Friday Round-Up: Richard Sherman vs Colin Kaepernick in Madden cover vote; OTs sign rookie contracts

Posted May 23, 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, May 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Richard Sherman Soars Into Semis Of Madden Cover Vote

Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman topped New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham in Round 2 of the fan-voting competition to determine who will grace the cover of Madden NFL 15.

Sherman is now up against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the semifinal round. On the other side of the bracket are Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

You can vote daily through Friday, May 30, when the competition's finalists will be announced.

Seahawks Offensive Tackles Sign Rookie Contracts

Offensive linemen Justin Britt and Garrett Scott signed their rookie contracts with the club yesterday. The team selected the two tackles in the second (Britt) and sixth (Scott) rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.

With the pair of O-linemen under contract, wide receiver Kevin Norwood and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis are the two players from the Seahawks' nine-member 2014 draft class that remain unsigned.

From Our Nation's Capital Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has more from the Seahawks' honorary trip to visit President Barack Obama at The White House, passing along comments from President Obama on several members of the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLVIII-winning squad.

Farnsworth also shares reaction from several Seahawks who were in attendance at Wednesday's event.

“The President was so well-spoken,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider told Farnsworth. “He made it feel heartfelt. It was outstanding."

What's Next? Memorial Day Weekend

The Seahawks have the next four days off for Memorial Day Weekend. The club will return to team headquarters on Tuesday, May 27 for the first of four Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that are open to the media. Tuesday's practice time is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. PT and we'll provide full coverage of the day's events right here on

More From Around The Web

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a look at the Seahawks' post-draft depth chart at running back.

The Legion of Boom will be in Norfolk, Va. this weekend to take part in strong safety Kam Chancellor's annual Memorial Day Cookout.

Linebackers Heath Farwell and Bobby Wagner joined Sports Radio KJR AM yesterday to share their White House experience with Dave "Softy" Mahler. You can find Farwell's podcast here and Wagner's podcast here.

And Seahawks tight end Zach Miller joined 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Bob and Groz" to talk about the team's trip to The White House. The full audio from their conversation is embedded for you below.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto