NOV. 20 MYERS MISSES CHANCE FOR SEAHAWKS TO AVOID CATASTROPHIC LOSS - The Seahawks were blowing leads of 13-0 and 16-7. Quarterback Geno Smith was injured. Things looked bleak for Seattle, but they could all be saved by the strong right leg of Jason Myers.
The reliable kicker was sent out for a game-winning, 55-yard field goal Sunday afternoon at SoFi Stadium. A lot had gone wrong for the Seahawks in the second half, but Myers had already made three field goals - including from 52 and 54 yards - and 32 times in his career had kicks of 50+
This one, however, sliced right of the upright, leaving Seattle with a devastating 17-16 loss to the NFC West rival Los Angeles Rams.
Myers made five field goals a week ago including the game-winner as time expired, and was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. But this time, he failed.
Said Myers after the game, “Great snap, good hold. Just didn’t go through.”
NOV 19 GENO OUT, LOCK IN Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith has been taken to the blue medical tent after taking a big hit in the backfield from Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Smith landed hard on his shoulder on the play and was immediately taken off the field and onto the sidelines for further evaluation with what appeared to be an upper-body injury on his throwing arm.
Smith has been replaced in the lineup by Drew Lock and is currently questionable to return. At the time of the injury, Smith had completed 19 of 29 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown.
Smith is currently questionable to return.
Seahawks safety Jerrick Reed was also sidelined with a knee injury, and will not return.
NOV 15 SEAHAWKS WEDNESDAY INJURY REPORT The Seattle Seahawks have revealed their Wednesday injury report ahead of Sunday's road meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.
The Seahawks had five players listed as out on Wednesday. Receiver Tyler Lockett (hamstring) and tight end Colby Parkinson (biceps) were DNP while safety Jamal Adams (knee), linebacker Jordyn Brooks (knee) and defensive end Leonard Williams (not injury related) were out due to rest.
Here's the full injury report:
OCT. 30 JAMAL ADAMS USES HEAD TO HELP SEAHAWKS' RALLY - When they needed a big takeaway Sunday against the Browns, Seahawks' star safety Jamal Adams used his big head. A deflected interception in the last two minutes turned out to be one of the biggest plays in Seattle's dramatic 24-20 victory.
The ball caromed off the head of Adams, winding up in the arms of safety Julian Love.
Joked Adams on Twitter: "Learned this one from Messi himself!!"
While soccer star Lionel Messi came to America and lit up Major League Soccer with a flurry of spectacular goals, Adams and the Seahawks will gladly settle for a comeback victory, a 5-2 record and first place in the NFC West.
OCT 29 JAKE BOBO TD Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver Jake Bobo scored his third touchdown of the season in Sunday's game againat the Cleveland Browns at Lumen Field, though this one came on the ground.
On the three-yard line, he took the end-around and cut upfield and into the end zone for a three-yard score. The Seahawks took a 7-0 lead before eventually scoring again to make it 14-0.
Take a look at Bobo's score:
JAKE BOBO TOUCHDOWN RUN FOR THE SEAHAWKS.— Sports ON Tap Seattle (@SeattleONTap) October 29, 2023
OCT. 23 BOBO MAKES NFL CATCH OF THE YEAR? - Everyone who watched Seattle's 20-10 victory over the Cardinals Sunday at Lumen Field realizes it was due in large part to the emergence of rookie receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jake Bobo. The pair caught eight passes for 124 yards and both of the Seahawks' touchdowns.
But as of Monday morning everyone in America's knows the rookie impact as well, as Bobo's leaping, one-hand, toe-tap, touchdown grab late in the second quarter is being heralded as the NFL's Catch of the Year.
JAKE BOBO HAS JUST MADE THE MOST INSANE TOUCHDOWN CATCH YOU'LL SEE TODAY!— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 22, 2023
📺 FOX pic.twitter.com/lZaGVNieAE
Geno Smith's pass floated into the right corner of the end zone from 18 yards out. Bobo outjumped Cardinals defender Starling Thomas V, grabbed the ball with his right hand, absorbed a bump on the way down and somehow managed to acrobatically tap both feet inbounds. So outlandish was the catch that Thomas got up to emphatically celebrate what he was sure was an incompletion.
The play gave Seattle a 14-10 halftime lead. But it gave Bobo national credibility and recognition. The secret is now out on the undrafted receiver from UCLA.
OCT 22 SEAHAWKS INACTIVES The Seattle Seahawks have revealed their inactives list for Sunday's game at Lumen Field against the Arizona Cardinals, and there's some notable names set to be out. Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf, who entered Sunday as a game-time decision, will not play due to a hip and rib injury. It will be the first missed game of Metcalf's career.
Here's Seattle's full inactives list:
- WR DK Metcalf
- RB Zach Charbonnet
- CB Artie Burns
- LB Devin Bush
- OG Phil Haynes
- C Evan Brown
- OT Raiqwon O'Neal
OCT 19 INTERNATIONAL FLAGS You'll see some changes to some NFL helmets around the league for Weeks 7 and 8. Hundreds of players will add flag decals to their helmets representing the countries of their heritage.
The league has announced more than 330 players have committed to participate, representing 72 nations, with Nigeria being the most-represented foreign country, with 80 players committing to wear the Nigerian flag.
OCT 2 PHIL HAYNES OUT Seattle Seahawks offensive guard Phil Haynes has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium due to a calf injury.
Haynes exited in the first quarter and was replaced by rookie Anthony Bradford.
The Seahawks are already without starting offensive tackle Charlos Cross and Abraham Lucas, who were injured in Week 1's loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
SEPT. 25 SEAHAWKS' ROOKIE RB CHANNELS MARSHAWN LYNCH - The Seahawks provided plenty of fireworks in their victory over the Panthers Sunday, but none more explosive than rookie running back Zach Charbonnet lighting up Carolina's Sam Franklin Jr. during a fourth-quarter run.
Hello, Beast Mode 2.0. Somewhere, Marshawn Lynch is proud.
Charbonnet lowered his shoulder and sent the Panthers' safety flying and flailing into the end zone and onto his backside. The run quickly went viral on social media, eliciting such responses as:
"Charbonnet trucks a man!"
And from Seattle on Tap, “Charbonnet just went beast mode on them.”
SEPT 20 PANTHERS SIGN LB The Carolina Panthers found their replacement for the injured Shaq Thompson ahead of Sunday's meeting with the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field.
Carolina has signed former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl linebacker Deion Jones to the active roster, the team announced Wednesday.
He originally signed with Carolina in July but was released at the end of August. The Panthers then signed him to their practice squad.
SEPT 17 MULTIPLE SEAHAWKS WRS INJURED The Seattle Seahawks are getting hit with the early injury bug in Sunday's meeting with the Detroit Lions.
DK Metcalf is now officially questionable with a rib injury, per the team. Additionally, rookie receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba went into the blue medical tent to get his leg looked at. Fortunately, he returned to the game.
But the concern now goes to Metcalf, as the Seahawks will need him in order to pull off the road win in Detroit.
SEPT 10 CHARLES CROSS INJURED VS RAMS Seattle Seahawks second-year offensive tackle is questionable to return to Sunday's season opener against the Los Angeles Rams due to a toe injury.
Charles Cross (toe) is questionable to return for #Seahawks.— Corbin K. Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) September 10, 2023
AUG 23 TRADE TREY? The San Francisco 49ers are giving Sam Darnold the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart behind Brock Purdy ... and over Trey Lance - and now, as they attempt to trade dump Lance, the Niners and Kyle Shanahan are getting roasted for their mishandling of the situation ...
Including the blockbuster trade via the NFL Draft trade that is blowing up in their faces.
The Niners took Lance with the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but were only able to do so after giving Miami a massive haul of picks. To get that No. 3 pick, the Niners gave up the No. 12 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the No. 29 and 102 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and the No. 29 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
That's right: As the Seahawks try to chase the Niners in the NFC West, San Francisco will be reeling from having an empty cupboard ... and now, the Niners- having given up three first-round picks - are struggling to find a trade partner who will even bother to have Lance on their roster.
AUG 7 FIGHTS AND INJURIES Monday’s Seahawks workout at training camp featured a couple of conflicts and a couple of injury items. The bad news? Safety Joey Blount was carted off the practice field with what reportedly could be a back injury. Meanwhile, top rookie Devon Witherspoon did some work before finishing on the sideline with "a wrap on his leg,'' as the Seattle Times described it.
The Times also noted that in the padded work, the offense and defense engaged in a pair of scuffles - the first such conflicts of this camp - one of which features receiver Dee Eskridge in a dust-up vs. safety Jerrick Reed in which other players joined in.
JULY 1 UNFAIR TO RUSS The piling on of Denver QB Russell Wilson apparently has no limits. Bad player in 2022 after his trade away from Seattle? Yes. Out of shape? Maybe. Corny? Kinda. But a recent Twitter note about "NFL arrests'' should have nothing to do with Wilson ...
And yet, as our Mile High Huddle/SI guys in Denver point out, the "hate mob'' cannot help itself.
The subject is NFL arrests since 2000, and the Broncos figure prominently there. The tweet offers up a countdown ... and somehow Russell Wilson is the "cover guy'' for the rap-sheet list.
Most arrests by team since 2000.— NFL Notifications (@NFLNotify) June 29, 2023
Denver Broncos - 47
Minnesota Vikings - 46
Cincinnati Bengals - 42
Jacksonville Jaguars - 41
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 36#BroncosCountry, let's do time. pic.twitter.com/60R3CYji6h
We don't believe Wilson - for whatever flaws he has as a player or even as a person - has ever been arrested. And hey, while the Seattle media and fans (including us) have not hesitated to point out his foibles ... making him the punchline for a century of a team's issues when he's only been there for one season of that century seems unfair.
Oh, by the way, as long as we're doing "Broncos on lists'' ... In the last quarter-century or so, Denver has gone to four Super Bowls. That should probably be noted somewhere as well.
FLUKER COMEBACK Free agent offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, the former Seahawks offensive lineman, has not played in the NFL since 2020. But after losing 40 pounds, he is working toward a comeback.
The Eagles recently worked out Fluker, and according to Jordan Schultz of theScore.com, the Patriots have done the same.
Fluker, who battled weight issues during his career, is apparently back down to 330 but with added weight-room strength.
As I reported earlier, OL DJ Fluker is working out for the #Patriots this morning. Fluker has changed his entire diet en route to dropping over 40 pounds. He’s in tremendous shape and excited about making his return to the NFL. @theScore pic.twitter.com/zTaergscrm— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 12, 2023
The Chargers picked Fluker in the first-round in 2013, and he bounced around from there - but he has played in 108 games, with 96 starts. And maybe at age he’s not done yet.
“I just want a chance!” Fluker tells Schultz.
UDFA 2023 - The first 259 picks were just the beginning.
The Seattle Seahawks used 10 of these picks, and here were the selections:
No. 5 - Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
No. 20 - Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
No. 37 - Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
No. 52 - Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
No. 108 - Anthony Bradford, OG, LSU
No. 123 - Cameron Young, DT, Mississippi State
No. 151 - Mike Morris, DE, Michigan
No. 154 - Olu Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
No. 198 - Jerrick Reed II, S, New Mexico State
No. 237 - Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia
The Seahawks made sure to address multiple areas on both sides, using five picks on offense and five on defense.
More freshmen are on their way to The Linc, as the Seahawks will be active alongside the rest of their NFL brethren in rookie free agency. Negotiations are already underway with players whose professional dreams remain active despite not hearing their name called at Union Station in Kansas City.
Keep track of the Seahawks' rookie signings below...
- Chris Stoll, LS, Penn State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Christian Young, S, Arizona - Report: The 33rd Team
- Mo Osling III, CB, UCLA - Report: The 33rd Team
- James Campbell, CB, Montana State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Arquon Bush, CB, Cincinnati - Report: The 33rd Team
- Lance Boykin, CB, Coastal Carolina - Report: The 33rd Team
- Patrick O'Connell, LB, Montana - Report: The 33rd Team
- Lamont Bishop, LB, Oklahoma State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Michael Ayers, LB, Ashland - Report: The 33rd Team
- Jordan Ferguson, EDGE, Middle Tennessee - Report: The 33rd Team
- Jonah Tavai, DT, San Diego State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Ifeanyi Maijeh, DT, Rutgers - Report: The 33rd Team
- Robert Cooper, DT, Florida State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Kendall Randolph, OL, Alabama - Report: The 33rd Team
- Griffin Hebert, TE, Louisiana Tech - Report: The 33rd Team
- CJ Johnson, WR, East Carolina - Report: The 33rd Team
- Marcus Cooper, RB, Incarnate Word - Report: The 33rd Team
- John Hall, WR, Northwood Univerisity - Report: The 33rd Team
- Ty Okada, DB, Montana State - Report: The 33rd Team
- Cam Bright, LB, Washington - Report: The 33rd Team
- Jake Bobo, WR, UCLA - Report: On3
- Noah Gindorff, TE, North Dakota State - Report: NFL Network
- Jonathan Sutherland, S/LB, Penn State - Report: KPRC2
- Josh Mote, OT, Louisiana Tech - Report: KPRC2
- Matt Landers, WR, Arkansas - Report: NFL Network
- Tyjon Lindsey, WR, Oregon State - Report: NFL Network
- M.J. Anderson, DE, Iowa State - Report: KPRC2
- Holton Ahlers, QB, East Carolina - Report: NFL Network
- Chris Smith, RB, Louisiana - Report: KPRC2