Seahawks Work Out Seven Players Including RB Bernard Pierce

Bernard Pierce.

It’s not uncommon in the least for teams to bring in players on Tuesday’s when the NFL Players are off to workout to fill possible roster spots.

The Seahawks took full advantage of that today, as they brought in no less than seven players according to Pro Football Rumors, with the biggest name on the list being running back Bernard Pierce.

The Seahawks worked out free agent running back Bernard Pierce today, according to Doug Kyed of NESN. In addition the club also auditioned six other players, all listed below courtesy of Kyed unless otherwise noted:

FB Tommy Bohanon
DB Chimdi Chekwa
RB Kenny Hilliard
WR Jamel Johnson
LB Randell Johnson
LB Rufus Johnson
FB Darrel Young

Clearly, Seattle is still looking to augment its backfield depth after the revelation that Thomas Rawls will be out for several more weeks while dealing with a hairline fibula fracture. Christine Michael will continue to dominate touches, and the Seahawks also boast C.J Prosise, Alex Collins, and the recently-promoted Terrence Magee on the roster.

QB Russell Wilson Injured; Seahawks Pound 49ers 37-18

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson is already dealing with more injuries in the first three weeks of the 2016 season than the first four years of his career.

This time, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback got lucky.

Wilson threw for 243 yards and a touchdown before suffering a left knee injury and the Seattle Seahawks rolled to a 37-18 rout of the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Wilson was injured with about 10 minutes to go in the third quarter getting pulled down awkwardly on a sack by San Francisco’s Eli Harold.

Harold was called for a horse collar penalty, but the bigger concern was how he fell on Wilson’s left leg.

“Fortunate. I don’t think it’s as severe as it looked,” Wilson said.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll referred to the injury as a slight sprained knee and Wilson was set to undergo an MRI to verify the initial diagnosis.

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49ers at Seahawks NFL Week Three Inactives

Here are today’s inactives for the 49’ers and Seahawks


Christian Ponder (QB)
DuJuan Harris (RB)
Tony Jerod-Eddie (DE)
Taylor Hart (DT)
Marcus Cromartie (CB)


Thomas Rawls (RB)
C.J. Prosise (RB)
Nick Vannett (TE)
Quinton Jefferson (DT)
Tyvis Powell (S)

Seahawks Michael Bennett Calls for a White Player to Join Protests Against Social Injustice

Michael Bennett

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said this week that he thinks it’s time for a white NFL player to join the protests against social injustice, Matt Calkins of the Seattle Times reports.

“You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett said. “For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says there’s a problem, nobody is realistic about it.”

A month after Kaepernick’s dissent captured the nation’s attention, we are yet to see a white NFL player make a similar gesture as “The Star Spangled Banner” plays.

“If somebody like, say, Aaron Rodgers got behind us, I think it would touch home for a lot more people,” said Seahawks defensive lineman Cliff Avril, whose team has chosen to lock arms while standing during the anthem. “At the same time, I see why they probably wouldn’t, because they don’t know what we’re going through. That’s one of those situations where it’s unfortunate.”

Don’t Panic, Seattle Is Still Right In The Super Bowl Mix

Seattle Seahawks v Miami Dolphins

The Seattle Seahawks have stumbled through the early stages of the season but supporters shouldn’t hit the panic button just yet. Pete Carroll’s men scraped past the Miami Dolphins in their season opener at CenturyLink Field before falling short in a very defensive encounter with the Los Angeles Rams.

However, things are about to get easier for the Seahawks – and here is why. Ultimately, the Dolphins and the Rams both possess two exceptional defensive units. Seattle’s makeshift offensive line struggled to cope with the constant pressure from Miami’s dominant front seven whilst Los Angeles’ ball-hawking secondary seems to raise their game against the Seahawks.

In fact, the Rams have won four of the last five divisional clashes with Seattle; so it wasn’t a huge surprise to see Russell Wilson and co fall short against the Rams. But Seahawks fans should cast their minds back to the last couple of years – Seattle ALWAYS start slowly. It is much better to start poorly and pick up form in the second half of the season than to start quickly and tail off. After all, you want to be at your best for the postseason…

Let’s be honest, Wilson is a magician. He is one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League and he is one of the main reasons for Seattle’s success in recent times. To be fair, the Legion of Boom were perhaps the key factor in their NFC dominance but Wilson’s ability to perform a Houdini act outside the pocket is unrivalled on the big stage.

Some believe that Aaron Rodgers is the best in the business, others say Cam Newton but the 12’s KNOW that Russell Wilson is the man. If you need a clutch drive, he will go and get the win – the Seahawks have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on a number of occasions; largely because of Wilson’s unique talent to keep plays alive when all hope is lost.

As of September 22nd, the Seahawks are priced at 10/1 to win the Super Bowl this year and bettors will be keeping an eye on this week’s Betway odds. In the longer term, Pete Carroll’s side will be confident of bringing the title back to Seattle. The Jimmy Graham project is yet to reap the full rewards but the likes of Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Jermaine Kearse are all potent threats in the passing game. Mix that in with Thomas Rawls and Christian Michael out of the backfield and you have a real recipe for points.

It hasn’t been the best of starts but Seattle are just getting warmed up; Carroll will almost certainly get them riled up as the season goes on. Marshawn Lynch is no more but the Seahawks are still a solid, organized football team and another Super Bowl appearance beckons if they can find consistency on offense. Put your faith in Russell Wilson and he will deliver; just stay calm and don’t panic. Russ has got this…

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin Calls for Change in Police Tactics After Shootings

Doug Baldwin

Seahawks wide out Doug Baldwin is speaking out again, as today he had a press conference calling for change in America after another week of violence after more questionable shootings by police.

Baldwin during the presser called on all 50 states’ attorney generals to review police training and procedures.

Here’s the comments from the Seattle wide receiver, who has been vocal of the ongoing situations with police around the country.

“This is not an isolated incident. This is not an isolated conversation. This is not isolated to some specific parts of our country, we see that now. And the advancement of technology has proven that, from video of Rodney King in 1991 to numerous incidents that we now have visual evidence of today.

“Now this is not an indictment of our law enforcement agencies, I just want to be clear. We know that there’s a select few, a very minute few, of law enforcement who are not abiding by those laws and policies. However, we also know that there are laws and policies that are in place that are not correcting the issues that we have in our society right now.

“So, as an American, a black male in this country, I’m suggesting, calling — I’m demanding that all 50 state attorney generals call for a review of their policies and training policies for police and law enforcement to eliminate militaristic cultures while putting a higher emphasis on deescalation tactics and crisis management measures.

“With that being said, I believe that the greatest power we have is our people. And with great power comes great responsibility. And I’ve said this before, and as Martin Luther King famously said that, ‘We must not become a culture, a society, that is more concerned with order than justice.’ And I believe that if we are more concerned with order than justice, then we lose both.”

49ers at Seahawks NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Chip Kelly: 0-1 Pete Carroll: 8-5
LAST WEEK L 46-27 at Carolina L 9-3 at Los Angeles
LAST GAME 11/22/15: 49ers 13 at Seahawks 29. Seattle QB Russell Wilson passes for 260 yards & 3 TDs for 138.5 rating. Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls rushes for 209 yards & TD.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST FOX (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (SF), 93 (Sea). XM: 388 (SF), 228 (Sea).


PASSING Blaine Gabbert: 39-71-413-3-2-74.4 Russell Wilson: 49-78-512-1-1-80.7
RUSHING Carlos Hyde: 37-122-3.3-2 Christine Michael: 25-126-5.0-0
RECEIVING Jeremy Kerley: 10-90-9.0-0 Doug Baldwin: 12-112-9.3-1
OFFENSE 311.0 329.0
DEFENSE 357.0 248.5 (1L)
SACKS Arik Armstead, Ahmad Brooks, Gerald Hodges: 1 Frank Clark: 3 (T2L)
INTs Ray-Ray Armstrong, Antoine Bethea, Navorro Bowman: 1
PUNTING Bradley Pinion: 45.5 Jon Ryan: 43.2
KICKING Phil Dawson: 13 (7/7 PAT; 2/2 FG) Steven Hauschka: 9 (0/1 PAT; 3/3 FG)


49ERS: QB BLAINE GABBERT had 264 pass yards & TD for 98.2 rating in last meeting. Aims for 13th in row with TD pass. Passed for 243 yards & 2 TDs with rush TD in Week 2…RB SHAUN DRAUGHN had 8 catches in last meeting… WR TORREY SMITH had TD catch last week. TE VANCE MC DONALD had 65 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC West. Had 75-yard TD catch in Week 2…DT QUINTON DIAL has 1.5 sacks in past 2 vs. Sea. LB NAVORRO BOWMAN aims for 8th in row vs. Sea with 7+ tackles. Leads team with 20 tackles. LB AHMAD BROOKS has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. Sea. LB GERALD HODGES had 10 tackles, sack & FF in Week 2. CB TRAMAINE BROCK has 6 PD & INT in past 6 on road. CB JIMMIE WARD aims for 4th in row vs. NFC West with PD. S ANTOINE BETHEA had 9 tackles, FF & INT last week…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 260 yards & 3 TDs for 138.5 rating in last meeting. Has 100+ rating in 5 of past 6 at home. Is 6-2 as starter vs. SF with 93.7 rating…RB THOMAS RAWLS rushed for career-high 209 yards & TD with TD catch in last meeting…WR DOUG BALDWIN has 8 TD catches in past 6 at home. WR JERMAINE KEARSE has 3 TD catches in past 4 at home. WR TYLER LOCKETT has 3 TD catches in 2 career meetings. Had 4 receptions for 99 yards last week, 2nd-most rec. yards in career. WR PAUL RICHARDSON had rec. TD in last meeting (12/14/14). TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 10 catches for 76 yards & 2 TDs in 11/9/14 matchup (with NO)…DE CLIFF AVRIL had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 4 vs. SF. DE MICHAEL BENNETT had 3.5 sacks in 10/22/15 meeting. Has 2 sacks & FF in past 3 at home. DE FRANK CLARK had 2 sacks in Week 2, 2nd career multi-sack game. LB BOBBY WAGNER has 8+ tackles in 6 of past 8 vs. SF. LB K.J. WRIGHT had FF in last meeting. Aims for 12th in row with 6+ tackles. S KAM CHANCELLOR has 7+ tackles in 4 of past 6 at home.

Seahawks Fined and Lose 5th Round Pick for OTA Violation

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have been punished for offseason workouts from June 6th, as the team today was fined as well as lost a 5th round draft pick next season for a violation of the CBA.

Ian Rapoport tweeted out the following about the situation.

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