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Seahawks release DE Smith in surprise move

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said "some personal reasons" factored into Friday's surprising release of defensive end Marcus Smith. The team also made official its deal with outside linebacker/pass-rusher Erik Walden.

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Seahawks cut former first-round pick Marcus Smith

Marcus Smith has not seen his NFL career take off since he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round back in 2014, and the tough road will continue for him this offseason.On Friday, the Seattle Seahawks announced that they have released Smith. The linebacker signed with Seattle last season after being waived by the Eagles and appeared in 14 games, recording 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He missed some practice time recently for what Pete Carroll described as personal...

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Mookie Alexander

Seahawks terminate Marcus Smith’s contract

In a somewhat unexpected move, the Seattle Seahawks are moving on from Marcus Smith II.

It was confirmed on Friday that the team has terminated Smith’s contract, which was a one-year, $1.425 million deal. Smith had been absent from recent practices while dealing with an unspecified personal issue.

Smith had 2.5 sacks, two fumbles forced, and a pass defensed in what amounted to spot duty on the Seahawks’ defensive line rotation last season. When he was re-signed this offseason, it was...

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Kenneth Arthur

Seahawks have tough decisions to make at cornerback

The Seattle Seahawks recently worked out veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, but suddenly that group looks quite crowded. The Seahawks could still sign Rodgers-Cromartie, indicating that they still feel uneasy about the starting outside corner position opposite of Shaquill Griffin, but they seem to have a number of options that they’re running through at the moment.

Based on recent history, Pete Carroll is likely to keep five cornerbacks. Griffin and Justin Coleman aren’t...

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Matty. F. Brown

Film breakdown: Brian Schottenheimer’s High-Tech Passing Offense

Preseason scheme is dull, plain and mundane. It’s designed to get players familiar with the core principles, to get rookies familiar with NFL speed and to evaluate those on the roster bubble.

That said, there are a few schematic elements that can be noted from this frustrating version of football. This is especially true with a new playcaller, and Seattle has two.

Today we shall study the hints Brian Schottenheimer’s calls provided. The “High-Tech Offense” comments from the team...

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Brendan O'Leary

Century Links 8/17: What to do with Earl Thomas

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The Seahawks Are Underestimating Earl Thomas And How Long Great Safeties Play
Earl Thomas is the most accomplished safety in the NFL, is still younger than most other elite safeties, and is paid less than them. A look at the numbers suggests he's not just great — he's historically great. And history suggests he has several years of greatness left.

Seahawks “Really Impressed” With Guard D.J. Fluker
The Seahawks hope D.J. Fluker's size and attitude can help improve the running game...

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Brandon Marshall continues to draw praise from Seahawks staff

Brandon Marshall has played twelve seasons in the National Football League, exceeded 100 catches six times, made the Pro Bowl six times, earned first-team All-Pro honors once, and second-team All-Pro just three years ago. If he wasn’t stuck with the likes of Kyle Orton, Matt Moore, and Ryan Fitzpatrick throughout his career, there would be strong arguments for him to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

At 34 years old and coming off an injury-shortened, drop-filled 2017 season with the...

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Brandon Marshall's chances to make Seattle's final roster improving

Brandon Marshall’s played with more quarterbacks than most wide receivers of his caliber have, having now been on six teams. He’s not a lock to catch passes from Russell Wilson this season, but the 34-year-old wideout’s chances of making the Seahawks’ 53-man roster may be improving. Marshall and Wilson have developed a solid rapport over the past two weeks, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN.com. Marshall was only given $90K guaranteed and missed minicamp because of a hamstring...

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Seahawks won’t negotiate with Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas' return to the Seahawks will have to be on his current contract, because the team has no intention of relenting in this standoff. The Seahawks have no plans to discuss a new deal with Thomas, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. No negotiations are taking place, either, Condotta added. Head coach Pete Carroll said he has not talked to his top safety this week.Thomas has been away from the team throughout 2018, and the Seahawks don’t intend to allow him to return...

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Seahawks Training Camp 2018: News and notes from day 14

The Seattle Seahawks completed training camp on Thursday, wrapping up the 14th and final day. The team will have a walk-through on Friday before flying to L.A. for Saturday’s game against the Chargers.

Despite a reported addition on Wednesday, there were no transactions made official on Thursday. If/when Erik Walden’s signing is made official, the Seahawks will need to make a corresponding move to make room on the 90-man roster.

With the second game of Seattle’s preseason just a few...

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Kenneth Arthur

C.J. Prosise a full-go at practice, looks to play a lot on Saturday

C.J. Prosise’s football career has unfortunately been marred by injuries and that continued last week when he was held out of the Seahawks first preseason game of 2018 with a hip issue. However, Prosise was a full go at practice on Thursday and he figures to get a heavy workload on Saturday against the LA Chargers.

CJ Prosise looks full go today. Should get lots of PT Saturday.

— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 16, 2018

With rookie Rashaad Penny recovering from a broken finger, the...

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Kenneth Arthur

A look at Seattle’s recent draft classes and their expected 2018 contributions

It’s hard to talk to the pessimistic Seahawks fan without soon getting to the part where they “suck at drafting.” After the pessimistic Seahawks fan first sets aside the historic 2010-2012 draft classes as “lucky,” they get into the glaring holes in the 2013-2015, outside of Justin Britt, Frank Clark, Tyler Lockett, Paul Richardson, and Luke Willson. (Plus trades for Percy Harvin and Jimmy Graham, which at the very least help give context to Seattle not having first round picks in...

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Sean Clement

A treatise on the punter’s contributions to the defense

Late in the spring, as the realities of off season hit, I started a project. The goal was to either find a useful metric to rank punters or find a means of quantifying their contributions to the defense. This article is a continuation of that pursuit. The original attempt was very much a work in progress, now this is an attempt to reduce some of the limitations and explore the assumptions of earlier analysis.

Adjusting points scored per game

One of the first problems that arose from the...

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Brendan O'Leary

Century Links 8/16: Carson Looking to Capitalize on Penny’s Absence

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Podcast Player - Russell Wilson on playing under a new offensive coordinator and staying sharp in year 7

Art Thiel: Seahawks new right guard is large and in charge | HeraldNet.com
D.J. Fluker, at 340 lbs, gives Seattle exactly what it wants to implement a power run game.

Je'Ron Hamm claimed waivers Chargers Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks tight end Je'Ron Hamm claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Chargers.

Seahawks Backup Running Back To Miss Preseason Games
The Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny...

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Brandon Marshall's growing connection with Russell Wilson a good sign

The Seahawks signed six-time Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall for a bargain price, but the veteran could be catching on in Seattle.

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Seahawks sign veteran linebacker Erik Walden

The Seattle Seahawks will take any pass-rushing depth they can get, and it looks as if they’ve made the decision to sign linebacker and edge rusher Erik Walden, best known for his time with the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts.

Seahawks reached agreement with former Colts’ LB Erik Walden, per the Katz Brothers.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 15, 2018

Walden, who turns 33 next Tuesday, most recently played for the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 season, racking up four...

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Seahawks Training Camp 2018: News and notes from day 13

With just one day remaining until the Seattle Seahawks break training camp for 2018, they were dealt an unexpected blow. On Tuesday evening, news of Rashaad Penny’s injury broke.

The rookie running back is set to miss 3-4 weeks as he recovers from surgery on his finger, putting his return right up against the start of the regular season. Pete Carroll, speaking after practice on Wednesday, said Penny’s surgery went well and that he expects him to be ready for Week 1.

As practice was...

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Seahawks reach deal with linebacker Walden

The Seahawks added pass-rush help on Wednesday, agreeing to a contract with free-agent linebacker Erik Walden.

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Seahawks sign LB Erik Walden

The Seahawks have signed linebacker Erik Walden, according to an announcement from his agents. Walden, who is perhaps best known for his time with the Colts, spent last season with the Titans. Walden has managed to put together ten-year NFL career despite being selected in the sixth round of the 2008 draft. After serving as a starter with the Colts for four seasons (including a 2016 campaign where he compiled 11 sacks), the 32-year-old (33 later this month) spent last season as a backup...

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Seahawks sign veteran LB Erik Walden

In an attempt to improve their pass rush, the Seattle Seahawks have added a former Super Bowl champion to the mix.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Seattle has signed 10-year veteran linebacker Erik Walden. Walden had taken a visit with the Seahawks earlier this month. It appears that Pete Carroll and Co. liked what they saw.A former undrafted free agent from Middle Tennessee State, Walden has carved out a nice little career for himself as a pass-rush specialist.Two seasons ago with the...

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