Notebook: Hamlin finished for the season
Ken Hamlin's season is over. The Seahawks safety was placed on the team's reserve/non-football injury list. Hamlin is recovering from head...
Seattle Times staff reporter
Ken Hamlin's season is over.
The Seahawks safety was placed on the team's reserve/non-football injury list. Hamlin is recovering from head injuries suffered in a fight outside a downtown Seattle nightclub on Oct. 17, but Tuesday's move meant that the team does not think Hamlin's condition will improve enough for him to return to action this season.
He suffered a fractured skull, a broken hand and a blood clot on his brain hours after the Seahawks defeated the Houston Texans at Qwest Field. He was hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center for almost a week and is now recovering at home.
The Seahawks have yet to decide if they will pay Hamlin his weekly game checks. They have the option to not do so because his injuries were not related to football. His base salary is $380,000, which breaks down to $23,750 per game over a 16-game season.
Hamlin played in the Seahawks' first six games, totaling 26 tackles.
• DE Bryce Fisher spent Tuesday taking the oath of office as a captain in the Washington Air National Guard. The induction ceremony was part of Fisher's nine-year service requirement in the reserves or National Guard. The 1999 graduate of the Air Force Academy will serve as a public-affairs officer.
"It's a good trade for me to come out here and do the stuff with public affairs and do the stuff with recruiting," he said.
• Former Seahawk WR Jason Willis, released by the team before the regular season, was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday.
• The Seahawks signed DE Nathaniel Adibi, who has been part of four NFL teams in less than two years, to their practice squad.
• The Arizona Cardinals, Seattle's next opponent, re-signed WR Reggie Newhouse and released CB Dyshod Carter.
José Miguel Romero: 206-464-2409 or email@example.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Information in this article, originally published November 2, has been corrected. A previous version of this story contained an error. Seahawk Ken Hamlin's base salary was incorrectly reported. His base salary for 2005 is $380,000, which would break down to $23,750 per game.
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