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Marshawn Lynch nixes his own “terrible” biopic. Uh…can training camp begin already?

Yet more evidence Seahawks training camp — and some real football to talk about — can’t get here soon enough:


If you missed it, here is the trailer:


Seahawks start only mandatory minicamp–but grounded inside team HQ for 1st 2 days of it

Spending almost all this week at Chambers Bay to help cover for The News Tribune what is shaping up to be a U.S. Open unlike the previous 114 golf championships.

But Thursday I will leave the golf for a day to be back at my usual post, at Seahawks headquarters in Renton for the team’s only mandatory minicamp before training camp begins at the end of July.

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“Beast Mode” goes gaming: Marshawn Lynch first athlete featured in “Call of Duty” video game

ESPN released this, trumpeting Marshawn Lynch as the first athlete to be featured in the Call of Duty video game:


The release, from ESPN:

“ESPN The Magazine’s First-Ever eSports Issue on Newsstands Friday

“On the cover:  This year’s Call of Duty cover star isn’t the black-helmeted soldier you’d expect—it’s Seattle Seahawks star and gaming fanatic, Marshawn Lynch. Here’s the story of how a  gamer-turned-motion-capture performer put his stamp on the blockbuster franchise that has captured his imagination and will soon carry his likeness, giving him the distinction

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Michael Bennett nails it – again: Playing for Pete Carroll is “like playing for Willy Wonka”

Michael Bennett appeared in a telephone interview from his Seattle-area home on 750 The Game radio in Portland this week — and had what may be the most apt description yet of Seahawks coach Pete Carroll from one of his players.

“It’s like playing for Willy Wonka,” the disruptive, and always glib, defensive end told the station’s John Canzano.

“He’s crazy. He wants to be young,” Bennett said of Carroll. “He just is one of those guys who’s always up beat, wants to have a good time, and let’s you be yourself.”


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You, too, can give to the Russell Wilson Contract Extension Fund. But will this fit under the salary cap?(!)

For today’s good ol’ shake of the head:

So which is more head-shaking: the fact someone created this? Or the fact people had given $55 to this “cause” over the first five hours?

As if there aren’t any other causes out there in our society worthy of contributing to … Like, say, ANY charity.

Talks between the Seahawks led by general manager John Schneider and Wilson’s side led by agent Mark Rodgers remain stalled — far more stalled than the team could have anticipated when it began negotiations in February to extend the two-time Super Bowl quarterback’s

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Open mic week on the blog: Send us your best thoughts on Seahawks, NFL

It’s the first-ever (as far as I know, anyway) Open Mic Week here on Seahawks Insider.

While I am off the mainland this week, we are inviting you — yes, YOU — to be guest bloggers.

Seahawks present, past and future. The draft. This “golden age” of Seattle football. The state of the NFL. Anything that’s on your mind that you want to put through keystrokes into a story.

Email your submissions to Darrin Beene, The News Tribune sports editor, at We intend to post the best ones here on the blog.

One of our trusty regulars, BobbyK,

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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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Jimmy Graham reaches out to 7-year old whose sobbing video after his trade to Seahawks went viral

Jimmy Graham just finished a darn snappy first five days as a Seahawk.

We’ve already talked about how he said all the right things and then some about Tuesday’s trade that first shocked him, then made him smile upon realizing he was headed not to some football outpost such as Jacksonville or Oakland but to “the best team in football.”

He wasn’t the only one shocked by his trade from New Orleans to Seattle. Saints fans were aghast. Especially this 7-year-old:

Graham saw this, as did 500,000 others and counting across the

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