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Category: Personnel Review

July
6th

Who is going to block for Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, et al this season?

Lost amid all — and I do mean ALL — the noise over when or if Russell Wilson signs a contract extension this year is a more fundamental concern: Who will be blocking for him this season?

Finding the five starters on the offensive line remains the Seahawks’ most important task in training camp this summer, at least on the field. Line coach Tom Cable said last month he thinks that’s going to happen sooner rather than later once camp begins July 31 in Renton.

I came across this advanced statistic from Pro Football Focus a couple weeks ago, and

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June
30th

One month until Seahawks training camp–and, no, nothing new on Russell Wilson contract talks

This last day of June means it’s exactly one month before the Seahawks begin their 2015 preseason with the beginning of training camp at team headquarters in Renton.

One month for Seattle and its negotiators led by general manager John Schneider to make progress toward — or, hey, actually get — an agreement on a contract extension for quarterback Russell Wilson.

Then again, coach Pete Carroll said this month the Seahawks don’t consider the start of training camp July 31 to be a deadline because they are willing to negotiate well into and through the season, if necessary; this deal is that

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June
20th

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):

 

Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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June
18th

Seahawks onto field for only mandatory minicamp practice day of offseason

Took a day after from this…

…to be here…

 

…for the Seahawks’ only day on the field of their only mandatory minicamp of this offseason. After today, the next time the team will be on the field is for the start of training camp, scheduled to be July 31.

Defensive end Michael Bennett and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin are here. Each skipped voluntary workouts this spring because they’ve been mad about money. But if they blew this off, they’d each be subject to possible team fines of $70,000 or more.

Marshawn Lynch may be inside team

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June
16th

Michael Bennett, Bruce Irvin present as grounded Seahawks (sort of) begin mandatory minicamp

I’m told defensive end Michael Bennett and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin are present and inside Seahawks headquarters today, the start of the team’s only mandatory minicamp of the offseason.

Bennett and Irvin had skipped voluntary organized team activities and workouts this spring. Bennett wants a raise above the four-year, $28.5 million contract he signed before last season. Irvin isn’t happy Seattle decided to not exercise his $7.8 million contract option for 2016, meaning the $1,663,935 he’ll earn for the coming ’15 season is the final one of his rookie contract.

Coach Pete Carroll has said the team wants Irvin back

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June
15th

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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June
12th

Remarkable: Jesse Williams “cleared for light workouts” two weeks after surgery for cancer removed kidney

This is crazy — in the best possible way:

Yes, “The Monstar” has attacked cancer.

Williams had surgery on May 28 for papillary type 2 cancer at the University of Washington Medical Center. Doctors there removed one of his kidneys. He checked out of the hospital two days later, and since then he and the team have been waiting to ensure the cancer was not returning. The defensive tackle from Australia and the University of Alabama who

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June
10th

Line coach Tom Cable expects spring parade of centers to yield new starter by early in preseason

Tom Cable, joking about Russell Okung interrupting a post-OTA-practice interview on Tuesday in the video above, isn’t more than the Seahawks’ offensive line coach this spring. He’s become the team’s chief mixologist.

Cable’s been using more centers than a hockey team does. That’s been since Seattle sent two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger to New Orleans in March in the trade that added star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks’ recently meager passing game.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, Unger’s backup for most of the last five seasons, has been the first-string center for the majority

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