Century Links 2/17: Potential Roster Cuts Loom

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Seattle Seahawks: Veteran cuts are coming – RealSport
The Seahawks have had a long run of success, but the bill is due. With a thin roster and little cap space there are some hard cuts coming in Seattle

Lombardi: Earl Thomas is the new prototype for an NFL safety
NFL analyst Michael Lombardi says the days of Ronnie Lott and Kenny Easley have changed; what teams need today is a range and coverage safety.

2018 NFL Free Agency: Vinatieri, Janikowski headline loaded class of kickers – CBSSports.com
Here’s a look at the crop of special teams players likely headed to free agency in 2018

George Fant admonishes Laura Ingraham’s attack on LeBron James
Seattle Seahawks LT George Fant calls out Fox News Laura Ingraham after she told Kevin Durant and LeBron James to shut up an dribble.

Jon Gruden wanted Shaun Alexander over Sebastian Janikowski
Oakland Raiders HC John Gruden wanted to draft Shaun Alexander over Sebastian Janikowski in 2000.

Former Seahawks, Lincoln QB Jon Kitna lands coaching job in Arizona | The News Tribune
Tacoma native and former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna is the new football coach at Brophy Prep in Phoenix.

king5.com | Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin: ‘The Legion of Boom is not over’

Seahawks’ Shaquill Griffin: ‘Legion of Boom will never go away’ despite iffy future – CBSSports.com
The young corner doesn’t think the Legion of Boom will simply cease to exist despite changes looming

Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls could benefit from change of scenery | Seahawks Wire
A list of NFL players who could benefit from a change of scenery included both Seattle Seahawks running backs Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls.

Seahawks low cap space won’t doom them to a bad off-season
The Seahawks don’t have much room to maneuver this off-season. That won’t necessarily doom them to a poor talent haul. They always figure it out.

Despite strength of schedule, Seahawks face favorable lineup in 2018 | Seahawks Wire
The Seattle Seahawks will face the NFL’s fifth-toughest schedule in 2018, but there’s reasons for optimism examining Seattle’s opponents.

Market value revealed on Seahawks DT Sheldon Richardson
Seattle Seahawks DT Sheldon Richardson market value set at around $11.9 million per year, according to Spotrac.com.

Why Seattle Seahawks should draft a running back in first round, yet likely won’t | The News Tribune
Tacoma’s NFL draft expert Rob Rang has Seattle selected an enticing one with the 18th-overall pick in April. But signs are Seattle may trade down in round one instead–yet again.

Chiefs sign David Amerson – ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs have signed cornerback David Amerson, the team announced Friday night. The Raiders cut Amerson on February 5 in Jon Gruden’s first roster move. He missed the final nine games of 2017 with a foot injury, and the Raiders parted ways before his $5.

Amazon, YouTube, Twitter, Verizon bidding on streaming Thursday nights – ProFootballTalk
The NFL now knows who its TV partner will be for the next five years of Thursday Night Football after agreeing to a deal with FOX worth more than $3 billion. But the league will make a little more money when it finds a streaming partner.

AJ McCarron on grievance victory: ‘It was just business’ – NFL.com
AJ McCarron says the grievance he filed against the Cincinnati Bengals wasn’t rooted in personal feelings. “It was just business,” the impending free-agent quarterback says.

Panthers QB coach: No need to change Cam Newton – NFL.com
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said upon hiring Norv Turner that he wanted to see Cam Newton get to “another level.” That level, however, won’t necessarily include making Cam a statuesque pocket passer.

Good/Bad Week: Cardinals fans rejoice at Fitz’s return – NFL.com
Cardinals fans needed good news following the retirements of Carson Palmer and Bruce Arians. And that’s just what they got with the return of Larry Fitzgerald, Dan Hanzus writes.

Tom Brady last player from 2000 draft with his team – NFL.com
With 39-year-old kicker Sebastian Janikowski out the door in Oakland, Tom Brady now stands in a class of his own in every possible sense.

Rams’ Barron, Webster both undergo shoulder surgery – NFL.com
Two of the Los Angeles Rams’ top defenders have gone under the knife. Rams linebacker Mark Barron and cornerback Kayvon Webster both underwent shoulder surgery recently.

Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney reinstated by team – NFL.com
Carolina Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney was reinstated Friday after he was placed on paid administrative leave amid an NFL investigation into harassment accusations made against him.

Around The NFL Podcast: Top radio calls of 2017 – NFL.com
A room filled with heroes — Dan Hanzus, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling & Marc Sessler — are in on a company holiday to give the listeners what they want!

Chiefs sign ex-Raiders CB David Amerson to 1-year deal – NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs announced Friday they’ve signed free-agent cornerback David Amerson. Amerson was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this month.

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