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RENTON [url=https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Justin-Coleman-Jersey]Justin Coleman Color Rush Jersey[/url] , Wash. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney spent Monday exactly where he wanted to end up.He was no longer in Houston. He was in Seattle, the place former teammate Duane Brown helped convince him would be the best landing spot for the pass rusher.Clowney had successfully taken back control of his career, and combined with some deft maneuvering by the Seahawks, found a new place to call home.“I’m glad it’s over, the whole process of being traded and everything,” Clowney said. “I’m glad I can be a part of this team here now and get going on a new journey.”Clowney went through his first practice in Seattle on Monday, two days after the agreement was reached for his trade from the Texans. Clowney held out of training camp in Houston unhappy with his contract situation after the Texans used the franchise tag on him for the upcoming season.Eventually his patience in staying away from the Texans paid off. He was sent to Seattle in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick, two players, and an agreement with the Seahawks they would not use the franchise tag on him after next season.It may just turn out to be a one-year rental for the Seahawks, but still could be a win for all parties. Seattle landed the elite pass rusher it needed to help answer the biggest question for a team that should be a contender in the NFC. Clowney got the freedom to become a free agent after next season and decide if Seattle is where he wants to stay or see what else is available on the open market.“His excitement about coming here and being part of this team and ready to take advantage of this opportunity to show where he belongs. He’s not going to let this go by now,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “He wants to show us that we’ve got to have him here. That’s thrilling for us to hear. We’ll see what goes down in the long haul.”Despite missing all of training camp and preseason, Clowney said he expects to play in Sunday’s season opener against Cincinnati. His first practice with Seattle was simply learning the basics of the defensive scheme [url=https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Russell-Wilson-Jersey]Russell Wilson Color Rush Jersey[/url] , but Clowney believes his offseason conditioning and the work he did during his holdout should allow him to play in Week 1.The Seahawks could end up with both of their new defensive ends being available. Ziggy Ansah returned to practice last week and is on track to be ready to go against the Bengals.“Those guys are like bookends. They’re exactly what you’re looking for on the edge,” Carroll said. “I’m hoping we’ll be able to see these guys come together and be a factor and play off one another and complement each other.”Another important factor in Clowney landing in Seattle was Brown. The veteran offensive tackle’s voice is respected inside the Seahawks facility, and it was his conversations with Carroll and other staff members that alleviated any concerns Seattle may have had about bringing Clowney to Seattle.It also worked in the other direction, with Clowney asking Brown what Seattle was like.“Without question Duane helped us through the process helping us know who we’re dealing with, the player he used to practice against, and capabilities, potential, habits, background, family. I mean we really had a lot of insights because of Duane,” Carroll said.From a scheme standpoint, Clowney sounded thrilled to be no longer playing in a 3-4 defensive alignment. In Seattle’s 4-3 [url=https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Brandon-Marshall-Jersey]Brandon Marshall Color Rush Jersey[/url] , he’ll rarely — if ever — be asked to drop into coverage. Or as Clowney described, “when you’re going forward, you don’t think about a lot.”“That’s the best thing about this defense is you’ve got guys behind you that can make all the plays,” Clowney said. “So the guys up front just get moving and get going and cause havoc. That’s what I like about this.”NOTES: Seattle continued to reshuffling its roster by re-signing WR Jaron Brown and FB Nick Bellore on Monday. The Seahawks placed TE Ed Dickson on injured reserve with a knee injury and released backup LB Austin Calitro. The move with Calitro was a surprise after he started five games last season and played multiple positions. But it was a spot where Seattle had a glut of players after keeping seven LBs on its initial 53-man roster, including rookies Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven, and Shaquem Griffin. … Seattle finished off its 10-player practice squad by signing LB Jachai Polite, G Kyle Fuller, CB Ryan Neal and G Kahlil McKenzie. Polite was a third-round pick of the New York Jets, but was cut over the weekend. Since Russell Wilson was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012 the team has enjoyed the most successful period in franchise history, making the playoffs in five out of the last six seasons and currently sitting at 5-5. With half of the six remaining games in the regular season against the cellar dwelling Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers, the Seahawks have a great chance to once again make the postseason this year. However, it is the three more difficult games remaining on the schedule that will determine the fate of the 2018 Hawks [url=https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Cortez-Kennedy-Jersey]Cortez Kennedy Color Rush Jersey[/url] , with those three games coming against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers. The first of those three tough games is Sunday in Charlotte, where the Seahawks will take on the Carolina Panthers in an environment which is not exactly conducive to the team playing its best football. While Seattle has posted a 70-35-1 record in the regular season since the start of the 2012 season (78-39-1 including postseason), during that time period the team is just 18-16-1 when playing on a grass surface (19-18-1 when the postseason is included). For whatever reason, the offense of the Seahawks has simply not performed at its best on grass surfaces, averaging just 19.7 points per game when playing on a grass surface. That is a full five points per game below the team’s overall average of 24.7 points per game since 2012, and more than a touchdown less than the 27.1 points per game the team has averaged on an artificial playing surface. So far in 2018 the team is 2-3 when playing on grass, having defeated the Cardinals and Oakland Raiders on a natural playing surface, while dropping games to the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams when playing on grass. Further complicating the potential for a Seattle victory in Carolina could be the fact that the game is set to be played in the early time slot. Playing early games has been another thorn in the Seahawks side for a long time. In spite of the overall record of 70-35-1 since 2012, the Hawks are just 11-9 in that time period when playing in the early slot (12-11 when including the postseason). So, in short [url=https://www.theseahawksfanshop.com/Shaun-Alexander-Jersey]Shaun Alexander Color Rush Jersey[/url] , the Seahawks are facing two forms of their kryptonite when they take the field on Sunday in Carolina. But is that necessarily a bad thing? We’ve all heard the phrase that two wrongs don’t make a right, but do two forms of negative indicators make for a really bad indicator? Or is this like math where two negatives combine together to multiply into a positive? Since 2012 when playing in the early time slot on a grass surface, the Seahawks are 5-2 in the regular season, which represents a winning percentage that is better than their overall winning percentage during that period. The only postseason game they have played in the early time slot on a grass surface was the 2015 playoff loss at Carolina, meaning they’re 5-3 when including the postseason. So, there it is, victory for the Seahawks. As long as it doesn’t rain. 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