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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks preseason schedule to be released today
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The NFL announced early this morning that the preseason schedule will be released at 12:15 p.m. PT today, so stay tuned to Seahawks.com and our social media channels for the latest.
The Seahawks' Super Bowl season was celebrated at the Seattle Mariners home opener last night. Quarterback Russell Wilson, linebackers Malcolm Smith, Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright, and Mike Morgan, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, tight end Zach Miller, and head coach Pete Carroll were honored by the sold-out Safeco Field crowd. Our team photographers have several snaps from the event.
Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times has more on the Seattle Mariners embracing the Super Bowl XLVIII champions on their opening night.
Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com looks at the perceived "shelf-life" of the NFL running back, noting a dip in production after age 27. Seattle's Marshawn Lynch celebrates his 28th birthday on April 22, and Brady Henderson, Bob Stelton, and Dave Grosby of 710Sports.com offer their take on how Seifert's analysis relates to the Seahawks' "Beast Mode" back.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com has a short video on the latest buzz surrounding the Seahawks, and Blount believes wide receiver Chris Matthews will be the unknown who steps up for the team this season. Matthews, a 6-foot-5, 218-pound product out of Kentucky who spent the past two seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, signed in Seattle shortly after Super Bowl XLVIII. Blount also continues his countdown of the Top 12 Seahawks heading into 2014, naming strong safety Kam Chancellor at No. 6.
In anticipation of May's NFL Draft, Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look back at the first round draft picks made by the Seahawks in the Pete Carroll-John Schneider era.
And here at Seahawks.com, we wished a happy 28th birthday to Super Bowl champion Cliff Avril and recapped Monday night's Draft Day premiere at the Seattle Cinerama.