Friday Round-Up: Richard Sherman or Cam Newton? Winner of Madden cover to be unveiled this afternoon

Posted Jun 6, 2014

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

VOTE: Madden Cover

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Winner Of Madden Cover Vote To Be Announced At 3 P.M. PT

The battle between Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for the cover of Madden NFL 15 comes to a close this afternoon when the winner of the fan-voting competition will be unveiled at 3 p.m. PT during a special segment of ESPN's SportsCenter.

To get to this point, Sherman has secured at least 65 percent of the fan vote in each of the previous three rounds, beating out Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jefferey in round one, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham in round two, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in round three.

There's still time to cast a vote for Sherman, and you can check out the official gameplay trailer for the franchise's latest installment below.

Byron Maxwell Top Breakout Candidate For 2014

Pete Prisco of names cornerback Byron Maxwell to his list of the Top 25 breakout candidates for 2014. Maxwell, who stepped in opposite All-Pro corner Richard Sherman late last season, recorded four picks and 12 passes defensed in five starts.

On the fourth-year pro Maxwell, Prisco writes, "He was kind of a breakout player late last season when he took over as a starter, but I am talking about really emerging this season. He showed he has the cover tools last season when the Seahawks made their Super run, even when teams picked on him."

More From Around The Web

Here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth calls attention to "red-shirt" players who could have a big impact in 2014.

Brady Henderson of recaps a Monday conversation between Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz," where the trio touches on the size of Seattle's wideouts.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks linebacking corps plans to make people notice their play this upcoming season.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at the Seahawks post-draft depth at linebacker.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch make up the NFL's all-jersey sales offensive team.

Bucky Brooks of re-evaluates the 2011 NFL Draft, giving the Seahawks a B-minus for their body of work.

And Chris Wesseling of shares eight observations from Thursday's Organized Team Activities around the League.

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