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Another AFC West reunion for Seahawks in their four preseason games

The NFL has released the 2015 preseason schedule, and it’s another round of games for the Seahawks against their former division rivals in the old AFC West.

Seattle will host Denver at CenturyLink Field on the first weekend of exhibition games, Aug. 13-17. On the weekend of Aug. 20-24, the Seahawks will play at Kansas City.

The third preseason game, typically the one in which the starters get their most extensive and final playing time before the games get real, is at San Diego on Aug. 29. That will be a 5 p.m. game; it’s already set for a national-television

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Russell Wilson finds a place to “zero” his mind; Wes Welker’s return likely to put Seahawks’ Marcus Burley in spotlight

It might be the end of the tunnel that connects the Seahawks’ locker room to the field. It might be the platform behind and high above the south end zone, where the 12th Man flag gets raised before every Seahawks’ home game. Heck, it might be section 327, or any other random spot inside CenturyLink Field.

But there will be a point in Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch with the Broncos that Russell Wilson will find his favorite place in his home stadium, look at it, and reset mentally.

“For me, I try to

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Common to rare Seahawks losses recently: third-down generosity; Richard Sherman and a llama; expect more Marshawn Lynch

Pete Carroll doesn’t get too wrapped around statistics, other than the bottom line of the final score. But there are two stats that he plays closer attention to than others.

Turnover margin. And third-down efficiency.

In the San Diego last weekend the Chargers converted 10 of 17 third downs into first downs. That kept the Seahawks’ defense on the field for 42:15 of the game’s 60 minutes, and we all know how that turned out for Seattle.

It was just Seattle’s seventh loss in 34 regular-season and postseason games, dating to a defeat at Detroit in Week 8 of the

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Richard Sherman says Chargers’ WR Keenan Allen “wants to get his name in the paper”; All-Pro CB explains no-talk Sunday

Richard Sherman talked today, three days after making national news by not talking.

As expected, the All-Pro cornerback was in full Sherman mode.

“It’s humorous. It fun to me. It’s funny, really funny,” Sherman said before the Seahawks practiced this afternoon for Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch against the Denver Broncos. “Especially when you got little guys like the Chargers’ guys, talking about they ‘exposed’ somethin’ — and they had 50, 60 yards (receiving).

“I mean, (Antonio) Gates, a Hall of Famer, had a fantastic game. And Philip (Rivers) had a great game, you

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Seahawks snap counts from San Diego show Richard Sherman, Bobby Wagner go the distance; fly sweep gets swatted; links

On the way back from San Diego. The Seahawks got home last night on their charter flight.

Coach Pete Carroll will have his weekly, day-after press conference today at 3 p.m. in Renton. I hope to get word then on the condition of Seahawks’ assistant offensive line coach Pat Ruel. He stayed last night at a San Diego hospital after being taken out of the locker room to there following the game because of an irregular heart beat.

The NFL’s official snap counts from yesterday’s game show the entire offensive line played every

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Another reason Marshawn Lynch looks so good early this season: Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin, not exactly plodding himself these days after being re-made and revitalized by offseason hip surgery, was talking about Marshawn Lynch on Thursday in the Seahawks’ locker room at the Virginia Mason Athletics Center. And the wide receiver’s face lit up as if a pass was coming his way with no one around him in an end zone.

“He’s got another step,” Harvin said of Lynch, who enters Sunday’s game at San Diego coming off a 110-yard rushing day in the opener against Green Bay. “I don’t what he did in the offseason, but it worked.”

As a few

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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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Carroll ends the Earl Thomas-as-punt-returner “experiment,” says All-Pro needs to focus on defense; Bryan Walters in there

Pete Carroll says “that after the long experiment and the time we spent doing this,” All-Pro safety Earl Thomas is no longer the Seahawks’ primary punt returner.

The coach cited not the risk of injury but the need for Thomas to focus solely on defense.

That means reserve wide receiver and former Charger Bryan Walters will be the primary punt returner Sunday in San Diego — and for the foreseeable future. That is the reason he is on the team, why Seasttle re-signed the Ivy League’s career punt-return leader days before last week’s opener.

“The focus from Earl on the

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