Russell Wilson to miss start of OTAs with personal matter

AP

Quarterback Russell Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contract and hasn’t been able to agree to terms with the Seahawks on a new deal, but that won’t be the reason why Wilson misses the start of the team’s organized team activities on Tuesday.

Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN in Seattle reports that Wilson will be absent from the team’s first workout of the third phase of the offseason program because of a personal matter. Because Wilson’s absence from a voluntary practice isn’t contract related, it’s not going to move the needle closer to an agreement although a day of watching B.J. Daniels and R.J. Archer running the offense may push Seattle closer to bringing in a veteran backup for Wilson.

Wilson won’t be the only Seahawk veteran missing on Tuesday. Tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive end Cliff Avril will also be away from the team while dealing with their own personal matters.

Defensive end Michael Bennett makes it four absences, although his issue continues to be one of dissatisfaction with his contract a year after signing it.

UPDATE 12:02 p.m. ET: Wilson and Graham are in Miami, attending the funeral of Graham’s manager and mentor.

56 responses to “Russell Wilson to miss start of OTAs with personal matter

  1. Relax, everyone. It’s nothing serious. Russell just needs some time to do a little research to find more bible verses he can tweet to slight the Seahawks with.

  2. The ship is sinking in Seattle, and you know it is. And the 12th Man is the worst. That was TAMU’s thing and you people know it. Don’t stand there pretending you invented it. If the 12th Man were an actual man, I would want him clubbed and tear-gassed. The 12th Man is a joke. No self-respecting person would ever, in a million years, rock a 12th Man jersey. Putting your own name on the back of a jersey is somehow more acceptable. That jersey is a pink Red Sox hat: a notorious piece of merch purchased exclusively by bandwagoning soccer moms. You’re done, Seattle.

  3. The ‘personal matter’ means that he is money hungry and won’t come play until the Seahawks pay him 30 million a year. Pretty steep for a guy who can look like Ryan Lindley in the NFC Championship and still win because of his defense.

  4. Guess they forgot what it takes to go to the big dance. Put your personal issues aside and work as a team. Hard work will get you there….nothing else.

  5. Forget personal matters, he SHOULD be skipping these workouts. Does he really need them? Its still May. Based on what they are paying him he should not be there.

    Sorry, but its not like hes learning a new offense or just signed a 100 million dollar contract like Suh. He should be resting his arm until July.

  6. Visiting an ear/nose/throat specialist for recurring problem with choking.

  7. Don’t overreact, but there are signs that things might not be coming together this year for Seattle. They have had a great run and will continue to be successful, but it’s looking like this might be an off year.

  8. That was TAMU’s thing and you people know it. Don’t stand there pretending you invented it.
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    TAMU didn’t invent it either… look it up.

    BTW, funny that a niner fan thinks the Hawks are a sinking ship… ahh, the irony

  9. I heard he went to the Bahamas with Ciara to adopt a dog…worked for Brady…

  10. apecz says:
    May 26, 2015 11:45 AM

    The ‘personal matter’ means that he is money hungry and won’t come play until the Seahawks pay him 30 million a year. Pretty steep for a guy who can look like Ryan Lindley in the NFC Championship and still win because of his defense.
    ——————————————————
    Wilson was seeing tweety birds flying around his head after getting wrecked, hence the horrible game he played until the fog lifted. Of course that had nothing to do with the new “Injury Police in the Box Upstairs” bs. It took a Patriot to shove the league into it’s usual over reaction.

  11. Pending contract “issues”.
    Personal “issues”.
    Significant coaching “issues”.
    Disgruntled player “issues”.

    Lots of issues.

    These are exactly the sort of things that makes history such a clear predictor of the future: They’ll have a hard time even making the playoffs this year.

  12. 49ers fans… you don’t know the history of the 12th man any better than fake fans pretending Seattle invented it. So, don’t talk trash about something you know nothing about. But while we’re on the subject, how is it any better to wear a player jersey and wear another man’s name on your back than it is to buy a fan jersey with your own name on your own back? The Seahawks retired the number 12 jersey in 1984 to honor the fans. The Seahawks did it because the 12th man is a concept that has been with football as long as 11 men from each team have taken the field. If you think it “belongs” to Texas A&M, just realize that they didn’t invent it. It had been a concept long before E. King Gill. And just to drive that point home, did you know that fans of the Colts are also called the 12th man and the 12th man is honored in the Indianapolis Colts ring of honor?

  13. Not a Hawks fan but wish him the best. As for the troll 49er fans at least the Seahawks have a QB. How’s that Joe Camel lookalike working out for ya? And now ya got no defense. Raiders gonna be the better team in the Bay area!

  14. Meanwhile. The Greatest QB in the History of Football has already organized a successful involuntary camp and is already at 1 Patriot Place ready to defend his Title. #hardworkmakessuccess

  15. MDRaider says:
    May 26, 2015 12:06 PM
    He’s attending a funeral…

    —_—–
    teams chances not dead until the season starts…

  16. AS A LIFELONG SEAHAWKS FAN, Seattle born and raised:

    I hope that the “personal matter” which Wilson is dealing with doesn’t happen to be a “pissy, entitled attitude” regarding his contract demands.

    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Russell Wilson (for now anyway, we will see), BUT:

    Let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about football understands that Russell Wilson wouldn’t have EVEN HALF the success “he” has had in his career thus far if he didn’t have a VERY strong and BALANCED team around him (with the key word being BALANCED…not overpaying any one player in other words).

    YES, Russell Wilson is an OUTSTANDING dual-threat QB, but if he were drafted to the Raiders……well needless to say he would NOT have gone to back-to-back Super Bowls winning one and only failing to win the second on the worst and most obvious COACHING mistake in the history of football.

    NO: IF WILSON WERE DRAFTED TO THE RAIDERS HE WOULD BE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE EVEN A 50% WIN RATE THUS FAR ON HIS CAREER.

    Wilson apparently thinks that the success of the Seahawks lately is HIS doing. And a lot of football fans say that the Seahawks are winning because they have been “lucky” with Wilson’s low-cost contract. BUT, it’s not just Wilson and it has NOTHING to do with “luck”. The Seahawks management MAKE their own “luck” by NOT doing stupid things such as overpaying any one player INCLUDING QB (even if that’s what everyone else in the NFL does), and they ARE NOT GOING TO START OVERPAYING NOW.

    If Russell Wilson really wants to be “the richest loser in the NFL” then it’s NOT HAPPENING IN SEATTLE. We do VERY much want to keep Wilson here in Seattle, BUT if he wants to play that game where the QB gets SO much money that the rest of the team SUCKS: Well that is not Seahawks football.

  17. The ‘personal matter’ means that he is money hungry and won’t come play until the Seahawks pay him 30 million a year. Pretty steep for a guy who can look like Ryan Lindley in the NFC Championship and still win because of his defense.
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    He flew to Florida to go to a funeral with his new team mate, Jimmy Graham….don’t you feel like an idiot?..you should..

    Best Regards

  18. thefatlazygamer says:
    May 26, 2015 11:37 AM
    He was smart, get a divorce before you get that fat contract.
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    He’s not married to Ciara, they’re just dating.

  19. AS A LIFELONG SEAHAWKS FAN, Seattle born and raised:

    well you should know he has one of the worst pass protection groups in the NFL, and without him you do not make the playoffs.a less mobile QB is dead behind that bunch.plus he had a poor receiving group last yr.the better secondaries choked out Baldwin and Kearse and you know it.

  20. You guys feel stupid now that it’s reported he’s attending a funeral with Graham?

  21. Dang for that update, I was hopin Russ caught Lil’ Bow Wow with a bone.

  22. ROFLMAO…. I love when TROLLS get exposed…. especially lame Whiners trolls. He’s at a FUNERAL with Jimmy Graham. SUPPORTING a teammate. I’m sorry, I’m sure Kaep will enjoy his time in OTA’s and going 5-11 this year.

    Poof…. be gone Whiners. You are officially irrelevant. AGAIN.

  23. Face it wannabe longtime Seahawks fans, the lucky draft u guys had is coming up for contracts, it’s over. Can’t keep them all and your softball outfielder will be exposed. The dynasty that never was is over and will be is salary cap hell in a couple years.

  24. Wow. Niners fans, whose team is quickly becoming irrelevant, sure are vocal over things they know nothing about. A smart fanbase would wait till they got the facts before piling on and looking like idiots.

  25. It’s hilarious to read comments from a bunch of broke paycheck to paycheck fans who slave away at meaningless jobs hating on young men who play a game for a living who in turn make more in one year than the haters make in their lifetime.

    Have at it haters!

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