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Seahawks’ changes leave linebackers Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright as veteran voices

Seahawks linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright haven’t always received big attention on the Seattle defense. That was often reserved for the secondary with the catchy nickname or Michael Bennett and the defensive line. But an offseason defensive overhaul may change that. Wagner and Wright’s voices are likely to ring even louder after the defensive departures.

Another safety holdout overshadows start of Seahawks training camp

The Seattle Seahawks have started training camp with a star safety absent because of his contract situation. Earl Thomas is trying to force the hand of the only franchise he’s played for in his attempt to get a new deal. He announced his intentions in June to skip any team activities until Seattle addressed his long-term security. Thomas held true to that statement by skipping the mandatory minicamp and not showing up for the Seahawks’ first training camp practice.

Seahawks training camp preview: Seattle enters camp with high expectations after missing playoffs last season

Seattle missed postseason for first time since 2011, and injuries and depth issues caught up with an aging core. A once-vaunted defense took a significant step back and an offense that had been best at running was downright dreadful. Seattle had one rushing TD last year by a running back, and QB Russell Wilson again spent large portions running for his safety. That Seattle won nine games and was in playoff conversation into late December was remarkable.