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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Sunday

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The day before.

Seattle Seahawks' Alvin Bailey won't play Monday night - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks backup offensive tackle Alvin Bailey will not play Monday night against the Washington Redskins, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after Saturday’s practice.

Kam Chancellor on Sean Taylor: "He's with me in the game, on my shoulder every week"
Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor has modeled his game after former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died at age 24 after nearly four seasons in the NFL.

Saturday in Hawkville: Where have all the turnovers gone?
The Seahawks’ defense led the NFL in takeaways last season, when it also ranked No. 1 in average points and yards allowed. This season, the Seahawks have three takeaways in three games, compared to 10 after three games in 2013.

Patriots not sure if they will activate Brandon Browner and Brian Tyms | FOX Sports
Coach Bill Belichick said Friday no decision has been made on whether the New England Patriots will activate cornerback Brandon Browner or wide receiver Brian Tyms in time for Sunday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Seahawks' Bruce Irvin expected to play Monday night; Alvin Bailey out - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Bruce Irvin is expected to play Monday night against Washington after missing Seattle's last game. And if coach Pete Carroll's remarks on Saturday were any indication, he'll play quite a bit.

On field, Russell Wilson shows there’s beauty in boring | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Is Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson just a game manager or is he a big-play maker? Who cares — it’s his skill at getting the overlooked things right, again and again, that sets him apart.

Seattle Seahawks' Alvin Bailey won't play Monday night - ESPN
“He’s got a strained oblique,” Carroll said. “I'm not even sure where that is, but we’re going to hold him out and we’ll miss him this week.”

RENTON: Versatile Seahawks rookie Garry Gilliam returns close to remarkable roots | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
What could end up being the biggest night of Garry Gilliam’s remarkable football life will happen a two-hour drive from his even more remarkable start.

Seahawks’ travel day to DC; T Alvin Bailey on injury report; Russell Wilson succeeds where Goodell, NFL has failed | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The Seahawks have a light practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton today, then leave later this afternoon for the charter flight to Washington and Monday night’s game against the Redskins.

Seahawks need to be wary of ‘Hardy effect’ | Sportspress Northwest
After running the Rodgers-Rivers-Manning gauntlet, the Seahawks draw Kirk Cousins, not to be dismissed despite his four picks vs. the Giants.

Six for Sunday: Brady's Pats dogs at home, and rookie QBs beware -
Tom Brady and the Patriots are underdogs at home? That's a rarity. Also, rookie QBs and teams coming off byes are not to be trusted.

RG3 stretches with team, Jay Gruden says QB is 'making progress' -
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, who suffered a dislocated ankle during the first quarter of Week 2's game against the Jaguars, stretched with the team Saturday for the first time since the injury.

Week 5 Cheat Sheet -
Two teams remain unbeaten, as Arizona and Cincinnati both face tough tests. Can Drew Stanton and Andy Dalton keep their teams perfect after Week 5? Here's your guide to Sunday and Monday.

Kenbrell Thompkins waived by New England Patriots -
New England waived Kenbrell Thompkins on Saturday. The receiver was inactive last week and has played in just two games this season. Two other Patriots are coming off suspensions but remain inactive.

HGH testing starts Monday | ProFootballTalk
Lost in the turmoil of the last four weeks, blood testing finally has arrived in the NFL.  HGH screening commences on Monday, according to Albert Breer of NFL Media. Per Breer, NFLPA president Eric Winston alerted players to the details in a recent letter.

Jordan Reed sits out practice, questionable for Monday night | ProFootballTalk
Though Washington tight end Jordan Reed didn't take part in Saturday's practice, coach Jay Gruden said it was a matter of giving the second-year pro a little more rest and not related to any aggravation of the hamstring injury that's kept him out of the last three games.

Tom Brady and the Biggest Drops in QB Performance
In the third quarter on Monday night, I texted my Patriots fan buddy Matt, “Is it possible that we suck? Maybe the run is finally over.” Bill Barnwell mused on this, and Aaron Schatz also wrote about it. It was hard not to think that, given the way the Patriots were manhandled by a mediocre team playing without several key players. It looked every bit as bad as the 41-14 score and maybe worse.

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Futures: Washington LB/DB/RB Shaq Thompson | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Last week, Futures profiled UCLA linebacker/running back Myles Jackas one of college football’s ultimate rarities. However, those words may ring hollow to those in Seattle and the rest of the conference if the University of Washington continues showcasing Shaq Thompson’s two-way talents.