Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, April 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Former Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice tweeted that he has been medically cleared to "begin cutting" as of yesterday. Rice tore his ACL in a game against the St. Louis Rams back on Oct. 28, 2013 and was placed on injured reserve two days later. He was released by Seattle on Feb. 28 of this year, a move that provided salary cap relief heading into the offseason. Following the move, head coach Pete Carroll said the team might "have a chance" to bring Rice back, but so far the 27-year-old wideout remains a free agent.
Great visit w Dr. Andrews today. Cleared to begin cutting at 5months and 1week.. Let's work! #PayAttention— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 14, 2014
contrary to some tweets, the #NFL '14 schedule will not be released this week. we will announce when we will announce it— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) April 14, 2014
Mike Sando of ESPN.com consults with fellow ESPN staffers Matt Williamson, Bill Polian, and an anonymous NFL general manager in an exercise to determine which current NFL quarterbacks would be worth a No. 1 overall pick based on their current playing ability. It's an Insider feature, but the Seahawks' Wilson was a unanimous choice among the four evaluators. On Wilson, Sando writes, "Wilson and [Andrew] Luck are the least experienced of the seven unanimous selections. Luck has lived up to his pedigree as a No. 1 overall choice, so it's no surprise seeing him on this list. I was less sure what the analysts would think of Wilson, who has occasionally had to carry a team known more for its defense and punishing ground game. Polian hesitated before naming Wilson to his list simply because the Seahawks' quarterback has started only two seasons and lacks prototypical size. Like every personnel evaluator, Polian would prefer a highly drafted quarterback to stand taller than Wilson, who measures at 5-foot-11.
'In the end, you cannot deny what Wilson has done,' Polian said. 'He has won at two major college programs, he's won playoff games every year in the NFL and he has won a Super Bowl in his second season.' "
Chris Burke of SI.com thinks the Seahawks should consider trading up for Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks in May's NFL Draft. Burke says, "Think the Seahawks’ speed is tough to deal with now? How about if the explosive Cooks joins the party? He would give Seattle yet another lightning-quick option on offense, plus could serve as
Peter King of TheMMQB.com talks with former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, who offers advice to teams looking for a quarterback in this year's draft.
The NFC West rival St. Louis Rams are offering $100,000 to anyone who can guess their entire 2014 regular season schedule. If you end up winning big, just promise you'll cut me a small chunk of change for steering you in the right direction, okay?
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com is counting down the five Seahawks who have the most to gain during the 2014 season, and linebacker
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times continues his countdown of the Top 25 Seahawks draft picks of all-time, going with current Seattle defensive tackle
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune comments on the NFL's use of the Wonderlic test given to draft-day hopefuls.
And today adds another candle to the cake. Thanks for the Bday love everyone! 28 years young and many more to go— Max Unger (@MaxUnger60) April 15, 2014
And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps his all-12s-everywhere vacation to the Coachella Valley.
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