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Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):


Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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Russell Wilson says insurance policy “is just smart,” “hopeful” to have deal by training camp; Marshawn Lynch present but idling in minicamp

Russell Wilson confirmed that yes, he did take out a rich insurance policy against injury for the 2015 season in the event the Seahawks’ quarterback ends up playing it under only his $1.5 million base salary to end his rookie contract from 2012.

“That’s just being smart,” he said of the policy, shrugging his shoulders after the Seahawks’ only day of mandatory minicamp spent on the practice field. “If I do have to play this season (without signing-bonus cash from a new, long-term contract), that’s just being smart. That’s all that is, really.

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Remarkable: Jesse Williams “cleared for light workouts” two weeks after surgery for cancer removed kidney

This is crazy — in the best possible way:

Yes, “The Monstar” has attacked cancer.

Williams had surgery on May 28 for papillary type 2 cancer at the University of Washington Medical Center. Doctors there removed one of his kidneys. He checked out of the hospital two days later, and since then he and the team have been waiting to ensure the cancer was not returning. The defensive tackle from Australia and the University of Alabama who

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No Wilson. No Graham. No Lynch. No … Seahawks OTAs more noteworthy for who wasn’t on the field than for who was

The Seahawks’ first day of offensive-versus-defense drills in voluntary organized team activities was more remarkable for who wasn’t there (and why) than for who was on the field.

Russell Wilson (along with Mo Kelly, Seahawks vice president of player engagement) took a transcontinental flight to be in Florida Tuesday with recently acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the funeral of Graham’s close mentor Tamara Fox Meyerson. The quarterback was also trying to travel to the funeral for the father of defensive end Cliff Avril.

Wilson, Graham and

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DT Jesse Williams in team’s “thoughts and prayers” while facing kidney surgery, last week’s diagnosis of cancer

The Seahawks announced today Jesse Williams, one of their young defensive linemen who missed all of his first two seasons with the team because of a knee injury, will undergo kidney surgery after being diagnosed with papillary type 2 cancer.

Doctors found the cancerous cells last week, though it is not immediately known how far the cancer has progressed. Williams’ surgery will be soon.

“Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” the 6-foot-3, 325-pound native of Australia said in a release from the team. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with

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Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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Versatile midseason pickups Will Tukuafu, Demarcus Dobbs returning in 2015; DT Jesse Williams re-signed

While the Seahawks  – and quarterback Russell Wilson — wait for alternatives to emerge (Stefen Wisniewski? Chris Myers? a draft pick this month?) as their new starting center and left guard, they are bringing back two contributors who they found in the middle of last season.

Fullback Will Tukuafu posted on his Instagram account he has re-signed with Seattle, and a couple hours later the league’s transaction report confirmed the move. He also played on Seattle’s defensive line last season after the Seahawks signed him in the wake of starting fullback Derrick Coleman breaking his foot during pregame warmups at

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Schneider to reporters at league meetings: Michael Bennett’s happy, hoping to have Russell Wilson’s deal done by summer

Michael Bennett’s a happy Seahawk, after all.

Greg Hardy’s domestic-violence incident was “absolutely, yes,” an issue for the Seahawks when they explored potentially adding the pass rusher before he signed as free agent last week with Dallas.

And the Seahawks hope to have Russell Wilson new contract done this offeason, like the Seahawks did with Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman last year. Thomas signed his four-year, $40 million extension in late April of 2014 and Sherman got his four-year, $56 million deal done in early May.

That’s what Seahawks general manager John Schneider told Terry Blount, who covers the

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