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Seattle Seahawks Sign Top Draft Picks Frank Clark and Tyler Lockett

May 27th, 2015 at 8:54 AM
By Rich Monroe

The Seattle Seahawks first two draft selections, defensive end Frank Clark and wide receiver Tyler Lockett finalized four-year contracts with the franchise yesterday. Six of Seattle’s eight draft picks signed four-year contracts with the team earlier this month, totaling $14.8 million.

Yesterday’s agreements raise the investment in the 2015 NFL Draft class to $21.8 million.

Clark (drafted in Round 2) signed a 4 year, $3,732,225 contract, including a $974,346 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $933,056. He will earn a base salary of $435,000 this season along with the signing bonus. His cap hit this year is $678,586.

Lockett (drafted in Round 3) signed a 4 year, $3,284,777 contract, including a $786,751 signing bonus and an average annual salary of $821,194. He will earn a base salary of $435,000 this season along with the signing bonus. His cap hit this year is $631,687.


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Seattle Seahawks’ Draft Pick Tyler Lockett to Attend NFLPA Rookie Premiere This Week in Los Angeles

May 26th, 2015 at 11:15 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawksrecently drafted rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett, will join more than 40 top rookies from the 2015 NFL Draft class in Los Angeles Thursday, to learn the business of football at the 21st annual NFLPA Rookie Premiere. A robust roster of business partners will be on site to grow their brands and create and promote their product lines through the utilization of group player rights.

The four-day event is hosted by the NFL Players Association, via its marketing and licensing arm NFL Players Inc. It will also feature one of the most exciting moments for the rookies — wearing their official Nike team uniforms for the first time together during photo shoots with trading card companies Topps and Panini America at LA Memorial Coliseum.

Launched in Los Angeles in 1994, NFLPA Rookie Premiere is the landmark, first-of-its kind event across professional sports, providing business partners with unmatched early access to many of the NFL’s most promising and marketable young stars. Each year, the NFLPA facilitates approximately 100 individual player service deals for Rookie Premiere participants. The event also generates numerous opportunities for current and former players.

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Seattle Seahawks’ Jon Ryan Suitable Competitor for American Ninja Warrior

May 24th, 2015 at 4:47 PM
By Rich Monroe

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan is ready to take on some of the most competitive athletes alive tomorrow night on American Ninja Warrior at 8:00 p.m. PT on NBC. Entering its seventh season, contestants are put through an extreme obstacle course and those who finish with the best times, advance to more difficult rounds.

The 12s are very familiar with Ryan, who was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in 2006. Valued for high, long kicks, he holds franchise records for average (44.84 yards), punts inside the 20-yard line (169), and longest punt (77 yards vs. the San Francisco 49ers in 2011).

Arguably, the Hawks advanced to Super Bowl XLVIII in part on Ryan’s foot, who throughout the 2013 season, kept opponents bottled up and forced to deal with the leagues No. 1 defense, in their own territory.

What makes Ryan so suitable for the American Ninja Warrior competition is his strength, competitiveness, and athleticism. He played lacrosse, hockey, football, basketball and track at Sheldon-Williams High in Regina, Canada and was a three-time all-star in lacrosse.

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NFL Players Inc. Signs New Licensees to Access Mobile, Digital and Co-branded Platforms

May 23rd, 2015 at 6:35 PM
By Rich Monroe

The NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI), the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, announced seven new licensing agreements that further expand its presence in growing licensing areas such as mobile and digital product and collegiate co-branded merchandise.

Among the new NFLPI licensees are Team Spirit Store, Identity Games, NeonMob, Freaker USA, Fan Health Network, Just Be Friends and Zapexa.

The licensing news comes on the heels of NFLPI announcing the Top 50 Player Sales list for the 2015 fiscal year that comprised all officially licensed products sold by more than 80 NFLPI licensees via online and traditional retail outlets, and with overall sales exceeding $1.4 billion during the year.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson retained the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive year on the Top 50 Player Sales List for the fiscal year 2015, based on total overall sales of all officially licensed products from March 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.

Highlighting the first deal brokered by NFLPI collegiate licensing agency, the Brandr Group, Team Spirit Store will feature NFL players and their colleges in an array of products including posters, coloring books, calendars and greeting cards.

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Schedule Your Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals Appearances Now

May 22nd, 2015 at 11:55 PM
By Rich Monroe

Earlier this month, Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals director Sherri Thompson, named 30 young women, chosen out of over 150 worthy competitors, Sea Gals for 2015—instantly transforming them into team ambassadors, available to appear at your next corporate or charity event.

With ongoing rehearsals and the 2015 season looming just over the horizon, now’s the time to book these beautiful, intelligent, achievers!

If you have something coming up, mail your request on your organizations letterhead at least four weeks ahead of your event. Make sure you mail it, though, because no telephone, faxes, or email requests are accepted.

Once submitted, be patient. The Sea Gals have class and respond to all requests. If it’s been awhile, it means they are still considering your request.

A couple things to keep in mind are, Sea Gals wear a variety of outfits but usually don’t wear their game uniforms off the field. And, if you’d like a dance routine, make sure to budget for at least three cheerleaders.

Lastly, the Sea Gals can and will perform a customized, relentless, upbeat show with beautiful costume changes to fulfill your needs and expectations.

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