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seahawks saturday injury report: seattle could also be without duane brown — and


bad kam chancellor news came earlier saturday, and the injury report didn't make seattle's situation any better.along with strong safety kam chancellor, who was ruled out on saturday with a neck injury, the seahawks will also be without left guard luke joeckel and strongside linebacker michael wilhoite for monday night’s game against atlanta.two other starters are listed as questionable — defensive tackle jarran reed and left tackle duane brown.however, the seahawks will get back tailback eddie lacy, who sat out against arizona with a groin injury suffered against washington. lacy will rejoin thomas rawls, j.d. mckissic and mike davis — signed this week off the practice squad — in the seahawks’ backfield. coach pete carroll, though, declined to say who will start.reed was able to practice






seahawks left tackle duane brown leaves game vs. cardinals with ankle injury


the seahawks' newly-acquired left tackle duane brown left thursday's game with an ankle injury.seahawks left tackle duane brown left thursday’s game vs. the cardinals after rolling his left ankle in the second quarter. brown appeared to twist his ankle under a cardinals defender, and limped off the field. he was replaced by matt tobin at the position.he later left the field with trainers and was ruled as questionable to return by the seahawks.seattle acquired brown, a three-time pro bowler, in a trade with the houston texans nearly two weeks ago. he played his first game with the hawks last weekend vs. washington.this post will update as we learn more






seahawks preparing matt tobin to start at left tackle monday against falcons — a


matt tobin is ready to make his first career nfl start at left tackle if duane brown can't go for the seahawks monday.as the seahawks began preparations on thursday for monday’s game against the atlanta falcons they did so with matt tobin as the starting left tackle.that might seem like a rather unfortunate turn of events given that just over two weeks ago the seahawks traded a 2019 second-round pick and a 2018 third-rounder to houston to get veteran duane brown with the hope that the three-time pro bowler could hold down that spot for the rest of the season.brown, though, is among seattle’s many walking wounded, suffering an ankle injury against arizona. the team considers him as a gametime decision for atlanta and it’s unclear if he will practice at all this week.tobin, meanwhile, has ne






analysis | a failing grade for special teams and ‘d’ for the offense doom seahaw


three missed field goals and an offensive line that was still shaky despite the addition of duane brown add up to a poor report card for the seahawks.here are the early grades on the seahawks’ surprising 17-14 loss to washington sunday.offensehopes that the addition of veteran duane brown would fix everything on the offensive line were halted as the line had one of its shakier afternoons. all five linemen drew at least one penalty in the first three quarters.statistically, the running game was about as good as any time all season. but much of that was due to the aggressiveness of russell wilson in the run game.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.wilson had 60 yards on eight attempts through the first three quarters to account for roughly half of the 116 rushing yards






seahawks happy to have ‘freakish athlete’ duane brown now anchoring left tackle


new seahawk left tackle duane brown said he hopes to end his career in seattle.on monday, shortly after the seahawks acquired duane brown from houston, seattle general manager john schneider talked of the stature that brown had earned among his peers during 10 years as one of the better left tackles in the nfl.“a lot of these guys know who he is,” schneider said then. “he’s one of those guys, it’s kind of like you saw with (the signing of veteran defensive end) dwight freeney coming in last week. it’s like ‘it’s dwight freeney!”wednesday, sitting again in a locker across the way from brown’s, seattle safety kam chancellor remembered a far earlier time when he was in awe of brown.the two played together at virginia tech for two seasons during which time brown not only was the team’s startin






seahawks add cb jeremy lane to injury report as questionable with a knee injury


the seahawks on saturday afternoon added cornerback jeremy lane to the injury report as questionable for sunday's game against the 49ers with a knee issue.the seahawks announced saturday afternoon announced that cornerback jeremy lane had been added to the injury report for sunday’s game against the 49ers as questionable with a knee issue.lane had not been previously mentioned on the injury report this week other than having missed wednesday for what was announced as non-injury related reasons.that indicates that something crept up with lane’s knee late in the week.seattle coach pete carroll is not available to the media after friday’s practice so it’s unclear how serious the injury is or if it could legitimately keep lane out of sunday’s game in santa clara.most read storiescyber sale! sa






seahawks wednesday injury report: eleven sit out


the seahawks had a lengthy list of players out wednesday but most figure to be able to play sunday in san francisco.with the rugged loss to atlanta less than 48 hours in the rearview mirror, the seahawks did not hold a full practice on wednesday, instead conducting a walk-through.but on their official injury report the seahawks estimated that 11 players would have sat out had the team held a full-scale practice.the list consisted of: ols oday aboushi (shoulder) and duane brown (ankle), receiver amara darboh (ankle), rb mike davis (groin), te jimmy graham (ankle), s kam chancellor (neck), cb shaquill griffin (concussion), linebackers bobby wagner (hamstring), michael wilhoite (calf) and d.j. alexander (shoulder) and cornerback jeremy lane (non-injury related).listed as a limited participant






seahawks trade with falcons, 49ers to move out of first round of 2017 nfl draft


for the second straight year the seahawks traded down in the first round from no. 26 to no. 31.for the second straight year, the seahawks entered the nfl draft holding the 26th overall pick.and for the second straight year the seahawks used that pick to move down and acquire more picks later.this year, though, seattle ended up moving completely out of the first round via trades with the atlanta falcons and then the san francisco 49ers.first, the seahawks dealt with the atlanta falcons, coached by former seattle defensive coordinator dan quinn, swapping first-round picks (seattle got atlanta’s at 31 in exchange for seattle’s at 26) with the seahawks then also getting atlanta’s third-round pick, no. 95, and the falcons’ seventh, no. 249 overall.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 f






seahawks land ot duane brown in trade with texans


seattle addressed its longstanding hole at left tackle by acquiring the three-time pro bowl pick        






seahawks open the lob-lite era on monday night football


the team will be without richard sherman and kam chancellor against the falcons, two players that have been near constants in the secondary since 2011.finally, some good news for the seahawks in a month that so far has brought almost nothing but dread — a loss by the los angeles rams in minnesota sunday.that dropped the rams to 7-3 and it means that if the seahawks can beat atlanta on monday night, seattle, which at the moment owns the tiebreaker on los angeles due to a win there last month, can again move into first place in the nfc west.therein lies the hard part.falcons @ seahawks, 5:30 p.m., ch. 7/espnthe seahawks will have to beat atlanta, and every other team remaining on its schedule, without cornerback richard sherman and probably without safety kam chancellor. most read storiesunl






watch: russell wilson literally pump fakes a falcons defender to the ground


russell wilson showed off his wizardry once again, sending a falcons defender to the ground from 10 yards away, picking up a remarkable first down along the way.you never know when russell wilson might whip out his football voodoo. he turned it up to 11 in the second half against the atlanta falcons.wilson, while leading the seahawks on a third-quarter scoring drive, needed 13 yards on third down to extend the drive and bring seattle within field goal range after a duane brown holding penalty.with no one open and the offensive line leaking, wilson rolled out and proceeded to deliver a pump fake so dirty it sent a falcons defender to the ground butt-first. wilson then outran another defender, dove and outstretched the football across the 30-yard line to pick a remarkable third-down conversi






seahawks thursday injury report: seven sit out, including kam chancellor who con


seven seahawks sat out of practice thursday.seven players were listed by the seahawks as not participating in practice on thursday including strong safety kam chancellor, who continues to be tested to determine the nature of a stinger he suffered last thursday at arizona.also sitting out were offensive linemen luke joeckel (knee) and duane brown (ankle), defensive tackle jarran reed (hamstring), linebacker michael wilhoite (calf), defensive end michael bennett (heel) and defensive end dwight freeney (non-injury related).listed as limited participants were tight end jimmy graham (knee), running back eddie lacy (groin) and safety earl thomas (hamstring).among those listed as full participants was quarterback russell wilson, listed as having a jaw injury which was suffered on the hit against






can the return of luke joeckel help juice up the seahawks’ running game?


former no. 2 overall draft pick luke joeckel will be back for the seahawks sunday against the 49ers.the seahawks’ attempt to get their struggling running game going sunday against one of the worst run defenses in the nfl will receive a hoped-for boost with the return of luke joeckel at left guard.joeckel missed the last five games after having cleanup surgery on his knee, which had been reconstructed following acl and pcl injuries last october while he was still with jacksonville.“i feel good,’’ joeckel said following friday’s practice, after which coach pete carroll said he would return to the starting lineup. “i’m 100 percent. i’m all in. ready to play. ready to play hard.’’joeckel’s return gives the seahawks a left side of the line carroll said he is excited to see in action, teaming wi






seahawks’ championship window wide open after trade for duane brown


the seahawks’ struggling offensive line could have kept them out of the super bowl for a third consecutive year despite a franchise quarterback and elite defense. kudos to gm john schneider for making a bold move to acquire the left tackle and keep their title hopes alive.duane brown, the seahawks’ new left tackle and their latest would-be offensive-line savior, resembles a big door with his 6-foot-4, 305-pound girth, as general manager john schneider recently noted. but the access device most relevant to the trade that has brought brown to seattle from the houston texans is not a door, but a metaphorical window. no question, the seahawks’ championship window remains open, wide enough to see the possibility of a third trip to the super bowl under this regime as a legitimate destination poi






seahawks trade with falcons, 49ers to move out of first round of 2017 nfl draft,


for the second straight year the seahawks traded down in the first round from no. 26 to no. 31.on the first day of the nfl draft, the seahawks made two trades and no picks, acquired three extra selections and kept richard sherman.to which seattle general manager john schneider said “sorry guys’’ to the assembled media after the first round was over, apologizing for what he sensed might have been disappointment in the fact that the team hadn’t actually added a new player to the roster.the two trades to move down and acquire more picks, though, sets up what could be a potentially transformative day for seattle as the draft resumes with rounds two and three friday at 4 p.m.seattle used trades with atlanta and the 49ers to acquire one extra second-round pick, one extra third-rounder and anothe






richard sherman exits seahawks’ game against arizona cardinals with injury


sherman fell down while covering a route and is doubtful to return with a heel injury.add one more to the deluge of injuries thursday night: richard sherman, who left the seahawks’ game against the cardinals after falling down while covering arizona receiver john brown.sherman laid on the turf and appeared to grab at his achilles, the nbc broadcast noting it had been bothering him. he limped off the field under his own power. when a trainer came to help him off, sherman shoved him out of the way.a replay appeared to show sherman mouthing “tore my achilles.” a later one appeared to show him telling quarterback russell wilson, “i’m out for the year.” he officially has a heel injury and is doubtful to return.the seahawks also temporarily lost cornerback shaquill griffin and quarterback russel






seahawks say cornerback jeremy lane will be welcomed back with open arms


jeremy lane was traded by the seahawks on monday but will return to practice on thursday after he failed a physical with houston. but seattle players and coaches say it'll be no big deal to have him back.the seahawks have had no manner of strange things happen the last few years.so maybe welcoming back a player a few days after he had been traded is par for the course.that’s mostly how seattle players and coaches talked on wednesday about the jeremy lane situation, anyway. as one that may have a few awkward moments but one that they expect will soon revert to business as usual.lane, a seahawk since 2012, thought his seattle days were over on monday night when he was traded by the seahawks to houston as part of the duane brown deal.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.b






seahawks thursday injury report: earl thomas again sits out but expected to play


earl thomas sat out practice again thursday but defensive coordinator kris richard said to expect him to play sunday against houston.seahawks free safety earl thomas missed a second straight day of practice thursday with a knee injury. but seahawks defensive coordinator kris richard said not to worry about thomas playing sunday against the houston texans.“no —- that’s et,’’ richard said when asked if there’s any concern thomas won’t play. “he’s going to be ready to roll.’’thomas missed three practices last week to return home for a personal issue but then played every snap of the 24-7 win over the giants. and despite having been on the injury report a few times this season thomas has played every snap of every game other than when he was taken out for much of the final series of the blowou






seahawks wednesday injury report: de dion jordan returns but ol ethan pocic adde


defensive end dion jordan returned to practice for the seahawks wednesday but starting guard ethan pocic sat out.the seahawks’ injury report for wednesday included one piece of good news — the return of defensive end dion jordan to limited status — and at least one new item that could be concerning, guard ethan pocic sitting out with an ankle issue.jordan has missed the last two games with a neck/stinger issue and coach pete carroll had been vague about his status when he met the media before practice on wednesday.but the fact that jordan was able to do anything is a positive sign as he attempts to return. and seattle will need all the defensive line help it can get going against jaguars team that boasts the no. 1 rushing attack in the nfl at 149.4 per game.also listed as limited was lineb






seahawks encouraged but miss defensive stars on critical plays in loss vs. falco


seattle played without richard shermand and kam chancellor, and the falcons took advantage in a 34-31 win that moved them back into playoff position.        






seahawks allow tds on three straight plays after bobby wagner leaves game with a


wagner left seattle's game vs. jacksonville with a hamstring injury in the third quarter, and was listed as questionable to return.update:things have gone from bad to worse for the seahawks defense, as k.j. wright has also been ruled out for the game with a concussion.bobby wagner’s defensive player of the year campaign just got a shot in the arm, and it happened with the seahawks’ middle linebacker sitting on the sidelines.wagner left seattle’s game vs. jacksonville with a hamstring injury in the third quarter, and is not expected to return, per the fox broadcast. wagner had been dealing with hamstring issues for a few weeks, and appeared to aggravate the injury sunday.[ live updates from seahawks-jags » ]here’s what the next three plays looked like without wagner manning the middle of se






seattle seahawks vs. san francisco 49ers: national media predictions


an injury-riddled seahawks team traveling to san francisco to face a 49ers squad coming off a win and a bye: could it spell trouble for seattle?all 10 panelists pick the seahawks straight up.brady henderson: seahawks 24, 49ers 18“the 49ers are catching the seahawks in a potentially vulnerable state, with injuries piling up in their secondary and elsewhere. also working against the seahawks is they’re playing on the road on a short week against a team coming off its bye. those factors should only keep the game closer than it otherwise would be.”nick wagoner: seahawks 17, 49ers 16“the 49ers haven’t defeated the seahawks since dec. 8, 2013, but the niners nearly got over the hump in the first meeting this season and now seem to be looking at their best chance to beat seattle in the past nine






seahawks make trade with new england for cornerback justin coleman


the seahawks have traded a late-round draft pick for cornerback justin coleman, according to espn.the seahawks have traded a late-round pick to new england for cornerback justin coleman, according to a report from espn.the 24-year-old coleman was part of the seahawks’ practice squad briefly in 2015 before signing with the patriots and playing in 20 games with three starts over the last two seasons.coleman has played extensively at nickelback for the seahawks and might be added depth at that spot after seattle on thursday lost deandre elliott to a broken ankle that likely will sideline him for the season. however, a report from michael lombardi stated the deal was in place before seattle’s final exhibition game against the raiders which would mean it was not a reaction to elliott’s injury.






monday’s nfl news might only make it harder for seahawks to pull off a trade to


the seahawks' options for trading for help on their offensive line appear to be dwindling.the nfl trade deadline is now just a little over a week away, arriving next tuesday (oct. 31) at 1 p.m. seattle time.the seahawks always try to be as active as possible if it makes sense, something general manager john schneider reiterated in his weekly interview on 710 espn seattle before sunday’s 24-7 win against the new york giants.“just continuously in talks with as many people as we possibly can be,’’ schneider said.the seahawks, in fact, have already tried to make moves to address the team’s most obvious need, the offensive line.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.as reported last week, the seahawks talked to buffalo about left tackle cordy glenn, houston about left tackle






seahawks monday injury report: bobby wagner could be a gametime decision against


the seahawks are hoping linebackers bobby wagner and k.j. wright can play sunday against the rams.the good news is that seahawks coach pete carroll is not ruling out that middle linebacker bobby wagner will be able to play in sunday’s pivotal game against the los angeles rams.that, at least, indicates that the hamstring injury that forced wagner to leave sunday’s 30-24 loss to jacksonville in the third quarter apparently isn’t overly serious.the bad news is that carroll also isn’t saying that wagner will be able to play sunday in what loom as seattle’s biggest game of the season. a win will put seattle in the driver’s seat for winning the nfc west while a loss might make it difficult to even get to the playoffs.wagner left sunday’s game after the second play of the third quarter, motioning






seahawks’ signing of ol luke joeckel now official as team continues talks with t


seattle's first signing of the free agent period, offensive lineman luke joeckel, became official saturday afternoon, as the team continues its pursuit of t.j. lang.while the seahawks officially announced the addition of one free agent offensive lineman saturday — luke joeckel — they appeared to take a big step closer to securing another offensive line free agent target, t.j. lang.lang, a 2016 pro bowl selection as a right guard with green bay, was reported to have had a “great” visit with the seahawks with a decision possibly coming as early as sunday, according to jordan schultz of the huffington post (seahawks’ fans also read optimistically into the fact that almost the minute that report was released, lang began following the seahawks’ official twitter account).proof that something was






seahawks thursday injury report: luke joeckel participates for a second straight


offensive lineman luke joeckel was a full participant in practice on thursday as he attempts to make it back after missing the last five games.luke joeckel appears halfway there toward returning to the seahawks’ lineup for sunday’s game at san francisco.joeckel has missed the last five games after having surgery to clean up his knee after having had reconstructive knee surgery in oct., 2016, while with the jacksonville jaguars.but he was able to practice on thursday for the seahawks, listed as a full participant for the second straight day.offensive line coach tom cable said on wednesday the seahawks would need to see joeckel practice — “really practice” — on thursday and friday before declaring that he could return.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeksjoeckel, who was






6 notes and thoughts from day 2 of seahawks’ rookie mini-camp


here are a bunch of other notes from the second day or the seahawks' rookie mini-camp saturday.here are six more notes and thoughts following day two of the seahawks’ rookie mini-camp saturday.— there was very little that appeared different in terms of personnel or alignment, which makes sense given such a short camp and seattle’s desire to start to get its draft picks and udfas comfortable in the spots where they will start their careers. one of the few things i noticed today was that seventh-round pick running back chris carson did not appear to be taking part in the 11-on-11 sessions probably due to an injury of some sort — there was no access to coaches so no details forthcoming. carson was in uniform so it didn’t appear serious, but something enough to keep him out for at least the da






seahawks re-sign fullback brandon cottom


the seahawks on wednesday re-signed fullback brandon cottom, who missed last season with an achilles injury.the seahawks have re-signed fullback brandon cottom, who has also been used as a tight end, according to a tweet from cottom.cottom, who played at purdue, first signed with the seahawks in 2015. he was on seattle’s practice squad at the end of the 2015 season and re-signed in 2016. used as both a fullback and tight end, he was moved full-time to fullback last training camp and appeared to be making a legit run at a roster spot when he suffered an achilles tendon injury and was placed on injured reserve.cottom then became an exclusive rights free agent following the 2016 season but was not tendered a contract by the team, becoming an unrestricted free agent.but now he’s back, one of t






three questions for the seahawks as the nfl draft nears: will seattle trade down


here are three questions for the seahawks as the nfl draft gets set to begin thursday with the first round.another nfl draft means another round of questions that have lingered for months will finally be answered.will the seahawks trade out of the first round, as they have done three of the past four seasons?will they use another team desiring a quarterback as an avenue for trading down, as they have done two of the past three years?and will they take an offensive lineman to shore up what is regarded as the weakest part of their team with their first pick — wherever it is — or dip into another position?most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.here’s a look at each of those questions as the clock ticks toward the seahawks’ pick at no. 26 in thursday’s first round.1, will th






fast facts: 49ers vs. seahawks


here are key facts you need to know when the 49ers (1-9) host the seattle seahawks (6-4) on sunday:site: levi’s stadiumkickoff: 1:05 p.m.tv: fox ch. 2 (kenny albert, ronde barber, kristina pink)radio: 680 am & 107.7 fm (ted robinson, tim ryan)three keys1. beathard’s encore: c.j. beathard earned himself a fifth straight start by accounting for three touchdowns and steadying the offense last game, a 31-21 win over the giants. with jimmy garoppolo waiting in the wings, beathard must stay focused to pull off what his four 49ers predecessors could not do, and that’s beat the seahawks the first time facing them. alex smith, colin kaepernick, blaine gabbert and brian hoyer all lost the first time they opposed the seahawks, albeit in seattle on each occasion.like our san francisco 49ers facebook p






seahawks re-sign linebacker kache palacio


the seahawks on monday re-signed linebacker kache palacio, who played at washington state university.the seahawks on monday added another linebacker, this one a familiar name, re-signing kache palacio, who played at washington state university and spent most of last season on seattle’s practice squad.palacio ended the season on seattle’s practice squad/injured reserve list. palacio was not immediately re-signed, as were most of the members of the practice squad, while he recovered from his injury (which was not disclosed).but now healthy, palacio has been re-signed in time for the beginning of the seahawks’ official off-season program on tuesday.the 6-1, 237-pounder was initially signed by the seahawks last august as a fullback then moved almost immediately to linebacker, playing both weak






seahawks kicker blair walsh handles postgame questions with patience and grace


blair walsh’s disposition didn’t reflect a man who might have had the most miserable day in the nfl this week. but it’s gotta be chewing him up — and you have to feel for him.he didn’t hide or avoid the questions or sulk in his own misery. he was patient and accommodating and a paragon of grace. blair walsh’s disposition didn’t reflect a man who might have had the most miserable day in the nfl this week. but it’s gotta be chewing him up — and you have to feel for him. actually, if you’re a seahawks fan, that’s probably the last thing you want to do right now. walsh missed all three of his field-goal attempts in seattle’s 17-14 loss to washington. he pulled the first one left from 44 yards in the first quarter, the second one left from 39 yards in the second quarter, and the third one left






report: seahawks to get visit from free agent de earl mitchell


the seahawks are expected to host free agent defensive lineman earl mitchell for a visit next week, according to a report from nfl.com.the seahawks are expected to get a visit next week from free agent defensive lineman earl mitchell, according to a report saturday from nfl.com’s mike garafolo.mitchell was cut by the dolphins on friday, meaning he can be signed immediately, in contrast to players whose contracts run out march 9 and then become unrestricted free agents.mitchell missed half the season last year with a calf injury suffered in the opening game of the against the seahawks in seattle and was due to make $4 million in 2017 in what would have been the final year of his contract with miami. he played in just 21 of a possible 32 regular season games the past two seasons.a 29-year-ol






report: seahawks to get visit from free agent defensive tackle earl mitchell


the seahawks are expected to host free agent defensive lineman earl mitchell for a visit next week, according to a report from nfl.com.the seahawks are expected to get a visit next week from free agent defensive tackle earl mitchell, according to a report saturday from nfl.com’s mike garafolo.mitchell was cut by the dolphins on friday, meaning he can be signed immediately, in contrast to players whose contracts run out march 9 and then become unrestricted free agents.mitchell missed half the season last year with a calf injury suffered in the opening game of the against the seahawks in seattle and was due to make $4 million in 2017 in what would have been the final year of his contract with miami. he played in just 21 of a possible 32 regular season games the past two seasons.a 29-year-old






seahawks q&a with bob condotta: how will seattle handle challenging road ahead?


how will the hawks handle this brutal stretch? what's the latest on the team's injury situation? and will kam chancellor play another snap in the nfl? join seahawks reporter bob condotta for a live chat tuesday at noon.despite all their injuries this season and virtually no running game to speak of, the seahawks are 7-4 and in position to make another playoff run. but it won’t be easy.seattle faces the eagles (10-1), jaguars (7-4) and rams (8-3) over the next three weeks — a stretch that will likely decide their playoff fate. and despite being on the outside, looking in at a crowded nfc playoff race, seattle still controls its own destiny in the nfc west — holding the tie-breaker against l.a., with one game yet to play.so how will the hawks handle this brutal stretch? what’s the latest on






atlanta falcons trade up to no. 26 and select olb takkarist mckinley of ucla


no. 26 atlanta falcons (via trade with seattle seahawks): takkarist mckinley, olb, uclaa junior college transfer, mckinley is an elite edge rusher with perhaps the fastest first step in this class. better at getting upfield than dropping back in coverage.quick take: falcons were looking for a bookend to vic beasley, and mckinley is a good fit. good enough for them to trade up.






keys to victory for seahawks against 49ers: stop the run, avoid mistakes and sta


seattle will try for a season sweep of san francisco. don’t let carlos run and hydeone of the biggest reasons the 49ers kept the first game between the two teams close — a 12-9 seattle victory sept. 17 in which the seahawks scored the winning touchdown with just 7:06 left — was the running of carlos hyde, who had 124 yards on 15 carries. that remains the most against the seahawks this season. hyde got most of that on runs of 61 and 27 yards, each of which set up field goals.those runs were emblematic of seattle’s struggles early in the season stopping the run. that hasn’t been an issue lately, though, as seattle has allowed just 2.46 yards per carry the last five weeks, best in the nfl. defensive end frank clark said this week the seahawks are eager to show the 49ers and hyde that they hav






george fant’s injury dampens seahawks’ preseason win


you rarely know how serious an injury is just after it occurs, but it’s not a good sign when the training staff blows up an air cast to help get the player off the field. so now the question is: what does fant’s knee injury mean for the offensive line?there was a spectacular catch by kasen williams, a marvelous performance from russell wilson, and a shutdown effort from the defense. but if seahawks fans are being honest with themselves, friday’s 20-13 preseason win over the vikings was more discouraging than it was encouraging — for one reason. with about nine minutes left in the second quarter, 10 seahawks walked back to the huddle while one lay on the ground. after center justin britt had fallen into him on a pass play, seattle left tackle george fant found himself writhing in pain upon






george fant’s injury dampens seahawks’ preseason win


you rarely know how serious an injury is just after it occurs, but it’s not a good sign when the training staff blows up an air cast to help get the player off the field. so now the question is: what does fant’s knee injury mean for the offensive line?there was a spectacular catch by kasen williams, a marvelous performance from russell wilson, and a shutdown effort from the defense. but if seahawks fans are being honest with themselves, friday’s 20-13 preseason win over the vikings was more discouraging than it was encouraging — for one reason. with about nine minutes left in the second quarter, 10 seahawks walked back to the huddle while one lay on the ground. after center justin britt had fallen into him on a pass play, seattle left tackle george fant found himself writhing in pain upon






branden albert reportedly leaves seattle without a deal after visiting seahawks


a report from the nfl network says branden albert left seattle without a deal after visiting the seahawks on monday.the seahawks’ dalliance with free agent offensive lineman branden albert is apparently over for now.the nfl network reported tuesday that albert left seattle without a deal from the seahawks after visiting on monday and will next visit the giants.the 32-year-old became a free agent when released by jacksonville in august.the seahawks were thought to be mostly “kicking the tires” on albert but they will likely be without starting left guard luke joeckel for their next game against the giants on oct. 22.






ryan's 2 td passes enough as falcons hold off seahawks 34-31


seattle — matt ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, adrian clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the atlanta falcons held off a late rally to beat the seattle seahawks 34-31 on monday night.atlanta stayed in the hunt for an nfc playoff spot thanks to its second straight victory and handed seattle a second consecutive home loss. ryan threw tds to mohamed sanu and levine toilolo, while tevin coleman added a 1-yard td run on atlanta's opening possession. but it was clayborn's fumble return that helped break the game open early in the second quarter and gave atlanta a 21-7 lead.seattle attempted a late rally down by 11 points. russell wilson hit doug baldwin on a 29-yard td with 3 minutes left, and seattle got in range for a long field goal attempt by blair walsh in the closing






report: seahawks bringing in free agent te jared cook for a visit


the seahawks are reportedly bringing in free agent tight end jared cook for a visit.having so far focused in free agency on the offensive line and running back, the seahawks are now setting their sights on the tight end position, with plans to bring in jared cook for a visit, according to a report from ian rapoport of the nfl network.seattle’s interest in cook obviously carries with it a lot of potential implications. luke willson is also an unrestricted free agent and remains unsigned, with seattle’s interest in cook obviously indicating it is exploring ways to ensure veteran depth if willson doesn’t return.maybe even more intriguing is that jimmy graham is entering the final year of his contract, due $10 million in 2017. seahawks gm john schneider said at the nfl combine last week that t






seahawks’ mailbag: will seattle re-sign fullback marcel reece?


examining whether the seahawks will bring back fullback marcel reece.marcel reece was on the seahawks’ roster for just four regular games and both playoff games last season.but his performance — especially his role as a lead blocker in the wild card win over detroit — really seems to have resonated because i’m not sure i have gotten more questions about anything this off-season than whether the seahawks will re-sign reece at some point.so i’m going to devote an entire mailbag post to that topic.q: will the seahawks re-sign fullback marcell reece?most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.a: it may be too early to tell.obviously, the seahawks have yet to do so as reece, who played at the university of washington in 2006-07, remains unsigned — by seattle or any of the other 31






vikings-falcons: linebacker eric kendricks active, atlanta down two cornerbacks


linebacker eric kendricks will play for the vikings against the falcons on sunday.kendricks, second on the defense playing 98 percent of snaps, was questionable due to a hip injury that kept him out of one practice this week. he will play after being limited on thursday and friday.right tackle mike remmers (low back) will miss his fourth straight game, and first since suffering a back injury during practice on wednesday. he was sidelined three games due to a concussion.vikings’ inactives:remmers, qb sloter, ot collins, dl johnson, wr coley, rb brown and de bower.the falcons will be without two top cornerbacks in desmond trufant (concussion) and brian poole (back).falcons’ inactives:wr williams, cb trufant, rb magee, cb poole, lb weatherspoon, ol harlow and ol pasztor.remmers still sideline






report: seahawks sign offensive lineman tyrus thompson in wake of injury to geor


the seahawks on sunday reportedly signed free agent tyrus thompson as depth at left tackle in the wake of a season-ending injury to george fant.the seahawks have reportedly made their first personnel move in the wake of a season-ending injury to left tackle george fant on friday, signing free agent tyrus thompson, according to a report from aaron wilson of the houston chronicle.the 6-5, 330-pound thompson started 26 games at left tackle at oklahoma before being taken in the fifth round of the 2015 draft by minnesota. thompson, though, did not stick with the vikings and has been with four other teams since, most recently with carolina, which waived him last week. he has yet to appear in an nfl regular season games.thompson was one of three offensive linemen the seahawks had in for visits th






fant's injury cast shadow over seahawks' win over vikings


seattle — just when the seattle seahawks were getting settled on its shaky offensive line, it's once again their biggest question with the regular season approaching.russell wilson looked just fine throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the seattle seahawks suffered a significant injury to left tackle george fant in their 20-13 victory over the minnesota vikings on friday night.fant suffered a torn acl in his right knee when he was injured midway through the second quarter. fant was rolled into by teammate justin britt and immediately fell to the turf in pain. the team training staff attended to fant on the field and placed an air splint around his lower right leg before he was taken away.seattle coach pete carroll said fant will need surgery and expected to be do






report: seahawks sign offensive lineman tyrus thompson in wake of injury to geor


the seahawks on sunday reportedly signed free agent tyrus thompson as depth at left tackle in the wake of a season-ending injury to george fant.the seahawks have reportedly made their first personnel move in the wake of a season-ending injury to left tackle george fant on friday, signing free agent tyrus thompson, according to a report from aaron wilson of the houston chronicle.the 6-5, 330-pound thompson started 26 games at left tackle at oklahoma before being taken in the fifth round of the 2015 draft by minnesota. thompson, though, did not stick with the vikings and has been with four other teams since, most recently with carolina, which waived him last week. he has yet to appear in an nfl regular season games.thompson was one of three offensive linemen the seahawks had in for visits th






john brown's 2 td catches lead cardinals past falcons 24-14


atlanta — john brown's recovery from a lingering quadriceps injury is not complete, as he says he's only about 80 percent healthy.tell that to atlanta's defensive backs.brown caught two touchdown passes to lead the arizona cardinals to a 24-14 preseason win over the atlanta falcons on saturday night in the debut of mercedes-benz stadium.brown showed off his speed when he caught a 28-yard scoring pass from carson palmer and a 21-yarder from drew stanton, each in the second quarter."i'm not 100 percent, but i'm feeling way better than i did during training camp," brown said.there are ongoing issues with the stadium's complicated retractable roof, which is expected to remain closed indefinitely. there were no glitches in the stadium's other bragging points, including a big halo video board.br






seahawks thursday injury report: safety earl thomas added to list of those sitti


safety earl thomas sat out thursday's practice for the seahawks with what was listed as a heel injury.ten seahawks sat out practice on thursday including one notable new name not listed earlier in the week — free safety earl thomas.thomas sat out with what the team listed as a heel injury. thomas was a full participant on wednesday so this appears to be a new injury of some sort (thomas missed two games earlier this season with a hamstring injury).coach pete carroll does not speak to the media on thursdays so it’s unclear the nature and severity of the injury. but obviously if thomas couldn’t play it would be a big blow to a secondary already without cornerback richard sherman and strong safety kam chancellor for the rest of the season as the seahawks now prepare to host the 10-1 eagles su