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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks' three-day rookie minicamp underway
Paul Richardson, selected in the 2nd round (No. 45 overall) by the Seahawks in the 2014 NFL Draft
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, May 16 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Rookie Minicamp Underway
The Seahawks are one of 24 teams set to kick off rookie minicamp this afternoon. Seattle's three-day camp features the nine players selected in last week's NFL Draft, the nine undrafted rookies signed in free agency, and a slew of other rookies who will participate on a tryout basis.
Former University of Washington quarterback Keith Price, who was one of the nine individuals signed after last week's draft, will be the Seahawks' primary signal caller through the weekend.
“It’s a great opportunity not only for me, but all the rookies,” Price told Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth. “I’m excited about the opportunity. It’s a big weekend for all the rookies just to get reps, so it will be fun."
Richard Sherman Advances In Madden Cover Vote
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has advanced to the quarterfinals of EA Sports' 'Madden NFL 15' video game cover vote, where he'll face New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham. Sherman - a No. 1 seed - dispatched Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey - a No. 8 seed - in round one by securing 73 percent of the fan vote. You can cast your quarterfinal votes for Sherman right here.
Marshawn Lynch A Finalist For Humanitarian Of The Year
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is one of 10 finalists up for Humanitarian of the Year by All Sports United. Fans have voted Lynch into the Top 10 All Stars of Giving for his charity work with his Fam 1st Family Foundation, which aims to provide academic support to underprivileged youth. The fan vote is over and now it's up to the All Sports United selection committee, who will identify and announce the winner on June 23 in Chicago.
Earl Thomas Joins "The Jungle"
Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas joined The Jim Rome Show yesterday to talk about what it felt like to win Super Bowl XLVIII, what's next for the club in 2014, and what goals he has for himself after signing a four-year contract extension in Seattle.
"The best athlete ever, the best DB, the best defensive player that anybody has ever seen," Thomas told Rome of his goals.
San Francisco Mayor Pays Up
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee was in Seattle on Thursday to make good on his NFC Championship game bet with Seattle mayor Edward Murray. Lee forked over a $4,000 check to Seattle's Northwest Harvest Cherry Street Food Bank, money Lee raised in private donations.
Celebration Of Hearing With Derrick Coleman
Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman - the first deaf offensive player in the NFL - is hosting a "Celebration of Hearing" on Friday, May 23 at CenturyLink Field. The event, which runs from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., supports Special Teams for Hearing, working to help people with hearing loss reach their potential. The evening includes food, drinks, and music, as well as silent and live auctions to benefit Special Teams for Hearing. Tickets can be purchased right here for $125.
Seahawks Draft Central
Seahawks.com/Draft is your media hub for all of our 2014 NFL Draft content, so if you missed any of this past weekend's action there's plenty of written stories, videos, and photo galleries available to get you acquainted with your newest Seahawks.
More From Around The Webpreviews this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times recaps a private networking event featuring 15 Seahawks players held this past Wednesday in White Center.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a post-draft breakdown of the offensive side of the Seahawks roster.
Doug Farrar of SI.com says wide receiver Paul Richardson could make the biggest impact among rookies in Seattle's 2014 draft class.
And Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reviews the good, the bad, and the ugly from his 2014 mock draft.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto