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Seattle Seahawks’ Jesse Williams Released from UW Medical Center After Surgery

June 1st, 2015 at 8:25 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams has been released from the University of Washington Medical Center after undergoing surgery for kidney cancer last Thursday.

He was upbeat after leaving the hospital, posting on instagram:

"Feels Good to be out the Hospital!! I Would Like to thank all the Nurses and Surgeons at University of Washington Medical Center as Well as the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for Helping take Care of Me Before, During and Post Surgery!"

Williams continues to receive well wishes through social media and said he's looking forward to getting back to full health and back on the field.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Linebacker Bobby Wagner Makes NFL Top 100 List

May 28th, 2015 at 9:39 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, seen above throwing out the ceremonial first pitch earlier this month prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field, is now on the NFL Networks list of the leagues top 100 players.

The prestigious list and its order, is created by NFL players who chose the top players regardless of position.

Wagner, listed at No. 69, is now the second Seahawks player on the list after defensive end Michael Bennett was announced at No. 90, two weeks ago.

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Seattle Seahawks Sign Top Draft Picks Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett

May 27th, 2015 at 8:54 AM
By Rich Monroe

The Seattle Seahawks first two draft selections, defensive end Frank Clark and wide receiver Tyler Lockett finalized four-year contracts with the franchise yesterday. Six of Seattle’s eight draft picks signed four-year contracts with the team earlier this month, totaling $14.8 million.

Yesterday’s agreements raise the investment in the 2015 NFL Draft class to $21.8 million.

Clark (drafted in Round 2) signed a 4 year, $3,732,225 contract, including a $974,346 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $933,056. He will earn a base salary of $435,000 this season along with the signing bonus. His cap hit this year is $678,586.

Lockett (drafted in Round 3) signed a 4 year, $3,284,777 contract, including a $786,751 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $821,194. He will earn a base salary of $435,000 this season along with the signing bonus. His cap hit this year is $631,687.


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Seattle Seahawks’ Draft Pick Tyler Lockett to Attend NFLPA Rookie Premiere This Week in Los Angeles

May 26th, 2015 at 11:15 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks’ recently drafted rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett, will join more than 40 top rookies from the 2015 NFL Draft class in Los Angeles Thursday, to learn the business of football at the 21st annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere. A robust roster of business partners will be on site to grow their brands and create and promote their product lines through the utilization of group player rights.

The four-day event is hosted by the NFL Players Association, via its marketing and licensing arm NFL Players Inc. It will also feature one of the most exciting moments for the rookies — wearing their official Nike team uniforms for the first time together during photo shoots with trading card companies Topps and Panini America at LA Memorial Coliseum.

Launched in Los Angeles in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is the landmark, first-of-its kind event across professional sports, providing business partners with unmatched early access to many of the NFL’s most promising and marketable young stars. Each year, the NFLPA facilitates approximately 100 individual player service deals for Rookie Premiere participants. The event also generates numerous opportunities for current and former players.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Jon Ryan Suitable Competitor for American Ninja Warrior

May 24th, 2015 at 4:47 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is ready to take on some of the most competitive athletes alive tomorrow night on American Ninja Warrior at 8:00 p.m. PT on NBC. Entering its seventh season, contestants are put through an extreme obstacle course and those who finish with the best times, advance to more difficult rounds.

The 12s are very familiar with Ryan, who was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in 2006. Valued for high, long kicks, he holds franchise records for average (44.84 yards), punts inside the 20-yard line (169), and longest punt (77 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in 2011).

Arguably, the Hawks advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII in part on Ryan’s foot, who throughout the 2013 season, kept opponents bottled up and forced to deal with the leagues No. 1 defense, in their own territory.

What makes Ryan so suitable for the American Ninja Warrior competition is his strength, competitiveness, and athleticism. He played lacrosse, hockey, football, basketball and track at Sheldon-Williams High in Regina, Canada and was a three-time all-star in lacrosse.

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