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Some real amid Kam Chancellor rumors at dawn of Seahawks’ final preseason game day: remarkable Jesse Williams may not be done with cancer

Seahawks remarkable defensive tackle Jesse Williams makes his final push tonight for an improbable spot on the 53-man roster for the regular season--while still perhaps having cancer.
Seahawks remarkable defensive tackle Jesse Williams makes his final push tonight for an improbable spot on the 53-man roster for the regular season--while still perhaps having cancer. Staff photographer

As the Seahawks continue to wait for resolution on Kam Chancellor’s 35-day-old holdout – about which rumors are swirling but there is still no sign of the team leader actually being back with the team – here is what to look for tonight while they face the Oakland Raiders for the 10th consecutive preseason (7 p.m., channel 13 in Puget Sound, 710 AM.97.3 FM radio, 6:15 p.m. live chat at www.thenewstribune.com/sports):

I wrote in today’s News Tribune of remarkable defensive tackle Jesse Williams telling me Tuesday, three months after doctors at the University of Washington Medical Center removed his cancerous kidney, that he may still have cancer.

Instead of taking medication to eradicate the disease, Williams is going to UW regularly to get scans all over his body to see if and if so to where any cancer has spread. The surgeons who removed his kidney May 28 also found cancer in surrounding lymph nodes, and as Williams told me the lymph nodes are “the highway for your body” for blood. So there is real fear his cancer has spread.

That’s why No. 90 in blue tonight playing for an improbable roster spot is absolutely the most compelling aspect to this preseason finale. Just a crazy, remarkable story.

From this morning’s paper here’s is my gameday outline of what else to watch for tonight. The starters are unlikely to play more than one series, if that:

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