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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks minicamp comes to a close today
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, June 19 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
One More Day
The Seahawks conclude their mandatory three-day minicamp this afternoon at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, officially wrapping up the team's offseason work. After today, the club will disperse for the summer and reconvene at Seahawks headquarters when training camp opens in late July. As usual, we'll have written stories, videos, and photos recapping the day's events later this afternoon on Seahawks.com.
Paul Richardson's Speed On Display
Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson, the Seahawks' first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, is seeking advice from the club's veteran wideouts to help ease his transition to the NFL. The pass catcher has showcased his speed through OTAs and minicamp thus far, pulling down a pair of 65-yard touchdown passes from since-released quarterback Keith Price and entrenched starter Russell Wilson.
"It’s a lot different from college because guys are stronger, guys are faster, but I think that’s part of growing up in every level of football," Richardson told reporters following Wednesday's workout. "Guys get bigger, guys get stronger, guys get faster. So I think you have to adapt and you have to be able to make plays and I think your body is going to catch up with your mind."
Pete Carroll Wins Jack Horrigan Award
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has been selected as this year's Jack Horrigan award winner, given to a league or club official for helping professional football writers do their job. Carroll is the second Seahawk to earn the honor, with former Seattle coach Mike Holmgren winning the award in 2008.
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Stats, and it gives us an idea of just how many carries Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has garnered through the past three seasons. It helps explain why head coach Pete Carroll is OK with the Beast Mode back's limited work this offseason.
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on cornerback Byron Maxwell, the often under-looked member of the "Legion of Boom" who had a strong showing during Wednesday's minicamp, hauling in a one-handed interception of a Russell Wilson deep ball.
Gil Brandt of NFL.com sees the Seahawks as one of six teams taking a step back in 2014.
NFL.com's Chris Wesseling shares 18 takeaways from Wednesday's minicamps around the rest of the League.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto