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Nov.
13th

Out for the year, DT Brandon Mebane to tackle something else: literacy issues in his home neighborhood

What did the Seahawks lose when defensive tackle Brandon Mebane went on the injured-reserve list Tuesday with a torn hamstring, ending his season?

The inherently overlooked, eight-year veteran does more for Seattle than devour two blockers while simultaneously smacking into a center on every play each Sunday.

He does more than stuff running lanes and free his linebackers to make tackles. He does more than sing self-deprecating songs in the locker room, like this one he bellowed Oct. 8 when I and other writers approached his locker before a practice:

I’m just a no-body/Tryna’ tell every-body/About some-body.”

Mebane is

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Nov.
12th

Hey, “next man up!” Time for you again; Seahawks put TE Zach Miller on injured reserve

Since it’s another day, must be another Seahawks veteran starter going on injured reserve.

The epidemic of losses and the need for fill-ins to step up continued today with Pete Carroll announcing tight end Zach Miller is now on the season-ending injured-reserve list and needs a second surgery on his ankle because he is not recovering from the first procedure in September.

Monday, run-stuffing defensive tackle Brandon Mebane went on IR with a torn hamstring. Carroll clarified in the start of the video above that the eight-year veteran tore the muscle “drastically,” but

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Nov.
10th

Seahawks will be without key run-stopping DT Brandon Mebane at KC, likely to get Kam Chancellor, Malcolm Smith back

One big loss, perhaps two gains this week on the Seahawks’ defense for their huge test Sunday at Kansas City.

Coach Pete Carroll said key run-stopping defensive tackle Brandon Mebane has a “really legit” pulled hamstring and thus won’t play Sunday for Seattle (6-3) against the Chiefs (6-3), who have the NFL’s fifth-ranked rushing offense at 135.8 yards per game. Sounds like Mebane is going to be out a while, perhaps multiple games including next week’s at home against NFC West-leading Arizona (8-1).

Carroll said the team expects to know more on the

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Nov.
9th

Any more debate on how vital Marshawn Lynch’s “act” is to Seahawks — now, and for 2015?

Welp, that should settle that.

For months I’ve been trumpeting here and here — maybe to the point of you being sick of reading it — how Marshawn Lynch is so vital to the Seahawks’ offense and their entire team in its hopes of returning to the Super Bowl. I’ve been writing how unsubstantiated the ESPN and NFL Network reports were from the morning of the Carolina game last month that the Seahawks were “fed up” with Lynch’s “act” and that they would be sending him away after this season.

Anyone who thinks the Seahawks are tired of Lynch’s

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Nov.
6th

Marshawn Lynch misses 2nd consecutive Seahawks practice day (calf); Max Unger returns to practice

Marshawn Lynch just sat out his second consecutive day of practice, this time with a new injury listed: his calf.

It doesn’t seem right now that Lynch is in jeopardy of not playing Sunday against the New York Giants, though we will learn more tomorrow when the Seahawks practice again in Renton and then coach Pete Carroll announces the weekly, out-questionable-probably injury report for the game.

Max Unger fully participated today for the first time since he sprained his foot Oct. 6 at Washington. He hasn’t played since, but today’s return to work bodes well for the two-time Pro

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Nov.
6th

Video: Russell Wilson says faulty footwork is why he had his 6th career sub-50% completion day last week

Russell Wilson, consummate team leader, ignoring the fact the Seahawks had four offensive linemen blocking for him last week that was as mismashed a unit as the Seahawks have ever fielded as a reason for him completing just 17 of 35 passes last week against Oakland.

He blamed his own, errant footwork.

I’ll post soon the rest of the transcript of what Wilson said before practice this afternoon here in Renton.

Nov.
5th

Seahawks put DE Greg Scruggs on IR, add DE DeMarcus Dobbs off waivers; Lane may share nickel with Burley

The Seahawks have placed defensive end Greg Scruggs on injured reserve three days after he injured his knee against Oakland. Seattle has claimed defensive end DeMarcus Dobbs off

waivers from San Francisco. Dobbs, an undrafted free agent from Georgia in 2011, has played six games for the 49ers this season and has been on their special-teams units as well as defense.

Scruggs missed all of last season following knee surgery. Coach Pete Carroll said following the Seahawks’ win over the Raiders last Sunday that Scruggs had a sore knee that was a different injury than last year’s.

There could be

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Nov.
3rd

Finally good injury news for Seahawks: Pete Carroll says at least 4 starters could return Sunday vs NYG

Today, Pete Carroll finally got to talk about injuries in the additive — rather than reductive — sense.

The theme of the coach’s comments the day after the Seahawks’ 30-24 escape/slog/battle of attrition past Oakland was renewal through a return to health.

Carroll says Seattle (5-3) has a good chance of getting at least four starters or essentially starters back from injuries this week in time for Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants (3-4 entering tonight’s home game against Indianapolis).

He called that nothing short of “amazing.”

And it’s oh, so needed.

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