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ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said CB Jeremy Lane (arm) will "probably" be out until midseason.

Lane is pretty banged up after surgery on both his ACL and wrist. With Lane out of commission, newcomer Cary Williams will start opposite Richard Sherman at cornerback. Lane played 186 snaps in 2014, receiving a positive grade in coverage from Pro Football Focus. He's Seattle's slot corner.
Mar 29 - 8:40 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll acknowledged at the NFL owners' meetings that second-year WR Paul Richardson (ACL surgery) may not be ready for Week 1.

Richardson's injury is believed to have been more extensive than a clean ACL tear, though the Seahawks haven't released details. Either way, Seattle should consider anything it gets from Richardson in 2015 a bonus. He suffered the knee injury on January 10 and may open this season on the reserve/PUP list.
Mar 25 - 8:04 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Dolphins were the runner-up in the Jimmy Graham trade talks.

Per Rapsheet, the Dolphins were "aggressive in trying to upgrade at tight end." Graham was traded essentially as free agency began, so it means the Dolphins were likely prepared not to fight for Charles Clay's services. It's also further evidence of owner Stephen Ross' affinity for big names. Graham would have been a scintillating target for Ryan Tannehill, who excels at the short-to-intermediate levels of the field.
Mar 24 - 2:53 PM

Seahawks re-signed LS Clint Gresham to a three-year, $2.7 million contract.

Gresham, 28, has been Seattle's long snapper the last five seasons. He's now signed through 2017.
Mar 20 - 7:32 PM

ESPN's Terry Blount reports the Seahawks are "very close" to a contract extension for Russell Wilson.

"From what I've been told they're very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place," Blount said. "It's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been." There's been speculation Wilson could give the Seahawks a hometown discount if his deal is fully guaranteed. The Seahawks want Wilson to take less money in exchange for financial stability. Seattle currently has $14.2 million in salary-cap space.
Mar 20 - 7:11 PM

Seahawks signed DT D'Anthony Smith.

Smith, 27 in June, was a third-round pick of the Jaguars in 2010, but has appeared in just 11 career games and was out of the league last season and much of the 2013 campaign. He has 15 career tackles with no sacks.
Mar 20 - 8:38 AM

Seahawks signed DT Ahtyba Rubin, formerly of the Browns, to a one-year contract.

Going on 29, Rubin is coming off a down year in Cleveland, but has typically been an asset against the run. On the whole a replacement-level player, Rubin will provide depth behind Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane.
Mar 19 - 6:18 PM

Free agent NT Ahtyba Rubin will visit the Seahawks.

Rubin fared poorly in Cleveland last season, particularly against the run. Ankle issues certainly played a role in his struggles. Seattle could use some depth at defensive tackle behind Tony McDaniel and Brandon Mebane. Signing Rubin to a one-year "prove it" deal would make the most sense.
Mar 18 - 10:10 AM

The Seahawks deny that DE Michael Bennett has requested a trade to the Falcons.

The team says it's "news to them." The Seahawks have nothing to gain by publicly acknowledging such a request, of course, but for now we'll take them at their word. As far as denials go, it's not a particularly cagey one. We should learn more about Bennett's request/non-request over the next 24 hours.
Mar 17 - 2:50 PM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Seahawks DE Michael Bennett is seeking a trade to Atlanta, and a new contract.

It's a bizarre source for a Seahawks/Falcons trade rumor, but Clarence Hill is a respected reporter. Bennett played his high school and college ball in Texas. Atlanta is not a random destination, as it would reunite Bennett with his defensive coordinator for both his seasons in Seattle, Dan Quinn. Coming off a seven-sack campaign, Bennett is just one season into a four-year, $32 million contract.
Mar 17 - 1:51 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed he expects FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) to be ready for Week 1.

Less than a month removed from shoulder surgery, Thomas is expected to miss the majority of OTAs and training camp. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season, but will need to avoid setbacks. Thomas has never missed a game in his five-year career.
Mar 13 - 7:45 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said CB Jeremy Lane is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season.

Lane suffered a "significant" broken arm and torn ACL after picking off Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLIX. It is likely Lane will open the season on the reserve/PUP list, costing him at least the first six games of the year. Newly-signed Cary Williams will start opposite Richard Sherman.
Mar 13 - 7:41 PM

Seahawks re-signed WR Ricardo Lockette to a one-year, $660,000 contract.

Lockette was only targeted 15 times last season and could see even fewer looks now that Jimmy Graham has become the focal point of Seattle's passing game. Lockette famously botched his route on the Patriots' Super Bowl-clinching interception.
Mar 12 - 9:41 AM

Seahawks acquired TE Jimmy Graham and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Saints in exchange for C Max Unger and the No. 31 overall pick in the 2015 draft.

It's a cap-saving move for the cap-strapped Saints, and it also nets them a Pro Bowl offensive lineman as they shift toward more of a run-based offense in Drew Brees' latter years. It's still a shocker, as Graham is one of the league's most unique mismatches and was just signed to a four-year, $40 million deal last offseason. Graham's fantasy prospects will take a hit in run-based Seattle, but Russell Wilson's stock is skyrocketing.
Mar 10 - 3:44 PM

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the Saints have included Jimmy Graham while shopping their players on the trade market.

Rapsheet says the Saints have called around the league and are open to moving many of their players. That's not a surprise, but the fact that they'd consider trading Graham is. He just signed a reasonable four-year, $40 million contract last offseason and remains one of the game's most unique mismatches.
Mar 10 - 3:37 PM

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