(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)By TIM BOOTHAP Sports Writer
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Defensive end Red Bryant is an anomaly in the Seattle Seahawks locker room.
Bryant is one of only four players that were around before Pete Carroll arrived in 2010, when the Seahawks were at the bottom of the NFC West coming off two of the worst seasons the franchise had seen.
That Bryant was there when the Seahawks were an afterthought makes him even more appreciative of what Seattle has accomplished this season, going 13-3 and earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the postseason. Bryant says he's come full circle from his rookie season in 2008, when he barely played and Seattle went 4-12, to now when the Seahawks enter the playoffs as a favorite to reach the Super Bowl.