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Category: Notes from practice

Oct.
10th

“Two different people”: Quiet off the field, Bobby Wagner’s roaring for Seahawks on it

Bobby Wagner would rather shoot hoops — he dreams of playing for the Lakers. He rather play pool, hang with his family that often visits him from Southern California, listed to his tunes on his ever-present Beats be Dre headphones.

Anything but talk about himself. Or the other-wordly start he’s had to this season.

“Off the field I’m who I am. I’m quiet. I talk when I want to. I kind of just be me,” Seattle’s dynamic middle linebacker told me this week before a practice in Renton.

“On the field I understand it’s a whole different personality. Gotta be

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Oct.
5th

One Seahawk worth rooting for Monday night at Washington: The remarkable Garry Gilliam

En route to Washington, where the Seahawks were due to land late last night — probably right around the 18th inning of that Nationals-Giants game down the road from where the Seahawks and Redskins will play Monday night.

I’ve got a guy who is worth rooting for in this game, and beyond: Garry Gilliam.

Saturday’s news from coach Pete Carroll at team headquarters in Renton that backup tackle Alvin Bailey is out for Monday because of an oblique strain. That and starting tight end Zach Miller’s ankle surgery last week could mean a larger role for Gilliam, the undrafted rookie

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Oct.
3rd

Seahawks buck up vs. run; Russell Wilson advocates against domestic violence; police investigate Marshawn Lynch’s false accuser

The Seahawks are practicing this afternoon in Renton. Russell Wilson and Earl Thomas will make their weekly appearances in front of the press before practice. I intend to learn more from Wilson on his new role as senior editor of Derek Jeter’s new athletes’ website The Players’ Tribune — and on what prompted the usually conservatively speaking, middle-of-the-road messaged quarterback to take a strong stance against domestic violence in his first column for The Players’ Tribune yesterday.

–In today’s News Tribune I detailed our conversation yesterday with first-year Washington head coach Jay Gruden. It was the best mid-week teleconference

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Sep.
30th

Garry Gilliam gets to show off his versatility at TE for Seahawks; Richard Sherman on Denver

Garry Gilliam has played just two snaps on offense through the Seahawks’ first three games. That may now increase exponentially, beginning Monday night at Washington, as the Seahawks rookie implied with this tweet Monday:

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Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday the rookie tackle and former tight end for his first three seasons at Penn State is a viable option to help replace starting tight end Zach Miller over the next few

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Sep.
19th

Russell Wilson finds a place to “zero” his mind; Wes Welker’s return likely to put Seahawks’ Marcus Burley in spotlight

It might be the end of the tunnel that connects the Seahawks’ locker room to the field. It might be the platform behind and high above the south end zone, where the 12th Man flag gets raised before every Seahawks’ home game. Heck, it might be section 327, or any other random spot inside CenturyLink Field.

But there will be a point in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Broncos that Russell Wilson will find his favorite place in his home stadium, look at it, and reset mentally.

“For me, I try to

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Sep.
12th

Marcus Burley on the spot as man in the middle of Seahawks’ secondary on passing downs Sunday at San Diego

The Seahawks are finished with their Friday practice — more like a walkthrough — here in Renton. They leave at noon tomorrow for Sunday’s first road game of the season at San Diego. The Chargers have sold out Qualcomm Stadium (that’s not always a given there), and I’m told there are already packs of Seattle fans in San Diego for the game.

After the end of the clip above, Carroll hinted at why Marcus Burley is the new fill-in nickel back for injured Jeremy Lane for Sunday’s game and the foreseeable future. The coach

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Sep.
8th

Seahawks put Jeremy Lane on IR with designation to return; sign former Panthers CB Josh Thomas, OT Andrew McDonald

The Seahawks have indeed used their once-per-season of the injured-reserve with a designation to return in eight weeks on nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane, who re-injured his groin in last week’s opening win over Green Bay. If he gets healthy enough by then Lane is eligible to return for the Nov. 9 home game against the New York Giants.

The corresponding move on the 53-man active roster is Seattle signing former Panthers cornerback Josh Thomas. Thomas said he flew in last night at 9:30 from Charlotte, N.C, from the home he has there with his wife and two-year-old son (named Dallas;

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Sep.
3rd

Carroll: LB Bruce Irvin likely to be pass rushing for Seahawks tomorrow; “you’ll have to wait and see” if Earl Thomas returns punts

UPDATE: The team just announced it has placed G/C Lemuel Jeanpierre, the backup to center Max Unger last season, on season-ending injured reserve with an unspecified neck injury. Wide receiver Phil Bates is now signed to the active roster. Bates was on the active roster following the final preseason cuts on Saturday. He then got waived Monday when Seattle added wide receiver and kick returner Bryan Walters to the active roster. Bates cleared league waivers yesterday.

The Seahawks now have a whopping eight wide receivers on their 53-man roster: Paul Richardson, Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Walters, Kevin Norwood,

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