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  • Tannehill's extension and the Seahawks' negotiations with Wilson
    Danny O'Neil | May 19, 2015 1:21 pm
    Danny O'Neil takes a look at the specifics of quarterback Ryan Tannehill's extension with the Dolphins to see how it might impact the Seahawks' negotiations with Russell Wilson.
  • Having exercised patience and options, M's should discard Ackley
    Danny O'Neil | May 18, 2015 9:05 am
    Forget about what Dustin Ackley was supposed to be or still could be. What he has been and continues to be is a below-average player. It's time for the Mariners to move on, writes Danny O'Neil.
  • Bruce Irvin drama reflects silliness of NFL news cycle
    Danny O'Neil | May 18, 2015 8:12 am
    All the reports about Bruce Irvin's future have generated plenty of headlines and speculation while not shedding any light on the reality of the situation. It's an another example of how common sense can be lost in the NFL's 24-hour news cycle, writes Danny O'Neil.
  • Ex-Husky Kasen Williams appears to be catching on with Seahawks
    Danny O'Neil | May 10, 2015 12:55 pm
    Undrafted rookie Kasen Williams, who played at UW and Skyline High, he appears to be catching on after a three-day tryout during the Seahawks' rookie minicamp, which concluded on Sunday.
  • New Seahawks offensive linemen picking up system quickly
    Danny O'Neil | May 10, 2015 12:42 pm
    Seattle's rookie offensive linemen are catching on quickly. Then again, they don't have much choice. At least not with Tom Cable running drills.
  • The key issues in Wilson's contract negotiation with the Seahawks
    Danny O'Neil | May 07, 2015 1:36 pm
    With quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks working on an extension, here's a look at some of the key issues the two sides are negotiating based on discussions and information from various league sources.
  • Seahawks stick to draft trademark with picks switching positions
    Danny O'Neil | May 02, 2015 5:41 pm
    The Seahawks' newest pass rusher, Obum Gwacham, has an appetite for Chipotle, a motor that doesn't stop and a resume that includes three years catching passes in the Pac-12. Just another Seahawks' draft pick.
  • Sorting through the Seahawks' selection of Frank Clark isn't easy
    Danny O'Neil | May 01, 2015 9:57 pm
    Seattle's decision to draft Frank Clark should be met with skepticism given the alleged domestic-violence incident that led to his dismissal from the Michigan football team. You just shouldn't make assumptions about either his guilt, his innocence or the Seahawks' stated reasoning for choosing him.
  • Again not picking in first round shows Seahawks' draft confidence
    Danny O'Neil | May 01, 2015 5:40 am
    No team has gotten more out of the draft in the past five years than Seattle, and the reason for that is tied to the rationale that led the Seahawks to trade away their first-round pick and center Max Unger for tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round choice.
  • First round of the NFL Draft by the numbers
    Danny O'Neil | May 01, 2015 5:19 am
    The top two picks in the NFL Draft were quarterbacks, only the second time in 15 years that has happened. Here are some other notable numbers from Thursday's first round of the NFL Draft.
  • Don't expect Seahawks to trade Bruce Irvin
    Danny O'Neil | April 29, 2015 10:42 pm
    Contrary to one online report Wednesday, the Seahawks were not on the brink of sending linebacker Bruce Irvin to Atlanta.
  • Seahawks' secondary is a primary need entering the draft
    Danny O'Neil | April 28, 2015 8:39 am
    Seattle needs to restock a secondary that has been hit with several injuries and a pair of free-agent departures. Good thing for the Seahawks, their biggest need lines up with what has been their biggest strength in the draft.
  • Game-by-game capsules for Seahawks' 2015 schedule
    Danny O'Neil | April 21, 2015 4:39 pm
    Danny O'Neil takes a look at the biggest storyline for all 16 games of the Seahawks' 2015 regular-season schedule.
  • Franchise Four: Picking the most important Mariners in team history
    Danny O'Neil | April 14, 2015 10:20 am
    There are five players who could easily be identified as the most important in Mariners history. But Danny O'Neil narrows that list down to four as the MLB Network is doing for every team.
  • Seahawks face decision with Bruce Irvin's fifth-year option
    Danny O'Neil | April 13, 2015 9:50 am
    The Seahawks have until May 3 to exercise their fifth-year option on linebacker Bruce Irvin's contract, a decision that isn't a no-brainer like it was a year ago with guard James Carpenter.
  • Cheers to the end of another Oklahoma City Thunder season
    Danny O'Neil | April 08, 2015 8:55 am
    The Oklahoma City Thunder -- the NBA franchise formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics -- is set to either get trounced in the first round of the playoffs or not even reach the postseason at all. Danny O'Neil will drink to that.
  • Having fun with the reaction to Irvin's un-funny April Fool's prank
    Danny O'Neil | April 03, 2015 9:51 am
    Start with an April Fool's Day joke of questionable taste. Add an Internet scold who doth protest too much. Mix in a 40-year-old man prone to picking fights on the Internet (Danny O'Neil) and here's what you get.
  • Factors, possibilities with Russell Wilson's contract extension
    Danny O'Neil | April 03, 2015 8:40 am
    With the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson negotiating what's expected to be a massive contract extension, let's take a big-picture look at some of the factors and possibilities at play.
  • Run stuffers not as expensive as they once were in NFL
    Danny O'Neil | April 01, 2015 8:55 am
    Brandon Mebane's uncertain future with the Seahawks is a reflection of how early-down run stuffers are becoming devalued in the NFL as teams place a premium on pass rushers.
  • Russell Wilson's baseball interest presents an interesting scenario
    Danny O'Neil | March 30, 2015 9:27 am
    Russell Wilson's participation in Rangers spring training camp over the week is something to file away if he and the Seahawks are somehow unable to come to terms on a contract extension this offseason.