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Dates of international games announced

Many of the 256 combinations of known-opponent/date which will be formally announced tonight at 8 p.m. will leak out ahead of time. The league went ahead and spilled the beans on four more this morning. The NFL announced the dates for the four international matchups. The Seahawks will play the Raiders on Oct. 14 at [more]

Michael Bennett read books during Seahawks team meetings in 2017

Here’s something not to do at work: When the boss calls everyone together for a meeting that will cover ground he has covered many times before, don’t bring a good book to read. Or a bad book to read. Or any book to read. Former Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett didn’t follow this tip from [more]

Malcolm Jenkins thinks authorities “trying to make an example” of Michael Bennett

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been one of the league’s most active players when it comes to working for criminal justice reform. And he has a sense that one of his new teammates might have been singled out by the legal community as well. Via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Jenkins suggested that [more]

Earl Thomas skips start of Seahawks workouts

With all the other exits and storylines surrounding the Seahawks this offseason, the future of Earl Thomas has slid by without much notice. At least until now. According to Brock Huard of KIRO, the veteran safety was not present for the start of the Seahawks voluntary workouts yesterday, setting an ominous tone for the final [more]

Seahawks’ top pick Malik McDowell likely to be cut without playing a snap

Last year the Seahawks used their first pick in the draft, No. 35 overall, on defensive tackle Malik McDowell. Now they’re likely to release him, before he has played a snap in the NFL. McDowell missed his entire rookie season because of injuries suffered in an ATV accident, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports [more]

Seahawks sign four as offseason program gets started

Quarterback Austin Davis isn’t the only player who signed a contract with the Seahawks on Monday. In a release announcing Davis’ return to the team, the Seahawks also announced that four other players have signed contracts for 2018. Three of the players were exclusive rights free agents who were tendered contracts earlier in the offseason. [more]

Which coach would you want for one game against Belichick?

Happy Birthday, Bill Belichick. In honor of the 66th anniversary of your birth, let’s focus not on your many accomplishments but your few failures. Specifically, Monday’s PFT Live draft focused on coaches we’d want on the opposing sideline for one game against perhaps the best coach of all time in any sport. Watch the video, [more]

Seahawks signing another non-Kaepernick quarterback

The Seahawks continue to add to their depth chart, though it may not impact that one rather big possibility they were linked to last week. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are re-signing quarterback Austin Davis, adding another less-than-stellar backup to Russell Wilson. They signed Stephen Morris (who has never thrown [more]

Mark Sanchez blames “unknowing supplement contamination” for PED suspension

Mark Sanchez has confirmed that he is suspended for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, but he denies knowingly using such substances. Sanchez released a statement saying he thinks a supplement he took was contaminated with a banned substance. “The NFL has informed me that I have tested positive for a substance on the [more]

Seahawks sign Sebastian Janikowski

Getting a visit with the Seahawks paid off for kicker Sebastian Janikowski. The Seahawks announced that they have signed Janikowski. According to multiple reports, it is a one-year deal. Janikowski visited with the team earlier this week. Janikowski didn’t play at all during the 2017 season because of a back injury and the Raiders made [more]

J.D. McKissic signs tender with Seahawks

Running back J.D. McKissic signed his exclusive rights tender Friday, keeping him with the Seahawks for another season. Seattle announced that move and made two others official as quarterback Stephen Morris signed his free agent deal and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson signed his exclusive rights tender. McKissic played 297 offensive snaps and 106 on special [more]

Can NFL teams make hiring and firing decisions based on anthem protests?

Given the recent uptick in news regarding the anthem controversy, it’s time to address some of the fundamental questions relating to the situation. The goal of this article is to take a fairly complicated and polarizing societal question and analyze it, objectively and thoroughly, from the perspective of labor and employment law. (For those wondering [more]

Seahawks sign Stephen Morris

The Seahawks are signing a backup quarterback, one who has presumably agreed to stand for the national anthem. Seattle has signed quarterback Stephen Morris, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That news will stoke the controversy regarding the Seahawks’ dealings with Colin Kaepernick, whom they canceled a workout with when he wouldn’t commit to standing for [more]

How will conflict over cancellation of Kaepernick workout be resolved?

The dueling reports regarding the reasons for the cancellation of the Colin Kaepernick workout in Seattle set the stage for a good, old-fashioned pissing match. From Kaepernick’s perspective (as reported by ESPN, Yahoo Sports, and PFT), the Seahawks canceled the workout because Kaepernick declined to commit that he wouldn’t kneel during the anthem. From the [more]

Dion Jordan signs RFA tender

The Seahawks have said goodbye to several defensive players this offseason, but they will have defensive end Dion Jordan back for the 2018 season. Jordan was tendered as a restricted free agent early in the offseason and the NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that he has signed that tender. Jordan will make $1.9 million [more]

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