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10-6, 2nd in NFC West
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Source: Ex-Seahawks DT McDowell suspended

Former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who is looking to find a team, has been suspended for the first two weeks of the 2019 season, a source told ESPN's Field Yates.

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Tyler Lockett's targets last season that were at least 15 yards downfield. Red lines were completed passes, blue lines were incomplete. The arrow depicts the area covered by Lockett from the moment Russell Wilson threw the ball to the time of ball arrival. Information via NFL Next Gen Stats.

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Ken Behring, former Seahawks owner, dies at 91

Ken Behring, who purchased the Seahawks in 1988 and almost moved the team to California before selling the franchise to Paul Allen, has died at the age of 91.

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Former Seahawks pick McDowell facing charges

Malik McDowell, who never played for the Seahawks after being drafted in 2017, faces charges of assault, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, stemming from a February incident in Michigan.

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Carroll: Strong side 'good spot' for LB Griffin

Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin said he's "having so much fun again" since the team moved him back to the strong side, where he played at Central Florida.

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Shaquem Griffin said it was twin brother Shaquill's idea to hire a personal chef for the two of them. Shaquem said he's moving better after cutting out pork, fried foods and fast food. And he likes how much cheaper it is compared to taking his family out to eat.

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In need of edge rushers with Frank Clark gone and Ziggy Ansah coming off shoulder surgery, the Seahawks plan to use Barkevious Mingo more in that role than they did last season. Of Mingo's 497 defensive snaps, he rushed the passer on only 68 of them and dropped into coverage on 193 of them, according to ESPN charting. He had two sacks while mainly playing on early downs as an edge-setting strong-side linebacker (he also led the team in special-teams snaps). Said Pete Carroll: "If you watched him this camp, he worked a lot with (defensive line coach Clint Hurtt) in the pass-rush stuff because we want to really accentuate that for him and not divide his focus. Last year, it was SAM 'backer and a little bit of pass-rush stuff and he never really got to dig in. He can make problems for the opponent because he's so fast and he's so long so we really tried to accentuate that and we'll do that again through camp. We want to really specialize him as a rusher knowing that he can play the 'backer spot. He worked really hard to learn that. He did fine last year. We know that we have guys that can also play there so we're going to see if we can really bring him to the front with his pass-rush."

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Pete Carroll is confident that second-year tight end Will Dissly will be ready for the Seahawks' opener, even if he has to miss the start of training camp as he recovers from surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. "We're totally thinking that he's going to be ready to go for the season," Carroll said. "We have no question about that." Dissly was playing starter snaps and had scored two touchdowns when he went down in Week 4. Carroll added: "The decision will be should we start him right from the beginning (of camp) or should we wait a week or whatever as we just ensure that he's back. We do not want to rush this one at all. We want to make sure that he's 1,000 percent confident and ready to go and can make all the breaks and the plants and (change-of-direction) and stuff, so we'll take a real good look at it. But it's really promising that he's going to be ready to go."

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The Seahawks are moving second-year linebacker Shaquem Griffin from the weak side to the strong side. That position in Pete Carroll's defense entails playing on the ball from a two-point stance, setting the edge and rushing the passer — which is what Griffin did at UCF. He's embracing the move back to his preferred position but says he has to get re-acclimated to rushing.

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The only certainty with the Seahawks at safety is that Bradley McDougald will be one of their starters, but even his position is up in the air. McDougald has played strong and free during his two seasons in Seattle. Which one he ends up at in 2019 will depend to some degree on who wins the other starting job: Tedric Thompson (free), Delano Hill (strong) or rookie second-round pick Marquise Blair. The Seahawks think Blair can play both spots but are trying him at strong safety first. That's where McDougald prefers to play. "I'm fully prepared to come in and play strong safety, really compete and battle with whoever," he said. "I can do both but I prefer to play in the box and closer to the line of scrimmage. There's just more for me to do there in the run game and the man-to-man coverages. But I'm always willing to do whatever to make the team work and be the best asset for the team. But I definitely intend to play in the box.”

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Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald elaborated on the knee surgery that has kept him out of offseason work, saying it was to repair a partially torn patellar that he had played through from Week 8 on last year. He and the team's medical staff tried rehabbing the injury but McDougald opted for surgery before OTAs because he wasn't happy with the progress. "I feel like I'm in a much better situation right now," he said. "I'm much more comfortable. My knee feels good. My body feels good. I'm just ready to compete." McDougald missed OTAs and isn't practicing in minicamp but said he could if he had to. "Yeah, for sure," he said when asked if he'll be practicing by training camp.


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What about rookie receiver DK Metcalf has stood out most to Russell Wilson? His brain. "He's really intelligent," Wilson said. "He really understands the game really well."

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Team Stats

Passing Yards193.327th
Rushing Yards160.01st
Points For26.8Tied-6th
Points Against21.7