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Browns’ J.T. Hassell hopes to follow in Shaquem Griffin’s footsteps

Browns safety J.T. Hassell is a long shot to make the Browns’ roster, as an undrafted safety out of Florida Tech. But he’s used to people doubting him. Hassell was born with only two fingers on his left hand, and until last season many people would have assumed a person with that kind of disability [more]

Seahawks players off, but in “extraordinarily competitive time”

Since players around the league have roughly the next six weeks off, there’s only so much coaches can expect of them. Mostly, it’s a quick prayer that they don’t get arrested, or as Andy Reid said: “Don’t come back on crutches.” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll looks at it differently. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma [more]

Pete Carroll is very happy with his offensive line

The Seahawks achieved plenty of success with a questionable offensive line. They now have a solid offensive line, one that is gradually improving. And coach Pete Carroll is feeling very good about the offensive line for 2019, based on offseason workouts. “I feel, after seeing Mike Iupati come in and fill a spot that was [more]

Shaquem Griffin relishing chance to pass rush more for Seahawks

After a rocky rookie season, the Seahawks are hoping to get more out of Shaquem Griffin in his second year by putting him back in a role he’s extremely comfortable with. Griffin has been deployed more as a pass rusher for the Seahawks this offseason, which returns him to the role he played during the [more]

Seahawks expect Will Dissly to return for training camp

Seahawks tight end Will Dissly‘s rehab from a season-ending knee injury is progressing nicely. “We think he will be ready for camp,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. Carroll said the team will decide in late July whether that means practice Day One for Dissly or a week or [more]

Russell Wilson: DK Metcalf is “looking really, really special”

The Seahawks may have gotten in 2019 a steal on par with the steal they got in 2012. Seven years after landing quarterback Russell Wilson in round three (the Jaguars took a punter with Wilson still on the board), the Seahawks traded up to the bottom of round two to grab receiver DK Metcalf. Wilson [more]

Bradley McDougald played with partially torn patellar tendon

Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald has no doubt he will be on the field for the start of training capm after offseason knee surgery. “Yeah, for sure,” McDougald said, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. McDougald revealed Wednesday he partially tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in Week Eight. He tried [more]

Pete Carroll expects Mychal Kendricks to be available to play this season

While the legal status of linebacker Mychal Kendricks remains unknown, the Seahawks are moving forward on the assumption he’ll be able to play for them this season. Kendricks is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to insider trading charges last September. However, multiple sentencing dates have been postponed in recent months. His latest hearing was initial [more]

Ziggy Ansah making progress, won’t practice until after start of training camp

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that defensive end Ziggy Ansah will not take part in practice until after the start of training camp. However, he is taking part in team walkthroughs as he continues to rehab his injured shoulder. “He’s in the walkthroughs and stuff, today he was, so he’s able to get [more]

Pete Carroll: Shaquem Griffin is “more comfortable” this year

Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin had limited contributions as a rookie in 2018. The Seahawks expect him to do more this year. “[I]t’s been really a good deal for him,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday regarding Griffin’s offseason program. “He’s just more comfortable out there. . . . [H]e’s had a very, very good [more]

Looking at coaching decisions that backfired

Raptors coach Nick Nurse made a not-so-swift decision on Monday night, taking a time out at a time when Toronto had Golden State on the ropes, and was ready to punch the Warriors through. And so that sparked an idea for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft: NFL coaching decisions that backfired. Simms made some decisions that [more]

Who are the best scrambling quarterbacks in the NFL?

Plenty of modern NFL quarterbacks have plenty of mobility. Monday’s PFT Live took a look at the best quarterbacks from the perspective of scrambling ability. Specifically, we drafted the best scrambling quarterbacks. The term has plenty of wiggle room, apparently. Scrambling isn’t running. It’s running when the play as designed comes apart, and the quarterback [more]

Brian Schottenheimer: Jacob Hollister’s been a “terrific acquisition”

The Patriots have said goodbye to a few tight ends this offseason and Jacob Hollister‘s departure didn’t draw the most headlines, but he may be in position to have a pretty big impact on the 2019 season for the Seahawks. Seattle sent a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick to the Patriots in order to acquire Hollister, [more]

Seahawks sign Cody Barton, wrap draft class

Another NFC West team has wrapped up its draft class contract business today. According to a tweet from his agent, the Seahawks have signed third-round pick Cody Barton. The linebacker from Utah was their final remaining unsigned pick. Considering they had 11, that’s no mean feat, but they now have all their paperwork taken care [more]

Kony Ealy, Christine Michael among ex-NFLers taking part in XFL workout

Earlier this week, we shared word that former Steelers quarterback Landry Jones would be taking part in an XFL “summer showcase” workout that the forthcoming league is using to assess potential players for their eight teams. That showcase is taking place in Arlington, Texas and Jones is far from the only player with NFL experience [more]

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