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Texas DT Byron Murphy landed with the Seahawks at the 16th spot in Round 1 of the NFL Draft. Murphy presents uncommon explosiveness and size for the position. He’s small, at 6’0.5 and 297 pounds. But Murphy also delivered 82nd-percentile or better results in the 10-yard split, 40-yard dash, vertical, and broad jump. He posted modest numbers in college, with highs of 8.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks in his third and final college season. But the athleticism gives him upside beyond that in the pros.

The Seahawks are hiring former Ravens DC Mike Macdonald as the new head coach, according to multiple reports. The 36-year-old becomes the league's youngest HC. He spent the past two years as DC for the Ravens after a year as DC under Jim Harbaugh at Michigan and seven prior seasons on the Baltimore staff. The Ravens led the league in scoring defense, sacks, and takeaways in 2023. They ranked among the top 9 in yards allowed and top 3 in points allowed in each season under Macdonald. We'll likely have to wait at least until he chooses an OC to find out more about Macdonald's offensive philosophy. He, of course, inherits a Seahawks team with plenty of passing-game upside but also a pair of second-round RBs. This will be an interesting offense to track through the offseason. For now, we're not altering fantasy outlooks for any Seattle players on this coaching news.

Seahawks CB Devon Witherspoon is inactive for today's game against the Titans. It'll be his second straight game missed for a hip injury. Seattle has listed him as questionable each time despite Witherspoon missing every practice each week. Perhaps that suggests he has a good shot at being ready for Week 17, but we'll have to track the rookie's progress.

Seahawks CB Devon Witherspoon (hip) and S Jamal Adams (knee) are inactive for tonight's game against the Eagles. That leaves Seattle's secondary without a pair of starters vs. one of the league's best WR duos and TE Dallas Goedert. Unless Philly QB Jalen Hurts is limited by his illness -- or the team goes run-heavy -- it should be a fine-to-good night for the Eagles' passing game.

The Seahawks list CB Devon Witherspoon (hip) and S Jamal Adams (knee) as questionable for Monday night's game against the Eagles. Each guy missed the entire practice week, though. HC Pete Carroll told reporters he's "hoping" Witherspoon will play. But he gave no further indication of how likely Witherspoon or Adams is to play. if you'd be left with an empty lineup spot, then you should probably go another direction with your IDP lineup today. We'll update both players ahead of Monday's game.

Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks (ankle) is active for today's game against the 49ers. He carries some risk after managing just one limited practice this week. But Brooks is available for IDP lineups if you planned to use him.

Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Brooks managed just a single limited practice this week (Friday). HC Pete Carroll said Friday that Brooks will be a game-time decision. We'll check his status Sunday.

Seahawks S Jamal Adams (knee) is inactive for today's game against the Rams. That should mean starter-level playing time for S Julian Love. We've dumped Adams from the Week 11 DB rankings and given Love a big boost.

Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Commanders. He missed the week's first two practices before returning to a full Friday workout and winding up questionable. Brooks is ready for IDP usage if you waited on him, though.

Seahawks LB Jordyn Brooks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Commanders. HC Pete Carroll said Friday, however, that "there's a really good chance" Brooks will play, according to John Boyle of the team website. We'll confirm Brooks' status on Sunday. Make sure you have an insurance option available.

The Giants are trading DL Leonard Williams to the Seahawks for a second-round pick in 2024 and a fifth-rounder in 2025. Williams certainly helps a Seattle D-line that recently lost Uchenna Nwosu for the season. There's probably not much fantasy impact here, though. Williams sits outside the top 80 D-linemen in fantasy points so far and ranks 19th among interior D-linemen in Pro Football Focus pass-rushing grade.

Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury. It's a bit surprising given that Wagner didn't miss a single snap of Sunday's win over the Cardinals. We'll see about his status in Friday's practice and whether the team gives him a game status on the final injury report.

Seahawks Edge Uchenna Nwosu needs season-ending surgery after tearing a pectoral muscle in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That will leave Seattle without its lead edge player. Boye Mafe and Darrell Taylor finished Sunday's game as the top two. Mafe played a season-high 79% of the snaps and notched a sack for the fourth straight game. Taylor tallied his first 1.5 sacks of the season against the Cardinals. His 59% snap share marked an uptick vs. the week before but not a season high in either share or total snaps. Mafe -- a second-round pick in 2022 -- is the much better IDP bet between them the rest of the way. We'll see what else changes up front for the Seahawks. Nwosu remains signed through 2026, with dead-cap penalties that should keep him with the team at least through 2025.

Seahawks Edge Uchenna Nwosu left in the first half of Sunday's win over the Cardinals with a pectoral injury. HC Pete Carroll called it a strain after the game, according to ESPN's Brady Henderson. We'll see whether the injury will cost Nwosu further time.

Seahawks S Jamal Adams left just a few plays into his return game against the Giants on Monday night with a concussion. It was Adams' first action since he suffered a quad tear in Week 1 of last season. Frankly, it was his own fault. Adams went stupidly low with a tackle attempt on a running Daniel Jones and took a knee to the top of his head. That will likely keep Adams out for Week 5, but we'll watch his progress through the league protocol.

Seahawks S Julian Love (hamstring) and S Quandre Diggs (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Panthers. S Jamal Adams is inactive. Expect him to make his season debut in Week 4 after returning to practice the past two weeks.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that S Jamal Adams will return to limited practice participation this week for the first time since tearing a quad muscle in last year's opener. “Let’s take it one day at a time,” Carroll said, per Pro Football Talk. “He’s going to have a limited amount of plays as he gets back and re-enters, but he’ll get individual work and start getting some of the basic stuff just to get him back out there.” It's too early to say when Adams will be ready for game action. But Seattle elected to activate him from the PUP before the season started. That indicates they expect him back by at least Week 4. Julian Love started in Adams' place against the Rams and remains an IDP option until Adams is ready. We'll see about Love's role beyond that.

The Seahawks have activated LB Jordyn Brooks off the physically unable to perform list, where he opened camp while working back from a Week 17 ACL tear. It's a pretty remarkable turnaround for Brooks to return to the field nearly a month ahead of the regular-season opener. And he's certainly moving up our IDP rankings as a result. But we'll remain cautious with Brooks' outlook in fantasy football drafts.

Seahawks Edge Uchenna Nwosu has agreed to a three-year extension that will pay him $45 million, with incentives that could push it up to $59 million, according to multiple reports. In his fifth season -- and first with Seattle -- Nwosu set career highs in solo tackles, assists, sacks, tackles for loss, QB hits, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. It was just his second season as a starter. Seattle clearly believes Nwosu has more. See where he stands in our IDP rankings.

It's no surprise that Seahawks S Jamal Adams and LB Jordyn Brooks have not participated in OTAs. Each is coming off a 2022 leg injury, and HC Pete Carroll said Thursday that it'll be a while before we know when to expect either player back. "We don't have time frames," he said, according to The Athletic's Michael-Shawn Dugar. "We won't really know for another good six weeks, eight weeks or something like that. ... They've got their eyes set on getting back and getting ready to go for the season. Whether they can make it, we'll find out." You can tell by our 2023 IDP rankings that we're not betting on Brooks being ready early in the season. He tore his right ACL in Week 17 and doesn't seem like a good bet to return to full strength at any point in 2023. Adams sustained a far less common quad tendon injury in Week 1. That timeline would seem to indicate he has a much better shot than Brooks at being ready by September. But the fact that Carroll is addressing their returns similarly says you should be cautious with your Adams expectations. He sits conservatively in DB3 territory of our IDP rankings.

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