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May
18th

Wait…Ryan Tannehill, $45 million guaranteed? A good day for Russell Wilson’s side of contract talks

That clicking noise you might be able to hear could be the meter running up on the Seahawks’ negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson on a contract extension.

Monday, a member of Wilson’s 2012 QB draft class got his new deal: Ryan Tannehill agreed with Miami on a $77-million, four-year contract. That’s on top of the $18.3 million and two years he still had left on his rookie deal as a first-round pick three years ago.

The more pertinent — and stunning — detail: the reported $45 million in guarantees Tannehill will be getting from the Dolphins.

Even if some

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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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April
10th

What did you expect Michael Bennett to say now about Jimmy Graham? An apology?

Really, what did you expect Michael Bennett to say?

Yesterday when I wrote about the Seahawks’ funny, glib — outspoken, actually — defensive end and his comments on 710 ESPN radio in Seattle I purposely didn’t include what he said about newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham. It didn’t one bit surprise me, so I judged it would be (re)stating the obvious.

Bennett, you recall, jawed with Bennett before and throughout a January 2014 playoff game then said this after Seattle beat then-Graham’s New Orleans Saints that day en route to the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl championship: “Nobody likes

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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
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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Feb.
27th

Giving back: Garry Gilliam returns again to Milton Hershey, the remarkable school that made him

Garry Gilliam’s been at it again this week: Giving back to the remarkable school that gave him the opportunities to earn a scholarship to Penn State and eventually an unlikely place on the Seahawks.

By now you likely know his story, which, honestly, I cannot write about enough: A single, tremendously hard-working and proud mother raising Garry and his special-needs older brother in a bad part of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city. Thelma “Vene” Shifflett sending her younger son away at age seven, alone to Milton Hershey School, a residency school down the road in Hershey founded more than a

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Feb.
23rd

Green Bay report: GM Schneider has out in Seattle contract should he someday be offered same job with Packers

Seahawks general manager John Schneider has roots that run deep in Green Bay — so deep, he reportedly has a clause in his Seattle contract that could allow him to leave if he is ever offered the Packers’ GM job. 

Thanks to rodman here on the blog for pointing this out today. It is a tidbit inside a big story from Pete Dougherty, long-time Packers writer for the Green Bay Press Gazette, on the legacy of former Packers GM Ron Wolf.

The personable Dougherty spent the days before the NFC title game last month writing advance stories from Seahawks

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