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Sunday Round-Up: The softer side of Kam Chancellor; Notes from Day Three of camp
Good morning, and here's what's "out there" for today, Sunday, July 28, about your Seattle Seahawks:
Sando writes: "Chancellor, having signed a contract extension earlier this year, told his mother he planned to purchase a car for her. They had also talked about a new house, but that was going to wait til the end of the summer. Or so his mother thought.
'When I went home, I found a house that I knew was right for her,' Chancellor said after practice Saturday. 'When I came home for the long break, I told her we were going to go pick up the car. I told her we were going to go to this quote-unquote guy's house. We got there and the car was sitting outside with a bow on it. We went to the car, she loved it, she told me 'thank you' and all this stuff.'
The car was locked. Chancellor told his mother they would have to get the keys from the man inside the house. His mother had no idea the house was filled with family members waiting to yell "surprise" and welcome her to her new home.
'She just went crazy,' Chancellor said. 'She was in tears. It was amazing. I'm glad I'm blessed to be able to do that for her, and she loved it.'"
Sando dissects what linebacker O'Brien Schofield - claimed off waivers (Arizona) by the Seahawks yesterday - could do for the club. He also has a look at the strong fan interest on display at camps around the division.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has his notes from Saturday's practice, including comments from head coach Pete Carroll on the possible scenarios surrounding wide receiver Percy Harvin's hip injury.
Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times details why the club is so supportive of backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times highlights the maturity of wide receiver Golden Tate.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald also features Tate's growth on and off the field.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says All-Pro/Pro Bowl center Max Unger is happy flying under the radar, and includes some comments on Unger from former Seahawks Pro Bowl center Robbie Tobeck, who watched Unger at Saturday's practice session.
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune passes along his observations from day three of camp and has a video interview with wide receiver Bryan Walters - the Juanita High School graduate who has showcased some talent at camp working in the slot with the team's No. 2 offense.
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth looks at the tight ends stepping up while Zach Miller rests a sore foot, shares day three highlights from Tate and cornerback Richard Sherman, and focuses on wide receiver Doug Baldwin's third year in camp.
I caught up with second-year offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy, who coach Carroll labeled as the "biggest and most obvious jump" in improvement along the O-line.
Team photographer Rod Mar has a look at day three in photos.
We are fielding fan questions for our #HawksMailbag - a new feature we'll run every Tuesday. If you have any pressing questions about the club that you'd like answered, let us know on Twitter using the #HawksMailbag hashtag.
And as usual, we'll be live streaming day four of camp right here with Digital Media Host Tony Ventrella. Be sure to bookmark our Training Camp Central and follow our #BingHawks hashtag to keep up on everything from camp.