Seahawks notes to end your Wednesday on a happy note
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks fans, the world is not coming to an end. Talent still abounds on the Seattle roster. But the NFL combine may change the team. And free agency too. Plus, a lot more stuff. Here some of that in today’s notes.
Russell Wilson might actually play as a member of the Yankees
Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, says he is not opposed to playing the Seahawks quarterback in a spring training game. Cashman, though, said he would also expect some pushback from the football people in Seattle. According to NBC Sports, Cashman said, “Pete Carroll hasn’t reach out yet but after he sees I am not opposed to (playing Wilson in a game), I might get c all.”
Of course, most NFL players are looking for something to do in February. If Wilson is doing something that he loves that also requires him to keep in shape, that’s pretty good for Seattle. As long as nobody gets hurt, the world is OK.
The Seahawks might be looking for a new tight end but one might not be worth the risk
Our pals at Field Gulls think that Seattle should avoid going after tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The reason is, according to John P. Gilbert, that Seferian-Jenkins has a substance abuse issue, especially with alcohol.
Seferian-Jenkins played his collegiate football at the University of Washington, of course, so playing in Seattle would be a bit of a homecoming. The tight end set a career high for catches with 50 in 2017. But he has not yet reached his potential. Maybe some of that does have something to do with his alcohol issues.
But Seferian-Jenkins has also sought help for his problems. And he is only 25 years old. Assuming that he will not be able to help Seattle in the future seems a bit harsh. Young men mature and Seferian-Jenkins is aware of his demons. He’s also a potentially great fit with the Seahawks.
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Plus, coming home might actually help him both professionally and personally. Whether Seattle tries to sign him will most likely be a football decision and not based on off-the-field issues.