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Sherman: Wealth shouldn't mitigate activism

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says NFL players' social activism shouldn't be discounted because of athletes' relative wealth and privilege.

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More of what Richard Sherman said about how Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned after some teams lost their starting quarterbacks to injuries: "No, I'm not that surprised. This league is odd in that way. I think they had a point to make and they made it." Sherman said he doesn't buy the idea that Kaepernick is unsigned because he may be a poor fit in some offenses, saying there are employed quarterbacks who are "terrible in any system." Sherman: "Then you hear these coaches and scouts that are like, 'Well, we didn't like him coming out of college.' People didn't like Tom Brady coming out of college; he went in the sixth round. These people aren't know-it-alls. They don't know everything. These scouts don't know everything. Aaron Rodgers fell to 24. How many people would turn around and regret that decision. People should be losing their jobs because they're idiots. You've heard every excuse in the book for why he doesn't have a job, but you see what it is. They've agreed not to get him a job and it is what it is." Sherman said he thinks Kaepernick will have a hard time winning his grievance against the NFL over alleged collusion.

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Last week, Richard Sherman visited a Tacoma, Wash. hospital to surprise a young girl named Ellie, who was upset that she had misplaced her beloved "Shermie" doll. "I think she lifted my spirits more that I lifted hers," he said. "She was such a happy-go-lucky little girl, every time she turned around, she was glowing and smiling and laughing, and then her and my kids were having a good-old time. They didn't have a care in the world, so it was a good time, man. I didn't really think about it as being a big deal, they kind of filmed it and everything and made it a big deal, but it was just cool to hang out with her and see her and try to brighten her day a little bit." Sherman said the Seahawks are bringing Ellie to their next home game.

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Richard Sherman said the efforts of NFL players to promote social change shouldn't be discredited because they're wealthy: "Seven years ago, I had negative $45 in my account. What was I then? I'm still a back guy. I'm still a kid from the hood, and we will never forget those moments."

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One reason why the Seahawks plan to play both Mark Glowinski and Ethan Pocic on Sunday, according to offensive line coach Tom Cable, is that neither have played enough of late to be in shape for a full game. Pocic has only played special teams while Glowinski has been inactive the last three games. They're now competing to replace Luke Joeckel at left guard. "Let's tag-team it there and as we go through this off time with Luke, we'll figure out what's best," Cable said.

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What will the Seahawks' offensive line lose with Luke Joeckel out? "A lot of experience, a really good player," O-line coach Tom Cable said. "You could argue that he's been the most consistent, solid guy for us through five games." Cable said Mark Glowinski and Ethan Pocic, who are competing to replace Joeckel at left guard, will both play Sunday against the Giants. He didn't reveal which of them will start.

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Seahawks sans Joeckel for at least a month

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is hoping Luke Joeckel can return from knee surgery in four to five weeks. "Maybe that's possible and maybe that isn't," Carroll said.

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Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin, wearing a T-shirt with "EQUALITY" on the front, said it was important for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to co-sign their letter expressing support for a bill that seeks criminal justice reform. Baldwin: "It was important that it wasn't just coming from myself. I think, again, the important aspect of it is us having a unified effort. We don't want to be divided anymore. We don't want to continue with this divisive rhetoric. We don't want to engage with this divisive rhetoric. We want to start showing our players, the NFL itself, our NFL community that we can be collectively united to seek the changes that we want to see, which are beneficial to the entirety of society. So I thought it was important that we didn't do this as individuals but we did it as a collective group."

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Seahawks CB Richard Sherman again expressed his displeasure that Colin Kaepernick is still unsigned: "You've heard every excuse in the book for why he doesn't have a job, but you see what it is. They've agreed not to give him a job."

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Asked about the Seahawks' interest in free-agent LT Branden Albert, Pete Carroll said they met with him for a while but couldn't come to an agreement on anything.

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Pete Carroll said the plan is for DL Michael Bennett to practice Wednesday. He's dealing with a plantar fascia foot injury from the Rams game.

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Pete Carroll said LG Luke Joeckel could be out 4-5 weeks following the arthroscopic procedure he had on his knee last week. Asked about the plan to replace him, Carroll first mentioned Mark Glowinski but said rookie second-round pick Ethan Pocic is working there as well. Carroll said he wouldn't be surprised if they both play against the Giants.

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FPI: Hawks rock the NFC West

The Rams are in first place in the NFC West by a half-game, but the odds to win the division overwhelmingly favor Seattle in ESPN's FPI. The Seahawks also boast the NFL's fifth-best odds to win the Super Bowl.

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How did the Seahawks' two Pro Bowl linebackers spend their bye week? Bobby Wagner was a guest studio host for FOX's NFL coverage and K.J. Wright went to Alaska for some sight-seeing.

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Seahawks LB K.J. Wright on the (1-5) Giants, who upset the Broncos in Denver Sunday night for their first win of the season: "Good team, man. Can't sleep on them. You saw them last night, so this will be a good opportunity to go up there and face a good team on the road."

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Seahawks WR/KR Tyler Lockett says he's been playing with confidence and hasn't been worried about his leg, which suffered a compound fracture last December.

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The Seahawks returned from their bye and held a walk-through today. The team isn't required to release an injury report until Wednesday. DL Michael Bennett's status bears watching this week due to a foot injury from the Rams game.

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The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas now lists the Seahawks (3-2) as six-point favorites over the Giants (1-5) for this week's game at MetLife Stadium. The line started at -7.5 but changed after the Giants' surprising road win over the Broncos Sunday night.

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The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas lists the Seahawks as 7.5-point road favorites for next week's game against the Giants, who are 0-5 heading into their Sunday night game against Denver. Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks are 4-3 coming off their bye week.

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With the Seahawks idle this week and the Rams beating Jacksonville, Los Angeles (4-2) now has a half-game lead over Seattle (3-2) in the NFC West. Arizona won to improve to 3-3 while the 49ers (0-6) remain winless. The Seahawks have the reeling Giants next week while the Rams and Cardinals will meet in London.

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.416th
Rushing Yards109.215th
Points For22.015th
Points Against17.46th

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