Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker and special teams ace Isaiah Kacyvenski will announce the team’s second round pick during this year’s draft at Radio City Music Hall next Friday.
Kacyvenski is part of the tradition established in 2011 of NFL alumni announcing picks for their former teams. A fourth round pick by Seattle in 2000, Kacyvenski spent seven seasons with the Seahawks, leading the team in special teams tackles in 2000 and 2001.
Also, don’t forget the league will announce the regular-season schedule at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, which we will post here as soon as it is released. And after that, we will host a live chat with Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, at 6 p.m. Hope you can make it.
Seattle’s opponents already are set. Home opponents include New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Minnesota, along with NFC West foes Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis. And on the road Seattle will travel to Atlanta, Carolina, Houston, Indianapolis, the New York Giants and division road games at Arizona, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Here’s my story from Seattle general manager John Schneider’s press conference, which goes into more detail on how the Seahawks landed Antoine Winfield.
Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities provides contract details on the Winfield deal. Pelissero: “The one-year contract Winfield signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday included a $500,000 signing bonus and a $1 million base salary, of which half is guaranteed, according to a source. The rest of the money is tied up in a $500,000 roster bonus -- $31,250 for each game Winfield is active -- and $1 million in ‘not likely to be earned’ incentives tied to playing time and interceptions.”
Danny O’Neil of ESPN 710 Seattle writes that the Seahawks will play the waiting game this year with no pick in the first round.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides his perspective on the Schneider presser.
Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times takes a look back at players drafted with the No. 56 pick the last 13 years.
Brock Huard and O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle talked with Russell Wilson about what he’s working on to improve in this audio link.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel provides is first offering of his annual draft series evaluating this year’s receiver and tight end crop.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers have added former Seattle tight end Cameron Morrah.
New Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly bring up a good point when asked whether the Eagles will be a 3-4 or 4-3 team – everyone runs a hybrid of the two fronts based on their personnel.