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Friday Round-Up: Rashaad Penny Reflects On His First NFL Training Camp

Rookie running back Rashaad Penny details his first NFL training camp experience.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, August 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Penny: "It's Amazing To Be Out Here"

Rashaad Penny, who the Seahawks selected with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, met with the media following Thursday's training camp practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center to reflect on how life in the NFL is going for him through the team's first six official summer workouts.

"It's amazing to be out here with these guys, professional guys," Penny said. "Just being coached up by a lot of legendary coaches. I'm having fun, just out here competing."

As Penny notes, he's part of a competitive running back group that includes last year's season-opening starter Chris Carson, former third-round pick C.J. Prosise, 2017's season-closing starter Mike Davis, and the versatile J.D. McKissic. Coach Pete Carroll has said "it's way too early" to determine who will get the starting nod when the regular-season opens in early September, yet Penny looks to be embracing the challenge.

"At the end of the day, it's all a competition," he said. "All guys know each role and they know what to do. I think that's the best thing about it, we know each role and we know what to do. But at the end of the day, it's all love between all of us. We compete our butts off day in and day out, but at the end of the day it's all love."

Another thing that's stood out to Penny through the Seahawks' first six open training camp practices? The number of fans that pack the VMAC berm on a daily basis, a crowd Penny says rivals those seen during his playing days at San Diego State.

"It's more people than my college football games, but it's fun," Penny said. "I didn't expect this coming into my first training camp. With all these great 12s, it's fun out here. I love the support from them and I know it's going to grow bigger."

You can watch Penny's full press conference right here.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from team mascot Blitz the Seahawk, who shares a little bit of his pre-training camp practice preparation.

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