Jets trade Sheldon Richardson to Seahawks for Jermaine Kearse, second-round pick

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When the Seahawks cleared some cap space by restructuring wide receiver Doug Baldwin‘s contract, we wondered if they might have their eye on using some to pick up a player in a trade before the start of the season.

It appears that was exactly why they made the move. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports and PFT has confirmed that the Seahawks have traded wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and undisclosed draft considerations to the Jets for defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.

A trade involving Richardson has been discussed for the better part of two years as he served a suspension and was at the center of locker room issues as the Jets’ 2016 season went south. Richardson did not have a good season on the field either, but has otherwise been a productive and disruptive player for the Jets since they made him a first-round pick in 2013.

Richardson is set to make just over $8 million after the Jets exercised their fifth-year option on his contract. He gives the Seahawks another strong piece on a defensive line that already featured Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Frank Clark.

Kearse expressed his desire to stay in Seattle on Thursday with trade rumors circling, but the team went with others and sent Kearse to a team that his little choice but to use him in a prominent role. The Jets lost Quincy Enunwa for the season to a neck injruy and were heading into the season an inexperienced corps of players before striking the deal for Kearse.

UPDATE 3:19 p.m. ET: Schefter reports the Seahawks are sending a 2018 second-round pick to the Jets and that the teams will swap seventh-round picks next year as well.

149 responses to “Jets trade Sheldon Richardson to Seahawks for Jermaine Kearse, second-round pick

  1. Not sure what the draft choice is but unless its a high pick Seattle got the better of this trade. Richardson can play at a pro bowl level if motivated/healthy.

  2. “BOOM! Can you say #1 D all time!! See ya in Feb New England!”

    Richardson is definitely a bum, but I just don’t see how you delusional Jets fans can think this addition by subtraction will somehow elevate you to seeing the Patriots in Feb. Sorry.

  3. thats IT? No draft picks for the Jets????

    Not great return. I mean, they also need a QB to throw to Kearse….should have gotten Boykin also!

    Seriously, no draft picks in return? I think they had better offers in the past, which makes me think, this is the end for the current Jets regime.

    Bring on Nick Saban in 2018!

  4. No doubt a talent and will improve an already stout D-line but if there is any truth to there being locker room discord for the Hawks, one of the last guys you would want to bring into the mix is Sheldon Richardson.

  5. Good to see the Seattle decision makers have finally realised that their QB is not good enough to win them anything and that the real key to their success is that defense. They wasted 2 years trying to figure that out, though.

    It’s no secret as to why they have focused on bringing in defensive talent and RB’s and have done practically nothing to improve the o line or WR’s despite all the talent at those positions in the draft and free agency.

  6. Flash1287 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    Seahawks

    #oneyeardynasty
    ————————————————-
    Hang on to that meme. It’ll be expired in February

  7. Half that line is 2 years away from collecting social security. If it was so fierce why they feel the need to go out and get a veteran in there? OVERRATED!

  8. 13 27 Rate This
    Hawknballs says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    Avril, Bennett, Richardson, Clark, Wagner, Wright, Chancellor, Sherman. Not to mention added Brock who isn’t a bad CB. All-Star defense.
    ************
    You forgot EARL. This is an all time stacked starting lineup.

  9. Schneider going all in.
    Gotta respect the stones on this guy.
    Like Harvin trade, flashy, impacted the super bowl.

    Go hawks

  10. Without even mention of the draft pick, this is a good deal for the Jets given the rebuilding and the fact Richardson was walking out the door next year for nothing. He’s a headcase and they never wanted to commit to him long term, not to mention they are stacked at the position anyway. They’re committed to the rebuild and are slowly putting young talent around whoever they pick near or at the top of the draft next year.

  11. Hopefully Jets get a 2nd round pick from this. 2 3rd round picks, some combination like that from Seahawks.

  12. Goof and Girley just told Donald to stay out as long as he needs to because
    the Ram’s O just got a lot worst. Sheldon is a beast.

  13. speaking as a Patriots fan, this is a good trade for both teams. The Seahawks get a very talented one year rental and the inside chance to resign him long term if he is a cultural and performance fit. They need firepower to the NFC as they’ll need to pressure Rodgers and Ryan and then they’ll need firepower to chase either Brady or Rothlesburger or Carr in the Super Bowl.

    And the Jets, they are going nowhere and Richardson is not in their long term plans, so why not get an asset for him and roll some more cap money forward to when they have a chance to be good instead of really bad.

  14. the Seahawks just punched their ticket to the SuperBowl….. who in the NFC can compete with THAT D line??

  15. And here I was thinking they needed o line help this whole time. Bet they are going to be wishing they had that 2nd round pick back to choose an offensive lineman when their small QB is out there taking a beating.

  16. 19dead2 says:

    September 1, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Goof and Girley just told Donald to stay out as long as he needs to because
    the Ram’s O just got a lot worst. Sheldon is a beast.

    Rams offense and O-line will be the best it has looked in a long time. And don’t forget Skippy, those same Rams have beaten your beloved Hawks 3 out of the 4 times.

  17. Flash1287 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm
    Seahawks

    #oneyeardynasty

    ————

    Yep. Not to mention, Richardson’s immmaturity and what he will command in FA, means this is likely a 1 year rental.

    With Baldwin restructuring after just signing last year, that’s a bad sign for their cap position.

    Richardson is still on his rookie deal.

    That’s an old front 7, otherwise. Bennett and Avril in particular.

  18. rocknrollman59 says:

    September 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    the Seahawks just punched their ticket to the SuperBowl….. who in the NFC can compete with THAT D line??
    +++

    So Seattle was a DL away from a SB???? BRUH.

  19. Seattle total defensive rankings past 3 seasons:

    2016 – 5th
    2015 – 3rd
    2014 – 1st

    But wait, if the Seahawks have had a top 5 defense these past few seasons and they still haven’t won… Then what could it have been?

    Just imagine if guys like Rogers, Brees or Luck played on this team these past 5 seasons, they would have won 3 or 4 championships instead of being a #oneyeardynasty

  20. wedemboyztripled says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm
    And here I was thinking they needed o line help this whole time. Bet they are going to be wishing they had that 2nd round pick back to choose an offensive lineman when their small QB is out there taking a beating.

    4 3 Rate This

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    Yep.

    Their offense is going to get tuned up. Big time. Lacy better stay healthy or Russell Wilson and that offense is going to sputter.

  21. the Seahawks just punched their ticket to the SuperBowl….. who in the NFC can compete with THAT D line??
    ______________

    Seattle has had a top 5 defense these past 3 seasons, but adding a defensive lineman is the answer to all their problems. Gotcha

    You should go ask Richard Sherman why he thinks they haven’t won anything in 3 years.

  22. rocknrollman59 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    the Seahawks just punched their ticket to the SuperBowl….. who in the NFC can compete with THAT D line??

    ———————————

    You still have to score points… And yeah – I’d like GB’s offense against that D. Atlanta too. QBs that get rid of the ball quick negate the line.

  23. Interesting. Just after Wilson comments on how great their receiving group is, and the team talks about not wanting to bring in Kaepernick because they’ve already had enough distractions, they cut a receiver and bring in someone who is a perpetual distraction.

    That’s what “win now” will do, I guess.

  24. Hawknballs says:

    September 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Avril, Bennett, Richardson, Clark, Wagner, Wright, Chancellor, Sherman. Not to mention added Brock who isn’t a bad CB. All-Star defense.
    ______________________________________________

    Dude… you forget about Earl Thomas?

  25. Seahawks ONLY problem on D was interior line collapsing. This will help eliminate a bunch of long drives that produce field goals and will turn into many more 3 and outs. This Defense is unreal now…..til injuries hit.

  26. I love how people can look at one aspect of a team that’s good and automatically jump to “CHAMPIONSHIP!” This move makes an already good Seattle defense a little better, but it doesn’t solve the problems on offense, the locker room, or the sideline. You need to be good in all phases to win a Super Bowl (at least in most years), and the Seahawks still have a bunch of questions yet to be answered.

  27. tylawspick6 says:
    Yep. Not to mention, Richardson’s immmaturity and what he will command in FA, means this is likely a 1 year rental.

    With Baldwin restructuring after just signing last year, that’s a bad sign for their cap position.
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    Sorry. With Kearse and eventually Lane coming off their cap in 2018, the Seahawks will have $30 million to spend next year. Baldwin could be cut for a net cap savings of $11 million as early as next year, but he won’t be because he’ll ball out the rest of contract.

    As to a one year rental, that’s exactly what it is. They’ll milk him in his contract year and then they let some stupid team overpay for him in free agency and collect a 2019 3rd in compensation. That’s the way the Seahawks do it.

    Maybe you should try talking about something you know about aka not the Seahawks cap.

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    That’s an old front 7, otherwise. Bennett and Avril in particular.
    ————————————————————–
    Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31
    Richardson – 26
    Clark – 24
    Reed – 24
    Jones – 22
    Marsh – 25

    So not so much.

    Next, Rubin will be traded to the Broncos for TJ Ward. You heard it here first.

    You’re welcome.

    Ne afraid, NFL. Be very afraid.

  28. scmems07 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Just imagine if guys like Rogers, Brees or Luck played on this team these past 5 seasons, they would have won 3 or 4 championships instead of being a #oneyeardynasty
    ———————

    Rodgers maybe but they’d have been cleaning Luck or Brees off the field with a sponge if they had to play behind that line the last couple of years. Wilson deserves bonus points for staying alive behind it.

  29. scmems07 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    Seattle total defensive rankings past 3 seasons:

    2016 – 5th
    2015 – 3rd
    2014 – 1st

    But wait, if the Seahawks have had a top 5 defense these past few seasons and they still haven’t won… Then what could it have been?

    Just imagine if guys like Rogers, Brees or Luck played on this team these past 5 seasons, they would have won 3 or 4 championships instead of being a #oneyeardynasty
    ———————————————————————————-
    2012 – 1st
    2013 – 1st
    2014 – 1st
    2015 – 3rd (by 0.2 ppg)
    2016 – 2nd

  30. Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31

    ——-

    Like I said…That front 7 is old and Richardson is likely a rental because he’ll have a bloated stats year, look for Suh money, and Seattle can’t afford it.

    Your team is in cap hell and going for it all right now.

    No one is “afraid” of that.

  31. sdelmonte says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm
    Good trade for the Jets.

    Can’t say that too often.

    0 0 Rate This

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    Kearse is due a new deal…Do you honestly think he wants to stay there and sign one? lol

    Both guys are rentals.

    The only saving grace is that the Jets unloaded an immature loser and now this supposed great player in Leonard Williams, will be wildly exposed as he assumes the double teams now.

  32. Richardson clearly wanted out of NY and he did what he could to get out (miss meetings, let his play slip, etc) but now that he is with Seattle, I’m sure he’ll be motivated again and if he is, they just got a very good player for basically nothing.

  33. So, we are in for some dull football this season. Hawks D is going to shut everything down. While the Hawks offense is going to continue to sputter with out some solid blocking up front. Hope the Hawks have a pro-bowl kicker oh wait…

  34. Richardson can be released or traded next year and the Hawks will net a 3rd Comp pick at a minimum so the draft pick they gave up means little. If they make it to the SB it will be worth it. Kearse, can easily be replaced by Williams and the other depth guys on their roster. Unloading his salary is a plus. He goes to the Jets who need a veteran receiver.
    Malik McDowell may be back next year or they go into the draft looking for another DT. It is a good trade since most of their draft picks cannot crack the top 53 anyway.

  35. The Seahawks still playing chess while the rest of you are talking checkers.
    Food for thought:
    Seahawks sign all pro talent pro bowl DE who is on last year of rookie deal. He either:

    A. Fits in great and becomes a longterm option for the team and gets resigned.
    Or
    B. Decides to test free agency and leaves for payday.

    Either way the Seahawks win HUGE!!
    They wanted to keep some young wrs, they upgraded the defense which was #1 in scoring 4 of 5 years, and if he demands too much the Seahawks will get a 3rd Round COMPENSATORY PICK for his big payday after only paying him rookie deal money for one season. In essence the Seahawks unloaded a marginal albiet fan favorite wr and picked up and elite talent who if he plays well they either keep him or get another 3rd Rd pick in compensation when he leaves. Net loss ONE ROUND! Either way this is a bigtime steal & Seahawks win!
    -drops mic.

  36. Michael Bennett got 5 sacks last season. He is over the hill. They need Richardson, but he makes $8 million this season, and he will be able to leave as free agent after this season unless Seattle tags him with a franchise tag, which will be very expensive. Looks like a one year rental. Carroll is not getting any younger, and he is gambling that he can win another ring with this trade. Unfortunately, his O line is still the Achilles Heel of this team. The rapidly aging Seahawks will once again fall short of reaching the SB because Russell Wilson has an awful record in road playoff games.

  37. 2016 – 5th
    2015 – 3rd
    2014 – 1st
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    2012 – 1st
    2013 – 1st
    2014 – 1st
    2015 – 3rd (by 0.2 ppg)
    2016 – 2nd
    =====

    I get a real kick out of people that think yards win games.

    POINTS decide games.

  38. Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31

    ——-
    No one is “afraid” of that.
    =====

    YOUR VERY OWN COACH was saying Bennett was unblockable in the Super Bowl.

    The Wizard that is supposedly all-wise and all-knowing couldn’t come up with a scheme to stop the guy.

  39. The Seahawks’ future looks like a total eclipse. Guys like Richard Charmin, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas, Michel Bennett, and Cliff Avril are on the downhill side of their careers, and they will all need to be replaced soon.

  40. oreo51 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Richardson can be released or traded next year and the Hawks will net a 3rd Comp pick at a minimum so the draft pick they gave up means little. If they make it to the SB it will be worth it. Kearse, can easily be replaced by Williams and the other depth guys on their roster. Unloading his salary is a plus. He goes to the Jets who need a veteran receiver.
    Malik McDowell may be back next year or they go into the draft looking for another DT. It is a good trade since most of their draft picks cannot crack the top 53 anyway.

    0 0 Rate This

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    Yes, if they make it and win the SB, yes.

    That’s a big if based on how Schneider is rebuilding on the fly and how much more cost he’s taken on at Safety, WR and QB in the last 2 years.

    Your depth will be very thin on the team this year, the offense worse and the O Line is still beyond shaky.

    Schneider recklessly rolling the dice one last time before a more obvious rebuild in year 2 next year and beyond.

    You keep saying “easily replaced”….I’ve heard that stuff before. We don’t even know if Lacy “easily replaces” what Lynch represented to Russell Wilson along his playaction and bootleg/roll out offense to thrive.

  41. Wondering if Pete called Andy Reid for his blueprint on building a dream team.
    =====

    Why would he need to?

    I’m sure he got all he needed from Bud Grant, Monte Kiffin and George Seifert.

  42. I get a real kick out of people that think yards win games.

    POINTS decide games.

    1 0 Rate This

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    me too.

    Most overrated element in sports. The NFL needs to stop “ranking” teams based on meaningless yards between the 20s.

    You could let up constant yards, and holding to FGs, and you’re winning games by doing that.

    Good run D, red zone D and creating turnovers are the key facts to a good/great D in this offensive era.

    The yards against you will come because of everything is set up to favor offenses.

    You can build teams like the Pats or you can pretend some kind of rehash of an ’85 Bears D with a weaker offense somehow is the trick (when it isn’t).

    Good D, great offense.

    That is what wins SBs in this era.

  43. Just imagine if guys like Rogers, Brees or Luck played on this team these past 5 seasons, they would have won 3 or 4 championships instead of being a #oneyeardynasty
    ———————————————————————————-
    2012 – 1st
    2013 – 1st
    2014 – 1st
    2015 – 3rd (by 0.2 ppg)
    2016 – 2nd
    ______________

    Seattle’s scoring defense ranks, more evidence that signing a D lineman doesn’t solve their problems.

  44. For all you Seattle fans wishing to see the Patriots in February, remember what happened last time. The Patriots offensive line owned the Seattle defensive line especially in the 4th quarter. The same offensive line that has faced Richardson twice every year and has owned him. So be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

  45. With Baldwin restructuring after just signing last year, that’s a bad sign for their cap position.
    =====

    Funny, you BRAG about how the Pats doing THAT VERY THING with Brady.

    But it will ruin the Seahawks cap? A guy who had FAR less money pushed back..

    Double standard much?

  46. Ultimately i like the deal for the Hawks, but I’ve got nothing but RESPECT FOR KEARSE. He’s a good dude, hometown guy all the way UW – Seahawks, great in the locker room, worked hard for everything he’s got. Went from UDFA to making the roster as a special teamer, to starting WR. You have to respect that! plus he’s made some of the best catches in franchis history. Sad to see him go but that’s life.

    Good luck in NY Chop Chop!

  47. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Your team is in cap hell…
    __________________

    You really need to quit using that phrase. It is abundantly clear you have no concept of how the cap works.

  48. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The only saving grace is that the Jets unloaded an immature loser and now this supposed great player in Leonard Williams, will be wildly exposed as he assumes the double teams now

    lol “supposed” great player in Leonard Williams?

    Don’t be a hater. You know hes amazing. He ate up double teams all last year. Sheldon played OLB half the season lol. Don’t talk nonsense. Leonard beast vs run and as a rusher.

  49. Schneider recklessly rolling the dice one last time before a more obvious rebuild in year 2 next year and beyond.
    =====

    If that’s his plan, so be it.

    He’s got over $100 million in cap space for 2019, WITH Wilson on the books and Bobby Wagner to build his D around.

  50. Now Jets fans rooting for us to lose all year as well as SEA 😉

    Sheldon was a great player but too much baggage. The fact we got a 2nd for a guy already in the drug program and other off field issues and locker room issues/drama queen is practically a miracle.

    As for Kearse…If I’m Jets GM id try to swap him for another pick. No reason for him on the roster. Hes just taking a young guys playing time. Id rather see Ardarius Stewart/Chad Hansen play along with Robby Anderson.

    Nice move Mikey Mac

  51. Hawks will get a comp pick if they can’t re-sign Richardson after this year. Didn’t realize he was only 26 y.o. If he has his head on straight (and he should, a big year earns him millions of dollars) – – this is a great signing. Kearse was a likely roster cut.

  52. Ry Dee says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    The only saving grace is that the Jets unloaded an immature loser and now this supposed great player in Leonard Williams, will be wildly exposed as he assumes the double teams now

    lol “supposed” great player in Leonard Williams?

    Don’t be a hater. You know hes amazing. He ate up double teams all last year. Sheldon played OLB half the season lol. Don’t talk nonsense. Leonard beast vs run and as a rusher.

    1 0 Rate This

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    lmao

    That’s funny..I’ve seen him miumum 4 times now and he’s done jack squat against the Pats. And, the other times I’ve watched him, he makes a meaningless tackl for loss in the 1st quarter, does some dance, and then disappears the rest of the game.

    Low IQ player, with untapped talent. You can see right through it, and that was with a loaded front line for him to play around.

    Now with Richardson gone, he’ll get the doubles, because Wilkerson isn’t good enough to command double teams anymore.

    Truth hurts.

    So. I am glad you enjoyed his bloated, meaningless stats, in single blocking, the last 2 years.

    I would be incensed if BB drafted a guy #6 overall and teams weren’t bothering to gameplan for that player after 2 years in the league, without that player commanding double teams.

  53. aarons444 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm
    With Baldwin restructuring after just signing last year, that’s a bad sign for their cap position.
    =====

    Funny, you BRAG about how the Pats doing THAT VERY THING with Brady.

    But it will ruin the Seahawks cap? A guy who had FAR less money pushed back..

    Double standard much?

    0 1 Rate This

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    Ugh.

    The restructure is tied to an EXTENSION.

    That’s what it means.

    Baldwin JUST SIGNED HIS EXTENSION LAST YEAR and is already NEEDING TO RESTRUCTURE IT, which means Seattle overpaid, which they clearly did.

    Brady pushing some money down the line WHILE ADDING YEARS, is not the same thing to what Seattle just did with Baldwin.

    Please get to a local community college, Erin. If you don’t understand things, don’t comment and don’t act like you know more about NFL economics.

  54. rocknrollman59 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm
    the Seahawks just punched their ticket to the SuperBowl….. who in the NFC can compete with THAT D line??

    34 47 Rate This

    TRAVIS FREDERICK, ZACH MARTIN, COLLINS AND TRON CAN EASILY HANDLE THAT D LINE

  55. Your team is in cap hell…
    =====

    Seattle Cap space
    2017 – $7.3 mil
    2018 – $11.4 mil
    2019 – $105 mil

    Patriots Cap
    2017 – $13.1 mil
    2018 – $6 mil
    2019 – $127 mil

    The same hell New England resides in.

  56. Judging by how defensive scmems07 and omeimontis are on this thread, you can tell that this was a good trade for the Seahawks. We just filled our only hole on defense (and it was a big one) with a pro bowl caliber player, yet they still find a reason to call this a bad move. Let alone the fact that we got him for a guy who was probably going to get cut anyway. Losing Earl last year hurt, but the biggest reason our defense faltered down the stretch was because we didn’t have a plug in the middle of the line. Hate all you want, but this was a good move for the Seahawks. Helped our defense without hurting any other part of the team.

  57. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    lmao
    That’s funny..I’ve seen him miumum 4 times now and he’s done jack squat against the Pats. And, the other times I’ve watched him, he makes a meaningless tackl for loss in the 1st quarter, does some dance, and then disappears the rest of the game.
    Low IQ player, with untapped talent. You can see right through it, and that was with a loaded front line for him to play around.
    Now with Richardson gone, he’ll get the doubles, because Wilkerson isn’t good enough to command double teams anymore.
    Truth hurts.
    So. I am glad you enjoyed his bloated, meaningless stats, in single blocking, the last 2 years.
    I would be incensed if BB drafted a guy #6 overall and teams weren’t bothering to gameplan for that player after 2 years in the league, without that player commanding double teams
    ==

    NE fans just find it so hard to admit JEts have great players. If only they were on NE…

    Leonard Williams is FAR and away better than ANY talent you got on the D-Line in NE. The fact that were talking if Leo is good or not is so assinine its just ozzing hate.

    Don’t forget we just picked up as you quoted “STEAL” in Kony Ealy so don’t forget that 😉 And if 2 mins from now Schefter reporting Leonard WIlliams traded to NE your dumb hater ass would be “OMG BB STEAL Hes amazing! SB Champs!” So just cut it out.

    NE has an amazing team with fantastic talent Cooks, Butler, love Gilislee etc….Just cut the hating its so annoying when asinine comments are made hating on opposing division talent when you would LOVEEE WIlliams…

    Basing your opinon bc he sucks on the NE games? lol is insane…P.S I’m sure you were saying the same about Stephon GIlmore last year (who is terrible lets be honest) I live in BUF and watched his every snap…HIGHLY overrated (70+ PFF ranked DB in 17′ if I remember correctly) Talking about watching him vs your Patriots…GIlmore got smoked every time vs NE. Now I’m sure you think hes amazing right? ITs just how you are.

    Watch Jets film…Leonard will most likely make ANOTHER probowl. Getting double wont be anything new. Its why I cant take you seriously bc he was doubled all last year and wont change this season. This is why you get trolled you don’t need to hate on every player just bc they aint a Pat. Its a bad look. Trolling/hating aside you know you’d take Leonard in a second 😉 cmon man.

  58. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31

    Like I said…That front 7 is old and Richardson is likely a rental because he’ll have a bloated stats year, look for Suh money, and Seattle can’t afford it.

    Your team is in cap hell and going for it all right now.

    No one is “afraid” of that.
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    Sorry, they’ll have $30 million to spend next year. If you think that’s “cap hell” you know less about how the salary cap works than Cardinals fans do.

    They probably have no intention of paying Richardson next year. They easily could but won’t overpay plus they have a load of young DL’s coming into their own.

    The average age of the Seahawks top 10 rotational front 7 guys is 26.9. So you’re wrong about that too.

    Keep holding on to your “cap hell” fantasies if they make you feel better, but please stop talking about things you obviously have no clue about.

  59. @tylawspick6

    Leonard Williams Named One of Pro Football Focus’ Best Defenders Under 25 Years Old

    Flex DL
    Leonard Williams, New York Jets (85.1)

    “Today’s NFL of multiple fronts and adaptive personnel packages means some players no longer play in one traditional position on defense, and so we have mirrored the flex offensive positions to recognize these defensive line Swiss army knives. Leonard Williams is the embodiment of that. Williams recorded seven or more pressures from five different alignment techniques along the defensive front for the Jets, which made up 44 of his 55 total QB pressures. Williams has been especially good defending the run, and was the only player to come within five total defensive stops of the Giants’ Damon Harrison among all interior defenders in 2016.”

    But hes so bad smh LMAO

    I’m done. Wish you the best….

  60. Baldwin JUST SIGNED HIS EXTENSION LAST YEAR and is already NEEDING TO RESTRUCTURE IT, which means Seattle overpaid, which they clearly did.
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    Yeah 94 receptions, 1,128 yards and 7 TDs. They really “overpaid.”

    What it actually means is that the Seahawks wanted to trade for a Pro Bowl DT, so they cleared some cap space.

    Baldwin still has 4 years left on his deal, and they would see a net cap savings as soon as next season if they wanted to cut him, which they won’t, since he’s a stud.

    Please educate yourself on the salary cap before mouthing off about stuff you don’t understand. Thanks.

  61. Ry Dee says:
    September 1, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    @tylawspick6

    Leonard Williams Named One of Pro Football Focus’ Best Defenders Under 25 Years Old

    Flex DL
    Leonard Williams, New York Jets (85.1)

    “Today’s NFL of multiple fronts and adaptive personnel packages means some players no longer play in one traditional position on defense, and so we have mirrored the flex offensive positions to recognize these defensive line Swiss army knives. Leonard Williams is the embodiment of that. Williams recorded seven or more pressures from five different alignment techniques along the defensive front for the Jets, which made up 44 of his 55 total QB pressures. Williams has been especially good defending the run, and was the only player to come within five total defensive stops of the Giants’ Damon Harrison among all interior defenders in 2016.”

    But hes so bad smh LMAO

    I’m done. Wish you the best….

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    reading comprehension problem?

    he was only being single blocked

    leave it to jets fans to be happy with #6 overall pick they claim
    was a steal, who does not and never will command a double team,
    and plays on a god awful defense where he had very little impact

    now, with richardson gone, expect his overratedness to be exposed

    is this that hard to understand?

    he had harrison and richardson next to him as a rookie

    and now he doesn’t

    get it?

  62. You have to admire the way Seattle maneuvers to obtain top notch talent despite sometimes questionable character issues. Their locker room is so strong they can mitigate any seemingly “unsavory” character issues & concentrate on football.

    A team like Oakland, who arguably could use Richardson’s services more than Seattle, a team who possesses a glut of elite level defensive talent, values their “team character” to the point they won’t take a chance with someone who resembles a ‘clubhouse cancer. . .’

    Unless you’re talking about the “Bomb threat guy. . .”

    Where is he (Aldon Smith) now?

  63. BTW; since Seattle probably goes @ least 11-5 in the upcoming season that lower second round choice might be more like a high third round selection, depending on the talent level of the 2018 draft. . .

    Love Seattle’s “roll the dice” outlook. . .no wonder they are perennial playoff contenders. . .

  64. seahawkboymike says:
    September 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    Baldwin JUST SIGNED HIS EXTENSION LAST YEAR and is already NEEDING TO RESTRUCTURE IT, which means Seattle overpaid, which they clearly did.
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    Yeah 94 receptions, 1,128 yards and 7 TDs. They really “overpaid.”

    What it actually means is that the Seahawks wanted to trade for a Pro Bowl DT, so they cleared some cap space.

    Baldwin still has 4 years left on his deal, and they would see a net cap savings as soon as next season if they wanted to cut him, which they won’t, since he’s a stud.

    Please educate yourself on the salary cap before mouthing off about stuff you don’t understand. Thanks.

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    did new ask anyone to restructure for kony ealy still
    on his rookie deal? no

    richardson is still on his rookie deal and will want
    12 mil per after the season as part of a contract extension. the guy was
    already mouthing off about being paid last offseason, so good luck

    and yes, they overpaid for baldwin

    good player but not worth what he is paid

  65. seahawkboymike says:
    September 1, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31

    Like I said…That front 7 is old and Richardson is likely a rental because he’ll have a bloated stats year, look for Suh money, and Seattle can’t afford it.

    Your team is in cap hell and going for it all right now.

    No one is “afraid” of that.
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    Sorry, they’ll have $30 million to spend next year. If you think that’s “cap hell” you know less about how the salary cap works than Cardinals fans do.

    They probably have no intention of paying Richardson next year. They easily could but won’t overpay plus they have a load of young DL’s coming into their own.

    The average age of the Seahawks top 10 rotational front 7 guys is 26.9. So you’re wrong about that too.

    Keep holding on to your “cap hell” fantasies if they make you feel better, but please stop talking about things you obviously have no clue about.

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    how much money do you have tied up in the safety position
    every year?

    i know plenty as to what i am talking about here

    just because it has not hurt yet, it will

    richardson plays out his rookie deal as a rental and he will be squawking about being paid when the season is over

    enjoy!

  66. Get it that Sheldon played exclusively OLB last season and Wilkerson was trash so again he was double teamed all last year. Get it? Just stop you sound dumber and dumber with each response bc you got owned. Youre really clueless buddy.

    Reading comprehension problem? Watch the film. He was doubled constantly. Watch the all 22 film 😉

    Great job avoiding the Gilmore and Kony Ealy comment 😉

    and again…

    Leonard Williams Named One of Pro Football Focus’ Best Defenders Under 25 Years Old

    Owned…I’m out

    Id also rather Malcom (Cant passrush for balls) Brown aswell LMAO

    IDK why were even discussing Big Cat Williams? Oh is bc youre a hater…Makes sense.

  67. The weakest depth on your roster is DL.

    You would cream yourself if you had Leonard.

    NE fans ALWAYS make my day. They got everything under the sun BUT yet they just cant help themselves with the hating. You know you got something good when they hate on it 😉

    Ok now I’m done I don’t care about this anymore lol..

    Boom NYJ gets 2nd rounder Lets go 2018 draft cant wait!

    And with the 1st pick in the 2018 NFL draft the NY Jets select…..BOOM!

  68. Ry Dee says:
    September 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    The weakest depth on your roster is DL.

    You would cream yourself if you had Leonard.

    NE fans ALWAYS make my day. They got everything under the sun BUT yet they just cant help themselves with the hating. You know you got something good when they hate on it 😉

    Ok now I’m done I don’t care about this anymore lol..

    Boom NYJ gets 2nd rounder Lets go 2018 draft cant wait!

    And with the 1st pick in the 2018 NFL draft the NY Jets select…..BOOM!

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    jets fans make everyone’s day

    constant 1st rd busts or disappointments

    how is darrin lee looking these days? hmm?

    you dopes get a non-bust and your prop that 1st rd pick up to make it
    seem like their draft position equates to some great player

    you have been doing it for decades

    comical beyond belief

  69. Great deal for Jets. Get a 2 and Kearse for a guy whose had trouble and is gone at the end of the season. Sea D line now unstoppable, Jets already have 2 pro bowl DT’s, and pick up a starting wr. Both benefit

  70. @tylawspick6

    lol Now on to “Darron Lee” —> Almost had it.

    Just cant help yourself. You looked foolish on Leonard so on to the next right?

    Hes building on a decent rookie season and will get more comfortable in pass protection and learning the playbook…You just cant stop the hate! 😉

    Surely better than Dominque Easley (14′) or Malcom Brown (15′) or Jordan Richards (15′) or Deflategate Cheated (16′) or Cyrus Jones (16′) or Derek Rivers (17′)

    How are all they lookin these days? Constant 1st round busts or disapointments?

    Man you are too easy.

  71. tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    you dopes get a non-bust and your prop that 1st rd pick up to make it
    seem like their draft position equates to some great player

    Yea propping up a 2017 Pro Bowler LMAO smh

    Too easy.

  72. The Seahawks will NOT have 30 mil under the cap next yr. It’s more like 18.Even if they take the out on Lane’s contract, which they probably will.And comparing caps in 2018 is stupid. Teams have like 30 players under contract. The one thing I will agree on is some people don’t know what they’re talking about.

  73. Dang. Was lookin’ forward to those Bluntman & Chronic Take Down New York episodes for Richardson and his cousin Kony Ealy….

    Well being in weed legal Washington, Richarson should be able to have a time for himself yo’…

  74. how much money do you have tied up in the safety position
    every year?
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    2017 Cap numbers:

    Earl Thomas – $10.4 mil
    Kam Chancellor – $6.7 mil

    Devin McCourtey – $10.9
    Patrick Chung – $6.2

    BWAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA

    You’re paying as much FOR INFERIOR players!!!

    I’m dying over here. Literally!!!

    Thank you so much for the best laugh I’ve had all week.

  75. Later Chop, guess I have to follow the Jets now too. Good luck, Stay healthy. Come home when you’re done.

  76. 12/16/17…SHOULD BE 1 OF THE MOST EPIC…IN THE TRENCHES BATTLES WE’LL SEE IN NFL HISTORY! COWBOYS O-LINE VS. SEAHAWKS D-LINE….WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW!!!! #COWBOYSNATION

  77. I see how excited people are, and I hope they are right. This guy better be the Second Coming because we only have 1 offensive lineman worth his salt. You would think having our ENTIRE backfield injured last year would have taught them something. Defense wins championships, sure but you have to score SOME points on offense to get there. Kearse was good in the clutch for us on every occasion. He was a UW hometown product, and I will miss him. I am holding my breath and crossing my fingers that this works out.

  78. Pk 6 doesn’t do Pats fans any favors, but if RD thinks he owned it, he’s deluding himself. A pillow fight.

  79. From a football purist standpoint…he’s never been around this many alpha males nor a group as tight as this one…real interested to see how he meshes with that locker room.

  80. aarons444 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 7:01 pm
    how much money do you have tied up in the safety position
    every year?
    =====

    2017 Cap numbers:

    Earl Thomas – $10.4 mil
    Kam Chancellor – $6.7 mil

    Devin McCourtey – $10.9
    Patrick Chung – $6.2

    BWAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA

    You’re paying as much FOR INFERIOR players!!!

    I’m dying over here. Literally!!!

    Thank you so much for the best laugh I’ve had all week.

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    umm;m, chung makes 2.5 mil in 2017 and 2 in 2018.

    if you are going to intentionally troll and lie, it shows how insecure you are

    mccourty will make 6.5 in 2017

    nice try, pathological liar

    meanwhile,chancellor and thomas are the most expensive at their positions

    also, the pats usually have 3 safeties on the field at once and they all
    cost half the totals of chancellor and thomas

  81. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    I see the Seahawks are continuing their tradition of getting fleeced in trades.

    ________________

    Out of 32 NFL teams, fans of the Vikings have the least room to talk about getting fleeced in trades. You guys set the Gold Standard. #herschelwalker

  82. Dudes a stooge.

    All Pats fans the same.

    Had to throw a hail mary and try to knock on Darron Lee..Like ugh ok?

    I really feel bad for the virgin. I mean I see these comments for the past while and its nonstop him actin a fool.

    Stay in yo lane!

  83. tedmurph says:
    September 1, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    The Seahawks will NOT have 30 mil under the cap next yr. It’s more like 18.Even if they take the out on Lane’s contract, which they probably will.And comparing caps in 2018 is stupid. Teams have like 30 players under contract. The one thing I will agree on is some people don’t know what they’re talking about.
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    You’re right, they won’t have $30 million in cap space after cutting Lane and trading Kearse and Rubin, which is actually what I was talking about. They’ll have $31,828,113, so almost #32 million. There’s a really useful website for people like you who have no clue what the salary cap is or how it works. Please use it.

  84. Awesome deal for the Hawks! And the jets too I guess because they basically are doing what the Browns are doing and collecting picks. The loser in this is kearse. Going to the jets is basically saying you’ll never make headlines again.

    This makes the Hawks defense comparable with that Super Bowl defense. Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, and Sheldon Richardson? Wow. That’s 3 elite pass rushers. Look out NFC.

  85. Not often trades seem pretty good for both teams but this would seem to be one of them.

    Jets got something for nothing assuming he was gone at seasons end anyway and Seattle traded a second or third tier WR(on their team, he will start in NY) for a hungry to win pro bowler former ROY run stuffing interior defensive lineman where they needed help.

    Two teams and their fans are happy…everyone else in the NFC should cry because controlling the game (LOS) vs Seattle just got a lot harder.

  86. This makes the Hawks defense comparable with that Super Bowl defense. Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, and Sheldon Richardson? Wow. That’s 3 elite pass rushers. Look out NFC

    Frank Clark was 2nd on the Hawks with 10 sacks.

  87. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    For all you Seattle fans wishing to see the Patriots in February, remember what happened last time. The Patriots offensive line owned the Seattle defensive line especially in the 4th quarter. The same offensive line that has faced Richardson twice every year and has owned him. So be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

    Before Avril’s injury, Brady’s QB rating in that game was under 50.

    FACT

  88. umm;m, chung makes 2.5 mil in 2017 and 2 in 2018.

    mccourty will make 6.5 in 2017

    nice try, pathological liar
    ======

    That’s just base salary, tool.

    Nice try leaving the signing and roster bonus money out…

    Just get lost and save yourself embarrassment.

  89. tylawspick6 says:

    also, the pats usually have 3 safeties on the field at once and they all
    cost half the totals of chancellor and thomas

    But, who would you rather have at safety for the Pats? Yeah, you’d take Bam Bam and E.T. all day.

  90. From a football purist standpoint…he’s never been around this many alpha males nor a group as tight as this one…real interested to see how he meshes with that locker room.

    ————–

    You and me both. He is going to get there and look around and realize it is like being at the pro-bowl where everyone on the defense around you is one of the best in the league at what they do.

    Very very different than ny. Seattle is known for how much fun they have and how loose they are…while at the same time being one of the most competitive and demanding teams in terms of the level of football being played out there. Those stories about Richard yelling at Wilson after intercepting him in practice are all about the competitiveness within. This is what they do and who they are. Like competitive brothers talking ish as they dunk on each other at the dunkhoops.

    Will Richardson have some fun and fit in? If he does this could be a huge move for the Seahawks.

    Speaking of awesome DTs…RIP Cortez Kennedy.

    It is a unique environment that works very well for certain types of players, not so well for others.

  91. tylawspick6 says:

    You can build teams like the Pats or you can pretend some kind of rehash of an ’85 Bears D with a weaker offense somehow is the trick (when it isn’t).

    Good D, great offense.

    That is what wins SBs in this era.

    _____________________

    The last 4 SBs have been a split between the Pats and 2 teams with exactly the other philosophy you describe. In fact look at the matchups:

    Denver vs. Seattle, when the Broncos had arguably the greatest offense in NFL history. Seahawks blew their doors off in the most lopsided SB since (ironically given your post), the ’85 Bears vs. the Pats.

    Seattle vs. New England, we know how these teams were built and it was a great matchup. Back and forth, down to the wire. One of the best SBs in history, even if my team came up short.

    Denver vs. Carolina, both teams built on the ‘defense wins championships’ philosophy, the better defense/worse offense won.

    New England vs. Atlanta, both teams built on the same good D, great offense philosophy you proclaim superior.

    So the last 4 SBs, split about as evenly down the middle between great D/good O and good D/great O, as can be. I could keep going back at least to the Pats losses to Giants teams that won with better defenses than they had offenses and certainly with worse offenses than the Pats had, but I think you get my point… there isn’t now, nor has there ever been, only one way to skin a Pat…

  92. What some people don’t seem to understand, is the websites also say how many players are under contract. one site says the seahawks have 31 mil, with only 36 players signed. Another says they have 21 mil with only 44 players signed. Either way, they’re NOT in great cap shape. It’s not like they can go on some spending spree. The steelers, with 31 mil projected, are sweating it out for next yr.

  93. “wimpyburgers says:
    September 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm
    Has to make us wonder if Malik McDowell will ever play football again.”

    Malik is out for the year. Check back next year after we see how much Richardson has contributed. By the way, if his contract year doesn’t give Sheldon enough motivation, nothing will.

  94. “tylawspick6 says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:04 pm
    Bennett – 31
    Avril – 31
    Rubin – 31

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    Like I said…That front 7 is old and Richardson is likely a rental because he’ll have a bloated stats year, look for Suh money, and Seattle can’t afford it.

    Your team is in cap hell and going for it all right now.

    No one is “afraid” of that.”

    Really? That one year rental could be another SB win. How much would Buffalo or Minnesota give for one of those?

  95. Schneider is a wild man, I love it. Almost every year he takes one big swing. Harvin didn’t work out so much, but they still have Graham, and Marshawn was pretty successful. Cary Williams stunk. Anyway, it sure makes it fun to be a fan, when the front office is serious about doing everything possible to build a champ.

  96. “and Marshawn was pretty successful”

    Kinda of like drawing one card to an inside straight flush.

    “makes it fun to be a fan, when the front office is serious about doing everything possible to build a champ..”

    Schneider must have been a big George Allen fan. The future is now!

  97. Never a fan of teams trading high picks to rent a player for a year.
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    If he leaves after the season the Seahawks will get a 3rd round compensatory pick.

  98. winninaintsinnin says:
    September 2, 2017 at 11:22 am
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    For all you Seattle fans wishing to see the Patriots in February, remember what happened last time. The Patriots offensive line owned the Seattle defensive line especially in the 4th quarter. The same offensive line that has faced Richardson twice every year and has owned him. So be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

    Before Avril’s injury, Brady’s QB rating in that game was under 50.

    FACT
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    Yeah, and you still lost!

    FACT

  99. I never heard Avril’s name called in the SBowl. Except when he was offsides guessing the snap count.
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    Then you missed the Super Bowl.

    He was partially responsible for Bradys into his red zone INT. He won the edge and Brady got happy feet.

    .. if not for that play, the Pats may have run away with the game. They had owned the 1st Q up to that point.

  100. Don’t be surprised if Richardson is one of the best defenders in the league this year. He has the ability, and he is the EXACT kind of guy who goes nuts in a contract year. And last year dude might have had locker room issues, but he never gave up. Yeah he had a bad year, but almost half the time he was playing outside linebacker!?!?!?!?!?! I never heard him complain, and he played hard as hell. Hawks got a good deal for themselves!!

  101. First of all, I’ve watched that SBowl at least 5 times. Second, it was pressure by MBennett, who the Pats could not block, running right up Brady’s grille that rushed the throw. I don’t think he even saw Avril. Avril did NOTHING in that game.

  102. First of all, I’ve watched that SBowl at least 5 times. Second, it was pressure by MBennett, who the Pats could not block, running right up Brady’s grille that rushed the throw. I don’t think he even saw Avril. Avril did NOTHING in that game.
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    Yes, Bennett stunted on the play and came across unblocked.

    Avril had already won the other edge and forced Brady to his left, right into Bennett.

    .. Avril also put Brady on the mat at least once.

    He was having a good game until he got hurt, and thats when the Pats took control of the game.

  103. Obviously, we’re not going to agree here.

    I don’t know how it can be argued that Avril ‘did nothing’ when the defense completely came undone after his exit.

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