Running back Rashaad Penny, the 27th-overall choice in last month's draft from San Diego State by the Seahawks, got a four-year contact with a fifth-year option, as all deals are for first-round picks. The signing means six of nine Seattle draft choices have signed.
The Seahawks have signed five of their nine draft picks already after agreeing to deals with Jamarco Jones and Alex McGough. What used to be a holdout watch—rookies signing contracts—is now routine under this NFL collective bargaining agreement.
The Seahawks' efforts to remake the tight end position in 2018 continued Monday. They signed their fifth tight end onto the 90-man offseason roster, undrafted rookie Clayton Wilson from Northwest Missouri State.
Chuck Knox, the first coach to take the Seattle Seahawks to the playoffs, has died at age 86 after a lengthy battle with dementia, according to multiple media reports. He was the team's winningest coach until 2007.
The NFL announces the Seahawks' first preseason game against the Colts in Seattle will be Aug. 9, a Thursday. That means training camp will begin two weeks before that, a couple days earlier than usual.
Damore'ea Stringfellow, the former University of Washington wide receiver suspended out of the program in 2014, resurfaced in Seattle. He impressed the Seahawks in a tryout during rookie minicamp this past weekend, then signed with them Monday.
Coach Pete Carroll says top draft choice Rashaad Penny can and will do more than run the ball, second pick Rasheem Green is a polished defensive lineman--and when Earl Thomas shows up to Seahawks' workouts remains unknown.
Through two days of open practices of Seahawks minicamp, it's apparent how new, "very active" offensive coordinator and play caller Brian Schotteheimer is on the field. Predecessor Darrell Bevell was more reserved.