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Thursday Round-Up: What we learned from the final practice of Training Camp

Posted Aug 14, 2014

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

Round-Up by Bing

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, August 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Percy Harvin Tops 2014 Training Camp Honors

With the Seahawks officially wrapping up training camp yesterday, Seahawks.com's Clare Farnsworth doles out his annual camp honors where he labels wide receiver Percy Harvin the camp's Most Impressive Player.

“My body is feeling tremendously good," Harvin told Farnsworth. "I’ve actually reached some gears that I didn’t know I had. I’m feeling very, very fast right now.”

Defensive end Michael Bennett and linebacker K.J. Wright earn mentions as Best Defensive Players, wideout Doug Baldwin as Best Offensive Player, kicker Steven Hauschka as Best Special Teams Player, wide receiver Paul Richardson as Best Rookie, defensive tackle Kevin Williams as Best Free Agent Addition, and wide receiver Phil Bates as Most Improved Player.

Cassius Marsh, Home Run Derby Champ

Rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh came out on top of the team's fifth-annual training camp home run derby, held this past Tuesday in the indoor practice facility at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

Marsh's win marks the first time ever that a non-quarterback has claimed the crown, with Russell Wilson winning the past two years and former Seahawk Charlie Whitehurst earning the title in 2010 and 2011.

Michael Robinson Teaches Life Beyond Football

Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson shares a video from his free youth football camp held this past summer at Robinson's high school alma mater in Virginia. He's joined by former Seattle teammates Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman, who served as coaches in Mike Rob's clinic.

Tweet of the Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from rookie wideout Paul Richardson, who shared this selfie of him with his mom from yesterday's Seahawks family BBQ.

More From Around The Web

With the Seahawks wrapping up training camp, Terry Blount of ESPN.com pinpoints three reasons for optimisim and three reasons for pessimism moving forward. Blount also passes along a fun note on the team's "emergency quarterback" - strong safety Kam Chancellor.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald details why the term "slot receiver" rubs the veteran wideout Baldwin the wrong way.

Curtis Crabtree of 950 Sports Radio KJR AM talks with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn about how he'll work players into his defensive line rotation.

Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights the special teams play of speedy wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune details the maturity of J.R. Sweezy, the third-year offensive lineman who played defensive tackle in college.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times profiles tight end Cooper Helfet, who occasionally works as a model off the football field.

Tim Booth of the Associated Press describes how tight end Luke Willson is looking to build on his rookie season.

Brett Cihon of Q13FOX.com points to  five things to watch during Friday night's game against the San Diego Chargers.

Defensive end Greg Scruggs and radio personality Ellen Tailor have a new Beauty & The Champ podcast available for download.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com shares the story behind assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tom Cable's 138-pound weight loss.

And Dan Pompei visited every NFC West training camp this summer and passes along eight observations that help tell the story of what he dubs "football's best division."

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