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 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

Practice Report
  Wednesday TE Jimmy Graham (not injury related), RB Thomas Rawls (not injury related)
  Thursday CB Richard Sherman (not injury related)
  Wednesday S Jeron Johnson (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (concussion), RB C.J. Prosise (shoulder)
  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)
Practice Report
  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 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.”

Richard Sherman Slams the NFL for Staying with Thursday Night Games: “Poopfest, It’s Terrible”

Richard Sherman

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blasted the NFL on Tuesday for continuing to schedule Thursday night games, Sheil Kapadia of reports.

“Poopfest. It’s terrible,” Sherman said. “We got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you’ve got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.”

The Seahawks visited the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. They host the Los Angeles Rams at home on Thursday.

Sherman said his body will likely be only 50 to 60 percent recovered by the time the Seahawks have to play again.

He has taken the league to task on a number of things this season, but he said Thursday night games are among the top five issues he has with the NFL.

“Because it’s just no regard,” Sherman said. “It’s hypocritical, as I’ve stated before. They make this huge stance about player safety. Then you put the players in tremendous danger.

What if the Seahawks Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

Donald Trump

Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Seahawks will look like made in the likeness of Trump!


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