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Friday Round-Up: Welcome to We Day Seattle
Good morning, 12th Man.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, March 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
We Day Seattle takes place at Key Arena today, where coach Pete Carroll, quarterback Russell Wilson, linebacker Bobby Wagner, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, and fullback Derrick Coleman will join 15,000 students and teachers from more than 450 Washington state schools to celebrate philanthropy and community involvement. Other special guests include actor Edward Norton, pop singer Cody Simpson, Seattle Sounders FC alum Roger Levesque, human rights advocate Martin Luther King III, and rapper Flo-Rida. You can watch a live stream of today's festivities at Q13FOX.com.
You may remember coach Pete Carroll returned to the University of Southern California a few weeks ago to talk with students about his Win Forever, Always Compete philosophy. The video below features that talk in full with appearances by actor Will Ferrell and USC football coach Steve Sarkisian.
Marc Sessler at NFL.com Around the League has a look at where the most notable free agents remaining have the best chance at landing. Sessler sees former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finely finding a new home with the Seahawks in Seattle. Sessler writes, "The Seahawks have rocked a run-heavy offense with Russell Wilson at the helm, but Finley would give this offense a super-deep position group with Luke Willson, Anthony McCoy and Zach Miller on the roster."
Lyle, the intern at NFL.com's Around the League shares which players he believes will be this year's "Michael Bennett" - accepting a short-term deal and playing well enough in hopes of landing a long-term contract by next season. Former Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond - now with the New York Giants - earns a mention from Lyle.
Speaking of Walter Thurmond, he joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Wyman, Mike & Moore" Thursday afternoon to discuss his departure from Seattle and offer some praise for fellow cornerback Jeremy Lane, who excelled in punt coverage for the Seahawks last season. You can find the audio of their conversation embedded below.
ESPN.com's John Clayton tells us what tight end Zach Miller's restructured Seahawks contract means to the short-term nature of free agency. Clayton also joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Wyman, Mike & Moore" for a Seahawks-themed free-agency segment.
Chris Burke of SI.com highlights 12 hidden gems entering the 2014 NFL Draft that spent their college days playing behind big names.
Jack Bechta of the National Football Post talks with former New York Jets salary cap manager Ari Nissim for an interesting look at what goes on in the mind and office of a cap manager during NFL free agency.
Here at Seahawks.com, the team announced the signing of Bellevue High School product and former San Diego Charger Stephen Schilling, a 6-foot-5, 312-pound offensive lineman.
The Seahawks family lost one of their own yesterday, when 65-year-old Virginia Mason Athletic Center facilities manager Dale Cramer passed away from the cancer he was battling. Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth remembers Cramer's time with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks and Seattle Sounders FC announced the two teams will split business operations beginning April 30, 2014, with the Sounders moving from VMAC to a new location in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district.
The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for the 2014-15 Seahawks season on Saturday, April 26 at VMAC.
And we helped celebrate Twitter's eighth birthday yesterday with a look back at several Seahawks players' very first tweets.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto