Winning Has Two Prices: Increased Salaries & Free Agent Departures

There's been zero talk about Tate getting a contract extension so far.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger breaks down how the Hawks must pay their dues now that they’ve won the Super Bowl. Being champions means that players will command higher salaries, and players will leave in NFL free agency. Golden Tate, Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Chris Maragos and Clinton McDonald are prime examples.

Seattle Seahawks sign Michael Bennett to 4-year deal

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Jordin Ereth recaps Michael Bennett’s recent contract extension during the 2014 NFL offseason. After a strong Super Bowl run that resulted in a beatdown of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, it only made sense to bring back someone on the line who had such a strong impact.

The Time to Perform is Now for Ackley and Smoak

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us a look at the situation brewing for the Seattle Mariners involving Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak. If the two don’t perform in the early part of the 2013-14 MLB season, Scott postulates that he’ll be writing about who the M’s can get at the trade deadline opposed to how well they’ve played up to that point.

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

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NWSB Insider and Washington sports blogger Brian Scott breaks down what the Seattle Mariners’ situation looks like at catcher following the 2014 MLB offseason. Entering the new season, Mike Zunino and John Buck are featured, as their presence has gotten lost in the shuffle behind Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Corey Hart, and Fernando Rodney.

A detailed look at the Seattle Seahawks’ running back depth chart

Robert Turbin

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the depth chart for the Hawks at running back. Christine Michael, Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch and Robert Turbin are featured. With Golden Tate’s future in question, time could be handed down at special teams as a punt returner.

What is the deepest squad on the Seahawks roster?

Irvin will miss the first four games next year (Richard Lipski/AP)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the Hawks’ roster and breaks down the deepest position. Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith and KJ Wright are all featured, as well as predictions for the 2014 NFL season.

Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles August 2, 2013

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.

Some more potential Seahawks cap casualties

Eli Manning saw a lot of Red Bryant and the ground on Sunday (Kenny Via/The News Tribune)

NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the recent releases of Sidney Rice and Red Bryant, and muses on which Seattle Seahawks could be next. Oh, the cruelty of the salary cap. James Carpenter, Chris Clemons, and Zach Miller are probably next up for John Schneider and Pete Carroll. Miller is one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL…right?

Thanks for the memories Sidney Rice

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Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell is back with the impending news of Sidney Rice’s departure from the Seahawks. The buyout is coming, Rice knows it, the front office knows it, and us fans know it too. Clinton gives us a glimpse into why this is not such a bad move for the Seahawks, and offers a memory of his from Rice’s tenure with the Hawks.

On Red Bryant’s Rumoured Release

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NWSB Insider & Seahawks blogger J.D. Burke weighs in on the rumours surrounding the apparently imminent release of Seattle’s left defensive end, Red Bryant. Could Big Red come back to town?

Seahawks All Access: Welcome to the Hall of Fame Mr. Jones

Welcome to the Hall, Mr. Jones! (Photo courtesy of Seahawks.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brett Bivens had the opportunity to interview Hawks legend and current 12th man member Walter Jones, who was recently elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Topics include youth football, the NFL draft, his recent induction and players who influenced him in Seattle.

New Players For Mariners Means New Hope… and New Risks.

Robinson Cano

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s newcomers, giving us a look at both their upsides and their potential concerns. Seeing how the 2014 MLB offseason was busy for the the M’s, Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Corey Hart are all covered.

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