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Seahawks enter third week of OTAs on the field, Bobby Wagner contract talks off it

The Seahawks today continue their third week of organized team activities on the field in Renton, the last before their only mandatory minicamp of the offseason next week. I’ll be there to

update what’s going on.

Off the field, the team is reportedly moving on to its second offseason priority in contract negotiations: All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner.

With talks on an extension with the agent for quarterback Russell Wilson remaining slowed — here’s another guess at what the hangups may be and where they could end up — Seattle has seven weeks to perhaps get at least one of

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Could Seahawks find starting LG and C with first two picks of the draft?

Top-rated offensive linemen in 2015 draft, per

(With the reminder the Seahawks need at least a new starting C and LG):

  1. Andrus Peat, T, Stanford: Won’t be available when Seattle first picks at 63rd overall
  2. Brandon Scherff, T/G, Iowa: Versatile, powerful – and also unavailable to Seahawks
  3. La’el Collins, T/G, LSU: Varying opinions on whether he’ll last past 1st round
  4. J. Clemmings, T, Pitt: Converted DE, 1 year at OT. Recent injury concerns.
  5. Cameron Erving, T, FSU: A DT to All-American OT in 2 yrs. Athletic. Some see as an NFL center. Probably way gone by No. 63

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Seahawks may need a healthy safety — or two — for pass-happy Raiders

The Seahawks have a few hours hours before they have to have their active roster set for tomorrow’s 1:25 p.m. game against Oakland at CenturyLink Field. Last week they signed wide receiver Phil Bates off their practice squad and put fullback Derrick Coleman on injured reserve on a Saturday, the day before the win at Carolina.

This weekend the needy position is safety. Seattle is down to three healthy safeties: Earl Thomas, Eric Pinkins and Steven Terrell. Terrell has been on a practice-squad shuttle for some of this season. Pinkins, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound rookie from San Diego State recently came off

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Keys for Seahawks tonight at Washington: Third downs, Kam Chancellor — and his new shoes

Sunny, pleasant day in Washington, D.C., ahead of tonight’s game between the Seahawks (2-1) and Redskins (1-3) at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. That’s about nine miles east of the U.S. Capitol.

That iconic building is getting some freshening up done to it right now.

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor is also getting refreshed — by new, higher-top, mid-cut shoes. He says those have reduced if not eliminated the pain his ankle bone spurs that left him almost unable to walk, let alone run, the last time Seattle played on the road: the Sept. 14 loss at San Diego.


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Seahawks atop TNT 32; Seattle’s next foe ranked 30th

As long as it’s not 249 degrees and Philip Rivers isn’t spinnin’ it to Antonio Gates, the Seahawks are the class of the NFL.

That’s the result of Seattle’s win last week against Denver, which the Seahawks controlled for most of the first 59 minutes before Peyton Manning became Peyton Manning again to force overtime. Going 80 yards in 43 seconds with no time outs for a touchdown and the tying two-point conversion on the Super Bowl champions’ home field will go down as one of Manning’s more impressive feats of a career full of them.

As the Seahawks enjoy

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Josh Thomas enters Seahawks’ most pressing competition; Seattle tops News Tribune’s NFL 32

The Seahawks are back on the field this afternoon in Renton to resume preparing for Sunday’s game at San Diego, after being off the field for three of the previous four days in what amounted to a mini bye following last Thursday’s opening win over Green Bay.

For today’s News Tribune I detailed more on the newest Seahawks defensive back, Josh Thomas (right), and why his arrival is important with Seattle facing Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning in

the next two games. Thomas says he has never played inside versus slot receivers, but he was a safety in

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TNT NFL power rankings — Week 5

I moved Seattle back down to No. 13 from No. 8 in this week’s, The News Tribune NFL Power Rankings:

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has the Seahawks at No. 16, down from No. 11.

ESPN’s NFL experts drop Seattle from No. 10 to No. 17.

Elliott Harrison of has Seattle back at No. 16, down from No. 10 last week.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports drops Seattle from No. 11 to No. 15.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports drops Seattle from No. 13 to No. 19 this week.

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TNT NFL power rankings — Week 4

I moved Seattle up from No. 13 to No. 8 in this week’s, The New Tribune NFL Power Rankings.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated has the Seahawks at No. 11, up from No. 13.

ESPN’s NFL experts move Seattle up to No. 10.

Elliott Harrison of has Seattle at No. 10, up from No. 16 last week.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports holds Seattle at No. 11.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports boosts Seattle all the way up to No. 13, up nine slots from No. 22 last week.

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