Saturday Round-Up: Golden Tate's versatility on display; Notes from Day Two of camp

Posted Jul 27, 2013

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

Good morning, and here's what's "out there" for today, Saturday, July 27, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune says to expect big things out of wide receiver Golden Tate in 2013 - with or without Percy Harvin on the field.

Here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth shares those same sentiments, envisioning a breakout season for the fourth-year pro Tate.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times details left tackle Russell Okung's "offseason training program" running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain and provides a practice update after day two of camp.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune gathers information on how Seahawks wideouts and defensive backs will adapt to the NFL rule change mandating leg pads to be worn at all times on gameday.

Williams also details Cliff Avril's pass-rush progress.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is happy to be "home" in Seattle.

Boyle also has his practice notes from the second day of training camp. NFC West blogger Mike Sando dissects training camp position battles for each club in the division.

Art Thiel of tabs defensive end Cliff Avril as the club's most valuable offseason addition.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM follows up with some day two notes after Friday's practice session.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Red Bryant joined Sports Radio 950 KJR AM's "Mitch in the Morning" show for conversations prior to the start of day two.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press notes wide receiver Doug Baldwin's and Golden Tate's roles could be changing or expanding should fellow wideout Percy Harvin miss any extended period of time to injury.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today touches on the similarities - personnel-wise - between the 2009 Minnesota Vikings and 2013 Seattle Seahawks.

Farnsworth details the play and position of newcomer Cliff Avril, recaps a defense-dominated day two in "Hawkville" and highlights three of the 2,650 fans who made it out to VMAC for camp.

With just 44 (now 43) days until the team's regular season opener on the road against the Carolina Panthers, I outline the Seahawks schedule for the week ahead.

Team photographer Rod Mar has a look at day two in photos.

And we'll be live streaming day three of camp right here with Digital Media Host Tony Ventrella. Be sure to bookmark our Training Camp Central and follow our #BingHawks hashtag to keep up on everything from camp.

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