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April 22, 2008 12:53 PM

Shaun Alexander's release expected

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Shaun Alexander's potential release isn't a surprise. Many have anticipated it since the Seahawks signed Julius Jones in free agency.

It now appears the release could be imminent however. KJR-AM reported it first this morning, and a source with knowledge of the situation said Alexander's departure appears imminent, likely Tuesday or early Wednesday. He remains on the roster, however, and as of yet there has been no change.

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Posted by Ken Brown

1:59 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Gonna miss him. Thanks Shaun

Posted by commoncent$

2:04 PM, Apr 22, 2008

THANK GOD. So tired of watching his soft running, lack of passioin and unwillingness to do the small things (blocking). BE GONE ALREADY. I'm so glad he's off the roster.

Posted by Mark WS

2:14 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Shaun, thanks for the great memmories. I'll look forward to seeing 37 in the rafters!


Posted by Stephen Robinson

2:21 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Thanks for the memories Shaun. It kills me to see how quickly Seattle fans turn on #37. I remember being at training camp in Cheney and everyone there wanted a piece of Shaun. Qwest Field was a see of #37 jerseys for many years.

I agree he hasn't been the same in the past 2 years, but he was an integral part of our Super Bowl run in 2005.

Thanks for the memories! God Bless Shaun Alexander

Posted by JJ

2:52 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Yeah, thanks for the great contract year, and packing it in after you got your fat contract. Your soft running will not be missed...don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Posted by Keith C

3:08 PM, Apr 22, 2008

his photo is up on as the banner. crazy...

Great player in his prime. He was the perfect replacement for Watters. Unfortunately I don't think we have found the best replacement for Alexander. Jones will do us good though. He will def. get our running game going again.

Posted by lifetime12thman

3:09 PM, Apr 22, 2008

If you are a true Seahawk fan, the loss of Shaun Alexander has to pain you in some way. He was the face of the franchise that finally rose above mediocrity and made the nation take notice. And truthfully, how many of you looked at the Madden cover and didnt feel a little twinge of BooYah???

Posted by Boyz

3:14 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Ha! good luck with Jones. The only good game he ever had was against the Seahawks. He has the tackle breaking ability of a 50 year old woman. He was know as our (Cowboys) homerun hitter. Too bad our "homerun hitter" batted about .050 and lead the league in strikeouts.

Posted by pattapit

3:21 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Sad Day. Thank you for all the great memories and teaming up with Hassleback to lead us to as good as we've ever been. Appreciate the hard work and the NFL career you've dedicated to this team only just to get cut. Not your fault we've had a garbage line compared to '05.

Posted by Huskycrash

3:34 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Thanks Shaun for being an asset to the community and an outstanding person and player. We may find a better runner but it will be hard to find a better person. Good luck with your future and no matter what all these so called fans say you'll always be remembered as the MVP of our only Super Bowl team.

Posted by Alex A

3:43 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Thanks for the memories shaun but injuries and motivation makes it easier to see you go.

Jones may not be the best YPC running back in the league but he can do two things alexander could never do block and catch the ball not to mention hit the hole at a aggressive pace instead of dancing. it will be very interesting to see how we work out this year if we get a good TE we could send out 4 recievers out of an I form .

Posted by Jamie Birch

3:55 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Thank you Shaun for years of hopeful Sundays! I too am surprised at how quickly fans turned on him. He was our feature player for years and would have had a better 06 and 07 if the front office kept Hutch.

He led us to the SuperBowl, he deserves nothing but gratitude, respect and applause.

Posted by Seth

4:06 PM, Apr 22, 2008

I wish him the best and am grateful for quite a few awesome seasons, but I am excited for the potential improvement in the running game. It has been hard to watch the run fall apart since Hutch left. He seems passionate off the field, but then doesn't show it on the field.

Overall, I have a hard time being too critical.

Posted by Montanavike

5:14 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Ask Shaun how important a lineman is. After the Vikings took away Steve Hutchinson he has done nothing but go down hill!!

Posted by robteasy

9:01 PM, Apr 22, 2008

Shaun Alexander runs like a faggot. He looks scared out there, he runs too high and he falls even before being hit. Look how he claps on the sidelines, he looks like a fag and he holds his hands like one too. I can't imagine who'd sign that fag. My team, the steelers, would never sign a fag like that after the last undercover fag we had, Kordell Stewart.

Posted by David Gee

11:48 PM, Apr 22, 2008

But they signed Ben Roethlisberger.

Posted by Ms Rose

11:37 AM, Apr 25, 2008

Thanks Shaun for everything. I think I am the only Seahawk fan in Fresno but will always wear your jersey with honor. Much love and respect. Good luck in your future.

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