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05-02-2008, 06:09 PM
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05-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard is recovering from foot surgery did not show up to the first day of minicamps.

Bernard was arrested a week and a half ago for domestic violence, but coach Mike Holmgren said it was the foot preventing him from attending. Bernard's status is uncertain for training camp. The extent of his surgery is unknown.

Maurice Morris began minicamps as the Seahawks' starting tailback.

Morris is a veteran Seahawk and was probably there based on tenure. Julius Jones rotated with the ones and figures to be the opening-day starter. Morris could be as low as third on the depth chart behind Jones and T.J. Duckett.


05-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Good article about Julius Jones. I found it pretty interesting.

Read Here (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-seahawks-juliusjones&prov=ap&type=lgns)

05-04-2008, 11:09 AM
Seahawks DE Patrick Kerney (shoulder surgery) is not participating in May minicamps.

Seattle has little reason to rush Kerney, 31, as he comes off the shoulder procedure and minor knee problems that bothered him late last year. Kerney finished second (14.5) in the league for sacks behind Jared Allen.


05-04-2008, 01:51 PM
Posted by Mike Florio on May 4, 2008, 6:27 a.m.
Here’s a look at the full-squad minicamp in Seattle, in One-Liner fashion . . . .

With RB T.J. Duckett, RB Julius Jones, and G Mike Wahle now in town, the Seahawks are looking to improve the running game.

Coach Mike Holmgren, on the pending criminal charges against DT Rocky Bernard: “Let it run its course. And when it’s all done, people will go, ‘Oh.’ We like Rocky. Obviously he’s a good football player, and I want him to get healthy, physically.”

Bernard isn’t participating in the practices, due to offseason foot surgery; he’ll miss three to four more weeks.

Also not participating? S Mike Green (foot); LB Will Herring (knee); WR Deion Branch (knee); DT Marcus Tubbs (knee); and DE Patrick Kerney (shoulder).

This link has a picture of fifth-round FB Owen Schmitt holding his helmet . . . moments before properly breaking it in by bashing it against his head.

Offensive coordinaor Gil Haskell, on Schmitt: “He’s a different breed. He’s a breath of fresh air, and that’s good for us.”

The Seahawks have 37 new players, and six new coaches.

G Rob Sims admits that he wasn’t happy when the team signed Mike Wahle.

DT Howard Green, WR Anthony Russo, and WR Corey Williams sat out on Saturday with injuries.

Fourth-round DT Red Bryant is the future son-in-law of former Seahawks DE Jacob Green.

Olindo Mare and seventh-round draft pick Brandon Coutu are competing for the kicking gig.

05-05-2008, 06:13 PM
Seahawks RG Rob Sims will miss the team's four-day minicamp this week after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

Sims is expected to be ready in time for training camp. This is a good opportunity for Seattle to get '07 fourth-round pick Mansfield Wrotto reps.


05-06-2008, 09:56 AM
Bobby Engram did not report to voluntary OTAs on Monday because he is upset with his contract, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

Engram, who led Seattle with 94 catches in 2007, is due $1.7 million this year, the last on his contract. Deion Branch, who's injured and will likely be replaced by Engram at flanker, will make nearly $4.2 million. Engram is 35, so the team may not want to commit long term, but he is deserving of a raise.


05-06-2008, 06:10 PM
Wow, another one of these players? Uhg, I didn't take Bobby as one who wouldn't show cause the money isn't right. Doesn't he care about winning? I can see he should get a little more money for his big year, but still.

05-07-2008, 10:57 AM
The Seahawks are not going to renegotiate WR Bobby Engram's contract despite his displeasure with his current salary.

The team is adamant that Engram play out the final season of his contract, and then they will negotiate with him as a free agent. Engram feels like he hasn't been rewarded for his contributions, and he's trying to leverage his situation coming off a 94-catch season.


05-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Bobby Engram slipped a typewritten note under Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren's door Tuesday morning detailing why he is not at voluntary OTAs.

"I kind of enjoy that. It means he graduated from college and he can type," Holmgren said of the Penn State alum. "We need Bobby. There are business decisions to be made. But I hope (team executives and Engram) work it out."


05-07-2008, 08:23 PM
That is why i hate the NFL contract system. A player has a good season and think they then deserve a raise. But you signed the contract, you have to play it out. Get over it and get in the field.

05-07-2008, 08:36 PM
if engram was 24-28 maybe even 30 id say show him the money but the guy is on the last season maybe 2 if he stretches it

05-09-2008, 12:05 PM
Seahawks WR Jordan Kent is part of the competition for No. 3 wide receiver this season.

Kent, last year's sixth-round pick, stood out at minicamps this week. He's battling Ben Obomanu, Courtney Taylor, and Logan Payne to establish a pecking order behind Bobby Engram and Nate Burleson.


06-02-2008, 08:23 PM
Seahawks WR Courtney Taylor will work almost exclusively at flanker this summer.

He'll back up Bobby Engram once mandatory work begins. But since Engram is best suited for the slot, Taylor has a shot at significant playing time at this position. It's where Deion Branch (torn ACL) would start if he was healthy.

Bobby Engram again did not report to voluntary OTAs Monday, but coach Mike Holmgren said "definitively" that he expects Engram back for training camp.

Holmgren says he hasn't spoken to Engram recently, but did receive a letter from the ageless 35-year-old under his door early last month. Engram is the only Seahawks wideout assured a spot in Holmgren's top three receivers.


06-02-2008, 10:48 PM
Seahawks S C.J. Wallace is sitting out OTAs after having an appendectomy.

The procedure took place last week and Wallace has been advised not to fly. A special teamer, he appeared in nine games as an undrafted rookie in '07.


06-03-2008, 10:14 AM
While Ben Obomanu and Logan Payne are learning all three receiver spots, the Seahawks have pegged Jordan Kent as a split end.

Kent, a second-year athlete, spent his rookie season on the practice squad. D.J. Hackett was the split end last year. Kent is behind Nate Burleson there. He appears unlikely to emerge as one of Seattle's top three receivers.


06-06-2008, 10:27 AM
Seahawks rookie John Carlson is the likely starter at tight end, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

In his 16 years as an NFL head coach Mike Holmgren has never started a rookie tight end, but that is expected to change this year.


06-09-2008, 07:47 PM
Seahawks P Ryan Plackemeier will undergo surgery for a torn pectorals muscle on Tuesday.

He's out indefinitely. It's probably too early for Seattle to consider placing Plackemeier on injured reserve, but another punter will definitely be signed. Plack's 34.3 yards-per-punt net ranked 36th in the NFL last year.


06-10-2008, 09:30 PM
Seahawks DT Rocky Bernard (foot surgery) has resumed practicing with the first-team defense.

Bernard has a domestic violence charge and possible suspension hanging over his head while entering a contract season. He had four sacks in 2007.


06-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Seahawks S C.J. Wallace (appendectomy) appeared at minicamp on Thursday, but didn't participate.

Wallace's doctors had told him not to fly after the procedure, so this was his first appearance at minicamp.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Nate Burleson has "arguably been the best player in this June minicamp."

The Seahawks have a trio of young receivers in Logan Payne, Ben Obomanu and Courtney Taylor that could end up challenging his starting job if he disappoints during training camp. The News Tribune says that he's been "focused, intent and consistently productive," with offensive coordinator Gil Haskell taking note of his "maturity and skills coalescing."


06-12-2008, 08:30 PM
Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren reiterated on Thursday that he expects Bobby Engram to be a full participant at training camp.

"I would hope he wouldn't miss too much time, if he misses at all," Holmgren said. "Right now, I'm saying the glass is half-full. I'm saying he is going to be there." Holmgren also revealed that he missed practice the last two days because he had surgery, but wouldn't say on what.


06-23-2008, 11:15 AM
damn red u spend alot of time on the seahawks forum for a non-troll redskins fan

neways i heard engram isnt upset so much with the salary as the years left on it

and kents a total player all-american sprinter i heard a 40 inch vert 6'4 the next randy moss neone?

06-26-2008, 11:14 AM
Olindo Mare reportedly showed better accuracy than rookie kicker Brandon Coutu during Seahawks minicamps.

Mare's leg has also reportedly looked stronger, though he's always had a big boot. What Mare hasn't been in recent years is sharp, missing 17 of his last 43 field goal tries. Coutu needs to step up in training camp to secure the job.


07-01-2008, 11:25 AM
Rookie TE John Carlson was reportedly outplayed by journeymen Jeb Putzier and Will Heller during Seahawks pre-training camp workouts.

This isn't to say Carlson will begin his career on the bench, but coach Mike Holmgren has never started a rookie tight end and the second-rounder has work to do. Seattle could enter the season using a rotation at the position.