Thursday Round-Up: Long-awaited returns

Posted Nov 14, 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, November 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times recaps the injury news from Wednesday, noting the return of wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip), left tackle Russell Okung (toe), right tackle Breno Giacomini (knee), center Max Unger (concussion), defensive end Red Bryant (concussion) and more to the practice field.

Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times writes about Bruce Irvin's transition from defensive end to linebacker.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune takes a closer look at the continuous practice squad shuffling that goes on in Seattle. Yesterday, wide receiver Bryan Walters and defensive tackle Michael Brooks rejoined the squad after the pair's recent release from the active roster.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights left tackle Russell Okung (toe) and right tackle Breno Giacomini's (knee) road to recovery.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald says to look for the Seahawks to continue rotating players along the offensive line mid-game.

Brock Huard of has his latest "Chalk Talk" segment breaking down the Seahawks' trick-play touchdown from Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Danny O'Neil of has his notebook from Wednesday's practice and media availability, indicating cornerback Richard Sherman (hip) was one of the day's non-participants.

Dan Graziano of has quarterback Russell Wilson at No. 3 behind Peyton Manning (No. 1) and Drew Brees (No. 2) in his latest MVP Watch. On Wilson, Graziano writes, "This is the guy, honestly. Brees deserves to be ahead of him so far based on the numbers, but if Manning slips up against the Chiefs in these next three weeks and his performance tails off noticeably in the second half, Wilson's in the best position of anyone to sneak in and steal the award."

Terry Blount of previews Sunday's special teams showdown between Seahawks punt coverage man Jeremy Lane and Vikings return man Cordarelle Patterson..

All 13 NFL experts at pick the Seahawks to top the Vikings in Week 11.

All five writers at's Around the League feel the same way with their Week 11 picks.

Brian Billick of explains his toxic differential statistic, which according to Billick combines turnover differential and explosive-play differential. The Seahawks sit at the top of Billick's table in the category.

Doug Farrar of has more on wide receiver Percy Harvin's return, including comments from Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier.

Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has notes from Wednesday's practice and recaps a conversation between wide receivers coach Kippy Brown and Dave "Softy" Mahler.

Adam Lewis of has his report from Wednesday, including more on the Seahawks' newly-healthy offensive tackles.

Here at, I recap and pass along video from head coach Pete Carroll's Wednesday press conference.

Team photographer Rod Mar has several shots from the club's "Competition Wednesday" practice.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on wide receiver Percy Harvin, eyes the depth behind injured cornerback Brandon Browner (groin) in Hawkville, passes along comments from Vikings defensive end Jared Allen on his former teammate Harvin, and highlights the return of Breno Giacomini, Russell Okung and Max Unger to the No. 1 offensive line.

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