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June
30th

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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June
9th

Seahawks enter third week of OTAs on the field, Bobby Wagner contract talks off it

The Seahawks today continue their third week of organized team activities on the field in Renton, the last before their only mandatory minicamp of the offseason next week. I’ll be there to

update what’s going on.

Off the field, the team is reportedly moving on to its second offseason priority in contract negotiations: All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner.

With talks on an extension with the agent for quarterback Russell Wilson remaining slowed — here’s another guess at what the hangups may be and where they could end up — Seattle has seven weeks to perhaps get at least one of

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June
1st

Another benchmark for Russell Wilson? Cam Newton reportedly getting five years, $100+ million from Panthers

No wonder Russell Wilson’s agent said last week he has “no real deadline” in getting a new deal done with the Seahawks.

Time is definitely on the quarterback’s $ide.

That became more apparent this morning with news Cam Newton is about to agree to this five-year contract with the Carolina Panthers:

As they say, you can do the math.

That’s north

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May
28th

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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May
18th

Wait…Ryan Tannehill, $45 million guaranteed? A good day for Russell Wilson’s side of contract talks

That clicking noise you might be able to hear could be the meter running up on the Seahawks’ negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension.

Monday, a member of Wilson’s 2012 QB draft class got his new deal: Ryan Tannehill agreed with Miami on a $77-million, four-year contract. That’s on top of the $18.3 million and two years he still had left on his rookie deal as a first-round pick three years ago.

The more pertinent — and stunning — detail: the reported $45 million in guarantees Tannehill will be getting from the Dolphins.

Even if some

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May
18th

DT Jesse Williams in team’s “thoughts and prayers” while facing kidney surgery, last week’s diagnosis of cancer

The Seahawks announced today Jesse Williams, one of their young defensive linemen who missed all of his first two seasons with the team because of a knee injury, will undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed with papillary type 2 cancer.

Doctors found the cancerous cells last week, though it is not immediately known how far the cancer has progressed. Williams’ surgery will be soon.

“Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” the 6-foot-3, 325-pound native of Australia said in a release from the team. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with

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May
18th

Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin didn’t mean Falcons when he said “Atlanta”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin really doesn’t want to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, after all.

Last week Seattle’s linebacker who is entering the final year of his rookie contract this coming 2015 season, was quoted in a story posted on blacksportsonline.com this way: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready. … Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”

Over the weekend Carroll said that didn’t mean Irvin wants to play for his hometown Falcons, now coached by his former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

May
15th

Latest noise: Russell Wilson, Seahawks so far apart that new deal won’t be done this offseason

Russell Wilson’s new deal to remain a Seahawk basically “forever” seems like it may take almost that long to get done.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report is the latest to chime in with how far apart the Seahawks are with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension that at the start of this noisy offseason seemed to be a fait accompli.

Cole says in this posting today ”in talking to sources who understand the situation, Wilson is looking for a contract in excess of $20 million per year over five years. The problem is, the Seahawks have no desire to get

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