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Posted on: June 22, 2010 9:11 am
Edited on: June 22, 2010 9:13 am
 

Vincent Jackson to the Seahawks?

NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said yesterday on NFL Total Access that if the Chargers try to trade disgruntled receiver Vincent Jackson, the Seattle Seahawks could be involved. Every wide receiver rumor seems to be linked to the Seahawks this year. The team is plenty deep at wideout after drafting Notre Dame’s Golden Tate in Round Two, but the only surefire starter at the position is T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

Jackson is expected to sit out the first 10 games of 2010. Chargers GM A.J. Smith has already reduced Jackson’s RFA tender to 110 percent of his ’09 base pay. The Chargers have decent depth at wide receiver, though it’s not the kind of depth that could compensate for Jackson’s absence in the long haul. Backups Legedu Naanee, Josh Reed and oft-injured Buster Davis are more possession-type targets who do not have Jackson’s 6’5” size or vertical field-stretching prowess.


--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: June 18, 2010 4:50 pm
 

Reggie Williams's Career Likely Over

Reggie Williams’s return to his hometown to play football was short-lived. The Seattle Seahawks released the former Jaguar receiver today. Williams, a top-10-pick-turned bust, had maturity issues early in his career, off-field issues a little later in his career and, ostensibly, performance issues late in his career (as in he hasn’t performed well enough to stay on in Seattle).

Williams was a long shot in Seattle anyway. The Seahawks are set with T.J. Houshmandzadeh as the No. 1 and have Deon Butler, Golden Tate and Deion Branch competing for the No. 2, 3 and 4 positions. Veteran Sean Morey would be a solid No. 5, as would Ben Obomanu. Plus, there’s prolific former Oregon State receiver Mike Hass and ex-Packer Ruvell Martin. So really, the Seahawks just saved Reggie Williams some time.

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 18, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Tryout player looks to make Seahawks roster

Since I love the Daily Show, I got a kick out of watching this video , featuring former correspondent Rob Riggle trying out with the Seahawks.

The funniest scene, during the middle of practice.

Riggle: “The coaches … looked at me like, 'I think you might have a place on this team.'"

(Off camera, somebody asks): “He said, 'Take a break,' right? Because you were intimidated?”

Riggle (shrugging his shoulders): I’m the only guy that’s gotten to take a break. I think that speaks volumes.”


Can you guess what number jersey Riggle was wearing?


--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Edited on: June 18, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Lynch misses more practice

Marshawn Lynch must be a really good friend. But he sounds like a crappy teammate – and maybe a pretty decent job prospector.

According to the Twitter feed of ESPN’s Adam Schefter , Lynch missed today’s Buffalo OTA session to fly to Dallas to be a groomsman at the wedding of RB Justin Forsett, a teammate of Lynch’s from Cal.

Lynch missed most of Buffalo’s offseason workouts – and didn’t actually meet Bills coach Chan Gailey until this week – and when he reported to the team, he said he had been simply kicking back at home .

We’ll have to see how Gailey and his teammates respond to his absence; it should be noted that Seattle is rumored to have an interest in obtaining the services of Lynch – who is no better than third on the Bills depth chart at this point. And Forsett, of course, plays for the Seahawks.



--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 17, 2010 10:47 pm
 

Movement on the Atogwe front

For much of the offseason, much has been made about the saga of free agent S O.J. Atogwe, who was released by the St. Louis Rams after they offered him a $5 million pay cut and he declined to sign. He’s also kind of a big deal, because Atogwe is the most high-profile free agent on the market. 

After a few weeks of almost no movement, The NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reported that the Seahawks finally are showing some interest in him. Atogwe was made the Rams franchise player last season, and although he’s coming off shoulder surgery, he’ll be 29 next week and has accumulated 18 interceptions in the past four seasons. In other words, he's a good, good player.

The problem, of course, is that what team would want to sign him to a long-term deal when there’s so much uncertainty about the 2011 season? The Rams also are going through an ownership change, which certainly isn’t helping matters.


--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 9:49 pm
 

LenDale White on Pot, Pete Carroll

LenDale White admits he smokes marijuana. You know, the drug that can make a person lazy and slow? White was recently cut from the Seattle Seahawks after reportedly failing a drug test. In his first interview since then, he said, “I did it, so it is my fault. I smoked marijuana; that is all I have ever done. That’s all I do, that’s it. I smoke. I don’t care about any other drugs, but it’s marijuana. … But I have changed. I am a good man. Unfortunately the stuff that I did in my recent past caught up to me in the present and it’s affecting my future.’’

White said he was not given a reson for his release. When asked about Pete Carroll, he replied, "Pete Carroll? The same Pete Carroll who ran out on ’SC? I have no comment on Pete. I better wait ’til I’m on a team one day before I say anything.’’


White doesn’t have the burst or speed to be an everydown back, but he could be of interest to a team looking for a good goal-line runner. He scored seven touchdowns in 2007 and 15 touchdowns in 2008.

Posted on: June 16, 2010 9:46 pm
 

LenDale White on Pot Use and Immediate Future

LenDale White admits he smokes marijuana. You know, the drug that can make a person lazy and slow? White was recently cut from the Seattle Seahawks after reportedly failing a drug test. In his first interview since then, he said, “I did it, so it is my fault. I smoked marijuana; that is all I have ever done. That’s all I do, that’s it. I smoke. I don’t care about any other drugs, but it’s marijuana. … But I have changed. I am a good man. Unfortunately the stuff that I did in my recent past caught up to me in the present and it’s affecting my future.’’

White doesn’t have the burst or speed to be an everydown back, but he could be of interest to a team looking for a good goal-line runner. He scored seven touchdowns in 2007 and 15 touchdowns in 2008.

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 16, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Pete Carroll Talks USC, Says Nothing

Pete Carroll has drawn heavy criticism for getting out of Dodge City, errr….Dodger City (ha!) just in time to avoid the brutal penalties handed down to USC for NCAA violations. Today, Carroll, through the Seattle Seahawks released this statement in regards to the mess:

"Let me say this very clearly, and I said it before so that you know. The head coach is responsible. I’m not ever trying to say anything but that. The head coach is responsible for what goes on. We just weren’t aware of this situation and we couldn’t do anything about it because we didn’t know. Unfortunately, it’s a difficult situation that the NCAA decided on early and figured out how they were going to go on it and they stayed with that -- stayed the course. So it’s unfortunate."

If you’re wondering where the substance or true accountability is in this statement, you’re not alone.

--Andy Benoit

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