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Seahawks face only a few major free agent questions
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The vast majority of what the Seattle Seahawks needed to do in churning through its roster and clearing out a handful of players with big contracts later in their careers took place last offseason.
The moves helped accelerate what coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider were hoping to do in "refreshing" Seattle's roster and set up the franchise for having salary cap flexibility in the future.
Carroll’s optimism for future outweighs Seattle’s early exit
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Once Pete Carroll was finished answering for the shortcomings of a disappointing playoff loss, the oldest coach in the NFL started articulating why he's so excited about what the future holds for the Seattle Seahawks.
After listening to his enthusiasm it's no wonder Carroll signed a contract extension to stick around Seattle a few more years to see if this group of Seahawks can develop into another championship team.
Jets meet with Cowboys assistant Kris Richard for coach job
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have interviewed Dallas Cowboys assistant Kris Richard for their head coaching vacancy.
The meeting in Texas with Richard was the team's fourth known sit-down with potential candidates to replace Todd Bowles, who was fired last Sunday. New York has also interviewed Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Miami coach Adam Gase and former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.
Seahawks healthier than expected headed into Dallas
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are a little healthier than it appeared at the beginning of the week heading to Dallas for its NFC wild-card game against the Cowboys.
Seattle wrapped up practices at home on Thursday with the news that starting cornerback Shaquill Griffin is expected to be available against the Cowboys, while starting guard J.R. Sweezy will be a game-time decision.
4 wild-card games, all should be close
The competitive balance in NFL 2018 is such that it would be no surprise if any — or all — of the visitors win on wild-card weekend to begin the 2019 calendar. Hey, the largest spread is a mere 6 1-2 points, Bears over Eagles.
Maybe the most intriguing matchup is at Jerry World, which makes sense because the NFL scheduled Seahawks vs. Cowboys for Saturday night. Some cool stuff about this game between a pair of 10-6 teams:
For Seahawks, their playoff run started in Week 3 vs. Dallas
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll and Brian Schottenheimer sat together and decided with their team winless after two games there needed to be a change.
What the Seattle Seahawks were trying to do on offense wasn't working.
"He and I sat down and kind of had a little heart-to-heart," said Schottenheimer, Seattle's first-year offensive coordinator.
Seahawks place safety Delano Hill on injured reserve
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed safety Delano Hill on injured reserve after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his hip in the regular-season finale against Arizona.
The loss of Hill is somewhat countered by the expectation that fellow safety Tedric Thompson will be able to play after missing the past two games with a pair of injuries.
Little at stake for playoff-bound Seahawks hosting Cardinals
SEATTLE (AP) — Part of the Seattle Seahawks' mantra with Pete Carroll in charge is every week is important, every game has the same significance.
Seahawks trying to match NFL record for fewest turnovers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Of all the records the Seattle Seahawks have accomplished during Pete Carroll's tenure, he may not be more proud than what they can accomplish this week.
Barring ties, NFC playoff picture is clear, AFC more muddled
Barring ties in Week 17 — and there are some wild scenarios should certain games end in draws Sunday — the road to the playoffs is quite straight in the NFC. The path to a first-round bye in the AFC has a bunch of curves in it.
Seahawks sign coach Pete Carroll to extension through 2021
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is sticking around through the 2021 season after signing a three-year contract extension.
Carroll said he was first approached about an extension last week and finished the deal on Monday. The contract will take him through his 70th birthday in September 2021.
Seahawks back in playoffs, Carroll gets contract extension
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin is one of the few still on the Seattle Seahawks roster who has hung around long enough to give an accurate and comprehensive read on coach Pete Carroll — who received a three-year contract extension Monday.
After being with Carroll for eight of his nine seasons in Seattle, Baldwin said the coaching job done this season may be Carroll's best, taking a team few expected to be contender and leading them to the postseason for the seventh time in his Seahawks tenure.
Seahawks clinch playoff berth outlasting Chiefs 38-31
SEATTLE (AP) — Doubted before the season began, questioned even more after a 0-2 start, the Seattle Seahawks are back where they've spent most seasons since Pete Carroll arrived.
The Seahawks are in the playoffs and perhaps as the type of opponent no one would like to see in the postseason.
"You hear it. You hear the noise. You hear the 4-12 predictions, the 5-11 and that stuff motivates you," Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said. "We kept believing."
Seahawks banged up at safety, OL ahead of Chiefs game
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seahawks could be without both starting safeties and two starters on their offensive line for Sunday night's matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Free safety Tedric Thompson was officially ruled out with chest and ankle injuries, and strong safety Bradley McDougald is questionable to play because of patella tendinitis. Right guard D.J. Fluker and right tackle Germain Ifedi are questionable with hamstring and groin injuries, respectively.
Seahawks uncertain about McDougald, O-line as Chiefs loom
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Outside of middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, no one on the Seattle Seahawks defense has proven more valuable this season than safety Bradley McDougald.
And just in time for a visit from the leading passer in the NFL, the Seahawks aren't sure if McDougald will be able to play Sunday against Kansas City.
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Seahawks place guard Jordan Simmons on injured reserve
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have placed guard Jordan Simmons on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury last week against San Francisco.
Seattle also signed rookie running back Bo Scarbrough off the Jacksonville practice squad Tuesday.
Coach Pete Carroll sounded ominous Monday when asked about Simmons, saying the knee injury was going to be an issue.
Penalty problems delay Seahawks’ playoff aspirations
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Coach Pete Carroll didn't have to decipher all the reasons the Seattle Seahawks booted their first chance at clinching an NFC playoff spot.
"Without the added issue of getting behind on the penalty situation, we would have won the game," Carroll said Monday. "So it's really clear. It's not like there's any mystery what happened this game. We just have to clean it up."
No Penny, but Seahawks expect Baldwin back vs. 49ers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without one of their three running backs Sunday after rookie Rashaad Penny was ruled out with a knee injury.
Penny, linebacker K.J. Wright and safety Maurice Alexander were all listed as out Friday. Another trio of key players was listed as questionable for the game in San Francisco, but wide receiver Doug Baldwin, defensive tackle Jarran Reed and safety Bradley McDougald are all expected to play, said coach Pete Carroll.
Seahawks lose LB Mychal Kendricks for season to knee injury
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Mychal Kendricks' awkward season came to an abrupt end Wednesday when the linebacker was placed on injured reserve after injuring his left leg in the Seattle Seahawks' win over Minnesota.
Coach Pete Carroll said Kendricks will need surgery to repair what sounds like a pair of injuries to his left knee and leg. Carroll didn't get into specifics.
Wagner proving to be the voice of the surprising Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner walked to his locker and noticed there was perhaps a bit too much noise and laughter less than 24 hours after a loss. Wagner didn't raise his voice. He respectfully said a few words and the noise immediately died down.
"His voice is bigger than ever and he's taken to it," Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He's embellished the role to become - he's really the voice of our guys. He's done a great job with handling that."
Seahawks getting unexpected pass rush boost from Jarran Reed
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When he came out of Alabama, Jarran Reed was regarded as a run-stopping defensive tackle.
That was it.
Anything else he provided for the Seattle Seahawks was going to be extra.
"He was a real dedicated run defender coming out. We did not see him specialize in rushing the passer. He has just emerged through his focus and dedication and hard work he has become a complete player," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.
Seahawks 3-game streak is fueling a push to playoff berth
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After four straight weeks of playing tight, one-score games decided in the fourth quarter, Pete Carroll enjoyed spending a Monday reviewing a rare comfortable victory.
"It was a little different than the games we've been playing in," Carroll said. "It was nice to see us get out ahead and hang onto it and work with the lead and play in that fashion."
Seattle talking about return of Richard Sherman with 49ers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll looked to a Seahawks staffer with a bemused expression as he continued to field questions about a player who is no longer part of Seattle's locker room.
"Pretty good love-fest for Sherm," Carroll quipped.
With run game shut down, Seahawks show they can still throw
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For most of the season, the Seattle Seahawks have had the best running offense in the NFL, trying to win without throwing the ball all over the field.
What the Seahawks showed in Sunday's win over Carolina is that when necessary, they can still rely on the right arm of Russell Wilson.
Baldwin to be game-time decision against Panthers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
Baldwin had the groin issue surface on Tuesday as the team returned to practice after their weekend break following last week's Thursday night win over the Green Bay Packers. He has been listed on the injury report with a groin injury at other times this season, with the last instance two weeks ago.
Seahawks linebackers in flux with Wright sidelined by injury
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the second time this season the Seahawks are having to find an option at weakside linebacker with K.J. Wright is sidelined due to injury.
Wright has missed seven of Seattle's 10 games played this season due to a knee injury that surfaced during pregame warmups of the team's preseason game in Minnesota in August. Wright had surgery shortly after and missed the first six weeks of the season as setbacks in his recovery slowed his return to the field.
Seahawks get crucial win to stay in NFC playoff conversation
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the Seattle Seahawks to have a say in the NFC playoff picture, they had to get past Green Bay. A loss would have likely proved too much to overcome with games remaining against Carolina, Minnesota and Kansas City.
So Pete Carroll celebrated Thursday's win in the way everyone would have expected. He rode Seattle's waterfront Ferris wheel.
"It's a wonderful ride. Everyone should do it," Carroll said Friday.
USC getting key contributions from young defensive linemen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Optimism has been hard to come by at Southern California this season, but the play of defensive linemen Brandon Pili, Jay Tufele, Marlon Tuipulotu and Jacob Lichtenstein has been a bright spot.
The four have combined for 12 1/2 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks, with the second-year players looking like the difference-makers the Trojans have lacked up front for nearly a decade.
Packers have bitter memories of CenturyLink Field
The Green Bay Packers have some bitter memories of CenturyLink Field. Who can blame them?
The NFC championship game in the 2014 season was in their control until a fake punt by the Seahawks and some bad decisions by the Packers helped Seattle force overtime.
No time for Seahawks to recover from being overrun by Rams
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The idea the Seattle Seahawks would score 31 points and lose used to be unfathomable with Pete Carroll in charge.
It's happened now twice this season, both times to the division-leading Los Angeles Rams. And by the end of the season those two games of being unable to slow down the Rams could end up being the difference between Seattle finding its way into the playoffs and being left home for the second straight year.
Seahawks’ Carroll optimistic despite 4-5 mark after loss
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll had every reason to be frustrated after his Seahawks dropped a second straight game in the final minute.
However, Carroll wasn't sounding the alarm on his team's season after a 36-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
"We aren't slowing down. We're going to keep running the football, keep setting the tempo," Carroll said. "I love the way we're playing. We just have to stay alive and keep going."
7 Seahawks questionable to play against Rams
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Safety Bradley McDougald, running back Chris Carson and right guard D.J. Fluker headlined a list of seven Seahawks players listed as questionable to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
McDougald (knee), Carson (hip) and Fluker (calf) each were forced out of last week's game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to their injuries. Only McDougald was able to get any practice work in this week for the team as he was limited in Friday's workouts.
Uncertainty about Carson will test Seahawks running depth
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It's become clear through the first half of this season the Seattle Seahawks offense functions best when running back Chris Carson is getting the bulk of the carries.
Yet it's also becoming clear that Carson may be a spectator on Sunday when the Seahawks face the Los Angeles Rams as he deals with a hip injury that could keep him sidelined for the second time this season.
Seahawks sit at .500 after step back from winning formula
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks figured out just how easy it is to get off track.
Lockett producing in a big way for Seahawks offense
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is back to full strength and producing more than ever for the Seattle Seahawks.
Another year removed from the broken leg that ended his 2016 season, Lockett again looks like the explosive threat he was in his first two years in Seattle. Lockett has already matched his career-high in touchdowns in just seven games played this season.
"He's been a big factor early in the year," head coach Pete Carroll said.
Seahawks release veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday released wide receiver Brandon Marshall, whose role within the offense had diminished significantly.
Seahawks playing with confidence, freedom
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle coach Pete Carroll has found a bigger meaning behind an audacious fourth quarter decision by rookie Michael Dickson to run on fourth down out of his own end zone, a play that somehow managed to net a first down.
A half-dozen NFL coaches worthy of praise this season
Some fans are shaking their heads in wonderment at the performances of some first-year head coaches who keep on losing. Others are campaigning to get rid of an incumbent.
Yet there's an impressive number of men doing terrific jobs who deserve to be praised as we approach the halfway mark of the NFL schedule.
Wilson throws 3 TDs in 2nd quarter, Seahawks top Lions 28-14
DETROIT (AP) — Russell Wilson was perfect.
Seattle's game plan was pretty good, too.
Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 28-14 Sunday, leaning on their running game and defense just as they have throughout their turnaround.
"We can do whatever we want right now," Wilson said.
Seahawks, Mychal Kendricks remain in limbo about suspension
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday he's been in contact with the NFL regarding a review of the indefinite suspension given to linebacker Mychal Kendricks and is hopeful some sort of decision will come early next week.
Seahawks back from bye with Wright, Dickson practicing
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks returned from their bye week with two key players back on the field after missing the first six games due to injuries.
The Seahawks welcomed back linebacker K.J. Wright and tight end Ed Dickson to practice Monday as they began preparations for Sunday's game against Detroit.
Seahawks have redefined, accepted clear style to win
SEATTLE (AP) — By the time December rolls around, the Seattle Seahawks may have more regret than they currently do about what transpired the first two weeks of the regular season.
Because in hindsight, those first two games appear such outliers from where the Seahawks are headed based on the way they've played for the past month.
Seahawks’ Pete Carroll reflects after death of Paul Allen
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll's favorite memory of Paul Allen is an obvious one.
February 2014. In New Jersey. On the field of MetLife Stadium raising the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Seahawks face Raiders in first London game of season
Seattle faces the Oakland Raiders in Wembley Stadium on Sunday for the NFL's first London game of the season, and the Seahawks' first regular-season appearance overseas.
Pete Carroll will be looking to break a tie with Mike Holmgren (90) as the winningest coach in Seahawks franchise history, and Russell Wilson is 25-6 after a loss for Seattle (2-3) — for the best record for a quarterback since the merger.
Familiar faces abound when Seahawks face Raiders in London
Marshawn Lynch and Bruce Irvin helped win a Super Bowl in Seattle before becoming stalwarts in Oakland.
Sebastian Janikowski rewrote the record book for the Raiders before booming long kicks for the Seahawks.
Seattle defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and Oakland offensive line coach Tom Cable spent the past few seasons doing the same job with the other team.
‘Beast Mode’ highlights Raiders game against Seahawks
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland may always be home for Marshawn Lynch, but Seattle was the city that truly made him a star.
There was the "Beast Quake" run that set the tone for the Pete Carroll era with the Seahawks. The Skittles that rained down on the field after his big runs. The ferocious running style that inspired teammates.
London calling: Seahawks set for overseas adventure
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Going overseas to play a regular-season game for the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks did as expected for their trip to England — looking at studies, analyzing options of when to leave and when to arrive and how to keep the week as normal as possible.
Added into that mix of planning was coach Pete Carroll reaching out to an old friend who became accustomed to making the trip to London on a yearly basis.