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Seahawks struggle in fourth quarter, fall to Denver 27-24 in opener

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

“We were making plays when we were not even being at our best,’’ said Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a 27-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. “If we can score 24 points and not be at our best, how much more can we do? How much better can we be?’’

Seahawks’ Earl Thomas activated; Dontae Johnson on IR

The Seattle Seahawks have activated safety Earl Thomas to the 53-man roster, making him eligible to play in the season opener against Denver. But Seattle has a developing situation at cornerback. Expected starter Dontae Johnson was placed on injured reserve after hurting his groin during practice this week. Johnson was expected to start at right cornerback.

Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire on cusp of NFL debut

Shaquem Griffin’s story will likely add another unplanned chapter on Sunday in Denver, one nobody could have expected on the day he was drafted by Seattle. He’ll do more than just play in his first NFL regular-season game. Griffin will be one of the starting linebackers for the Seahawks with K.J. Wright out due to minor knee surgery.

Seahawks have yet to make decision on activating Earl Thomas

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks have not yet decided whether safety Earl Thomas will be added to the active roster ahead of the season opener in Denver. Coach Pete Carroll said a decision would come Saturday. Thomas held out from Seattle’s offseason program and training camp, only reporting to the team Wednesday. Thomas was seeking a contract extension or a trade.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ends lengthy holdout

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ended his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without the long-term contract he was seeking. Thomas showed up at the Seahawks facility Wednesday morning and was welcomed back by his teammates. Coach Pete Carroll said he met briefly with Thomas, but wouldn’t commit to whether Thomas would play in the opener Sunday against Denver.

This Seahawks season, it’s Russell Wilson or bust

As a favor to Seahawks fans everywhere, I typed this column with my right hand while repeatedly knocking my wooden table with my left. Of all the seasons Russell Wilson has played in the league, this would be the worst one to jinx him.