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Jimmy Graham’s versatility, rookie Tyler Lockett’s polish may affect crowded race for wide-receiver jobs

Conventional wisdom — plus anyone who saw the Seahawks’ offense try to throw the ball inside the opponent’s 20-yard line last season — said wide receiver would be the position Seattle upgraded first and most this offseason.

The Seahawks appear to have indeed upgraded. Starting with a tight end.

That’s what Jimmy Graham is by title. By actuality, he’s been split out wide the majority of his snaps the last few seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Now that the Seahawks have his unique size and versatility after trading center Max Unger and their first-round draft choice this year, they are

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“Entourage,” unheard-of poll numbers: Russell Wilson, the people’s quarterback (at least in Washington state)

By at least one measure, Russell Wilson should run for governor.

A firm known as one of the most accurate political polling companies in the country surveyed a same of Washington state residents and found the Seahawks quarterback has an unheard-of “favorability” rating:

Govornor Jay Inslee or even President Barack Obama — who has had Wilson as a guest at the White

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Jermaine Kearse signed contract tender for 2015 worth $2,356,000

Not that he had much of an option after the Seahawks tendered him as a restricted free agent, but wide receiver Jermaine Kearse signed his 2015 contract with the Seahawks today.

It will pay the native of Lakewood outside Tacoma and former star at Lakes High School and the University of Washington $2,3560,00 this coming season.

Pretty good for a formerly undrafted special-team reserve who scrapped just to make Seattle’s team as a rookie making $390,000 in 2012. Kearse has become something of a postseason star since, scoring touchdowns in postseason games — including the one in overtime to beat

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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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    Russell Wilson on baseball comments: “I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL”

    Russell Wilson was on ESPN Radio today with Colin Cowherd, and the first question the host asked the Seahawks’ two-time Super Bowl quarterback was “You aren’t going to play baseball and leave the NFL, right?”

    Wilson laughed.

    “I didn’t say I was going to leave the NFL,” Wilson responded. “Obviously, I love playing the game of football. It’s been something that is a tremendous thing, obviously, to be one of 32 men in the world to get to do what I do. It’s a special, special thing. To have been fortunate enough to win a lot of football games

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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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    Jermaine Kearse: From undrafted Lakewood native and UW WR to $2,356,000 man

    The Seahawks just set the cost of keeping restricted free agent Jermaine Kearse for 2015 at more than $2 million.

    They also set the chances of another team signing him instead at near zero — which is close to what it was always going to be anyway.

    Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Seahawks have chosen a second-round tender for their formerly undrafted wide receiver from Lakewood. That means unless another team is willing to give Seattle a second-round draft choice for Kearse — highly unlikely — plus sign him to an offer sheet the Seahawks refuse to match, Seattle

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    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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