West Notes: Hawks, Brown, Raiders, Bolts

Pete Carroll said the Seahawks indeed looked into Antonio Brown once the Raiders released him on Saturday, according to Brady Henderson of ESPN. Carroll said he and GM John Schneider always communicate on potential moves but added, “Not everything is always as it seems and you’ve got check into stuff and figure out what’s going on.” Carroll also gave the impression that a stronger Seahawks pursuit of the four-time All-Pro may not have mattered, indicating Brown was intent on signing with the Patriots. “He was headed to New England. He was going,” Carroll said. The Seahawks and Browns were the two other teams mentioned as interested in Brown.

Now for more from the league’s west divisions:

  • More than a year after pleading guilty to insider trading, Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks has still not been sentenced and will not be any time soon, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith. Kendricks’ sentencing, which has already been delayed for nine months, was delayed again and is now scheduled for November 21. Kendricks started for the Seahawks this past Sunday against the Bengals, tallying seven tackles (one for loss).
  • Jon Gruden scoffed when asked about Brown’s lawsuit, as Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Authentic relays (Twitter link). “I’m not aware of anything,” Gruden said. “If you want to ask about him you can call his employer.” The civil suit surfaced three days after Brown agreed to terms with the Patriots.
  • Adding to the Chargers’ injury woes, Anthony Lynn said today that he is concerned about the knee of wide receiver Mike Williams, ESPN’s Adam Schefter relays (Twitter link). Earlier today, it was reported that tight end Hunter Henry had suffered a tibia fracture to his left knee and would be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. The Bolts are already without starting left tackle Russell Okung and All-Pro safety Derwin James. Williams dealt with injury trouble as a rookie but played in 16 games last season.
  • Seahawks first-round pick L.J. Collier returned to practice today for the first time since spraining his ankle early in camp. Carroll said the TCU defensive end product has a chance to make his debut Sunday against the Steelers, Henderson adds. The Seahawks stand to have their entire defensive line healthy soon, with Ziggy Ansah also on the verge of making his Seattle debut. Ansah was limited Wednesday.
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11 comments on “West Notes: Hawks, Brown, Raiders, Bolts

  1. bradthebluefish

    Why AB and the Patriots signed so soon after his release is beyond me. You’d think the Patriots would tell him to chill and that they’d come to terms once the dust settles. Instead, hours later, the Pats sign Brown.

    • norsehawk8

      I would bet it’s because rhe Patriots and Brown (or his agent) were already working it out together to sign him, before he was even released. He was actually trying to be released, and I believe he knew he had the green light wink-wink, shake-shake in NE. No one would ever find out.

    • Belichick and AB have been DM’ing for months. Belichick also follows him on snapchat and they have a private discord server together.

      • astick

        That is nuckin futs. Isn’t calusian though? NFL not really as good as can be. Bummmer. A.

  2. coolyourjets

    All these conspiracy theories. I’m sure the fact that the Patriots offered a 1st round pick to the Steelers was a clear enough message that they were interested.

    • mrjjbond

      You can go a step further. Pats had permission to discuss a contract with AB when PIT was shopping him.

  3. mcdusty49

    I’m a Raiders fan and I’m not even upset that AB is gone…it’s unfortunate that we gave up 2 draft picks for the guy but he was a head case from the moment he arrived…I don’t buy into the narrative that he planned this all along, nobody leaves big money on the table in professional sports…maybe a little here and there to re-sign with their teams but overall they want the top dollar…the guy showed his true colors and lost his guarantees because the Raiders are building a winning culture, and at that point he decided he wanted out…during his phony little video of himself running outside and celebrating there was still a Raiders poster in the background…and why do you have somebody sitting there filming your phone calls to people? This was all staged so that he looks like he planned this out and people will still approve of him because at the end of the day that’s all he cares about with his larger than life ego

    • JoeBrady

      Amen brother. I get the acquisition, since we needed a WR, but this is not a guy I want on the team. We finally drafted some football-first types, low maintenance, high IQ players.

      As attractive as his (or anyone’s) talent is, I hope we stay away from the players that love to see their name in the paper.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    The judge in the Kendricks insider trading case was quite impressed with his forthright honesty and willingness to make full restitution so I don’t expect the sentence to amount to anything but a modest fine.

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