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Jon Ryan goes very un-punter-like American Ninja Warrior Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC

The Seahawks have a bad-ass punter. How bad-ass? A national-television audience is about to find out.

Yes, Jon Ryan wants you to know he is no normal punter. Some evidence: his fake-field goal touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam started the Seahawks’ comeback from 16-0 down in January’s NFC championship Seattle ultimately rallied to win in overtime to advance to Super Bowl 49.

Now this: Monday, Ryan goes national with his offseason, full-body workouts on Monday, Memorial Day, when he appears on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior competition program (8 p.m. Pacific Time, channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

How many punters are ninjas?

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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 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.


Pete Carroll going back to USC this weekend to receive honorary degree, SC Hall of Fame induction


Pete Carroll is going back to school this weekend.

The Seahawks’ coach will receive and honorary degree from the University of Southern California during its commencement ceremony on Friday in Los Angeles. On Saturday, the former national-title-winning Trojans coach will be inducted into USC Athletics Hall of Fame.

Carroll won two Associated Press national championships while coaching the Trojans from 2001-09. His wildly successful run there came after the New York Jets and New England Patriots fired him from head jobs in the NFL.

He has said he found his coaching style of interacting with players and instilling

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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 — in drafted 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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Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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Word on free-agent C Stefen Wisniewski: It’ll be a while; plus other items from NFL’s annual meeting

Jim Thomas, Rams beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports today he’s hearing “it’s supposed to be quiet this week” on any activity toward free-agent center Stefen Wisniewski signing with a new team.

Wisniewski, who turned 26 yesterday, has been Oakland’s starting center in the last three seasons after being a guard at Penn State and as a Raiders rookie in 2011. He visited the Seahawks this month as part of his shopping for a new team. Seattle is seeking a new starter with versatility and youth with center Max Unger gone to New Orleans in the trade that

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Russell Wilson expected to visit Texas Rangers for spring-training cameo again

No, relax (again), he’s not switching sports.

Russell Wilson said yesterday he will again go down to the Texas Rangers’ spring-training camp in Surprise, Arizona, in a few weeks to work out with the team. He did that for one day last March, too, fielding ground balls and watching a Rangers’ exhibition game. He did not face live pitching or play in the game, so there was no potential for injury for his day job with the Seahawks.

“In terms of the Rangers, I’ll probably go down there at some point — or when or if I do,” Wilson said

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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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