The long NFL offseason has dragged itself into June, doing so in fine fashion; this week we have Nick Foles power moves and an undrafted receiver earning a big paycheck. In just two months we'll almost be at preseason week one!
So much quality content so little time, here's the highlights!
Interesting stuff from Lars Russell on Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll and what's next after four seasons together.
This week I listed three defensive players looking to take the next step.
Danny is rehashing some of his favorite stories from his time here at Field Gulls, starting with Marshawn Lynch's retirement.
Your friends Kenny and Rob took the week off from 3000 NFL Mock Draft, but it was a jam-packed Real in the Field (Gulls) this week as Mina Kimes joined Danny and Kenny to talk Seahawks, reality shows and to answer some Twitter questions.
Former Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond III called it a career this week, retiring after six seasons in the league. A talented player when healthy, Thurmond played his first four seasons in Seattle before splitting the final two seasons between the Giants and Eagles.
The Seahawks made a rookie free agency move this week, releasing cornerback Jamal Marshall and replacing him with linebacker Kyle Coleman. Coleman was with the team during rookie minicamp, where he was used at fullback.
Derrick Coleman was charged with vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run this week, stemming from an October crash. If convicted, the former Seahawks fullback could be facing 12-14 months in prison.
The Pro-Bowl officially moved to Orlando this week, the first of a multi-year deal. It was also reported the event is returning to the AFC versus NFC format.
Hurns So Good
Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns cashed in big this week, agreeing to a four-year extension with Jacksonville worth $40 million, with up to $20 million in guarantees. Hurns went undrafted following the 2014 NFL Draft.
The newly signed Jared Cook underwent foot surgery recently per Ian Rapoport, but is expected to be back in time for Packers training camp in July.
Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge underwent sports hernia surgery and will miss the rest of the team's OTAs. The surgery isn't expected to keep the team's most dangerous pass-catcher out of training camp, however.
The tight end struggles continue as the Detroit Lions officially placed tight end Tim Wright on season-ending IR. Wright tore his ACL recently and was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers.
Inside Outside, Livin' Linebacker La Vida Loca
After almost two full seasons playing at an unnatural inside linebacker spot, Packers pain in the ass Clay Matthews is shifting back outside full time. Fourth round pick Blake Martinez is expected to compete for a starting spot inside and provided Green Bay the opportunity to move Matthews back to his natural spot.
In a move that will give Seahawks fans deja vu, Falcons head coach Dan Quinn announced this week that the team is moving 2015 first round pick Vic Beasley Jr to SAM linebacker, after playing as a pass rusher during his time at Clemson and in his rookie season. Quinn insisted that the move won't hinder his progress and that he will still be used as a pass rusher in nickel situations.
Former Jets, Cowboys and Washington defensive end Stephen Bowen retired this week after ten years in the NFL. An undrafted rookie, Bowen began his career in Dallas before enjoying his best years in Washington.
Crappy Quarterback Corner
The New York Jets are reportedly uninterested in signing Ryan Fitzpatrick to a one-year, $12 million fully guaranteed contract despite the quarterback's willingness to accept the deal and end the contract saga.
Nick Foles is holding out of OTAs while the team settles on a future for the quarterback who saw himself become surplus at the position following
the selection of Jarred Goff Case Keenum wrestling the job away a terrible start to 2015 and getting benched.
That's it for a slow week in the NFL offseason, but come back next week for news that will almost certainly be crucial to your livelihood. Gooooooo Hawks.