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March
13th

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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March
13th

Jimmy Graham sees role as changing ways packed-in defenses play Seahawks; Stefen Wisniewski still visiting Seattle

Give Jimmy Graham credit. During the two days of flying his private plane to the gulf coast of Florida, having his career uprooted from the only team he’s known in New Orleans, having someone else fly him to the opposite corner of the country, passing a physical, meeting his new coach, general manager and Seahawks staff, seeing his new city of Seattle and then flying all the way back to Florida, he’s somehow found the time to internalize why he is the newest Seahawk.

Yesterday, on a conference call with Seattle-area reporters, the huge tight end with 171 receptions and 26 touchdowns

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March
9th

Seahawks make qualifying offers to Lockette, Shead; re-sign LB Mike Morgan; SEA’s free agents listed

UPDATE: Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun is reporting free-agent cornerback Cary Williams, last of Philadelphia, has chosen to sign with the Seahawks. We’ll see what actually gets announced tomorrow after 1 p.m., when the league year begins and free agency officially “starts” — as if it hasn’t already.

Just confirmed the Seahawks have tendered qualifying contracts for 2015 to exclusive-rights free agents wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and defensive back DeShawn Shead. They did not tender a contract to wide receiver and punt returner Bryan Walters, making the native of Kirkland an unrestricted free agent tomorrow.

The team also brought

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March
2nd

As GM John Schneider had said, Seahawks don’t use their franchise tag for 2015

The NFL’s deadline of 1 p.m. Pacific Time today for teams to identify players upon whom they will place the franchise-tag contract designation for 2015 has passed without the Seahawks using theirs for this year, just as general manager John Schneider had predicted last month at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

Some had wondered if Seattle might use its franchise tag to keep starting cornerback Byron Maxwell out of unrestricted free agency. But the one-year tender for using the tag on a cornerback this year is $13,075,000, far too expensive for what else the Seahawks need to do money wise

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Feb.
19th

Entire transcript of GM John Schneider today at NFL combine, including off-stage comments on Lane, Thomas surgeries

Any more news on offseason surgeries? “Well, Earl (Thomas) is going to have his (shoulder) surgery coming up. That’s probably our biggest issue. But it’s a normal procedure, so he should do well.”

No issues for him being ready for the start of the 2015 season? “No. Especially Earl. He attacks everything.”

Even start of training camp for Thomas? “You know, I’m not sure. We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for long term. He’s going to be scratching and fighting to get out there as soon as he can. But we just don’t

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Nov.
5th

Healing is indeed a slow process: Nine Seahawks miss practice, four days before game vs NY Giants

That’s a lengthy list, longest one yet for a Wednesday.

Yet coach Pete Carroll says there is light at the end of the Seahawks’ seemingly deep, dark abyss of aches and pains.

Max Unger took what the coach described before practice as a personal day, and Carroll expects his two-time Pro Bowl center to practice Thursday on the road to potentially playing Sunday against the New York Giants for the first time in more than a month since he sprained his foot. Marshawn Lynch got his normal, Wednesday rest.

Carroll had expected Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung to practice half

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Nov.
5th

Assessing a rather extraordinary first half to this Seahawks season

The Seahawks (5-3) are back on the practice field in Renton today for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants (3-5) at CenturyLink Field. Fox Sports’ No. 1 NFL announcing crew of Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews is on the call of the 1:25 p.m. game.

Here is the latest version of the game notes the team produces each week, full of team and league stats and trends: n.y. giants (1)

For this morning’s paper The News Tribune asked me to assess the Seahawks at the regular season’s midway point, eight games in. Here is what I have:

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Nov.
4th

Seahawks bring back Bryan Walters to return punts, sign TE Tony Moeaki to indicate Zach Miller may remain out

Apparently that punt fill-in returner Doug Baldwin fielded at his own 3-yard line last week got Bryan Walters his job back with his hometown team.

Days after releasing him so they go add to a desperately thin secondary for the Oakland game, the Seahawks have re-signed Walters, the wide receiver and kick returner from Kirkland. The only reason Walters had been on the roster since Week 2 until last weekend was to return punts and kickoffs. He replaced All-Pro safety Earl Thomas on punts and then traded Percy Harvin on kickoffs.

 

Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson has been the

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