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Seahawks enter third week of OTAs on the field, Bobby Wagner contract talks off it

The Seahawks today continue their third week of organized team activities on the field in Renton, the last before their only mandatory minicamp of the offseason next week. I’ll be there to

update what’s going on.

Off the field, the team is reportedly moving on to its second offseason priority in contract negotiations: All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner.

With talks on an extension with the agent for quarterback Russell Wilson remaining slowed — here’s another guess at what the hangups may be and where they could end up — Seattle has seven weeks to perhaps get at least one of

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Seahawks take care of Heath Farwell with “unheard of” IR offer; team returns to practice after bye week

The Seahawks are back from their seven-day bye-week vacation this morning and will be on the practice field this afternoon at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. Coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to talk to the media following practice, seven days before Seattle plays a Monday-night game at Washington.

The Seahawks have repeatedly cited the “family” they have and the loyalty they share Carroll’s and general manager John Schneider’s program as a key ingredient to their formula to becoming Super Bowl champions.

But what creates such bonding? Every team strives for such dedication. How does Seattle get it?


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Seahawks waive-injured Brooks, Gilreath, Horace Miller; Farwell, Jefferson, Davis to IR; Pinkins reserve-non-football injury list

The Seahawks are down to the NFL-mandated limit of 75 players in advance of today’s 1 p.m. deadline after making seven more moves this morning.

They waived-injured defensive tackle Michael Brooks, wide receiver David Gilreath and linebacker Horace Miller.

Seattle also placed backup middle linebacker and 2013 special-teams captain Heath Farwell (groin), cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and C.J. Davis (calf) on the season-ending injured-reserve list.

Farwell sustained what coach Pete Carroll said yesterday was a major groin injury that will likely require surgery. The 10-year veteran did that while jumping to defend a Chicago Bears pass in the end zone

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Two vs. three quarterbacks; an endorsement for Byron Maxwell; starting defense getting whole; 7 more cuts today

Ah, nothing stokes the flames of an already passionate fan base like the raging debate over whether to keep two or three quarterbacks on the regular-season roster.

That’s how smooth the Seahawks have it right now — you can knock on your proverbial slab of wood here. Their most compelling issue heading into the exhibition finale Thursday at Oakland is whether Terrelle Pryor makes the team.

The other primary issues of training camp — who will be the starting right tackle, who will be the punt returner, will Byron Maxwell nail down the cornerback job opposite Richard Sherman — have

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Bobby Wagner returns to MLB as Seahawks’ starting D becoming whole; LB Heath Farwell has major injury, likely cementing job for undrafted rookie Brock Coyle

The Seahawks are done with a no-pads, helmet-only practice that went about two hours at the sunny, warm Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Bobby Wagner (above, talking after practice today) was back with the first-teamers at middle linebacker, after missing three-plus weeks with a hamstring injury.

Last week it was Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith coming back. Bruce Irvin could be back next week, coach Pete Carroll says. So the Seahawks’ starting defense is becoming whole at the right time. The opener against Green Bay is 10 days away.

Carroll says Tuesday is an important

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He’s healed! Rookie DE Cassius Marsh’s MRI A-OK, could play tomorrow; Carpenter, Unger likely; Lynch might; Okung likely won’t

One of the sporting games within a game of the preseason is the back-and-forth we writers get to have each week with the coach on who may or may not play in each of these four preseason games.

Today was the latest bi-play, with coach Pete Carroll pleasantly joking over whether many of his baker’s dozen veterans that missed last week’s exhibition opener at Denver will play tomorrow night when the Seahawks play San Diego in their first contest at CenturyLink Field since January’s NFC championship game.

Here’s the video of the start, including Carroll saying with a not-quite-straight face

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