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Seahawks’ sunny Thanksgiving game day by the Bay; keys to tonight’s showdown with 49ers

Happy Thanksgiving from San Jose. I hope you are enjoying those people and environments for which you are thankful today.

The Seahawks have awakened to another sunny Bay Area day, hours before the 5:30 p.m. kickoff against the 49ers up the freeway from here at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

Here’s my gameday preview box that appears in today’s News Tribune:



5:30 p.m. Thursday, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

TV: Channel 5 Radio: 710-AM, 97.3-FM

The series: Seattle leads the series 16-15. That includes the last meeting, the Seahawks’ win in the

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What’s this? Seahawks’ injury reports shows … health?

Today’s injury report shows, of all things, health — at precisely the crunch time of the season the Seahawks could use a few starters returning from injury.

Only four guys didn’t practice today, down from seven yesterday.

For Lynch, it’s the same as the last two weeks. Out from practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He’s rushed for 264 yards and four touchdowns on the last two weekends.

This was the first full day of practicing for Wagner since he got the turf-toe ligament tear and broke a sesamoid bone in a foot tendon Oct. 12 against Dallas. All-Pro safety

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Marshawn Lynch misses 2nd consecutive Seahawks practice day (calf); Max Unger returns to practice

Marshawn Lynch just sat out his second consecutive day of practice, this time with a new injury listed: his calf.

It doesn’t seem right now that Lynch is in jeopardy of not playing Sunday against the New York Giants, though we will learn more tomorrow when the Seahawks practice again in Renton and then coach Pete Carroll announces the weekly, out-questionable-probably injury report for the game.

Max Unger fully participated today for the first time since he sprained his foot Oct. 6 at Washington. He hasn’t played since, but today’s return to work bodes well for the two-time Pro

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Cassius Marsh latest D-lineman to get hurt; Seahawks down to one healthy TE, Cooper Helfet

Wide receiver Percy Harvin did not practice today because of a thigh injury. But before we sound alarms recall that last week the Seahawks also gave him Thursday off from practice and listed him with a thigh injury then, too, before he played against Dallas.

The newer concern that could affect Sunday’s game at St. Louis is now two injured defensive linemen who have been seeing time in the rotation as early as the first drives of recent games: end Cassius Marsh was added to the list today with a foot injury and tackle Jordan Hill missed his second consecutive

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Starting C Max Unger’s status for Sunday vs. Dallas iffy; Seahawks sign C Patrick Lewis; Richard Sherman says Dez Bryant “matters”

Coach Pete Carroll said this afternoon two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger has a sprained foot and his status is “day to day,” four days before the Seahawks (3-1) host Dallas (4-1).

An hour or so after he said that, Seattle announced it had signed second-year center Patrick Lewis off of Cleveland’s practice squad onto the active roster.

So the struggling offensive line may have a new leader making its blocking calls Sunday against the surprising Cowboys.

Team usually don’t sign guys off other team’s practice squads without the intent of using

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Chargers QB Philip Rivers masterfully counters Seahawks’ nickel-or-not-nickel defense to control game, win

That’s Russell Wilson after the Seahawks’ 30-21 loss here in San Diego today. But, to be fair, the never really had a fair chance to win this one.

This one was on the defense.

Sure, as I wrote in this morning’s News Tribune, the defensive-line rotation benefits the Seahawks. And the pass rush did get to Philip Rivers in the second half today, after reserves Jordan Hill and rookie Cassius Marsh began entering in the first quarter during hockey-like lane changes on the defensive front.

“I think we did a great job

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Praising DE O’Brien Schofield and S Jeron Johnson, Russell Wilson’s two words of advice for Johnny Manziel; Earl Thomas the punt returner

Malcolm Smith was all the rage yesterday at practice, his first full one since surgery in the spring to clean out his ankle. His twisting, leaping, one-armed interception was remarkable — even for a Tuesday in August — and that is what I lead with in today’s News Tribune.

–The notebook story details the NFL’s new rules on practice squads, highlighted by them now being 10-man squads instead of eight. Honestly, I’m still working through the permutations of the new rule and trying to apply them to which Seahawks may now be practice-squad eligible that weren’t before Tuesday.

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Dan Quinn likes what he’s seeing from D

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn gave his thoughts on a few of the down linemen he’s been working with as well as some players in the secondary after Wednesday’s training camp practice. He’s liked what he has seen from defensive linemen Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams. He said Hill got stronger and Williams more mobile during the offseason and it has showed in training camp.

He also spoke about the emergence of cornerback Byron Maxwell and his role taking over the cornerback position opposite of Richard Sherman.

“I think if you had asked any of us, ‘Will Byron Maxwell

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