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Category: Injuries

Aug.
31st

Percy Harvin returns from “personal matters” as Seahawks begin full preparations for Green Bay

 

Cancel the civil-defense alarms. Bring back the search parties. Percy Harvin is back with the Seahawks.

I can hear your sighs of relief from here. They effectively erase the angst over Harvin being granted three days last week — including missing the exhibition finale last Thursday at Oakland — to deal with what coach Pete Carroll and the team said were “personal matters.”

I’m told those matters were indeed innocuous. That plus the fact he was zooming around the fields at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center again this morning during the team’s first practice of a regular-season game week

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Aug.
28th

Pete Carroll following Seahawks’ 41-31 exhibition finale loss at Oakland: “We are ready” for Green Bay

The focus in the Seahawks’ locker room postgame tonight here in Oakland was on how sharp Russell Wilson and the starting offense was in zooming to a touchdown on an 80-yard drive behind three completions by Wilson in as many throws.

It wasn’t on the mess that followed in the 41-31 loss to the Raiders, in which Seattle’s first- and second-team defense allowed 35 points and 262 yards in the first half.

“We are ready,” coach Pete Carroll said.

He noted how great Wilson looks right now. The third-year starter went 33 for

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Aug.
28th

Percy Harvin not on Seahawks’ trip to Oakland because of “personal matter”; eight others will not play in exhibition finale

That above might be the most we see of Seattle’s No. 24 tonight here in Oakland.

Seahawks starters are likely for cameos and not much more in the exhibition finale beginning at 7 p.m. (Channel 13, 710 AM and 97.3 FM radio in the Puget Sound area, with our live chat beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT on thenewstribune.com/sports). And no starter plays less in the exhibition season than #24 Marshawn Lynch, who graduated from Oakland Tech High School about a 10-minute drive from the Oakland Coliseum and then played for Cal in neighboring Berkeley. His only carries of the preseason

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Aug.
28th

“Game”day in Oakland. Final Seahawks jobs to be determined tonight: “There’s stuff that’s in the balance”

The starters won’t get much more than a cameo, if that, tonight in Oakland. But the Seahawks have some issues to settle behind those guys in the final exhibition game before the opener against Green Bay a week from tonight at CenturyLink Field.

“This is a big final step for us … a lot of guys with opportunities. A lot of guys battling for spots,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s a highly competitive final opportunity. So it’s a big deal for us.

“We are hoping to show gives and (give) them the opportunity to make this club.”

Leave it “Always

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Aug.
27th

Travel day for Seahawks, to final exhibition at Oakland; why DE O’Brien Schofield has been so good this month

The Seahawks have a short walkthrough practice this morning at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton before they leave this afternoon for Oakland. The final exhibition game is tomorrow at 7 p.m., one week to the day before Seattle hosts Green Bay to begin the NFL season.

The only starters who could benefit by playing more than a series tomorrow night are left tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger, linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bobby Wagner and safety Kam Chancellor. The rest really don’t need to play a down. Okung, coming back from toe surgery that wiped out his entire

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Aug.
26th

Seahawks waive-injured Brooks, Gilreath, Horace Miller; Farwell, Jefferson, Davis to IR; Pinkins reserve-non-football injury list

The Seahawks are down to the NFL-mandated limit of 75 players in advance of today’s 1 p.m. deadline after making seven more moves this morning.

They waived-injured defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horace Miller.

Seattle also placed backup middle linebacker and 2013 special-teams captain Heath Farwell (groin), cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and C.J. Davis (calf) on the season-ending injured-reserve list.

Farwell sustained what coach Pete Carroll said yesterday was a major groin injury that will likely require surgery. The 10-year veteran did that while jumping to defend a Chicago Bears pass in the end zone

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Aug.
25th

Bobby Wagner returns to MLB as Seahawks’ starting D becoming whole; LB Heath Farwell has major injury, likely cementing job for undrafted rookie Brock Coyle

The Seahawks are done with a no-pads, helmet-only practice that went about two hours at the sunny, warm Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Bobby Wagner (above, talking after practice today) was back with the first-teamers at middle linebacker, after missing three-plus weeks with a hamstring injury.

Last week it was Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith coming back. Bruce Irvin could be back next week, coach Pete Carroll says. So the Seahawks’ starting defense is becoming whole at the right time. The opener against Green Bay is 10 days away.

Carroll says Tuesday is an important

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Aug.
25th

Kent’s Demitrius Bronson, UW’s Kevin Smith among Seahawks’ 1st cuts; no surprises

The Seahawks have announced their first wave of cuts off the 90-man preseason roster. Running back Demitrius Bronson of Eastern Washington via the University of Washington and Kentwood High School in Kent is among them. So is wide receiver Kevin Smith, who came back from reconstructive knee surgery two years ago at UW and has now been released by three NFL teams this offseason and preseason as an undrafted free agent.

There are no surprises in this list:

Terminated veteran contracts

T Wade Smith

CB Terrell Thomas

Waived

T Cory Brandon

RB Demitrius Bronson

S Mike Dobson

DE Jackson Jeffcoat

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