K.J. Wright was signed to a four-year extension confirmed to be worth as much as $27 million, the Seahawks announced Thursday afternoon.
The Seattle Seahawks will be without two starting offensive linemen --- center Max Unger and left tackle Russell Okung --- against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, coach Pete Carroll said today on his weekly Friday radio show on KIRO-97.3 FM.
As always, some Friday links and notes from Pro Football Focus:
It was an unexpectedly big day at the VMAC today as the Seahawks took care of some business that it was tempting to think might wait until the off-season --- extending the contract of K.J. Wright, who would have been one of the team's key free agents.
As great as the Seahawks have been lately, imagine if they cleaned up a few of the things holding back their offense. And then imagine if that inspired Pete Carroll to have greater offensive ambition.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new coach at his alma mater.
The Seahawks covet Wright for many reasons, but near the top of the list is his savvy. Wright knows where to be, and he knows where to be at multiple positions. His versatility has been on display when he’s played at middle and weakside linebacker.
Here's video of Seattle safety Earl Thomas talking to the media Thursday:
Seattle again was missing three-fifths of its starting offensive line for practice on Thursday, while also adding a new name to the injured list --- receiver and kick returner Paul Richardson.
In today's Extra Points video, Bob Condotta talks about Seattle today extending the contract of linebacker K.J. Wright:
Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright said he was a little bit curious what he might have been worth on the open market.
The Seattle Seahawks announced today they have signed linebacker K.J. Wright to a four-year contract extension. Wright (above in Sunday's win over the 49ers) could have been a free agent at the end of the season and was regarded as a player the team considered a priority to re-sign. Sources had said
Another Seattle player who would be challenged greatly Sunday by Arizona's defense is rookie right tackle Justin Britt.
What is maybe the most obvious challenge for the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC West showdown is how they will protect Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks figure to have some offensive challenges against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. What do the Seahawks have planned? You can hear and read what offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had to say to the media after practice Wednesday:
With NFC West title likely on line Sunday at Arizona, Seahawks turn down volume on big game
Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police.
Seattle's kickoff returns have been an admittedly underachieving aspect of the team the last few weeks.
Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual-assault investigation by San Jose police.
The Seahawks won 19-3 in the first meeting despite giving up a season-high seven sacks, so protecting quarterback Russell Wilson will be a high priority Sunday night when they play the rematch against Arizona.
Paul Richardson looked like a promising kickoff returner at first, but it has been a slog for Richardson and the Seahawks’ kickoff return game, which ranks 30th in the NFL this week, averaging 20.6 yards per attempt.
Here's what Seattle head coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media today:
Here's some video of Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, with some quotes below:
Seattle's injury report for Wednesday includes one new name --- starting right guard J.R. Sweezy. Sweezy was listed as not practicing due to an ankle injury.
Interesting stuff from ESPN's Adam Scheffer on news that Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is changing agents.
Here's all that Arizona coach Bruce Arians had to say when he talked to Seattle reporters via a conference call Wednesday:
There's still a chance that left tackle Russell Okung could play Sunday when the Seahawks take on Arizona in an NFC West showdown.
Arizona coach Bruce Arians doesn't care much that few around the NFL expect the Cardinals to win Sunday against the Seahawks in what is essentially an NFC West title game.