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Rookie minicamp Friday, Saturday, Sunday — likely with some increased scrutiny

The Seahawks announced yesterday their rookie minicamp this week will be on-field practices Friday, Saturday and Sunday at their team headquarters in Renton.

All eight of their draft picks from last weekend plus 12 undrafted free agents who agreed to terms soon after the draft ended last Saturday night are expected to be at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for the first time as members of the two-time defending NFC champions.

That includes Nate Boyer, the 34-year-old ex-U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who served three war tours in Iraq and Afghanistan then walked onto the University of Texas’ team

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Matthews up from PS; Seahawks born 40 years ago: NFL picks Week 14: Packers keep rollin’, Cards keep fallin’

En route to Philadelphia. The Seahawks finally filled that spot on the 53-man active roster that’s been open since rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis went on injured reserve eight days ago. The signed wide receiver Chris Matthews off their practice squad. That doesn’t necessarily mean Matthews is going to be one of the 46 players active for tomorrow’s game at Philadelphia, though.

Exactly 40 years ago yesterday, the NFL and commissioner Pete Rozelle awarded a Seattle consortium led by chief financial backer Lloyd W. Nordstrom a pro-football franchise that became today’s Seahawks.

Get this, the franchise’s fee for entering

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Richard Sherman gets “a lot” of praise from fellow NFL players for calling league “hypocritical”

Richard Sherman walked onto the same stage inside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center auditorium where last week he made waves across the NFL calling the league “hypocritical.” Alas today, he didn’t have a cardboard cut out of Doug Baldwin with him.

“Apparently, someone kidnapped him, though,” Sherman said of the cardboard version of the Seahawks wide receiver. “We haven’t seen him after that. We were going to put out a search warrant for him. But you know how that goes …”

He didn’t have his good friend Baldwin, the real version, with him,

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Richard Sherman, cardboard “Doug Baldwin” mock “hypocritical” NFL for fining Marshawn Lynch

Oh, just another normal day with the Super Bowl champions.

All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman used a cardboard “Doug Baldwin,” backed up behind a podium and a cutout by the real Seahawks wide receiver and his fellow Stanford-educated player, and his weekly media availability today to perform a cutting skit mocking the NFL for being “hypocritical” in fining teammate Marshawn Lynch.

Sherman used every product he and Baldwin endorse (sans, to Sherman’s regret, Oberto beef jerky and Body Armor sports drink, which he forgot) to drive home the point the league last week fined

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Senior editor Russell Wilson, on Derek Jeter’s new frontier in athletes’ interaction with fans, opines on domestic violence

Click on the front page today of Derek Jeter’s new athletes website, The Players’ Tribune, and you’ll see Jeter’s new senior editor.

It’s Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, complete with a closeup of him in his Seattle uniform and his signature.

Click on that, and you will read the usually controlled, conservatively messaged Wilson writing and opining on the hottest-button issue in the NFL, if not society, today: domestic violence.

“I used to beat people up. Truthfully, I used to beat people up a lot,” is how Wilson begins his first column for The Players’ Tribune. “Many of you

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NFL Week 4: Desperate 49ers, soaring Eagles, way-overdue Packers

Happy bye-week Saturday. Here are the picks for the rest of the NFL’s weekend that will be in Sunday’s News Tribune. Enjoy for your argumentative purposes:


Carolina at Baltimore, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 7

Panthers career receiving leader Steve Smith is now a Raven. That’s the only intrigue here.

Ravens 17, Panthers 14


Green Bay at Chicago, 10 a.m. Sunday, Channel 13

Time for the real Packers – and the real, not-this-good Jay Cutler – to show up.

Packers 26, Bears 23


Philadelphia at San Francisco, 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Channel 13

Eagles are flying with prodigious pilot

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An extraordinary day at Seahawks headquarters, and in the NFL

Wednesday is the busiest non-game day of the NFL week. In Renton Pete Carroll has his weekly press conference. The opposing coach and star player have a teleconference with the Seattle-area media. Usually at about the same time all that is going on the locker room is open for interviews for the only half hour of the day, before a practice and then interview periods with assistant coaches.

And there was a lot of news yesterday out of Seahawks headquarters. I was initially weighing which one to make one my Seahawks’ main story in today’s News Tribune: Earl Thomas is

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Pete Carroll says he, and way he evaluates players, “will never be the same” in wake of Ray Rice domestic-violence case

Real life intersected with football today — as it has all week throughout the NFL.

Pete Carroll talked in a Seahawks team meeting today about the Ray Rice domestic-violence case, and how huge and impacting the issue is in our society.

Seattle’s coach then said he is changed forever, both personally and in the way he will evaluate and talk to players from now on.

“It will never be the same,” Carroll said during his weekly Wednesday press conference here in Renton. “I’ve got to admit, my awareness is different than it was and I don’t think it will ever

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