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Seahawks sign LB Rodney Butler

In addition to adding cornerback Tramaine Brock, the Seahawks signed linebacker Rodney Butler on Wednesday. To make room, they waived receiver Jamel Johnson and waived safety Jordan Simone with an injury designation. Butler, an undrafted rookie out of New Mexico State, led the nation in tackles as a senior with 165. He took part in [more]

Jermichael Finley seeks education “on how to contribute to solving racial injustices”

After taking criticism from, among others, Martellus Bennett a day earlier, former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley tweeted he will seek to become part of the solution for solving racial injustices. “I’ve taken my own advice & reached out to someone, so I can educate myself on how to contribute to solving racial injustices in [more]

Frank Clark apologizes to Germain Ifedi for punch

Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark apologized to teammate Germain Ifedi for punching the offensive lineman in the face. “It was a heat of the moment thing,” Clark said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN. “I let my emotions overcome the situation. For a brief moment, I thought that myself, that I was bigger than the team [more]

Tramaine Brock’s agent says 49ers lied about lack of interest in reunion

After former 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock was cleared on domestic violence charges, a report emerged that the team had contacted Brock about a reunion. Coach Kyle Shanahan promptly denied it. Now that Brock has signed with the Seahawks, his agent says that the 49ers are full of  it. “The 49ers denied it, but they called [more]

Elvis Dumervil: Rashard Robinson can be better than Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson

As a rookie last season, 49ers cornerback Rashard Robinson started six games and recorded one interception. This year, teammate Elvis Dumervil thinks Robinson is going to take a big step forward. Dumervil, the 33-year-old pass rusher who’s in his first season in San Francisco, told reporters he thinks Robinson is going to be an elite [more]

Seahawks, Tramaine Brock agree to terms

The Seahawks got plenty of looks at cornerback Tramaine Brock in an opposing uniform over the last few years and now they’ll reportedly get to see him in their own duds. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that Brock has agreed to terms with the Seahawks on a one-year deal. Brock visited with the team [more]

K.J. Wright going through “process” on bothersome knee

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was absent from practice on Tuesday as he is looking to address an issue with his knee. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Wright wasn’t having surgery, but was in a “process” to quell the issue that was becoming more bothersome. “He has a process that we are going through to [more]

Doug Baldwin: Fans wear hats, cuss, yell at players during anthem

During a Tuesday press conference that produced many thoughtful and intelligent observations from Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin, Baldwin raised a point that often gets lost in the anger that gets directed to players who don’t stand silently at attention during the national anthem: Plenty of the fans chastising players who choose not to stand at [more]

Pete Carroll supports Michael Bennett but adds “we should all stand” for national anthem

Michael Bennett’s decision to sit during the national anthem Sunday took Pete Carroll by surprise. The two have visited since, and while the Seahawks coach supports the defensive end, he added his belief that everyone should stand for the national anthem. “Michael has really dedicated the last few years of his life to try to [more]

Blair Walsh knows he can produce again

Throughout the early weeks of a rough 2016 season, the Vikings continued to give kicker Blair Walsh second chances, in the apparent hope that he could eventually get his career back on track without the kick to the pants that would come from getting cut. It didn’t work, the Vikings eventually cut him after he [more]

Hue Jackson respects right to protest, but doesn’t want to see it on his team

It may be too soon to call it a wave of new NFL player protests during the national anthem, with Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch joining some of last year’s employed holdovers. But Browns coach Hue Jackson doesn’t want the ripples washing ashore on Lake Erie. Via Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jackson [more]

Jermichael Finley tells athletes to “leave personal opinions about race and politics alone”

Jermichael Finley pitted himself against Michael and Martellus Bennett on Monday with a since-deleted tweet about Michael Bennett’s anthem protest. “Athletes are looked up to & serve as roll [sic] models, leave personal opinions about race and politics alone. Do what you get paid to do & play!” Finley tweeted, not mentioning Bennett by name. [more]

Tramaine Brock begins his free-agency tour in Seattle

Cleared on domestic violence charges, free-agent cornerback Tramaine Brock will officially commence his search for a new job on Tuesday. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Brock will visit the Seahawks. The Seahawks know Brock well; he played for the 49ers from 2010 through 2016. And the Seahawks are still trying to nail [more]

Goodell urges understanding of anthem protesters

The NFL has no rule requiring players to stand for the national anthem. As a result, the NFL can do nothing to discipline players who chose not to stand. On Monday, Commissioner Roger Goodell faced questions about the protests during a fan forum organized by the Cardinals. “We have to understand there are people with [more]

Blair Walsh makes eight kicks on eight tries

Blair Walsh‘s fate was sealed in Minnesota last season after missing eight kicks in nine games. On Sunday night, Walsh may have secured his spot in Seattle by making eight kicks in one game. Walsh converted all six extra points and cashed in on both field goal tries, one from 42 yards and the other [more]

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