Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday April 14— about your Seattle Seahawks:
Cyril Grayson Featured In The MMQB
NFL writer Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated's The MMQB chronicled the interesting and challenging journey of newest Seahawks wide receiver Cyril Grayson and how he ultimately earned himself a contract with the team.
Grayson, the former track star the Seahawks formally signed this past Monday, connected with Seahawks scout Ed Dodds shortly before his April 5 workout at LSU and left a strong impression. The Pro Day workout was Grayson's last chance to open an opportunity in the NFL and he didn't disappoint, posting a 4.35 40-yard dash and running wide receiver drills smoothly. Dodds found him shortly after and got him to fly to Seattle the next day.
Here's a snippet from Klemko's story about how the proceeding hours after the workout went:
*Grayson went home to mom and dad in Kenner and made a beeline for his family's church: "I said, man, this was a good day, so I need to go and praise the Lord a little bit. Because without Him, none of this would've been possible!" *
*On Thursday morning he took a 3:19 pm United flight out of Louis Armstrong International Airport with two changes of clothes and precisely $34 in his checking account, connecting in Texas and landing in Seattle at 8:23 pm Pacific. He wondered how he'd eat for the next 24 hours—then a Seahawks staffer told him he could spend up to $100 on room service. *
*"I ate good that night," Grayson says. *
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who congratulated UW's Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor on being selected in the 2017 WNBA Draft:
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