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BTB Mailbag: Why haven’t the Cowboys made a move for Earl Thomas?

This week’s mailbag has more fans getting stir-crazy with Earl Thomas. Plus, how do teams prevent preseason injuries? Some more from the BTB Mailbag. Today we answer two questions. From Daniel: What I don’t understand is that “IF” Earl is going to be the man he was in Seattle, then why are the Cowboys not pulling strings to get it done. Is a second round pick going to ensure the playoffs? Earlier in the week, we received a new trade proposal in how the Cowboys could land Earl Thomas from the Seahawks. To be quite blunt, that proposal was weak. Everyone is getting stir-crazy waiting...

Niner Nation

90-in-90: OL Erik Magnuson

Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is versatile lineman Erik Magnuson. Erik Magnuson was one of the big surprises of the 49ers 2017 training camp, coming in as an unheralded UDFA tackle from Michigan, and sticking with the team as the backup center. He played in four games, including one at right tackle due to injuries, and did fine. Not great, but not Beadles-bad either. He injured his foot against the Seahawks in game 12 last year, when the team was most short-handed due to injuries, and made the questionable decision to keep...

Field Gulls

Don’t forget about Nazair Jones

Of the many key injuries the Seattle Seahawks suffered on defense last year, one that did not get discussed very much was DL Nazair Jones. Drafted out of North Carolina in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Jones made an immediate impact, intercepting Aaron Rodgers and returning it all the way for a touchdown. However, the referees decided to call a fictitious foul on Jeremy Lane, eject him from the game (which honestly was a net positive for fast-tracking the Shaquill Griffin era), as well as a weak block in the back on Cliff Avril to nullify what would’ve been only the second...

Field Gulls

C.J. Prosise possesses a skill set not replicated on the Seahawks’ roster

The most versatile member of the Seahawks backfield might also be the least talked about For all the talk surrounding the Seattle Seahawks’ efforts to rebuild their running game and the players tasked with doing so, one name is often dismissed or forgotten about all together. C.J. Prosise has fallen behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny in the pecking order and is firmly on the roster bubble after two injury-riddled seasons to begin his career. It’s understandable for Prosise to find himself the forgotten man in a crowded backfield. The third year running back hasn’t logged a carry...

Field Gulls

Bad things usually happen to the Seahawks in Glendale

Kam Chancellor’s NFL career is presumably over. Richard Sherman’s Seattle Seahawks career has long been over. The last time Seahawks fans saw those two together and locking down opposing offenses was November 9th, 2017 at the Arizona Cardinals. I know that Seattle has not lost to the Cardinals in Arizona since 2012, but for almost every season of University of Phoenix Stadium’s existence, something bad has happened. Whether it be a result, an individual player’s performance, or serious injury, or all of the above, it’s just about an annual tradition. 2006-2009 seasons: Can’t...

12th Man Rising

The Seahawks can survive losing Kam Chancellor. Really.

The Seahawks lost one of their best players ever when Kam Chancellor announced he was retiring. Seattle can and will survive his loss. Just days ago, Kam Chancellor announced that his injury showed no healing, and he felt he had to walk away from the game. The paperwork hasn’t hit the league office, so he […] The Seahawks can survive losing Kam Chancellor. Really. - 12th Man Rising - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Field Gulls

Barkevious Mingo will give the Seahawks versatility at strongside LB

After failing to live up to the expectations that come with being the 6th overall pick over his first three seasons, Barkevious Mingo bounced between the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts in a span of just under 10 months, before finally seeming to find a fit in Indianapolis in 2017. Starting strongside LB John Simon went down for the season with an injury in Week 8 and Mingo stepped into the lineup, starting six games in total. With the Colts, Mingo had a role, or rather roles, that fit his versatile skill set for the first time in his career. Mingo lined up...


Former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril says Kam Chancellor ‘making the right decision’ to retire

The Seattle Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor has apparently reached the end of his football-playing career after posting a message on social media which could also serve as his retirement announcement. The 30-year-old safety was only able to play nine games last season after sustaining a scary neck injury in a Week 10 match against the Arizona […] The post Former Seahawks DE Cliff Avril says Kam Chancellor ‘making the right decision’ to retire appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Field Gulls

Russell Wilson is poised to break every Seahawks passing record by 2020

Russell Wilson has two more seasons left on his current Seattle Seahawks contract. You would think that unless he abruptly retires, experiences a career-altering injury, or has the sharpest of declines in performance, Wilson is going to get a new deal and be Seattle’s franchise quarterback heading into the 2020s. There’s pretty much no denying that Wilson is already the greatest quarterback in franchise history. He’s a Super Bowl champion (and he performed really well in that game, too!), four-time Pro Bowler, the NFL’s passer rating leader in 2015, and has firmly established...

NFL Spin Zone

Seattle Seahawks: Kam Chancellor’s impending retirement

During the 2017 NFL season, Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor sustained a major neck injury. It turns out that may be the end of his career. Over the weekend, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor posted a somber tweet for the team’s fans. From what the former Pro Bowler is saying, it sounds like he’s played […] Seattle Seahawks: Kam Chancellor’s impending retirement - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Niner Nation

David Carr, Michael Robinson offer 49ers 16-game prediction

How about a Seahawks sweep and a six-game win streak? Training camp is three weeks away, and media are working to get in final predictions before roster changes and injuries start to swing things. NFL Network analysts David Carr and Michael Robinson recently split the San Francisco 49ers schedule in half and each offered up eight predictions. Carr took the first half of the schedule, which means he did not get to offer a prediction for when the 49ers take on his brother and the Oakland Raiders. Given that he ranked David Carr fourth on a list of all NFL quarterbacks, pardon me for assuming...

The Seattle Times

Looking back on the top five plays of Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s hard-hitting career

Kam Chancellor confirmed the worst Sunday: His injuries were career-ending, making Earl Thomas the last remaining original Legion of Boom member. But in his wake, the Seahawks' safety leaves a long line of hits. Relive his biggest ones here.

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Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor appears to be done with football due to neck injury

The safety effectively announced his retirement over the weekend on social media. The Seattle Seahawks have seen several key members of their “Legion of Boom” defense depart this offseason, and it appears that another critical piece of the secondary is done with football. After Richard Sherman signed with divisional rival San Francisco and Michael Bennett departed for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seahawks are now faced with the loss of the secondary’s most physical player: safety Kam Chancellor. Chancellor manned the strong safety position for the past seven years, taking over as the...


Seahawks' Kam Chancellor: 'Time for the next chapter'

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor said scans on his injured neck have shown no improvement and declared it was time for the next chapter.Chancellor had been awaiting further clarity on his neck, which he injured in a game against the Arizona Cardinals in November. In a posting on his Twitter account Sunday night, Chancellor said his latest scans showed no healing.Ive played through all types of bruises and injuries at a high level. But this one, I just cant ignore, he wrote.Chancellor never used the word retirement in his statement, which may have been...

Field Gulls

Seahawks players react to Kam Chancellor’s quasi-retirement

It’s all but certain that Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor will never play another NFL snap. In a statement written on Sunday, Chancellor indicated that the neck injury he suffered against the Arizona Cardinals is not healing as he’d hoped, and while he never explicitly used the word “retirement,” it reads as if he knows he can’t continue his career. Chancellor has been with Seattle since 2010, earning regular defensive snaps in 2011, as the Legion of Boom began its rise to the top of the NFL. He was the leader of the pack, a fearsome hitter, and a physical freak who...

Field Gulls

Five plays that define Kam Chancellor’s career

It looks as if Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor’s career on the gridiron is over due to the neck injury he suffered last season against the Arizona Cardinals. He never explicitly used the word “retire” but the gist of the statement is that it’s far too dangerous for him to ever suit up and play football again. Obviously you wish all the best healthwise for Kam as he enters what he calls, “the next chapter.” Chancellor was drafted in the 5th round back in 2010, but didn’t see regular playing time until 2011, as the Legion of Boom slowly took shape alongside Richard...

Niner Nation

Kam Chancellor appears to announce his retirement

The Seattle Seahawks have seen significant turnover this offseason, and another big name is departing. Strong safety Kam Chancellor posted a message on Twitter that appears to suggest he is retiring from the NFL. He decided his injuries have reached a point that he is best moving on to the next chapter in his life. This is a bit surprising, but not shocking. There were some rumblings he might consider retirement, but nothing had been developing on that front. After Chancellor was lost to injury last year, Bradley McDougald took over for him. The Seahawks signed McDougald to a three-year,...

Field Gulls

Seahawks great Kam Chancellor tweets his apparent retirement

After seven and a half seasons in Seahawks college navy and action green, Kam Chancellor announced Sunday on Twitter what looked an awful lot like his retirement from professional football, eight months after a neck injury against the Arizona Cardinals rendered him unable to compete for the rest of the 2017 NFL season. Chancellor, who was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft but became an All-Pro, a revolutionary strong safety (at 6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and a feared player over the middle of the field, had this to say on Twitter: “God has given me a sign that I just can’t...

The Seattle Times

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor appears to announce retirement via cryptic tweet

Kam Chancellor suffered a neck injury last season, now, his football career might be over.

Field Gulls

The Cardinals have a good old-fashioned QB battle on their hands

The Arizona Cardinals have a showdown for their starting quarterback position this summer. It will be interesting to see just who the Seattle Seahawks defense will be up against come Week 4. The Cardinals recently signed Sam Bradford to a one-year, $20 million deal. It was a risky move since Bradford is coming off a year of injury and only played two games for the Minnesota Vikings last season. We’ll have to base Bradford’s future performances on his 2016 season with Minnesota, since it’s the best we have to pull from. However, it is worth mentioning his one and only full start for...

Bucs Nation

Buccaneers cut guard J.R. Sweezy

The often injured lineman never panned out. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that the team has released guard J.R. Sweezy. Sweezy (6-5, 298) started 14 games for the Buccaneers in 2017, after spending his first four seasons (2012-15) with the Seattle Seahawks. The veteran guard was signed as one of the top free agent linemen of 2016. Injuries did hold back any potential he may have had along Tampa Bay’s offensive line. This may open the door for guard Caleb Benenoch to start with rookie Alex Cappa making a strong push. Parts of this report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers...

Field Gulls

Buccaneers release former Seahawk J.R. Sweezy

Former Seattle Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy is back on the market, earlier than anyone expected. The #Buccaneers are releasing G J.R. Sweezy, sources say. Sweezy had been working his way back from a broken bone in his leg suffered late last year. Sweezy, 29, saw two years of a five-year deal he signed as a free agent in 2016. Missed that whole first season due to injury.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 29, 2018 Sweezy was heading into the third year of a five year contract that he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2016 season. Thanks to OverTheCap.com for always...

Field Gulls

Michael Bennett speaks on concussions, marijuana

Former Seahawks defensive end speaks in wide ranging interview on Democracy Now! podcast Michael Bennett addressed the NFL’s concussion crisis on the public broadcast interview show Democracy Now! Tuesday. Among other things, Bennett said he believes part of the difficulty with reforming football to make the games safer for athletes is the way fans fail to see players as human: “If the fans start to feel the human aspect of each player then the NFL has no choice, because the fans are going to be bringing up these questions. It’s just like any other thing—the players are fighting for...

Shaquem Griffin & Family Find Out He is Drafted by the Seahawks | NFL

Shaquem Griffin and his family get the call from the Seattle Seahawks that they will be drafting him in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Shaquem Griffin Gets Selected by the Seattle Seahawks | 2018 NFL Draft

The Seattle Seahawks selected UCF linebackers, Shaquem Griffin, in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Richard Sherman's Best Mic'd Up Moments (Up to Super Bowl XLVIII) | Sound FX | NFL Films

Cornerback Richard Sherman's best mic'd up moments with the Seattle Seahawks up to the conclusion of the 2013 NFL Season.