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March 23  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks have yet to announce the move, but the team is expected to sign running back Kregg Lumpkin according to multiple reports. Tyrell Sutton, a running back who signed a future contract with Seattle in January, broke the news via Twitter which is also the way we all found out about Sutton's signing. Not long after, Sports Radio KJR's Curtis Crabtree confirmed that Sutton and the Seahawks have agreed to...

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March 22  |  By John Boyle
In a move that was expected, Sounders FC announced Thursday that is has bought out the contract of forward O'Brian White, who has been out of action since last April after having surgery to remove a blood clot from his leg.

Seattle will fulfill the financial obligations of White's contract, but he won't take up a roster spot or count against the salary cap. White, 26, will stay in Seattle and continue to rehab with the team.

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March 22  |  By John Boyle
The Mariners are off to Japan today to play a pair of exhibition games, then their season-opening series against Oakland. Because of the unique travel situation, both the Mariners and A's are allowed to travel 30 player and set a 28-man roster prior to the two games (all 30 are eligible to play in the exhibition games). Of the 28 players on the roster for the Oakland series, three must be designated ineligible for the games.

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March 21  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks agreed to terms on a deal with free agent offensive lineman Frank Omiyale, the team announced Wednesday. Omiyale, who was released by Chicago on March 1, has played both tackle and guard during his seven-year career, and was brought in for a visit by Seattle earlier this month.

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March 20  |  By John Boyle
Midfielder Mauro Rosales will miss Friday's game against Houston and perhaps more time with a sprain knee, Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid said. Rosales, one of the team's top players last season, suffered the injury late in Saturday's win over Toronto. He also dealt with a knee sprain late last season and missed the playoffs, but Schmid says this injury is not related.

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March 19  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks signed former Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn to a three-year deal Sunday, and while he will be Seattle's highest-paid quarterback next season, he won't simply be handed the starting job.

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March 19  |  By John Boyle
In news that should surprise no one, Major League Soccer announced Monday that Sounders forward David Estrada has been named the league's player of the week after scoring all three goals in Seattle's 3-1 season-opening win over Toronto FC.

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March 19  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks announced today the release of backup offensive tackle Jarriel King, a move that comes on the same day that WCSC News in Charleston, SC reported that King was arrested last month for sexual assault.

According to the report, King and another man were arrested for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at his South Carolina residence.

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March 18  |  By John Boyle
So here's the thing, I spend a lot of time in front of my computer, probably an unhealthy amount; it's part of the gig. Yet somehow this week the Seahawks have managed to release Robert Gallery, re-sign Paul McQuistan, sign Jason Jones, and now make their biggest move of all, signing quarterback Matt Flynn, all in the few-and-far-between moments when I'm joyfully detached from technology. And I say all of this as a way of apologizing for not having something up on this Flynn signing sooner,...

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March 17  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks have spent the first week of free agency focusing on retaining their own players, re-signing the likes of Red Bryant, Michael Robinson and Paul McQuistan, but on Saturday Seattle made its first splash in free agency, adding former Tennessee defensive linemen Jason Jones. The deal is for one year, according to his agent, Mike McCartney.

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March 16  |  By John Boyle
Two years after Charlie Whitehurst was traded to the Seahawks, he has re-signed with his old team, agreeing to a two-year deal with the Chargers, the team announced.

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March 15  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks have been quiet so far in free agency when it comes to adding big-name players, but they have done well to retain their own key players, and that trend continued Thursday night with fullback Michael Robinson announcing via Twitter that he is staying in Seattle. The team has not yet announced the deal, but a source said it is expected to become official soon.

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March 15  |  By John Boyle
When does a former Vikings players signing with Tennessee constitute Seahawks news? When a lot of us were assuming that said player was on his way to Seattle.

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March 14  |  By John Boyle
It's no secret that the Seahawks are in the market for a quarterback. Even if you are the most ardent Tarvaris Jackson supporter (those are out there somewhere, right?) that doesn't change the fact that Seattle needs depth at the position, if nothing else. Jackson is under contract for another year, and the Seahawks also have Josh Portis, who they signed as an undrafted rookie last year, but that's it.

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March 14  |  By John Boyle
Well this one was a little unexpected. Free agent guard Steve Hutchinson, who famously left the Seahawks for Minnesota in 2006, is in Seattle today to visit with his former team.

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March 14  |  By John Boyle
John Carlson, the Seahawks' top tight end from 2008-2010, has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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March 13  |  By John Boyle
NFL Free agency just got going this afternoon, and Seattle's first big move was to keep on of its own key players, defensive end Red Bryant. Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network first reported that Bryant is staying in Seattle and ESPN's Adam Schefter is saying the deal is worth $35 million over five years, including $14.5 million in guaranteed money.

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March 13  |  By John Boyle
Thanks to the Peyton Manning feeding frenzy, the news of New Orleans' bounty program and a few other things, this NFL offseason has been plenty busy already, but it's about to get even crazier, because free agency kicks off at 1 p.m. PT.

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March 11  |  By John Boyle
When Peyton Manning became one of the highest-profile free agents in NFL history last week, the Seahawks were one of many teams interested in the four-time MVP quarterback. Well apparently that interest was one sided.

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March 9  |  By John Boyle
One of the craziest free agent courting processes is under way as, according to various reports, up to a dozen teams are after the services of four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning, who was released by the Colts this week.

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March 9  |  By John Boyle
Sounders FC was back on the practice field Friday following Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League victory, and there were a few newsworthy notes to pass along.

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March 7  |  By John Boyle
Marcus Trufant, a Tacoma native and the Seattle Seahawks' longest-tenured player, is expected to be released by the team today, according to a source. The news was first reported by the Seattle Times.

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March 6  |  By John Boyle
There's been speculation for a while that the Indianapolis Colts will release longtime quarterback Peyton Manning rather than pay him the $28 million roster bonus he would be due this week, and on Tuesday, ESPN reported that the two sides will indeed part ways. That means one of the best quarterbacks of his or any other era is about to become a free agent.

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March 6  |  By John Boyle
Is Marshawn Lynch buying bejeweled teeth news? Hardly. Is just about everything the Seahawks enigmatic running back does entertaining? You bet.

And with that in mind, we present this wonderful video that has been making the rounds today of Lynch shopping for a new Seahawks grill. Lynch, of course signed a four-year contract Sunday.

Enjoy:

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March 6  |  By John Boyle
After 14 major-league seasons, Carlos Guillen tried to make it one more with the Mariners, the team he played for from 1998-2003, but instead the infielder has decided to retire, the team announced Tuesday.

Guillen, who was in camp as a non-roster invitee, had not played yet this spring because of sore knees and said, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com, "Your body tells you, you know?"

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March 5  |  By John Boyle
Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill, who was arrested for marijuana possession last week, had his charge dismissed Monday in Atlanta Municipal Court, his attorney said.

Hill and a female companion were arrested on Feb. 25 after a police search found marijuana in his Atlanta apartment, but he won't face prosecution in the case.

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March 5  |  By John Boyle
RB Marshawn Lynch was the most likely candidate to be franchised by the Seahawks, but he signed a four-year deal Sunday leaving us all a day to speculate who, if anyone, would get the tag before today's 1 p.m. PT deadline.

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March 4  |  By John Boyle
The Seahawks announced Sunday evening that they have signed running back Marshawn Lynch to a multi-year deal. The signing comes a day before the deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise tag on players, something GM John Schneider said they would have likely done had they not been able to strike a deal with Lynch, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent later this month.

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March 2  |  By John Boyle
A few notes worth passing along from today's Sounders practice, which included a chat with general manager Adrian Hanauer.

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March 1  |  By John Boyle
With the start of the MLS season rapidly approaching and rosters being finalized, Sounders FC announced Thursday the signing of defender Andrew Duran and forward Babayele Sodade. Duran, a 22-year-old out of Creighton University, was the team's top draft pick, going 15th overall in the MLS SuperDraft. Sodade, who was born in Maryland but grew up Nigeria in Ontario, Canada, played at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and was Seattle's second-round pick (34th overall) in the SuperDraft.

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