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Russell Wilson on Seahawks contract: “I believe it’s going to work out. I want to be here for a long time.”

Russell Wilson says he hopes to sign a new contract that will keep him with the Seahawks for “a long time.” He says nothing has discouraged him from believing that will happen.

The agent for the two-time Super Bowl quarterback said last week he is “optimistic” he can get that deal done.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider, the man heading the negotiations, has said how much the franchise wants Wilson for the long term.

Coach Pete Carroll went even longer-term last month, saying: “We are so excited about getting Russell (an extension) and

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Agent Mark Rodgers “optimistic” he’ll reach deal to make Russell Wilson a Seahawk “for a very, very long time”–and there’s no deadline



Agent Mark Rodgers broke his public silence on his negotiations with the Seahawks on a contract extension beyond 2015 for quarterback Russell Wilson this morning by talking to 710 ESPN Seattle.

The agent’s message for you via the “Brock and Salk Show” Thursday morning: “As a Seahawks’ fan, it’s a no-brainer to think that Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk for life. And I tend to be very, very optimistic. … So as long as I am talking to the Seahawks, it’s with a tone of optimism, it’s with the idea of optimism…

“The goal here is at

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Michael Bennett nails it – again: Playing for Pete Carroll is “like playing for Willy Wonka”

Michael Bennett appeared in a telephone interview from his Seattle-area home on 750 The Game radio in Portland this week — and had what may be the most apt description yet of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from one of his players.

“It’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” the disruptive, and always glib, defensive end told the station’s John Canzano.

“He’s crazy. He wants to be young,” Bennett said of Carroll. “He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself.”


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Seahawks’ 6th round: high-jumping, triple-jumping WR-turned-DE Obum Gwacham + a 3rd OL pick, Albania native Kristjan Sokoli

Pete Carroll loves athleticism.

Get a load of the athlete the coach and his Seahawks just selected in the sixth round, the 209th overall choice in the NFL draft.

Oregon State moved 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end Obum Gwacham from wide receiver last year for his senior season; Gwacham said the move happened during Christmas break immediately after his junior season.

“I bought in,” he said.

And not just to the position change. He played wide receiver at 220 pounds. He got as high as 255 and is now at 245. He credits visits to Chipotle in Corvallis ”two or three

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Seahawks draft 2 blockers within 4 picks of fourth round; can play T, G or C; take tall, quick CB Tye Smith in 5th round

The Seahawks have heard you! They took not one but two offensive linemen who could possibly replace departed free agent James Carpenter at left guard this coming season and beyond.

With the 130th-overall pick in the fourth round Seattle got San Diego State offensive lineman Terry Poole, 6 feet 5, 310 pounds. His athleticism is exemplified by the fact he was a basketball player first in high school and was recruited into junior college as both a football and basketball player.

Four picks later Seattle chose West Virginia guard Mark Glowinski, who played tackle for two seasons at a junior

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Hoping Seahawks’ Saturday to end NFL draft is better than their Friday that began it

Back here at Seahawks headquarters for the team’s final six picks during rounds four through seven of the NFL draft.

Seattle has picks 130th and 134 in the fourth round, 170th in the fifth round, 209th and 214th in the sixth round, and 248th in the seventh round. Four of those six points are compensatory picks awarded by the league the Seahawks cannot by rule trade.

This Saturday has to be better than Friday here.

At least that’s how many outside the Seahawks are viewing rounds two and three yesterday because of Seattle’s initial pick, defensive end Frank Clark from Michigan with

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Seahawks top draft choice Frank Clark, kicked off Michigan’s team in November after DV charge: “Believe in me.”

The Seahawks rarely do the expected in the NFL draft. It’s how they have separated themselves with 36 wins in their last 48 games and reaching the last two Super Bowls, winning one.

They just did the unexpected — and already controversial — by drafting defensive end Frank Clark from Michigan with the next-to-last pick of the second round, at No. 63 overall tonight. It may be the riskiest, leap-of-faith pick in their franchise’s 39-year history.

Sure, Clark is 6 feet 2 and 277 pounds, described as having an explosiveness in pass rushing that Seattle loves. The Seahawks’ team

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Russell Wilson on baseball comments: “I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL”

Russell Wilson was on ESPN Radio today with Colin Cowherd, and the first question the host asked the Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback was “You aren’t going to play baseball and leave the NFL, right?”

Wilson laughed.

“I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL,” Wilson responded. “Obviously, I love playing the game of football. It’s been something that is a tremendous thing, obviously, to be one of 32 men in the world to get to do what I do. It’s a special, special thing. To have been fortunate enough to win a lot of football games

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