Rookie minicamp has come and gone for the Seahawks, among other teams, as the NFL creeps closer to its grateful return to our televisions. Outside of the league-newcomers, there was plenty of news and if you missed any of it, I've got you covered.
Like Leicester City's title run, what more can be said about Field Gulls that hasn't already been said? Seven days of content that will make you laugh, cry and make you forget that football is still months away. Here is the humble highlights.
Jacson leads us off with an awesome piece on new Seahawks running back CJ Prosise. If you aren't already excited about this addition, time to get excited!
Evan Hill gives us an update on Seahawks salary cap space, here.
Davis brings us more salary cap heat, with a rundown of Seahawks draft picks cap hits, right here.
I wrote about seventh round pick Kenny Lawler and his role in the offense.
Great article from John Fraley, giving us an optimistic and pessimistic view of the Seahawks draft, here.
On Real in the Field (Gulls), Kenny and Danny are joined by Jeff Risdon of RealGM.com to discuss the draft and gives the listeners a cool little nugget on Golden Tate. Listen and find out!
Finally, Rob and Kenny wrap up day three of the draft and look ahead to 2017 on 3000 NFL Mock Draft.
Seahawks rookie minicamp concluded this weekend at the VMAC, so keep your eyes on Field Gulls for coverage on the roster moves that will likely follow.
Tom Cable noted this week that third year lineman Justin Britt will be making his second position change in as many seasons, this time to center. Britt started his career at right tackle, before moving to left guard in 2015. Despite starting all 32 games in his career thus far, this feels like a last-ditch effort to find a spot on the roster for the former second-round pick.
John Schneider confirmed on Brock and Salk this week that nobody will in fact wear Marshawn Lynch's number 24 this season.
The Seahawks officially placed Marshawn Lynch on the reserved/retired list this week. Following the move, the team's official website put up a fantastic page on the running back's career.
A Lot of Contract Talk, in May
Less then a week after being released by the Chicago Bears, guard Matt Slauson has found a new home. The veteran agreed to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers on Saturday, and could step right into a starting job.
Titans tight end Delanie Walker signed a two-year extension this week, following a strong season that saw the former 49er make his first Pro-Bowl. The deal, worth $14.7 million, will keep Walker in Tennessee through his age 34 season.
Danny Amendola reconstructed his contract this week to stick with the New England Patriots. The new deal will see him make $4.65 million less then the original $12 million he was set to earn over the next two seasons.
Veteran offensive lineman Mike Adams was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. Still just 26, Adams missed all of 2015 through injury after an underwhelming start to his career.
Washington and tight end Jordan Reed agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract extension this week. The new deal sees Reed become the second highest paid tight end in the league, behind Seahawk Jimmy Graham.
It wasn't just tight ends getting paid this week, as left tackles Cordy Glenn and Terron Armstead both agreed to five-year extensions. Glenn and the Bills agreed to a deal worth up to $65 million after he received the franchise tag earlier this offseason. Armstead, meanwhile, can earn up to $64.5 million on his new deal with the New Orleans Saints.
Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford, a breakout candidate for 2016, injured his knee in an ATV crash this week. While the severity of the injury remains unclear, FOX Sports reported Walford could be back in time for training camp in July.
It Was a Good Week to be an Old Defensive Player
Cameron Wake and the Miami Dolphins agreed to a two-year contract extension on Saturday, with the 34-year old pass rusher able to earn up to $17.8 million under the new deal. After losing Olivier Vernon in free agency, Wake will be expected to once more be the Dolphins premier sack artist.
Good news out of Oakland this week, as defensive end Mario Edwards announced he has been cleared to return to the field after suffering a neck-injury last December. Edwards was enjoying a strong rookie season before the injury, and will return to a newly-stacked Raiders defense.
Cornerback Chris Culliver was released by Washington on Monday, despite signing a four-year, $32 million extension with the team last offseason.
James Harrison confirmed this week that he would play in 2016, despite being 38(!) years old. Harrison carved out a nice role for himself in the Steelers defense last season as a situational player, compiling five sacks in just one start.
Safety Antrel Rolle was released by the Chicago Bears this week, after the team selected two safeties in last weekend's draft. The 33-year old was set to earn $2.4 million this season, the second of a three-year extension he signed last March.
Crappy Quarterback Corner
The Steelers brought back second-string quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on Monday, after the veteran missed all of 2015 with an injury. Gradkowski will compete with Landry Jones for the right to start a handful of games in 2016 while starter Ben Roethlisberger is out with an over-exaggerated injury.
Eagles tackle Lane Johnson told 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Sunday that he ‘has heard chatter' that disgruntled quarterback Sam Bradford will return to work soon and be ready in time for OTA's.
Speaking of over-payed, disgruntled quarterbacks, Colin Kaepernick has reportedly resumed throwing this week following season-ending shoulder surgery last season.
49ers tight end Garrett Celek hilariously told CSN Bay Area this week that quarterback Blaine Gabbert ‘is taking control' at the team's offseason workouts.
Jeff Pearlman's biography of the fascinating Walter Payton, titled ‘Sweetness', is a really terrific book. Besides being one of the greatest players in the games history, Payton was also a wildly unpredictable character. A great book that you will not put down!
For those into fantasy football, the Fantasyland Podcast dropped an interesting episode this week of the history of RotoWorld, with appearances from Matthew Berry, Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling, among others.
I was hesitant to check out the new Weezer album because, well, it's 2016. But NFL.com's Marc Sessler pretty much nails it:
New @Weezer album = A best friend of old stopping by for beers + memories.— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) April 13, 2016
That's it in the NFL world for this week! Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there, thanks for stopping by and Go Hawks.