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April 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Thursday links: Peter King says Seattle avoided a three-game road trip

Lots of links to get to in the wake of all the news yesterday, so let’s get to it.

— If you missed our coverage, here’s our main story on the schedule another on Russell Wilson and another on Richard Sherman and other players talking about race at Harvard.

— Lost in the shuffle of everything else yesterday, Pro Football Talk reported the Seahawks are leaning against picking up the option on James Carpenter’s contract. As noted, this doesn’t necessarily mean he isn’t in their future plans, just that they’d push the decision on 2015 to later.

— SI.com’s Peter King with some really good insight into how the schedule is made. Of note, the Seahawks were at one point being considered for three road games in 15 days, and also that the NFL avoided a Seattle-Denver opening game rematch because of the uncompetitive nature of the Super Bowl — also likely why the game three game between the two is not a Prime Time game.

— Sherman also talked a little about his contract, though no real specifics.

— ESPN with more on the schedule.

Chris Cluff breaks down the schedule with some predictions.

— Details on the NFL’s new flex scheduling plan.

— The Seahawks hosted a number of draft-eligible local players at the VMAC yesterday, including Keith Price, Bishop Sankey, Scott Crichton and Deandre Coleman. These are in addition to the 30 other players Seattle can host prior to the draft.

Danny O’Neil says the Seahawks will need a good finishing kick in 2014.

— Seattle was immediately installed as a 5-point favorite in the opener against Green Bay:

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