Bobby Wagner Out For Couple Of Weeks For SeahawksThe Seattle Seahawks will be without middle linebacker Bobby Wagner for at least a couple of weeks after a turf toe injury suffered last Sunday against Dallas. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that Wagner, starting center Max Unger (foot) and starting tight end Zach Miller (ankle surgery) would miss this Sunday's game at St. Louis. Miller will miss his third game and Unger his second. Wagner was hurt in the second quarter last Sunday. He returned in the second half but was noticeably slower. Carroll said Wagner's injury would not require surgery. With Wagner out, the Seahawks will move outside linebacker K.J. Wright to middle linebacker. With Wright moving inside, Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith will go into the starting lineup. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – October 16, 2014
Seahawks Mum About Australian Rugby StarSeattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said any player trying to make the transition from rugby to the NFL is in for a difficult challenge. Carroll was peppered with questions about Australian National Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne on Wednesday after Hayne announced his plans to seek a chance in the NFL. Seattle has been linked to Hayne because of a recent visit to the Pacific Northwest during which Hayne took in the University of Washington and took a tour of the Seahawks facility. Carroll said he did not meet Hayne during his visit to Seattle. During a news conference in Sydney earlier Wednesday, Hayne did not identify which NFL clubs - if any - were interested in offering him a tryout. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – October 16, 2014
Seattle Announces Creation Of USL Pro Team
The Seattle Sounders will start an independent lower-division USL Pro team beginning in 2015 called Seattle Sounders FC 2 with 20 percent of the club to be owned by fans through a community trust. The USL Pro team will allow for Seattle to develop young players and provide additional opportunities for players with the MLS club who might not be getting enough playing time.