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Another day, another Bruce Irvin assertion on where he wants to play

Fun from this early-summer weekend:

By now, you know the deal: The Seahawks this spring declined to exercise the $7.8 million option that would have added a fifth year to Irvin’s rookie contract, for the 2016 season. That means, as of now, Irvin can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2015 season.

The team would prefer it not get that far. Seattle hopes to sign its

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Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin didn’t mean Falcons when he said “Atlanta”

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Bruce Irvin really doesn’t want to play for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016, after all.

Last week Seattle’s linebacker who is entering the final year of his rookie contract this coming 2015 season, was quoted in a story posted on this way: “I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready. … Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”

Over the weekend Carroll said that didn’t mean Irvin wants to play for his hometown Falcons, now coached by his former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.


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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Dawg Day at NFL draft: UW’s Danny Shelton 12th to Cleveland, Marcus Peters 18th to KC, Shaq Thompson 25th to Carolina

The photo above was the best — and most genuine — moment of the first round tonight. Nothing but happiness from, and for, Danny Shelton. For all he got through to be here.

Tonight is the first time Washington ever had three players taken in the first round of any NFL draft. That’s saying something for a program that won a national title in 1991, had some NFL talent for decades — and went 8-6 with those guys last season.

1. Tampa Bay: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: Buccaneers do the expected, take the homestate guy from four hours

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Report from league network: Seahawks don’t plan on picking up Bruce Irvin’s 5th-year option for 2016

The team has until Sunday to pick up the option for one year beyond his rookie deal. The 2016 salary would be $7.8 million for Seattle’s pass rusher whom it chose in the first round of the 2012 draft.

If true, this doesn’t mean the Seahawks can’t or won’t re-sign Irvin to a longer-term extension, and perhaps the team feels it can do that at an average annual salary

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Seahawks bring back Dwaine Board an assistant D-line coach, add Chris Cash and Andre Curtis as assistants in secondary

The Seahawks announced today they have brought back out of a Bay Area high school their defensive line coach from 2003-08 Dwaine Board to be the assistant defensive line coach. They also hired Chris Cash to be an assistant coach in the secondary working with cornerbacks and Andre Curtis to be an assistant coach with the safeties.

Since leaving the Seahawks’ staff following Mike Holmgren’s exit as coach at the end of the 2008 season, Board has been an assistant with the Raiders for two seasons, the Browns in 2011-12 and for St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California, in 2013-14.

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What Chris Borland’s stunning retirement after just one year says about football, what it could (or won’t) mean

Chris Borland sure got our attention.

My pals in the Bay Area are still buzzing over the 49ers middle linebacker who started last season abruptly retiring after playing just that lone season in the NFL because of his concerns about the long-term effects of  head trauma from playing football.

This was the cover of Wednesday’s Mercury News in San Jose:

Mark Purdy, the longtime columnist with the Mercury News I last saw again

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Seahawks: Michael Bennett has not asked them for a trade; doing “due diligence” on free agent Greg Hardy

This seems like a pertinent time to remind there are 235 days between Super Bowl 49 and the first game of the 2015 regular season, the NFL’s annual Thursday-night opener in early September.

That’s A LOT of time to think — and then write — whatever.

That appears to be the case with this report today out of Dallas-Fort Worth:

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