Seattle Acquires Seisay From Detroit For Draft Pick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

Seattle announced the trade on Sunday. The Seahawks had an open spot on their 90-man roster after releasing defensive tackle Tony McDaniel in a salary cap move. The draft pick going back to Detroit is expected to be a late-round selection.

Seisay appeared in 13 games last season for Detroit as a rookie, and played in the Lions' playoff loss to Dallas. Seisay was signed by the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Nebraska.

Seisay fits the profile of Seattle's cornerbacks at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds. Two projected contributors in Seattle's secondary - Jeremy Lane and Tharold Simon - are both still recovering from offseason surgeries.

August 3, 2015

Seattle Releases DT Tony Mcdaniel In Salary Cap Move

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to save salary cap space after signing quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner to contract extensions.

Seattle made the move with McDaniel on Sunday and it will save the club between $2.5 and $3 million against the salary cap. McDaniel was set to make $2.5 million in base salary.

McDaniel spent two seasons with the Seahawks, starting 29 of 32 regular-season games. McDaniel had 83 tackles, two sacks and one fumble recovery in the regular season, and started five of six postseason games with Seattle.

McDaniel was originally signed by Jacksonville in 2006 as an undrafted free agent and spent three seasons with the Jaguars before playing four years in Miami.

August 3, 2015

Walker, Cruz Lead Mariners Win

mariners whiteMINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to rookie Miguel Sano, tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to help Seattle end a four-game losing streak.

Cruz had four hits, including his 27th home run of the season, and Montero added two hits and two RBIs after being recalled from Triple-A following a series of moves by the Mariners prior to Friday's trade deadline.

Tommy Milone (5-3) gave up four runs and 11 hits for Minnesota, which has lost four of five.

Wilson Signs 4-Year Contract

Wilson contract2015(SEATTLE) – Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reached a four year contract extension with the team Friday, hours before a self-imposed deadline to cut off talks. The deal is worth $87.6 million. It includes a $31 million signing bonus with approximately $60 million guaranteed.
Russell Wilson tweeted "Blessed to be w/ this organization for 4 more years! Can't wait to get on field w/ the fellas! @Seahawks #ChampionshipMindset"
The deal averages $21.9 million per year, which is a little less than the $22 million per year from Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.
Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers, had reportedly set a 10 a.m. deadline Friday to reach a deal or cut off negotiations.
If Wilson had become a free agent, the Seahawks had the option to place the franchise tag on him. That would have paid him the average of the top five quarterbacks in 2016.
The signing solves the Seahawks' most pressing issue of the offseason. Now they can focus on getting a deal wrapped up for middle linebacker Bobby Wagner who is also entering the final year of his rookie contract.
But another contract issue popped up Thursday when safety Kam Chancellor was a no-show for training camp. He reportedly has asked the Seahawks for more money and has threatened to hold out.
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Twins 9-5 Win Over Mariners

mariners logo5MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eddie Rosario finished a single shy of the cycle and drove in three runs to help the Minnesota Twins snap a four-game skid with a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. Aaron Hicks and Brian Dozier also homered for the Twins, who had lost 10 of their previous 12 games. Phil Hughes (10-6) gave up five runs on 10 hits and struck out five in five innings and Joe Mauer extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Austin Jackson and Seth Smith hit two-run homers for the Mariners, who traded outfielder Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees before the game. J.A. Happ (4-6) gave up seven runs - six earned - on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings.