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April
21st

Seahawks’ 2015 schedule seems favorable: Bags packed to start, Week 9 bye, 3 in a row at home in November

The Seahawks opening the 2015 season with two roads games has a positive flip side: only the second three-game homestand in a regular season since 2004.

The two-time defending NFC champions will open on the road at division rival St. Louis on Sept. 13 and with a rematch of January’s conference championship on Sept. 20 at Green Bay in a Sunday-night showcase game on NBC.

The Seahawks’ home opener is Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field.

On Oct. 4, the fourth Sunday of the regular season, the NFL was pinched into having

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April
14th

Seahawks have a decision to make by May 3 on Bruce Irvin’s future beyond 2015

The Seahawks raised eyebrows and curiosity by making Bruce Irvin the 15th-overall draft choice out of West Virginia in 2012. He was supposedly a one-dimensional pass-rush specialist for whom most of the league thought Seattle reached way high to get.

The Seahawks then raised Irvin’s profile and impact on the league’s No. 1-ranked defense when they benched Super Bowl 48 MVP Malcolm Smith last season and made Irvin an every-down player: a strong-side linebacker on running downs and a rush end off the edge of the defensive line in passing situations.

Now, will they give him the raise that speaks the

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April
10th

What did you expect Michael Bennett to say now about Jimmy Graham? An apology?

Really, what did you expect Michael Bennett to say?

Yesterday when I wrote about the Seahawks’ funny, glib — outspoken, actually — defensive end and his comments on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle I purposely didn’t include what he said about newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham. It didn’t one bit surprise me, so I judged it would be (re)stating the obvious.

Bennett, you recall, jawed with Bennett before and throughout a January 2014 playoff game then said this after Seattle beat then-Graham’s New Orleans Saints that day en route to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship: “Nobody likes

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March
28th

Spring fling: Russell Wilson, Texas Ranger (for a day)

Russell Wilson is in Surprise, Arizona, today, for his cameo with the Texas Rangers at their spring training.

It’s the second consecutive March the Seahawks quarterback has worked out for a day with the team that hold the former Class-A and college-baseball second baseman’s minor-league baseball rights.

Seattle Times Mariners writer Ryan Divish, formerly of the News Tribune, took this video of Wilson in batting practice:

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March
17th

Seahawks: Michael Bennett has not asked them for a trade; doing “due diligence” on free agent Greg Hardy

This seems like a pertinent time to remind there are 235 days between Super Bowl 49 and the first game of the 2015 regular season, the NFL’s annual Thursday-night opener in early September.

That’s A LOT of time to think — and then write — whatever.

That appears to be the case with this report today out of Dallas-Fort Worth:

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March
10th

Cary Williams to Seahawks, James Carpenter leaves for Jets as official free-agent signing about to begin

The Seahawks are expected to announce today after the 1 p.m. start to free agency they have signed former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl cornerback and most recently Philadelphia Eagle Cary Williams to a three-year contract worth $18 million. Williams gains an inside track to replace Byron Maxwell as starter in Seattle opposite All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.

The Eagles are expected to announce

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March
9th

Seahawks’ offseason plans crystallize with Marshawn Lynch signed; what is going down in Santa Clara?

The first domino the Seahawks needed to fall to set their offseason plans fell late Friday afternoon: Marshawn Lynch agreed to return for $12 million guaranteed this year as part of a new, two-year contract extension he signed at team headquarters in Renton. The deal got done during a meeting between him, his agent, Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll — and even owner Paul Allen.

Now the Seahawks know they don’t need to sign a lead running back when the free-agent signing market opens tomorrow. They can keep their primary targets at cornerback, including among Tramon

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March
6th

It’s official: Seahawks sign Marshawn Lynch to two-year contract extension through 2017. $5M more guaranteed this year

He’ll be back, after all.

The Seahawks have signed Marshawn Lynch to a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season. The agreement also gives him $5 million more guaranteed than he was previously scheduled to make this year under his old deal that was to expire following the 2015 season.

Here’s the official word from the team on its 1,600-yard running back who had an NFL-leading 19 total touchdowns last regular season and postseason getting his new deal. He turns 29 next month:

The deal gives Lynch $12 million guaranteed this season — $4.5 million in a fully guaranteed

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