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Pete Carroll Clarifies Bruce Irvin's Atlanta Comments

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- After rumors surfaced of a potential draft day trade and comments of a potential exit from Seattle, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll clarified the situation surrounding defender Bruce Irvin.

After Irvin commented to that "I'm going to be in Atlanta next season," at an Atlanta Hawks playoff game, many assumed that the Seahawks linebacker would reunite with former defensive coordinator Dan Quinn who assumed the head coaching position this season with the Falcons.

"I'm really glad you asked me that, because he didn't say that," Carroll said. "We've been talking all along. He has been working out in Atlanta for these three weeks, and he said (that) in response to the question 'Do you want to come back home?' He said everybody likes to come back home, and it's a dream to come back home. It wasn't in reference to leaving us and coming back (to the Falcons). He was really adamant about it, and I asked him to leave it and not go at it anymore."

The Seahawks recently declined Irvin's fifth-year option on his rookie contract, which would allow him to be an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season.

"Anybody can put those messages out, and they have a life to them," Carroll said. "Our guys are getting better at understanding that, and Bruce has learned again from this lesson."

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Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin Says He'll Be Playing in Atlanta in 2016

Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons come the 2016 NFL season.

"I'm going to be in Atlanta next season," Irvin told while attending the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals in Atlanta on Wednesday night. "I'm ready."

The Seahawks did not pick up the fifth-year option on Irvin's contract, which would have cost the team $7.8 million in 2016.  Irvin will be making $1.6 million in 2015.

Irvin is from Atlanta, and he's interested in joining former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who is now the head coach of the Falcons.

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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett Denies Trade Demand, Wants a Raise Instead

Tom Pennington/Getty Images Sport(NEW YORK) -- Reports have recently surfaced that Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett wants to be traded. Still, he's denying those reports, but is admitting he would like a raise.

"I think everyone who has a job, they want a raise for whatever they're doing," Bennett said on Seattle's King 5 TV. "I'm just like any other American. I think everybody wants to be paid a little bit more. So I don't think I fall short of that."

"People assume when you ask for a little more money, they assume that you want to be traded or something like that," he added. "But that's not what I'm trying to go for."

Back in March 2014, Bennett agreed to a four-year deal worth $28.5 million with $16 million guaranteed and an $8 million signing bonus. And he's scheduled to make $6 million in 2015.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has said the team will not renegotiate contracts.

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Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Could Russell Wilson be joining the likes of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, who've played two sports professionally?


In a recent interview with HBO's Real Sports, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback did not rule out pursuing a full-time career in baseball along with football.
"I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."


Wilson played both baseball and football while at NC State. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He spent 2010 and 2011 in the Rockies farm system and was drafted by the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December 2013.

He was able to be selected because MLB allows teams to draft players who have never been called up to the big leagues after spending at least four years in another franchise's farm system.

"I don't know," Wilson said when asked if he'd consider playing both sports full time. "I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days."

According to, Wilson hit .229 in 315 at-bats during his minor league career with the Rockies.

He has participated in Rangers spring training practices the past two seasons as well.

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Not Concerned over Contract Situation

Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While Quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and even Joe Flacco are among the highest paid players in the NFL, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson remains one of the best bargains in the league at $1.5 million, which he'll make next season. It's one of the lowest salaries for a starting quarterback in the NFL, let alone a Super Bowl champion.

Still, with one year left on his current deal, Wilson isn't worrying about a new deal just yet.

“In terms of my contract, I don’t really talk about that kind of stuff,” Wilson told the Everett Herald. “I love the game of football. I love playing the game of football. I try to put my best foot forward and I want to be the best to ever play the game. That’s the way I look at it."

"I’ve been fortunate enough to win a lot of games at such a young age and to be able to play with some great guys and have some great comeback wins and win a Super Bowl, and go to back to back Super Bowls," he continued. "It’s been special. So that’s what I focus on. I focus on the next opportunity that I have. The rest will come."

In just three NFL seasons, Wilson is already considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

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Eagles Sign CB Walter Thurmond

JupiterImages/ YORK) -- The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback Walter Thurmond for a one-year deal, the team announced on Wednesday.

Thurmond spent last season with the Giants and prior to that was in Seattle for four years.

Thurmond tore his pectoral muscle in Week 2 last year and missed the final 14 games of the season, but will be reuniting with former Seahawks teammate Bryon Maxwell, who signed a six-year contract this week with the team.

Thurmond was a key player in Seattle's Super Bowl run in 2013 and is also a former Oregon Duck.

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Report: Seahawks Set to Acquire TE Jimmy Graham From Saints

Banana Stock/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to acquire Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham from the New Orleans Saints for center Max Unger and multiple draft picks, according to ESPN.

The Saints originally selected Graham out of the University of Miami in the third round of the 2010 NFL draft.  In five seasons with New Orleans, he had 386 receptions for 4,752 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns.

The 28-year-old Unger is a two-time Pro Bowler from the University of Oregon. The Seahawks drafted him in the second round in 2009. During his six-year NFL career, he has started 67 regular-season games.

Seattle has reportedly offered several draft picks, including at least one in the first round.

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ESPN: Marshawn Lynch Agree to New Deal with Seahawks

Jay Drowns/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beast Mode will be running wild in Seattle once again in 2015 as ESPN is reporting that the Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch have agreed on a new contract.

The two sides came to an agreement on a three-year deal. He'll receive $12 million for the 2015 season

Lynch remains one of the top paid running backs in the NFL.

One of the more unique players in the NFL from a personality standpoint, Lynch made it known he wasn't sure whether or not he wanted to play in 2015.

He infamously didn't get a chance to run the ball at the goal-line at the end of the Super Bowl. Instead quarterback Russell Wilson was intercepted by cornerback Malcolm Butler.

The 28-year-old Lynch is one of the best running backs in the NFL. This past season, he ran for 1,306 yards while scoring 13 touchdowns.

He has had at least 1,200 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in four-straight seasons.

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Reports: Seahawks Offer Contract Extension to Marshawn Lynch

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The Seattle Seahawks are taking the intial steps to bring back Marshawn Lynch for at least another season with the NFC Champions.

The Seahawks are offering Lynch a multi-year contract extension that could pay upwards of $10 million in the first year of the deal, according to several media reports.  The extension could also range from three to four years.

Lynch, 28, is entering the final year of a four-year contract that averages $7 million per year.  He is rumored to be considering retirement.  

John Schneider, Seattle's general manager, and the Seahawks hope to have the enigmatic running back return, but remain in limbo.

“He’s a guy that kind of just beats to his own drum, He does what he wants, and he would never let you know one way or the other," Schneider said when asked if he thought Lynch would retire. "A lot of great running backs have just walked away. So I have no idea.”

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Ex-Seahawk Says Marshawn Lynch Weighing Retirement

Leon Halip/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson spoke to Marshawn Lynch about possible retirement, and he confirmed that Lynch isn't sure if he will continue to play next season.

"My bet would be that he plays next year in Seattle," Robinson said Thursday during a 710 ESPN Seattle radio interview. "I don't think Marshawn knows yet. I don't know what the timeline is. It's probably going to be a feel thing, and we'll just see like everybody else."

After speaking with Lynch, Robinson also said Lynch is contemplating retirement due to the fact of eight years of being in the NFL, and the beating Lynch has taken on his body because of his physical style of running the football.

Lynch held out of the beginning of training camp last year for eight days, before Lynch and the Seahawks agreed to changes in his contract.

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