Tuesday Round-Up: Cliff Avril out; Jesse Williams to IR

Posted Aug 27, 2013

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

Quarterback Russell Wilson joined The Dan Patrick Show on Monday

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today, Tuesday, August 27, about your Seattle Seahawks:

Danny O'Neil of has his notebook from Monday's practice, reporting defensive end Cliff Avril was back in the training room with an aggravated hamstring. Head coach Pete Carroll said the team is uncertain if Avril will be ready for the Seahawks regular season opener.

O'Neil also shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out from the Seahawks' 17-10 win over the Green Bay Packers last Friday.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune has his report from Monday, noting defensive tackle Brandon Mebane suffered a groin injury midway through practice. Carroll said Mebane's status is unknown at this point.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune highlights former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren's return to Seattle as a daily commentator on Sports Radio 950 KJR AM.

Bill Swartz of 1090TheFan passes along the Seahawks roster moves from Monday, the most significant of which was the move of rookie defensive tackle Jesse Williams (knee) to injured reserve, where he will miss the 2013 season.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times also has the story on Williams and passes along some notes from Monday, citing the return of cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee) to the practice field and fullback Michael Robinson (illness) to the facility.

In a contribution to the Seattle Times' Take 2 blog, Brian Nemhauser comments on the Seahawks' versatility on display at multiple positions.

A year ago yesterday, Carroll named Russell Wilson the winner of the team's three-way competition at quarterback, announcing Wilson would start in Week 1. Pete Roussel of recaps a Wilson conversation with Dan Patrick (seen at the top of this post) on what that day was like for Wilson.

Will Brinson of previews the 2013 Seahawks, predicting double-digit victories and a playoff berth.

CBS broadcaster Phil Simms, who had the call of last week's game against the Packers, calls the Seahawks one of the League's top three teams.

Doug Farrar of has a look at some of the NFL's top defenses, placing the Seahawks and NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers at the top of his list.

Mike Sando of shares the snap counts for all starting quarterbacks during preseason play. Russell Wilson ranks tied for ninth-most in the League with 81 total snaps.

Sando also has his daily look around the NFC West.

Terry Bount of shares his observations from the last month of Seahawks preseason, calling out wide receiver Stephen Williams as the team's biggest surprise on offense.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 47), left tackle Russell Okung (No. 49), and center Max Unger (No. 57) appear on ESPN's ranks of the Top 100 offensive players. Cornerback Brandon Browner (No. 46), strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 49), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 67) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (No. 70) appear on the site's list of the Top 100 defensive players. Players ranked No. 40-1 have yet to be unveiled.

Here at, I recap head coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning conversation with 710 AM ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Danny."

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth has a look the significance of Thursday night's final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, recaps Monday's events in Hawkville, and puts the focus on the play of defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.

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