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April
9th

Another AFC West reunion for Seahawks in their four preseason games

The NFL has released the 2015 preseason schedule, and it’s another round of games for the Seahawks against their former division rivals in the old AFC West.

Seattle will host Denver at CenturyLink Field on the first weekend of exhibition games, Aug. 13-17. On the weekend of Aug. 20-24, the Seahawks will play at Kansas City.

The third preseason game, typically the one in which the starters get their most extensive and final playing time before the games get real, is at San Diego on Aug. 29. That will be a 5 p.m. game; it’s already set for a national-television

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March
18th

What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean

Chris Borland sure got our attention.

My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of  head trauma from playing football.

This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:

Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again

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March
11th

There they go: Free agents Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, James Carpenter join new teams

Now, the flip side of signing free agent Cary Williams and trading for top tight end Jimmy Graham on the first day of NFL free agency.

He looked like an Eagle — albeit a young coach, wearing one of their coaching shirts and a matching, green team cap. And he sounded like one, thanking Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving him $70 million with $25 million of it guaranteed as the top free-agent cornerback in the NFL this year.

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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
4th

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: Seahawks targeting Packers’ Tramon Williams to replace Byron Maxwell at CB

A report tonight out of Wisconsin says John Schneider’s roots in Green Bay could lead to a new starting cornerback for the Seahawks.

Packers writer Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes Seattle’s general manager, a former Packers executive, will seek Tramon Williams to replace unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell as the Seahawks’ starter opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman should Williams reject Green Bay’s contract offer to return there.

McGinn is a veteran with connections inside the Packers’ organization, so I would give this story more credence than many of the national reports we’ve seen about the Seahawks in

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Feb.
20th

The remarkable paths UW’s Danny Shelton, Hau’oli Kikaha have taken to the NFL combine

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media here in Indianapolis at the NFL’s scouting combine, at noon Pacific Time. Think he might get a question or three about his final call of the Super Bowl?

Rams coach Jeff Fisher, co-chair of the NFL’s competition committee, got many questions this morning about ideas to tweak the league’s replay-review system on officials’ calls. He said “there was frustration” among coaches and teams following last season with the system, but then again “there always is.” Fisher specifically talked about the idea of replay review expanding to what essentially is

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Feb.
18th

NFC West at the combine: 49ers GM says he wants Gore back; Cardinals bring back WR Larry Fitzgerald

San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke just spoke at a podium here in the stadium lobby at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Two things he said of note to the NFC West and the Seahawks in particular.

*He praised quarterback Colin Kaepernick for how diligently and hard he is working this winter in Arizona with former NFL MVP Kurt Warner on the mechanics of the position such as footwork, arm angles of different passes plus throwing with more balance and versatility in the pocket. The 49ers GM used the word “dedicated” to describe Kaepernick’s work this offseason.

*Baalke said he

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Feb.
2nd

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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