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Seahawks: Michael Bennett has not asked them for a trade; doing “due diligence” on free agent Greg Hardy

This seems like a pertinent time to remind there are 235 days between Super Bowl 49 and the first game of the 2015 regular season, the NFL’s annual Thursday-night opener in early September.

That’s A LOT of time to think — and then write — whatever.

That appears to be the case with this report today out of Dallas-Fort Worth:

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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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Entire transcript of GM John Schneider today at NFL combine, including off-stage comments on Lane, Thomas surgeries

Any more news on offseason surgeries? “Well, Earl (Thomas) is going to have his (shoulder) surgery coming up. That’s probably our biggest issue. But it’s a normal procedure, so he should do well.”

No issues for him being ready for the start of the 2015 season? “No. Especially Earl. He attacks everything.”

Even start of training camp for Thomas? “You know, I’m not sure. We are going to monitor him and make sure we do what’s best for long term. He’s going to be scratching and fighting to get out there as soon as he can. But we just don’t

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NFC title game: Packers said they were too tentative on offense the last time they came to Seattle

It’s Seahawks-Packers for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Green Bay’s rally from 21-13 down in the fourth quarter at home to beat Dallas 26-21 today in the other NFC divisional playoff game means the Seahawks will host the Packers for the NFC championship next Sunday at 12:05 p.m. Pacific Time.

“We’re going to crank it up,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last night.

The second NFC title game in Seattle in as many Januarys is a rematch of the first game of the NFL season, Sept. 4 at CenturyLink Field. Seattle had a 17-10 lead at halftime and won

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Healing is indeed a slow process: Nine Seahawks miss practice, four days before game vs NY Giants

That’s a lengthy list, longest one yet for a Wednesday.

Yet coach Pete Carroll says there is light at the end of the Seahawks’ seemingly deep, dark abyss of aches and pains.

Max Unger took what the coach described before practice as a personal day, and Carroll expects his two-time Pro Bowl center to practice Thursday on the road to potentially playing Sunday against the New York Giants for the first time in more than a month since he sprained his foot. Marshawn Lynch got his normal, Wednesday rest.

Carroll had expected Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung to practice half

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Seahawks’ defense could be even better — especially if it only has to keep covering just 2/3rd of the field

Normally I would lead with a video slice of what coach Pete Carroll said following a game. But Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was far, far better.

He wasn’t bad on the field tonight, either.

Bennett’s sack and fumble he forced on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers that turned into a safety plus two quarterbacks hits — plus the sacks by O’Brien Schofield in the first half and Cliff Avril on fourth down that was also during Seattle run of 19 unanswered points into the fourth quarter — were impressive. Even more impressive:

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“Game”day in Oakland. Final Seahawks jobs to be determined tonight: “There’s stuff that’s in the balance”

The starters won’t get much more than a cameo, if that, tonight in Oakland. But the Seahawks have some issues to settle behind those guys in the final exhibition game before the opener against Green Bay a week from tonight at CenturyLink Field.

“This is a big final step for us … a lot of guys with opportunities. A lot of guys battling for spots,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s a highly competitive final opportunity. So it’s a big deal for us.

“We are hoping to show gives and (give) them the opportunity to make this club.”

Leave it “Always

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Travel day for Seahawks, to final exhibition at Oakland; why DE O’Brien Schofield has been so good this month

The Seahawks have a short walkthrough practice this morning at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton before they leave this afternoon for Oakland. The final exhibition game is tomorrow at 7 p.m., one week to the day before Seattle hosts Green Bay to begin the NFL season.

The only starters who could benefit by playing more than a series tomorrow night are left tackle Russell Okung, center Max Unger, linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bobby Wagner and safety Kam Chancellor. The rest really don’t need to play a down. Okung, coming back from toe surgery that wiped out his entire

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