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May
22nd

Jon Ryan goes very un-punter-like American Ninja Warrior Monday at 8 p.m. on NBC

The Seahawks have a bad-ass punter. How bad-ass? A national-television audience is about to find out.

Yes, Jon Ryan wants you to know he is no normal punter. Some evidence: his fake-field goal touchdown pass to Garry Gilliam started the Seahawks’ comeback from 16-0 down in January’s NFC championship Seattle ultimately rallied to win in overtime to advance to Super Bowl 49.

Now this: Monday, Ryan goes national with his offseason, full-body workouts on Monday, Memorial Day, when he appears on NBC’s America Ninja Warrior competition program (8 p.m. Pacific Time, channel 5 in the Seattle-Tacoma area).

How many punters are ninjas?

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April
21st

Seahawks’ 2015 schedule seems favorable: Bags packed to start, Week 9 bye, 3 in a row at home in November

The Seahawks opening the 2015 season with two roads games has a positive flip side: only the second three-game homestand in a regular season since 2004.

The two-time defending NFC champions will open on the road at division rival St. Louis on Sept. 13 and with a rematch of January’s conference championship on Sept. 20 at Green Bay in a Sunday-night showcase game on NBC.

The Seahawks’ home opener is Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field.

On Oct. 4, the fourth Sunday of the regular season, the NFL was pinched into having

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March
6th

Jermaine Kearse: From undrafted Lakewood native and UW WR to $2,356,000 man

The Seahawks just set the cost of keeping restricted free agent Jermaine Kearse for 2015 at more than $2 million.

They also set the chances of another team signing him instead at near zero — which is close to what it was always going to be anyway.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Seahawks have chosen a second-round tender for their formerly undrafted wide receiver from Lakewood. That means unless another team is willing to give Seattle a second-round draft choice for Kearse — highly unlikely — plus sign him to an offer sheet the Seahawks refuse to match, Seattle

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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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Feb.
24th

Earl Thomas tweets his own shoulder surgery today, facing estimated 6-8-month recovery

The clock will begin ticking tonight on Earl Thomas’ long recovery from shoulder surgery.

The Seahawks’ All-Pro safety is having a procedure done today to repair torn labrum from him dislocating his left shoulder early in the NFC championship Jan. 18. Thomas played that game and the Feb. 1 Super Bowl with the injury.

Then apparently doctors had to wait for swelling to calm down in these three weeks since the Super Bowl before operating.

How do we know Thomas had his surgery today? He just tweeted it:

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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.
4th

Report: Kam Chancellor says he was told he had torn MCL, couldn’t play in Super Bowl–before he did

NFL.com and Seahawks.com reported today strong safety Kam Chancellor played Sunday’s Super Bowl 49 with what he was told two days before was a torn medial collateral ligament in

his knee.

Chancellor got a bone bruise on the left knee on the next-to-last play of Friday’s practice at Arizona State University in Tempe. The league’s pool report from the closed practice that day said Chancellor walked off the field without a limp but had the knee wrapped. He was listed as probable and played in the 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots two days later.

Monday,

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Jan.
31st

The power of Russell Wilson’s mind may be Seahawks’ biggest advantage in tomorrow’s Super Bowl

To every other Seahawk, going to University of Phoenix Stadium today for the first time this week was simply to take a team picture for Super Bowl 49.

But Russell Wilson was likely scouting out a key detail that might become Seattle’s biggest weapon tomorrow against the New England Patriots.

In every stadium he’s ever played in, Wilson finds a place. That place could be a flag staff, a railing, a top of a section. It might be a tunnel in a seating bowl. Sunday, it might be the

windows beyond one end zone of Arizona’s home field.

The quarterback

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