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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks training camp special to air July 29 on ESPN's SportsCenter

Posted Jul 23, 2014

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

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, July 23 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

ESPN To Air Seahawks Training Camp Special 

On Tuesday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. PT, ESPN's SportsCenter will provide a live inside look at Seahawks training camp, where NFL analysts Jon Gruden, Charles Woodson, and John Clayton will join host Kenny Mayne to provide insight and commentary during a two-hour special as the team practices along the shores of Lake Washington.

“As popular as NFL games are, we thought it would be really interesting to offer a raw and real look at what a NFL team practice is like, since this is something so few fans get to experience,” said ESPN’s Monday Night Football producer Jay Rothman, who will produce the special. “ESPN is excited to try this for the first time and we’re thrilled the Seahawks are providing this unique access to us as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title.”

Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner Among NFL's Most-Underrated 

NFL.com's analysts discuss which players are the most underrated around the League, and Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor and linebacker Bobby Wagner earn mentions.

On Chancellor, Adam Schein writes: "The single most underrated player in the NFL is Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. Playing among the defending Super Bowl champions' galaxy of defensive luminaries, Chancellor sadly is often overlooked; heck, he's the second-best safety (behind Earl Thomas) and third-best defensive back (behind Thomas and Richard Sherman) on his own team!

But don't let that distract you. Chancellor capped off another sensational regular season in 2013 with a difference-making effort in the title game (nine tackles, two passes defensed and a pick that led to Seattle's first touchdown), setting the tone for the Seahawks' dismantling of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Chancellor -- for whom I voted, along with Thomas, to be first-team All-Pro at safety -- needs to be recognized for what he is: a star in his own right."

And on Wagner, former Dallas Cowboys vice president of player personnel Gil Brandt says: "Though the Seattle Seahawks' secondary deservedly receives plenty of attention, Bobby Wagner is one of the most important pieces of one of the NFL's best defenses -- the play-caller who holds the unit together, getting everybody lined up right. He's also a do-everything force from the middle linebacker spot, making tackles all over the place, sacking the quarterback and picking off passes; over the course of two pro seasons, he's collected 260 tackles, seven sacks (including five last season) and five picks.

Wagner doesn't have the same level of name recognition as fellow 2012 draftee Luke Kuechly, but he hassignificantly outstripped expectations people had for him as a second-round pick. When Seattle needs someone to make something happen, Wagner is the guy who does it."

Oaktown Business

Running back Marshawn Lynch's Oakland influence runs deep, and we were on site at Lynch's eighth annual Fam 1st Family Football Camp last week to see how widespread Lynch's love for his hometown really is.

On his annual affair for Bay Area youth held at Oakland Technical High School, Lynch said: "It could teach them loyalty. It could teach them strength. It could teach them to overcome their fears, overcome their weaknesses, to build on their strengths and not make them just good, but make them great.

"It's infinite to the things that sports can teach them."

Tweet of the Day 

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @SeattleStorm, who hosted "Championship Night" last night at Key Arena, where the Seahawks' Lombardi Trophy was on display next to the Storm's two WNBA championship titles and the Seattle SuperSonics' hardware from 1979.

More From Around The Web

Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine brings us part one of an exclusive interview with Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas.

SI.com's Doug Farrar shows some love for the Seahawks' Bobby Wagner, naming him the sixth-best inside linebacker in the League.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times breaks down the Seahawks schedule - the sixth-toughest in the NFL - as training camp approaches.

Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com details three things to watch as Seahawks training camp opens this Friday. 710 also shares highlights from John Clayton's latest "Cold Hard Facts" segment.

NFL.com has 10 mind-blowing stats ahead of training camp, where cornerback Richard Sherman and the competitive NFC West are mentioned.

And Stephen Spiewak of MaxPreps.com recaps the USA Football/Max Preps High School Media Day that was hosted by the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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

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