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June
10th

Line coach Tom Cable expects spring parade of centers to yield new starter by early in preseason

Tom Cable, joking about Russell Okung interrupting a post-OTA-practice interview on Tuesday in the video above, isn’t more than the Seahawks’ offensive line coach this spring. He’s become the team’s chief mixologist.

Cable’s been using more centers than a hockey team does. That’s been since Seattle sent two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger to New Orleans in March in the trade that added star tight end Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks’ recently meager passing game.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, Unger’s backup for most of the last five seasons, has been the first-string center for the majority

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June
9th

Seahawks enter third week of OTAs on the field, Bobby Wagner contract talks off it

The Seahawks today continue their third week of organized team activities on the field in Renton, the last before their only mandatory minicamp of the offseason next week. I’ll be there to

update what’s going on.

Off the field, the team is reportedly moving on to its second offseason priority in contract negotiations: All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner.

With talks on an extension with the agent for quarterback Russell Wilson remaining slowed — here’s another guess at what the hangups may be and where they could end up — Seattle has seven weeks to perhaps get at least one of

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May
26th

Absurdly early — four months before the opener — impressions of organized team activities without helmets

All you need to know about how vitally important today’s OTA practice on the field at team headquarters in Renton will be to the Seahawks’ 2015 season: All-Pro safety Earl Thomas didn’t participate. Franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, prized tight end Jimmy Graham, bedrock running back Marshawn Lynch, key rush ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett and linebacker Bruce Irvin weren’t even in the same zip code during it.

And they weren’t even wearing helmets during scrimmaging.

That latter fact was because the Seahawks, coach Pete Carroll said, asked for input from the league office on the proper “tempo” for these OTAs that

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May
26th

Pete Carroll on Russell Wilson contract talks: “Hopefully we’ll get something done. But if we don’t, we’ll just have to deal with that.”

The Seahawks have announced the signings of their top draft choice, defensive end Frank Clark, plus wide receiver/kick returner and third-round pick Tyler Lockett. That means all of the team’s draft picks are now signed. The 2011 collective bargaining agreement with a slotted rookie pay scale has taken all the old haggling and impasses into the summer out of rookie contract negotiations.

As for the most important talks of all right now: Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are close — in a literal, physical sense, if not in agreeable numbers during ongoing contract negotiations.

Tuesday in Renton, coach Pete Carroll briefly

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May
26th

No Wilson. No Graham. No Lynch. No … Seahawks OTAs more noteworthy for who wasn’t on the field than for who was

The Seahawks’ first day of offensive-versus-defense drills in voluntary organized team activities was more remarkable for who wasn’t there (and why) than for who was on the field.

Russell Wilson (along with Mo Kelly, Seahawks vice president of player engagement) took a transcontinental flight to be in Florida Tuesday with recently acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the funeral of Graham’s close mentor Tamara Fox Meyerson. The quarterback was also trying to travel to the funeral for the father of defensive end Cliff Avril.

Wilson, Graham and

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May
26th

Russell Wilson reportedly with Jimmy Graham in Florida at funeral for the tight end’s mentor

We’ll see in a couple hours which Seahawks are present and which aren’t for the voluntary organized team activities on the field at team headquarters.

But if Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham are not there, and until we hear from the team, here is the reported reason why:

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May
25th

Veterans back on the field Tuesday for the first time since Super Bowl 49

The Seahawks’ veterans had voluntary workouts at team headquarters last month. But those were just in the weight room and training room.

The vets are due on the field Tuesday morning for the first time since Super Bowl 49 (above), to take part in organized team activities. It’s the next phase of their offseason workout program as defined by the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

Russell Wilson is expected to be throwing to newly acquired tight end Jimmy Graham for the first time as Seahawks with coaches watching (the players worked out informally last month on their own on Maui).

Since

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April
2nd

Is there a part of the Seahawks curious to give UW’s Keith Price a second chance? “Yeah,” Carroll says

That was Keith Price throwing to former University of Washington teammates Kasen Williams, DiAndre Campbell, Michael Hartvigson and Jesse Callier today during UW’s packed pro day at the Dempsey Indoor facility next to Husky Stadium.

There were at least a third more NFL scouts and media types than I’ve seen at any of the multiple UW pro days I’ve attended previously. Today’s attracted far more than were at Jake Locker’s pro day a few years ago.

The latest NFL contingent at UW included Seahawks general manager John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and most

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