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March
6th

Jermaine Kearse: From undrafted Lakewood native and UW WR to $2,356,000 man

The Seahawks reportedly just set the cost of keeping restricted free agent Jermaine Kearse for 2015 at more than $2 million.

They also set the chances of another team signing him instead at near zero — which is close to what it was always going to be anyway.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Seahawks have chosen a second-round tender for their formerly undrafted wide receiver from Lakewood. That means unless another team is willing to give Seattle a second-round draft choice for Kearse — highly unlikely — plus sign him to an offer sheet the Seahawks refuse to match,

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Jan.
18th

Seeing is believing: So far it’s been Russell Wilson visualizes, Seahawks win

While you were a nervous wreck, unable to sleep and wishing the game would get here already, Russell Wilson just finished his normal Saturday.

He planned on sleeping almost 12 hours.

No, the Seahawks’ ultra-poised leader is not sweating this NFC Championship Game against one of the league’s most accomplished quarterbacks of the last decade in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Because he’s already seen how this game is going to go.

“Sometimes,” Wilson said after his third-down passing dismantled Carolina in last weekend’s divisional round, “I think I am made for these situations.”

What and who have

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Jan.
16th

Earl Thomas: “I’m unique in my own way. I’m not like everybody else”

Earl Thomas is just different.

Look below at his eyes.

They look like they are about to bore into your soul. And you aren’t even in pads.

Heck, this was only Wednesday, four days still before he and his Seahawks play the NFC championship game against Green Bay.

Imagine what he looks like to opponents on game days. OK, you’d rather not.

Thomas is unique among the thousands of athletes, pro and college, I’ve interviewed in my 17-year career. Many say they are intense. Many play like they are intense. But Seattle’s All-Pro free safety sounds, looks, acts and just

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Jan.
9th

Why Pittsburgh “Steel Curtain” S Mike Wagner says these Seahawks are “closest I’ve seen a team play defense the way we did”

Do you guys know how long I’ve been waiting to write a story about my childhood Steelers teams?!! …

 

Mike Wagner was watching last year’s Super Bowl on television from his Pittsburgh-area home. He watches most Super Bowls. And not as a mere fan but as an expert observer; he’s won four of them.

When the two-time Pro Bowl safety on the famed “Steel Curtain” defense saw what the Seattle Seahawks did to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, smashing the highest-scoring offense in any NFL season, ever, 43-8 to win the Super Bowl last February, he called some

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Jan.
6th

After interviews, Bevell “excited for the opportunity,” Cable wants another head job “when it’s right”

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, assistant head coach and offensive-line coach Tom Cable and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn all spent last week’s bye week of supposed down time yapping.

They were interviewing with other team’s executives for many of the NFL’s open head-coaching positions.

Bevell visited last week with the Oakland Raiders, 12 months after he interviewed for the Washington head job that went to Jay Gruden. Bevell said he did not talk with Raiders owner Mark Davis. The son of the late Al Davis, who was notorious for grilling

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Jan.
3rd

Playoff opening day arrives — with the Seahawks at home watching, assistant coaches interviewing

Russell Wilson will try to watch today like you and me. But of course he won’t.

“It’s hard for me just to sit there and watch the games as a fan or anything like that: I play that quarterback position in my head,” the Seahawks’ quarterback said before his NFC West champions and top conference seed this postseason got Friday through Sunday off to watch the start of the playoffs. “But that will be good to watch.”

The Seahawks don’t play until next Saturday, Jan. 10. They will host either the winner of today’s 1:30 p.m. wild-card game, Arizona at

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Dec.
29th

Teams calling Seahawks for head-coaching interviews—just as Pete Carroll has planned for

The Seahawks were just getting back from a walk-through practice in Atlanta two years ago. A long, black limousine pulled up to meet the team’s bus in the hotel parking lot.

Then-defensive coordinator Gus Bradley walked off the bus and into the limo. Inside, executives of the Philadelphia Eagles were taking him for an interview to possibly become their next head coach.

This was the day before a Seahawks playoff game. With Bradley still needed in defensive meetings and final preparations.

That’s how serious coach Pete Carroll is about making sure his assistants

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Aug.
17th

Who’s made roster strides; who can slow down Harvin?; reader request granted: quotes from Chargers-Seahawks

Good sunny Sunday morning.  The Seahawks were off Saturday and are off again from practice today — days off mandated by the most recent collective bargaining agreement. The players return to practice Monday through Thursday for Friday’s third exhibition, at home against Chicago. This week will likely be most starters’ final and most-extensive preseason action before the Sept. 4 opener against Green Bay.

–In today’s News Tribune I highlighted the three players I feel have gained the most through two preseason games: Terrelle Pryor, Robert Turbin and O’Brien Scholfield. Each has been in the league more than a day,

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