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Tuesday Round-Up: Harvin "wasn't settled" after Super Bowl win; Wilson "can't wait" for 2014 season
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, July 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Percy Harvin "Wasn't Settled" After Super Bowl Win
Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine talks with wide receiver Percy Harvin in the first of a series of exclusive interviews with Seahawks players set to run through the month of July. Harvin, the team's top offseason acquisition in 2013, played in just one regular season game last year while recovering from hip surgery.
The runner-returner-receiver did eventually make a splash in the divisional round against the New Orleans Saints and provided a spark in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos. But despite reaching what he calls the "pinnacle of football," Harvin sounds like he's determined to play a bigger role in the Seahawks' quest for a second Lombardi Trophy.
"After the Super Bowl, it was good that I reached one of my dreams and, you know, I got to the pinnacle of football, but I just wasn't settled last year," said Harvin. "When I got home I took about two or three weeks off and I was right back to work."
Russell Wilson: "I Can't Wait For This Season Coming Up"
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson posted a video on his Instagram account last night that's bound to give you goosebumps as you await the team's 2014 season. The video is set in an empty CenturyLink Field, with Wilson talking to you - the 12s - about how he's getting ready for what's next.
"Coming off being Super Bowl XLVIII champs, I come out here to get my mind ready," Wilson says. "I know that 12s are going to be ready. I know that our players are going to be ready. I can't wait for this season coming up. As we know, 2014 season coming up. Go Hawks."
Re-Signing Sidney Rice Offseason's Most-Overlooked Move?
The Seahawks released wide receiver Sidney Rice in a salary-cap related move this past February, but later re-signed the veteran receiver to a one-year deal. Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today thinks that transaction is one of the most-overlooked offseason moves around the NFL.
Reyes writes: The Seahawks lost wide receiver Golden Tate to the Detroit Lions via free agency, but if Rice can recover from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, he can be a huge weapon for quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense in 2014. It’s unlikely Rice returns to the form of his top year in the NFL, an 83-reception, 1,312-yard, eight-touchdown campaign in 2009 with the Minnesota Vikings. But at 6-foot-4, Rice is a big and talented target who could become one of Wilson’s top threats. All he has to do is stay on the field.
Jermaine Kearse Pops The Question
Perhaps he was taking a page out of Cassius Marsh's relationship playbook, or maybe it's just one big coincidence, but days after the rookie defensive end asked his girlfriend to be his wife, Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has made his significant other the "soon to be Mrs. Kearse."
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from ESPN The Magazine, which offers a sneak-peak of the six covers of its upcoming Body Issue set to hit newsstands this Friday, July 11. Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is one of six athletes featured front and center. The other five cover models include tennis player Venus Williams, Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, swimmer Michael Phelps, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, and snowboarder Jamie Anderson.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth talks with cornerback Richard Sherman, strong safety Kam Chancellor, and free safety Earl Thomas about which aspects of each other's games the Legion of Boom trio would take from one another.
Pete Carroll is part of a 16-member class that will be inducted into the University of Southern California's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times sums up Lindy's Pro Football 2014 Preview of the Seahawks.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com is asking you to help him determine the most-memorable play in Seahawks history - wide receiver Steve Largent's "revenge hit" on Denver Broncos safety Mike Harden in 1988, running back Marshawn Lynch's "Beast Quake" run against the New Orleans Saints in 2010, or cornerback Richard Sherman's "Immaculate Deflection" in this past season's NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers.
And Robert Klemko of TheMMQB.com provides an interesting behind-the-scenes look at what went down during days one and two of the NFL Rookie Symposium held recently in Northeast Ohio.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto