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April
30th

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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April
21st

Seahawks’ 2015 schedule seems favorable: Bags packed to start, Week 9 bye, 3 in a row at home in November

The Seahawks opening the 2015 season with two roads games has a positive flip side: only the second three-game homestand in a regular season since 2004.

The two-time defending NFC champions will open on the road at division rival St. Louis on Sept. 13 and with a rematch of January’s conference championship on Sept. 20 at Green Bay in a Sunday-night showcase game on NBC.

The Seahawks’ home opener is Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field.

On Oct. 4, the fourth Sunday of the regular season, the NFL was pinched into having

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March
6th

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

The Seahawks 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, Seattle

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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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