Its working now. Glitch in the matrix I guess.
I hate you guys!
on the other hand...
Amid all the talk of a $20M deal for Russell Wilson, let me posit the possibility he plays out his rookie contract: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/25073999/russell-wilson-might-play-out-his-contract-in-seattle-then-seek-megadeal …
Other rumors... (kind of old, but haven't been posted here)
Matt Bowen says league sources tell him TE Julius Thomas is in play for the Seahawks in FA- link on my TL.
Yes its BR, but dude has decent rep (I've actually heard of him before), and he has 66k followers and does cover the NFL extensively.
Never heard of this dude, but he's a writer for some website and has 42k followers.
I'm skeptical on the idea that Russell would be willing to play his rookie contract out
If it is true it all but guarantees Russy is a robot
The Seattle Seahawks have offered running back Marshawn Lynch a multi-year deal that would pay between $11 million and $12 million during the first year and $9 million during the second of what could end up being a three-year deal, according to multiple league sources.
Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, and Seahawks general manager John Schneider met Friday night in Indianapolis, where the NFL scouting combine is being held. While the two sides are close on the framework for a deal, it's still not clear whether Lynch is inclined to accept it.
Doug Hendrickson, agent for Marshawn Lynch, says "there is no deal done." I continue to hear SEA has offer on table that will result in deal
Marshawn Lynch has a new deal in place with the Seahawks according to league sources.
Would expect formalization of Lynch deal in coming days. Will include $12M in 1st year, $9M in 2nd year w/SEA aware he may retire after '15
I gotta say, I love Beast Mode, but this talk of up to 12 mil is starting to get a little out of hand. I don't want to lose him, but with his back issues, I wish he would just take a series of one year deals with a large, mostly guaranteed base salary. If he signs for 2-3 more seasons and retires after this coming season, we'll be on the hook for some of that money via his signing bonus, and that dead money will hit the cap at the worst possible moment (all extensions kicking in, including Russ)
What do you guys think about that? I certainly don't want to go into this year relying on a C Mike/Turb backfield, and I don't want us to use our first rounder on a guy like Gurley or Gordon, but I don't think they should jeopardize the financial future to placate Marshawn too much. Tough spot. We obviously have a great team with the opportunity to win now, but we need to make sure that the team is financially sound and in contention for the duration of Russ' athletic prime.
Not really worried that kind of contract puts the team in a serious bind because the cap is projected to rise by 10mil or so? each year over the next few years. Especially if it's front loaded as has been speculated so the hit wouldnt be too bad if he did dip out early? I'm assuming.
I do agree, the message it shows to the rest of the team and continues to show the positive relationship the FO has with the players here
The Seahawks, potentially losing Byron Maxwell in free agency and also needing to beef up a secondary that has been hit with some injuries, are reportedly courting cornerbacks Cary Williams and Tramon Williams.
The 30-year-old Williams started all 33 regular season and playoff games for the Eagles the past two years. He previously played for Tennessee and Baltimore and started in the Ravens’ Super Bowl XVIII win over the 49ers.
Cary Williams was released by the Eagles in a salary cap move as he was due to make $6.5 million in 2015. He had two interceptions in two years with the Eagles, who have not been known for their pass defense, allowing the most passing yards in the NFL in 2013 and the second-most in 2014.
As for Tramon Williams, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported tonight that the Seahawks are expected to pursue him if he is not re-signed by the Packers by the time the free agent signing period begins on Tuesday.
As the story notes, Tramon Williams joined the Packers in 2006 when current Seattle general manager John Schneider was then working in Green Bay.
Tramon Williams, who recently turned 32, started all but one game for Green Bay the last five years. The Press-Gazette reports he turned down a two-year, $8 million offer from the Packers and wants a 3-4-year deal averaging $5 million a season.
Credit to seahawks.net poster who first got on it.
1 year deal for Beast Mode
Fwiw, Marshawn Lynch was telling teammates this morning that he'd have to meet with Paul Allen before a deal got done.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the meeting between Lynch and the Seahawks is due to start at 2:00 p.m. PT. It’s believed that an agreement will be finalized at that time.
Just posted that on the NFL thread too, sucks....