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  • Seahawks GM Addresses QB Geno Smith's Future

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    9:26pm: The Seahawks may be ready to end the trade speculation. Schneider is believed to have informed Smith he will be on the roster on his current contract next season, Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz tweets. Similar assurances in the recent past have led to some course changes; this does come two years after Pete Carroll […]

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith Drew Lock
  • Seahawks To Take A Quarterback In This Year's Draft?

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    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has taken only two quarterbacks in his first 14 drafts with the team -- Russell Wilson in the third round in 2012 and Alex McGough in the seventh round in 2018. However, Schneider characterized this year's QB class as "a good group" and noted that he'd like to break the trend of not selecting QBs in the draft. "I've told you guys in the past and having grown up in the Packer organization for Ron Wolfe, 14 drafts and only drafting two quarterbacks is not something that we're necessarily proud of. It's just happened that way. Every year it's a goal to acquire a quarterback, whether that's draft free agency, whatever it looks like. But, yeah, this year's draft class is a cool group. A lot of variances in there," Schneider said. Seattle doesn't seem all that committed to Geno Smith, and Drew Lock is a free agent this offseason.

    Feb 28 · Source via NFL Draft Seattle Seahawks Drew Lock Geno Smith
  • Abraham Lucas Undergoes Knee Surgery

    Seattle Seahawks right tackle Abraham Lucas (knee),, who started 16 games as a rookie in 2022, was limited to just six games in 2023 due to a knee injury that first flared up in the season opener. Lucas eventually made it back from Injured Reserve last year, but general manager John Schneider confirmed that Lucas had surgery on his knee this offseason, with the hope being that it will allow him to put any lingering knee issue behind him moving forward. The 25-year-old's knee surgery was more of a cleanup procedure, so he should be just fine for training camp this summer and the start of the 2024 regular season this fall.

    Feb 28 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Abraham Lucas
  • Geno Smith In The Team's Plans For Now

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    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on Tuesday that quarterback Geno Smith is the team's starter "until he's not," when asked whether Smith is the team's starter "right now." Smith is coming off an uneven 2023 season and has two years left on his three-year, $75 million deal he signed last March. His $12.7 million base salary for next season became fully guaranteed when the team kept him on their roster past Feb. 16. However, it's believed Seattle would still think about a possible trade. If they were to trade Smith, they'd assume $27 million in dead money, but a new team could acquire him for only $12.9 million next season. The 33-year-old won Comeback Player of the Year in 2022 but was merely average last season. If Smith isn't traded, he'll remain Seattle's starting QB entering the 2024 season and will be best viewed as a QB2 in fantasy.

    Feb 28 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Restructure Geno Smith's Deal

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    It’s been seeming increasingly likely that the Seahawks would hold on to Geno Smith for the 2024 campaign. Thanks to today’s cap machinations, the organization all but confirmed that notion. [RELATED: Seahawks Plan On Retaining Geno Smith?] According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Seahawks have restructured Smith’s deal, converting $9.6MM of his roster bonus into […]

    Feb 23 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Restructure Geno Smith's Contract

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    The Seattle Seahawks restructured quarterback Geno Smith's contract on Thursday, converting his $9.6 million roster bonus into a signing bonus and creating $4.8 million in 2024 salary cap space, according to a source. The Seahawks made the call to bring Smith back for the 2024 season when they decided to keep him on the roster in the middle of this month when his $12.7 million base salary became guaranteed. Seattle could move on from the 33-year-old veteran next year if he disappoints in 2024, as he won't have any guarantees in the final year of his deal. Smith regressed a bit after a career year in 2022 with the Seahawks, and he finished with 3,624 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 15 starts. Expecting him to return to his 2022 level would be foolish, although Smith can pass as a high-end QB2 as long as he stays healthy in 2024.

    Feb 22 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks To Add Josh Bynes To Staff; Chargers, Ravens Showed Interest

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    Josh Bynes announced his retirement in December; he already has a coaching gig lined up. Bynes will bypass the quality control level as well and join former coach Mike Macdonald in Seattle. Enjoying three stints as a Raven, Bynes will reunite with his former defensive coordinator soon. He accepted an offer to join the Seahawks’ […]

    Feb 21 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Josh Bynes
  • Seahawks Expected To Emphasize Running Game In 2024

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    Seattle Seahawks new head coach Mike MacDonald indicated new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb's proficiency scheming the running game likely will be highlighted more in his first job in the NFL in 2024. However, pre-snap motion, screens, and explosive downfield concepts will remain a big part of the menu in an aggressive, yet fundamentally sound offensive attack in Seattle. "We're going to be a physical unit, we're gonna run the football, and we want to have answers for the quarterback and we want to keep it consistent for him so he can play fast and play decisive and get the ball to our playmakers," MacDonald stated. An emphasis on the ground game would be beneficial for Kenneth Walker III, although second-year back Zach Charbonnet will certainly be involved more as well.

    Feb 20 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Zach Charbonnet Kenneth Walker III
  • Tyler Lockett A Potential Cap Casualty?

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett could be a salary cap casualty this offseason. He's 31 years old and will carry a $27.8 million cap hit while coming off a sub-1,000-yard season in 2023. Lockett has been in his nine years in Seattle, but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said it might be a tough dynamic to overcome in 2024. Lockett had 79 receptions on 122 targets for 894 yards and five touchdowns in 17 starts in 2023, but his yardage total was his lowest since his third year in the league in 2017. His contract also has an out clause in it for the 2024 season, so if it looks like he may not be back, he could exercise it and test the free-agent market. If Lockett were to leave, it would be great news for second-year wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba, as he would become the No. 2 behind DK Metcalf.

    Feb 20 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Tyler Lockett
  • Seahawks To Hire Charles London As Quarterbacks Coach

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    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to hire Charles London as their new quarterbacks coach for the 2024 season. The 48-year-old most recently served as the Tennessee Titans' QBs coach and passing-game coordinator last year. He will now join offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and pass-game coordinator Jake Peetz to help lead the Seahawks offense. He'll be working closely with Geno Smith, who had a breakout season in 2022. London started his NFL coaching career as an offensive quality control coach with the Chicago Bears from 2007-09 and was also a scout for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 and an offensive assistant with the Titans in 2011. He then coached the Texans running backs from 2014-17 and the Bears RBs from 2018-20 before joining the Falcons as their QBs coach from 2021-22.

    Feb 19 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Latest On Seahawks LBs Jordyn Brooks, Bobby Wagner

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    The linebacker spot could see plenty of upheaval this offseason in Seattle. Jordyn BrooksBobby Wagner and Devin Bush are each pending free agents, and their chances of being retained vary. [RELATED: Seahawks Moving Toward Retaining Geno Smith?] Brooks, 26, is set to see his rookie contract expire since the Seahawks declined his fifth-year option last spring. That move […]

    Feb 18 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Jordyn Brooks Bobby Wagner
  • Seahawks To Add Charles London To Staff

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    New Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald and offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb have their new quarterbacks coach in former Titans assistant Charles London, according to Jonathan Jones of NFL on CBS. It’s a nice get for Seattle after seeing London interview for offensive coordinator jobs is the past few offseasons. London’s coaching experience in the NFL […]

    Feb 17 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Drew Lock Geno Smith
  • Sources: Seahawks to let Smith collect $12.7M

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    Quarterback Geno Smith, who has $12.7 million in his contract that becomes fully guaranteed Friday, was informed Thursday that he will remain on the Seahawks' roster through this week, allowing that money to trigger.

    Feb 16 · ESPN Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Plan On Retaining Geno Smith?

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    The Seahawks’ QB situation faces plenty of uncertainty entering the 2024 league year. Geno Smith is set to pass an important checkpoint on the way to retaining his starter’s role, however. Smith was informed by the team on Thursday that he will remain on the roster through February 16, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. That is important because […]

    Feb 16 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Drew Lock Geno Smith
  • Latest On Seahawks' Leonard Williams

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    Leonard Williams‘ Giants tenure came to an end at the 2023 trade deadline, and he had a productive audition period with the Seahawks to close out the campaign. That could result in a Seattle contract, something the veteran defensive lineman would be open to. “I definitely like being here,” Williams said when asked about his future, […]

    Feb 15 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Leonard Williams
  • Seahawks Lock In Geno Smith For 2024

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who has $12.7 million in his contract that becomes fully guaranteed on Friday, was informed on Thursday that he will remain on the roster through this week, allowing that money to trigger, according to sources. The Seahawks believed that in today's market, with salaries soaring for starting QBs, the correct decision was to pay the money for Smith, who will now represent a value to Seattle or any other team that decides to acquire him via trade this offseason. The 33-year-old veteran has two years and $75 million left on his three-year deal that he signed last offseason. After leading the league with a 69.8 completion percentage in 2022 while throwing for a career-high 4,282 yards and 30 touchdowns, Smith regressed a bit in 2023. Expecting him to return to his 2022 form would be foolish.

    Feb 15 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • What the Seahawks' coaching hires mean for Geno Smith -- and why Feb. 16 is a key date for his future

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    The Seattle quarterback's base salary for 2024 kicks in on Friday, but could the Seahawks choose to move on at QB before that happens?

    Feb 14 · ESPN Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks To Hire Ryan Grubb As OC

    Mike Macdonald has landed on his new offensive coordinator. According to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the Seahawks are hiring Ryan Grubb as their new OC. [RELATED: Seahawks To Hire Aden Durde As DC] After spending the past two years as the offensive coordinator at Washington, Grubb recently accepted the same position on Alabama’s […]

    Feb 11 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Hire Ryan Grubb As Offensive Coordinator

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    The Seattle Seahawks hired former University of Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb as their new offensive coordinator on Friday. Grubb recently accepted the same position at Alabama, but he will now head to the NFL instead. He spent the last two years as the offensive coordinator for the Huskies under current Alabama head coach Kalen DeBoer, running a pass-heavy offense that ranked sixth in college football in yards per game (487) and sixth in scoring (36.7) in that span. The Huskies led the FBS in passing yards per game (355.8) the last two seasons. The job in Seattle will be Grubb's first in the NFL, and he's expected to bring Alabama offensive line coach Scott Huff with him to the Seahawks. In Washington, Grubb also served as the quarterbacks coach and will spend a lot of time with Geno Smith heading into the 2024 campaign.

    Feb 10 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Seahawks To Hire Aden Durde As DC

    Aden Durde‘s first offseason featuring DC interviews brought five such connections. Four teams went in other directions with their hires, but it looks like Durde will have a chance to move to the coordinator tier this year. The Seahawks are preparing to hire the Cowboys’ defensive line coach to be their next DC, NFL.com’s Tom […]

    Feb 10 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Plan To Hire Aden Durde As Defensive Coordinator

    The Seattle Seahawks plan to hire Aden Durde as their new defensive coordinator, according to a source. Born in England, Durde played in NFL Europe and the NFL before starting his coaching career. The 44-year-old will now take on a big role coordinating Seattle's defense on new head coach Mike MacDonald's staff. Durde was the Dallas Cowboys' defensive line coach for the last three seasons under then-defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. He also served as a coaching intern in 2016 for the Atlanta Falcons before becoming a defensive assistant from 2018-19 and the outside linebackers coach in 2020 while Quinn was the head coach. He started his NFL coaching career as an intern with the Cowboys from 2014-15. MacDonald said he will initially call the defensive plays with the plan to eventually hand over those duties to a defensive coordinator.

    Feb 9 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Chip Kelly Interviews For Seahawks Offensive-Coordinator Job

    Former Oregon head coach and current UCLA head coach Chip Kelly interviewed with the Seattle Seahawks for their offensive-coordinator job on Tuesday night, according to sources. Kelly has generated a bunch of NFL interest during this coaching cycle. He has previous experience in the NFL as the head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, although his fast-paced offenses haven't had near the amount of success in the NFL as they've had in the collegiate game. Kelly has gone 35-34 in six seasons with the Bruins and is looking to return to the NFL. He reportedly interviewed for the same position with the Las Vegas Raiders and was thought to be in consideration for the OC job with the Washington Commanders as well.

    Feb 7 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks, Leonard Williams To Discuss Deal

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    The Seahawks were one of the teams which made a significant addition at the trade deadline, acquiring Leonard Williams from the Giants. He is set to become a free agent, but talks on a Seattle deal will take place. The Seahawks did not pursue an extension with Williams in the aftermath of the trade, something which […]

    Feb 7 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Leonard Williams
  • Latest On Seahawks' HC Decision; Eric Bieniemy On Radar For OC?

    Fallout from the Seahawks and Commanders’ HC hires points to Seattle winning out, hiring Mike Macdonald despite Washington’s push. It took a six-year contract for the Seahawks to land the young defensive coordinator, but they are starting over after initially being connected to Dan Quinn. Likely the Commanders’ fallback option during what turned into a […]

    Feb 6 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks To Hire Jay Harbaugh As Special Teams Coordinator

    When signs were pointing to Jim Harbaugh landing the Chargers’ head coaching position, his son Jay was floated as a logical candidate to join him as special teams coordinator. The latter is indeed making the jump to the NFL, but not in Los Angeles. Harbaugh is set to join the Seahawks as their special teams coordinator, Albert Breer of […]

    Feb 5 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Chiefs' Joe Cullen Drawing DC Interest From Seahawks

    The Commanders made their defensive coordinator hire last night, tapping Joe Whitt for the position. He was joined by Joe Cullen in terms of drawing interest for the position in Washington, however. Cullen is also on the Seahawks’ radar for their DC position, Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reports. Cullen has been in Kansas City for the past two […]

    Feb 5 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Kansas City Chiefs Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Hiring Jay Harbaugh As Special Teams Coordinator

    The Seattle Seahawks are expected to hire Jay Harbaugh to be their special teams coordinator as a part of head coach Mike Macdonald's new staff. The son of new Los Angeles Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh, he spent nine seasons on the Michigan staff under his father. He also worked under his uncle, John Harbaugh, from 2012 to 2014 with the Baltimore Ravens. Macdonald worked with both Harbaughs as he climbed the coaching ranks, so the relationship is not hard to track. Given Jay Harbaugh's family success in the coaching world, don't be surprised if he's a hot head coaching candidate at some point in his career.

    Feb 5 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Latest On Geno Smith's Future With Seahawks

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    According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, it is not certain that quarterback Geno Smith will be back with the Seahawks in 2024. After all, longtime head coach Pete Carroll — who was one of Smith’s biggest champions and who frequently deflected blame away from the veteran passer — has been shifted to an advisory role. GM […]

    Feb 4 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Drew Lock Geno Smith
  • Source: Seahawks hiring Frazier as assistant HC

    The Seahawks plan to hire former Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier as their assistant head coach, a source confirmed to ESPN.

    Feb 4 · ESPN Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Giants Block Seahawks From Interviewing Mike Kafka For OC

    The Seahawks have found their new head coach in Mike Macdonald as well as a key assistant in Leslie Frazer. The team still has an offensive coordinator vacancy, however, and that position will be worth watching as the 2024 hiring cycle winds down. Seattle lost Shane Waldron this offseason when he departed for Chicago. That resulted in the team’s ongoing […]

    Feb 4 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel New York Giants Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks, Leonard Williams Could Run It Back

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    Defensive lineman Leonard Williams played well enough for the Seattle Seahawks after they picked him up at the trade deadline last year, and there's hope that the two sides can reach a contract extension this offseason, according to a league source. Seattle traded a 2024 second-round pick and a 2025 fifth-round selection to the New York Giants for Williams. The second-round pick will be the 47th overall pick for the G-Men. Williams, the former sixth overall pick by the Giants in 2015 out of USC, had 41 tackles (24 solo), four sacks, nine tackles for loss and 11 QB hits in 10 games last year after coming over from New York. Retaining him for 2024 and beyond would be a big win for new defensive-minded head coach Mike MacDonald in his first year with the team.

    Feb 3 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Leonard Williams
  • Seahawks To Add Leslie Frazier To Staff

    After a year off, Leslie Frazier will return to an NFL staff. The former Vikings head coach and Bills defensive coordinator will take a job in Seattle. Mike Macdonald is adding the veteran defensive coach to his staff, NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero tweets. Macdonald has counted Frazier as a mentor, per Pelissero. Frazier and Macdonald coached […]

    Feb 2 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Hire Leslie Frazier As Assistant Head Coach

    The Seattle Seahawks hired Leslie Frazier as their assistant head coach on Friday, according to sources. The former Minnesota Vikings head coach has long been a mentor to new Seahawks head coach Mike MacDonald and will now join his staff in Seattle. MacDonald is the youngest head coach in the NFL after leading the Baltimore Ravens' defense each of the last two years. Frazier, 64, has coached with seven different NFL teams. He got his start as an assistant with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999 and coached with the Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Bengals before being named the head coach of the Vikings in 2011. He most recently served as the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator but was let go last offseason. Frazier interviewed for the Miami Dolphins' defensive-coordinator job and Los Angeles Chargers' head-coaching job before joining the Seahawks.

    Feb 2 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Request OC Interview With Lions' Tanner Engstrand

    With Mike Macdonald now in place as the Seahawks head coach, the organization’s list of offensive coordinator candidates continues to grow. According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB, the Seahawks have requested an interview with Lions pass-game coordinator Tanner Engstrand for their offensive coordinator job. [RELATED: Seahawks Interested In Alabama's Ryan Grubb For OC Role] Engstrand […]

    Feb 2 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Detroit Lions Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Request Permission To Interview Tanner Engstrand

    The Seattle Seahawks have requested permission to interview Detroit Lions passing-game coordinator Tanner Engstrand for their vacant offensive-coordinator position, according to a source. Engstrand is also scheduled to meet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the same position and interviewed for the New England Patriots' offensive-coordinator job last week before they hired Alex Van Pelt on Thursday. Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson, who was a top head-coaching candidate for multiple NFL teams, is sticking around for another year, but that doesn't mean he won't lose a valuable assistant this offseason. Engstrand began his NFL coaching career in 2021 with the Lions and last served as an offensive coordinator in 2011-12 at the University of San Diego.

    Feb 1 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Interested In Alabama's Ryan Grubb For OC Role

    New Seahawks HC Mike Macdonald has a college option in mind to become his offensive coordinator. Weeks after accepting an offer to become Alabama’s OC, Ryan Grubb could return to Washington. In place as the Huskies’ OC over the past two seasons, Grubb is now in play to join the Seahawks, Pro Football Talk’s Mike […]

    Feb 1 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Hiring Mike MacDonald As Next Head Coach

    The Seattle Seahawks are hiring Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald to be the organization's next head coach. Long-time head coach Pete Carroll agreed to step down after 14 years at the helm, and Seattle zeroes in on MacDonald after the Ravens were eliminated from the playoffs. The 36-year-old will become the youngest active head coach in the NFL, but he had an incredible 2023 season. His Baltimore defensive unit faced the four NFC West teams this season, and the Ravens went 4-0 and forced nine turnovers in those contests. He'll now have the task of matching up with Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay twice a year for the foreseeable future. MacDonald was on the Ravens' staff for nine years across two stints and is viewed as the next up-and-coming coach on the defensive side of the ball.

    Jan 31 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks To Interview Mike MacDonald For A Second Time

    The Seattle Seahawks are bringing in Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald for a second interview on Wednesday for their head-coaching job, according to sources. The Seahawks met with the 36-year-old on Tuesday in Baltimore and will now go through the expanded process like they did with their other head-coaching candidates. MacDonald has been the Ravens' defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, and Baltimore finished first in points allowed and sixth in total yards allowed under MacDonald in 2023 before losing this past weekend to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship. He started with the Ravens in 2014 as a coaching intern and coached defensive backs and linebackers before going to Michigan in 2021 to serve as Jim Harbaugh's defensive coordinator.

    Jan 31 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Latest On Pete Carroll's Seahawks Exit, Team's HC Search

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    Hours after the Seahawks closed the regular season with a win over the Cardinals, Pete Carroll said he was ready to return for a 15th season in charge. Two days later, the Seahawks officially announced other plans, moving on from the Super Bowl-winning HC. Carroll may not have been resolute on returning, however. During the […]

    Jan 31 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Bobby Wagner Leonard Williams
  • Seahawks Have Upcoming Decision On Geno Smith

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, 33, has two years left on the three-year, $75 million contract extension he signed last March after being named to the Pro Bowl and winning the league's Comeback Player of the Year award, but Seattle could move on from him this offseason with non-prohibitive salary cap penalties. They would incur $17.4 million in dead money, either by cutting Smith before his $12.7 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed on Feb. 16, or by trading him before March 17. Conventional wisdom suggests the Seahawks will likely keep Smith for at least another year and see if a new coaching staff can get more out of him after a down season in 2023. The 33-year-old veteran had the best QBR over the final six weeks, but he also missed time with injuries and his production dipped across the board from 2022. Losing Pete Carroll as his head coach could hurt Smith the most, but he'll still serve as a high-end QB2 for fantasy managers if he stays in Seattle.

    Jan 30 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Mike MacDonald To Meet With Seahawks On Tuesday

    Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald is scheduled to meet in person with general manager John Schneider and the Seattle Seahawks leadership on Tuesday morning to interview for the team's head-coaching position, according to sources. In addition to Seattle, the Washington Commanders plan to interview MacDonald for their head-coaching position after the Ravens were eliminated in the AFC Championship on Sunday by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens had one of the best defenses in the NFL under MacDonald in 2023, ranking first in points per game allowed (16.5), sixth in total yards per game allowed (301.4), sixth in passing yards per game allowed (191.9) and 14th in rushing yards per game allowed (109.4).

    Jan 29 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Baltimore Ravens
  • Commanders, Seahawks Not Looking At Bill Belichick

    The Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks are the only two NFL teams with current head-coaching openings, and sources say that former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick isn't in play with either team. The only team that Belichick interviewed with was the Atlanta Falcons, and they have since hired Raheem Morris. It all means that Belichick may sit out the 2024 season entirely as he looks for his next head-coaching gig in the NFL. The future Hall of Fame coach could turn to a job in television for 2024 before potentially becoming the most coveted head-coaching candidate next offseason. Another possibility would be a front-office consulting job with a team. Belichick's preference to stay away from a big media market may have severely limited his coaching options after he and the Patriots parted ways following 24 seasons together.

    Jan 28 · Source via Coaching Carousel Washington Commanders Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Plan To Interview Mike MacDonald

    The Seattle Seahawks plan to interview Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald for their head-coaching job this week if the Ravens lose to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's AFC Championship game, according to sources. If the Ravens win and advance to the Super Bowl, the Seahawks will have to wait to talk with MacDonald, but they seem willing to do so. Seattle spoke with Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero this weekend and also plan to meet with Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for a second time early in the week. The Seahawks have also spoken with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka as they look to replace Pete Carroll in 2024.

    Jan 28 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Baltimore Ravens
  • Commanders, Seahawks Not Expected To Make HC Hires This Week

    With the Falcons bringing back Raheem Morris and the Panthers luring Dave Canales from the Buccaneers, the NFC South now has four head coaches again. That leaves just two openings remaining; neither is likely to be filled this week. The Commanders and Seahawks are expected to wait a bit longer, with ESPN’s Adam Schefter noting […]

    Jan 25 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Washington Commanders
  • Dan Quinn To Have Second Interview With Seahawks

    Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second head-coaching interview with the Seattle Seahawks is scheduled for Thursday in Seattle. The Seahawks are going through their second round of interviews for their head-coaching position this week and have five candidates, including Quinn. Quinn previously held the defensive-coordinator position in Seattle from 2013-14 before leaving to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Although the Cowboys haven't had any success in the playoffs, their defenses have excelled for the most part under Quinn in his time there. If the Seahawks are intent on hiring another defensive-minded head coach like Pete Carroll, Quinn might be their best bet.

    Jan 25 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Having Second Interview With Mike Kafka

    The Seattle Seahawks are interviewing New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka for a second time on Wednesday, according to a source. The team's second round of interviews started on Tuesday with Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will have another interview on Thursday, followed by Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris on Friday and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero on Saturday. The Seahawks have also interviewed Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith, Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik and Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for the head-coaching job, but it's unclear if they have been asked to return for a second interview.

    Jan 24 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Bengals To Interview Andy Dickerson For OC Job

    The Bengals are starting to look outside the organization to replace Brian Callahan. According to Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bengals interviewed Seahawks offensive line coach Andy Dickerson for their offensive coordinator job. [RELATED: Titans To Hire Brian Callahan As Head Coach] Dickerson has been coaching in the NFL for more than […]

    Jan 24 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Cincinnati Bengals
  • Pete Carroll Pushing For Chargers' HC Job?

    Although Pete Carroll is one of the top names on this year’s coaching carousel, the 14-year Seahawks leader has not met with a team about its HC position. It appears he is trying to change that. Carroll had wanted to keep going with the Seahawks, admitting he made an aggressive pitch to stay on. The […]

    Jan 23 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Chargers
  • Seahawks Have Second Interviews With Five Candidates

    The Seattle Seahawks are setting up second interviews with head-coaching candidates to start the week, including Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, according to sources. They will likely have others come in for second interviews as well. Seattle is attempting to replace Pete Carroll, who was removed from his position in favor of an advisory role in the front office. Reports last week suggested that Seattle was interested in former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel as well, and he could be a favorite for the gig.

    Jan 22 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Raheem Morris Has Second Interviews With Four Teams

    Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is scheduling second in-person head-coaching interviews with the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Washington Commanders and Seattle Seahawks, according to sources. Morris is a hot candidate this coaching cycle and has head-coaching experience from his time with the Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he won a Super Bowl with the Rams two years ago. He also helped construct a defense in 2023 that helped the Rams get back to the playoffs after a miserable 2022 campaign. The veteran coach has received plenty of recommendations from former players, coaches and executives for another head-coaching job for 2024 and beyond.

    Jan 22 · Source via Coaching Carousel Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Washington Commanders Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Arranging Second HC Interviews With Five Candidates

    Seattle’s first head coaching search since 2010 has seen a number of first interviews take place, and more are coming. A list of candidates set to receive a second look has emerged as well, however. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports Seattle is arranging second interviews with five head coaching candidates: Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro […]

    Jan 22 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Ben Johnson Busy With Head-Coaching Interviews

    Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson has head-coaching interviews scheduled with the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Chargers this weekend before his team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Johnson also interviewed with the Carolina Panthers on Friday and was expected to interview with the Washington Commanders as well. He was Detroit's passing-game coordinator in 2021 before being promoted to offensive coordinator last year. The Lions have ranked in the top five in both total offense and passing offense during Johnson's tenure with the team. He spent his first seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins before landing with the Lions in 2020. Johnson is viewed as a favorite for the Carolina job despite turning the same position down in 2023 to stay in Detroit for another season.

    Jan 20 · Source via Coaching Carousel Detroit Lions Atlanta Falcons Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Chargers Carolina Panthers
  • Seahawks Interview Frank Smith On Thursday

    The Seattle Seahawks interviewed Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith for their head-coaching position on Thursday. Smith also interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons' head-coaching position this week. He joined the Dolphins with head coach Mike McDaniel last year and has also coached with the Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints. Seattle is expected to interview Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris as they look to replace Pete Carroll, who will now serve the Seahawks in an advisory role.

    Jan 19 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Saints Request OC Interview With Seahawks' Shane Waldron

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    A third candidate has emerged for the Saints’ OC vacancy. New Orleans has sent an interview request for Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. The Saints are in the market for an OC for the first time since 2009 after Pete Carmichael was fired yesterday. The team (which has competition for the top […]

    Jan 17 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel New Orleans Saints Seattle Seahawks Derek Carr
  • John Schneider To Oversee All Football Operations

    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider will have the final say on all personnel decisions moving forward now that former head coach Pete Carroll into an advisory role. Carroll said he "competed hard" to remain the coach for his 14th season, but the franchise wanted to move in a different direction. The veteran coach guided the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013 and 2014, including a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Seattle was 137-89-1 and have only finished below .500 three times under Carroll. The Seahawks have had a revolving door of coordinators in recent years, and both offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt might not return for the 2024 season, depending on who the next head coach is.

    Jan 17 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Request To Interview Bobby Slowik

    The Seattle Seahawks put in a request to interview Houston Texans offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik for their head-coaching job, according to a source. Slowik now has five head-coaching requests after impressing as a first-time play-caller with a rookie quarterback in 2023. He's also drawing interest from the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans and Washington Commanders. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have requested to interview eight head-coaching candidates after deciding to move on from long-time head coach Pete Carroll last week. In addition to getting ready for head-coaching interviews, Slowik will be preparing to face off against the Ravens on the road in Baltimore in the Divisional Round of the postseason this Saturday.

    Jan 16 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Houston Texans
  • Seahawks Request To Interview Ben Johnson

    The Seattle Seahawks have requested to interview Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson for their vacant head-coaching position. Pete Carroll, Seattle's head coach since 2010, agreed to step down as the team's leader after 137 wins and two Super Bowl appearances -- opening the position. Johnson is seemingly the hottest name in this year's cycle after leading Detroit to the No. 3 total offense in 2023. The 37-year-old has drawn interest from several franchises, so there will be a competitive market for his services. Seattle has dynamic playmakers and young players with upside, including DK Metcalf, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Kenneth Walker, and Zach Charbonnet, so the job could be appealing for an offensive-minded coach.

    Jan 16 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Detroit Lions
  • Seahawks Request HC Interview With Raiders DC Patrick Graham

    Patrick Graham has earned another head coaching interview. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Seahawks have requested an interview with the Raiders defensive coordinator. [RELATED: Seahawks Request HC Interview With Giants OC Mike Kafka] The veteran coach worked his way up through the Patriots coaching staff, and following stints with the Giants and Packers, […]

    Jan 16 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Las Vegas Raiders Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Request HC Interview With Giants OC Mike Kafka

    The Seahawks’ list of head coaching candidates continues to grow. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team requested a head coaching interview with Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. [RELATED: 2024 NFL Head Coaching Search Tracker] Following a successful first season in New York, Kafka emerged as a serious head coaching candidate last offseason. The coordinator […]

    Jan 15 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel New York Giants Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Request HC Interviews With Dan Quinn, Frank Smith, Ejiro Evero, Raheem Morris

    Dan Quinn came up as the first known candidate to replace Pete Carroll in Seattle. The ex-Carroll lieutenant will indeed land on the Seahawks’ request list. The Seahawks sent out a slip to the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Quinn, 53, enjoyed multiple stints in Seattle, the second of which coming when […]

    Jan 15 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Seahawks Looking At Dan Quinn, Others For Head-Coaching Job

    The Seattle Seahawks have begun putting out interview requests for their vacant head-coaching job, and they've requested Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Frank Smith, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, according to a source. Quinn will interview for the same position for the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, for the Washington Commanders on Thursday and for the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. Despite Dallas' defense's collapse in the loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the wild-card round, Quinn is still a very popular head-coaching candidate yet again this cycle. If the Cowboys fire Mike McCarthy, Quinn could become the favorite to take over in Dallas, too.

    Jan 15 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Bears Plan To Interview Kentucky's Liam Coen For OC Job; Team Meets With Seahawks' Greg Olson

    8:45pm: Another name can be added to the list of Bears OC targets. Chicago interviewed Seahawks QBs coach Greg Olson yesterday, Michael Silver of the San Francisco Chronicle notes. Olson took his Seattle position last year after a single season with the Rams. The 60-year-old has served as a coordinator with the Lions, Rams, Buccaneers, Jaguars and – […]

    Jan 14 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Chicago Bears Seattle Seahawks
  • Bears Request Interview With Seahawks OC Shane Waldron For Lateral Move

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    With Pete Carroll no longer manning the head coaching role in Seattle, the Bears have decided to try and lure Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron into their newly vacated position of the same name. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Chicago has requested to interview Waldron for their offensive coordinator position. Since Carroll is no […]

    Jan 11 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Chicago Bears Geno Smith
  • Seahawks Expected To Be Interested In Dan Quinn

    The Seattle Seahawks are moving on from long-time head coach Pete Carroll, and according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could be a top target in their coaching search. Quinn spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as Seattle's defensive coordinator, leading a unit that allowed fewer than 300 yards per game in 2013 (273.6) and 2014 (267.1). Seattle made the Super Bowl in both seasons, propelling Quinn to land the Atlanta Falcons head-coaching job for the 2015 season. He went 43-42 as Atlanta's head man, including 3-2 in the playoffs and one NFC Championship victory. After being let go by Atlanta in 2020, he's led Dallas to three straight fantastic seasons on defense. Given the familiarity with the Seahawks organization, it's no surprise he could be a top candidate.

    Jan 10 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Dallas Cowboys
  • Pete Carroll Out As Seahawks Head Coach

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    Veteran coach Pete Carroll is out as the Seattle Seahawks head coach following a 9-8 season in which the team did not qualify for the playoffs. It's a bit of a surprising move, but Seattle hasn't enjoyed much postseason success in recent seasons. Carroll will end his time in Seattle with a 137-89-1 regular season record, a 10-9 postseason record, two trips to the Super Bowl, and one Super Bowl victory. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Carroll could remain with the organization in a different role, but he will no longer lead the franchise. With a new coaching staff coming in, quarterback Geno Smith's job security is certainly in question. The Seahawks' head coaching job is now open for the first time since 2010 when Carroll was initially hired.

    Jan 10 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Pete Carroll Intends To Stay For 15th Season With Seahawks

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    Pete Carroll retirement noise circulated briefly as the season wound down, but the longtime Seahawks head coach swatted those away Monday morning. The NFL’s oldest HC is planning to stay on for a 15th season in 2024. The Seahawks finished 9-8 for a second straight season. Considering the draft capital the team used from the […]

    Jan 8 · Pro Football Rumors Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Pete Carroll Plans To Return In 2024

    Despite speculation that he might retire following the conclusion of the 2023 season on Sunday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that he plans to return in 2024 for his age-73 season. "I'm not won out. I'm not tired," Carroll said. The Seahawks pulled out a 21-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 18 on Sunday but were eliminated from the playoffs because the Green Bay Packers also won. It's just the fourth time the Seahawks will miss the postseason under Carroll. He just completed his 14th season in Seattle as the head coach and previously led the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013-14, including a win in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks are 137-89-1 in games coached by Carroll and have only finished under .500 three times under him. The league's oldest active coach signed a five-year extension with Seattle in 2020.

    Jan 8 · Source via Coaching Carousel Seattle Seahawks
  • Will Dissly Scores In Season Finale

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    Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly had 46 receiving yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. While Dissly was the one who scored, it was Colby Parkinson who saw the biggest increase in snaps after the early departure of Noah Fant (hand) due to injury. Both tight ends tied with wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba to lead the team in receptions with three apiece. In a season where Seattle's offensive line was often injured and struggling to hold their ground, the Seahawks rotated their tight ends frequently and utilized them as extra blockers more often than not. As such, the touchdown was Dissly was rarely involved in the passing game and his production in Week 18 leaves him with a final tally of 17 catches for 172 yards and one touchdown in 2023.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Will Dissly
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba Has Quiet Finish

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba caught three of his five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals. The receptions were tied with tight ends Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson for the team lead but made for a quiet end to a modest debut season for the Ohio State product. Selected 20th overall in the 2023 draft, there were hopes that Smith-Njigba would replicate the first-year successes of his former college teammates Garrett Wilson and Christian Olave. As it was, Smith-Njigba proved to be firmly entrenched as the third receiver on Seattle's depth chart and was probably lucky to see the amount of work that he did. His production was also hindered by the routes designed for him, as his average depth of target of 5.8 yards was among the lowest in the league. His rookie year will conclude with 63 receptions for 628 yards and four touchdowns in 17 games.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba
  • Tyler Lockett Ends 2023 With A Touchdown

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett saw four targets in Week 18, catching two passes for 71 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 21-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Late-game heroics were once again necessary to give the Seahawks the win and this time it was Lockett's turn to be the star. At the two-minute warning quarterback Geno Smith dropped a 34-yard pass over Lockett's shoulder just as he made it to the end zone to bring the Seahawks within a point of Cardinals. Lockett was also on the receiving end of Smith's throw to secure the ensuing two-point conversion which put Seattle ahead and eventually gave them the win. Lockett appeared in all 17 Seahawks games in 2023 and finishes the season with 79 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns. The nine-year veteran has spent his entire career in a Seahawks uniform. While he does have outs in his contract, it would be a surprise to see him playing anywhere but Seattle in 2024.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Tyler Lockett
  • DK Metcalf Closes Out Season With One Catch

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf saw a team-high six targets in Week 18 but had just one catch for 10 yards in Sunday's win, making it his least productive game of the year. Most of the balls that went Metcalf's way were well off-target as quarterback Geno Smith was under intense pressure and hurrying throws for most of the game. Metcalf was denied two additional receptions as well. The first was denied by a pass interference penalty that Seattle accepted to gain a first down and the other was overturned upon official review. It was a disappointing end to the season for Metcalf, who had just two top-12 finishes in 2023. Despite the down year, he still had his third 1,000-yard season in his five-year career, ending with 66 catches for 1,114 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Metcalf, under contract through 2025, will return to Seattle next season as their top receiving threat.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf
  • Zach Charbonnet Efficient In Backup Role

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet had his most productive game in weeks in Sunday's win over the Arizona Cardinals. The rookie took five rushing attempts 32 yards and caught both of his targets for 28 receiving yards. His receptions late in the fourth quarter advanced the Seahawks into Cardinals' territory, setting up Geno Smith's 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett. The selection of Charbonnet in the second round of the 2023 draft sparked a debate that he might contend for the starting role but he was firmly in the backseat behind second-year running back Kenneth Walker III. It will be hard to predict what the depth chart will look like in 2024, but Charbonnet can be expected to hang on to his role as the passing down back at the least. Charbonnet's first season ends with 462 rushing yards and one touchdown gained on 108 carries and 209 receiving yards on 33 catches.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Zach Charbonnet
  • Kenneth Walker III Leads Backfield With 17 Carries

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III took 17 carries for 78 yards in Week 18. He also caught his only target for three yards in the win over the Arizona Cardinals. Ten of Walker's attempts were for three yards or less but his stat line was bailed out with four rushes that resulted in gains of at least 11 yards. Coming into the season his status as the starter was threatened after the Seahawks drafted Zach Charbonnet in the second round of the 2023 draft. Injuries aside, Walker held onto his role all year but Charbonnet's efficiency makes depth chart projections murky for 2024. Playing in 15 games in 2023, Walker had 219 carries for 905 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. He also had 29 catches for 259 yards and one receiving touchdown.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Kenneth Walker III
  • Geno Smith Leads Another Game-Winning Drive

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went 16-for-28 for 189 passing yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Smith also gained 28 rushing yards on three carries in the game. Smith was under heavy pressure throughout the contest and had difficulty syncing up with his receivers. Still, Smith once again led a game-winning drive on the Seahawks' last drive of the game, the fifth time this season he has done so. Smith connected with wide receiver Tyler Lockett for a 34-yard touchdown with 1:54 left on the clock. Smith then went back to Lockett to secure the go-ahead two-point conversion. Even with the win, the Seahawks will not advance to the playoffs as their chances were dependent also on a Green Bay Packers loss. Having signed a three-year contract with the Seahawks in March, Smith will likely return as the starter in 2024 and will end the season with 3,624 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 15 games.

    Jan 8 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Noah Fant Won't Be Back On Sunday

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    Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant (hand) won't return to Sunday's meeting with the Arizona Cardinals. The 26-year-old suffered a hand injury in the first half, so he'll finish without a catch. At any rate, Fant hasn't been a routine fantasy performer all year, and Week 18 may cap off another underwhelming season. But if anything, his absence could open up more targets for Colby Parkinson and Will Dissly for the rest of the contest, although neither player can be trusted from a fantasy standpoint.

    Jan 7 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Noah Fant
  • Noah Fant Injures Hand, Questionable To Return

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    Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant (hand) exited during the first half of Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals and is officially questionable to return. At the time of his departure, he had not been targeted yet. The 26-year-old has been inconsistent this season but did impress last week, turning six targets into five catches for 59 yards. Look for Will Dissly to step up as the Seahawks' top tight end until Fant can return.

    Jan 7 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Noah Fant
  • Seattle D/ST Hard To Trust In Week 18

    All season long Seattle's D/ST has been a hard play. Seattle is a bottom-10 team in points allowed this season, giving up 23.9 per game, and they have allowed 27 or more points seven times this season (and gave up 26 to Washington in Week 10). Perhaps feeding into this is the fact that the Seahawks allow the second-most plays per game (67.4) to their opponents. In Week 18, the Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals, who have been running 68.0 plays per game over the last three weeks. The Cardinals' wide receiver group is suspect but Seattle has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points per game to running backs and has given up a touchdown to tight ends in three of their last four games, which play into the hands of James Conner and Trey McBride. Whether your league finishes in Week 18 or you are looking for DFS options, fade Seattle's D/ST in their last game of the season.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
  • Jason Myers A Good Bet In Week 18

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    Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts and connected on both extra-point tries in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The field goal attempts were from 24, 42, and 43 yards away. Myers has been perfect on extra-point attempts all season and he now has a four-game streak without a missed field goal. Myers' 33 made field goals are tied for second-most and only two behind league leader Brandon Aubrey. He will try to extend his streak to a fifth game when the Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Cardinals have only seen four field goal attempts in the last three weeks but opponents have scored 13 touchdowns in that time, so Myers figures to be involved one way or another in the last game of the regular season. Fantasy managers still playing in Week 18 can feel secure in giving Myers one last start.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jason Myers
  • Noah Fant A Fade In Week 18

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    Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant set season-highs for receptions and targets last Sunday, catching five of six targets for 59 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has led the team's tight end group in snap share all season but has seldom been involved as a pass catcher. Going into the last game of the regular season Fant has 32 receptions for 414 yards and no touchdowns. In Week 18, the Seahawks finish the season against the Arizona Cardinals who have given up the second-fewest receptions to tight ends in 2023, though they have allowed a touchdown to the position in each of their last two games. There is an outside chance that Fant's touchdown drought ends on Sunday, but not one big enough that managers playing in a Week 18 championship should bank on. Likewise, at his price in DFS contests, better options can be found.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Noah Fant
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ready For Rematch Against Arizona

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba saw a season-low two targets in Week 17. The one catch he made resulted in a 12-yard touchdown, salvaging an otherwise forgettable outing. Working behind veterans DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett (toe), Smith-Njigba never had the big rookie breakout that fantasy football players were hoping for in 2023. His best game of the season came in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, when he caught four passes for 63 yards (his season-high, tied once) and a touchdown. Metcalf was absent from that contest but he will be starting in Week 18 when the Seahawks and Cardinals square off again on Sunday. Arizona's secondary is exploitable but their run defense is the worst in the league, so it is likely that Seattle leans on the run to the detriment of their pass catchers. Smith-Njigba is on the field often enough to warrant taking a chance on in DFS lineups but managers in a Week 18 championship game should not bank on the aforementioned breakout game occurring in the season finale.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Jaxon Smith-Njigba
  • Tyler Lockett Good To Go In Week 18

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (toe) is healthy and ready to play in Week 18. The nine-year veteran popped up on the team's injury report on Thursday with a sore toe but he was still able to practice in full and has no designation heading into the last game of the regular season. The Seahawks are on the bubble for a playoff berth and will be in a must-win situation on Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona's defense has been extremely generous to opposing running backs this season, to the detriment of wide receiver production. In the teams' last meeting, Lockett caught four of his five targets for 38 yards. While he has had some big games this year his price tag is still too high to make him worth the gamble in DFS and players would be better served looking further down for greater odds at a bigger hit.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Tyler Lockett
  • DK Metcalf Set For A Strong Finish

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf had his third 100-yard game of the season last Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, catching five of eight targets for 106 yards. The yardage carried him across the 1,000-yard mark for the year, giving him his third such season in his five-year career. In Week 18, Metcalf and the Seahawks are in a must-win situation to make the playoffs when they take on the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has not allowed much production to wide receivers in 2023, but that is likely a symptom of being the worst run defense in the league. The Cardinals' frequent use of zone coverage could benefit Metcalf though. The last time Seattle played a team that utilized the scheme as much as Arizona was Week 11 against the Los Angeles Rams, and Metcalf came out of that game with five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. Metcalf is a solid play in the last week of the regular season, though his ceiling might be capped considering that Seattle may opt to go run-heavy.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf
  • Zach Charbonnet Finishing Season In Backup Role

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet will finish out the season working behind Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) in Week 18. Despite dealing with a shoulder injury that limited his ability to practice this week, Walker is off the team's injury report and ready to start against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Charbonnet has been featured in passing down situations and inside the two-minute warning, but if past usage holds then it will be Walker who sees the lion's share of the running back touches. Last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Charbonnet caught all five of his targets for 39 yards. The Cardinals have given up the most fantasy points per game to running backs and have allowed eight receiving touchdowns to the position this season. Fantasy managers in a Week 18 championship should avoid Charbonnet, while DFS players could take a chance on him and hope his workload in the passing game leads to a touchdown.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Zach Charbonnet
  • Kenneth Walker III Primed For Big Finish

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    Seattle Seahawks running back (shoulder) is on track to play in Week 18 against the Arizona Cardinals. The 23-year-old logged a DNP on Wednesday and was limited in practice on Thursday, before finally participating in full on Friday. Walker has been playing through a shoulder injury so it may be the Seahawks were simply managing his workload ahead of a must-win game to make the playoffs. Walker is set up for a big game on Sunday against one of the worst run defenses in the league. The Cardinals see the most rushing attempts per game in the league (31.0, tied with the Jets) and have allowed the most rushing yards. In their last meeting, Walker had his only 100-yard game of the season and will look to repeat that feat in the season finale. Walker has as good of a matchup as he could hope for to end the regular season and has RB1 potential in Week 18.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Kenneth Walker III
  • Geno Smith A Solid Bet In Week 18

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith posted a decent line in a losing effort in Week 17. Facing the Pittsburgh Steelers, he completed 23-of-33 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown and took three carries for 33 yards on the ground. Sitting on the playoff bubble, Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals is a must-win game for the Seahawks. Arizona's completion percentage allowed of 69.25% is the second-worst mark in the league and the team has allowed eight passing touchdowns in the last three weeks. Several regularly starting quarterbacks will be on the bench for the NFL season finale pushing Smith up the QB ranks. With a thinner field and a soft opponent, Smith is looking like a viable DFS pick and could play his way into low-end QB1 territory in an effort to secure a playoff berth for Seattle.

    Jan 6 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Geno Smith
  • Tyler Lockett Added To Week 18 Injury Report

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    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (toe) was added to the Week 18 injury report on Thursday but he managed to practice in full. It's something worth watching, but it doesn't appear to be anything that will compromise Lockett from playing in a must-win Week 18 regular season meeting with the Arizona Cardinals. The 31-year-old hasn't really had any true breakthrough games this year, and the presence of rookie first-rounder Jaxon Smith-Njigba is the reason why. Still, he should be able to bounce back in an excellent matchup from his one-catch outing in the Week 17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game the Seahawks need to win. Lockett will be a boom/bust DFS option with a low ceiling this weekend. He has been held under 25 yards in two of his last four games.

    Jan 4 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Tyler Lockett
  • Kenneth Walker III Returns To Limited Practice

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    Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) returned to a limited practice session on Thursday after he was listed as a non-participant in the first practice of the week on Wednesday. Head coach Pete Carroll said that Walker is in a better spot than he was last week, when he played through his shoulder injury and had 10 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unless he has a setback on Friday, Walker should be active this Sunday in a must-win game against the Arizona Cardinals. It's a great matchup for Walker as well, and given all the uncertainty around the NFL in Week 18 with teams resting players, the 23-year-old second-year back will be a popular DFS play.

    Jan 4 · Source via Seattle Seahawks Kenneth Walker III
  • Bobby Wagner Intends To Play In 2024; Seahawks Interested In New Deal

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    With the Seahawks in danger of missing the playoffs, Week 18 could represent the team’s final game this season. As a result, questions have been asked with respect to linebacker Bobby Wagner‘s future. The 33-year-old departed Seattle last year to join his hometown Rams. He asked for and was granted his release following a disappointing campaign […]

    Jan 4 · Pro Football Rumors Seattle Seahawks Jordyn Brooks Bobby Wagner
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