The Seattle Seahawks say their vice president of player personnel, Ruston Webster, has joined the Tennessee Titans in a similar role.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a news release Friday that Webster played a key role in this year’s draft and he wishes him well.
Webster came to Seattle in 2006 after 18 years with Tampa Bay, where he worked with former Seahawks president Tim Ruskell from 1988 to 2002. After Ruskell was forced to resign in December, Webster served as interim general manager until Schneider was hired in mid-January.
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Donovan McNabb apologized to the fans of Philadelphia for not winning a Super Bowl title for them.
“I look back – the things that I set out that I wanted to accomplish and bring back to Philadelphia I wasn’t able to, and I apologize more than anything to the people of Philadelphia, not bringing that Super Bowl to them,” McNabb told Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic.
McNabb was traded to division rival Washington last month after 11 seasons with the Eagles, who drafted him third overall in 1999.
He led the Eagles to five appearances in the NFC championship game and a spot in the Super Bowl after the 2004 season. The Eagles lost that game, 24-21, to New England.
NFL assistant coaches are considering unionizing because they feel team owners have stripped them of benefits.
NFL Coaches Association executive director Larry Kennan, a former assistant coach, says a letter was sent to the organization’s representatives on all 32 teams urging them to “explore the possibility” of unionizing.
NFL owners unilaterally changed health care, pensions and early retirement provisions last year.
Kennan says each head coach also has received the letter “so they wouldn’t be blind-sided.”
Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Norman Hand has died after collapsing at his home.
Coroner Richard Harvey said Hand, 37, collapsed at his home in Walterboro, S.C., about 11 a.m. EDT Friday and died about 90 minutes later at a local hospital.
The cause of death has not been determined.
Hand played in six games with Seattle in 2003, starting five and recording one sack.
Hand’s 10-year NFL career also included stints with the Dolphins, Saints, Chargers, Seahawks and Giants.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has appointed Seahawks and Sounders chief executive Tod Leiweke to the board of regents at Western Washington University in Bellingham. … The Oakland Raiders have signed guard Daniel Loper in a move that adds depth to their offensive line. Loper spent last season with Detroit, where he started five games.