Seahawks Agree to Deal with Running Back Eddie Lacy

The Seahawks have a new running back, as today the the team agreed to terms with running back Eddie Lacy, who joins the team from the Green Bay Packers.

NFL.com talked about the deal

Signing with Seattle bolsters an already young and loaded depth chart that includes Thomas Rawls and the versatile C. J. Prosise. Should Lacy remain healthy, his power running style will do well to supplant the fierce, every down style employed by Rawls. Meanwhile, it leaves Green Bay scrambling to fill up their roster. This offseason, Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari told me that he had no doubt converted wide receiver Ty Montgomery could make the transition to full-time bell cow, but that he would miss Lacy if he departed in free agency.

Free Agent RB Eddie Lacy Visiting Seahawks

Packers free agent running back Eddie Lacy is set to visit the Seahawks, Vikings and Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Both the Seattle Seahawks’ and Minnesota Vikings’ interest in Lacy come as no surprise. The Seahawks have yet to solidify their backfield since Marshawn Lynch retired, and it appears the Vikings are in business for a new back after they declined to pick up Adrian Peterson’s option. Lacy is a bruising running back, but he certainly comes with risk.

He’s been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and his play has proven to be rather inconsistent. After racking up back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons to start his career, he totaled just 1,118 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in his past two seasons combined.

However, at just 26 years old, Lacy still has plenty left in the tank. Now it’s just a matter of which quarterback will be handing him the ball.

Seahawks Could Lose Second-Round Pick for Not Disclosing Sherman Injury

Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that the Seahawks could be docked a second-round pick for failing to disclose Richard Sherman’s MCL injury.

Ouch. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has to be regretting his attempts to explain Sherman’s diminished play in 2016 by admitting to the injury.

What the Seahawks did is blatantly against the rules, but a second-rounder would be an extraordinarily severe punishment considering that most teams play at least minor games with their injury reports. The Seahawks are already missing a 2017 fifth-rounder for illegal offseason practice activity.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin Gives Major Props to Falcons Defense After Loss

NFL: JAN 14 NFC Divisional Playoff - Seahawks at Falcons

The Falcons have talked for a few weeks now about the defense making significant strides, but it probably means a little more when such praise comes from an opponent, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

That’s exactly what happened after Saturday’s 36-20 divisional playoff win over Seattle. Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin couldn’t help but give the young Falcons defense its due credit.

“I think they can be great,” Baldwin said. “They are young, but they have a lot of talent. They have a lot of athletic, gifted talent. No one particular person stood out. It was just their effort. They played really, really hard. And you’ve got to respect that about any team.”

Baldwin wasn’t surprised, considering the defense is under the watch of a man he highly respects, Falcons head coach and former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has instilled an attacking mentality into a group that typically includes a starting lineup of four rookies and three second-year players.

Devin Hester Says He’s Retiring After Two Games with the Seahawks

Devin Hester

Signed by the Seahawks just before the playoffs, return specialist Devin Hester said Saturday’s divisional-round loss to the Falcons would be his last game, the Associated Press reports.

If so, the 34-year-old went out in style.

He returned five kickoffs for 194 yards, including a 78-yarder, in Seattle’s 36-20 loss. His most dynamic play was an 80-yard punt return, but it was called back by a holding penalty.

“We were prepared for it, and he still made some terrific plays,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said.

Seahawks at Falcons Thursday Injury Report

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at ATLANTA FALCONS on Saturday
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related), RB Thomas Rawls (not injury related)
  Thursday CB Richard Sherman (not injury related)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday S Jeron Johnson (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (concussion), RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Paul Richardson (foot)
  Thursday TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related), S Jeron Johnson (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (concussion), RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder), RB Thomas Rawls (not injury related), WR Paul Richardson (foot)
 
ATLANTA FALCONS
 
Practice Report
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB Robert Alford (knee), LB Vic Beasley (shoulder), WR Taylor Gabriel (knee), TE Austin Hooper (knee), WR Julio Jones (toe)
  Thursday CB Robert Alford (knee), LB Vic Beasley (shoulder), WR Taylor Gabriel (knee), TE Austin Hooper (knee), WR Julio Jones (toe)

Rams at Seahawks NFL Week 15 Inactives

C.J. Prosise

Rams: QB Sean Mannion, CB Steve Williams, S Maurice Alexander, CB EJ Gaines, G Cody Wichmann, T Pace Murphy, DE Matt Longacre. DE Robert Quinn and RB Benny Cunningham

Seahawks: RB C.J. Prosise, RB Kelvin Taylor, S Tyvis Powell, LB Brock Coyle, LB Ronald Powell, DT John Jenkins and DE Damontre Moore

Pete Carroll Won’t Be Leaving the Seahawks for the Open Head Coaching Job with the Rams

Pete Carroll

Seahawks’ coach Pete Carroll, a California native who famously resurrected the Southern California program, said on Tuesday’s conference call that he had “no comment” to reports that the Rams would love to hire him to replace Jeff Fisher, who was fired Monday, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports.

Asked if he would like to rule the possibility out entirely, Carroll laughed and said, “Yes.”

Carroll is 65, in the first year of an extension that runs through 2019 and in an envied spot as the coach of a team that recently made back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl.

Carroll has been one of several big-name coaches linked to the Rams in the past 24 hours.

Another was Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who previously helped develop Andrew Luck at Stanford and Alex Smith with the San Francisco 49ers. But a source “very close” to Harbaugh told Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report that Harbaugh “isn’t leaving Michigan” and “may never leave Michigan.”

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