Seahawks Fantasy News
Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:59am
Sidney Rice is on track to be cleared for the start of his new team's offseason program in late April, I'm told. Coming off ACL injury.
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Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:13pm
Michael is the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch, but Lynch's contract runs through 2015.
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:44pm
Marshawn Lynch to plead out in DUI case
Friday, February 21, 2014, 12:23pm
"We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless," said Ivan Golde, Lynch's attorney. "We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial.
"He's a Super Bowl champion, and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn't make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He's not a media guy. It wouldn't have been good for him to go through all that."
Lynch also will receive two years of probation as part of the plea bargain, along with a monetary fine that will be determined by the judge.
Lynch, 27, was arrested in the early morning on July 14, 2012, by the California Highway Patrol after an officer allegedly observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland weaving in and out of lanes in a Ford van and nearly colliding with two cars.
Golde said Lynch recorded a .08 blood-alcohol level on the field sobriety test, the lowest level that is above the legal limit.
Reckless driving shouldn't garner any sort of suspension from the league. Lynch's 2014 status appears to be safe.
Beat: Cordarrelle Patterson could have a 'monster' season
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:50am
Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson also had four receiving touchdowns to go along with three rushing and two on kickoff returns. He was eased into the game plan and proved to be just as dynamic in the final month of the season as former Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin. Patterson could be in line for a monster sophomore season with Turner as his offensive coordinator given how Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon led the league last year in receiving yards with Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer as his quarterbacks.
Patterson is very raw as a route runner and needs to develop quickly in that facet of the game if he's to have the type of season that many are predicting. Patterson was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17 in his rookie season. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. His TD rate will be difficult to maintain, but he should see a jump in touches in 2014.
Sidney Rice (ACL) has had an 'unbelievable recovery'
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 11:35am
“He’s had an unbelievable recovery from his surgery,’’ Carroll said. “Within weeks he was back up with almost total reflection and extension and it’s just almost an unheard of type of recovery. It’s so far ahead of schedule, so that’s great for Sid. We’ll see how that turns out, but right off the bat we’ve never seen anybody (recover) like that.’’
Rice is due to make $9.7 million next season, leading to lots of speculation that the Seahawks may cut him, or ask him to restructure his contract.
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 5:45pm
Percy Harvin is active as expected and reportedly "100%."
Peyton Manning intends to play in 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:57am
Peyton Manning has let it be known he isn't going anywhere.
The Broncos have a guaranteed $20 million salary waiting for Manning next season. The grand plan is for Manning to collect that dough while hopefully defending the Super Bowl championship the Broncos can earn Sunday by defeating the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in nearby East Rutherford.
"I think when you still enjoy the preparation, the work part of it, I think you sought to be still doing that," he said. "When I stop enjoying it, when I can't produce, when I can't help the team, that's when I'll stop playing. If that's next year, maybe it is. I certainly want to continue to keep playing."
In Senior Editor John Paulsen's Never-Too-Early QB Rankings, Manning (unsurprisingly) comes in at the top spot. The Denver offense looks like a juggernaut as long as Manning is playing at a high level.
Percy Harvin returns to practice
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10:18am
Harvin was unable to get cleared in time to play for Seattle in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. However, head coach Pete Carroll said Monday he expected Harvin to make it back to practice soon and Wednesday was the first opportunity to rejoin his teammates on the field. Harvin fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
Cordarrelle Patterson expected to start at split end
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 10:59am
In his first year in the NFL, Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson looked like a star in the making. Granted, much of his best work came as a kick returner, but Patterson had moments when he showed he could be a dangerous threat as a receiver, too -- most notably his 79-yard screen pass against the Ravens on Dec. 8. Patterson could be the Vikings' next iteration of Percy Harvin, and will likely be the team's starting split end for years to come. Greg Jennings had an underwhelming first year in Minnesota, but that was due largely to the uncertainty the Vikings had at quarterback; once Matt Cassel took over as the starter at the end of the season, Jennings took off, catching a career-high 11 passes in the Vikings' Dec. 15 win over the Eagles.
All arrows are pointing up for Patterson, who was the #10 WR from Week 10 to Week 17. He scored seven touchdowns in that span (three rush, four receiving) while racking up 29 catches for 323 yards to go along with 10 carries for 156 rushing yards. With Josh Gordon coming off of a breakout season under new Vikings OC Norv Turner, Patterson should be a fantasy starter sooner rather than later.