Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Read.

Seahawks’ Wilson debuts for a day as Ranger | Sportspress Northwest
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson looked comfortable at a Rangers workout Monday in Arizona. Texas surprised when it selected Wilson in last December’s Rule 5 draft.

Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks thinks NFL-proposed N-word ban is 'atrocious idea' - ESPN
Richard Sherman does not agree with the NFL's proposed ban on use of the N-word on the playing field, calling it an "atrocious idea" that is "almost racist."

Seattle Seahawks don’t use franchise tag on Michael Bennett, Steven Hauschka - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The NFL's deadline to use franchise tags has now passed. As many expected, the Seahawks did not use their tag on anyone. This post was written before the deadline.]

QB Wilson flashes leather at Rangers camp; scouts offer opinions - CBSSports.com
Russell Wilson looked good with the glove as a one-day Rangers player but really came to bring a message of hard work.

Ex-WSU safety Deone Bucannon’s draft stock is rising | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
During his four years in the Palouse, Deone Bucannon established a reputation as one of the most-ferocious hitters in the Pac-12 conference and finished his career with some eye-popping numbers.

NFL moves: Hardy, Folk franchised; Seahawks cut Rice, Bryant
Panthers, Jets use franchise tag while Seahawks part with Red Bryant, Sidney Rice.

Seahawks pass on using franchise or transition tag
The deadline for designating franchise and transition players passed, and so did the Seahawks. But that should come as no surprise after GM John Schneider said recently that he didn’t anticipate using either tag.

NFL moves: Hardy, Folk franchised; Seahawks cut Rice, Bryant
Panthers, Jets use franchise tag while Seahawks part with Red Bryant, Sidney Rice.

Seahawks pass on using franchise or transition tag
The deadline for designating franchise and transition players passed, and so did the Seahawks. But that should come as no surprise after GM John Schneider said recently that he didn’t anticipate using either tag.

Free agency primer: Top seven tight ends - NFL.com
The deepest positions in free agency this offseason: Defensive end, cornerback, and the offensive line. Tight end is the shallowest. (With quarterback and linebacker not far behind.)

Jim Harbaugh insists contract, power aren't issues in San Francisco - NFL - Michael Rosenberg - SI.com
There are a lot of rumors about Jim Harbaugh these days. He was almost traded to the Cleveland Browns. He wants more money. He wants more power. He will leave the San Francisco 49ers after the upcoming season, one year before his contract expires.

Why the Seahawks probably won’t be trading for Jimmy Graham | Seahawks Draft Blog
So yeah, this happened today…

Carroll says Seahawks 'maybe' have a chance to get back Bryant and Rice | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are debuting their season highlights film in Seattle tonight, with coach Pete Carroll and a few players meeting the media before hand.

Red Bryant always left it all on the field
Monday metatarsal musings: Gone, but never forgotten. After his release by the Seahawks last week, that will be Red Bryant’s legacy because of how the veteran defensive end played the game and the person he became.

Russell Wilson: 'Never say never' to baseball - 710sports.com
The Texas Rangers were hoping some of Russell Wilson's winning mojo would help their squad when they invited the Seahawks' Super Bowl-winning quarterback to Spring Training. They may have also reminded Wilson about his love for baseball.

Michael Bennett calls talks with Seahawks 'positive' - 710sports.com
"I had conversations before I left," he told "SiriusXM Blitz"hosts Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon. "Pete expressed that he wanted me to be here and so did John, and they're going to do the best they can do to try to work out a deal. And I look forward to that, get a chance to come back."

On next Kaepernick deal and advanced data - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"I guess, I could have a different answer if he was under contract for eight more years -- versus under contract for one more year -- so I'm particularly intrigued with that article, which I have to go and read," Marathe said, tongue in cheek.

Seahawks don’t use franchise tag, as expected | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
The deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise or transition tag past Monday afternoon, and as expected, the Seahawks did not tag any of their pending free agents. That means players like defensive end Michael Bennett, receiver Golden Tate and kicker Steven Hauschka will all become free agents March 11 unless they agree to contract extensions with Seattle between now and then.

Seahawks don’t use franchise tag, as expected | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
The deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise or transition tag past Monday afternoon, and as expected, the Seahawks did not tag any of their pending free agents. That means players like defensive end Michael Bennett, receiver Golden Tate and kicker Steven Hauschka will all become free agents March 11 unless they agree to contract extensions with Seattle between now and then.

NFL might experiment with making extra-point attempts longer - NFL.com
The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would make it a 42-yard attempt -- rather than the 2-yard line, where it is currently placed.

Anquan Boldin dismisses any Jim Harbaugh tension - NFL.com
Anquan Boldin, new contract in hand, said any locker room issues with Jim Harbaugh were news to him. In fact, he said the coach was a big part of why he stayed with the San Francisco 49ers.

Free agency primer: Top seven tight ends - NFL.com
Jermichael Finley has serious medical questions to answer before teams sign him. But if he's available, Finley could be one of the biggest game-changers in free agency.

Russell Wilson on baseball return: 'Never say never' - NFL.com
"You never say never," Wilson said. "I've always had the dream of playing two sports. If it somehow was a miracle that it could work out, I would consider it. I wouldn't say never, but at the same time, obviously my focus is on winning a championship for the Seattle Seahawks and playing for a long time."

NFL free agency primers: Top free agents by position - NFL.com
Our Around The League writers break down the best available free agents in the NFL by position. They've got you covered, from quarterbacks to wide receivers to linebackers.

Jimmy Graham franchise tagged by New Orleans Saints - NFL.com
Jimmy Graham was officially franchise tagged as a tight end Monday by the New Orleans Saints. Will the star pass-catcher now file a grievance to be paid like a wide receiver?

Franchise tag winners? Owners, Hardy; Losers? Maybe Saints - CBSSports.com
The owners always win when it comes after the franchise tag deadline. Other winners, Panthers' DE Greg Hardy. Losers? The Saints, who may pay more than they want or not get what they deem appropriate for Jimmy Graham.

Free agency: What players should be top priorities to keep team by team - CBSSports.com
Jairus Byrd. Karlos Dansby. Antonio Smith. Michael Johnson. Here's free advice on what untagged players should be signing priorities for every team.

Colin Kaepernick no longer has NFL combine-record for fastest pass - CBSSports.com
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a record-setting 59 mph pass at the 2011 NFL combine, someone topped that in 2014.

2014 Pro Days: 19 teams watch Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman - CBSSports.com
Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman is seeking to become the first Gopher selected in the first round since 2006, and worked out in front of representatives from 19 NFL teams Monday.

2014 Pro Days: Donte Moncrief highlights Ole Miss workout - CBSSports.com
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief stood on his workout numbers from the 2014 NFL Combine, but looked to impress during positional drills at Ole Miss' pro day.

2014 Pro Days: Auburn's Robinson, Ford to draw a crowd - CBSSports.com
Every NFL team is expected to be represented Tuesday on The Plains, where defensive end Dee Ford gets another opportunity to back up his claim at the Scouting Combine that he's a better player than "blind dog" Jadeveon Clowney.

2014 Pro Days: Pittsburgh DT Donald continues climb - CBSSports.com
First-round prospect Aaron Donald said he retired his 40-yard dash cleats at the Scouting Combine, but he performed in front of 28 teams, including head coaches Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly at Pitt's Pro Day on Monday.

NFL Prospect Focus: Dee Ford and Jeremiah Attaochu | National Football Post
These two gems from the Southeast could make a team very happy in the NFL Draft.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
There are always two sides to every story.

Which colleges produce the most NFL talent? | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti breaks it down by school.

Report: 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick wants $18 million per year in new contract | Audibles - SI.com
The San Francisco 49ers selected Colin Kaepernick in the second round of the 2011 draft out of Nevada to be their quarterback of the future, and he became that halfway through the 2012 season, when then-starter Alex Smith suffered a concussion.

2014 NFL Free Agency Primer: Top quarterbacks, running backs | Audibles - SI.com
For NFL teams, the next three months are the league's version of Christmas shopping. Between free agency, which starts March 11, and the draft, which kicks off in early May, this is the time to get your salary cap situations cleaned up (as much as possible) and take a run at the most intriguing ...

NFL Draft: Division III Adham Talaat doesn’t let hearing impairment stop him | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
On the surface, Adham Talaat is a typical Division III player trying to pursue his NFL dreams.

Is Colin Kaepernick worth $18M? He and other 2011 draft picks will strike gold soon | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
NFL Blog: Shutdown Corner

Harbaugh says there’s no chance he’ll leave San Francisco in the next two years | ProFootballTalk
Many league and media insiders believe that, if the 49ers and coach Jim Harbaugh don't work out a long-term extension this offseason, Harbaugh could be gone after the 2014 campaign ends. Harbaugh isn't among those who believe that.

Talks between Rams, Saffold to intensify this week | ProFootballTalk
Although the Rams didn't use the franchise tag or the resurrected transition tag on offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, the Rams continue to make keeping him a top priority. Per a league source, talks between the team and Saffold are expected to intensify as the week unfolds.

Russell Wilson’s advice to the Texas Rangers: Outwork everyone | ProFootballTalk
The Texas Rangers drafted Russell Wilson not because they thought he'd quit his job as the Seahawks' quarterback to join the Rangers' minor league farm system, but because they viewed Wilson as the kind of guy they wanted to be associated with their franchise in some capacity.

Michael Bennett “not worried about the outcome” of free agency | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks chose not to use their franchise tag on defensive end Michael Bennett Monday, which means he'll become a free agent if he doesn't sign a deal with the team before March 11.

The 2014 franchise/transition tags | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: The window has closed on the 2014 use of the franchise tag. This year, only four players were tagged. Two received the little-used transition tag. Here's the entire list, with a quick take on each guy.

Mayock: Pitt's Aaron Donald now is No. 1 DT in the draft - NFL.com
Pittsburgh's Aaron Donald is the new No. 1 defensive tackle in NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's updated position rankings.

Mike Evans, Aaron Donald move up Jeremiah's top 50 rankings - NFL.com
Mike Evans, Aaron Donald and Cyrus Kouandjio were among the most notable risers and fallers in Daniel Jeremiah's updated top 50 prospect rankings.

Teddy Bridgewater, Michael Sam facing make-or-break pro days - NFL.com
Bucky Brooks rounds up the most pressing issues as pro day season kicks off, spotlighting prospects -- like Teddy Bridgewater and Cyrus Kouandjio -- who absolutely must step up.

Khalil Mack, Mike Evans lead most important pro days of week - NFL.com
Buffalo LB Khalil Mack and Texas A&M WR Mike Evans both impressed at the combine, but Gil Brandt says they're among the top draft prospects who face important pro-day workouts this week.

Rich Rodriguez takes star turn in 'Speed' spoof on rules proposal - NFL.com
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has called the NCAA's proposed 10-second defensive substitution rule "ridiculous," and the school decided to make fun of the proposal Monday by releasing a spoof video playing off the movie "Speed."

2014 NFL Draft: Ben Natan’s Interior Defensive Line Rankings - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
Oct. 13, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish nose guard Louis Nix (9) pressures Stanford Cardinal quarterback Josh Nunes (6) in the first

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Field Gulls

You must be a member of Field Gulls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Field Gulls. You should read them.

Join Field Gulls

You must be a member of Field Gulls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Field Gulls. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker