Seahawks Sunday roundup: Seattle wins when Cardinals lose

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The Seahawks division rival, the Cardinals, lost Patrick Peterson for six weeks to start 2019. Here’s a bit about that and other Seattle news from last week.

There is not a week that goes by, even in the offseason, where there is not some interesting news surrounding the Seahawks. Seattle didn’t make any splash signings as they did the week before when they signed Ziggy Ansah to take the place of Frank Clark. But Seattle did make some moves while one division rival was losing a player for a short time.

Patrick Peterson won’t play the first six weeks of 2019

Not that the Cardinals were going to be any good as it was in 2019, but last week the NFL announced that cornerback Patrick Peterson was being suspended for six weeks to start the 2019 season. The Seahawks play Arizona in week four so the game was made a little easier for Seattle with Peterson being out.

There are no true easy games in the NFL, especially when a team is playing within its division. Seattle should be a good team but a little break here or there will determine whether they make the postseason this year. Playing the Cardinals once without Peterson might be one of the breaks they need.

Jon Ryan signs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Former Seahawks punter Jon Ryan signed last week to punt for the Canadian Football League’s Roughriders. Ryan didn’t punt at all last season after being released by the Seahawks after Seattle drafted Michael Dickson. Dickson, of course, made Seattle look smart by keeping him over Ryan.

Still, Ryan was a solid punter and great in the Seattle community. Ryan said it was a “dream” to play with the Roughriders as he grew up in Regina. I hope Ryan does extremely well with the Roughriders. Good people deserve good things and Ryan is a good person.

Seattle signs four of their draft picks

On May 14th, the Seahawks announced they had signed four of the 2019 draft picks. Those four players were defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas, wide receivers Gary Jennings and John Ursua and running back Travis Homer. The way draft picks are slotted money in today’s current NFL there is little negotiation between team and player so a player signing with a team has little drama.

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Seattle made a few other moves last week as well, like signing Geno Smith to backup Russell Wilson and bringing in Al Woods to help with depth at defensive tackle. The Seahawks will probably announce another signing or three this week. In the shire of Seattle, anything can happen.