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Pete Carroll updates status of his injured first rounders

Seattle had two first-round picks in 2023. Both showed up for rookie minicamp with hamstring issues from the offseason.On Thursday, coach Pete Carroll provided an update on the status of both cornerback Devon Witherspoon and receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba (pictured).“Jaxon, he’s a little bit ahead of Spoon in that he’s doing a little bit more now,” [more]

Abraham Lucas’ strength “almost all the way back” after shoulder surgery

Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen is recovering from knee surgery and he isn’t the only member of the team’s 2022 draft class who went in for an operation this offseason.Right tackle Abraham Lucas had shoulder surgery after the team’s season ended with a postseason loss to the 49ers and head coach Pete Carroll provided an update [more]

Pete Carroll: Seahawks will be “very aggressive” on kickoff returns

The latest change to the kickoff rule creates an incentive to make a fair catch of kickoffs fielded between the goal line and the 25. But the fair catch remains optional. Teams can still choose to execute a return.It sounds as if the Seahawks will.“We’re going to compete with it,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll told [more]

Tariq Woolen on track to return for training camp

Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen attended the team’s organized team activities Thursday, watching from the sideline while wearing a black sleeve on his right knee. Woolen underwent arthroscopic surgery two weeks ago to repair cartilage damage. He was injured during offseason workouts on the field between plays of a no-contract, no-pads drill.Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said [more]

Seahawks sign Benjie Franklin, Montrae Braswell

The Seahawks added depth to their secondary Thursday, announcing the signings of cornerbacks Benjie Franklin and Montrae Braswell.To make room on the 90-player roster, the Seahawks waived running back Chris Smith and waived/injured nose tackle LaTrell Bumphus.Braswell, an FCS All-American at Missouri State, was a standout cornerback and kick returner for the Bears. In 29 [more]

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]

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