Breaking News: Seattle Seahawks Release Hasselbeck

Published on March 12, 2010 by     

Newest Seattle Seahawks QB

Okay just joking, but i got you here and the fact is Seattle definitely needs a new backup to replace Seneca Wallace, but which way will Seattle lean.

The Seattle Seahawks are moving aggressively in their search to replace backup quarterback Seneca Wallace.

According to various reports, the Seahawks are bringing former Cleveland starter Derek Anderson in for a visit on Thursday and also have been calling the Philadelphia Eagles about the potential availability of Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb.

Anderson plans to meet with Seahawks’ officials and then head to NFC West rival Arizona on Friday, according to ESPN’s James Walker.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio told a Philadelphia radio station the Seahawks were calling the Eagles “non-stop” about their QB situation, according to this Pro Football Talk report.

What does it all mean? For one, the Seahawks haven’t settled on the idea of just drafting a rookie quarterback to develop behind Matt Hasselbeck for a year or two.

Secondly, they are willing to look under every rock for ways to improve the team right now, even if it means taking some chances.

McNabb obviously is the biggest name in the bunch, but he’s 33 and heading into the final year of his contract. The Eagles have insisted he remains their starting quarterback, but just extended Michael Vick’s contract and also have young Kolb waiting in the wings.

Anderson is more available at this point and thus a more likely acquisition after the Browns released him rather than pay a $2 million roster bonus that was upcoming.

At 26, he has been erratic in his three years as a starter, but he does possess a strong arm and the ability to put up big numbers in the right situation. He’s also a Northwest guy who grew up in Portland and played at Oregon State and would obviously welcome a fresh start.

After being released by the Browns, Anderson sent an e-mail response to the News-Herald in Ohio saying: “The fans are ruthless and don’t deserve a winner. I will never forget getting cheered when I was injured. I know at times I wasn’t great. I hope and pray I’m playing when my team comes to town and (we) roll them.”

He then apologized for those remarks in a statement this morning:

“I said some things to Jeff Schudel (of The News-Herald) earlier that I regret. Those of you who got to know me personally from covering the Browns over the past five years, know this was out of character for me. I wasn’t taken out of context, but I was speaking out of my frustration after my career with the Browns came to a close.

“I had some great times playing in Cleveland, especially during the 2007 season and I met some great people and made many lifelong friends along the way. I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life.”

That chapter could be in Seattle, if the Seahawks feel he’s the right fit for Carroll’s offense.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the draft pick the Seahawks will receive in 2011 in the Wallace deal is a seventh-rounder that could improve to a No. 6 depending on how much he plays this coming season.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (4)

  1. Hawkeye says:

    Ok we shouldve got rid of Hasselbeck not wallace .Matt has been out of it since the superbowl or before . He is number one in one area inconsistent. I dont want him be a bad influence on anybody else we get.

  2. Hitman says:

    Dang it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was all excited to see they are ready to move on. I hope for a trade for Mike Vick, then draft CJ. Spiller and couple him with Justin Forsett. Man, what weapons to go along with TJ and possibly Brandon Marshall.

    • Burke says:

      that was not a joke, it was a dream hasselbeck thinks he better that he is and seattle will not win with him, sorry matt need a mcnabb or anderson maybe even a vick aleast they still try hard.

  3. hassle back says:

    hasselbeck played without an offense line and lackluster wide recievers that ran lazy routes.. you people don't know football.. get a clue.




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

141106wilson600

Russell Wilson a winner, on and off the field

As good a player as Russell Wilson has been on the field for the Seahawks, the third-year QB ...
141106sweezy660

In the middle of the line shuffling, J.R. Sweezy stands out

J.R. Sweezy has gone from a player trying to make the transition from college defensive lineman to NFL ...
HTKDN.AuSt.5

Seahawks at halfway point: Incomplete, investigated, injured, unfulfilled

Well, that was a half-season like none other for the Seahawks, eh? For openers, a rousing rout of Green ...
141105-carroll-660

12 Takeaways From Pete Carroll: Updating the Seahawks’ Injury Situation

Here are 12 key takeaways from Carroll's Wednesday press conference: 1. Strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to play ...
141102highlights600-Q2

What happened? Seahawks 30, Raiders 24

First Quarter What happened? Seahawks 14, Raiders 3. The Raiders got the ball first and drove 50 yards in ...
apWaJ.AuSt.5

Seahawks will be missing four starters with three others questionable

Defending the Super Bowl title sure has become a pain for the Seahawks. Seattle, 4-3 and still seeking its ...
Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers fullback Will Tukuafu (48) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Will Tukuafu Seahawks’ new Fullback, 285-pound force

Marshawn Lynch may soon have a huge, new plow in front of him in the Seahawks’ backfield. How huge? ...
141029daily660

Winless team? Rookie QB? Seahawks have been here before

Their record might indicate that the Oakland Raiders are the worst team in the NFL. But the video ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com
 

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz