Report: Seahawks would allow DC Kris Richard out of contract

Jan 10, 2018, 9:35 AM | Updated: 3:34 pm
kris richard...
Kris Richard has been the Seahawks' defensive coordinator since 2015. (AP)

The firings of offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable may not be the only moves made by the Seahawks this week.

Report: Seahawks’ Kris Richard to interview for Colts’ HC position

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Kris Richard will be allowed out of his contract, potentially freeing up another coaching position.

As of now, Richard remains on Seattle’s staff. But changes on Seattle’s coaching staff have been speculated since a loss to Arizona in their season finale on Dec. 31. Reports of Bevell’s release Tuesday evening added fuel to to the rumors of a change elsewhere.

“Any time a head coach decides, ‘You are allowed to now go seek other opportunities,’ generally that means the person is not coming back,” Rapoport said later Wednesday afternoon, “and that is the case for Kris Richard. Very close relationship with Pete Carroll, but from my understanding, Pete Carroll believes that Richard will benefit from having a new coaching experience.”

Richard, who interviewed for the head coaching position with Indianapolis last week, originally joined a Pete Carroll-led coaching staff in 2008 at USC. Richard followed Carroll to Seattle as a defensive backs coach, and was ultimately promoted to defensive coordinator in 2015.

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Will LEvis...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks Draft: Kentucky PxP explains why Will Levis’ comp is Josh Allen

Mel Kiper has the Seahawks taking Kentucky QB Will Levis. Kentucky announcer Tom Leach shares why Levis draws comparisons to a top NFL QB.
1 day ago
Seahawks Kenneth Walker III...
Brandon Gustafson

Bumpus: Where Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker shined, needs to improve

Former NFL WR Michael Bumpus breaks down what Seahawks rookie RB Kenneth Walker III did well and needs to improve on heading forward.
1 day ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Stacy Rost

Why an ESPN host thinks it’s a no-brainer for Seahawks to re-sign Geno

When it comes to Seahawks QB Geno Smith, ESPN host Max Kellerman thinks it's an easy decision for Seattle to re-sign him this offseason.
1 day ago
Seahawks Ohio State Dawand Jones...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks Draft: All-American Dawand Jones an OL to consider

If the Seahawks want to add another big guy to their offensive line in the draft, Brock Huard likes Ohio State's Dawand Jones.
1 day ago
Seahawks draft Julius Brents...
Brandon Gustafson

Seahawks Draft: The CB who could be this year’s Tariq Woolen

Kansas State's Julius Brents is a cornerback in this NFL Draft class who is in the mold of Seahawks star Tariq Woolen, Brock Huard says.
2 days ago
Seahawks QB Geno Smith Dave Canales...
Brandon Gustafson

How big of a loss would QB coach Dave Canales be for Seahawks?

With QB coach Dave Canales interviewing with the Ravens, Brock Huard breaks down what that could mean for the Seahawks.
2 days ago
Report: Seahawks would allow DC Kris Richard out of contract