Tuesday Round-Up: Bruce Irvin update; Praise for Korey Toomer; Seahawks top NFL roster ranks

Posted Jun 10, 2014

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

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, June 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Bruce Irvin "Doing Great" Following Hip Surgery

Following Monday's OTA, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that linebacker Bruce Irvin's hip surgery went well last week. Carroll said the team hopes to have Irvin back by the start of the regular season. Carroll said Irvin had been managing the injury for a while, but it got to the point where the team decided to take care of it.

"He’s doing great," Carroll said. "The surgery went fine. Should be doing fine. ... Expecting really good things out of it. He’s dealt with it for a long time and it just got to a point where he just thought it was better we have a chance to get him back by the start of the season, which it’s a possibility, so we’ll see what happens."

More Praise For Korey Toomer

In the absence of Irvin, fellow linebacker Korey Toomer has continued to take advantage of his increased opportunities during the team's non-contact practice sessions. Selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Toomer started his rookie season on the practice squad before shoulder and knee injuries forced him to spend the past two seasons on injured reserve. Now finally healthy, Carroll has called out Toomer as one of the Seahawks' offseason standouts on multiple occasions.

"He probably has been the brightest guy of the whole camp," Carroll said of Toomer on Monday. "Jumped up the most. His speed is obvious. He no longer is a rook; not understanding. He’s studied really hard, he’s worked hard. In the offseasons he’s watched so much, he practices just like the guys that are playing all the time. He looks like he can compete with all those guys. He’s in good shape to compete."

Seahawks Roster Is Tops In NFL

In an Insider feature for ESPN, Sam Monson of ranks the League's rosters from 1-32, and the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks rank at No. 1 in Monson's book.

On the Seahawks, Monson says, "It is no surprise that the defending Super Bowl champions top this list. The defense is stacked with arguably the best corner and safety in the game in Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, who lead a fearsome secondary. The pair is helped out by a formidable group of pass-rushers up front and a solid linebacker corps.

The offense can't quite match the standard set by the D, but Marshawn Lynch heads a loaded backfield and the receiving corps has plenty of depth, if no elite standout. Russell Wilson is a quality starter, and Tarvaris Jackson is a capable backup while Terrelle Pryor provides an interesting X factor to the depth at the position. The only slight weak spot to the team is on the offensive line, but the Seahawks are perfectly set up to mitigate that negative. As if things weren't good enough, the Seahawks also have comfortably the league's best special teams units with Jeremy Lane the pick of the bunch."

Richard Sherman Lobbies For "Legion Of Boom"

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who recently won the fan-voting competition to appear on the cover of Madden NFL 15, wants to bring his "Legion of Boom" teammates who have been instrumental to his success along for the ride.

"I've been trying to get the Legion of Boom on the cover, and EA has been fighting me," Sherman said on Monday. "So if everybody wants to start a petition to get the Legion of Boom on the cover, here it is, here's an open invitation."

More From Around The Web

Here at, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth puts the focus on the offseason work of the "other" running backs - Robert Turbin and Christine Michael. Farnsworth also comments on Richard Sherman's ability to stay true to his "raggedy dog" mentality despite his eventful and lucrative offseason.

In another piece from's Sam Monson, he breaks down the play of the game's best cornerbacks.

Brady Henderson of has his notebook from Monday's OTA, detailing encouraging signs for defensive tackle Jesse Williams and cornerback Tharold Simon - the pair of 2013 fifth-round draft picks who missed this past season to injury. Henderson also has more on the impressive play of linebacker Korey Toomer.

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