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The NFL draft is underway. The Seattle Seahawks have three picks this year - the fewest in franchise history. We did hear from Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll this week. But the main topic wasn't the draft: It was quarterback Russell Wilson. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Marshawn Lynch, Dr. Fauci discuss vaccine hesitancy

Apr 16, 2021
Running back Marshawn Lynch walks off the field after Seattle Seahawks football practice in Renton on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.
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During Marshawn Lynch’s 12 NFL seasons he earned a reputation for his fearless style on the field, while remaining one of the league’s most reclusive figures off the field.

Now the retired running back is lending his voice to try to help members of Black and Hispanic communities make more informed decisions about receiving COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Seattle Seahawks continue to make moves ahead of the NFL draft later this month. The latest acquisition happened this week with the signing of defensive end Aldon Smith. We learn more from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 

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The Seattle Seahawks made some moves in free agency this week. And it looks like their highest-paid player is staying put. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made news this week in more ways than one. He was honored as the NFL's Man of the Year for his charitable work. But in interviews after the award, he expressed serious concerns about the Seahawks' offense. What does that say about his future with the team? KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about that with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks after winning the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year awards at the NFL Honors ceremony as part of Super Bowl 55 Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
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Russell Wilson is tired of getting hit. Tired of taking sacks.

His frustration is to the point that Wilson took time on Tuesday which was set aside to speak on winning the Walter Payton Man of the Year award to address some of the issues he sees with the Seattle Seahawks going into the offseason.

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The Seattle Seahawks have hired Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as the team's new offensive coordinator. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick take a closer look at the impact he might have on the team.

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With the Seahawks' early exit from the playoffs this season, many fans are wondering what the team will do in the offseason. Some questions were answered this week, as we hear from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 

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The Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1:40 p.m. at Lumen Field. We get a preview from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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We are taking a look back at the top Seattle sports stories of 2020. But it's not a typical countdown, as we hear from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 

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A big game for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. They host the 9-5 Los Angeles Rams in an NFC West showdown. At 10-4, the Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth, but if they win on Sunday, they win the division. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the matchup with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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The Seattle Seahawks host the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon. The 8-3 Seahawks are in first place in the NFC West, and KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick he expects them to stay there.


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Some Seattle sports teams were impacted this week by COVID-19 testing and protocols, put in place by their leagues. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked about the fallout, starting with a mask fine that cost the Seahawks $250,000 and head coach Pete Carroll $100,000.


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The Seahawks open the regular season on the road this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. The NFL is not playing in a so-called "COVID bubble" like several other professional sports leagues. And it's up to each team to decide whether to allow fans. The Seahawks won't have fans for at least their first three home games. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what to expect from the team this season. 

In this Jan. 26, 2020, file photo, safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets walks off the field at halftime during the NFL Pro Bowl game in Orlando, Fla. The Seahawks acquired Adams in a trade on July 25, 2020.
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The Seattle Seahawks are wrapping up their first week of training camp at their headquarters in Renton. The focus is on the regular season now that the NFL has canceled all preseason games due to the pandemic. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it all with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 

Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson runs past Green Bay Packers' Kenny Clark for a first down during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis.
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A lot of comings and goings for the Seahawks in the offseason, as they try to figure out their 2020 team. Will they be better than last year? Who is still missing? KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about it all with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick. 

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For the first time in eight years, the Seahawks used their own pick to a take a player in the first round of the NFL draft. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about the selection and what he expects from the team for the rest of the draft with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on the sports world. Major League Soccer has further postponed its 2020 season for eight more weeks. On Thursday, the league said it remains focused on playing the entire season and that it's "evaluating all options."

Meanwhile, the National Football League has not had to take any action regarding its season, at least not yet. And the league actually conducted business this week. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked about that with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Snow falls on Lambeau Field during a game between the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.
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The Seahawks face the Packers in Green Bay on Sunday in the NFC divisional playoffs. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the game and the team's history at Lambeau Field.

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The Seahawks will have the emotional edge over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night when the two teams battle it out at CenturyLink Field to see who wins the NFC West division of the National Football League.

After losing three running backs to injuries this month, the Seahawks have signed two former teammates to free-agent contracts. One of them is a fan favorite known as Beast Mode - Marshawn Lynch. The other is Robert Turbin. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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The Seahawks play the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday. It's a game the Seahawks are expected to win because they have a better record. The Seahawks have five wins and two losses. The Falcons are 1-6. But KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick the Seahawks have some glaring problems that they're trying to address.

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The Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. The Saints will be without star quarterback Drew Brees. As KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick, the game could contain some surprises.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll yells as players, including middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, center-left, run a drill July 29 during training camp in Renton. Wagner agreed to a contract extension with the team this week.
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The next Seahawks season is upon us. Training camp is underway and the team plays its first exhibition game Aug. 8, against the Denver Broncos at home. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about how the season is shaping up.  

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The Seahawks have announced they've added men to their dance team — changing the name from the Sea Gals to the Seahawks Dancers. Eight male dancers have joined 30 women for the 2019 season. The Seahawks are one of only a few NFL teams to include men on their dance squads.

KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick that he's trying to figure out whether this is just "an evolution" — as the team is calling it — or something more.

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The Seahawks may be in for a contentious summer as star linebacker Bobby Wagner tries to negotiate a new contract with the team. It's the topic of this week's conversation between KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

Seahawks' wide receiver Doug Baldwin takes part in an NFL training session at the Grove Hotel in Chandler's Cross, Watford, England, Oct. 11, 2018.
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Former Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin confirmed this week that he is, indeed, retiring from football. He issued a touching farewell on social media. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked about Baldwin's legacy.

In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, file photo, Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah stands during pregame of a game against the Chicago Bears, in Detroit. Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks.
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The Seahawks have added a new defender to their roster this week. And KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel told Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick that Ezekiel Ansah has a pretty interesting backstory.

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Rookie camp is happening this weekend at Seahawks headquarters in Renton. It’s the first look at the team’s 2019 draft class. Sports commentator Art Thiel breaks down the draft results and their implications in his weekly chat with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.

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We're taking a closer look at what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's new $140 million, four-year contract means for the team and the city of Seattle. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the importance of securing Wilson and, in turn, securing his place in Seattle sports history. 

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We've been hearing this week about Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson giving the team a deadline of April 15 for a contract extension. He's about to enter the last year of his current deal. KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel talked with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about the factors that might make Wilson stay or go.

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