The Seahawks defense heads into Sunday's game against Dallas knowing the high-wire act of the first two weeks — when it allowed more total yards (970) and passing yards (831) than any team in the NFL — isn't a sustainable recipe for success.

For all the positives from Seattle’s 35-30 victory over New England Sunday night, the team got the worst injury news imaginable Monday, learning that both starting nickel corner Marquise Blair and rush end/linebacker Bruce Irvin will be out for the season with knee injuries.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll already declared Dorsett out for the game Sunday against Dallas when he met media members Monday via Zoom, and hinted at a possible longer-term absence.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had plenty to say — and most of it good — following his team’s 38-25 victory in the season opener over the Falcons when he talked to media members via Zoom on Monday and also held his first weekly radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle.

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks released linebacker/defensive end Shaquem Griffin and terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Paul Richardson among their cuts on Saturday to reach the 53-man roster limit.

In another step to bring awareness to issues concerning social injustice, racism and police brutality, Seahawks players and coaches this year will wear decals on helmets and patches on hats honoring victims and displaying phrases, the team announced Friday.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll insisted Thursday afternoon the team has no idea if or when receiver Josh Gordon will be reinstated by the NFL.

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Offensive lineman Chance Warmack, who signed with the Seahawks as a free agent in March, is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent, Ron Slavin, confirmed to The Seattle Times.

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SEATTLE — While there had been much discussion about Cam Newton and the Seahawks’ backup quarterback job in recent days, there was no indication the team ever seriously considered it.

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If there’s anything that feels certain in these most uncertain times, it’s that the Seahawks will trade down in the first round of the NFL draft, which begins today at 5 p.m.

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RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks have re-signed veteran cornerback Neiko Thorpe, who has also been a special teams captain the past two seasons, the team announced Monday afternoon.

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RENTON, Wash. — The silence from Seattle throughout much of the second day of the NFL’s legal tampering period for teams to negotiate with free agents might have seemed deafening to Seahawks fans anxious for the team to do something, anything.

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RENTON, Wash. — So here is what’s on the line for the Seahawks tonight against Minnesota — win and take over the lead in the NFC West and the No. 2 seed in NFC playoff positioning with a month to play; lose and stay in second in the West and fall to the No. 6 and last seed in the NFC.

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RENTON, Wash. — The biggest revelation of Seattle’s 27-24 overtime victory over the 49ers on Monday night was the play of the Seahawks’ defense, holding the third-highest scoring team in the NFL to just one offensive touchdown.

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San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (No. 25) tackles Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett (No. 16) during the first half in Santa Clara, Calif., on Monday.