Report: Wilson to Shelf Contract Talks if Deal Isn’t Done By Friday

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John Clayton and Jim Trotter of ESPN are reporting today that if Seahawks QB Russell Wilson doesn’t get a deal with Seattle in place by Friday, then he will table the talks altogether.

Although a long-term deal for Wilson remains Seattle’s top priority, the star quarterback does not want contract talks to extend into training camp, according to sources.

Wilson currently is scheduled to make $1.54 million this season — the fourth and final year of his rookie contract — and would face the possibility of being designated with the Seahawks’ franchise tag next February if he does not reach a long-term deal.

The 26-year-old Wilson publicly has hinted that he is seeking a contract that would pay him approximately $25 million per year, a deal that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid player.

It’s a risky bet for the team to even come close to letting Wilson reach free agency at the end of the season, but at the same time is he worth the $25 million that the article claims he’s looking for?

Just remember the awful QB’s the Hawks were marching out before they got Wilson, and the future they would have to face if they did play their cards and didn’t get a deal done.

Seahawks Safety Earl Thomas To Miss The Start of Training Camp

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Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas will not be ready for the start of training camp as he rehabs from shoulder surgery and his availability for the regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams is in doubt according to Ed Werder of ESPN.

Thomas underwent surgery in February to repair a torm labrum and reports at the time that there was “no doubt” he would be ready for the regular season were somewhat surprising given that full recovery from this kind of surgery normally takes six to eight months. According to Werder, the good nes is that that Thomas is making “steady progress” in his rehab and has not suffered any unusual setbacks.

Report: LB Bobby Wagner and Seahawks Closing in On New Deal

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There’s good news about a Seahawks player that needs a new deal, and it’s not QB Russell Wilson.

It’s linebacker Bobby Wagner, who has been reportedly talking to the team about a new deal, one that would not allow him to reach free agency after this season.

Wagner was the teams second-round pick in 2012, and has been one of the better defense players on a team that’s been stacked the last couple of seasons on defense.

Last season in 11 games he still went over 100 tackles (104) and two sacks.

 

The quest for three-straight Super Bowl appearances starts in Renton, Washington at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Seahawks training camp (30 minute drive from Seattle). Eager fans can use Hipmunk.com for Seattle flights, in addition to Seattle hotels starting from $128 for out of town fans creating a football destination vacation.

Video: Doug Gottlieb On Marshawn Lynch Keeping Chicken Wings in His Socks

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Damon Amendolara and Jason La Canfora discuss Marshawn Lynch storing chicken wings in his socks while coaching football.

The quest for three-straight Super Bowl appearances starts in Renton, Washington at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Seahawks training camp (30 minute drive from Seattle). Eager fans can use Hipmunk.com for Seattle flights, in addition to Seattle hotels starting from $128 for out of town fans creating a football destination vacation.

Video: Seahawks Richard Sherman Works Customer Service for Nike’s ‘Gear Up’ Day

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spent Saturday working the lines in Nike customer service for the company’s “Gear Up” day, here’s a video of Sherman working the event.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spent Saturday working the lines in Nike customer service for the company's "Gear Up" day.

Posted by Will Brinson on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Supposed True-to-Life Bio Of Marshawn Lynch Won’t Be Released

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The much-anticipated movie titled “Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story” will never see the light of day according to Kenneth Arthur of Rolling Stone.

Shot in Oakland and starring the aforementioned Lynch, the movie was supposed to be a true-to-life and inspiring biopic about the enigmatic Seattle Seahawks star but it has been clear the project went tragically wrong ever since a four-minute trailer was released in February. Wooden acting, stilted dialogue, cheap sets and poor lighting dominated the four-minute clip.

The decision to shelve the project permanently was reportedly made by Lynch himself and he is no longer on speaking terms with the film’s director (and his longtime friend) Mario Bobino.

“He (Bobino) did a terrible job, and the film will never be released,” Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson said.

ironically, Lynch had initially approached Bobino about directing the film, and helped secure the $100,000 to get the project off the ground. Lynch has since reimbursed his investor. Lynch stopped supporting the project after Bobino released the trailer without notifying him and without his permission-a serious violation of trust with a star as secretive and private as Lynch.

In another odd twist, Bobino is now writing a script about his difficulties in making “Family First”. He poured his own money into finishing the movie after Lynch pulled out. “It will never be the same between us,” Bobino said. “I think the issue with me and him now is a trust issue. He doesn’t trust me anymore, so that’s why the movie isn’t going to come out. It’s a trust issue with me now because I put out that promo out with his consent.”

It is hard to believe this movie will never see the light of day considering the proliferation of internet videos, You Tube, etc. Look for “Family First” to eventually play at a midnight screening near you.

Here’s the four-minute trailer of the film:

DE Bennett Says a Holdout From Training Camp is “Definitely Possible”

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Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, unhappy with his current contract, said a holdout from the start of training camp is “definitely possible,” in a phone conversation Monday, Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports.

Bennett said that he is willing to accept the hefty fines that come with missing training camp to further state his dissatisfaction with the four-year, $28.5 million contract ($16 million guaranteed) he signed in 2014. Bennett, who opted to re-sign with the Seahawks instead of signing as a free agent elsewhere, said he has outplayed his contract.

“I know a lot of people disagree because I don’t put up all the numbers, but if you watch the games, I’m doing good things,” he said. “They want me to play five positions but pay me for one.”

Bennett said there have been conversations between his representation and the Seahawks but there have been no indications if the team is willing to re-work his deal. Bennett, who had seven sacks last season and posted 24.5 in the past three seasons, missed Seattle’s voluntary workouts this offseason but attended mandatory minicamp.

Seahawks Agree to Bring Back QB Tarvaris Jackson

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The Sehawks have agreed to re-sign veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports via Marc Sessler of NFL.com. Jackson spent the past two seasons in Seattle as the trusted backup to starter Russell Wilson.

With only R.J. Archer on the roster behind Wilson, the Seahawks hoped all along to bring back Jackson, who has thrown just 14 passes over the past two campaigns.

Jackson also started 14 games for coach Pete Carroll in 2011 after spending his first five seasons with the Vikings. The nine-year veteran met with the Dolphins this offseason, too, but it always felt like T-Jax was bound to come home.

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