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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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Doug Baldwin on his former college coach Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: “Best of luck–and go Buckeyes”

Pete Carroll bumpin’ Notorious B.I.G. throughout the meeting room as the entire roster files in for a noon meeting.

Michael Bennett producing gems for quotes.

Doug Baldwin zinging Jim Harbaugh.

Just another playoff-bye-week day for the NFC’s top seed.

Today is the first of two practice days before the NFC West-champion Seahawks get Friday through Sunday off to watch which team it is they will host Jan. 10 in the divisional round.

But Bennett and Baldwin were in game-ready mode, quote wise.

Baldwin, the former Stanford wide receiver who played there for Harbaugh, went undrafted in 2011 before becoming a

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Quick-hit observations from the Seahawks’ locker room after New Orleans win

Advancing in the NFL playoffs is always a joyous occasion.

After a 23-15 victory over New Orleans in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Saturday at CenturyLink Field, the Seahawks have now won a game in the postseason in three of coach Pete Carroll’s first four seasons.

Naturally, the Seattle locker room was full of glee and happy faces. Defensive linemen Red Bryant and Brandon Mebane grabbed hands and began dancing in a circle, almost like in a game of “Ring Around the Rosie.”

The music was loud. Players were willing to address the mass amount of questions coming from reporters,

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Seahawks clean out lockers: Sad that one season ended, excited about next season ahead

The Seattle Seahawks spent today in meetings with their coaches and then filed into the locker room for the final time in a season that ended so painfully yesterday.

Like many of their fans, the Seahawks players were torn between the disappointment of their last-seconds loss in Atlanta and excited about what they might accomplish in the coming season and the seasons to come.

Typical was this interview with safety Earl Thomas.

“I feel like we left a lot of stuff out there,” Thomas said. “We had our chances. It definitely (hurts) to be wrapping it up and everybody saying

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Hawks lose two days of organized practices

According to a statement released by the NFL Players Association, the NFL Management Council and the NFL Players Association determined that the Seattle Seahawks violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s offseason workout rules on the prohibition of live contact during one of the team’s organized team activities (OTA days).

As punishment for the violation, the Seahawks have to forfeit two of the team’s schedule OTA practices on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as an additional offseason workout day on Friday.

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Column on Holmgren’s comments

Here’s a copy of the column running in the Thursday TNT regarding Mike Holmgren’s KJR radio interview — Dave Boling

After the emotional good-byes and the recap of 10 years of joys and disappointments, Mike Holmgren seemed ready to hang out the "Do Not Disturb" sign. Or maybe it was "Gone Fishin’."
The Seattle Seahawks coach had promised his wife that he would take a year away from football.
He said he would evaluate his options after that, and be open to just about anything.
Sure, he had an itch to get back into the front-office side of things. He still felt the sting of having that taken away from him with the Seahawks, and he was certain he had learned from the experience and would be better the next time.

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