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Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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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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Seahawks buck up vs. run; Russell Wilson advocates against domestic violence; police investigate Marshawn Lynch’s false accuser

The Seahawks are practicing this afternoon in Renton. Russell Wilson and Earl Thomas will make their weekly appearances in front of the press before practice. I intend to learn more from Wilson on his new role as senior editor of Derek Jeter’s new athletes’ website The Players’ Tribune — and on what prompted the usually conservatively speaking, middle-of-the-road messaged quarterback to take a strong stance against domestic violence in his first column for The Players’ Tribune yesterday.

–In today’s News Tribune I detailed our conversation yesterday with first-year Washington head coach Jay Gruden. It was the best mid-week teleconference

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“Bogus” indeed: Marshawn Lynch cleared by police of assault allegation; Seahawks time Ricardo Lockette in a kickoff 40 at 3.93 seconds

It started out oddly … and stayed that way.

The assault allegation against Marshawn Lynch that became news Monday morning via an unusual and mostly unsolicited release from the Bellevue Police Department ended Wednesday night. That’s when the Bellevue PD issued a statement ending its investigation and clearing the Seahawks running back of a woman’s allegations he had committed assault and personal-property damage.

“He was not involved in this incident in any way,” the Bellevue PD’s statement read.

So that’s that.

The statement did note the investigation remains open and ongoing. But it no longer will involve Lynch or the Seahawks.

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Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch cleared by Bellevue police of assault allegation after short investigation

As I wrote Monday, anyone can be accused of anything in this society.

Often unfortunately, the higher the profile of the accused, the higher the skepticism.

The Bellevue Police Department late tonight ended its two-plus-day investigation of Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch amid allegations he had committed assault and personal-property damage in the Seattle suburb early Sunday.

“He was not involved in this incident in any way,” read the Bellevue PD’s statement, released late tonight.

The statement also noted the investigation is open and ongoing.

But it no longer will involve Lynch or the Seahawks.

The statement came two

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Feel-good day: Seahawks get Kam Chancellor, Russell Okung back fully practicing; refute accusations on Lynch; dump ice bucket on Pete Carroll

That’s coach Pete Carroll after practice today accepting the social-media phenomenon that is the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to promote awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). And that’s quarterback Russell Wilson and tight end Zach Miller doing the dumping.

As USA Today and others reported today, Justin Timberlake, Matt Lauer, Martha Stewart and the Kennedys have been among the many to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. It has helped raise $2.3 million for the national ALS Association in just two weeks. Even President Obama received the challenge, from the Kennedy family. Carroll got his challenge

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Marshawn Lynch back on Seahawks practice field, as expected

Marshawn Lynch is back on the field, as expected, as the Seahawks return to practice this morning after having Monday off.

Lynch spent the early part of practice talking with teammates such as Russell Wilson and jogging through a few handoffs, a day after the Bellevue Police Department released a statement that the star running back was under investigation following an alleged assault in that Seattle suburb early Sunday.

Coach Pete Carroll said on Sunday that Lynch was looking great physically and that the coach would decide late this week when Lynch might make his exhibition-game debut for 2014.

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Bellevue Police: “We are going to be reaching out and talking to” Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch

I just spoke with Bellevue Police Department Public Information Officer Seth Tyler regarding this morning’s start of an investigation of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for his potential involvement in an alleged assault early Sunday in the Seattle suburb.

“We are going to be reaching out and talking to him, yes,” Tyler said.

Tyler said the investigating officer received the case just this morning, so the department is not speculating how long its investigation might last. Tyler said Bellevue PD is planning to release a statement of its findings on the investigation when it is completed.

“I can tell you

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