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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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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.
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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Feb.
20th

“Moving ahead” Pete Carroll counseling Darrell Bevell, all Seahawks on criticism of how they lost the Super Bowl

The final, fateful directive Pete Carroll made in Super Bowl 49 just under three weeks ago was to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, to call a pass from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl. It was a counter to New England bringing in a heavy set of defenders to stop the run with 26 seconds to play and the Patriots leading 28-24.

No need to remind you that Russell Wilson’s interception cost Seattle a second consecutive Super Bowl title. Since then: a non-stop torrent of national, even international criticism upon Carroll and Bevell for the worst call in

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Feb.
20th

Pete Carroll: Seahawks negotiating for months on new deal for Marshawn Lynch. “I really think he wants to come back”

Pete Carroll says he believes Marshawn Lynch wants to return to the Seahawks for the 2015 and that the team has been negotiating for months with the 29-year-old running back’s representatives on a new contract.

Carroll, the final coach or general manager to speak at the NFL scouting combine, also said he will never get over the way Seattle lost this month’s Super Bowl to New England on its final offensive play from the 1-yard line, that Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor doesn’t need knee surgery and should be ready for the preseason,

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Feb.
19th

GM John Schneider: DB Jeremy Lane needs knee surgery, too; Earl Thomas yet to have shoulder surgery; nothing new on Lynch, Wilson

First the news from talking with general manager John Schneider this morning here in Indianapolis at the NFL scouting combine: It came well after his main podium appearance, in a side hallway in the lobby of Lucas Oil Stadium where he said nickel back Jeremy Lane also needs knee surgery, the result of the end-zone interception and return in the first quarter of the Super Bowl Feb. 1 on which Lane also broke his arm. That means Lane will likely miss the start of next season, at least the preseason if not the

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Feb.
18th

Winston? Mariota? Seahawks get to shrug over top QBs at NFL scouting combine

Hi from Indianapolis, where it’s about 80 degrees colder than it was when I left sunny Seattle.

Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, owner of the first pick in the April 30 draft, just spoke at a podium here in a lobby lounge of Lucas Oil Stadium on the first morning of the NFL scouting combine. He didn’t sound very concerned about any perceived “red flags” from Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s off-the-field drama in college.

Smith said dryly that Winston “hasn’t been taken off our board” in QB-needy Tampa Bay.

Smith also said he’s seen Oregon’s Marcus Mariota make all the

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