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Seahawks Sunday: The Field Gulls Week in Review

A slow week buoyed by contract extensions and Aqib Talib.

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Another quiet week in the NFL world was saved by news of injuries and contracts... Just like every other week this time of year.  Missed anything?  We've got you covered!

Home Cookin'

A week of changes at Field Gulls, as Danny has officially left us for The Ringer!  In his place, the one and only Kenneth Arthur was announced as the new managing editor!  Great stuff.  Speaking of great stuff, Field Gulls highlights time!

Danny finished up reposting his favorite articles from his time at Field Gulls.  We've got a look at Michael Bennett's hand technique, the Seahawks incredible comeback against the Packers, the value of rushing yards in the NFL and 3 ways the Seahawks win with Doug Baldwin.  Read ‘em and weep.

John P. Gilbert discusses the idea of a development league for the NFL.

MANAGING EDITOR Kenny looks at some milestones Russell Wilson could hit in 2016.

Evan Hill lets us know how the Seahawks became a top-5 offense while being bottom-4 in spending.

I started my divisional position group power rankings series, starting with the NFC West.

Finally, on the back of Keenan Allen's extension, Kenny examines whether Allen truly is worth more then Doug Baldwin or not.

And Boom (Herron) Goes the Dynamite

Boom Herron signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills this week.  The former Colt suited up in four games for the Bills last season and will return to fight for a roster spot this time around.

The brutal start to his career got worse yesterday when it was announced Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman partially tore his ACL.  Perriman missed all of his rookie season due to a partially torn PCL.  The ACL injury, thankfully, is in the other knee.

The Los Angeles Rams released wide receiver Steadman Bailey this week, while he recovers from the shooting that left him in serious condition last November.  Bailey will stay on with the team in a new role, thought to be as a quality control coach, while he continues his recovery.

Keenan Allen and the San Diego Chargers agreed to a four-year extension worth $45 million on Friday, with up to $20 million guaranteed.

A center that every Seahawks fan knows and loves has retired.  Manny Ramirez and the beautiful hand that sent a football sailing past Peyton Manning to start Super Bowl XLVIII has called it a career after ten seasons.

Ryan Kalil and the Carolina Panthers have agreed to a two-year contract extension, worth $16.75 million.  The deal has $13 million in guarantees and will capitalize on the Panthers cap space this season, insuring his spot on the roster for 2017.

Bengals 3rd-down back extraordinaire Gio Bernard signed a three-year extension this week worth $15.5 million.  Bernard will be just 28 when the deal expires, giving him another crack at a free agency payday.

Uncle Roman Returns Home

The New Orleans Saints signed veteran safety Roman Harper to a contract this week, bringing the player back to NOLA after two seasons in Carolina.  The Saints are hoping Harper will bring a calming veteran presence to a historically bad group.

Shortly after posting last Sunday, it was reported that Aqib Talib had been shot at a Texas nightclub.  Then it was reported he was too drunk to remember what happened.  Then it was reported he shot himself.  Then it was reported he was in a park, not a nightclub.  Things are going swimmingly for Aqib Talib.

The Minnesota Vikings locked up All-Pro safety Harrison Smith.  Smith signed a 5-year, $51.25 million extension with $28.578 million in guarantees after a four-year start to his career that saw him achieve All-Pro status twice.

Fletcher Cox is back in the building in Philadelphia, as the star defensive lineman was in attendance for the team's mandatory minicamp after skipping OTAs in hopes of a new deal.

Rough news out of New Orleans as former Washington Husky Hau'oli Kikaha suffered a torn ACL.  Kikaha suffered two torn ACL's in college and was attempting to convert to a defensive end to assist the Saints pass rush.


The Ringer's NFL podcast hit on their top-10 offensive lineman this week and had's Lance Zierlein on for more offensive line talk.  Good stuff!

If you haven't listened to John Schneider on the Peter Schrager podcast yet, change that!

This song, and album, is incredible.

That's it!  Slow week, told you.  Goodbye Danny, congratulations Kenny, Go Hawks and cya next week!