest things, just the size we have down there when things start to get tight.'
Huddle Up: The Big Easy, Seattle isn't as the Saints threw the ball 205 more times than the Seahawks did last season, and while Graham figures to fall shy of his 137.8 target average over the last four seasons, he remains a no-doubt high-end TE1 draft option.
Robert Turbin - RBPosted 7/6/15 3:25pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Robert Turbin (hip) may not be ready to play Week 1 as he continues to recover from hip surgery this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks don't often go to the bullpen behind Marshawn Lynch, but for now it looks like Christine Michael is the handcuff to have if you're cuffing your 'Hawks.
Tyler Lockett - WRPosted 6/30/15 5:17pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has drawn positive reviews from WR Doug Baldwin, who feels the rookie out of Kansas State is 'going to be an impact player for us right off the bat.'
Huddle Up: More potential wealth for the Seahawks, but in fantasy parlance, the third-round pick is just another passing-game mouth to feed in the Pacific Northwest as he joins Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, Ricardo Lockette, Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews, RB Marshawn Lynch and TEs Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson on a team which threw an NFL-low 454 passes last season. Yikes.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 6/29/15 11:06pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said the goal is to remain in Seattle for 'a really, really long time' when asked about his contract situation at the Russell Wilson Passing Academy Saturday, June 27.
Huddle Up: It's a dance that's not likely to end any time soon, but expect Wilson and the Seahawks to come to terms on a contract that will both make Wilson a very rich man and keep him in Seattle for an extended period of time.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 6/28/15 1:49am ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a considerable portion of his next contract to be guaranteed. This is considered the biggest stumbling block in Wilson's extension talks, as the league's funding rule requires all money of any future payments to be paid into escrow upon signing.
Huddle Up: There was talk earlier this offseason that Wilson might wind up with the first fully guaranteed NFL contract. Sounds like maybe that was a figment of his agent's imagination, but the Seahawks may have to guarantee more than they had hoped to keep their franchise quarterback in town.
Jermaine Kearse - WRPosted 6/26/15 3:45pm ET
Seattle Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse is likely to be an every-down receiver for the team in 2015. He is a versatile receiver that excels at blocking.
Huddle Up: After starting a combined seven games over his first two seasons in Seattle, Kearse doubled that total with 14 a year ago and finished second on the team with a career-high 38 catches for 537 yards and a TD. He should see his numbers improve across the board, but it's going to be tough for him to reach stanard-league fantasy relevance on a run-first team which also has added new competition for targets in free-agent TE Jimmy Graham and third-round WR Tyler Lockett.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 6/23/15 3:31pm ET
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who is believed to be seeking a five-year deal worth more than $110 million, sounded as if he's ready to move on from the Seahawks if his contract situation isn't resolved. He's in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract that will pay him $2.99 million if he doesn't agree to a new deal. Seattle could place the franchise tag on Wilson next year, which would cost them more than $23 million for 2016.
Huddle Up: New contract or not, Wilson already is regarded as one of fantasy's biggest 2015 swing players after finishing sixth among all QBs last season with 375 fantasy points. He claims that his contract isn't going to weigh on his mind if he doesn't receive an extension this offseason, but there are only 110 million reasons that it will serve as some sort of distraction.
Jimmy Graham - TEPosted 6/8/15 1:07pm ET
Seattle Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham said he has an accelerated learning curve with QB Russell Wilson. 'Honestly me and Russ have been on kind of this accelerated learning curve,' Graham said. 'He just gets it up and gives you an opportunity to be great. We'll be keep working on that, and we'll be just fine come the season, because that's a big thing. That's all about the connection, that's all about knowing what each other is going to do and what each other likes.'
Huddle Up: Excellent news that Graham is getting comfortable with Wilson and vice versa. However, that still doesn't change the fact that Seattle doesn't throw enough to keep Graham as busy as he was in New Orleans, or that Wilson and the Seahawks seem to be at odds over locking down a long-term contract.
Christine Michael - RBPosted 6/5/15 5:46pm ET
Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael will handle a bulk of the running back duties during the offseason with RB Marshawn Lynch and RB Robert Turbin (hip) expected to see little playing time prior to the regular season. 'This is his time,' head coach Pete Carroll said. 'So we're going to push him in that regard and try to match up with his expectations. He wants to be a front-line back, and he has tremendous talent. We'll see how it goes.'
Huddle Up: The hype always seems to heat up each summer regarding Michael, but the 2013 second-round pick has had all of 52 NFL carries in two seasons. Until Lynch is truly done in Seattle, Michael's time will remain summer time.
Russell Wilson - QBPosted 5/28/15 4:15pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers said contract negotiations are positive and encouraging, adding there is no deadline to finalize a deal, during an interview with 710 ESPN radio in Seattle. Regarding the reported philosophical differences between the two sides, Rodgers said, '95 percent of the speculation has been off point.'
Huddle Up: There really is nothing for Seahawks fans and Wilson's dynasty league owners to be concerned about as taking care of and locking up fantasy's No. 6 QB of a year ago remains Seattle's clear No. 1 priority. And while there is no deadline, for a deal to get done sooner rather than later.
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.
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