Print and Go Back NFC West [Print without images]

Monday, June 14, 2010
What Seattle accomplished with Leroy Hill

By Mike Sando

Nothing about Leroy Hill's off-field troubles precluded him from practicing with the Seattle Seahawks this offseason.

Coach Pete Carroll asked him to stay away regardless, and without providing a specific reason.

News that Hill has rejoined the team for the remainder of the offseason revives questions about the Seahawks' motives. What could they gain by asking Hill to stay away until mid-June, particularly with Hill's domestic-violence case scheduled to continue July 23?

A few thoughts on potential motives:
That last point -- how Carroll envisions Hill fitting in his defense -- is one I'd like to hear Carroll address.

A final point: This move could tell us the Seahawks have a better idea how Hill's court case will conclude and how the league will react.