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Seahawks start only mandatory minicamp–but grounded inside team HQ for 1st 2 days of it

Spending almost all this week at Chambers Bay to help cover for The News Tribune what is shaping up to be a U.S. Open unlike the previous 114 golf championships.

But Thursday I will leave the golf for a day to be back at my usual post, at Seahawks headquarters in Renton for the team’s only mandatory minicamp before training camp begins at the end of July.

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Tom Cable’s conversion of defensive tackles into offensive linemen continues

This weekend coach Pete Carroll remarked his offensive-line coach Tom Cable was “like a kid in a candy store” with all the projects he was leading through the Seahawks’ rookie minicamp.

Fourth-round pick Terry Poole, a plowing, 6-foot-5, 323-pound left offensive tackle at San Diego State, moving to left guard for Seattle. Sixth-round choice Kristjan Sokoli, a defensive tackle at the University of Buffalo, looking impressively athletic at center.

And now Kona Schwenke, a defensive tackle at Notre Dame, on the New York Jets practice squad and on the rosters of the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, to guard.

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Versatile midseason pickups Will Tukuafu, Demarcus Dobbs returning in 2015; DT Jesse Williams re-signed

While the Seahawks  – and quarterback Russell Wilson — wait for alternatives to emerge (Stefen Wisniewski? Chris Myers? a draft pick this month?) as their new starting center and left guard, they are bringing back two contributors who they found in the middle of last season.

Fullback Will Tukuafu posted on his Instagram account he has re-signed with Seattle, and a couple hours later the league’s transaction report confirmed the move. He also played on Seattle’s defensive line last season after the Seahawks signed him in the wake of starting fullback Derrick Coleman breaking his foot during pregame warmups at

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Seahawks’ offseason plans crystallize with Marshawn Lynch signed; what is going down in Santa Clara?

The first domino the Seahawks needed to fall to set their offseason plans fell late Friday afternoon: Marshawn Lynch agreed to return for $12 million guaranteed this year as part of a new, two-year contract extension he signed at team headquarters in Renton. The deal got done during a meeting between him, his agent, Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll — and even owner Paul Allen.

Now the Seahawks know they don’t need to sign a lead running back when the free-agent signing market opens tomorrow. They can keep their primary targets at cornerback, including among Tramon

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Seahawks sign veteran backup DT Landon Cohen; Sound Transit’s plan from Tacoma area for Saturday’s game

With defensive tackle Jordan Hill coming back from a knee injury and defensive end Demarcus Dobbs bothered for weeks by a bad ankle, the Seahawks today signed veteran (but recently idle) defensive tackle Landon Cohen.

The 28-year-old Cohen, Detroit’s seventh-round draft choice out of Ohio University in 2008, fills the active-roster spot Seattle has had open for weeks since it released seldom-used defensive tackle Travian Robertson.

Cohen played in 13 games with three starts in 2013 for Chicago but hasn’t played this season. The 6-foot-1, 300-pound Cohen made four starts over two seasons with Detroit through 2009. He played in

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Seahawks roster move coming; Patrick Lewis’ advantageous switch; NFL picks for Week 17

The Seahawks should be announcing a signing to their active roster by this afternoon, before the 24-hour deadline to set rosters for a game. Yesterday they released seldom-used defensive tackle Travian Robertson, leaving them with 52 players signed to the 53-man roster.

My News Tribune colleague Don Ruiz write for today’s newspaper on how reluctant Patrick Lewis once was to switch from guard to center — and how that switch has been paying off for the Seahawks. Lewis might start for the second consecutive game since Max Unger is questionable to play tomorrow against the St. Louis Rams. Unger

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The rapid rise of Tony Moeaki; Pete Carroll won’t hint on Seahawks’ imminent roster addition











Look at tight end Tony Moeaki on this list of snap counts from the Seahawks’ win at San Francisco.

Less than a month ago the former rookie starter with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 was home, unsigned as a free agent living off an injury settlement Buffalo had given him after the Bills put him on injured reserve at the end of the summer. Now he is getting 63 percent of the snaps on the offense of the surging Super Bowl champions in a huge game at

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Needed: Seahawks bring back C Lemuel Jeanpierre, sign DT Travian Robertson from ATL practice sqd

That didn’t take long.

The Seahawks saw enough Sunday in Kansas City when the Chiefs steamrolled them for 190 yards rushing and they went nowhere on offense after center Max Unger got hurt. Less than 48 hours after that they brought back Lemuel Jeanpierre from an injury settlement to replace Unger. And they signed 304-pound Travian Robertson off the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad onto the active roster to try to help fill the huge void of Brandon Mebane being injured at nose tackle.

Jeanpierre sustained a neck injury at the end of the exhibition season. Seattle placed him

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