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Century Links 12/19: Seahawks Getting Healthy before Week 16


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Wednesday Practice Report: Ziggy Ansah & Luke Willson Full Participants for Seahawks
Details on Wednesday's practice report with injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks Have Seen “Huge Growth” From Defensive Linemen Rasheem Green & Poona Ford
Second-year defensive linemen Poona Ford and Rasheem Green have both been difference makers for Seattle’s defense after taking on bigger roles in 2019.

Seahawks Sign Linebacker Dekoda Watson
The Seahawks signed Dekoda Watson Wednesday, the second time the veteran linebacker has signed with Seattle this season.

Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Team Up With Elysian To Sponsor Holiday Party At Plymouth Housing
The Seattle Seahawks and Elysian spent their Friday last week volunteering at one of Plymouth Housing’s holiday parties.

No sacks yet but Shaquem Griffin adding a spark in Seahawks' pass rush - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The second-year linebacker doesn't have a sack since being inserted into the pass rush midseason, "but he's going to have some shots."

Seahawks' Carroll: Decisive wins would 'be fun' but close games valuable
While Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and fans would like more decisive wins than the 10 one-score victories, Carroll explained the benefit of close games.

Week 16 NFL picks: Why it's time to fade the Seahawks, buy the Texans and more of Tom Fornelli's best bets -
Three picks and a cloud of trust

If Seahawks have 2 Pro Bowlers to Ravens' 12, shouldn't Wilson be MVP?
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson's toughest competition for the MVP award. Should the Pro Bowl rosters factor into the discussion?

Seahawks likely calling 2019 a mulligan for L.J. Collier
The Seahawks had high expectations for their first-round pick, L.J. Collier. He hasn't come close to it, but it doesn't mean he won't do it next year.

Trubisky knows Mahomes, Watson comps won't stop -
The Bears traded up to select Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft. Picked ahead of Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, Trubisky knows those comparisons will never stop.

Gilmore: 'No question' I'm Defensive Player of the Year -
New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is considered a favorite to win the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year award, and he can be the first CB to earn the honor in nearly a decade.

Jaguars fire Tom Coughlin as VP of football operations -
Tom Coughlin has been fired as Jacksonville Jaguars executive vice president of football operations, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

Leonard Fournette confirms he won NFLPA grievance -
Leonard Fournette won his grievance against the Jaguars to get a $99,000 fine from last year rescinded. The decision is the second won by the NFLPA over Jacksonville in three days.

Terrell Suggs: Hard to turn down Chiefs with Mahomes -
The Chiefs might not have been Terrell Suggs' first choice. But after hitting the waiver wire, they're his new team. He said it wasn't hard for him to commit to Kansas City, even if he was initially angling for a Ravens reunion.

Odell Beckham jokes he's told CFL teams to acquire him -
Odell Beckham said he's committed to Cleveland. As for reports that he's telling other teams to come get him, the Browns WR jokingly said they're true -- he's told CFL teams to trade for him.

Giants QB Daniel Jones (ankle) on track to play Week 16 -
After Eli Manning earned a home win in what could be his final start for the New York Giants, it appears Daniel Jones is ready to make his return from a high ankle injury.

Dak (shoulder) limited in practice ahead of Week 16 -
A Dak Prescott-led push to the playoffs is still very much on the table for the Dallas Cowboys, but it might come with a less-than-100-percent Prescott as the quarterback deals with a shoulder injury.

Titans place Ryan Succop on IR, sign Greg Joseph -
The Titans placed kicker Ryan Succop (knee) on IR for the second time this season on Wednesday. In a corresponding move, the team signed Greg Joseph to serve as Succop's replacement.

Detroit brass: Lions must be playoff contender in '20 -
One day after announcing the decision to retain general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia, Lions ownership penned an open letter to fans about the team's expectations in 2020.

Roundup: Eagles place Kamu Grugier-Hill (back) on IR -
The Philadelphia Eagles placed linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill on injured reserve with a back injury, the team announced Wednesday. Plus other injuries we're monitoring around the league.

Fitzpatrick, Tunsil named to Pro Bowl; Fins shut out -
The Miami Dolphins are one of two teams without Pro Bowlers. However, two of their former players jettisoned this year, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Laremy Tunsil, were named Pro Bowl starters.

Stephon Gilmore: No question I’m defensive player of the year – ProFootballTalk
Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore was named a Pro Bowl starter this week and there figure to be more accolades heading his way. Gilmore is a good bet to be named a first-team All-Pro for the second straight season and he's a top contender for the defensive player of the year award.

Report: Dalvin Cook unlikely to play Monday – ProFootballTalk
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was optimistic earlier this week, saying he thought running back Dalvin Cook would be able to play through his shoulder injury. As Monday's game with the Packers gets closer, that no longer appears to be the case.

Austin Ekeler expects “frenzy” around Chargers with contracts expiring – ProFootballTalk
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers spoke last Sunday about the uncertainty he's feeling as he plays out the final games of his contract and he's not alone in that category.

Dwayne Haskins gets ill thinking about first game – ProFootballTalk
Dwayne Haskins' first game wasn't easy on the eyes. It was harder on his stomach. The Washington rookie quarterback said it's hard for him to review the tape of his first game, a 24-3 loss to the Giants in September in which he was thrown in just before halftime, and didn't appear ready to be ...