We returned from vacation to a lot of depressing Seahawks news. Here’s the latest on the team …
Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy stunningly died at age 48. Many former teammates and coaches spoke glowingly of him as both person and player.
The Seahawks darkened their stadium, the only light the one shining on Kennedy’s No. 96 hanging from the rafters. Kennedy also had close ties to the Saints, who are honoring him during their offseason workouts.
Dave Boling gave a revealing look at former Seattle star Curt Warner’s difficult family challenges since he retired.
We learned further details on the reason Richard Sherman has become a team pariah: He reportedly still harbors a grudge over the Super Bowl XLIX debacle and is jealous of Russell Wilson. As expected, Sherman dismissed the story.
Michael Bennett clearly loves Wilson; he reportedly went off on a teammate who was ripping Wilson last year.
The Seahawks hosted veteran QBs Colin Kaepernick and Austin Davis, and Kaepernick reportedly is interested in being Wilson’s backup for 2017. The Hawks likely would sign Kaepernick to a minimum deal — if they were interested.
Larry Stone asks: Is there a statute of limitations on Positive Pete in the NFL?
Tyrod Taylor, Bruce Smith and Cliff Avril were among those supporting Bam Bam’s Spring Jam, Kam Chancellor’s eighth annual Memorial Day cookout in Norfolk, Va.
Meanwhile, Sherman canceled his celebrity softball game in Seattle (draw your own conclusions about why).
Avril told 710 ESPN that Seattle’s veteran defenders “still have that fire, that passion” to remain one of the NFL’s best defenses. Of Sherman, he said, “I can’t tell any difference in his attitude. … He’s ready to make things happen.”
Ricardo Lockette reunited with the firefighters who saved his life on the field in Dallas in 2015.
The Jets reportedly tried to trade DT Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks (and others).
NFL owners reduced overtime periods to 10 minutes (largely spurred by the Seahawks-Cardinals marathon tie last season) and also will allow teams to carry 90 players all the way until the 53-man roster is set at the end of the preseason.