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Seahawks expected to sign 33-year-old personal trainer, Patrick…

Seahawks expected to sign 33-year-old personal trainer, Patrick Chukwurah

Seahawks expect to sign Patrick Chukwurah, former UFL sack specialist, as a defensive end, and kicker Ryan Longwell.
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  • Pete Carroll's Seahawks won't back down from anyone

    Pete Carroll's Seahawks won't back down from anyone

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Seahawks play hard and coach Pete Carroll encourages them to "take it to the edge."
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  • Seahawks bio: Russell Wilson

    Seahawks bio: Russell Wilson

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    Russell Wilson Age: 24, born Nov. 29, 1988. Position: Quarterback. Height, weight: 5-11, 206 pounds. College: Wisconsin. High school: Collegiate School...
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  • Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    Redskins' RG3 to have knee surgery

    CNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.
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  • Report: Seahawks to sign veteran kicker Ryan Longwell

    Report: Seahawks to sign veteran kicker Ryan Longwell

    Just filed to ESPN: 15-year vet Ryan Longwell hasn’t kicked this year but won tryout in Seattle and will sign with Seahawks - Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 8, 2013 The Seahawks will sign veteran kicker Ryan Longwell according to Ed Werder of ESPN.
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  • Robert Griffin III to undergo LCL surgery, possible ACL surgery…

    Robert Griffin III to undergo LCL surgery, possible ACL surgery, could be ready for 2013 season

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    The knee injury suffered -- and re-suffered -- by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday afternoon's wild-card loss could very well be serious enough to keep the star player out for a significant period…
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  • Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productive

    Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productive

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    In the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III both said part of the reason Griffin wasn’t pulled despite being at less than 100 percent was because the team felt he was still th
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  • NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of …

    NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of kickoff

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    The condition of FedEx Field during Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game has raised new questions about the lack of uniformity and consistency among playing surfaces.  And that prompted us to track down some more information about the NFL’s standards when
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  • NFC West penalty watch: A big surprise

    NFC West penalty watch: A big surprise

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Officials flagged the Seattle Seahawks for illegal contact an NFL-high eight times in 2011. That comes as no surprise to those familiar with the aggressive, controversial tactics Seattle's big cornerbacks employ. 2012 Fewest Regular-season Penalties Her…
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  • By the numbers: Seahawks at Falcons

    By the numbers: Seahawks at Falcons

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    SEAHAWKS REGULAR SEASON ATLANTA 350.6 17 Total offense 369.1 8 161.2 3 Rushing yards 87.3 29 189.4 27 Passing yards 281.8 6 25.8 9 Points 26.2 7 18 7 (tied) Turnovers 18 7 (tied) 33 12 (tied) Sacks allowed 28 7 (tied) 102 19 (tied) Penalties 83 4 306.2 …
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  • Replacement refs more popular than Congress

    Replacement refs more popular than Congress

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    The NFL’s replacement officials became a national punchline during the first three weeks of the season, and they were finally given the boot after a disastrous decision to award the Seahawks a game-winning touchdown in a Monday night meeting with the Pa
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  • What we learned: Seattle 24, Washington 14

    What we learned: Seattle 24, Washington 14

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    Three things we learned 1. Run defense can in fact be repaired.How else do you explain how Seattle’s run defense stiffened after an awful opening period? Washington rushed for 61 yards on two touchdown drives in the first quarter, but over the final thr
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  • USA Tawdry: Inside the Washington-Seahawks cat fight

    USA Tawdry: Inside the Washington-Seahawks cat fight

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    Darrel Young says Seahawks tried to stomp on Alfred MorrisBy Jim Corbett | USA Today, Jan. 7, 2013Washington’s Pierre Garcon disses Seahawks cornerbackBy Jim Corbett | USA Today, Jan. 5, 2013 Richard Sherman confident against Washington receiversBy Davi
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  • Double Coverage: Seahawks at Falcons

    Double Coverage: Seahawks at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    Northwest meets Southeast when the Seattle Seahawks visit the Atlanta Falcons in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday. Seattle is fresh off its first road playoff victory since 1983, having won 24-14 at Washington in the wild-card round. The Seahawks a…
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  • If a FG is the difference in playoffs (gulp)

    If a FG is the difference in playoffs (gulp)

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    The guys at numberFire, fresh off projecting all wild-card winners correctly, use their latest Insider piece to project a Seattle-San Francisco matchup in the NFC Championship Game. Their projection model has the Seahawks beating Atlanta and the 49ers b…
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  • Around the NFC West: Clemons ACL impact

    Around the NFC West: Clemons ACL impact

    Around the NFC West: Jan. 8, 2013 The Seattle Seahawks outscored their opponents by a 170-43 margin in the four games starting cornerback Brandon Browner missed to suspension this season. They allowed three passing touchdowns over that span. When Browne…
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  • Redskins fullback Darrel Young accuses Seahawks of cheap shots

    Redskins fullback Darrel Young accuses Seahawks of cheap shots

    profootballtalk.com Jan 8, 2013
    Washington Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with the actions of the Seattle Seahawks in the Redskins’ 24-14 season-ending loss on Sunday. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Young says the Seahawks took cheap shots against running bac
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  • Seahawk offense's hard-nosed mantra: Impose their will

    Seahawk offense's hard-nosed mantra: Impose their will

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    Seahawks' motto on offense - take opponents to a point they're unwilling to match - has become an expectation the second half of the season.
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  • Seahawks busting early-season myths about their play

    Seahawks busting early-season myths about their play

    seattletimes.com Jan 8, 2013
    Can't win on the road in the playoffs? Offense is holding the defense back? Aren't built to come back? If you're still assuming this about Seattle, think again.
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  • We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    We Went There: Ravens-Colts and Redskins-Seahawks

    grantland.com Jan 8, 2013
    The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to ru...
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  • Video - Will Atlanta Falcons stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? 01:18

    Will Atlanta Falcons stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch?

    Jan 8
    Will the Atlanta Falcons find a way to stop Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Heath Evans explains why the Falcons defense has a tough task ahead of them.
  • Video - Can Seahawks give Falcons WRs trouble? 02:21

    Can Seahawks give Falcons WRs trouble?

    Jan 8
    The dangerous receiving corps of the Atlanta Falcons will take on the big and physical secondary of the Seattle Seahawks. So which side of the ball will prevail? Solomon Wilcots and Charley Casserly give their answers.
  • Video - NFC Road Team With Best Chance To Win 02:34

    NFC Road Team With Best Chance To Win

    Jan 8
    Mark Schlereth, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini discuss which NFC road team has the best chance to win this weekend.
  • Video - Hot Topics: Divisional Playoffs 02:35

    Hot Topics: Divisional Playoffs

    Jan 8
    Herm Edwards and Brian Dawkins discuss which team is in the best and worst position to win this weekend.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next move

    Jan 8
    Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…

    Jan 8
    Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.