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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

RENTON, Wash. — Will Dissly’s thoughts turned to next season almost immediately after he found out the severity of his Achilles injury Sunday.

CLEVELAND — Through an often-dizzying haze of big plays, controversial penalties and lengthy reviews emerged the blueprint for victory for the Seahawks in 2019.