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Offseason program, then the President
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
The Seahawks flew to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for Wednesday’s ceremony at the White House where the Super Bowl champions will be honored by President Barack Obama.
But first, and foremost for some, the players went through their drills at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in the final week of Phase 2 in their offseason program. And they’ll be back at Thursday morning, when the players will have meetings and a team run.
“I haven’t even thought about it, to be honest with you,” wide receiver Doug Baldwin said Monday when asked about the White House visit. “I’ve just been so focused on everything that’s going on here. Really, when we talked about it (in a team meeting) I was surprised, because I forgot about it.
“To be honest with you, I’m ready to get back to work. The Super Bowl is over with. I’m ready to get back to work.”
The offseason program through the first two phases has consisted of conditioning, meetings and offense-only and defense-only drills on the practice fields.
The OTA sessions will continue with three practices the week of June 2 and four practices the week of June 9, and those will be followed by the full-squad minicamp that is scheduled for June 17-19.
But first, there is that trip to the White House to be honored by the President.
“It is cool,” Baldwin said. “But I really don’t know how cool it will be until we actually get there.” Read