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5 cents worth: Seahawks seek new nickel back for Sunday in San Diego; Chargers blow 11-point lead late last night

The Seahawks were in nickel defense — with five defensive backs and two linebackers instead of their base four DBs and three linebackers — on 57 of 62 defensive snaps against Green Bay in the opener. That’s why linebacker Malcolm Smith was a non-factor; he was on the sideline watching nickel back Jeremy Lane play.

And that’s why Lane going on injured reserve with a designation to return in eight weeks and Seattle signing former Carolina Panther starter Josh Thomas yesterday matters more this week than last.

I don’t think the Seahawks will be in nickel as much Sunday in

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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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Seahawks cut roster down to 82 players

The Seattle Seahawks remained busy today, cutting down to 82 players in anticipation of tomorrow’s deadline by the league to get down to an 80-man roster.

The Seahawks released WR Brandon Smith, LB Neal Howey, DL Teryl White, WR Chris Carter, WR Patrick Williams, FB Ryan Travis, CB Jesse Hoffman and OL Zach Hurd.

Seattle still has to cut two more players before Tuesday.


Hawks trade Kelly Jennings to Bengals

The Seattle Seahawks announced this morning that they have traded cornerback Kelly Jennings to the Cincinnati Bengals for defensive tackle Clinton McDonald.

A first round pick (31st overall) by Seattle in 2006, Jennings played in 78 games with 43 starts, with 200 tackles and 47 passes defensed, including a career-high 13 in 2010.

But overall during his career in Seattle, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound corner had struggled with making plays on the ball, with just two career interceptions in five years.

The Seahawks also appear to be pleased with the overall depth at cornerback, with CFL product Brandon Browner

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Hawks release TE Chris Baker, QB Nate Davis

The Seattle Seahawks announced this afternoon that they have released tight end Chris Baker and quarterback Nate Davis.

Baker played in all 16 games in his first and only year in Seattle, and then was placed on the injured reserve with a hip issue for the postseason.

Baker served as Seattle’s blocking tight end, finishing with just nine receptions for 116 yards and a score.

Davis signed a futures contract with Seattle off of the San Francisco practice squad and was considered a developmental prospect for the future.

“He had a great preseason with the Niners,” Seahawks general manager

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Agent: Hawks tender DT Brandon Mebane

According to his agent, the Seattle Seahawks have placed an original round tender on defensive tackle Brandon Mebane.

The Seahawks have not confirmed the restricted tender designation had been placed on the Cal product.

So what does that mean? Well, that’s yet to be determined with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement set to expire at midnight Eastern Time on Thursday.

A third-round selection out of California, Mebane originally signed a four-year deal worth nearly $3 million. Mebane has been a four-year starter for Seattle, missing five games in four seasons and averaging 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks a season.

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Hawks re-sign Leon Washington to 4-yr deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting running back/kick return Leon Washington has signed a 4-year deal to remain in Seattle.

According to Schefter’s report, Washington signed a four-year, $12.5 million contract that could reach $16 million with incentives.

The Seahawks have not confirmed the report, but a deal is imminent.

Signing Washington was considered a priority of Seattle because of the significant role that he played as a return specialist. Coming off a a gruesome leg injury that ended his 2009 season, Seattle received Washington in a draft-day trade with the N.Y. Jets, and he made an immediate impact.

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Hawks bring back Roy Lewis, Stanback

The Seattle Seahawks announced that they have re-signed defensive back Roy Lewis and receiver Isaiah Stanback to the team’s 2011 roster this afternoon.

Elected special teams captain by his teammates last season, Lewis was a regular contributor in Seattle’s third down package defensively, playing in 14 games and finishing with 17 tackles and a sack.

Lewis missed the final two games of the season and the playoffs with a knee issue.

Stanback missed the 2010 season after suffering an Achilles injury during training camp that required surgery.