Seahawks to announce extension for Carroll

todd.dybas@thenewstribune.comApril 4, 2014 

The Seattle Seahawks will announce an extension for coach Pete Carroll on Friday morning.

The Seahawks sent out a release Thursday night announcing a 10:30 a.m. news conference Friday at their Renton headquarters. They did not say why.

A source told The Olympian that the news conference is to announce a new deal with Carroll. The NFL Network first reported that the announcement would be an extension for Carroll, who was entering the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract he signed in 2010.

Carroll, 62, led Seattle to its first Super Bowl victory this past season.

Last season, Carroll was asked three times if his contract had been extended. Each time he said, “I’m in great shape.” At the NFL combine in late February, general manager John Schneider was asked about Carroll’s contract and chose not to address it.

HAWKS SIGN INTERNET STAR HUS TO LONG SNAP

The Seahawks signed long snapper Jorgen Hus, who played two exhibition games last season for the St. Louis Rams before being cut.

Clint Gresham has been the Seahawks’ long snapper since 2010. Gresham is on the books for a $750,000 base salary in 2014 after signing a two-year deal in August, which guaranteed him just $250,000.

Hus played in 23 games over three seasons (2010-12) at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, seeing time at linebacker and long snapper. Seahawks punter Jon Ryan also attended the Canadian university.

Hus made a name for himself on the Internet by shooting a video of “trick snaps,” such as snapping the football into a distant garbage can and knocking a cup off the head of a kneeling friend.

HAWKS PLAN OFFSEASON

Dates for the Seahawks’ offseason workouts were announced.

The first day of voluntary workouts is April 21. Offseason organized team activities (OTAs) are May 27-29, June 2-3, June 5 and June 9-12. Mandatory minicamp is June 17-19.

BURLESON IN MIAMI

Former Seahawks wide receiver Nate Burleson will visit the Dolphins with the potential to follow former Detroit Lions teammate Louis Delmas to Miami.

Delmas signed with the Dolphins in March. He was released on the same day the Lions parted with Burleson to save about $11.5 million in salary cap room.

EXTRA POINTS

The Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung, who was released last month by the Eagles. … Colt McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Redskins as the third quarterback behind Kirk Cousins and starter Robert Griffin III. … Former Texans tight end Owen Daniels reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Ravens contingent on Daniels passing a physical. … The Falcons signed Saints restricted free-agent safety Rafael Bush to an offer sheet. … The Bears agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Eben Britton on a one-year contract. … Packers fullback/special-teams standout John Kuhn signed a one-year deal. … Offensive lineman Eric Olsen signed a one-year contract with the Titans.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report. todd.dybas@thenewstribune.com blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks @Todd_Dybas

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