Monday Round-Up: Russell Wilson participates in Texas Rangers morning workout

Posted Mar 3, 2014

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

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, March 3  - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reported to Texas Rangers camp early Monday, and Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram has the story.

According to Davison, Wilson took part in fielding drills with Rangers manager Ron Washington in addition to the regular workout with the rest of the team's infielders, which focused on popups and turning double plays.

"Looked real good,” Washington told the Star-Telegram of Wilson's day on the diamond. “Looked sharp. Baseball is definitely in him."

Davison says Wilson received quite the ovation from the several Seahawks fans in attendance at Monday's workout, noting the 12th Man outnumbered Rangers fans this morning. The Seahawks signal caller isn't expected to pick up a bat, but will be on hand when the Rangers take on the Cleveland Indians this afternoon.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press tells us how Wilson's visit with the Rangers is bringing buzz to the Cactus League, catching up with Seattle Mariners pitcher James Gillheeney and catcher John Hicks, who played baseball with and against Wilson in college.

Richard Durrett of recaps Russell Wilson's message to his Texas Rangers teammates.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News shares comments from Rangers players about Russell Wilson's visit with the team.

Moving away from Russell Wilson, but sticking with baseball - or at least a variation of it - cornerback Richard Sherman announced over the weekend that his second annual celebrity softball game will be held July 20 at Seattle's Safeco Field - last year's event was held at Tacoma's Cheney Stadium. Sherman says details on how to attend will be posted soon at

In case you missed it, the Seahawks released defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice last Friday. We've compiled some of the best photos of the veteran duo in a Seahawks uniform - you can find Bryant's gallery here and Rice's gallery here

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says coach Pete Carroll's "Win Forever" philosophy will require tough decisions like the ones made with defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times pays tribute to defensive end Red Bryant's stay in Seattle.

710 ESPN Seattle's Jim Moore of "Wyman, Mike & Moore" pens a column for the Kitsap Sun wondering how the release of defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice will impact the Seahawks' draft strategy this May.

Piggy-backing off of last night's Oscars buzz, Frank Caliendo has an entertaining mockumentary on Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, as Caliendo impersonates NFL media and personnel to pump Sherman's story following the team's win in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Jeff Gluck of USA Today recaps an encounter between Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and Washington-born NASCAR driver and Seahawks fan Kasey Kahne. Wilson and Kahne have a charity event coming up that Q13 FOX's Aaron Levine covers in this exclusive interview.

Today marks the final day for teams to apply the franchise tag to players and Gregg Rosenthal of is tracking all of those moves - and non-moves - right here.'s Ian Rapoport says the Seahawks will not apply the designation to anyone this season.

Rosenthal also gets us ready for NFL free agency by breaking down the Top 10 players to hit the market at linebacker and taking a look at the nine best free-agent quarterbacks available this season.

Chris Wesseling of has a look at the Top 15 offensive linemen available when free agency begins on March 11. Wesseling also highlights the Top 10 wideouts to become available, with Seahawks pass catcher Golden Tate making his list at No. 3.

Terry Blount of continues his countdown of the Seahawks' top offensive plays of 2013, releasing No. 4 and No. 5 over the weekend. features a short video of former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's daughters - Mallory and Annabelle - working as correspondents at last month's NFL Scouting Combine.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin spoke to high school students at UW-Bothell last Friday, emphasizing the importance of continued education.

Seahawks free safety Chris Maragos is hosting a summer skills camp for youth in Racine, Wis.

And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have rolled out brand new uniforms that you can read all about right here.

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