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Seahawks release Cliff Avril with failed physical designation – ProFootballTalk
The dismantling of a once-great Seahawks defense continued Friday. The team announced that defensive end Cliff Avril had been released with a failed physical designation.

Seahawks 2018 Rookie Minicamp: Day 1
Photos from the first day of the Seattle Seahawks 2018 Rookie Minicamp on Friday, May 4 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

First Day Of Rookie Minicamp “Brings A Freshness And An Excitement” To Seahawks
The Seahawks kicked off rookie minicamp Friday, bringing a level of newness to the practice facility that had head coach Pete Carroll excited.

Jeremy Lane, former cornerback of Seattle Seahawks, receives suspended sentence
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was sentenced to a 364-day suspended term related to a January arrest for suspicion of DUI

Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin will 'surprise a lot of people' with his play
Anyone who thinks Shaquem Griffin's path to the NFL is only a feel-good story is mistaken, warns the Seahawks linebacker's college coach: "I think it's easy for people to forget how good a player he is."

Seattle Seahawks facing decision on franchise tagging Russell Wilson | NBC Sports
Like Kirk Cousins did with the Redskins, Russell Wilson could take a franchise tag from the Seahawks over the next few seasons and then hit the open m

Seahawks Sign 15 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents; Sign Three Draft Picks
The Seahawks added a class of 15 undrafted free agents and signed three of their nine 2018 draft picks.

GM John Schneider: Seattle Seahawks aren't trying to trade Earl Thomas - Seattle Seahawks- ESPN
Schneider says the team isn't "actively" looking to trade safety Earl Thomas, although he's been linked to the Cowboys.

Shaquem Griffin of Seattle Seahawks says 'time to get to work' after draft day experience
As the first player in the NFL's modern era with one hand to be drafted, Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin said Friday he is focused on improving on the field.

Breaking down the draft class: Will Dissly | Seahawks Draft Blog
One way or another, the Seahawks were going to draft a blocking tight end. It was inevitable. A foregone conclusion. As likely as a big investment in the

Jon Gruden on Mo Hurst: He’s cleared medically, judge him on the field – ProFootballTalk
Raiders coach Jon Gruden is dismissing talk that rookie defensive lineman Maurice Hurst can't play because of a heart condition. Hurst's heart was much discussed as he dropped from a potential first-round prospect to the fifth round of the draft, but Gruden told reporters the heart issue is not a...

Hue Jackson: Todd Haley has total autonomy over the Browns’ offense – ProFootballTalk
Hue Jackson is an offensive coach, and the offense the Browns have run during his first two seasons has been his. Given the Browns' 1-31 record over those two seasons, it's probably good news in Cleveland that that's changing.

Seattle Seahawks part ways with pass rusher Cliff Avril -
The Seattle Seahawks released a key member of their Super Bowl-winning team Friday, cutting ties with Cliff Avril after he failed a physical.

Derwin James was close to being Ravens' No. 16 pick -
In a recent interview Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta revealed that he and GM Ozzie Newsome would have drafted Derwin James had they not traded out of the No. 16 spot in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Roundup: Dolphins claim QB Bryce Petty off waivers -
Just one day after the New York Jets sent him packing, Bryce Petty has landed back in the AFC East. The Dolphins claimed the fourth-year quarterback off waivers on Friday.

Big Ben on Rudolph pick: How does it help us win now? -
One year after "seriously" contemplating retirement, Ben Roethlisberger is struggling with the Steelers' decision to draft Mason Rudolph as his heir apparent.

Hue: Haley will have total autonomy of Browns offense -
As the Browns reported for rookie minicamp on Friday, Hue Jackson acknowledged that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley has been given "total autonomy" with the offense.