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Friday Round-Up: Bradley McDougald Paying Heed To Kam Chancellor, "The Man Who Paved The Way"

Bradley McDougald said he's "totally transitioned" his mind to the strong safety position.

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McDougald: "Totally Transitioned" To Strong Safety Position

Meeting with the media following Thursday's training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Bradley McDougald, the versatile veteran who saw starting time at both free and strong safety for the Seahawks last season, said he has "totally transitioned" his mind to the strong safety position at this point as second-year pro Tedric Thompson settles in with the No. 1 defense at the free safety spot. McDougald said he's learned a lot about playing strong safety from longtime Seattle standout Kam Chancellor, who's on the reserve/physically unable to perform list and will not play for Seattle in 2018, the result of a neck injury sustained last season.

"As a matter of fact, I still meet with Kam, I still try to get up with him as much as possible," McDougald said. "He's living a different life right now, so I try to respect his time. But, as much as I can soak in from him I still try to. I still try to pay heed to the man who paved the way. I try to keep in contact with these guys as much as possible."

To the delight of McDougald, his teammates, coaches, and Seattle fans, Chancellor made an appearance at Seahawks training camp earlier this month.

"Aw man, it was very refreshing, it was good," McDougald said of seeing Chancellor at VMAC. "I think it was good for him too to come back and see all the reactions he got from his brothers. He shed a lot of blood here, sweat, tears. He kind of built this thing from the ground up, so to come back and see the coaching staff and see the players. All the people paid that much homage to him, that just showed what he's done for this program."

McDougald added he's looking forward to having Chancellor around the team as the 2018 season gets underway.

"I think it's a spirit lifter," McDougald said of Chancellor's presence. "Kam, he always comes in with positivity, a big smile. Off the field, he's a really nice guy. He's really positive to every position, everybody. He speaks to everybody from the training staff, to the players, to the janitors. Kam's just an all-around awesome guy, so just having him around, talking to the young guys, getting in different people's ears trying to be a motivation, it really helps."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Turf the dog, who received a rather large treat from team mascot Blitz the Seahawk during the final open training camp practice:

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