Seahawks news and notes for Thursday 2/8/2018

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 03: Russell Wilson (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 03: Russell Wilson (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks have rumors about who will be on the 2018 roster. One player who sadly lost his father. And another who got traded…for baseball. Here are news and notes for Thursday, 2/8/2018.

Russell Wilson gets traded to the Yankees

The Seahawks have a quarterback that once played baseball. And maybe he wants to again. In fact, Russell Wilson has been traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees. Wilson seems pleased with this, but what does it actually mean?

Well, it means nothing. Seattle would not be cool with Wilson playing a second sport when they pay him $23 million a year. Maybe Wilson is trying to leverage his next contract. If so, it is a dumb move. Wilson will be 30 years old when he hopes to get his next contract with Seattle. Playing baseball will not make John Schneider think that he needs to give Wilson even more money.

Todd Vandenberg has a bit more about the Wilson trade here.

Frank Clark sadly loses his father in a fire

Clark lost his father and three other family members in a house fire on January 30th in Cleveland, Ohio. Besides his father, a 3 year-old boy and 8 year-old girl and a 46 year-old man died in the fire.

The events are unbelievable horrific. And Clark broke the news via his Twitter feed

Seahawks roster will have changes

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, four members of Seattle’s team will have the their 2018 salaries if they are on the roster Friday, including Kam Chancellor.

The others are Wilson, Doug Baldwin and Bobby Wagner. All those guys should be on the team next season. But Chancellor? It appears he will get his money either way.

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Condotta also gives other important dates as far as money and some Seahawks players are involved. Good stuff from the Seattle Times, as always.