News: Defensive tackle Red Bryant agreed to terms on a new contract with the Seahawks on Tuesday, keeping their unique, 325-pound defensive end from bolting out of town. ESPN.com reported Bryant agreed to a $35 million deal over five years with $14.5 million in guarantees. Bryant transformed into one of Seattle's most valuable defensive players after appearing on his way out of the NFL after the 2009 season. It was after that season that Carroll arrived in Seattle and decided to implement a slightly different defensive scheme where Bryant was shifted from defensive tackle to defensive end. Bryant quickly flourished playing the "5" technique on Seattle's defensive line, where his main responsibility was to be a space-eating run stuffer and hold the point of attack on the defensive edge.
Analysis: Bryant's 2010 season was cut short by a serious knee injury, but he rebounded last season by recording 32 tackles, blocking three field goals and an extra point, and intercepting two passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown against Chicago. He's great for the Seahawks defense but not a guy who you can count on for big production in Fantasy Football.
News: Seahawks DL Red Bryant, who recorded his first career interception earlier this season, had another Week 15 at Chicago. But he returned this one all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. Seattle's K.J. Wright set up the play by hitting Bears QB Caleb Hanie as he tried to roll, putting the ball right in Bryant's arms. "K.J. did a great job of getting to the quarterback and then he just threw ball up and I just happened to be at the right spot at the right time," Bryant said. "And I just happened to get in the end zone. It feels great. I ain't going to lie to you." Bryant didn't record a tackle in the contest.
Analysis: Bryant is typically just a space-filler for the Seahawks and rarely contributes much statistically. Despite his big play in Week 15, he should remain on waivers in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Seattle DL Red Bryant made the first interception of his four-year career on Sunday against St. Louis. He finished the game with two tackles, one solo, and 0.5 sacks. The Seahawks would beat the Rams, 24-7.
Analysis: Bryant made a few nice plays in Week 11, but is not a Fantasy option in IDP formats. He has 21 tackles and one sack on the year.
News: The Seahawks placed DL Red Bryant on injured reserve Tuesday. He injured his knee in Week 8 against the Raiders.
Analysis: Bryant has a career-high 18 tackles and one sack in 2010. Still, he was not racking up major numbers for Fantasy owners, so he can be cut if he was owned in IDP leagues.
News: Seahwaks DL Red Bryant left the Week 8 game at Oakland with a knee injury. He did not return. Bryant appeared to be in the worst shape among many injured Seahwaks on Sunday. He was on crutches and wearing a knee brace when he left the locker room.
Analysis: Bryant did not record a tackle before he was injured. Monitor his status throughout the week but it certainly does not look good for him. When healthy, Bryant is a Fantasy sleeper in IDP leagues.
News: Signs point to Red Bryant moving from defensive tackle to defensive end in Seattle this season. The 330 pounder worked with the No. 1 defense in place of former first-rounder Lawrence Jackson at DE during Tuesday's minicamp. Head coach Pete Carroll likes the combination of Bryant's size and quickness.
Analysis: Bryant might be worth watching in training camp and in the preseason since he could find a way to post a few decent stats. It sure sounds like he'll play a lot, which is good. Feel free to take a flier on him late in drafts this summer.
News: The Seahawks have announced the following players as inactive for Week 12 at St. Louis: RB Julius Jones, DB Jamar Adams, DT Red Bryant, TE Cameron Morrah, DE Derek Walker and QB Mike Teel.
Analysis: Jones is the only player on this list with any Fantasy value, so make sure he's benched in all leagues. Justin Forsett will start in his place.
News: Seahawks QB Mike Teel, DB Jamar Adams, RB Owen Schmitt, DL Red Bryant, TE Cameron Morrah and DL Derek Walker have all been ruled inactive for Week 10 at Arizona.
Analysis: There are no real surprise inactives for Seattle. Most of these guys are reserves or special teams contributors when active and have little to no Fantasy appeal. Keep them reserved for Week 10.
News: Seattle QB Mike Teel, WR Mike Hass, DB Jamar Adams, DL Red Bryant, WR Ben Obomanu and TE Cameron Morrah have all been listed as inactive for the team's Week 9 game against the Lions.
Analysis: None of the players listed carry much Fantasy appeal. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice.
News: Seahawks DL Red Bryant, LB Leroy Hill, TE Cameron Morrah, QB Mike Teel and DB C.J. Wallace have been ruled inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona.
Analysis: Hill is the only player with real Fantasy value when active, but he continues to battle a nagging groin injury. Make sure to keep these players reserved for Week 6.
News: The Seahawks have announced the inactives for their Week 4 game at Indianapolis: QB Matt Hasselbeck, LB Leroy Hill, DB Josh Wilson, DL Red Bryant, TE Cameron Morrah and DL Michael Bennett.
Analysis: Hasselbeck was doubtful coming in and had been ruled out by the NFL Network earlier on Sunday morning. Stash him away in all leagues for the time being. The others in this list can continue to be ignored in Fantasy play.
News: CB Travis Fisher, C Chris Spencer, LT Walter Jones, DT Red Bryant, WR Deion Branch, DT Michael Bennett and DE Derek Walker were listed as the Seahawks' inactives for Week 1. Mike Teel will serve as the third quarterback.
Analysis: Branch is the only player on this list that is relevant in Fantasy play. Keep the remainder of these players out of linueps at all times.