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Seahawks waive Darrell Daniels, promote Branden Jackson from practice squad

The Seattle Seahawks promoted defensive end Branden Jackson from the practice squad and waived tight end Darrell Daniels on Tuesday. Jackson appeared in 12 games for Seattle last season and re-signed to the team’s practice squad after being waived during final roster cuts earlier this month. Head coach Pete Carroll said he was uncertain of [more]

Tuesday’s #PFTPM has Travis Kelce, Shaquem Griffin

Tuesdays have become the best days during the week to get a little time with players, who typically are on their days off. This Tuesday, the #PFTPM podcast managed to finagle 15 minutes each with a pair of prominent NFL players. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin joined the program, and [more]

Flopping invades football

The NFL’s obsession (potentially temporary) with roughing the passer invites a new dynamic: Quarterbacks engaging in soccer-style flops in order to draw fouls when otherwise a foul wouldn’t be called. It happened on Monday night when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger collapsed like a Jenga tower in a wind tunnel after being tapped on the head [more]

Tyrone Crawford says NFL asking defenders to go against instincts

FOX analyst Troy Aikman didn’t like the roughing penalty referee Carl Cheffers called on Tyrone Crawford on Sunday. The Cowboys defensive lineman didn’t like it either. “It’s the way the rules are now, and if we’ve got to figure it out, then we’ve got to figure it out,” Crawford said Tuesday. “I do feel like [more]

PFT Live’s Tuesday draft focuses on team drama

Drama has become the buzzword through three weeks of the NFL season. And so Tuesday’s PFT Live draft focused on picking the places with the most drama. Peter King and I, in a draft that was free from much drama itself, picks three teams each that current have the most drama. Check out the segment, [more]

Pete Carroll says there are consequences for Earl Thomas skipping practices

Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas fully expected to get fined by his team following Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys after skipping a pair of practices last week in hopes of preserving his health while seeking a new contract. While head coach Pete Carroll didn’t directly say such a penalty will be enforced against Thomas, he [more]

Chuck Arnold replacing Peter McLoughlin as Seahawks team president

The Seahawks made a significant change to the structure of their business operations on Monday as the team replaced Peter McLoughlin as team president with previous team Chief Operating Officer Chuck Arnold. Burt Kolde, vice-chairman of the Seahawks and Vulcan Inc., said the restructuring was precipitated by McLoughlin’s contract nearing its conclusion. McLoughlin (right in [more]

Andy Reid doesn’t see Chiefs making a trade, even for Earl Thomas

The Chiefs may or may not have interest in trading for Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. Coach Andy Reid isn’t saying one way or the other, though he indicated that the Chiefs are not in the trade market in general. “Right now, we don’t have anything,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “That’s now where [more]

Richard Sherman’s calf injury could be costly

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman‘s calf injury could cost him millions. Under the one-year contract that Sherman negotiated on his own, missing “a few weeks” due to the leg injury likely means missing out on significant incentive payments. For starters, the injury will jeopardize a $1 million payment based on participating in 90 percent of the [more]

Earl Thomas expects fine for missing practices

Before Sunday’s games got underway, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported that the Seahawks are considering a significant fine for safety Earl Thomas after Thomas missed a pair of practices last week. Head coach Pete Carroll didn’t confirm or deny anything on that front after his team beat the Cowboys, but Thomas said he believes the [more]

Jerry Jones strongly disagrees with roughing penalty on Tyrone Crawford

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has served on the league’s competition committee. His son, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, does now. It sounds like Jerry Jones hopes Stephen Jones and the rest of the competition committee do something to curb the roughing the passer penalties for next season. Jerry Jones strongly disagreed with a roughing [more]

Sean Lee doesn’t sound optimistic about hamstring

The Cowboys added injury to insult when starting weakside linebacker Sean Lee aggravated his hamstring in the loss to the Seahawks. Lee, who has a history of hamstring injuries, did not sound optimistic afterward. “Felt something, some tightness,” Lee said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “Hopefully it will be a quick turnaround. [more]

Earl Thomas: Cowboys coaches asked me if I’m ready for a trade tomorrow

Seattle safety Earl Thomas, who has been the subject of trade talks between the Seahawks and Cowboys, claims that before today’s game, Cowboys coaches approached him and asked if he was ready to get traded. Asked if today’s game could have been his last as a Seahawk, Thomas said it’s possible. “Yeah, of course, I [more]

Earl Thomas gets two picks in Seattle’s 24-13 win over Cowboys

The Cowboys probably wish Earl Thomas hadn’t played. Or that the Seahawks had accepted their offer of a second-round draft pick for him. Thomas punctuated his second interception by bowing to the Cowboys’ sideline, effectively ending any comeback hopes for Dallas. The Seahawks won 24-13, their first victory of the season. The Cowboys had driven [more]

Seahawks score early in fourth quarter to go up 24-6

The Seahawks have beaten the Cowboys in every phase. It’s evident on the scoreboard. Seattle scored on a 5-yard Chris Carson run only 2:06 into the fourth quarter all but icing its first victory of the season. The Seahawks lead 24-6 and since the Cowboys have only 154 total yards, it seems unlikely they have [more]

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