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All (healthy) hands on Seahawks’ deck for full dress rehearsal vs Chicago; K.J. Wright a Plan B for Wagner at MLB?


Russell Wilson warms up about 50 minutes before the Seahawks host Chicago in the third exhibition game (Gregg Bell/Staff writer).

The Seahawks have all healthy players in uniform and available tonight for the third exhibition game, against Chicago at filling-up CenturyLink Field.

Seattle left about a  baker’s dozen of veterans home for the exhibition opener at Denver. Last week at home against San Diego, left tackle Russell Okung sat out despite having been back at practice for a week following offseason surgery on his toe and foot.

Okung is expected to play tonight. That would be the first time

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When was the last time Seahawks WR Percy Harvin felt this fast? “Before college”

That was Percy Harvin talking about the state of the offense — “We are on schedule, for the most part” — following today’s practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Friday night’s third exhibition game against Chicago.

But that’s a mere tease to the rest of what the Seahawks’ game-breaker said today.

Harvin has looked almost supersonic at times this summer, his first practices since offseason surgery on his hip. He said earlier this month that he’s found “another gear.” It’s certainly higher than any he had last season. In 2013 he

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Seahawks restocking to fuller health at LB; NFC West rival loses its best stopper

Might be hard to believe — or it might seem to you like it will never get here — but there are just two weeks and two days until the Seahawks and Packers get the NFL’s real season started at CenturyLink Field.

That’s what makes the return to health of Seattle’s linebacking unit timely. The Seahawks’ deepest position had been thin all summer, but Monday Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith returned to the practice field for the first time since ankle surgery in May. Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin may be back next week. And as I wrote in

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Who’s made roster strides; who can slow down Harvin?; reader request granted: quotes from Chargers-Seahawks

Good sunny Sunday morning.  The Seahawks were off Saturday and are off again from practice today — days off mandated by the most recent collective bargaining agreement. The players return to practice Monday through Thursday for Friday’s third exhibition, at home against Chicago. This week will likely be most starters’ final and most-extensive preseason action before the Sept. 4 opener against Green Bay.

–In today’s News Tribune I highlighted the three players I feel have gained the most through two preseason games: Terrelle Pryor, Robert Turbin and O’Brien Scholfield. Each has been in the league more than a day,

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Russell Wilson in prime, November form, starting defense shines, Seahawks lead Chargers 24-7 early 3rd quarter

As sputtering as last week’s start was for the Seahawks’ first-teamers in the exhibition opener at Denver, that’s how splendid they were tonight against San Diego.

None were more sterling than Russell Wilson.

Seattle’s do-it-all quarterback did it all, rushing for two touchdowns, completing his first nine passes and 11 of 13 in all, and running away from numerous sacks in a runaway first half for the starters. Wilson’s second scoring run of the half came when he avoided a Charger on each of his flanks and ran up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown. That amde it 24-0.


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Pete Carroll’s goal for tonight is also the key to Seahawks’ season: “Protect better”

Tonight’s primary goal for the Seahawks’ offense in the second exhibition game will be easy for all of us to assess: Keep Russell Wilson and the quarterbacks from getting chased and hit as much by the San Diego Chargers as they were last week by the Denver Broncos.

Wilson got hit three times on Seattle’s first, five-play drive in the exhibition opener. He was sacked once and hit after he threw on two other plays.

“No, that’s by design. Russell was getting kind of cocky so we wanted to make him get banged up a little bit,” coach Pete Carroll

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He’s healed! Rookie DE Cassius Marsh’s MRI A-OK, could play tomorrow; Carpenter, Unger likely; Lynch might; Okung likely won’t

One of the sporting games within a game of the preseason is the back-and-forth we writers get to have each week with the coach on who may or may not play in each of these four preseason games.

Today was the latest bi-play, with coach Pete Carroll pleasantly joking over whether many of his baker’s dozen veterans that missed last week’s exhibition opener at Denver will play tomorrow night when the Seahawks play San Diego in their first contest at CenturyLink Field since January’s NFC championship game.

Here’s the video of the start, including Carroll saying with a not-quite-straight face

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Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch cleared by Bellevue police of assault allegation after short investigation

As I wrote Monday, anyone can be accused of anything in this society.

Often unfortunately, the higher the profile of the accused, the higher the skepticism.

The Bellevue Police Department late tonight ended its two-plus-day investigation of Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch amid allegations he had committed assault and personal-property damage in the Seattle suburb early Sunday.

“He was not involved in this incident in any way,” read the Bellevue PD’s statement, released late tonight.

The statement also noted the investigation is open and ongoing.

But it no longer will involve Lynch or the Seahawks.

The statement came two

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