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Wednesday Round-Up: What we learned from Pete Carroll at the NFL Annual Meeting
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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, March 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
Carroll Provides Personnel Updates
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is at the NFL Annual Meeting this week in Phoenix, Ariz. and Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times was on site to ask Carroll for a few personnel updates in between questions from national reporters on the team's outcome of Super Bowl XLIX.
Per Condotta, here's a few highlights from Carroll:
- On the reports of defensive end Michael Bennett seeking a trade, Carroll said, "We communicate regularly and I’m in touch with where Mike is and what’s going on, he hasn’t mentioned a thing about any of that. It’s never been part of the conversation. I’ll probably see Mike this week, maintain what’s going on. Like so many things that happen, those things come out of somewhere but they are not coming out of the conversations that we have had."
- Cornerback Jeremy Lane and wide receiver Paul Richardson, each of whom suffered ACL injuries during the Seahawks' Super Bowl run, are the only two question marks heading into the 2015 season. Carroll said every other player is on course to be ready by the beginning of the year, including free safety Earl Thomas, who had offseason shoulder surgery.
- Carroll is hopeful the club will be able to re-sign free-agent backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, "I think we’ll still get that done.”
- The team is currently in talks with offensive lineman Stephen Schilling and defensive linemen Demarcus Dobbs and Kevin Williams, all three of whom are currently free agents.
- Carroll called newly-signed defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin a "physical addition," noting Rubin can play at nose tackle or at the three-technique tackle spot.
- Carroll reiterated that backup quarterback B.J. Daniels will see work at wide receiver as well as kickoff and punt returner. Read
Wilson In 'Entourage' Preview
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a well-known fan of the HBO series Entourage, will make his big-screen debut this summer in a movie based on the hit television show.
The Entourage trailer was released yesterday with Wilson making a brief appearance at the 1:42 mark. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is also featured in the film, which hits theaters June 5. Read
Carroll "Video-Bombs" John ClaytonRead
Carroll had a little fun on Tuesday afternoon at the NFL Annual Meeting when he decided to "video-bomb" ESPN's John Clayton, who was shooting a live segment of SportsCenter.
Carroll pulled a similar stunt at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, when he stepped behind Bleacher Report cameras filming inside Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium. The video from Carroll's ESPN "video-bomb" is embedded for you above, with the Seahawks head coach's explanation of his antics laid out below.
Farnsworth On The Mic
Seahawks.com digital media writer Clare Farnsworth announced his retirement on Monday after 36 seasons and 700 games covering the team. He joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Bob, Groz and Tom" on Tuesday to reflect on his career. The nearly 20-minute conversation is embedded for you above. Read
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