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Super Bowl-winning Seahawks extend coach Carroll's contract

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been rewarded with a contract extension after leading the team to their first Super Bowl title earlier this year, the Seahawks said on Friday. The extension adds two more years to Carroll's previous deal, which had one season remaining, and will keep him with the team through the 2016 National Football League season.

Seattle Seahawks - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT The Seattle Seahawks need neither to reload nor rebuild this off-season. Instead, their goal is to retain as much as possible of the roster that just won the Super Bowl, within the constraints of the salary cap. So as the free agency signing period began Tuesday, Seattle's task is more about re-signing many of its key players --- and preparing to extend a few others in the coming year --- than it is making a big splash with new additions.

Seattle Seahawks - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was officially reinstated by the NFL, but he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season and pay an additional four-game fine, the league and NFLPA jointly announced Wednesday. Browner, who played the last three seasons with the Seahawks after playing four seasons in the Canadian Football League, is now free to sign with any NFL team when free agency starts next week.

Seattle Seahawks - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was officially reinstated by the NFL, but he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season and pay an additional four-game fine, the league and NFLPA jointly announced Wednesday. Browner, who played the last three seasons with the Seahawks after playing four seasons in the Canadian Football League, is now free to sign with any NFL team when free agency starts next week.

Seattle Seahawks - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT The Seahawks released defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice in the first two significant moves of what promises to be a difficult offseason for the Super Bowl champions. While Rice was expected to be released after finishing his third season in Seattle on injured reserve due to a knee injury, the team had hoped to renegotiate Bryant's contract to lower his salary cap figure from around $8 million in 2014.

Seahawks release Rice, Bryant for salary cap space

(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks made two "extremely tough decisions" when they released wide receiver Sidney Rice and defensive end Red Bryant on Friday to create additional salary cap space. With free agency fast approaching on March 11, Seattle offloaded Rice, who was due $8.5 million in base salary for 2014, and Bryant, who was set to earn $4.5 million.

Seattle Seahawks - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Seattle Seahawks - INSIDE SLANT Finally, after 38 years, it all came together for the Seattle Seahawks, as the team won its first Super Bowl. It did so in surprisingly dominant fashion, beating Denver 43-8 in East Rutherford, N.J., capping a season in which the Seahawks won 16 of 19 games overall, including the playoffs. Not that any of it was necessarily unexpected.

Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl victory parade draws some 700,000 fans

By Jonathan Kaminsky SEATTLE (Reuters) - An estimated 700,000 Seattle Seahawks fans braved sub-freezing temperatures to celebrate the football team's first Super Bowl title at a parade that wound through the city's downtown on Wednesday. The Seahawks trounced the usually high-scoring Denver Broncos, 43-8, on Sunday to win their first National Football League championship in franchise history.

Factbox: Profile of Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

(Reuters) - Profile of the Seattle Seahawks, who defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win the Super Bowl at East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday. Founded: 1975. The Seahawks, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, are the only NFL team to play in both the AFC and NFC Championship games, having moved from the AFC to the NFC during league realignment prior to the 2002 season. They played their home games in the Kingdome (1976-2000) and Husky Stadium (2001) before moving to CenturyLink Field for the 2002 season. - -

Seattle linebacker Smith surprised at MVP award

By Julian Linden EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - No one was more surprised than Malcolm Smith when the Seattle Seahawks linebacker was awarded the Most Valuable Player in Sunday's Super Bowl. The 24-year-old played an outstanding game, scoring a crucial touchdown, recovering a fumble and making five solo tackles as the Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it never crossed his mind that he might win one of the game's biggest individual awards.
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