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May
22nd

Jon Ryan goes very un-punter-like American Ninja Warrior Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC

The Seahawks have a bad-ass punter. How bad-ass? A national-television audience is about to find out.

Yes, Jon Ryan wants you to know he is no normal punter. Some evidence: his fake-punt touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam started the Seahawks’ comeback from 16-0 down in January’s NFC championship Seattle ultimately rallied to win in overtime to advance to Super Bowl 49.

Now this: Monday, Ryan goes national with his offseason, full-body workouts on Monday, Memorial Day, when he appears on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior competition program (8 p.m. Pacific Time, channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

How many punters are ninjas?

Seven

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May
21st

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.”

“You

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May
18th

DT Jesse Williams in team’s “thoughts and prayers” while facing kidney surgery, last week’s diagnosis of cancer

The Seahawks announced today Jesse Williams, one of their young defensive linemen who missed all of his first two seasons with the team because of a knee injury, will undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed with papillary type 2 cancer.

Doctors found the cancerous cells last week, though it is not immediately known how far the cancer has progressed. Williams’ surgery will be soon.

“Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” the 6-foot-3, 325-pound native of Australia said in a release from the team. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with

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May
15th

Latest noise: Russell Wilson, Seahawks so far apart that new deal won’t be done this offseason

Russell Wilson’s new deal to remain a Seahawk basically “forever” seems like it may take almost that long to get done.

Jason Cole of Bleacher Report is the latest to chime in with how far apart the Seahawks are with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension that at the start of this noisy offseason seemed to be a fait accompli.

Cole says in this posting today ”in talking to sources who understand the situation, Wilson is looking for a contract in excess of $20 million per year over five years. The problem is, the Seahawks have no desire to get

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May
14th

Bruce Irvin tells online outlet: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season… believe that.”

Maybe he was caught in a very Atlanta moment — courtside at the Hawks’ NBA playoff game — looking very Atlanta (Hawks cap and T-shirt with, check ‘em out, matching red, canvas sneakers) in his hometown.

Or maybe Bruce Irvin really does want to leave the Seahawks that have started him in the last two Super Bowls, after drafting him 15th overall in 2012, to join a team hasn’t even made the playoffs over those same, last two seasons.

Whatever the reason, Irvin reportedly said publicly last night he wants to play for the Falcons in 2016.

“I’m going to

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May
12th

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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May
7th

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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April
2nd

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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