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July
6th

Who is going to block for Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, et al this season?

Lost amid all — and I do mean ALL — the noise over when or if Russell Wilson signs a contract extension this year is a more fundamental concern: Who will be blocking for him this season?

Finding the five starters on the offensive line remains the Seahawks’ most important task in training camp this summer, at least on the field. Line coach Tom Cable said last month he thinks that’s going to happen sooner rather than later once camp begins July 31 in Renton.

I came across this advanced statistic from Pro Football Focus a couple weeks ago, and

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June
3rd

Jimmy Graham’s roaring, dunking start, more absurdly early June observations at OTAs

There was the source of the buzz during the Seahawks’ fifth practice of organized team activities Tuesday in Renton. Yes, it was June 2 and they were practicing basically in underwear and not even in helmets. Still, Jimmy Graham wowed.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell had him lined up in the slot, on a wing, at the end of the interior line like an “old-fashioned” tight end and on the flanks as a wide receiver. The play caller said after the show that’s how the offense will employ Graham this season, as the Saints

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May
2nd

Seahawks draft 2 blockers within 4 picks of fourth round; can play T, G or C; take tall, quick CB Tye Smith in 5th round

The Seahawks have heard you! They took not one but two offensive linemen who could possibly replace departed free agent James Carpenter at left guard this coming season and beyond.

With the 130th-overall pick in the fourth round Seattle got San Diego State offensive lineman Terry Poole, 6 feet 5, 310 pounds. His athleticism is exemplified by the fact he was a basketball player first in high school and was recruited into junior college as both a football and basketball player.

Four picks later Seattle chose West Virginia guard Mark Glowinski, who played tackle for two seasons at a junior

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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.
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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Jan.
16th

RT Justin Britt questionable for Sunday’s NFC title game; Alvin Bailey poised to play if rookie can’t

Rookie right tackle Justin Britt is the only starter in question for Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. After he participated fully in Thursday’s practice he was limited today by his knee injury out of last weekend’s divisional-playoff win over Carolina. If he can’t play, Alvin Bailey would likely replace him on the right edge of the offensive line. Bailey has started five games this season filling in at left tackle for Russell Okung and left guard for James Carpenter.

The Seahawks’ good injury news is starters Tony Moeaki, Max Unger and Tony McDaniel all being probable after

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Jan.
15th

Good injury news for Seahawks: RT Britt, DT McDaniel full go in practice 3 days before NFC title game

This means every member of the Seahawks’ active roster participated fully in practice today.

Yet before it, coach Pete Carroll said he could not yet declare rookie right tackle Justin Britt and veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel would be able to start Sunday as usual when Seattle hosts Green Bay in the NFC Championship Game.

“We’ll he’s got a little bit of a sore knee, so we’ll see how he goes today,” Carroll said of Britt, who missed Wednesday.

Asked about about McDaniel, the run stopper who also missed Wednesday, Carroll said: “Yeah, he’s going to get some work. Sore

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Jan.
14th

RT Justin Britt (knee), DT Tony McDaniel (shoulder) new to injury list; C Max Unger full go

The injury listings for rookie Britt and veteran McDaniel are new. But there are still four days until Sunday’s NFC championship game.

Unger was full go, and coach Pete Carroll says he’s on track to start Sunday against Green Bay. He missed six games with a high-ankle sprain, came back last weekend, then got the same ankle rolled on by a Panthers player late in the game and missed the final snaps. He’s fine now, though, after what for him and the team had been a scare on Saturday.

Not coincidentally, the Seahawks’ offensive line generally had one of its

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