One by one, they are leaving, Seahawks icons of a glorious era – a run that with every departure looks more and more like it is past tense.
Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas officially commenced his holdout as the team began its three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
Dumb idea. Or maybe a great one. It all depends on what Earl Thomas wants.
Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved.
The Seahawks’ offseason is nearing its end. Thursday marked the last of the team’s 10 voluntary OTAs (Organized Team Activities). All that’s left now is a mandatory mini-camp next Tuesday-Thursday, after which the team will break for the summer before returning for training camp in late July.
News, notes and observations following the Seahawks’ OTA on Monday, the third of four that will be open to the media.
Hoping to add a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking experienced depth – and maybe also hoping he can reclaim the form that has made him one of the most productive players at his position in NFL history – the Seahawks have agreed to terms with Brandon Marshall.
The Seahawks’ veterans are taking the next step in offseason workouts in this spring’s walk-up to summer training camp. Earl Thomas is not in step with them.
The Seattle Seahawks continued to lock up their 2018 draft class by signing linebacker Shaquem Griffin and cornerback Tre Flowers to rookie contracts. Griffin and Flowers were both selected in the fifth round. Third-round pick Rasheem Green is now Seattle’s lone unsigned draft pick.
The Seattle Seahawks have signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract. The Seahawks have now signed six of their nine draft picks. Penny was one of the elite running backs in college football last season as he became a full-time starter for the first time at San Diego State.
Chuck Knox, the first coach to take the Seattle Seahawks to playoffs, died after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 86.
This offseason of change means the Seahawks will be relying on younger, untested players who have something to prove. Remember how that went the first time? It’s not by accident.