|Shooting at Seahawks’ postgame party leaves 1 dead, 3 injured||12.24.12 at 9:40 am ET|
According to a report out of Seattle, there was a shooting at a Seahawks team party following Sunday night’s victory over the 49ers. Police confirmed that at least one person was killed and three others were injured. All Seahawks players are said to have escaped unscathed.
The party was held at the Munchbar club and restaurant in Bellevue, Wash., and members of the Washington State football team apparently were in attendance as well.
Seahawks defensive end Greg Scruggs send out a tweet around 2 a.m. Seattle time apparently indicating that he and his teammates were not injured: I’m good. Everybody else is good, too! Ignorance at its best right there.
Singer/reality TV star Aubrey O’Day was at the event and tweeted her reaction: Never been n a situation like that. Every1 was screaming on the floor, we had to crawl out the kitchen. … Seriously [people], just got shot [in] front of me. We hit the ground, never been in a situation like this. Seattle, what’s going on?!
|Russell Wilson to start Friday’s preseason game for Seahawks over Matt Flynn||08.21.12 at 3:49 pm ET|
The Seahawks signed Matt Flynn away from the Packers this offseason, but that does not mean they are not prepared to take a look at rookie quarterback Russell Wilson as a possible starting option. Wilson will start Friday’s preseason game against the Chiefs, and a strong performance could launch him into a starting role for Week 1 of the regular season according to a report by ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Wilson, who played college football last year at Wisconsin after spending his first three years of eligibility at NC State, has been impressive this preseason. Through his first two games, he has completed 22 of 33 passes for 279 yards while throwing for three touchdowns and one interception.
Along with his good numbers, Wilson brings another element to the field with his ability to run the ball. The Seahawks’ third round pick (75th overall) in the 2012 draft has already rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown in his two games.
Flynn, who turned heads with his 480-yard, six touchdown performance in Week 16 of last season for Green Bay, is 17-for-26 for 102 passing yards, no touchdowns and one interception this preseason.
Friday’s start will give the Seahawks a chance to see how Wilson plays with the first-team offense and against a first-team defense, something he has not had a chance to do yet this preseason.
|Terrell Owens signs one-year contract with Seahawks||08.07.12 at 5:30 pm ET|
Terrell Owens is back in the NFL, as the Seahawks signed the wide receiver to a one-year, $1 million contract on Monday.
In his workout with the team on Monday, the 38-year-old reportedly impressed Seattle by posting a 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds.
The former 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills and Bengals receiver is returning to the league after spending last season with the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. Owens, who was coming off left knee surgery, had 35 catches for 420 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Wranglers before he was released in May.
The Seahawks had already signed veteran receivers Antonio Bryant and Braylon Edwards this offseason, but cut Bryant late last week. Seattle also cut veteran receiver Mike Williams earlier in the offseason.
With Sidney Rice as the starting receiver on one side, Seattle is looking for a bigger receiver to start across from him, a mold that Seahawks receivers Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, and Ben Obomanu do not fit.
Seattle plays its first preseason game Saturday against the Titans.
|Seahawks reportedly sign TE Zach Miller to five-year deal||08.03.11 at 6:29 am ET|
According to ESPN’s John Clayton, former Raiders tight end Zach Miller has signed a deal with the Seahawks after it looked like he would stay in Oakland. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the contract is for five years and $34 million, including $17 million guaranteed.
The move comes as a surprise, mostly because Miller led the Raiders with 60 catches, 865 receiving yards and five touchdowns last season. Miller is a big target and will start at tight end in Seattle, providing a good option for new quarterback Tavaris Jackson.
Miller had been the Raiders’ starting tight end since he was drafted in 2007, and joins Nnamdi Asomugha as the second high-profile Raider lost to free agency.
John Carlson started at tight end last season for Seattle. He caught 31 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown.
|Toast of the town…||12.22.08 at 10:42 am ET|
You knew the moment the last second ticked off the clock of the Jets’ 13-3 loss in Seattle, the New York tabloids would take no prisoners and leave no bullets in the chamber. For proof of that, we present the following evidence.
The New York Post said, ‘Move over Mets. You’re not the only choking dogs in town.’
The New York Daily News said, ‘Clueless in Seattle.’
Newsday columnist Bob Glauber is calling for Mangenius to get the boot if the Jets miss the playoffs.
The Bergen Record breaks down how the game was lost.
The Newark Star-Ledger on the Jets season collapsing.
Then there’s this great video on YouTube of Jets D-lineman Shaun Ellis hurling a snowball at the crowd (about 40 seconds in). Guess he was frustrated that the Seahawks didn’t hand him the game like J.P. Losman did a week earlier.
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