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Category: Roster Analysis

Feb.
19th

GM John Schneider: DB Jeremy Lane needs knee surgery, too; Earl Thomas yet to have shoulder surgery; nothing new on Lynch, Wilson

First the news from talking with general manager John Schneider this morning here in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine: It came well after his main podium appearance, in a side hallway in the lobby of Lucas Oil Stadium where he said nickel back Jeremy Lane also needs knee surgery, the result of the end-zone interception and return in the first quarter of the Super Bowl Feb. 1 on which Lane also broke his arm. That means Lane will likely miss the start of next season, at least the preseason if not the

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Feb.
17th

Whom might the Seahawks be targeting as the NFL combine begins in Indianapolis?

About to board flights to Indianapolis for the NFL combine. The Seahawks are a bit more keenly interested in this year’s meat market, because of having a first-round draft choice (at 31st overall) plus general manager John Schneider saying last week he expects to have 10 picks in May. This is the third time in 13 years Seattle, barring a draft trade, will have a double-digit number of selections.

SEAHAWKS’ EXPECTED PICKS IN MAY’S DRAFT

1st round, 31st overall

2nd round, 62nd overall

3rd round, 93rd overall

4th round, 31st pick of the round, *TBD by compensatory picks NFL will

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Feb.
3rd

New unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell: “I’ve got to think of what’s best for my family”

Byron Maxwell (41) chases New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. It was Maxwell’s final game before he became an unrestricted free agent (Elise Amendola/AP Photo).

Byron Maxwell says “I love it here” with the Seahawks. He appreciates general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll for “giving me a chance.”

They drafted him in 2011 in the sixth round out of Clemson, put him on Seattle’s special teams that season then gave him Brandon Browner’s starting cornerback job opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman when Browner left for New England before the 2014 season.

Then

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Jan.
23rd

GM John Schneider on Marshawn Lynch: “I kind of love his act”; expectations on Wilson, Maxwell contracts

No, the Seahawks are not tired of Marshawn Lynch’s “act,” as two unsubstantiated national reports asserted in October.

“No,” Seattle general manager John Schneider said Friday with a wry smile, “I kind of love his act.”

Nine days before the team he and coach Pete Carroll have blown up and reconstructed in five years plays in its second consecutive Super Bowl, Schneider spoke publicly for the first time since May.

The highlights of his 16-minute chat with local beat media inside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center included:

*His opinions on Lynch, his 1,300-yard, 17-touchdown running

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Jan.
7th

Jordan Hill 17th Seahawk on injured reserve for 2014 season. Fellow division-winner Pittsburgh had 3

Thanks to blog follower JoeInKirkland’s post last night, I did a bit of digging and found that Jordan Hill is the 17th Seahawks player to go on the injured-reserve list for the 2014 season. By comparison another division winner, Pittsburgh, had three.

Of course, usually the higher the IR count the worse a team’s season sinks. The New York Giants had the most players on injured reserve in the NFL for this season, 22 — and finished 6-10.

But this is another example of how deep and young Seattle is. It’s the fifth-year product of all the roster overhaul and

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Jan.
6th

C Max Unger ready to return Saturday for Seahawks, but DT Jordan Hill is out for playoffs, onto IR

The Seahawks’ offensive line has its glue guy back. But their defensive line has lost one of its emerging, young standouts just as the playoffs get going.

Max Unger is back at practice this afternoon, and coach Pete Carroll says his two-time Pro Bowl center appears ready to start Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against Carolina. Unger hasn’t played in eight weeks, since he sustained a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s last loss Nov. 16 at Kansas City.

But Jordan Hill is out for Saturday and

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Dec.
27th

Seahawks roster move coming; Patrick Lewis’ advantageous switch; NFL picks for Week 17

The Seahawks should be announcing a signing to their active roster by this afternoon, before the 24-hour deadline to set rosters for a game. Yesterday they released seldom-used defensive tackle Travian Robertson, leaving them with 52 players signed to the 53-man roster.

My News Tribune colleague Don Ruiz write for today’s newspaper on how reluctant Patrick Lewis once was to switch from guard to center — and how that switch has been paying off for the Seahawks. Lewis might start for the second consecutive game since Max Unger is questionable to play tomorrow against the St. Louis Rams. Unger

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Nov.
20th

A P.S. on Marshawn Lynch talking — and his future in Seattle; Carroll, Bevell talk Seahawks-Cardinals

I wish I could post the audio file I have of Marshawn Lynch talking at his locker yesterday. It would give you a better appreciation for what that scene  like no other is, and why local reporters don’t sweat him not talking to the media. But I don’t have the recording/editing software that would allow me to bleep the profanities — and thus allow me to keep my job(!) So I’ll keep it by not posting what I have. Suffice to say, it’s unique.

Here is the story I wrote on it in today’s News Tribune.

Again, the only time

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