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Seahawks adjust coaching staff, sign Will Blackmon


The Seattle Seahawks officially announced the additions of defensive line coach Travis Jones and Nick Sorensen as a coaching assistant and special teams coach on Wednesday.

Jones’ addition had been expected for two weeks while Sorensen is a new addition to the Seahawks coaching staff.

“Travis is an outstanding coach,” defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said of Jones in a statement released by the team. “He’s got energy out on the practice field and is a good teacher. I’ve always thought he did an excellent job in preparing his guys. We are fortunate to have him here and I couldn’t be more thrilled knowing he’s a guy who sees it exactly like I do.”

In addition, the Seahawks adjusted the roles of several coaches already on staff. Dave Canales will become an assistant quarterbacks coach in addition to his duties as offensive quality control coach. Nate Carroll, the youngest son of Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, moves from a defensive assistant to offensive assistant and Marquand Manuel joins the defensive coaching staff as a defensive assistant after serving as an assistant special teams coach last season.

Seattle also announced they have signed cornerback/kick returner Will Blackmon on Wednesday. Blackmon spent last season with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Prior to that, Blackmon spent two seasons with the New York Giants and four seasons with the Green Bay Packers.

Blackmon has appeared in 43 games in six seasons in the NFL. He’s made 49 tackles and has returned three punts for touchdowns.

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10 Responses to “Seahawks adjust coaching staff, sign Will Blackmon”
  1. goldrush36 says: Feb 13, 2013 11:43 PM

    Don’t follow the AFL but I am pretty sure that Arizona is the Rattlers not the Wranglers

  2. gmen0820 says: Feb 14, 2013 12:48 AM

    Blackmon absolutely blows. Terrible punt returner, muff-risk, and an even worse corner. Definition of a wasted roster spot (if he even makes the team).

  3. yourmomcalled says: Feb 14, 2013 1:50 AM

    gmen0820 says:
    Feb 14, 2013 12:48 AM
    Blackmon absolutely blows. Terrible punt returner, muff-risk, and an even worse corner. Definition of a wasted roster spot (if he even makes the team).

    There are no wasted roster spots with JS/PC.
    I appreciate your opinion, but if he signed (not knowing the numbers), he is either camp fodder or they saw something they can exploit.

    Hawks have 10 draft picks. I would be shocked if half of those picks made the team. The time has come to trade up.

  4. themackstrong says: Feb 14, 2013 2:13 AM

    I usually trust JS/PC but Blackmon??? Leon is a Pro Bowler plus Golden Tate can also return- he displayed that in rookie year. Love to see him get more touches i special teams and offense because he had big plays when they called his number.

  5. chuckyd317 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:38 AM

    Yet another former Packer heads to Seattle…

  6. hodaghunter says: Feb 14, 2013 5:27 AM

    The only reason Blackmon didn’t stick in Green Bay is due to injury reasons. Ted Thompson thought the world of this kid and we had enough luck to see flashes of his athletic skills and football instincts when he was healthy. There’s no reason to think he couldn’t contribute again if he stays healthy

  7. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop says: Feb 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    Hawks are going to finish third in the division this year.

  8. sonoco says: Feb 14, 2013 9:34 AM

    Gotta be camp fodder for a roster loaded with about 30 future hall of famers . . . or so their fans will try to convince you.

  9. matthewcarlson1 says: Feb 14, 2013 10:29 AM

    Welcome to the retirement home of the NFC north Blackmon!

  10. steallayer says: Feb 15, 2013 2:53 AM

    Retirement home? Really?…the Hawks are the second youngest team in the NFL. He’s only here to give the young guys someone to beat on…kinda like the old washed up boxers that end up being sparring partners

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