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May
29th

Kam Chancellor, finally surgery-free: “This is the strongest offseason I’ve had”

The Seahawks are back on the field today for the third of their three days this week of organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. Quarterback Russell Wilson was expected to participate for the first time this week after being with Jimmy Graham in Miami Monday to attend the funeral of Graham’s mentor and manager, and after Wilson attended the funeral of the father of fellow teammate Cliff Avril Thursday in Jacksonville.

Kam Chancellor was back on the field, too, as he’s been all week. That is one of

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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
11th

There they go: Free agents Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, James Carpenter join new teams

Now, the flip side of signing free agent Cary Williams and trading for top tight end Jimmy Graham on the first day of NFL free agency.

He looked like an Eagle — albeit a young coach, wearing one of their coaching shirts and a matching, green team cap. And he sounded like one, thanking Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving him $70 million with $25 million of it guaranteed as the top free-agent cornerback in the NFL this year.

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March
10th

Cary Williams to Seahawks, James Carpenter leaves for Jets as official free-agent signing about to begin

The Seahawks are expected to announce today after the 1 p.m. start to free agency they have signed former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl cornerback and most recently Philadelphia Eagle Cary Williams to a three-year contract worth $18 million. Williams gains an inside track to replace Byron Maxwell as starter in Seattle opposite All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.

The Eagles are expected to announce

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March
9th

With Byron Maxwell leaving, Seahawks sign 30-year-old veteran CB Will Blackmon

It’s not a Williams. It’s not a Maxwell.

But the Seahawks have brought back a cornerback with a link to its recent past.

Below is official confirmation from the league’s transaction wire of Seattle’s signing 30-year old Will Blackmon to a free-agent contract:

Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Jacksonville released Blackmon last month to save about $980,000 against the Jaguars’ salary cap for 2015.

Blackmon was with Seattle for much

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March
9th

Seahawks’ offseason plans crystallize with Marshawn Lynch signed; what is going down in Santa Clara?

The first domino the Seahawks needed to fall to set their offseason plans fell late Friday afternoon: Marshawn Lynch agreed to return for $12 million guaranteed this year as part of a new, two-year contract extension he signed at team headquarters in Renton. The deal got done during a meeting between him, his agent, Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll — and even owner Paul Allen.

Now the Seahawks know they don’t need to sign a lead running back when the free-agent signing market opens tomorrow. They can keep their primary targets at cornerback, including among Tramon

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March
4th

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: Seahawks targeting Packers’ Tramon Williams to replace Byron Maxwell at CB

A report tonight out of Wisconsin says John Schneider’s roots in Green Bay could lead to a new starting cornerback for the Seahawks.

Packers writer Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes Seattle’s general manager, a former Packers executive, will seek Tramon Williams to replace unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell as the Seahawks’ starter opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman should Williams reject Green Bay’s contract offer to return there.

McGinn is a veteran with connections inside the Packers’ organization, so I would give this story more credence than many of the national reports we’ve seen about the Seahawks in

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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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