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Sunday, September 25th, 2016

WHAT’S THE DEAL IN SEATTLE?

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Shaun Alexander would sure like to know. And I would too. The Seahawks have just added Julius Jones and TJ Duckett. Why? Is Alexander on the way out? Why would Jones sign there?

They also still have Leonard Weaver, who seemed like he was coming into his own as a solid, pass-catching fullback.

From ESPN: Alexander wore a cast and heard boos during his least productive season since he became the lead running back in 2001, but the Seahawks expect him to be fully healthy for next season. Alexander’s last two seasons have been marred by a broken foot, the broken wrist and a sprained knee that caused him to miss three games in November.

“I think hurting his wrist this year really hurt him,” Holmgren said. “Hearing some noises that usually are reserved for me, from the stands, may have affected him a little bit. He’s human.

“He’s got a couple years where he has gotten nicked up a little bit for the first time in his life. There’s no reason to think he can’t come back and be a very productive back next year.”

Well maybe Holmgren doesn’t really believe that. Or maybe the Seahawks are just being proactive. All I know is that I wish the Bears were trying to do more to shore up their running game. And passing game. And blocking. Oy.

  • dhaab

    Alexander is pretty much done. In fact, I’ve heard numerous different NFL analysts make this very claim over the past few years, so it’s not like it’s a big secret. I give Seattle credit for trying to do something about this, even though they’re still paying Shaun a huge salary. Not that Jones or Duckett are big upgrades, but they’ll at least add healthy bodies who can be somewhat productive.

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