Seahawks place second-round tender on Jeron Johnson
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/5/14) The Seahawks gave defensive back Jeron Johnson a second-round tender Tuesday, reports FOXSports.com. Johnson is expected to garner interest as a restricted free agent, but would stand to make $2.187 million next season if he signed the tender from Seattle.
Johnson has mostly been a reserve in Seattle, recording 15 tackles and a force fumble in 24 games.
Report: Seahawks to release Red Bryant
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/24/14) The Seahawks will release defensive lineman Red Bryant, saving $5.5 million in cap room, reports Fox Sports. Bryant, who turns 30 in April, had 31 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games last season.
Michael Bennett wants to be back with Seahawks '100 percent'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/6/14) Free agent defensive end Michael Bennett made it clear he wants to return to the Seahawks after excelling on a one-year deal. "I want to be back here 100 percent. I love the team, I love my teammates,” Bennett told the Everett Herald. “Pete [Carroll] does a great job of letting us play, so I want to be a part of that. I know we can go back and win a Super Bowl again with all these guys. It’s a business, but I definitely want to be back.”
Bennett downplayed the notion of a family reunion in Chicago, where his brother Martellus Bennett plays tight end.
“That doesn’t matter much,” Michael Bennett said. “I know he wants me to come out there and get a chance to play with him, but I’m definitely a Seahawk and I definitely want to be here for the rest of my career.”
Cliff Avril leads ferocious pass rush
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/3/14) Without blitzing, the Seahawks made Peyton Manning uncomfortable in the pocket. Defensive end Cliff Avril led the way with five quarterback hurries and two hits on his 32 pass rushing snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/3/14) Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain following the Super Bowl, but that X-rays were negative, reports ESPN.com. Sherman led the NFL with eight regular-season interceptions.