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One month until Seahawks training camp–and, no, nothing new on Russell Wilson contract talks

This last day of June means it’s exactly one month before the Seahawks begin their 2015 preseason with the beginning of training camp at team headquarters in Renton.

One month for Seattle and its negotiators led by general manager John Schneider to make progress toward — or, hey, actually get — an agreement on a contract extension for quarterback Russell Wilson.

Then again, coach Pete Carroll said this month the Seahawks don’t consider the start of training camp July 31 to be a deadline because they are willing to negotiate well into and through the season, if necessary; this deal is that

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Seahawks take 4,000 tickets back from brokers; public single-game sales July 13 and 20

My story at the top of today’s News Tribune is big news for anyone who’s thought he or she was shut out from getting affordable Seahawks tickets for a regular-season game at virtually sold-out CenturyLink Field.

Put another way: You have more of a chance to buy a ticket to a real Seahawks game this coming season than you do to sold-out training camp that begins July 31:


After years of fruitless waits, fans on the Seahawks’ long wait list for season tickets now have their chance to get into what is virtually a sold-out stadium.

I’ve learned

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Seahawks sell out open training-camp practices in less than an hour — 34,000 folks

Yet another measure of how popular this team is:


This release came out just after 11 a.m. Some fans said they tried within a half hour and all dates were sold out. So safe to say spots evaporated in less than an hour.

Training camp begins July 31 in Renton. As in the past, not every practice will be open to fans.


Inside the ropes with vertigo-ed Jason Day Saturday then Dustin Johnson on his final, crazy and crushing day at the U.S. Open

I felt like I should have played. Not Chambers Bay.

Washington’s Lottery.

Friday at the U.S. Open I was lucky enough to score a coveted, inside-the-ropes credential — there were only 50 of them issued among thousands of worldwide media members. In that second round I walked with Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler, three days after walking with Woods and eventual champion Jordan Spieth. That was the Tuesday Woods howled over the 21-year-old Spieth not knowing who Bob Barker was. Then on Friday I saw Fowler steal away from from the course for a couple minutes at the turn

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Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):


Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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Walking inside the ropes with Tiger Woods today at the 115th U.S. Open felt like the end of an era

Now, for a little bit of variety. You said you wanted pictures/more from Chambers Bay. I was back inside the ropes today walking with Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler (who was dressed like a Detroit Lion) and Louis Oosthuizen. It was a frustration-filled day for the American stars now star-crossed. And for Woods, it felt like the end of an era…

A 30-something man greeted this most popular – and ultimately star-crossed — group of the 115th U.S. Open on its long walk between holes three and four.

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Russell Wilson says insurance policy “is just smart,” “hopeful” to have deal by training camp; Marshawn Lynch present but idling in minicamp

Russell Wilson confirmed that yes, he did take out a rich insurance policy against injury for the 2015 season in the event the Seahawks’ quarterback ends up playing it under only his $1.5 million base salary to end his rookie contract from 2012.

“That’s just being smart,” he said of the policy, shrugging his shoulders after the Seahawks’ only day of mandatory minicamp spent on the practice field. “If I do have to play this season (without signing-bonus cash from a new, long-term contract), that’s just being smart. That’s all that is, really.

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Seahawks onto field for only mandatory minicamp practice day of offseason

Took a day after from this…

…to be here…


…for the Seahawks’ only day on the field of their only mandatory minicamp of this offseason. After today, the next time the team will be on the field is for the start of training camp, scheduled to be July 31.

Defensive end Michael Bennett and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin are here. Each skipped voluntary workouts this spring because they’ve been mad about money. But if they blew this off, they’d each be subject to possible team fines of $70,000 or more.

Marshawn Lynch may be inside team

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