Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has agreed a contract extension through 2019, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Just two days earlier, the team signed general manager John Schneider to a new five-year extension.
Team owner Paul Allen confirm the signing on Tuesday night:
@Seahawks Thrilled to announce we have Authentic Kevin Pierre-Louis Jersey reached an extension with Super Bowl winning coach @PeteCarroll ! #GoHawks
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) July 27, 2016
Carroll has found plenty of success in his third stint as an NFL head coach, but his contract was set to expire after the 2016 season. With this extension, the Seahawks guarantee Carroll will be around for a few more seasons. Carroll, who is the oldest coach in the league, will turn 65 in September and has been a coach at various levels since the 1970s.
He isn’t a new player, but training camp will Authentic Luke Willson Jersey be important for Chicago’s 2015 first-round pick, Kevin White. He’s a receiving threat that Jay Cutler desperately needs, and he’s one of the biggest names to watch for the Bears after he missed all of his rookie season due to injury.
Cutler and the offense are also adapting to new offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, who was hired after Adam Gase accepted the head coaching job with the Dolphins. Loggains was previously the quarterbacks coach with the Bears, so he and Cutler have some existing rapport, which should ease the transition.
The Lions said farewell to wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who retired following the 2015 season. To replace Megatron, they added a number of new faces, including Marvin Jones. Veteran receiver Anquan Boldin is also joining the team on a one-year deal. His presence should help keep the chains moving, but the two of them, along with Golden Tate, have everyone looking at them to carry the offense in Johnson’s place.
Detroit took steps to fix its struggling offensive line this offseason, adding free agent guard Geoff Schwartz and drafting tackle Taylor Decker in the first round of the 2016 draft. Training camp will be an opportunity for this unit to gel and prepare to protect Matthew Stafford this season.
The Lions are dealing with several injuries heading into training camp. Running back Ameer Abdullah should be ready to go at the start of camp after having shoulder surgery following last season. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew landed on the PUP list as he continues to recover from a torn ACL suffered toward the end of last season. Stevan Ridley’s status is unknown heading into camp. An undisclosed injury kept Ridley out of OTAs.
Newly acquired Jared Cook has the potential to be the matchup nightmare the Packers have been looking for at the tight end spot. How soon he gets the chance to find a groove with Aaron Rodgers depends on his recovery from offseason foot surgery.
Green Bay said goodbye to defensive tackle B.J. Raji, who retired following the 2015 season, leaving the team with some uncertainty along the defensive front. Fans will want to watch the way that depth chart begins to take shape during training camp. Rookie Kenny Clark may be able to carve out a starting role or significant snaps at nose tackle.
One of the more interesting NFL storylines of this offseason has been the evolution of running back Eddie Lacy’s physique. Lacy has worked with Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, to slim down and shape up. Jordy Nelson’s return is supposed to help the offense establish the consistency it lacked last season, but he’s already on the PUP with a minor injury to his other knee.