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Wait…Ryan Tannehill, $45 million guaranteed? A good day for Russell Wilson’s side of contract talks

That clicking noise you might be able to hear could be the meter running up on the Seahawks’ negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension.

Monday, a member of Wilson’s 2012 QB draft class got his new deal: Ryan Tannehill agreed with Miami on a $77-million, four-year contract. That’s on top of the $18.3 million and two years he still had left on his rookie deal as a first-round pick three years ago.

The more pertinent — and stunning — detail: the reported $45 million in guarantees Tannehill will be getting from the Dolphins.

Even if some

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Michael Bennett, do you want a trade? “No.”; Tye Smith, Kristjan Sokoli first 2 draft-picking signings

While talking to pal Tom Glasgow yesterday afternoon during the afternoon show on Seattle’s KOMO newsradio I gave my ongoing opinion that defensive end Michael Bennett isn’t going anywhere. That is despite continued reports, the latest, from CBS’ Jason LaCanfora Wednesday, that Bennett and his representatives have made it known that he wants out of Seattle.

Today, Bennett appeared on KING-5 television’s “New Day” talk show in Seattle and said that’s false.

“I think everybody that has a job, they want a raise, whatever they do,” Bennett said. “So I’m just like every other American.

“People assume when you

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Will Seahawks trade up in today’s 2nd round. Better question: Why should they?

So now it’s day two, the Seahawks’ time to jump into the NFL draft after basking in the Jimmy Graham glow during last night’s round one. They have their initial pick right now at 63 overall at the bottom of the second round that begins at 4 p.m. Pacific Time, and then the 95th-overall choice near the end of round three tonight.

The talk now is: Will Seattle, with a league-high 11 picks, trade up higher in the second round today?

What might prompt general manager John Schneider to do that?

The popular buzz (for whatever that may or

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Be the Seahawks GM; it’s the TNT Great Draft Caper 2015 contest — deadline extended to 4pm Friday

You’ve asked for it — demanded it, really — so here it is: Time for the TNT’s Great Draft Caper 2015.

Submit between now and we’ll say 4 p.m. Pacific time Friday your prediction for how Seattle’s 2015 draft will go. Player picks, any trades, put ‘em down. The winner gets a prize to be determined, but it will be great. Say, something between an all-expenses-paid trip to Maui and a Seahawks bottle opener.

Here as your guide is the Seahawks’ order of picks their league-high 11 picks:

Seahawks have 11 picks:

2nd round (63rd overall)

3rd round (95th overall)


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GM John Schneider on Russell Wilson, draft, Bruce Irvin, Michael Bennett, Jimmy Graham, more

General manager John Schneider talked this afternoon at team headquarters in Renton with media members who regularly cover the Seahawks. The main topics were general and philosophical ones about the draft.

Near the end of the half hour or so I asked Schneider how he would now characterize contract negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson. The 26-year old is coming up on the final season of his four-year rookie

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Draft preview: How much of a need is wide receiver for Seattle?

Now that they have acquired Jimmy Graham, a tight end is name only for most of the last few years while split out wide or in the slot for New Orleans, how much are the Seahawks in the market for a wide receiver in the draft that begins April 30?

Probably still quite a bit, though Seattle’s needs to find a new starting left guard and center are more pressing and fundamental right now. Graham’s arrival still leaves the Seahawks with previously undrafted Doug Baldwin, undrafted Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson, a 175-pound man whose rookie season ended last January

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Seahawks have a decision to make by May 3 on Bruce Irvin’s future beyond 2015

The Seahawks raised eyebrows and curiosity by making Bruce Irvin the 15th-overall draft choice out of West Virginia in 2012. He was supposedly a one-dimensional pass-rush specialist for whom most of the league thought Seattle reached way high to get.

The Seahawks then raised Irvin’s profile and impact on the league’s No. 1-ranked defense when they benched Super Bowl 48 MVP Malcolm Smith last season and made Irvin an every-down player: a strong-side linebacker on running downs and a rush end off the edge of the defensive line in passing situations.

Now, will they give him the raise that speaks the

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Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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