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Friday Round-Up: Ken Norton Jr. named defensive coordinator of Oakland Raiders

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, Feb. 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Norton Off To Oakland

Ken Norton Jr., who's spent the past five seasons as the Seahawks' linebackers coach, was named defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders on Friday.

Norton enters his sixth NFL season as a coach and 19th overall. He earned All-Pro recognition while playing for 13 seasons as a linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.

"One thing, I can really take my hat off to Pete Carroll," Norton said in a conference call with Raiders reporters. "He's really done a great job of when we're there with him, he's always preparing us to be coordinators, to be head coaches. He's always having us look forward and do things that are important for us to continue our careers and keep improving ourselves. He's always been preparing us for the next step."

Prior to joining the NFL coaching ranks with Carroll and the Seahawks in 2010, Norton spent six seasons at USC coaching the Trojans on the defensive side of the football under then head coach Carroll.

Chris Pratt Honors Super Bowl Bet

Lake Stevens, Wash. native and Seahawks super fan turned Hollywood actor Chris Pratt has followed through on a Super Bowl bet he made with fellow actor Chris Evans, a Patriots fan.

Pratt, who played Star-Lord in the summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy, *made a wager with Evans, who's known for his role as *Captain America on-screen.

If the Seahawks won, Evans would visit Seattle Children's Hospital dressed as Captain America. If the Patriots won, Pratt would visit Boston-based Christopher's Haven, a non-profit that provides support for families with children receiving treatment for cancer.

With New England's 28-24 win, Pratt - dressed as Star-Lord, made an appearance in Boston this week and posted several photos to his Facebook page.

And even though Pratt's Seahawks came out on the losing end, Evans said he'll still make a visit to Seattle Children's.

Tweet(s) of the Day

Today's Tweet(s) of the Day come from Seahawks linebacker Mike Morgan, who shares thoughts on his position coach's promotion.

More From Around The Web

Here at, Clare Farnsworth says Seahawks Super Bowl standout Chris Matthews is already focused on improving this offseason and wishes wide receiver Jermaine Kearse a happy 25th birthday.

I outline four things we learned from Carroll's conversation with Matt Lauer on NBC's "TODAY" show.

Photos showing all the different places where We Are 12.

In case you missed it earlier this week on NFL Network, here's every 'Inside the NFL' video and every 'Sound FX' video to come from Super Bowl XLIX.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks are confident they're built for long-term success.

And Jerry Brewer says Carroll is already building a better future for Seattle with the way he's handled the fallout of Sunday's Super Bowl.

D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *

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