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Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings preview: Jimmy Graham, Thomas Rawls among those who won’t play Thursday

The Seattle Seahawks play their second preseason game of the year on Thursday, hosting the Minnesota Vikings at 7 PM PST. However, not everyone will be able to participate, though there are few surprises. Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls returned from the PUP list last week, but won’t be playing against the Vikings. Graham’s status for Week 1 is still up in the air, while Rawls will probably continue to get more reps in practice before they risk putting him into a game situation — my hunch is that he might get a few carries in preseason Week 4 just to shake the rust off, and that’s...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks 30 under 30: Jarran Reed could soon be the best run-stopping defensive tackle in the NFL

The Seattle Seahawks have a very good roster, but what's especially nice and hopeful about their team is that the vast majority of current Seahawks are young and signed through 2017, at least. This series leading up to the regular season opener on September 11 will take a closer look at 30 such players, all of whom won't be turning 30 this year. Player: Jarran Reed, DT Age: 23 How acquired: Second round pick (49th overall) in 2016 NFL Draft Free agent: 2020 I’m writing this article highlighting Reed as a defensive tackle to watch now, but as more time passes, the more curious I am if in a...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

The Film Room: Jimmy Garoppolo 2016 preseason debut vs Saints on tape

Edit: If the video does not display, you have to click the “Watch on YouTube” button or follow this link here. With Tom Brady suspended for four games, Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start in his place until he returns to the line-up. In this game, Garoppolo completed 11 of his 18 passes for 168 yards while getting sacked twice. In this video breakdown, I looked at Jimmy Garoppolo’s first 18 passes in Patriots’ first preseason game of the year. Based on the film, Garoppolo improved in the second quarter getting used to the speed and pressure of the Saints defense. The inaccuracy and the...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks Press Conference: Russell Wilson on the mic [Full Transcript]

Thursday is the day of the kinda/sorta-big-game with the Minnesota Vikings. It's preseason, but if I'm Minnesota, I'm looking for a little payback, right? In this press conference, Russell Wilson describes playing with an empty backfield, and why he's so comfortable with it. Being so thin at RB last year, with Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls out, the empty package was used more. But this is SEAHAWKS football, and Russell knows it. So along with getting his own reps with the first team, he's eager to see progress at the RB position. Russell on the Mic How’s everyone doing? Good. How you...
Field Gulls Aug 18, 2016

Seahawks-Vikings: 5 Qs and 5 As with Daily Norseman

The Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings play their second preseason game of the year on Thursday. In preparation for that event, I sent 5 Qs to Ted Glover over at the Daily Norseman, and in kind he sent me back the Qs with 5 As. Here they are: 1. The Seahawks and Vikings have met a few times these last few years, including twice last season. In those games, Seattle did a pretty good job of shutting down the passing game (219 passing yards total in two games, with some thanks to the weather). I'm curious how the wide receiver depth chart is shaking out for Minnesota right now. Who are the...
Field Gulls Aug 17, 2016

Jimmy Graham injury update: Seahawks TE could miss Week 1

When Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham tore his patellar tendon against the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, the first thought by many was, “Is this the end of his career?” After all, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants has not played since tearing his patellar tendon 26 games ago. However, news about the injury and subsequent rehab has mostly been positive in the months since, including an expectation that Graham would not even miss a single game in 2016 because of it. That expectation took a pretty big hit on Wednesday. Via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia, head coach Pete Carroll said,...
Seattle Times Aug 17, 2016
Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham’s return for the start of the season remains unclear

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham’s return for the start of the season remains unclear

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Jimmy Graham is making progress, but he also said he doesn't know yet if Graham will be ready by the start of the season.
Field Gulls Aug 12, 2016

Seahawks-Chiefs: Jimmy Graham, Thomas Rawls among host of Seattle starters to sit out preseason opener

The Seattle Seahawks open their 2016 preseason schedule against the Chiefs in Kansas City at 1:30 PM PST on Saturday, but not everyone will be available to play and start shaking the gameday rust off: Head coach Pete Carroll announced a considerable list of key players who won’t be playing this week, few of which should come as a surprise. Among those sitting out are tight end Jimmy Graham (knee) and running back Thomas Rawls (ankle), both of whom just came off the PUP list this week. They’ll be joined on the sidelines by J’Marcus Webb (knee), C.J. Prosise (hamstring), Zac Brooks...
Seattle Times Aug 11, 2016
What having Jimmy Graham back really means for the Seahawks

What having Jimmy Graham back really means for the Seahawks

The real question concerning Jimmy Graham isn’t “when will be he game ready?” The real one is “will he help the Seahawks when he is?”
Seattle Times Aug 10, 2016
Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham says he overcame ‘dark days’ on road back to the field

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham says he overcame ‘dark days’ on road back to the field

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham said the rehab process from a knee injury was humbling and also gave him a renewed appreciation for football.
Field Gulls Aug 10, 2016

Seahawks Press Conference: Jimmy Graham, Darrell Bevell on the mic

Transcripts and note from Wednesday's post-practice training camp day ten. After months of brutal rehab for a busted knee, Jimmy Graham returned to practice on Wednesday. He got on the mic afterwards and told reporters about what he's been through to get to this point. Then it was offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell's turn. Here's what they had to say, in their words. Jimmy Graham: On how it felt to run out onto the field: It's probably the best it has ever felt. When you're away from it for as long as I have been it is very sweet when you get the opportunity to do it again. On what...
Seattle Times Aug 10, 2016
Jarran Reed injured as Jimmy Graham returns at Seahawks practice Wednesday

Jarran Reed injured as Jimmy Graham returns at Seahawks practice Wednesday

Jimmy Graham's return highlighted what was another spirited Seahawks practice on Wednesday.
Field Gulls Aug 10, 2016

Coffee and Cigarettes: Jimmy Graham Returns to Practice, and other Seahawks News

Read! Aloha! Apologies for the late posting, my end of Maui lost electricity last night. The good news is, Jimmy Graham is back! Check that out and other Seahawks news in the links below. Sorry again for the tardiness, and mahalos for your understanding! Jimmy Graham taking part in Seahawks practice | ProFootballTalkSeahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Tuesday that tight end Jimmy Graham was very close to coming off the physically unable to perform list and joining the team on the practice field. Carroll might have been holding back on just how close Graham was to making his return. Six...
Field Gulls Aug 10, 2016

Jimmy Graham injury update: Seahawks TE activated off PUP, but Victor Cruz serves as a reminder to proceed with caution

The Seattle Seahawks have activated tight end Jimmy Graham off of the PUP and he was seen on the field suited up for practice on Wednesday. No more PUPs: TE Jimmy Graham practicing for 1st time since Nov. knee injury. Doug Baldwin back too. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/SqDFmKRU2M— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 10, 2016 Graham has not participated in anything other than rehab since tearing his patellar tendon against the Pittsburgh Steelers last season. That particular knee injury is considered one of the most damaging of any you’d typically see on a football field, having plagued...
Seattle Times Aug 10, 2016
Tight end Jimmy Graham returns to practice for the Seahawks

Tight end Jimmy Graham returns to practice for the Seahawks

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham returned to practice on Wednesday, activated off the PUP list.

Jimmy Graham Photos