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The Seattle Seahawks coasted to a 36-16 victory Thursday night over the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Catch up on all the news and notes on the Seahawks Insider blog.
Winning one Super Bowl in one thing. History has proven that a lot needs to go right if the Seattle Seahawks hope to win back-to-back championships — becoming the first to do so since the 2003-04 New England Patriots. Just ask former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren.
Yes, he still has his energy and unconventional ways and free-throw shooting contests before team meetings. But the Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning coach delegates more than he was when he first got here, because his players have internalized his “always compete” message born from a year immersed in the teaching of John Wooden.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin has elite speed and explosiveness (from “a Bugatti” to “as good an athlete that’s ever played”), but can he overcome injuries that have sidelined him 23 games the past two years?
Russell Wilson has thrown for 6,475 yards and 52 touchdowns before even turning 26 years old. Oh, and he has a Super Bowl ring. That résumé isn’t so different than the Top 10 quarterbacks in NFL history, as ranked by a recent NFL.com voting bracket.
The offense ain’t broke, so Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and staff don’t dare try to fashion an unnecessary fix
The hype, the concerts, the Super Bowl-champion banner getting unfurled just before Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. NFL opener against Green Bay. All of this is what Pete Carroll has been preparing the Seahawks for since he got here. Now it’s time to execute all that preparation for the first time as the champs.
The 12th Man might be part of the team, but there are times when they need the Seattle Seahawks’ permission to express their loyalty. Converting a double-decker bus into a rolling Seahawks party machine that makes public appearances is one of those times.
The so-called “Legion of Boom” rules with new points of emphasis on contact in the secondary? All-Pro cornerbacks says those – and an offseason like no other in his life – haven’t changed him or the Seahawks at all.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will kick off the 2014 NFL season on Thursday when they host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the famed "Fail Mary" game of 2012.
Seattle drafted the second-round pick from Missouri, who starts his first NFL game on Thursday, to repel the many attacks opposing defenses are going to send off his right flank of the Seahawks’ offense.
A returner, indeed: Bryan Walters is back with Seahawks, on active roster – to return punts Thursday?
Two days after they made him one of their final preseason cuts, Seattle re-signed the fifth-year veteran from Cornell and Kirkland. He gives them a Plan B if they don’t want to risk All-Pro safety Earl Thomas as the punt returner against Green Bay.
The Seahawks’ star running back talks publically for the first time since three days before February’s Super Bowl. He stares down a question about his contract — then is expansive about work with his foundation “touches me deeply”; plus, LB Bruce Irvin is ready to play Thursday.
Baseball analysts often say a batted ball will find a poor fielder.
Seattle will work to contain Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in a clash between the NFL’s top quarterback and top defense.
There are long, hard ways into the NFL. Then there is Garry Gilliam’s battle to become a member of the Seahawks
After being away from the team from Tuesday into the weekend, the key wide receiver comes back in time for the full practice week before Thursday’s opener against Green Bay.
Safety Earl Thomas is the punt returner — for now
The Seattle Seahawks cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor before Saturday's NFL deadline to reduce rosters to 53 players.
Seahawks to release Terrelle Pryor, deciding on final rosters spots at wide receiver, along both lines
Whether to keep WR Bryan Walters as punt returner instead of risking S Earl Thomas back there, whether LB Bruce Irvin will be healthy enough for Thursday’s opener and beyond, those are the biggest issues that will determine the final, 53-man roster. Cuts are due at 1 p.m. Saturday
An NFL source with knowledge of the imminent transaction has confirmed to The News Tribune what Pro Football Talk reported earlier this evening, that the Seahawks will release quarterback Terrelle Pryor when they announce their final cuts to get to the league-mandated 53-man roster for the regular season by 1 p.m. Saturday.
Derek Carr threw three touchdowns and the Oakland Raiders defeated the Seattle Seahawks, 41-31, in the preseason finale for both teams on Thursday.
Russell Wilson completes his only three throws, including a touchdown to Luke Willson on the game’s fourth play. But the starting and second-team defense allows 35 points and 262 yards in the first half of the exhibition finale. Now it gets real, Thursday night’s opener versus Green Bay.
Nine other Seahawks stay home, all injury related, including defensive starters Tony McDaniel (sore knee) and nickel back Jeremy Lane (groin); what to do with rookie WR Kevin Norwood; Pryor sharp to end first half.
The Seattle Seahawks finished the exhibition season Thursday night with an ugly, 41-31, loss to the Raiders in Oakland. Catch up on all the news and notes from staff writer Gregg Bell on the Seahawks Insider blog.
Too much contact in practice is going to cost the Seahawks $300k and a couple days of minicamp next year, but the way they practice is what makes them winners
The former Oakland quarterback returns to The Coliseum fighting for a roster spot with the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions and will travel to Oakland for their final dress rehearsal in the 2014 preseason.
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly been fined for violating the NFL's policy on contact during mini-camp.
After a doctor failed him on a routine contract physical to deny him an $8 million payday with the New York Giants, the defensive end is flying into opposing backfields while on a quest for another big deal in free agency. “I mean, I know a lot of guys are hungry,” he says, “but I don’t think they are feelin’ what I’m feelin’.”
NFL fines Seahawks $300,000, takes away 2 minicamp practices in 2015 for too much contact this past offseason
“Seahawks players will be paid for the cancelled practice sessions,” the leagues says. “The violation was for permitting ... players to engage in excessive levels of on-field physical contact” during minicamp in June; team trims roster by seven, to 75, with injury moves.
ESPNs Chris Mortenson is reporting that the Seahawks have been penalized by the NFL for violating the leagues non-contact rules during organized team activities (OTAs) this past offseason.
Too often when people talk about the greatest in NBA history, they hand the mantle to Michael Jordan, certainly a worthy recipient but even MJ wasn't Wilt.
After three-plus weeks out with a hamstring injury, Bobby Wagner returns to quarterback the defense. His absence led to undrafted rookie Brock Coyle all but locking up the job as his backup.
The Seattle Seahawks waived six players and terminated the contracts of two others on Monday.
The Seahawks have announced their first wave of cuts off the 90-man preseason roster.
Because of limited action for Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor, the coaching staff still hasn’t decided on a backup quarterback yet.
History says teams can’t defend Super Bowls, but this club has some rare talents and traits
Jon Ryan has as many punts in the first halves of three exhibition games as the Seahawks franchise has Super Bowl championships. That’s how good the offense has been, with Percy Harvin’s electricity, Russell Wilson’s multitude of options for where to send the football — and, lately, almost no penalties
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were in midseason form Friday as Seattle crushed the Chicago Bears, 34-6, in the third preseason game for both clubs.
Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin, the defense – just about every starter in blue – look exquisite in the final, full tune-up for the opener in 13 days against Green Bay. Seattle’s first-stringers have outscored the Bears’ and Chargers’ starters 55-0 in the first halves of the last two exhibition games.
Left tackle Russell Okung played as Seattle has its starting offensive line intact for the first time since February’s Super Bowl victory. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (hamstring) does pregame warmups and could practice next week.
The speedy Seahawks receiver contributes another productive and versatile performance in Seattle’s win over Chicago
The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Chicago Bears, 34-6, in an exhibition Friday night at CenturyLink Field. Read about all the news, notes and postgame reaction on the Seahawks Insider blog.
The need to establish consistency and familiarity along the offensive line that will apparently have a rookie right tackle in Justin Britt is the first priority of this final “dress rehearsal” before the season gets real on Sept. 4 against Green Bay.
Two knee injuries in college, an arrest that got him released from his first school and doubts he is big enough to play in the NFL provide the fuel for Seattle’s top rookie draft pick. And as fast as the wide receiver is, he burns a lot of fuel. “That’s what I pride myself on, not necessarily proving people wrong – but proving myself right,” he says.
Seattle’s game-breaker says offseason hip surgery has freed him to feel the best he has in a decade; Lakewood’s Jermaine Kearse and teammates Steven Hauschka, Cooper Helfet join Fred Couples and Steve Ballmer in a post-practice, pitching-wedge competition. Ballmer wins.
The Chicago Bears will play their first of two road preseason contests in just under a week's time when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks on Friday.
The league creates 64 new jobs during this regular season with the addition of two more practice-squad players per team, with members to be determined on Aug. 31; defensive coordinator Dan Quinn praises O’Brien Schofield, Jeron Johnson.
Despite missing all of Seattle’s spring minicamps and its entire training camp, the linebacker makes a remarkable interception worthy of his Super Bowl MVP award on his first full day of practice this preseason. He says his new fame hasn’t changed him — or his game.
The latest progress for the linebacking core of a thudding defense: Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith participated Monday in position drills and some group work.
The NFL is penalizing each team an average of 9.5 times per exhibition game this month, up from 6.1 accepted flags accepted per team per regular-season game in 2013. Though Pete Carroll expects an adjustment for the regular season.
Able to score in so many ways, receiver Percy Harvin will stand out by matching the competitive spirit of defending World Champions
Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, running back Robert Turbin, and defensive end O’Brien Schofield stated convincing cases on the field. Off it? They all deferred.
Turbin gains 81 yards and scores a touchdown in the first half to take a lead in the battle for the No. 2 tailback job behind Lynch. Christine Michael fumbled for the second time in eight carries on the opening drive.
Wilson completes 11 of 13 passes, saves five would-be sacks with deft scrambles, rushes for 2 TDs – all in less than two quarters. The defense allows 42 yards and zero points in four drives. And Seattle returns to CenturyLink Field the way it left it six months ago, joyous and triumphant.
Russell Wilson ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Diego Chargers, 41-14, in preseason action on Friday night.
The usual disclaimer applies: its only preseason. Caveat aside, the Seattle Seahawks convincingly dismantled the San Diego Chargers 41-14.
This is the first year since 2002 that three of Seattle’s four exhibition opponents are regular-season foes, too. That includes Friday night’s visitor to CenturyLink Field, the San Diego Chargers. “We are going to be very gauged at how we do this,” Pete Carroll says.
With recent time on the sidelines following hip surgery, Seattle’s hard-hitting strong safety has been having fun making “peace” between Richard Sherman at officials at practice while coaching younger players. Plus, rookie DE Cassius Marsh is already back from Wednesday’s knee injury.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been cleared of any involvement in an assault and property damage accusation, the Bellevue Police Department said Wednesday night.
The undrafted wide out from Division-II Fort Valley State (Ga.) thought in 2011 that he’d come into the league “and be the next Jerry Rice.” Instead, he’s now a Super Bowl champion because of his speed and dedication along a sure-fire path for young guys to make NFL teams: through special teams.
Having to learn the guard position on the job, J.R. Sweezy is now considered by his coach as one of the top young guards in the league
The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks kick off the home portion of their preseason schedule by entertaining the San Diego Chargers on Friday.
Safety Kam Chancellor scrimmages with the starting defense for the first time since April hip surgery. Left tackle Russell Okung is a full practice participant for the first time since spring toe surgery. And the team issues a statement calling assault accusations against Marshawn Lynch “bogus.”
The Seattle Seahawks are "comfortable" that recent allegations made against star running back Marshawn Lynch are "bogus" while police said Tuesday their investigation is ongoing.
Two years ago, K.J. Wright broke his wrist. Last year, his foot. Finally healthy, he’s ready for a breakout year, according to linebackers coach Ken Norton.
Born at nearly 12 pounds, the rookie second-round draft choice is now 6 feet 6 and 325 pounds. And he has the inside track on becoming the starting right tackle for the Super Bowl champions. It’s a dream he’s had since he’s been, well ... yay big.
A woman alleges the Seahawks’ star running back committed “assault and personal property damage at a downtown Bellevue apartment” early Sunday
I just spoke with Bellevue Police Department Public Information Officer Seth Tyler regarding this mornings start of an investigation of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for his potential involvement in an alleged assault early Sunday in the Seattle suburb.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is being investigated by police over an allegation of assault and property damage at an apartment complex.
After upheaval at Michigan and then again with the Chargers, the former Bellevue High star lineman at moved Sunday to his third position: center
Thursday’s first exhibition game in Denver was a prime chance for youth and for backups. These are the ones who stood out most.
Though he threw the game-ending interception that shouldn’t have happened, the spring acquisition from the Oakland Raiders looked – dare we say – Wilson-esque at times while improvising for 183 yards of offense in the Seahawks’ exhibition opener at Denver.
Brock Osweiler's 34-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Norwood in the fourth quarter gave the Denver Broncos the lead in a 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
Quarterback Russell Wilson is sacked twice, hit four times and runs for his well-being far too often in his two drives behind a fill-in offensive line. Backup Terrelle Pryor looks resourceful in Seattle’s 21-16 exhibition loss at Denver that ends a nine-game preseason winning streak.
One week after he reported to camp following a contract holdout, the star running back doesn’t make the trip to Denver. It’s not a big deal, though; had had plenty of company back in Seattle, and he wasn’t going to play, anyway.
Turns out, not only will Marshawn Lynch not play in the Seahawks preseason opener tonight at Denver, he wont even be on the sidelines in a hoodie.
Football is back (at least in the preseason form) and the Seahawks lost their exhibition opener Thursday, 21-16, to the Broncos in Denver. Get all the latest news and notes and join in on the postgame reaction on the Seahawks Insider blog.
Good morning from Mile High country. Just arrived in Denver for tonights exhibition opener against the Broncos. Sunny and warm here now, but a chance of thunderstorms by early this evening.
The rookie free-agent is taking full advantage of Bobby Wagner’s hamstring injury, impressing coach Pete Carroll and the Seahawks defense he watched win the Super Bowl — from his college home in Missoula, Mont.
After foot injuries left him on injured reserve for his rookie season last year, 2013 fifth-round pick Tharold Simon is making big plays in this Seahawks training camp. And Richard Sherman, his cornerback mentor, is taking notice – in ways only Sherman can.
With the retirement of Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice, the 6-foot-5 Chris Matthews would step in to fill the void.
You can't call it a revenge game but the Denver Broncos sure want to show up this time.
Safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung practiced with the Seattle Seahawks at training camp Monday for the first time since each underwent offseason surgery.
Richard Sherman took the podium after the Seattle Seahawks training camp practice on Monday. He spoke about fellow defensive backs Byron Maxwell, Tharold Simon and Jeron Johnson and how well theyve looked in camp.
The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran offensive lineman Wade Smith on Monday.
Kevin Smith led the Huskies in receiving yards last season, and now the undrafted rookie hopes to earn a spot with the Seahawks
In the first game-type scrimmage of training camp, the Seahawks defense limited the offensive units to just three field goals in an afternoon’s work
Key departures and injures have allowed Seattle Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead to get increased opportunities at free safety, strong safety and cornerback on top of his tone-setting role on special teams.
With his holdout over, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch appeared on the field at training camp Friday, but mostly just watches his teammates.
Former left tackle Walter Jones becomes the eighth Seattle Seahawk player to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio — third to play entire career in Seattle.
More comfortable than ever in this third season with the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson is having a blast in training camp
After a week of absence and mounting fines — nearing $500,000 — running back Marshawn Lynch returns to Seattle Seahawks headquarters for training camp.
Marshawn Lynch has ended his holdout after a week.
Seattle’s Terrelle Pryor has been having himself a training camp, quietly demonstrating his knowledge of the offense and his willingness to study hard
Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell engage in a chess match with expensive pieces every day in training camp.
By avoiding training camp, the unpredictable Marshawn Lynch is building a debt that’s nearing half a million dollars
The Seahawks believe journeyman Eric Winston will compete for snaps at right tackle and bring valuable experience to the entire unit
K.J. Wright’s first training camp with the Seattle Seahawks in 2011 was a relatively low-key affair. It’s safe to say things have changed.
Tight end Anthony McCoy, coming back from a serious Achilles injury, appeared to injury the Achilles on his other (left) leg. Pete Carroll said if its what it looks like, it will be heartbreaking
The Seattle Seahawks have signed cornerback Terrell Thomas and offensive tackle Eric Winston.
The Seahawks have added a trio of players prior to their fourth practice of training camp.
All-Pro continues to work on small things to get better
NFL referees have been directed to be more aware of illegal contact and defensive holding
Film junkies try to outlast the other at practice facility
Offseason veteran departure makes Seahawks even younger
Chancellor, Okung, Smith and Irvin all remain sidelined while they recover from a variety of offseason surgeries
Head coach Pete Carroll is disappointed star back is not in town, but teammates sympathetic
Carroll thinks Seahawks could be ‘better and stronger’ with continued focus on competitive practices
With their young core intact, the Seahawks take the first step toward a repeat as camp opens
Players by position
Seattle’s bruising feature running back wants his contract reworked before he turns up at camp
Former Seahawk Michael Robinson just reported on the NFL Network that Marshawn Lynch will hold out of training camp. Lynch is entering the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal.
The core of returning talent, with a sustained level of commitment and competitiveness, gives the 2014 Seahawks rare possibilities as they open training camp
Injuries take their toll and Rice calls it quits just days before training camp opens
Seattle Seahawks wideout Sidney Rice announced his retirement on Wednesday, after seven injury-plagued NFL seasons.
Sidney Rice, who battled a series of injuries (knee, shoulder, concussions) missed a big chunk of last season after tearing his ACL.
No surprise: The Seattle Seahawks 2014 regular season is sold out, the team announced today.
Once the Super Bowl ended, the process of creating a Seahawks Super Bowl ring began.
Put on injured reserve last season because of bad knees, the fifth-round pick out of Alabama is healthy now
The Marshawn Lynch Offseason Media Tour continues with an appearance on the Fox Sports 1 show Back of the Shop. Its kind of a roundtable show set in a barbershop. Lynch will be on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Climbing up Jesse Williams right calf is his most recent tattoo. Hes a large man 6-foot-3 and about 312 pounds after losing about 20 largely covered by tattoos.
Smith joins his third NFL team in less than seven weeks since being bypassed in the draft last month.
Training Camp opens July 25 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, and people interested in attending can register Thursday. The Seahawks also release Federal Way’s Andru Pulu.
Maybe the biggest thing the Seattle Seahawks proved during their offseason workouts is that they look very much like a team hungry to earn a trip to the Super Bowl rather than one fattened up from celebrating the last one.
The Seahawks were mum on the details of the ring ceremony after wrapping up the final day of mandatory minicamp with another 90 minutes of brisk practice in Renton.
The Seahawks minicamp practice Wednesday was more exciting and competitive than some of their games have been the last couple seasons. At one point, Richard Sherman, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, started treating receiver Phillip Bates like he was Skip Bayless. The two tangled and sparred, which cleared the sidelines and sparked a couple impromptu under-card events.
Richard Sherman and Phil Bates got into a fistfight during day two of Seahawks minicamp. A play after wide receiver Bryan Walters was hurt after diving for a pass, and hitting the ground with Earl Thomas right on him, Sherman and Bates fought. Its unclear if Thomas landed on Walters.
RENTON — Marshawn Lynch strolled onto the Seattle Seahawks’ practice field about 1:34 p.m. Tuesday.
RENTON — Kevin Williams pinpointed his two most vivid memories of playing defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings in games against the Seattle Seahawks.
As noted earlier, Marshawn Lynch showed up at Seahawks mandatory minicamp today. He did not participate in any drills. With his hood up, Lynch chatted and joked with various coaches and teammates while he snacked on the sidelines.
That answers that. Marshawn Lynch is here at Seahawks minicamp in Renton, though it appears he still wants to adjust his contract. ESPN has more on that here.
The Seattle Seahawks’ relationship with former University of Washington star quarterback Keith Price was brief.
The Seahawks cut QB Keith Price and DE Kenneth Boatright on Monday in order to sign DT Kevin Williams and RB Demitrius Bronson.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have added a six-time Pro Bowl honoree to their fierce defense, with the team officially signing longtime Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams on Monday.
Richard Sherman swapped his helmet for a Seattle Seahawks baseball cap he wore backward.
Seahawks fans and national media continue to play the What’s Marshawn Thinking? game.
Remember when Marcus Camby complained that the NBA should give players a stipend for the league's new dress code?
RENTON — Quarterback Russell Wilson thought it was one of the great unexamined stories of the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning season.
During the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl parade, running back Marshawn Lynch acted out a cliché attached to him: He marches to the beat of his own drum.
RENTON — Bruce Irvin was expected to be flying back across the country Monday from New York.
Richard Sherman was scheduled to drop by the post-practice interview area at Seattle Seahawks headquarters after Monday’s training session.
Hips remain the joint of primary vulnerability with the Seattle Seahawks as linebacker Bruce Irvin underwent surgery Monday with no early timetable established for his return.
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