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Archives: May 2014

May
31st

Saturday roundup: Madden, pics from OTAs and whatnot

OTAs roll along without the media, as you can see from this photo gallery on Seahawks.com.

We will be off double-secret probation Monday, then closed out for a week again after that.

There are several pictures of slimmed-down James Carpenter, and you can see Tarvaris Jackson is back. Kam Chancellor is around, but never with a helmet or on the field in action shots. Also, no sign of Marshawn Lynch in any of the pictures.

In one shot, we see rookie Garry Gilliam working at left tackle with the No. 1 offensive line.

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May
30th

Boling: Punt return debate a first-world problem

Doug Baldwin mentioning on Thursday that he is also being considered for punt returns reminds us this is still unsettled. It likely will be for a while.

This isn’t just a generic spot to be filled by the Seahawks. Last year, Golden Tate was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate at the position when he averaged 11.5 yards per return, which was ninth in the league. Baltimore’s Tandon Doss led the league with 15.6 yards per return.

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May
29th

Baldwin: ‘Nothing changes for me’

Doug Baldwin popped a bottle of apple cider — he doesn’t drink alcohol — in celebration at Thursday’s press conference in Renton.

Flanked by general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks formally announced a deal with Baldwin that can keep him in Seattle through 2016. He’ll play 2014 on the restricted free agent tender, then be on a two-year extension after that. His guaranteed money is $8.5 million, with the deal reportedly worth at least $13 million total.

“Nothing changes for me,” Baldwin said. “I signed my name to a piece of paper. A piece of paper does nothing for me.”

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May
29th

Report: Baldwin agrees to two-year extension

The Seahawks and wide receiver Doug Baldwin were able to work out a deal.

According to ESPN, the Super Bowl champions and one of their leaders have agreed to a two-year extension that can keep him in Seattle through 2016.

My understanding is this is not technically done yet, but should be by this afternoon. UPDATE: The Seahawks have announced a 1 p.m. press conference for today.

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May
28th

‘Lord have mercy, it’s Percy’

That quote came from Richard Sherman during the Super Bowl when Percy Harvin was close to breaking his two fly sweeps.

Harvin is back healthy at OTAs after spending last season navigating the fallout from Aug. 1, 2013 hip surgery. He finished with five receptions and three carries in 19 games last year. Those numbers were a $4.9 million cap hit for the Seahawks.

His contract goes up significantly this season. Harvin’s base salary rockets to $11 million and his cap hit is $13.4 million, the highest of any of the six years he’s under contract for.

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May
27th

Seahawks don’t retain Ireland

After bringing former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland in as a pre-draft consultant, the Seahawks did not retain his services, the News Tribune has learned.

The plan was for Ireland to be with the Seahawks through the draft, with the possibility of further work within the organization. The Seahawks decided to move on without him.

May
27th

Seahawks sign Pierre-Louis, Norwood

The Seahawks have signed fourth-round linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis out of Boston College and wide receiver Kevin Norwood out of Alabama. That means the Seahawks have signed all nine 2014 draft picks.

Seattle also signed linebacker Horace Miller out of UTEP. Miller was at rookie minicamp. Here’s a pre-draft story on Miller, who ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day and is 6-feet tall and 237 pounds.