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Source: Ex-Seahawks QB Boykin banned 1 game

Trevone Boykin, cut by the Seattle in March in the wake of a report that he was under investigation for alleged domestic violence, has been suspended one game by the NFL, a league source says.

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Both of the Seahawks' specialist competitions are settled with the team announcing that it has released kicker Jason Myers in addition to long-time punter Jon Ryan. Myers was competing with Sebastian Janikowski, who was considered the favorite after the Seahawks guaranteed him $600,000 on a one-year contract worth up to $2.015 million. Myers, who was previously with the Jaguars, signed a futures contract with Seattle after last season that included no guaranteed money. Seattle's special-teams battery will be Janikowski, rookie punter Michael Dickson and long-snapper Tyler Ott. With the two open roster spots, the Seahawks re-signed cornerback Elijah Battle and wide receiver Marvin Bracy, who had both been with the team in training camp.

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Seahawks release punter Ryan after 10 seasons

In a move that was expected after the Seahawks traded up to draft Michael Dickson in April, longtime punter Jon Ryan was released by the team on Monday after 10 seasons.

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No Seahawks rookie has been more impressive through two preseason games than defensive lineman Rasheem Green. The third-round pick from USC had another sack and a half against the Chargers to give him three so far, and his six tackles included one in which he impressively shed a blocker while setting the edge then dropped the running back for a 5-yard loss. With Dion Jordan out indefinitely and Marcus Smith now out of the mix, Green could play significant snaps right away.

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said right guard D.J. Fluker dislocated a finger in the first quarter of Seattle's preseason game against the Chargers. He didn't return, but Carroll didn't seem too concerned about Fluker potentially missing time. I don't know that. I don't think so," Carroll said. "He's an offensive lineman; I think he can handle that. He says he's fine."

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If you were concerned about right tackle Germain Ifedi as a potential issue along Seattle's offensive line, nothing in Saturday night's 24-14 loss to the Chargers would make you feel any better. The 2016 first-round pick got bulled over on one play and was beaten badly off the edge several times. He also may have gotten away with at least one false start by jumping the snap a split second early, something he did often last year when he led the NFL in penalties. In fairness to Ifedi, he was matched up a few times with Melvin Ingram, who will make a lot of tackles look bad. But it's not as though it'll get much easier when the games start to count. The Seahawks open the regular season at Denver against Von Miller and No. 5 overall pick Bradley Chubb, and they don't have a viable alternative at right tackle to Ifedi. It's a good thing Russell Wilson can get out of trouble better than any NFL quarterback.

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A mixed bag for the Seahawks' No. 1 offense in its six first-half possessions. Russell Wilson and Co. started well with consecutive field-goal drives of 55 and 60 yards, the first of which had an impressive Chris Carson touchdown run called back by a penalty that didn't seem to affect the play. But Carson fumbled at the goal line on the next possession -- that can't make Pete Carroll happy -- and the final three didn't yield any points either. Wilson was 13 of 21 for 193 yards, but evaluating his play is tough since he was under constant pressure. Right tackle Germain Ifedi was struggling big time in pass protection.

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Seahawks general manager John Schneider said during his pregame radio interview on 710 ESPN Seattle that rookie right tackle Jamarco Jones had surgery this week on the high ankle sprain he suffered in the preseason opener. That means Jones, a fifth-round pick who was competing to be Seattle's swing tackle, is unlikely to contribute early this season if at all in 2018.

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During his pregame radio interview on 710 ESPN Seattle, Seahawks general manager John Schneider gave a glowing assessment of how Russell Wilson has looked of late, saying he recently told new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer that Wilson "probably had one of his best practices I've ever seen" on Tuesday. "He was just dialed in," Schneider said. "He's very focused, really on top of his game. Brian's a stickler, he's been on him and they seem to have a great relationship. So I'm excited to watch him keep progressing because Russ is one of those guys that if you give him something to fix, he'll fix it." It's another positive sign for the crucial partnership between Wilson and Schottenheimer.

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Three position battles to watch with the Seahawks tonight: 1) Running back. First-round pick Rashaad Penny isn't playing and presumed starter Chris Carson probably won't get more than two or three series along with the rest of the No. 1 offense. We should see plenty of C.J. Prosise, Mike Davis and J.D. McKissic, three NFL-caliber tailbacks who may be competing for two spots. It's as tough of a projection right now as any position group on Seattle's roster; 2) Wide receiver. It's the most crowded battle of all with 13 receivers and perhaps only two or three open spots behind presumed locks Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Jaron Brown. Brandon Marshall has helped himself the most of anyone over the past two weeks and David Moore, in my estimation, is in the lead among the remaining bubble guys. With Amara Darboh and Lockett not playing tonight, Marcus Johnson, Damore'ea Stringfellow and Tanner McEvoy can improve their standing; 3) Safety. This is seeming like less of a battle given how consistently camp standout Tedric Thompson has worked at free safety with Bradley McDougald (who will start at one spot or the other) at strong. However, Maurice Alexander -- a former starter with the Rams -- is back from an injury that sidelined him earlier in camp and is expected to play tonight. It may not hurt to give Thompson a longer look than the rest of the starters given that he only played eight defensive snaps as a rookie last season.

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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin has resumed running as he works his way back from a knee injury that has sidelined him since early in training camp. Coach Pete Carroll reiterated Friday that Baldwin should be ready for Seattle's Sept. 9 opener, saying: "He's back to going here and he's conditioning to get back in. So next week will be really important to see how far along he comes. Really the fourth week (of preseason) would be the first chance we really get to work him really hard and press him, and we'll see how that goes for that week and then heading into the opener. We think he's going to be fine." As far as Saturday's preseason game against the Chargers, Carroll said cornerback Byron Maxwell is iffy. Defensive end Frank Clark, running back C.J. Prosise, cornerback Dontae Johnson and safety Maurice Alexander are expected to play. Receivers Tyler Lockett and Amara Darboh won't play, though Carroll said Lockett is fine.

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Seahawks release DE Smith in surprise move

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said "some personal reasons" factored into Friday's surprising release of defensive end Marcus Smith. The team also made official its deal with outside linebacker/pass-rusher Erik Walden.

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Video: Pete Carroll says of Marcus Smith's release, "Really, there was some personal reasons that came into it."

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In a somewhat surprising move, the Seahawks have terminated the contract of defensive end Marcus Smith, who was projected to be a part of their pass-rush rotation this season. Seattle re-signed Smith this offseason to a one-year deal worth $1.425 million. His release clears about $1 million in cap space. The Seahawks have made official the signing of veteran pass-rusher Erik Walden, whose deal was previously reported. Seattle also waived cornerback Elijah Battle and signed running back Justin Stockton. Smith had missed the last couple days because of what Pete Carroll called a family issue.

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The end of training camp means three things for the Seahawks: 1) no more fans at practice; 2) veterans who were staying at the team hotel are no longer required to; and 3) their annual home-run derby that followed their final camp practice. Russell Wilson, who plays a little baseball on the side, beat out fellow quarterback Austin Davis and rookie tight end Will Dissly for the victory, according to the team.

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The Seahawks had Aretha Franklin's "Respect" playing in their team meeting room before practice today in honor of the late singer. Said Russell Wilson: "I know Aretha Franklin meant a lot to Ciara, meant a lot to me."

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The Seahawks have had the same five offensive linemen -- Duane Brown, Ethan Pocic, Justin Britt, D.J. Fluker and Germain Ifedi -- working with the No. 1 offense for the majority of training camp, and almost exclusively of late. It's a change from the frequent mixing-and-matching favored by previous O-line coach Tom Cable, who, for among other reasons, wanted players to have experience at multiple spots in case of emergency situations. Russell Wilson seems to appreciate having the same five in front of him. He estimated that it's the first time since their 2013 Super Bowl season that they've had a consistent offensive line in practice. "And that consistency is huge," Wilson said, adding: "It makes a big difference. It makes a big difference in communication, how guys step up and how they play. I think Coach Mike Solari is doing a tremendous, tremendous job."

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Earl Thomas is now subject to over $1 million in fines from the Seahawks after missing the first three weeks of training camp. Asked about Thomas' absence today, Russell Wilson said he considers him the best safety to ever play. "I believe that he'll be ready to play when he decides to — if he decides to come back."

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Five observations from today's Seahawks practice: 1) Shaquill Griffin showed excellent closing speed to break up a deep pass during seven-on-seven and also had a PBU in a red-zone drill. His switch from the right side to the left side -- where teams typically prefer their best cornerback -- continues to appear seamless; 2) Second-year defensive tackle Naz Jones had a good day. He batted down a Russell Wilson pass at the line of scrimmage then appeared to be the defender who forced a fumble from fullback Tre Madden, based on the congratulations Jones was getting from teammates; 3) The Seahawks got a brief scare when Tyler Lockett stayed down for a few seconds after trying to haul in a deep throw. Several teammates immediately sprinted down to check on him, a sign of how well-liked he is in Seattle's locker room. Lockett got kicked in the back of the calf, coach Pete Carroll said, and eventually resumed practicing; 4) Defensive end Frank Clark has been participating in team drills this week. He's returned to full participation after being limited earlier in camp following hand surgery; 5) Linebacker K.J. Wright had perhaps the play of the day when he snatched away a check-down pass for an interception. Wright is excellent in pass coverage, which is why any playing time that rookie Shaquem Griffin gets in those situations probably won't come at Wright's expense.

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On the same day that Rashaad Penny had surgery on his finger and Mike Davis missed practice with a sore toe, another running back returned to the field with C.J. Prosise suiting up for the first time this week. He took part in the early portion of practice. Prosise had been sidelined with what he described as tightness in his hip flexor, the latest in a long list of injuries that have limited the 2016 third-round pick to just 11 games over his first two seasons. Prosise said he's feeling fine and that he'll be ready to play Saturday against the Chargers. "I've got to step up now with Penny being down for a little bit," he said.

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