Thursday Round-Up: Cliff Avril returns to practice; High acclaim for Derrick Coleman

Posted Aug 15, 2013

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, Thursday, August 15, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes the return of defensive end Cliff Avril, who practiced for the first time this training camp.

Condotta also takes a closer look at running back Derrick Coleman, who has been only able to hear sounds and tones since age three, as his hearing began to disappear.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights how Coleman has won over teammates and coaching staff with his no-excuses attitude.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune shares observations from Wednesday's practice, noting how injuries have affected the Seahawks pass rush.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald dissects the competition at right guard between second-year pro J.R. Sweezy and third-year man John Moffitt.

Danny O'Neil of provides an offensive breakdown of the Seahawks, taking a guess at which players are locks, which players are safe, and which players still have an uphill climb to make the 53-man roster.

Brady Henderson of breaks down highlights from John Moffitt's time with "Brock and Danny."

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his practice report from Wednesday, noting the competition at defensive tackle between Tony McDaniel, Jaye Howard and rookie Jordan Hill.

Ian Furness of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM shares audio from Day 15 of camp, talking with strong safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Jeremy Lane.

Mitch Levy of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM brings a Wednesday morning chat with backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and Elise Woodward talks with left tackle Russell Okung.

Bill Swartz of 1090 AM The Fan has his report from Wednesday, including a brief visit with the undrafted rookie linebacker John Lotulelei. NFC West blogger Mike Sando has a conversation with newly-acquired pass rusher O'Brien Schofield on the atmosphere surrounding Seahawks camp.

Sando also has his daily look around the division.

Aaron Levine of Q13 FOX calls defensive end Benson Mayowa the Cinderella story of camp.

Dave Dameshek of shares his opinion of the best and worst Seahawks jerseys to own.

Cornerback Richard Sherman has signed an endorsement deal with CenturyLink that positions Sherman as the spokesperson for the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week program.

NFL Insider Pat Kirwan of outlines the Top 10 storylines coming out of Seahawks preseason, a column that also includes 10 observations from Kirwan's visit to training camp earlier this week.

NFL columnist Pete Prisco of predicts the outcome of every 2013 NFL game - regular season and postseason.

And here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has a feature on the fan presence felt at Virginia Mason Athletic Center over the last couple of weeks, recaps the plays of the day in Hawkville, and puts the focus on the official end of training camp.

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