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June
20th

Pete Carroll on Marshawn Lynch’s fitness, the center competition, Kasen Williams and much more

Coach Pete Carroll thinks Marshawn Lynch is in great shape. (Here was the running back on Thursday at Seahawks minicamp, making his first appearance on the field since February’s Super Bowl):

 

Carroll’s not worried about settling the starting competition sooner rather than later. He’s excited to see how Kasen Williams may fit into the wide-receiver mix.

All that and more here below, the transcript of all Carroll said Thursday at the end of the Seahawks’ mandatory minicamp, their last time on the field as a team until training camp begins July 31:

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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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April
28th

Why size at wide receiver likely remains a Seahawks draft priority, even after getting Jimmy Graham

For today’s News Tribune I was asked to list my three top weapons at each skill position on offense — not that any of of these players is likely to be available to the Seahawks when they first pick on Friday at 63rd overall at the bottom of the second round.

Quarterbacks

  1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
  2. Jameis Winston, Florida State
  3. Garrett Grayson, Colorado State/Heritage HS, Vancouver

Running backs

  1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
  2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
  3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Wide receivers

  1. Amari Cooper, Alabama
  2. Kevin White, West Virginia
  3. DeVante Parker, Louisville

Tight ends

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    April
    16th

    Draft preview: How much of a need is wide receiver for Seattle?

    Now that they have acquired Jimmy Graham, a tight end is name only for most of the last few years while split out wide or in the slot for New Orleans, how much are the Seahawks in the market for a wide receiver in the draft that begins April 30?

    Probably still quite a bit, though Seattle’s needs to find a new starting left guard and center are more pressing and fundamental right now. Graham’s arrival still leaves the Seahawks with previously undrafted Doug Baldwin, undrafted Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson, a 175-pound man whose rookie season ended last January

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    Feb.
    19th

    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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    Jan.
    14th

    Unger, Maxwell good to go for NFC title game; Carroll keeps talking up B.J. Daniels

    The Seahawks are practicing right now. Max Unger and Byron Maxwell are on the field with them — and will be for the NFC title game Sunday against Green Bay.

    Unger ”feels fine,” in the words of coach Pete Carroll. The two-time Pro Bowl center played last weekend for the first time in seven games following a high-ankle sprain — then got that ankle rolled on late in the divisional-playoff win over Carolina Saturday night and didn’t finish the game. He initially feared it had re-injured the ankle worse than he did.

    Maxwell is

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    Jan.
    12th

    Out-Fox-ed: As last Super Bowl foe fades, Seahawks roll on to NFC title game redux vs. Packers

    OK, now that my home-state Buckeyes went to work on the Duckies … back to the issue at hand:

     

    Just like that, the Denver Broncos go from the Super Bowl last year into a complete transition full of doubt.

    Coach John Fox is out, as of Monday. Legend Peyton Manning may or may not be back for an 18th season at the age of 39 as a quarterback with a new coach. Complete transition and doubt in Denver.

    It can happen that quickly.

    The Seahawks (13-4) know to behold this run they are on. Eleven months after beating Manning’s

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    Jan.
    12th

    Kam Chancellor: “Yeah, I can get up there”; early primers on Seahawks-Packers for NFC title

    Kam Chancellor prides himself on his basketball skills. He showed them Saturday night against Carolina when he astoundingly leaped completely over the field-goal snapper — twice.

    –Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has his weekly Monday press conference at noon today. Seahawks.com streams those live on its site. Our weekly Monday Seahawks chat will begin as usual at 1 p.m. today here on the blog.

    –The story on Sunday’s NFC championship-game matchup, and the next-opponent info box I filed for today’s News Tribune:

    SEAHAWKS’ NEXT OPPONENT

    GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-4)

    12:05 p.m. Sunday, CenturyLink Field

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