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Jimmy Graham’s versatility, rookie Tyler Lockett’s polish may affect crowded race for wide-receiver jobs

Conventional wisdom — plus anyone who saw the Seahawks’ offense try to throw the ball inside the opponent’s 20-yard line last season — said wide receiver would be the position Seattle upgraded first and most this offseason.

The Seahawks appear to have indeed upgraded. Starting with a tight end.

That’s what Jimmy Graham is by title. By actuality, he’s been split out wide the majority of his snaps the last few seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the Seahawks have his unique size and versatility after trading center Max Unger and their first-round draft choice this year, they are

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League source confirms QB Tarvaris Jackson is expected to re-sign with Seahawks

I can confirm from a league source with knowledge of the situation that the report by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports of Tarvaris Jackson re-signing with the Seahawks is accurate; the veteran backup to Russell Wilson is expected to sign with Seattle in the next day or so.

This coming season will be Jackson’s fourth in Seattle, the third as Wilson’s backup. Jackson went 7-7 as the Seahawks’ starter in 2011, months before the team drafted Wilson and made him a starter from game one of his rookie season.

Jackson, who turned 32 in April, visited Miami and waited for

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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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Pete Carroll on KJR radio: he still gets awakened by Super Bowl; Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for season

Credit host Dave Mahler for going beyond the primary news of the Seahawks’ week — the stunning trade to acquire premier tight end Jimmy Graham from New Orleans, the signing of Cary Williams to likely replace Byron Maxwell as a starting cornerback — and asking a checklist full of roster questions and follow-ups from post-Super Bowl issues to coach Pete Carroll today. The question-and-answer session aired live this afternoon on Mahler’s show on Seattle’s 950 KJR radio.

Here are the highlights of what Carroll said:

–All-Pro safety Earl Thomas “absolutely” will be ready for the start of the regular season

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No baby delievery for Sherman; among Seahawks’ Super Bowl inactives: NFC title game hero Garry Gilliam

Richard Sherman’s (very) pregnant girlfriend is not imminently close to labor with their son, so the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback is indeed full-go for today’s Super Bowl.

Undrafted rookie free agent Garry Gilliam is inactive for Super Bowl 49, two weeks after the former Penn State tight end caught a fake-field-goal touchdown that sparked the Seahawks’ rally past Green Bay in the NFC championship. Gilliam’s mother Thelma “Vene” Shifflett and her older son made the trip from Carisle, Pennsylvania, on Thursday to be here for Gilliam.

Seattle’s other inactvies: third-string quarterback B.J. Daniels, cornerback Marcus Burley, center Patrick Lewis,

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Richard Sherman’s frustration at Packers avoiding him last time: “On scale of 1-10? 12″

For the first time in recorded history, Richard Sherman was quiet. He was inconsequential. A nonfactor.

That’s how Green Bay wanted it on Sept. 4 in Seattle. In the NFL’s opener, with every player, coach and fan in the league watching, the Packers had Aaron Rodgers drop back 36 times to pass.

Not one of those throws was in the direction of the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback.

A sign of respect? More like a source of chafing for a star far more used to being dominant and dynamic, not dormant.

Four months after the

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Unger, Maxwell good to go for NFC title game; Carroll keeps talking up B.J. Daniels

The Seahawks are practicing right now. Max Unger and Byron Maxwell are on the field with them — and will be for the NFC title game Sunday against Green Bay.

Unger ”feels fine,” in the words of coach Pete Carroll. The two-time Pro Bowl center played last weekend for the first time in seven games following a high-ankle sprain — then got that ankle rolled on late in the divisional-playoff win over Carolina Saturday night and didn’t finish the game. He initially feared it had re-injured the ankle worse than he did.

Maxwell is

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Out-Fox-ed: As last Super Bowl foe fades, Seahawks roll on to NFC title game redux vs. Packers

OK, now that my home-state Buckeyes went to work on the Duckies … back to the issue at hand:


Just like that, the Denver Broncos go from the Super Bowl last year into a complete transition full of doubt.

Coach John Fox is out, as of Monday. Legend Peyton Manning may or may not be back for an 18th season at the age of 39 as a quarterback with a new coach. Complete transition and doubt in Denver.

It can happen that quickly.

The Seahawks (13-4) know to behold this run they are on. Eleven months after beating Manning’s

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