Bobby Wagner appreciative of chance to return to SeahawksApril 5, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Considering Bobby Wagner never wanted to leave his adopted home in the first place, the chance at a return to Seattle was immediately at the top of his wish list when he unexpectedly became a free agent again.
Back home: Bobby Wagner returning to Seahawks on 1-year dealMarch 26, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner is headed back to the Seattle Seahawks to rejoin the team with which he became one of the top linebackers in the NFL.
The team announced Wagner's return Saturday night, filling a major need on Seattle's remodeled defense.
AP source: Rams parting ways with LB Bobby WagnerFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner is parting ways with the Los Angeles Rams after just one season, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Wagner's release won't be official until after the start of the new league year next month.
Keep them picks?: Snead says LA Rams must reload in draftJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Les Snead says the Los Angeles Rams need to replenish their organizational depth, and he is looking forward to doing it by making a bunch of draft picks in the next few years.
That's not a change in philosophy for the general manager who humorously wore a T-shirt to the Rams' Super Bowl parade featuring the profane meme claiming that he, well, doesn't much care for draft choices.
Seahawks excited about future after surprising playoff berthJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In the moments after seeing the season end in the first round of the playoffs, Pete Carroll was already looking ahead to what the future could bring.
The oldest coach in the league isn’t planning on slowing down and for good reason.
Wagner enjoys return to Seattle as Rams’ ugly season endsJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Just as they did at the start of the season, the fans in Seattle had the opportunity on Sunday to show one of the Seahawks' past greats what they felt about him.
Bobby Wagner was greeted with cheers and chants of his name while playing as an opponent in Seattle for the first time in his career, and he helped the struggling Los Angeles Rams take the playoff-hopeful home team to overtime.
Seahawks host Rams with Seattle’s playoff hopes on the lineJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-11) at SEATTLE (8-8)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Seahawks by 6½.
‘A lot of emotions’ in Bobby Wagner’s return to SeattleJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner spoke passionately Wednesday about the importance of mental health in the NFL, encouraging his fellow players to deal openly and honestly with their feelings following Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin's collapse on the field.
Mayfield, Akers lead Rams’ 51-14 blowout of Wilson’s BroncosDecember 26, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson got back together Sunday, near the end of their first season apart following a decade together. Wagner and his Los Angeles Rams were the only ones who enjoyed the holiday reunion.
Wilson, Wagner meet as opponents when Broncos visit RamsDecember 23, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner were drafted 28 picks apart by the Seahawks in 2012.
They spent the ensuing decade becoming friends and two of their generation's best players at their respective positions during Seattle's decade of success.
Ex-Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner nearly leads Rams to victoryDecember 5, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Going against his former team for the first time, Bobby Wagner had one of the best games of his NFL career.
The only thing he couldn't do was deliver the Los Angeles Rams a victory.
Geno Smith hits Metcalf for late TD, Seahawks top Rams 27-23December 5, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Whenever Geno Smith looked across the line in the final minutes at SoFi Stadium, he saw an inspired Bobby Wagner leading an entire Los Angeles Rams team desperately in need of a victory.
Bobby Wagner faces Seahawks for first time with RamsDecember 1, 2022 GMT
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was the beating heart of the Seattle Seahawks' defense for a full decade, growing from a hard-hitting rookie linebacker into a six-time All-Pro with a Super Bowl ring and the abiding love of an entire region of football fans.
Roughing-the-passer calls frustrating defenders around NFLOctober 12, 2022 GMT
Defensive players around the NFL are frustrated about roughing-the-passer penalties, questioning what constitutes a legal hit and wondering how far referees will go to protect quarterbacks.
Two disputed calls in Week 5 — one involving Tom Brady — sparked outrage among players, coaches and fans, prompting many to ask for change.
Protester subdued by Rams’ Wagner files police reportOctober 6, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A protester who ran onto the field during the San Francisco 49ers' Monday night home game against the Rams has filed a police report after being subdued by Los Angeles linebacker Bobby Wagner.
Rams LB Bobby Wagner flattens protester who gets on fieldOctober 4, 2022 GMT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner delivered one of the biggest hits on a person who got onto the field.
The Rams linebacker flattened the protester who ran on the field with a device emitting pink smoke late in the second quarter of Los Angeles' game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.
Rams’ Wagner gets to show off familiarity with NFC WestSeptember 22, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay has seen plenty of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray over the previous three seasons.
But Murray’s improbable escape act as part of the comeback win at Las Vegas, darting back and forth across the field for 20 seconds before scampering into the end zone, reminded the Los Angeles Rams coach just how special he can be.
Seahawks hope to be creating foundation despite QB questionAugust 24, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-10)
New faces: QB Drew Lock, LT Charles Cross, RT Abe Lucas, TE Noah Fant, WR Marquise Goodwin, DE Boye Mafe, OLB Uchenna Nwosu, C Austin Blythe, CB Coby Bryant, CB Justin Coleman, DL Shelby Harris, DL Quinton Jefferson, RB Ken Walker III.
LA Rams raring for repeat run after Super Bowl breakthroughAugust 24, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
New faces: LB Bobby Wagner, WR Allen Robinson, CB Troy Hill, RG Logan Bruss, offensive coordinator Liam Coen, P Riley Dixon.
Key losses: LB Von Miller, LT Andrew Whitworth, CB Darious Williams, WR Robert Woods, RB Sony Michel, RG Austin Corbett, P Johnny Hekker, DT Sebastian Joseph-Day, LB Troy Reeder.
Second chapter: Bobby Wagner already makes impact on LA RamsAugust 12, 2022 GMT
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Bobby Wagner is still getting used to the fact he's now working with Sean McVay, not against him.
After five years of trying to shut down McVay's offense two or three times per season for the Seattle Seahawks, Wagner is now making the Los Angeles Rams better.
K.J. Wright retires after signing 1-day deal with SeahawksJuly 27, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran linebacker K.J. Wright to a one-day contract on Wednesday so he could retire with the team that drafted him more than a decade ago.
Super Bowl champion Rams return with Robinson, WagnerJuly 15, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES RAMS (16-5)
CAMP SITE: Irvine, California
LAST YEAR: The Rams won the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history, raising the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since returning home to Los Angeles in 2016.
Rams re-sign NFC championship game star Travin HowardJune 14, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed linebacker Travin Howard six days after waiving him.
Howard agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday.
The Rams waived Howard last Wednesday a few hours before announcing their contract extension for Super Bowl MVP receiver Cooper Kupp.
Offseason departures leave Lockett the ‘old guy’ in SeattleJune 1, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Much to his surprise, Tyler Lockett has become the old guy.
Looking around the Seattle Seahawks locker room, the veteran wide receiver is now the longest-tenured member of the roster after the trade of Russell Wilson and release of Bobby Wagner during a tumultuous offseason.
Seahawks OTAs have different feel with no Wilson, WagnerMay 24, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the past decade in Seattle, nearly every team drill and every team activity had No. 3 and No. 54 at the front of the line leading the way.
That hasn’t been the case this offseason and that point was emphasized yet again Monday when the Seahawks moved into the next phase of offseason workouts.
Seahawks have top 10 draft pick for first time since 2010April 22, 2022 GMT
9. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-10)
LAST SEASON: The Seahawks endured their worst record in long tenure of Pete Carroll finishing at 7-10 and missing the playoffs for only the second time since 2012. Quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a finger injury that caused him to miss three-plus games.
Los Angeles Rams sign former Giants punter Riley DixonApril 6, 2022 GMT
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Punter Riley Dixon has signed with the Los Angeles Rams.
Dixon joined the Super Bowl champions on Tuesday after spending the past four seasons with the New York Giants, posting the two highest single-season net punting averages in franchise history during his tenure.
Bobby Wagner joins Rams, still annoyed by Seahawks breakupApril 5, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Wagner wants everybody to know he didn't sign with the Rams after the acrimonious end to his decade in Seattle simply because Los Angeles is in the Seahawks' division.
Returning to his native Southern California with the chance to play for a Super Bowl champion was far more important.
Homecoming: LB Bobby Wagner agrees to 5-year deal with RamsMarch 31, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linebacker Bobby Wagner agreed to a five-year deal Thursday to join his hometown Los Angeles Rams.
The Super Bowl champions outmaneuvered several suitors for Wagner, one of the NFL's top inside linebackers after his decade with the Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks look to be on rebuild path after trade of WilsonMarch 14, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LT Duane Brown, TE Gerald Everett, RT Brandon Shell, C Ethan Pocic, RB Rashaad Penny, QB Geno Smith, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DE Rasheem Green, CB D.J.
Wilson, Wagner exits sign of major change ahead for SeahawksMarch 9, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — With two brush strokes over the span of about 10 hours, the Seattle Seahawks said goodbye to giant foundations of their Super Bowl history.
Gone is quarterback Russell Wilson, traded to Denver in a blockbuster move.
Tuesday’s Sports in BriefMarch 9, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Denver Broncos general manager George Paton agreed to send a massive haul of players and draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks for nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press.
Seahawks releasing LB Bobby Wagner after trading WilsonMarch 9, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner has been informed he is being released by Seattle.
Wagner confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, hours after the team agreed to trade quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver.
Bobby Wagner sidelined for Seahawks finale at CardinalsJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner when they face Arizona in the regular season finale Sunday.
Wagner was ruled out Friday due to a sprained knee suffered last week against Detroit.
Wagner wants to play in Seahawks finale despite knee injuryJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner was on the field for one defensive play last week for Seattle before slipping awkwardly, doing the splits and suffering a sprained knee while trying to defend a screen pass.
Bobby Wagner hurt in possible home finale with SeahawksJanuary 3, 2022 GMT
Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner suffered a knee injury on Detroit’s first play from scrimmage on Sunday in what might have been his final home game with the Seahawks.
Wagner appeared to slip and went down awkwardly trying to defend a screen pass for Jamaal Williams.
Seahawks host Lions in home finale with changes likely aheadDecember 31, 2021 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Now that the chances of the postseason are gone, the debate has switched toward the future of the Seattle Seahawks.
Was this season a one-year aberration? Or was it several years of minor — and major — missteps finally catching up with the franchise and a more significant change is needed?
Wagner wants to keep playing, but future in Seattle unclearDecember 29, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — As the beginning of his 10th season neared, Bobby Wagner decided he was going to take a stand.
If he was going to be mandated to speak weekly about the state of the Seattle Seahawks, he was going to use some of that time to focus on things he cares about.
Seahawks show some resolve in snapping losing streakDecember 7, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — In the middle of the locker room after their first win since Halloween, Pete Carroll shouted “We ain’t dead yet, boys!”
Latest loss leaves Seahawks facing meaningless weeks aheadDecember 1, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Since the arrival of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner in 2012, the Seattle Seahawks have played one game in the previous nine seasons that was deemed meaningless.
It looks as if it's about to be a long six weeks of meaningless football in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle’s 17-15 loss to Washington that likely served as the final blow to any hopes the Seahawks had of making a late run in what’s been a miserable season to date.
Seahawks saying all the right things despite losing waysNovember 24, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Only once in his career has Bobby Wagner lost seven games in a regular season. It came in 2017 when the Seattle Seahawks finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the only time in his career.
Seahawks showing signs of potential defensive turnaroundOctober 27, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There is little optimism surrounding the Seattle Seahawks right now between their three-game losing streak to sitting in last place in the NFC West.
But the Seahawks may have turned a corner defensively.
Seahawks left looking for answers after unexpected 2-5 startOctober 26, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The previous time Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks found themselves sitting at 2-5, the expectations were different.
That was 10 years ago when the Seahawks were in transition and still laying the foundation of their eventual rise.
Najee’s knowledge; Steelers rookie RB learning on the jobOctober 15, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bobby Wagner has seen the highlights of what happens when Najee Harris gets in space and there's a defender within arm's reach.
And it's not good. Not if you're a defender anyway.
Frustration builds for Seahawks after consecutive lossesSeptember 29, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll came away from team meetings this week feeling confident the severity of the situation facing the Seattle Seahawks is clear.
The Seahawks' performances over the past two weeks have left players frustrated and they know two upcoming games against division foes within days of each other won't leave much time for finding answers.
Bring back the noise: Fans return as Seahawks host TitansSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — The silence of last year's NFL games had some benefits for those who've been trained to communicate in a cauldron of noise.
For example, Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner could hear his coaches yelling from the sideline.
AP Source: 49ers sign LB Fred Warner to $95M extensionJuly 21, 2021 GMT
The San Francisco 49ers agreed on a five-year contract extension with Fred Warner that makes him the highest-paid off-ball linebacker in the NFL.
A person familiar with the deal said Wednesday that the extension that runs through 2026 is worth about $95 million with $40.5 million in guarantees.
No KJ Wright on Seahawks roster for first time in a decadeJune 16, 2021 GMT
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For a decade, No. 50 was seemingly always on the field for the Seahawks.
Right now, the number is going unused in Seattle, and it may remain that way if the Seahawks have decided K.J.
Rivera trying to get Washington where Carroll’s Seahawks areDecember 18, 2020 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner already are assured of a ninth consecutive winning season — every year they’ve been in the NFL with the Seahawks...
Big days from Wilson, Metcalf lead Seahawks past 49ers 37-27November 2, 2020 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time this season at home, the final seconds were relatively calm for the Seattle Seahawks...
Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 winNovember 16, 2018 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter, Bobby Wagner and Seattle's defense stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Seahawks stayed in the middle of the NFC playoff race...
Bears get good news on Long, Callahan headed into Monday nightSeptember 16, 2018 GMT
LAKE FOREST — The Bears wrapped their preparation for Monday night's home opener vs. the Seattle Seahawks with a final walk-through at Halas Hall and came away with good news on the injury front.