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2018 Schedule
10-6, 2nd in NFC West

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The Seahawks plan to meet later this week with former Packer Nick Perry, a source confirms to ESPN (as first reported by Jason La Canfora). Perry was released earlier this month after seven seasons in Green Bay. He played outside linebacker in the Packers' 3-4 defense and produced 32 sacks in 81 career games, including 1.5 last year before landing on IR in November with a knee injury. The Seahawks' interest in Perry makes sense given their lack of a proven edge rusher opposite Frank Clark. Perry, who turns 29 next month, was recruited to USC by Pete Carroll and played under Carroll for two seasons.

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Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara spoke today at the owners meetings in front of a group of about 200 spouses and guests of NFL executives. It was part of the NFL Playmakers program. Wilson told ESPN that the conversation was about "just family and having two kids and business and work and doing all that plus doing the entertainment side of things. Then also the idea of us going around the world, being able to go to so many countries, so many places and just how the game is growing and how our lives and careers are growing so fast and what we're doing. So it's an exciting time." Wilson said this when asked where things stand on a possible contract extension: "I just keep my head down and keep working, and that's all I know. So hopefully we'll see what happens and great things will happen for sure." Photo is courtesy of the NFL.

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A spokesperson with the United State District Court's Eastern District of Pennsylvania confirms that Mychal Kendricks is no longer scheduled to be sentenced on April 4, as John P. Gilbert of Field Gulls said. It's not clear why that is, but no new sentencing date has been set, per the spokesperson. Damilare Sonoiki, the co-defendant in Kendricks' insider trading case, is scheduled to be sentenced July 15.

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The Seahawks have re-signed Neiko Thorpe, a backup cornerback and one of their top special-teams players for the past three seasons. Thorpe was a special-teams captain last year and finished third in snaps on that side of the ball despite missing four games. Thorpe's re-signing comes a day after Seattle lost one of its other top special-teamers, Maurice Alexander, to the Bills. It leaves Dion Jordan, Sebastian Janikowski and Tre Madden as the Seahawks' remaining unrestricted free agents.

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K.J. Wright's two-year contract with the Seahawks has a base value of $14 million and $6.5 million in total guarantees. The breakdown: $5 million signing bonus; base salaries of $1.5 million in 2019 (fully guaranteed) and $3.5 million in 2020; $1.5 million in per-game roster bonuses each season ($46,875 for every game on the 46-man roster and $46,875 for every game on the 53-man roster); $1 million roster bonus in 2020 (fifth day of the league year). A playing-time escalator of up to $1.5 million in 2020 pushes the max value to $15.5 million. Cap numbers are $4.98 million for 2019 and $8.5 million for 2020.

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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin told Sports Radio 950 KJR Wednesday that he has "more surgeries on the way, most likely." Baldwin dealt with injuries to both knees, his elbow, groin, hip and shoulder dating back to last summer. Pete Carroll told reporters at the combine that Baldwin had surgery on his knee and shoulder since the end of the season. The Seahawks' interest in free-agent receiver Jordy Nelson -- whom they had in for a visit Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter -- may not be directly tied to Baldwin's health. After all, the Seahawks had interest in Nelson last offseason before he signed with Oakland, and he's a different type of receiver than Baldwin.

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Details of Mike Iupati's one-year deal with the Seahawks, per source: $1.25 million signing bonus; $1 million guaranteed base salary; $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses; up to $500,000 in playing-time incentives. So the guarantee is $2.25 million, the base value is $2.75 million and the max value is $3.25 million. As you would expect, this is a discount compared to the two-year deal that J.R. Sweezy got from Arizona after leaving Seattle as a free agent. Sweezy will make between $4.5 million and $6 million this season. Iupati will make between $2.25 million and $3.25 million.

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Mychal Kendricks' one-year deal with the Seahawks includes no signing bonus and no guaranteed money. It has a base value of $4.5 million and a max value of $5.5 million. The breakdown: $2 million salary; $250,000 reporting bonus for training camp; $250,000 roster bonus for Week 1; $2 million in per-game active roster bonuses ($125,000 apiece). There's an additional $1 million available in incentives tied to playing time and sacks. With Kendricks scheduled to be sentenced in April on insider trading charges, the Seahawks are heavily protected in the event that his availability for next season is impacted by his legal situation.

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Max Unger's surprise retirement over the weekend invites a look back at the Seahawks' ill-fated 2015 decision to send him to New Orleans in the Jimmy Graham trade. Unger had just finished his age-28 season with two Pro Bowls and a First-Team All-Pro selection on his resume. But the Seahawks thought his best days were behind him after injuries had sidelined him for three games in 2013 and 10 games in 2014. Unger missed only one game over four years in New Orleans, earned an extension and made it back to the Pro Bowl after last season. That trade tends to be defined in most observers' eyes by Graham's up-and-down tenure in Seattle, but the Unger aspect of the move proved to be one of the bigger personnel miscalculations of the John Schneider-Pete Carroll era.

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The Seahawks will host receiver Jordy Nelson on a free-agent visit Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As Shefter noted, GM John Schneider has long had an affinity for Nelson having been in the Packers' front office when they drafted him in 2008. The Seahawks were interested in Nelson last year before he signed with the Raiders, who released him last week. Nelson's numbers in Oakland -- 63 catches, 739 yards, three touchdowns in 15 games -- suggest he still has something left as he approaches his 34th birthday in May. Receiver figured to be an area of interest for the Seahawks with Doug Baldwin coming off two surgeries. Nelson is 6-3, 217 pounds and Seattle has no proven receiving options with that type of size other than Jaron Brown, whose spot on the roster does not seem assured. Brown is set to make a non-guaranteed $2.75 million in salary next season. Signing Nelson wouldn't affect Seattle's compensatory pick formula because he was released. Per Schefter, the other teams interested in Nelson include the Patriots, Chiefs, Titans and Raiders.

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More from K.J. Wright on Sports Radio KJR: He said he was so stressed before re-signing with Seattle that he had trouble eating and sleeping. He deleted Twitter and Instagram to avoid free-agency news that would have added to his stress. He had "a few offers" but figured it didn't make sense to switch schemes and move "across the country" knowing that would mean uprooting his family and being apart while they made their way to a new city. "I want to put my kids to bed every night," he said. Wright initially wasn't optimistic about returning to the Seahawks knowing that players they let reach free agency usually aren't back. He thought "I'm toast" when he got word that Seattle was re-signing Mychal Kendricks, who also plays weak-side linebacker. Wright said Seattle's coaches will need to be creative to find a way to get him, Bobby Wagner and Kendricks on the field together. It doesn't sound like that will entail Wright moving over to the strong side, where Barkevious Mingo plays. Wright will be 31 when his two-year contract expires, by which point he'll have played 10 NFL seasons. "I always said, when I get to 10, I'm going to evaluate life," he said. "I'm going to see where I'm at, see if I still love football, see if my body is feeling alright and I'll go from there, so it's up in the air. I'm not sure."

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D.J. Fluker's two-year deal with the Seahawks has a base value of $6 million, a max value of $9 million and a $1 million signing bonus, which is the only money guaranteed at signing. Base salaries: $850,000 for 2019 and $2 million for 2020. Roster bonuses: $150,000 for Week 1 of 2019, $1 million in 46-man per-game bonuses each season. Playing-time incentives: up to $1.5 million each season. With Fluker missing six games last year, his new contract gives the Seahawks plenty of protections if his health is an issue again.

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K.J. Wright told Sports Radio 950 KJR that his two-year, $15 million deal with the Seahawks includes a guaranteed $8 million for 2019. That consists of a $5 million signing bonus, a $1.5 million salary and a $1.5 million roster bonus. It wasn't clear if the roster-bonus money is a one-time payment, if it's tied to Wright being active on game days or if it's a combination of the two. The remaining $7 million for 2020 isn't guaranteed, so Wright knows there's no assurance the Seahawks will keep him beyond 2019. "If I can get to the second year, that'd be big," he told Cliff Avril and Jason Puckett.

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The Seahawks got a free-agent visit Thursday from defensive tackle Caraun Reid, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The 27-year-old Reid (6-2, 305) has spent time with the Lions, Chargers, Redskins, Colts and most recently the Cowboys since entering the league as a fifth-round pick out of Princeton in 2015. His 2018 season in Dallas included one start in 10 games, 185 defensive snaps (per Pro Football Reference), a half sack and three QB hits. Shamar Stephen's departure left Seattle with an opening at defensive tackle. The players Seattle has under contract at that position: Jarran Reed, Quinton Jefferson, Jamie Meder and Poona Ford. Branden Jackson has played some defensive tackle but more often at end. Pete Carroll said at season's end that Seattle is moving Nazair Jones to the five-technique end position after he played inside his first two seasons.

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Another thought on K.J. Wright: he and Bobby Wagner are very close. You knew from Wagner's public comments that with his own contract up after 2019, he was going to be paying close attention to how the Seahawks handled Wright's situation. Here's what Wagner said about Wright in August: "You definitely have to appreciate guys like K.J. because he's been here, he hasn't missed a practice, he's been available and he's letting that play out. But there's also a side to that. If you don't get the deal done, you give a guy like that an opportunity to walk away. So it's like, as a team, you have to figure out what you want to do and who do you want to pay? That comes from the guys upstairs, but when you have certain situations where you've got guys that hold out but then you've got guys that stay and do all the right things and is a leader in the room, is a guy that everybody looks up to, you can't let a guy like that walk away. For me, if you let a guy like that walk away, it would be telling."

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Seattle Seahawks solidified their offensive line Thursday by adding Mike Iupati and re-signing D.J. Fluker, according to multiple reports.

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The Seahawks were not in play to re-sign Earl Thomas, according to a source close to the situation. That should not be much of a surprise given the size of the deal Thomas got from Baltimore, which includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing, and how all signs pointed to both sides having moved on. However, as strained as the relationship between Thomas and the Seahawks became over the last year, the source said the two sides parted on good terms. As for Thomas' market, the source said unequivocally that the Browns were never even in the conversation, contrary to reports.

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Source: Kendricks back to Seattle on 1-year deal

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is returning to the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal worth a maximum value of $5.5 million, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.327th
Rushing Yards160.01st
Points For26.8Tied-6th
Points Against21.711th