Mini-camp ended on Thursday which means that we have a period of (hopefully) nothingness for over a month for the Seahawks.
Why do I say “hopefully,” you ask? Well, first, thank you for asking. Secondly, it’s like your dad may have said (or grandfather, depending on your age), “Nothing good happens after midnight.” It is the same with NFL players between mini-camp and training camp: if anything newsworthy happens, that news will probably not be good. Seahawks fans should hope for a quiet summer. (I, of course, am a Seahawks fan so I have my fingers crossed as I am writing this, which makes typing pretty difficult.)
Rookies Delano Hill and Shaquill Griffin signed on Thursday. Hill, the 95th pick in the 2017 draft, signed a contract that will pay him $3.28 million over four years with a $727,470 roster bonus. Griffin, the 90th pick, will make $3.36 million over the same span with a roster bonus of $758,614.
In a best case scenario, Hill and Griffin will be the next generation of the Legion of Boom. They now have four years to prove it and my fingers have been re-crossed.
Former Seahawk signs with Saints
Tony McDaniel, now two-time former Seahawk defensive lineman, signed with the New Orleans Saints this week. McDaniel has been a solid player for Seattle, but not great. Still, he filled a role as a run-stopper most of the last several seasons. Seattle has decided to go younger with emerging second-year pro Jarran Reed and rookies Nazair Jones and Malik McDowell. While McDaniel was solid, he never had the athletic potential the younger guys have. Seattle is making a calculated risk with letting him go and 12s should be hopeful for the future.
The Saints also worked out linebacker Mike Morgan this week. The Seahawks may not value his services as much as they once did, but the Saints seem to see value in many former Seahawk players at this point.
Cornerback Richard Sherman had a lot to say this week about his “not asking to be traded” and other bits. 12th Man Rising’s Todd Vandenberg had more about that in this recent post.
Michael Bennett has a new book coming out. If you are not totally psyched about this, are you really a Seahawks fan? The fantastic Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a whole thing about Bennett’s book and more at this stop.
Finally, the Seahawks will be busy personally, but not professionally over the next while. The next time they meet means the season is really close. Maybe we should all hibernate for summer?