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GM John Schneider: Continuing to draft, start younger guys will make Russell Wilson affordable

Russell Wilson usually visits Seattle Children’s hospital each Tuesday throughout the season.

On this one, of course, he was detoured away to the Super Bowl. That didn’t stop him from reconnecting with the kids there from afar in the desert.

“To all kids in all of Children’s Hospital – obviously, I go to Children’s Hospital every Tuesday in Seattle and unfortunately I had to miss today — but to all of the kids out there, I’m just praying for you guys and praying for miracles,” the Seahawks quarterback said Tuesday at the Super Bowl’s Media Day. “Keep the faith

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GM John Schneider on Lynch: “I kind of love his act”; Maxwell a top offseason priority; Wilson talks coming

Seahawks general manager John Schneider talked after practice here at team headquarters in Renton today to the local media for the first time since before the draft in May.

The highlights:

–Schneider said of Marshawn Lynch: “He’s under contract for next year.” The GM called Lynch “a warrior,” adding “You’d be hard-pressed to find a better running back in the National Football League.”

After he said that, I felt compelled to ask him, “So you are not tired of ‘his act’?” That was a reference to this and other unsubstantiated report in October that the Seahawks would be getting

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Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch’s back getting more attention, but just normal managing, wear

Marshawn Lynch has had to stay outside on the sidelines getting treatment during halftime in 10-degree wind chill at Kansas City because his low back was aching. He’s had to sit out two drives in the first half of yesterday’s game against Arizona in Seattle while spending some of the time next to the bench sitting on a stationary bike and not pedaling.

The last three weeks, the Seahawks’ star running back had to sit out practices on Wednesday and Thursday. The first week it was rest and a calf injury. The second

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The value of Max Unger and Brandon Mebane to the Seahawks — and what’s next without them

If you saw even a fraction of the Seahawks’ loss yesterday in Kansas City you saw how much Seattle’s defense misses Brandon Mebane, who went on injured reserve with a torn hamstring last week. Jamaal Charles and the Chiefs tromped through where Mebane used to stuff blockers and running lanes en route to 190 yards rushing. That is by far the most Seattle’s previously No.-1 rushing defense has allowed this season.

For the game story from Kansas City that’s in today’s News Tribune I focused first on where this loss leaves the Seahawks’ quest to defend their Super Bowl title in

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Marshawn Lynch speaks quickly and carries a big stick in leading Seahawks’ win over Oakland

Yes, Marshawn Lynch talked after he led the Seahawks to their 30-24 victory over Oakland. If he hadn’t, he was subject to an NFL fine for not being accessible to the media.

To be clear, it wasn’t any reporter from the Seattle market that complained to the league office. We get the deal; he doesn’t like or want to talk. If and when he is forced to not much of what he says is usable. So in general we don’t bother him or raise an issue over him not speaking.

Just the ground rules for how we operate on a

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Rookie QB Derek Carr won Raiders’ job by shredding Seahawks 8 weeks ago. He gets them again Sunday

Derek Carr is getting his second go-around this week against the team that helped make him a starter two months ago.

The rookie from Fresno State lit up the Seahawks’ first- and second-team defense — which rested four  starters — on Aug. 28 in the exhibition finale at the Oakland Coliseum. He went right at Richard

Sherman immediately away, targeting him for completions in the first quarter. He completed 11 of 13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, including two scores on consecutive throws — in just one quarter plus one drive of the Raiders’ 41-31 win. He completed his last

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DE Bennett (toe), kick returner Walters (concussion) join those Seahawks not practicing; LB switch to FB


The Seahawks practiced outside for the first time this week today in Renton. All but nine of them, that is.

Defensive end Michael Bennett has a new toe injury and punt returner/kick returner/wide receiver Bryan Walters has a new concussion on today’s practice participation report.

Since the Seahawks aren’t exactly whacking each other around in these mostly no-contact practices between games, it’s safe to assume Walters got his concussion in last weekend’s loss at St. Louis. If he can’t do the kickoff and punt returning Sunday at Carolina, 2013 returner Jermaine Kearse or Doug Baldwin could return kickoffs

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Seahawks’ final cuts: Terrelle Pryor, Eric Winston, Bryan Walters. On 53-man roster: Phil Bates, Stephen Schilling, Garry Gilliam

Here are the Seahawks’ final cuts to get to 53 players for the start of the regular season Thursday night versus Green Bay:

Terminated Veteran Contracts
CB Phillip Adams
T Eric Winston

TE RaShaun Allen
CB Akeem Auguste
RB Demitrius Bronson
WR Arceto Clark
QB B.J. Daniels
G Caylin Hauptmann
T Nate Isles
C Patrick Lewis
WR Chris Matthews
DE Benson Mayowa
S Terrance Parks
TE Morrell Presley
QB Terrelle Pryor
DT Andru Pulu
FB Kiero Small
DT Jimmy Staten

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