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Tuesday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner back at practice; Surgery likely for Heath Farwell
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, August 26- about your Seattle Seahawks:
Bobby Wagner Returns To Practice
Two-time Seahawks leading tackler Bobby Wagner returned to practice yesterday ahead of Thursday night's preseason finale against the Raiders in Oakland. Wagner had missed nearly a month after tweaking a hamstring in the early stages of training camp.
"It’s been a long haul for him, waiting it out," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said of Wagner after Monday's "Competition Wednesday" workout in what is an accelerated practice week at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. "I think we probably waited well and he’s ready to go. He looked very, very good today."
Surgery Likely For Heath Farwell
Veteran linebacker and 2013 special teams captain Heath Farwell, who injured his groin in this past Friday night's preseason game against the Chicago Bears, is having the injury evaluated "back east" and will likely need surgery, Carroll said.
"That’s a very, very difficult situation for him," Carroll said. "He had extensive damage and everything points to surgery. I think he’s traveling tomorrow to get out there for Thursday, possibly."
Ian Rapoport's Thoughts On Seahawks
NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport spent Monday at Seahawks headquarters and shared a series of tweets this morning on his takeaways from his time in Seattle:
Pete Carroll Ranks High Among NFL Head Coaches
His findings have the Seahawks' Carroll as the second highest-rated coach behind New England Patriots front man Bill Belichick.
Sando writes: "Bill Belichick led the way with 28 votes in the first tier, followed by Pete Carroll (23) and Sean Payton (22). No one else commanded more than a dozen top-tier votes, drawing a clear line after these three coaches in the eyes of the 30 insiders."
Around the NFC West, San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh came in at No. 8, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher at No. 11, and Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians at No. 13.
Vice President Opens Up On Start With Seahawks
In a recent interview with FX McRory's Ken Zeran, Seahawks vice president of community relations & special projects Mike Flood talks about getting his start with the club, tells us what sparked his Washington State University fraternity brother Paul Allen's initial involvement in the acquisition of the team, highlights the work that went into the team's stadium campaign for what is now known as CenturyLink Field, details the history of the number 12 in Seattle, and much more in the 35-minute back-and-forth with Zeran.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @SBNation, who offers up this depiction of Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman's transition from player to pixels for Madden NFL 15, the popular NFL video game from EA Sports that was released today.
Earlier this year, we featured a photo gallery here on Seahawks.com about Madden's player-to-pixel process.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth notes this a big week for Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who will receive extensive work in Thursday night's exhibition finale against his former team - the Oakland Raiders.
The NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers are starting 2014 with All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list, meaning Bowman will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season. Bowman tore his ACL in this past January's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks.
Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN.com has his 2014 preview of the NFC, noting history is standing in the Seahawks' way of a repeat Super Bowl performance.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com eyes wide receiver Ricardo Lockette's impact on special teams. Blount also passes word on where wide receiver Percy Harvin and linebacker Bobby Wagner rank in ESPN's Top 100 offensive and defensive players of 2014.
And Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Friday's 34-6 preseason win over the Bears, believing quarterback Russell Wilson is going to be a strong candidate for League MVP.
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