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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: Seahawks targeting Packers’ Tramon Williams to replace Byron Maxwell at CB

A report tonight out of Wisconsin says John Schneider’s roots in Green Bay could lead to a new starting cornerback for the Seahawks.

Packers writer Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes Seattle’s general manager, a former Packers executive, will seek Tramon Williams to replace unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell as the Seahawks’ starter opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman should Williams reject Green Bay’s contract offer to return there.

McGinn is a veteran with connections inside the Packers’ organization, so I would give this story more credence than many of the national reports we’ve seen about the Seahawks in

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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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New unrestricted free agent Byron Maxwell: “I’ve got to think of what’s best for my family”

Byron Maxwell (41) chases New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. It was Maxwell’s final game before he became an unrestricted free agent (Elise Amendola/AP Photo).

Byron Maxwell says “I love it here” with the Seahawks. He appreciates general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll for “giving me a chance.”

They drafted him in 2011 in the sixth round out of Clemson, put him on Seattle’s special teams that season then gave him Brandon Browner’s starting cornerback job opposite All-Pro Richard Sherman when Browner left for New England before the 2014 season.


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Russell Wilson: “That’s the best game I’ve ever been in.” Yes, NFC title game had everything

That’s Russell Wilson, before he said when I asked him where this miraculous comeback in the final 2:09 and regulation to beat Green Bay 28-22 in overtime to win another NFC championship: “That’s the best game I’ve ever been in. I think it might be the best game in NFL history.”

I’ve covered Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the World Series football national-championship games, NCAA basketball tournaments and the Olympics in the last 17 years. This Seahawks win ranks up there with being rinkside writing Canada’s amazing overtime win over the United States in the

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RT Justin Britt questionable for Sunday’s NFC title game; Alvin Bailey poised to play if rookie can’t

Rookie right tackle Justin Britt is the only starter in question for Sunday’s NFC championship game against Green Bay. After he participated fully in Thursday’s practice he was limited today by his knee injury out of last weekend’s divisional-playoff win over Carolina. If he can’t play, Alvin Bailey would likely replace him on the right edge of the offensive line. Bailey has started five games this season filling in at left tackle for Russell Okung and left guard for James Carpenter.

The Seahawks’ good injury news is starters Tony Moeaki, Max Unger and Tony McDaniel all being probable after

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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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C Max Unger ready to return Saturday for Seahawks, but DT Jordan Hill is out for playoffs, onto IR

The Seahawks’ offensive line has its glue guy back. But their defensive line has lost one of its emerging, young standouts just as the playoffs get going.

Max Unger is back at practice this afternoon, and coach Pete Carroll says his two-time Pro Bowl center appears ready to start Saturday night’s NFC divisional playoff game against Carolina. Unger hasn’t played in eight weeks, since he sustained a high-ankle sprain and twisted knee in the fourth quarter of Seattle’s last loss Nov. 16 at Kansas City.

But Jordan Hill is out for Saturday and

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Jermaine Kearse out; Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson, 11-2 in December: “It doesn’t get any better than this”


The Seahawks (11-4) just got off the practice field, after taking Christmas Day off. Coach Pete Carroll said after it that wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out for Sunday’s game against St. Louis (6-9) with his hamstring injury. Doctors have cleared left tackle Russell Okung to play after he returned from one week out with a bruised lung. The coach made it sound still iffy whether center Max Unger (high-ankle sprain) will play Sunday for the first time in six weeks, though he practiced today. Tharold Simon’s recovery from a shoulder that popped out of place late at Arizona last week

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