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Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

Posted on: August 16, 2010 12:02 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2010 1:20 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Kentwan Balmer didn't last long on the trading block -- Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Balmer's been dealt to the division rival Seattle Seahawks.

Terms of the deal are not yet disclosed, but on the front of things, it makes sense: as Barrows notes, Scot McCloughan, the ex-Niners GM who actually drafted Balmer, is currently with Seattle. Seattle also needs help on the defensive line, and they have a coaching staff that's certainly unafraid to bring, ahem, characters into the fold to see if they can perform. (There's also the added bonus of Pete Carroll being able to counsel Balmer through the NCAA interrogation process!)

For the Niners' part, they were looking to move Balmer quickly -- he'd been AWOL from the team since last week and today was the deadline for him to report or be placed on the "left squad" list, whereby he would be unable to play in 2010.

Plus, you could argue that if the Niners really think Balmer is that bad a player (which they apparently do), they're hurting Seattle with subtraction by addition.

Update (12:48): Awkwardly, it appears, according to CSN Bay Area, that the Niners didn't want Balmer ever coming back to the facility, even the players' parking lot.

Update (1:18): According to Matt Maiocco on Twitter , the 49ers will receive a sixth-rounder in return for Balmer. That's not exactly the greatest bounty for a guy removed from first-round status just two years ago, but it helps to underscore just how little regard the organization had for Balmer. For the Seahawks, that's pretty good value, especially if they can get him fired up to face his former team twice a year.

Follow us on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL) and check in with our 49ers and Seahawks Rapid Reports for more details on the trade as they emerge.
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 7:18 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:56 am
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

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Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2010 3:14 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

It was edited my friend.



Since: Jun 16, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:16 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

What did they give up though?  It couldn't have been much and should be worth it in one way or another.  He's a former first round pick who obviously had some talent to be drafted that high.  Perhaps all he needs is a change of scenery.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:16 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

"Kentwan Balmer didn't last long on the trading block --  that Balmer's been dealt to the division rival Seattle ."



Since: Jul 15, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:09 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

Ha, good reading skills.  His full name is the first 2 words of the article.  Kentwan Balmer.  You're so quick to criticize the writer that you missed, in plain sight, what it was that you were criticizing him for leaving out.  Good work. 



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:08 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

Kentwan Balmer



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2010 1:01 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire AWOL Niner Balmer

How about saying his entire name?  I have no clue who "Balmer" even is. 


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