The Seahawks might actually come out of the first weekend of free agency with one of their primary goals — adding better experience to their offensive line — fully accomplished.
On Saturday, the team announced the signing of Luke Joeckel and finished meeting with T.J. Lang, who reportedly had a “great” get-together and could give them an answer Sunday.
In a positive sign, Lang followed the Seahawks on Twitter after the trip (he did not follow the Lions after visiting them).
The Packers and Falcons also were interested in Lang, who figures to get around $8 million a year — possibly with some play-time incentives due to his recent hip surgery.
Continue reading Are the Hawks close to achieving their top goal?
The Seahawks have weathered a few injuries to key players — Russell Wilson, Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett, especially — this season, but they have yet to endure the kind of bloodbath they took in their 26-15 win over Philly on Sunday.
No fewer than 10 players left the game with various ailments, and the Hawks are looking at playing without at least four key guys next Sunday in Tampa Bay.
The biggest concerns this week are Legion of Boomers Earl Thomas and DeShawn Shead, plus the running back position.
Continue reading Hawks looking thin in backfields for Tampa
The Seahawks are big underdogs in New England, where they will see how they stack up against their Super Bowl XLIX opponent.
Here’s a preview of Seahawks-Patriots.
Seahawks.com offers an in-depth look at why the Seahawks and Patriots are two of the NFL’s elite teams every year.
The Seahawks will see Malcolm Butler again, among other matchups.
Some more keys to the game.
C.J. Prosise could start for a hobbled Christine Michael.
Kam Chancellor will return after missing four games.
Michael Bennett will not play, which is good news to Tom Brady, who considers Bennett to be the best defender in the NFL.
Jeremy Lane is ready for a healthy rematch vs. the Patriots.
In what really came as no surprise Tuesday, the Seahawks released running back DuJuan Harris among a flurry of moves.
They also cut defensive back Akeem Davis and wide receiver B.J. Daniels while placing Thomas Rawls on injured reserve.
Those moves made room for the team to sign running back Bryce Brown and tight end Chase Coffman while activating linebacker Brock Coyle from IR. They have one spot open on the 53-man roster.
They also terminated three from their practice squad: WR Antwan Goodley, DT Justin Hamilton and LB Alex Singleton.
Continue reading Hawks cut Harris in flurry of moves
The Seahawks are focusing this week on figuring out how to finish games, but a fair number might not even get in the game Sunday when they play the Carolina Panthers.
Of the 10 players on the Seahawks’ injury report Thursday, nine were defensive players – and their front seven suddenly has joined their secondary in making the entire defense a M*A*S*H unit.
That could create problems against Carolina, which comes in with the No. 4 rushing offense in the NFL (132.3 yards per game) and has the best toxic differential (turnover margin and big-play margin) in the league.
Continue reading Defensive depth getting a tough test
With Malcolm Smith out for a couple of weeks and K.J. Wright moving back outside, Brock Coyle will start in the middle.
And Kevin Pierre-Louis figures to get much more playing time as well.
Here’s a look at the Hawks’ new 280-pound fullback.
The 14.5-point line for this game is tied for the third-highest home spread in Seahawks history. They covered the first two but needed OT to beat Tampa Bay, also 14.5-point underdogs, last year.
Derek Carr, Will Tukuafu and Brock Coyle are among the players to watch from Seahawks.com, The Seattle Times and the Seattle P-I.
Here’s the team-by-team comparison. Guessing that turnover margin difference will be a big factor.