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March
13th

Jimmy Graham sees role as changing ways packed-in defenses play Seahawks; Stefen Wisniewski still visiting Seattle

Give Jimmy Graham credit. During the two days of flying his private plane to the gulf coast of Florida, having his career uprooted from the only team he’s known in New Orleans, having someone else fly him to the opposite corner of the country, passing a physical, meeting his new coach, general manager and Seahawks staff, seeing his new city of Seattle and then flying all the way back to Florida, he’s somehow found the time to internalize why he is the newest Seahawk.

Yesterday, on a conference call with Seattle-area reporters, the huge tight end with 171 receptions and 26 touchdowns

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March
12th

Paul Allen trumpets Jimmy Graham arriving, passing physical; honoring the AP’s late Dave Goldberg

How big a deal is Jimmy Graham’s arrival in Seattle?

Seahawks owner Paul Allen, not usually one to get into the procedural nuances of player transactions while he’s out unearthing sunken battleships off ocean floors, last night trumpeted the team’s next step in completing Tuesday’s stunning trade that brought the three-time Pro Bowl and 2013 All-Pro tight end to the two-time defending NFC champions:

I’m going to assume (always dangerous makes a

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March
11th

There they go: Free agents Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, James Carpenter join new teams

Now, the flip side of signing free agent Cary Williams and trading for top tight end Jimmy Graham on the first day of NFL free agency.

He looked like an Eagle — albeit a young coach, wearing one of their coaching shirts and a matching, green team cap. And he sounded like one, thanking Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly and owner Jeffrey Lurie for giving him $70 million with $25 million of it guaranteed as the top free-agent cornerback in the NFL this year.

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March
10th

Cary Williams to Seahawks, James Carpenter leaves for Jets as official free-agent signing about to begin

The Seahawks are expected to announce today after the 1 p.m. start to free agency they have signed former Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl cornerback and most recently Philadelphia Eagle Cary Williams to a three-year contract worth $18 million. Williams gains an inside track to replace Byron Maxwell as starter in Seattle opposite All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.

The Eagles are expected to announce

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March
2nd

As GM John Schneider had said, Seahawks don’t use their franchise tag for 2015

The NFL’s deadline of 1 p.m. Pacific Time today for teams to identify players upon whom they will place the franchise-tag contract designation for 2015 has passed without the Seahawks using theirs for this year, just as general manager John Schneider had predicted last month at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

Some had wondered if Seattle might use its franchise tag to keep starting cornerback Byron Maxwell out of unrestricted free agency. But the one-year tender for using the tag on a cornerback this year is $13,075,000, far too expensive for what else the Seahawks need to do money wise

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Feb.
25th

Draft guru Rob Rang assesses Seahawks needs, talks WRs such as Funchess, Strong at top of draft

Before I left Indianapolis Saturday afternoon I asked Tacoma’s Rob Rang, a senior NFL draft analyst for CBS Sports and The Sports Exchange, to give me a rundown on the video above of what he thinks of this year’s draft class. He also offered what he sees as the Seahawks’ primary needs, and some ideas of wide receivers that may or may be available for Seattle should it choose to go that route with its first couple picks, currently scheduled for 31st and 62nd overall in the first two rounds.

“This isn’t like

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Feb.
19th

Entire transcript of GM John Schneider today at NFL combine, including off-stage comments on Lane, Thomas surgeries

Any more news on offseason surgeries? “Well, Earl (Thomas) is going to have his (shoulder) surgery coming up. That’s probably our biggest issue. But it’s a normal procedure, so he should do well.”

No issues for him being ready for the start of the 2015 season? “No. Especially Earl. He attacks everything.”

Even start of training camp for Thomas? “You know, I’m not sure. We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for long term. He’s going to be scratching and fighting to get out there as soon as he can. But we just don’t

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Feb.
17th

Whom might the Seahawks be targeting as the NFL combine begins in Indianapolis?

About to board flights to Indianapolis for the NFL combine. The Seahawks are a bit more keenly interested in this year’s meat market, because of having a first-round draft choice (at 31st overall) plus general manager John Schneider saying last week he expects to have 10 picks in May. This is the third time in 13 years Seattle, barring a draft trade, will have a double-digit number of selections.

SEAHAWKS’ EXPECTED PICKS IN MAY’S DRAFT

1st round, 31st overall

2nd round, 62nd overall

3rd round, 93rd overall

4th round, 31st pick of the round, *TBD by compensatory picks NFL will

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