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Cliff Avril glad docs kept him out of Super Bowl’s final quarter: “Concussions aren’t anything to play with”

The Seahawks were on their way to enjoying a double-digit lead in Super Bowl 49. They were getting to quarterback Tom Brady enough to keep him and New England stuck on 14 points late into the third quarter of the Feb. 1 championship game.

Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn moved Michael Bennett inside from end to a tackle position for much of the game, and Bennett sped past New England’s rookie center Bryan Stork all night. Bennett had four hits on Brady. And the speed of fellow defensive end Cliff Avril coming off the other edge kept New England from totally

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Richard Sherman is 2nd consecutive Seahawk to win “Good Guy Award” from Pro Football Writers Association

Richard Sherman’s humor and willingness to talk about almost everything — not to mention his thoughtful answers and interest in what a reporter has to say — has earned him the league’s “Good Guy Award” for the 2014 season as voted on by members of the Pro Football Writers Association. The PFWA announced the honor Tuesday morning.

The All-Pro cornerback makes the Seahawks the first team to have winners of the award in consecutive years. Quarterback Russell Wilson won it in 2014.

Sherman will talk to you anywhere, and about anything. Remember the time I stopped him outside the

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Jimmy Graham’s roaring, dunking start, more absurdly early June observations at OTAs

There was the source of the buzz during the Seahawks’ fifth practice of organized team activities Tuesday in Renton. Yes, it was June 2 and they were practicing basically in underwear and not even in helmets. Still, Jimmy Graham wowed.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had him lined up in the slot, on a wing, at the end of the interior line like an “old-fashioned” tight end and on the flanks as a wide receiver. The play caller said after the show that’s how the offense will employ Graham this season, as the Saints

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Why size at wide receiver likely remains a Seahawks draft priority, even after getting Jimmy Graham

For today’s News Tribune I was asked to list my three top weapons at each skill position on offense — not that any of of these players is likely to be available to the Seahawks when they first pick on Friday at 63rd overall at the bottom of the second round.


  1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
  2. Jameis Winston, Florida State
  3. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State/Heritage HS, Vancouver

Running backs

  1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
  2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
  3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Wide receivers

  1. Amari Cooper, Alabama
  2. Kevin White, West Virginia
  3. DeVante Parker, Louisville

Tight ends

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    Draft preview: How much of a need is wide receiver for Seattle?

    Now that they have acquired Jimmy Graham, a tight end is name only for most of the last few years while split out wide or in the slot for New Orleans, how much are the Seahawks in the market for a wide receiver in the draft that begins April 30?

    Probably still quite a bit, though Seattle’s needs to find a new starting left guard and center are more pressing and fundamental right now. Graham’s arrival still leaves the Seahawks with previously undrafted Doug Baldwin, undrafted Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson, a 175-pound man whose rookie season ended last January

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    Splash! Seahawks start new league year by trading C Max Unger for TE supreme Jimmy Graham

    The Seahawks just made the biggest splash of the brand-new league year.

    New Orleans has agreed to send superstar tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft choice to Seattle for Seahawks’ two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger and a first-round pick. The News Tribune confirmed that the terms of the surprising deal Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer broke just before the NFL league year began at 1 p.m. Pacific Time today are accurate.

    Russell Wilson has already talked to Graham this afternoon, plotting offseason workouts together, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

    The mega deal pulled off over the last three

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    After Super Bowl breakout, how much is Chris Matthews an option at wide receiver in 2015?

    It didn’t register as anything more than a roster move at the time, just another promotion to the active roster. But when the Seahawks signed Chris Matthews off their practice squad on December 6, they as a procedure added a second season to the non-vested wide receiver’s contract. He is currently signed for 2015 at $510,000.

    How much will he and they put that contract to use this fall?

    Matthews recovered the onside kick late in regulation that allowed Seattle to take the lead in its eventual overtime win over Green Bay in the NFC championship game Jan. 18. Then

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    The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

    To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

    But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

    In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

    windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

    The quarterback

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