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Absurdly early — four months before the opener — impressions of organized team activities without helmets

All you need to know about how vitally important today’s OTA practice on the field at team headquarters in Renton will be to the Seahawks’ 2015 season: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas didn’t participate. Franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, prized tight end Jimmy Graham, bedrock running back Marshawn Lynch, key rush ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and linebacker Bruce Irvin weren’t even in the same zip code during it.

And they weren’t even wearing helmets during scrimmaging.

That latter fact was because the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll said, asked for input from the league office on the proper “tempo” for these OTAs that

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Kam Chancellor: “Yeah, I can get up there”; early primers on Seahawks-Packers for NFC title

Kam Chancellor prides himself on his basketball skills. He showed them Saturday night against Carolina when he astoundingly leaped completely over the field-goal snapper — twice.

–Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has his weekly Monday press conference at noon today. streams those live on its site. Our weekly Monday Seahawks chat will begin as usual at 1 p.m. today here on the blog.

–The story on Sunday’s NFC championship-game matchup, and the next-opponent info box I filed for today’s News Tribune:



12:05 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field

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First-down-making TE Tony Moeaki (calf) misses practice as a new addition to Seahawks’ injury report


Coach Pete Carroll has already ruled safety and special-teams player Jeron Johnson out for Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game against Carolina with the elbow injury he sustained in the regular-season finale Dec. 28 against St. Louis.

Tony Moeaki’s injury is new — and potentially worrisome to the Seahawks’ offense. The tight end Seattle signed Nov. 4 after he reached an injury settlement with the Buffalo Bills over a summer hamstring issue has eight catches in six games, with an average of 16.8 yards per catch. His last four receptions have been for first downs. The reasons why the Chiefs, for

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Jordan Hill 17th Seahawk on injured reserve for 2014 season. Fellow division-winner Pittsburgh had 3

Thanks to blog follower JoeInKirkland’s post last night, I did a bit of digging and found that Jordan Hill is the 17th Seahawks player to go on the injured-reserve list for the 2014 season. By comparison another division winner, Pittsburgh, had three.

Of course, usually the higher the IR count the worse a team’s season sinks. The New York Giants had the most players on injured reserve in the NFL for this season, 22 — and finished 6-10.

But this is another example of how deep and young Seattle is. It’s the fifth-year product of all the roster overhaul and

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C Max Unger ready to return Saturday for Seahawks, but DT Jordan Hill is out for playoffs, onto IR

The Seahawks’ offensive line has its glue guy back. But their defensive line has lost one of its emerging, young standouts just as the playoffs get going.

Max Unger is back at practice this afternoon, and coach Pete Carroll says his two-time Pro Bowl center appears ready to start Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against Carolina. Unger hasn’t played in eight weeks, since he sustained a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s last loss Nov. 16 at Kansas City.

But Jordan Hill is out for Saturday and

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Doug Baldwin on his former college coach Jim Harbaugh to Michigan: “Best of luck–and go Buckeyes”

Pete Carroll bumpin’ Notorious B.I.G. throughout the meeting room as the entire roster files in for a noon meeting.

Michael Bennett producing gems for quotes.

Doug Baldwin zinging Jim Harbaugh.

Just another playoff-bye-week day for the NFC’s top seed.

Today is the first of two practice days before the NFC West-champion Seahawks get Friday through Sunday off to watch which team it is they will host Jan. 10 in the divisional round.

But Bennett and Baldwin were in game-ready mode, quote wise.

Baldwin, the former Stanford wide receiver who played there for Harbaugh, went undrafted in 2011 before becoming a

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“We are in the finish mode right now.” Suring Seahawks following Pete Carroll’s mantra. Again.

When Pete Carroll had Steve Sarkisian as his offensive coordinator at USC about a half-dozen years ago Carroll’s one-word edict for their USC Trojans was “finish.”

When Carroll came to coach the Seahawks in 2010 and Sarkisian came to coach the University of Washington the year before both brought that mantra with them to Seattle.

The word “FINISH!” — with the exclamation points — was everywhere at the Seahawks’ headquarters in Renton and UW’s facilities on Montlake. On signs in the weight rooms and locker rooms. In meeting rooms. On the fronts of T-shirts the players wore. Even on the

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Jeanpierre’s return to Seahawks is also a South Carolina reunion with Robertson

Nose tackles and centers are usually the dogs and cats of football.

They don’t get along. And no wonder. They line up, helmets inches apart, snarling at each other. The defensive nose tackle’s job is to violently and continually bang into the center, to

disrupt his first move and thus the entire line’s plan for each play. The center’s job is usually to blow through the nose tackle, even when his assignment is somewhere else.

Yet new Seahawks nose tackle Travian Robertson and brought-back center Lemuel Jeanpierre are inseparable by comparison.

Both played collegiately at South Carolina, Jeanpierre two years

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