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NFL’s league calendar for 2015-early ’16 shows draft site TBD; Seahawks single-game sales info

The NFL today put out its list of key dates for the 2015 season stretching into the start of the 2016 league year. The draft will be April 28-30, but the league still hasn’t determined the site. This past spring it was in Chicago after decades of it being in New York.

Something tells me the draft will be in Los Angeles next spring, as a news-peg springboard for what by then will be the likelihood the Chargers, Raiders or Rams could be playing in L.A. beginning with the ’16 season.




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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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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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Paul Allen trumpets Jimmy Graham arriving, passing physical; honoring the AP’s late Dave Goldberg

How big a deal is Jimmy Graham’s arrival in Seattle?

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, not usually one to get into the procedural nuances of player transactions while he’s out unearthing sunken battleships off ocean floors, last night trumpeted the team’s next step in completing Tuesday’s stunning trade that brought the three-time Pro Bowl and 2013 All-Pro tight end to the two-time defending NFC champions:

I’m going to assume (always dangerous makes a

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Pete Carroll: “We are really hurt…it will make us grow stronger”; surgeries for Sherman, Lane, maybe Chancellor, Thomas

The Seahawks are leaving Phoenix this afternoon after one of the most thrilling and ultimately excruciating and regrettable endings in Super Bowl history.

And there’s been 49 of them.

Pete Carroll talked informally on a patio outside the team’s Arizona Grand Resort hotel, before the Seahawks left on buses to nearby Sky Harbor Airport for their charter flight that was due to land around 3 p.m. at SeaTac Airport.

“It’s pretty hard right now for all of us; I think you can all understand,” Carroll said of the 28-24 loss to New England

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Question that will follow (haunt) Seahawks forever: Why not Lynch?

Marshawn Lynch had just run four yards behind Russell Okung to the Patriots’ 1-yard line. The Seahawks had 1:06 left, trailed by four late in Super Bowl 49 but were a mere yard from taking the lead. They began letting the clock roll to keep New England’s Tom Brady from getting the ball back in regulation.

As the clock got inside 30 seconds, Russell Wilson sent three receivers out to his right in a bunch formation, with two tight ends a Lynch as the lone back. The Patriots had gone into a beefy, goal-line defense and Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell

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Seahawks’ Super Bowl game day is finally here in foggy Phoenix

Happy Super Bowl morning from foggy Phoenix, so foggy I can’t see across the street here downtown. I can actually hear fog horns — no kidding — outside my hotel. A Seattle kind of morning.

With Seahawks fans everywhere in this city. University of Phoenix Stadium might become CenturyLink Field South today.

The Seahawks’ buses are massing at the Arizona Grand Resort hotel a few miles south of where I am. I’ll be heading to the stadium just before noon today, well ahead of the 4:30 p.m. local time kickoff.


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The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

The quarterback

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