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Monday round-up: 12 Tour North; Player camps receive recognition
Five Seahawks players, including defensive end Cliff Avril, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, tight end Jimmy Graham, cornerback Richard Sherman, and quarterback Russell Wilson will take part in the NFL's 'My Cause, My Cleats' campaign in Week 13, showing support for various causes, foundations, and charities by wearing customized cleats this weekend. View
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times urges fans to exercise caution when eying the Seahawks' potential for a big season, noting that no matter how positive the outlook is for the season ahead, there will almost certainly be some tough spots along the way.
Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times continues the site's "15 questions in 15 days" training camp preview by looking at exactly how much playing time veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield will see. Jenks also has a short synopsis of quarterback Russell Wilson's final Passing Academy, held over the weekend at the University of Washington.
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune recaps running back Marshawn Lynch's free football camp for youth held over the weekend in Lynch's hometown of Oakland, Calif.
T.J. Cotterill of the Tacoma News Tribune details Wilson's final Passing Academy.
Former Seahawks quarterback Dave Krieg joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" to talk about Wilson's expectations heading into the new season.
ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando has a look at the biggest regret - roster-wise - for each club in the division this offseason. On the Seahawks, Sando suggests the team could have been more aggressive in adding depth along the offensive line, but notes the club feels confident in assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable to make any situation work.
Sando also breaks down NFC West tight ends, expecting the position to be featured more prominently in the division's offenses this season.
ESPN's Tim Hasselbeck thinks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will have the best second season as a starting signal caller over the Seahawks' Russell Wilson, 49ers' Colin Kaepernick, and Redskins' Robert Griffin III. Hasselbeck ranks Wilson as a "close second" on his list.
ESPN's John Clayton says to expect some new creative defensive strategies from coordinator Dan Quinn.
Wide receiver Charly Martin, who was released by the Seahawks late last week, was picked up over the weekend by the San Francisco 49ers.
Left tackle Russell Okung recently ran with the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival.
Rookie defensive lineman Jesse Williams returned to his hometown club - Australia's Bayside Ravens - to help launch the next round of Australia's Get Started campaign, which provides opportunities for underprivileged youth to join sports and recreation clubs.
Here at Seahawks.com, we have video and photo coverage of the 12 Tour visits to Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C. Check out photos from Bellingham's Gatorade Junior Training Camp here, and view snaps from B.C.'s NFL Experience tailgate here.
In news around the rest of the League, 1 p.m. today marks the contract deadline for teams that have named franchise players. As of late Sunday, there were still seven teams who had yet to finalize deals with tagged players. The Seahawks did not name a franchise player this season.
And for an extensive look around the rest of League, it's Monday, and that means Peter King of SI.com has penned another Monday Morning Quarterback column.