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Seahawks News

Russell Wilson live updates: News, trade grades, reaction as Seahawks and Broncos agree to deal; Bobby Wagner released - The Athletic
The Seattle Seahawks agreed on a trade to send Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a trade package that includes quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two seconds and a fifth, a source confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson trade is a huge gamble — and puzzling for a team that wants to win it all – The Athletic
Perhaps more moves are coming, but Pete Carroll's and John Schneider's decision to send Wilson to Denver won't help the 2022 campaign.

Grading the trade: The Seahawks’ blockbuster deal of Russell Wilson to the Broncos – The Athletic
This was a move Denver had to make. But was this a smart move for Seattle, especially right now?

Seahawks Officially Enter New Era With Departure of Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Minus Wilson and Wagner, not a single player remains on the roster from Seattle's Super Bowl championship squad and the team looks poised for an extensive rebuild that could lead to further moves in coming days.

Report: Seahawks to release 8-time All-Pro LB Bobby Wagner - Seattle Sports
The Seahawks have reportedly parted ways with star middle linebacker Bobby Wagner after 10 years with the franchise.

Clayton: Won't be easy for Seahawks to replace Wilson after surprise trade - Seattle Sports
After a surprising trade he never thought would happen, John Clayton shares his immediate reaction to the Seahawks' trade of Russell Wilson.

Russell Wilson Trade: Who Seahawks reportedly get from Denver - Seattle Sports
Who are the three players the Seahawks are reportedly getting as part of the return for Russell Wilson? We break them down here.

Now that Russell Wilson is traded, what will the Seahawks do at QB? - Seattle Seahawks- ESPN
Draft and develop a rookie? Make a trade for a veteran? Hope that Deshaun Watson is available to play? The method of replacing Wilson isn't clear.

Seattle Seahawks releasing longtime defensive captain Bobby Wagner, source says
The Seahawks have informed franchise icon Bobby Wagner that they are releasing him, a source said.

Seahawks Don’t Use Franchise Tag
As has usually been the case under Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the Seahawks did not use the franchise tag ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

The Russell Wilson trade — everything I think « Seahawks Draft Blog
Ok… let’s dive in…

End of an era: Russell Wilson trade ends a great, historic Seahawks run
When Russell Wilson came to the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Flynn had just been signed to be the team's starter. The Seahawks had also never won a Super Bowl.

Seahawks to release Bobby Wagner, trade Russell Wilson | Tacoma News Tribune
All-Pro Bobby Wagner says Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, John Schneider are releasing him. They are already trading Russell Wilson, to Denver Broncos. Icons gone.

Seahawks will release Bobby Wagner, marking the end of an era | The Seattle Times
A few hours after the Seahawks agreed to trade quarterback Russell Wilson, they decided to move on from the quarterback of the defense — Bobby Wagner.

Shelby Harris calls trade “tough” but appreciative of being “wanted”
It forever will be known as “The Russell Wilson Trade,” but three other players had their football future altered Monday as well. The Broncos are trading quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris as part of the package to acquire their franchise quarterback from Seattle.

NFC West News

Kyler Murray Updates Instagram; All Cardinals Pictures Back - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's Instagram account is once again filled with pictures of him with the team. Is an extension coming soon?

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #169: Keim Extended (Kliff, Too) And Michael Bidwill’s Motivation - Revenge of the Birds
LISTEN: Blake & Kent discuss the new extended contracts for Kliff Kingsbury & Steve Keim and the impact it has on the Cardinals.

49ers offseason plan, Pt. I: Building around Trey Lance and getting a makeover in the secondary - Niners Nation
Both should be at the top of the list for the Niners this offseason.

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Finally) Has Surgery on his Throwing Shoulder - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing the report that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finally has had surgery on his throwing shoulder.

Rams' Les Snead: Week 18 vs. 49ers 'Meaningless Loss But it Did Still Sting' - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Snead recently discussed the week 18 loss to the 49ers on Basketball and Beyond.

How many compensatory draft picks could Rams earn for 2023? - Turf Show Times
It’d be hard to watch Von Miller and others leave in free agency, but more draft picks make it an easier pill to swallow.

Around The NFL

Source -- Tennessee Titans sign Harold Landry to 5-year, $87.5M contract
Titans linebacker Harold Landry, who is coming off a career-best 12-sack season, signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract with the team Tuesday, a source told ESPN.

Aaron Rodgers reportedly agrees to 4-year, $200 million extension with Packers
Aaron Rodgers will be back in the green and gold in 2022 ... and beyond. Rodgers reportedly agreed to a four-year, $200 million extension with the team Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Report: Broncos were only team Russell Wilson wanted to go to
A year ago, Russell Wilson‘s agent, Mark Rodgers, said the quarterback had not requested a trade “but, if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, Bears.” This year, he had only one destination in mind.

Franchise tag roundup: Davante Adams, 4 more tagged by deadline - National Football Post
Just like his MVP quarterback, Packers wide receiver Davante Adams’ future is also in Green Bay.

Reports: Panthers receiving trade calls about Christian McCaffrey - National Football Post
The Carolina Panthers have fielded calls from multiple teams inquiring about the availability of star running back Christian McCaffrey, CBS Sports and ESPN reported.

Terron Armstead, Allen Robinson Lead Offensive Free Agents | Football Outsiders
Our free agency preview begins on offense, where there is an absolute glut of wide receivers to fit any budget or role. If you're looking for a quarterback, on the other hand, you may be out of luck.

Aaron Rodgers' decision, Russell Wilson trade: Who are the biggest winners & losers?
Aaron Rodgers signed a four-year extension to stay in Green Bay, while the Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Jeffri Chadiha reveals the winners and losers of Tuesday's events.

Bills GM Brandon Beane: Conversations with Stefon Diggs on new contract haven't started yet
here is zero debate about whether Stefon Diggs is one of the top wide receivers in the NFL. It’s getting close to the time for the Buffalo Bills to pay him like one.

Are Packers now likely to trade Jordan Love?
Are the Green Bay Packers now likely to trade backup quarterback Jordan Love since Aaron Rodgers is returning to the team.