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Seattle Seahawks have draft-day magic

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (53) reacts

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The Seahawks have been one of the best teams at finding gems in the lower rounds of the draft in recent years. Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was a seventh-round linebacker and cornerback Richard Sherman a fifth-rounder that year. Safety Kam Chancellor was a fifth-rounder in 2010.

"The coaches have buy-in to that player, so if it's a Kam Chancellor or Richard Sherman, however they feel they...

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Seattle's Steven Hauschka wants to keep the PAT

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In recent months, some have pushed the idea of taking the “foot” out of football by eliminating extra-point kicks, which have become virtually automatic in the NFL.

Super Bowl XLVIII placekickers Steven Hauschka of Seattle and Matt Prater of Denver, for instance, have combined to make 421 of 426 PATs in their careers.

Not surprisingly, most NFL kickers are against the removal of an essential...

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Joe Namath, Phil Simms to do Super Bowl's ceremonial coin toss

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, Joe Namath and

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We’ve known for months that Bruno Mars will be performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday, but NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy announced Thursday during the halftime press conference that two other big names will be involved in the game day festivities.

Legendary Jets and Giants quarterbacks Joe Namath and Phil Simms will do the ceremonial coin toss...

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Super Bowl rings run in Bobby Wagner's family

Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner reacts with Seattle

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It turns out that Bobby Wagner has a family tradition to uphold.

The Seahawks middle linebacker is a cousin of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and is looking to add to the family's collection of Super Bowl rings.

“I asked him for advice and he told me to enjoy the moment,” Wagner said of his two-time Super Bowl-winning relative. “Everybody thinks that they’re going to come back every...

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Marshawn Lynch says 'boss' a lot, boss

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch stands against a wall

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Everyone has that one word that they tend to use often in conversation. Marshawn Lynch's word: "boss."

The terse Seahawks running back said that word five times Wednesday during Seahawks media availability. Here's each instance of him using "boss" in an answer, per the NFL's quote sheet (spoiler alert: none of them have to do with "The Boss", a.k.a. New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen):


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Steven Hauschka thinks Matt Prater could hit a 75-yard field goal

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Could we see a 75-yard field goal in the NFL some day? Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka thinks so -- and that it'll be done by his Super Bowl XLVIII counterpart, Matt Prater.

Hauschka was asked during Wednesday's media availability if he thought someone would hit a 70-yarder in the NFL soon (it's been done one before at the high school level, by Jon Semerene of Cypress Hills HS in Weston, Fla....

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Richard Sherman basks in Super Bowl Media Day

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman speaks to the

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NEWARK -- No less than 150 video cameras, cell phones and voice recorders captured all or parts of the things Richard Sherman said at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday.

And he reveled in every minute of the spotlight inside the Prudential Center, and not in a "Look at me! Look at me!" sort of way. Heck, he even started a few minutes before the official clock started and went a few minutes beyond...

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Seahawks' Golden Tate wears Google Glass, GoPro at Super Bowl Media Day

Seattle Seahawks receiver Golden Tate speaks to reporters

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NEWARK -- Golden Tate admits that he’s not much of a gadget guy. But there he was at Super Bowl Media Day rocking two high-tech gizmos on his head and another at his booth.

The Seahawks receiver looked like he just came from the nearest electronics superstore on Tuesday at the Prudential Center, donning Google Glass on his head and a GoPro camera on the bill of his hat. He also had a digital...

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Ricardo Lockette's Super Bowl experience*

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette (83) greets

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NEWARK -- Ricardo Lockette is the asterisk in the Seahawks’ inexperience.

While it is true that there are no players on the Seattle roster who have played in a Super Bowl, the first time that’s happened since the 1990 Bills were in the big game, Lockette is technically the one player who can at least say he’s been TO a Super Bowl. He was a member of the 49ers’ team last year, but he didn’t...

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Kam Chancellor: Richard Sherman's passion is misunderstood

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman answers questions during

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Richard Sherman might be a lightning rod for criticism, especially after his post-game rant from Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers. But Sherman's teammates have his back.

"They misunderstand his passion, his passion for the game," Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor said of the widespread criticism of Sherman's outburst during an interview with Erin Andrews on the Fox broadcast....

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