Friday Round-Up: Key takeaways from Seahawks' final OTA

Posted Jun 13, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Key Takeaways From Seahawks' Final OTA

Second-year cornerback Tharold Simon was the clear standout during the Seahawks' ninth and final OTA at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Simon, who stepped in at left cornerback with the No. 1 defense for All-Pro Richard Sherman - who was given the day off - intercepted two passes on the day. Sherman may have been out, but he was still involved in the day's events, providing a few coaching tips to the 6-foot-3 Simon throughout the day.

"He was out there coaching me along the whole way, just giving me advice,” Simon said of Sherman after Thursday's workout. “If I messed up on something, right after the play he came to tell me what I messed up on, told me how to play it the next play. He was just out there just really helping us all get better."

Here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth features center Max Unger's senior role along the offensive line, while also recapping several offensive, defensive, and special teams highlights from the club's ninth and final OTA.

Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times share five impressions from Thursday's final OTA, calling out cornerback Tharold Simon's standout performance and some sideline coaching from the All-Pro duo of free safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune tells us who was in and who sat out of Thursday's workout at Seahawks headquarters.

And John Boyle of the Everett Herald has his observations from the Seahawks' final voluntary workout, detailing a few nice plays from wide receivers Kevin Norwood, Doug Baldwin, and Jermaine Kearse.

12 Tour Schedule Announced

For the second consecutive summer, the Seahawks 12 Tour will travel throughout the Pacific Northwest, making stops in different cities with players, the Sea Gals, mascot Blitz, and the Lombardi Trophy. A full schedule of events, activities, and locations can be found at

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And shares 30 takeaways from teams' mandatory minicamps around the rest of the League.

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