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Clint Hurtt confident the Seahawks defense will be much improved this season

The Seahawks finished 26th in total defense last season, including 30th in rushing defense. It was Clint Hurtt’s first year as a defensive coordinator.Hurtt, though, expects his unit to be much improved this season.“I’m very confident,” Hurtt said, via John Boyle of the team website. “We’re going to be better. We’re going to improve.”Bringing back [more]

DK Metcalf still wants to race Tyreek Hill

The periodic “I’m faster than you” debate among fast NFL players never really seems to be resolved with an actual race.Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf claims that he still wants to prove that he’s faster than Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill.Appearing on FS1’s Undisputed, Metcalf explained that he has been trying to set up a race with [more]

DeMeco Ryans is noncommittal about Jadeveon Clowney

Defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, recently said he’d like to return to the Texans.On Tuesday, Texans coach DeMeco Ryans was asked about the possibility of bringing Clowney back to Houston.“We always look at any players that can help us win,” Ryans told reporters. “We’ll explore all options. I’ll [more]

Adrian Peterson: Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up

Adrian Peterson is retired, even if he isn’t ready to acknowledge it. He is 38, hasn’t played a game since 2021 and hasn’t played a full season since 2020. No one is calling the former running back. Peterson, though, still hasn’t closed the door on his 15-year career. “Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up. [more]

Tariq Woolen has knee scoped, is expected to be out until training camp

Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen won’t be doing anything on the field for the rest of the team’s offseason program.ESPN reports that Woolen had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Tuesday. He is expected to be sidelined until training camp as he recovers from the operation.The injury occurred during the team’s offseason workouts last week.Woolen started [more]

Geno Smith continues to have “year-by-year” mindset

Last year, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith won the starting job post-Russ and then, just as importantly, Smith held it all year long. He secured a three-year, $105 million contract as his reward for his accomplishments in 2022.Smith still is taking his career one season at a time.“It’s still year-by-year,” Smith told reporters on Monday at [more]

Bobby Wagner returns to being “the guy” for the Seahawks

Linebacker Bobby Wagner is the only player from the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII championship team still playing for the team. “That definitely crosses your mind,” Wagner said Monday, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “But it’s an evolution. I always felt like I was going to be one of the ones, God willing, who [more]

Seahawks sign fourth-round pick Anthony Bradford

The Seahawks have signed fourth-round pick Anthony Bradford, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.Bradford, an offensive guard, is the seventh of 10 picks to sign. Cornerback Devon Witherspoon (first round), outside linebacker Derick Hall (second round) and running back Zach Charbonnet (second round) have yet to sign.The Seahawks previously signed first-round wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, fourth-round [more]

Artie Burns will re-sign with Seahawks

Free agent cornerback Artie Burns is re-signing with the Seahawks on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.Burns signed with the Seahawks as a free agent a year ago. He played only three games, seeing action on 16 defensive snaps and eight on special teams and did not record any statistics.Burns entered the league [more]

Seahawks sign LaTrell Bumphus

With OTAs beginning this week, Seattle has added another defensive lineman.The Seahawks signed undrafted free agent nose tackle LaTrell Bumphus, the team announced on Monday.Bumphus played his college ball at Tennessee, where he appeared in 55 career games with 24 starts. He recorded 66 total tackles with 12 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, a forced [more]

20 teams start OTAs today

The offseason program is a three-phase process. And Phase Three is the most important of all of them.That’s when Organized Team Activities happen, a fancy, verbose phrase for “practice.” They’re now commonly known as OTAs, still one syllable more than just saying “practice.”Twenty teams start OTAs on Monday, based on the calendar the NFL released [more]

Jaxon Smith-Njigba says his hamstring felt great at Seahawks’ rookie minicamp

Seahawks rookie wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba missed most of the 2022 season at Ohio State with a hamstring injury, but he said there are no lingering effects after practicing with the Seahawks’ other rookies at the weekend minicamp.“I feel great, feel 100 percent, ready to go, happy to be out here competing,” he said.Smith-Njigba acknowledged [more]

Seahawks announce signings of Mario Edwards, Forrest Merrill

The Seahawks announced a handful of roster moves on Monday.Last week brought reports that the team would sign veteran defensive end Mario Edwards and the Seahawks made the move official on Monday. They also signed defensive tackle Forrest Merrill.Edwards had three sacks and 11 quarterback hits for the Titans last season. He has 19.5 sacks [more]

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