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May
26th

Absurdly early — four months before the opener — impressions of organized team activities without helmets

All you need to know about how vitally important today’s OTA practice on the field at team headquarters in Renton will be to the Seahawks’ 2015 season: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas didn’t participate. Franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, prized tight end Jimmy Graham, bedrock running back Marshawn Lynch, key rush ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and linebacker Bruce Irvin weren’t even in the same zip code during it.

And they weren’t even wearing helmets during scrimmaging.

That latter fact was because the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll said, asked for input from the league office on the proper “tempo” for these OTAs that

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May
26th

No Wilson. No Graham. No Lynch. No … Seahawks OTAs more noteworthy for who wasn’t on the field than for who was

The Seahawks’ first day of offensive-versus-defense drills in voluntary organized team activities was more remarkable for who wasn’t there (and why) than for who was on the field.

Russell Wilson (along with Mo Kelly, Seahawks vice president of player engagement) took a transcontinental flight to be in Florida Tuesday with recently acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the funeral of Graham’s close mentor Tamara Fox Meyerson. The quarterback was also trying to travel to the funeral for the father of defensive end Cliff Avril.

Wilson, Graham and

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May
25th

Veterans back on the field Tuesday for the first time since Super Bowl 49

The Seahawks’ veterans had voluntary workouts at team headquarters last month. But those were just in the weight room and training room.

The vets are due on the field Tuesday morning for the first time since Super Bowl 49 (above), to take part in organized team activities. It’s the next phase of their offseason workout program as defined by the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

Russell Wilson is expected to be throwing to newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the first time as Seahawks with coaches watching (the players worked out informally last month on their own on Maui).

Since

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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-field goal 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?

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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
5th

Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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May
2nd

Here is the list of the Seahawks’ 12 undrafted free agents; rookie minicamp Friday-Sunday

Keenan Lambert is the half-brother of Seahawks’ strong safety Kam Chancellor, who is also from Virginia.

The previous post details Boyer, the ex-U.S. Army Green Beret war veteran who walked onto the University of Texas team in his first years of competitive football.

 

April
27th

Could Seahawks find starting LG and C with first two picks of the draft?

Top-rated offensive linemen in 2015 draft, per CBSSports.com/NFLDraftScout.com

(With the reminder the Seahawks need at least a new starting C and LG):

  1. Andrus Peat, T, Stanford: Won’t be available when Seattle first picks at 63rd overall
  2. Brandon Scherff, T/G, Iowa: Versatile, powerful – and also unavailable to Seahawks
  3. La’el Collins, T/G, LSU: Varying opinions on whether he’ll last past 1st round
  4. J. Clemmings, T, Pitt: Converted DE, 1 year at OT. Recent injury concerns.
  5. Cameron Erving, T, FSU: A DT to All-American OT in 2 yrs. Athletic. Some see as an NFL center. Probably way gone by No. 63

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