GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks were routinely Super Bowl contenders just a few years ago thanks in large part to their dominant defense.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When safety Marquise Blair was drafted in the second round by the Seattle Seahawks, he brought with him to the NFL the reputation as a big hitter.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Of all the characters to make their way through Seattle in the past decade, none seemed to personify what coach Pete Carroll was seeking more than Doug Baldwin and Kam...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired Torrian Gray as its cornerbacks coach, bringing him back to Gainesville to replace Charlton Warren.
Warren left the Gators to take a similar position at rival Georgia.
Gray, who has 19 years of coaching experience, worked at Florida during the 2016 season. He spent the last two years with the NFL's Washington Redskins before being fired in January.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For whatever reason, playing in Arizona has become a drama-filled trip for the Seattle Seahawks.
The latest chapter came Sunday when Earl Thomas broke his leg in a 20-17 win.
Seattle's star free safety fractured the tibia in his left leg in a collision with Arizona wide receiver Chad Williams with nine minutes to play. It was nearly an identical injury to the one Thomas sustained in 2016 when he collided with teammate Kam Chancellor in a game against the Carolina Panthers.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Stuck at home while out with a groin injury, Bobby Wagner met up with former Seattle teammates Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril to watch the Seahawks' game in Chicago.
Sitting there as his team lost wasn't very enjoyable for Wagner.
"I'm definitely a guy who yells at the TV. I'm calling out plays and think they're going to hear you," Wagner said Thursday.
DENVER (AP) — Earl Thomas didn't miss a beat after missing the entire offseason. Just have to get the rest of the secondary on the same wavelength.
DENVER (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks' "Legion of Boom" blew up with Kam Chancellor's neck injury and Richard Sherman's exit. The Denver Broncos' "No Fly Zone" was grounded by Aqib Talib's trade and T.J. Ward's departure.
Not so fast, insist the holdovers.
These two teams may not have the star power in their respective secondaries that they've boasted in years past, but they still have formidable, youth-infused defensive backfields expected to play leading roles in 2018.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It's finally game week and Earl Thomas' contentious holdout from the Seattle Seahawks continued on Monday, meaning the questions about their mostly unproven secondary remain the same on the cusp of the regular season beginning.
The position group that's been the most recognizable on the Seahawks' roster will be markedly different when they take the field in Denver on Sunday.
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New faces: RB Rashaad Penny, OL D.J. Fluker, WR Jaron Brown, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Ed Dickson, TE Will Dissly, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Rasheem Green, QB Brett Hundley, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Key losses: TE Jimmy Graham, WR Paul Richardson, RB Eddie Lacy, DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril, SS Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — As the Seahawks try to keep their defense playing at its traditionally high level despite the absence of five former Pro Bowl selections, a pair of veteran additions from Minnesota along the defensive line could help steady the ship.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp.
The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason Garrett's staff after the Cowboys missed the playoffs for the fifth time in seven full seasons under their coach.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks released defensive lineman Malik McDowell at the start of training camp Thursday.
The 2017 second-round pick never played a down for the team following an ATV accident.
Cornerback DeAndre Elliott were also released ahead of Seattle's first practice.
McDowell was released with a non-football injury designation, while Elliott failed his physical.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was "time for the next chapter."
Chancellor had been awaiting further clarity on his neck, which he injured in a game against the Arizona Cardinals in November. In a posting on his Twitter account Sunday night, Chancellor said his latest scans "showed no healing."
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks added depth at both wide receiver and in the secondary by signing wide receiver Jaron Brown and safety Maurice Alexander.
Seattle announced both of the signings on Saturday. Brown spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, while Alexander is joining the Seahawks after parts of four seasons with the Rams.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are retaining one of their key defensive backs by signing safety Bradley McDougald to a three-year contract.
Bringing back McDougald was important for the Seahawks after he showed his value last season with his ability to fill in at both strong safety and free safety. McDougald was able to fill in for Earl Thomas when he was injured and took over for Kam Chancellor after he was lost for the season to a neck injury.
The list of players sitting out this weekend's conference championships is almost as impressive as the starting lineups: Julian Edelman. Carson Wentz. Dalvin Cook. Dont'a Hightower. Allen Robinson. Sam Bradford.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner practiced on Friday and will play when the Seattle Seahawks face the Dallas Cowboys despite a lingering hamstring problem.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wagner is ahead of where he was last week when he did not practice at all and was a game-time decision against the Rams.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed safety Kam Chancellor on injured reserve, waived guard Mark Glowinski, and promoted linebacker Kache Palacio and cornerback Mike Tyson from the practice squad Saturday.
Chancellor wasn't expected to play again this season due to a neck injury sustained against the Arizona Cardinals in November. He had remained on the roster for weeks for salary cap purposes.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it became clear Bradley McDougald was going to be the Seattle Seahawks' starting strong safety the rest of the season, he immediately started figuring out ways to pick up whatever tips and suggestions he could from Kam Chancellor.
The same is true of rookie cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who's been asked to take on more responsibility since the loss of Richard Sherman.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The good news for the Seattle Seahawks is that no one on their defense was suspended for the chaos that ensued at the conclusion of their trip to Jacksonville.
They still could be significantly undermanned heading into the most important game of the regular season to date.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Kam Chancellor is done for this season. Whether the standout strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks plays again is unknown.
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Chancellor would miss the rest of the season due to the neck injury he suffered earlier this month, but would not speculate about Chancellor's future.
All Carroll would say for now is that Chancellor does not need surgery and any decision on his future is up to the player.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have a lot bigger worries than wondering if the San Francisco 49ers are ready to make a quarterback switch to Jimmy Garoppolo.
SEATTLE (AP) — There used to be some latitude for the Seattle Seahawks that if something went wrong, they had the skill to persevere.
That margin may be gone. Now, one poor decision or bad break may be too much to overcome for a talented team that has been beset by injuries to key players.
SEATTLE (AP) — When it left his foot, Blair Walsh thought his potential tying kick was good and the Seattle Seahawks were headed to overtime with the chance to erase a questionable decision from earlier in the game.
SEATTLE (AP) — Left tackle Duane Brown is active for the Seattle Seahawks despite an ankle injury that limited him in practice this week.
Brown went through an extensive pregame workout about two hours before kickoff of Monday's game against Atlanta and appeared to give a thumbs-up as he left the field. Brown was listed as questionable after being injured in the first half of Seattle's win over Arizona on Nov. 9.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor will miss the Seahawks' game Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons and his status for the rest of the season is in doubt because of a neck injury sustained last week.
Coach Pete Carroll said Chancellor and the team are still exploring their options regarding the injury and no decisions have been made about his status for the rest of the season.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner knows he won't have Richard Sherman chirping in his ear from the Seattle Seahawks secondary the rest of the season.
Wagner may not have Kam Chancellor to rely on as protection for at least this week either.
SEATTLE (AP) — Coming off their most impressive victory of the season, the Atlanta Falcons may have lucked out on the timing for one of their toughest road trips.
The Falcons won't be seeing the likes of Richard Sherman, Cliff Avril and likely Kam Chancellor when they face the injury-riddled Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Robert Saleh had been in the NFL for six seasons with Houston by the time he arrived as an assistant coach in Seattle in 2011. He immediately realized what the Seahawks were building with players like Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Kam Chancellor wore a wry grin, knowing that a day earlier when he was peppered about his contract status and future with the Seattle Seahawks that all those questions were about to be answered.
"I didn't want to tell you all," Chancellor said with a chuckle. "But I had an idea it was pretty close. Both sides were positive and it turned around great."
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Kam Chancellor arrived at Seattle Seahawks training camp happy, healthy and without a contract extension.
That last piece may be resolved sooner rather than later.
Chancellor and coach Pete Carroll have expressed optimism in the first two days of camp that a contract extension could be on the horizon for the hard-hitting strong safety who has played through numerous injuries and is recognized as a core piece of the Seahawks defense.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — John Schneider and Pete Carroll seem to be preparing for a time when the Seattle Seahawks secondary may not include Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, even if it's likely a few years away.
That was a clear statement from Seattle's 11 selections made over the final two days of the NFL draft. The Seahawks used four of their first eight picks on the secondary, the most they have spent on that position group under the Carroll and Schneider.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Even with all the teaching he's done to change the way tackling is handled in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll still believes in the importance of the big hit.
So when Earl Thomas raced across the field and leveled Rob Gronkowski with a shoulder tackle to the midsection last week, Carroll was ecstatic about the result of the play, and the message it sent that the game can still be physically brutal but in a safe way.
What a way for Seattle and New England to cap the most exciting and enticing day of the NFL's largely lackluster season:
Tom Brady floating an end-zone fade for Rob Gronkowski with Kam Chancellor in coverage — three of the league's best players — on fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 11 seconds left to decide the outcome of a Super Bowl rematch from two seasons ago and possible championship preview for this season.
This is the sort of Sunday that draws folks in and doesn't let them go.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This time, Seattle won it at the goal line.
It certainly won't make up for the Super Bowl loss two seasons back, but the Seahawks' goal-line stand lifted them to a 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.
Tom Brady couldn't connect with Rob Gronkowski on a fade pattern on fourth down as New England (7-2) failed four times from inside the 2 in the dying moments.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without standout defensive end Michael Bennett for Sunday's game at New Orleans and possibly longer.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Bennett is dealing with the cartilage issue in his right knee and the end result could be surgery. Carroll said a decision on Bennett's treatment will likely come early next week.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer was active Sunday night against Seattle after being listed as questionable Friday with a hamstring injury.
The Seahawks were without safety Kam Chancellor and the Cardinals didn't have wide receiver John Brown. Chancellor has a groin injury and Brown has been diagnosed with sickle cell traits that cause pain in his legs.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks remain uncertain whether strong safety Kam Chancellor will be able to play Sunday against Arizona.
Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Chancellor remained day-to-day, but the Seahawks' big safety did not practice later in the day. Chancellor suffered a groin injury last week during practice and missed last Sunday's win over Atlanta.
If Chancellor can't go, Kelcie McCray would likely get his second straight start.
It's been a while since Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas felt this good.
Thomas and fellow "Legion of Boom" members Richard Sherman and Jeremy Lane are healthy heading into their opener against Miami on Sunday. Unlike last year, they didn't have to spend much of their summer rehabbing from injuries.
Also last year, Kam Chancellor was in the midst of a holdout that didn't end until he'd missed the first two games.