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Seahawks make qualifying offers to Lockette, Shead; re-sign LB Mike Morgan; SEA’s free agents listed

UPDATE: Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun is reporting free-agent cornerback Cary Williams, last of Philadelphia, has chosen to sign with the Seahawks. We’ll see what actually gets announced tomorrow after 1 p.m., when the league year begins and free agency officially “starts” — as if it hasn’t already.

Just confirmed the Seahawks have tendered qualifying contracts for 2015 to exclusive-rights free agents wide receiver Ricardo Lockette and defensive back DeShawn Shead. They did not tender a contract to wide receiver and punt returner Bryan Walters, making the native of Kirkland an unrestricted free agent tomorrow.

The team also brought

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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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Hey, “next man up!” Time for you again; Seahawks put TE Zach Miller on injured reserve

Since it’s another day, must be another Seahawks veteran starter going on injured reserve.

The epidemic of losses and the need for fill-ins to step up continued today with Pete Carroll announcing tight end Zach Miller is now on the season-ending injured-reserve list and needs a second surgery on his ankle because he is not recovering from the first procedure in September.

Monday, run-stuffing defensive tackle Brandon Mebane went on IR with a torn hamstring. Carroll clarified in the start of the video above that the eight-year veteran tore the muscle “drastically,” but

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Pete Carroll: Rush end Bruce Irvin a “game-time decision” for Sunday vs. Denver; Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas visits Seahawks

The Seahawks’ goal of affecting Peyton Manning Sunday with their four-man pass rush as they did in February while dismantling Denver in the Super Bowl may be missing someone on Sunday.

Rush end Bruce Irvin missed practice for the second consecutive day this afternoon, this one a lighter walk-through at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center here in Renton, and his status will be a game-time decision Sunday. He hurt his ribs in Wednesday’s drills. The Seahawks list him as questionable to play Sunday.

“He didn’t go today, but he feels a lot better,”

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Seahawks snap counts from San Diego show Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner go the distance; fly sweep gets swatted; links

On the way back from San Diego. The Seahawks got home last night on their charter flight.

Coach Pete Carroll will have his weekly, day-after press conference today at 3 p.m. in Renton. I hope to get word then on the condition of Seahawks’ assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel. He stayed last night at a San Diego hospital after being taken out of the locker room to there following the game because of an irregular heart beat.

The NFL’s official snap counts from yesterday’s game show the entire offensive line played every

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Who’s made roster strides; who can slow down Harvin?; reader request granted: quotes from Chargers-Seahawks

Good sunny Sunday morning.  The Seahawks were off Saturday and are off again from practice today — days off mandated by the most recent collective bargaining agreement. The players return to practice Monday through Thursday for Friday’s third exhibition, at home against Chicago. This week will likely be most starters’ final and most-extensive preseason action before the Sept. 4 opener against Green Bay.

–In today’s News Tribune I highlighted the three players I feel have gained the most through two preseason games: Terrelle Pryor, Robert Turbin and O’Brien Scholfield. Each has been in the league more than a day,

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Impressive rookie DE Cassius Marsh injured in Seahawks practice, will have MRI on knee; Percy Harvin just fine

Fourth-round draft pick Cassius Marsh, whom coach Pete Carroll singled out last week in Denver for excelling in the Seahawks’ exhibition opener, went down in the practice that just ended with a knee injury. A team spokesman said the rookie from UCLA will have a magnetic resonance imaging exam on the knee to determine the extent of the damage. But it didn’t look good.

Marsh — whom his UCLA coach Jim Mora said plays like “a wild horse rider at times” because of his relentless energy — got tangled with Lemuel Jeanpierre, who was playing guard today, and defensive lineman

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Pete Carroll glows about Marshawn Lynch’s conditioning; Jefferson has “substantial” ankle sprain


It was feel-good day at Seahawks training camp — for Pete Carroll, for Marshawn Lynch, for Justin Britt and Stephen Schilling.

Just about everyone by A.J. Jefferson.

Carroll said following the approximately hour and 45-minute practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center that Lynch is in as good a shape as he’s seen the star running back, and that “he’s getting a lot closer” to appearing in a game. Lynch, listed at 5 feet 11 and 215 pounds (Carroll refused to say what he really weighs), is in his second full week of practice after holding out for the

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