Day two notes from Seattle Seahawks training camp

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor #31 and Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor #31 and Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks bring back Mike Morgan at linebacker and Kam Chancellor talked contract. Just an average day in Seahawks-dom.

Obviously feeling the need for more linebackers, the Seattle Seahawks announced the re-signing of Mike Morgan on Monday. But feeling the need to see linebackers go through the rotating doors of the NFL, Seattle released linebacker Arthur Brown to make room for Morgan. Seattle’s offseason and early training camp could be written as a small novel entitled, “Fun with Linebackers and Other Tales.”

Morgan re-joins the team after the Seahawks last week traded – you guessed it – linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis for linebacker D.J. Alexander. Seattle also signed Michael Wilhoite this offseason, among other linebackers.

Morgan’s return may mean he will fill the SAM linebacker role. Also, Morgan will play on special teams. He has been able to maximize his ability as a professional, though. He is not a great player, but he is solid.

This will be Morgan’s 11th year with Pete Carroll going back to his college days. Basically, Morgan has played one year of football without Carroll since high school.

Kendrick Lamar makes an appearance

Lamar is really short. Many Seahawks were surprised by this when Lamar made an appearance at day two of training camp. Speaking for short guys everywhere, I say good for Lamar to have the guts to walk into an NFL huddle.

Kam Chancellor says that Lamar is making some kind of documentary involving a few Seahawks. According to Chancellor, “It’s cool for him to come out here and shoot it with this team.”

Lamar and (linebacker; today’s motif!) Bobby Wagner are friends. It seems likely that Wagner did not ask Lamar to try our for Seattle’s corner position opposite Richard Sherman, though.

(By the way, is it just me or has Coach Carroll grown his hair out?)

Chancellor might sign a contract extension by week one

Both Pete Carroll and Kam Chancellor are saying positive things about Chancellor signing an extension. Chancellor is entering the final year of his current Seahawks contract. The safety is only 29, though it seems he has been with Seattle since like forever.

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Chancellor said, “(The Seahawks) gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity. And I would love to retire here.” I spoke for all short guys earlier in this column, so I will speak for all 12s now. The idea of Chancellor retiring as a member of the Seahawks makes me sleep well at night. He’s a physical freak and embodies the LOB. To the Seahawks brass I say, Sign the man. Today.