Seahawks notes: Kaepernick, RG III considered for backup QB

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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the team is considering Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III as possible backup options to starting quarterback Russell Wilson.

In an interview with KIRO-AM, Carroll was asked specifically about the pair of veteran quarterbacks who would seem to fit the style Seattle desires in Wilson’s backup.

“We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll said. “We’ve been tracking everything that is going on and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re trying to make sure we manage properly but quite frankly, yes, we’re looking at all those guys.”

Trevone Boykin served as Wilson’s backup last season but has run into off-field issues during the offseason. Carroll often praised Kaepernick when he was with San Francisco.

Seahawks sign pair of tryout players from minicamp  The Seattle Seahawks on Monday signed wide receiver Speedy Noil and fullback Kyle Coleman following the team’s rookie minicamp last weekend.

The Seahawks also released quarterback Skyler Howard and fullback Brandon Cottom to clear spots on the 90-man roster.

Noil and Coleman were tryout players during Seattle’s weekend minicamp. Noil played three seasons at Texas A&M and was a top recruit coming out of high school but failed to match the hype. He declared early for the NFL draft after being arrested for marijuana possession late last year.

Coleman had a brief stint with the Seahawks last season as a linebacker before switching to fullback.

Howard’s release leaves just three quarterbacks on the Seahawks roster: Russell Wilson, Trevone Boykin and Jake Heaps.

Seahawks to keep stadium name through 2033 — The Seattle Seahawks and CenturyLink have extended the naming rights agreement on the team’s stadium through the 2033 season.

The naming rights extension announced on Monday begins in 2019.

The current naming rights agreement began in 2004 when the stadium name was changed from Seahawks Stadium to Qwest Field. It became CenturyLink Field in 2011 after CenturyLink acquired Qwest Communications. The naming rights deal also extends to the events center attached to the stadium.

The stadium opened in 2002 and is also home to the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. The Seahawks have sold out 122 consecutive home games and the stadium is known as one of the loudest venues in the NFL.