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Friday Round-Up: Seahawks DT Jesse Williams "Cleared To Workout" Following Cancer Surgery

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 12 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Jesse Williams: "Cleared To Workout, Comeback Begins"

Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams updated 12s on his post-kidney-surgery status on Thursday, letting the world know he's been cleared to workout after recently being diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer.

Williams underwent surgery back on May 28 and was out of the hospital days later. He dressed in a Seahawks cap, tank top, and athletic shorts during yesterday's OTAs (Organized Team Activities), watching practice from the sideline at Seahawks headquarters.

Following the team's on-field session, Williams posted an Instagram photo of himself alongside Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.

"2 Weeks Post papillary Type 2 Renal Carcinoma Stage Three Surgery! Cleared For light Workouts!," the photo's caption read. "If you Know me You will Know how Much that Means to me to be Back out there Moving Around And Hanging Back With the Team! Not an Easy Journey So Far but I Don't think it would mean as much or be worth it if I didn't have to Fight for What I Wanted! And I Want This!! Appreciate the @seahawks for Standing By me Through all This & Can't wait to be Back on the field Representing Such a Great Organization!"

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who shares thoughts following the team's 10th and final set of OTAs.

The team will take the practice field again next Thursday, June 18 for one day of mandatory minicamp before training camp kicks off in late July.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle details what assistant head coach/defense Rocky Seto thinks will be one of head coach Pete Carroll's "biggest contributions to the game" - an updated version of the tackling instruction video the team put out last year.

Boyle also catches up with Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman about the release of his new book, No Excuses, and touches on his return to the field following last year's foot injury that sent him to injured reserve. Coleman will be signing copies of his book from 2 - 4 p.m. PT this Saturday at Fred Meyer in Kirkland and from noon - 2 p.m. on Sunday at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune eyes the competition for the starting job at center after the team traded Max Unger to the New Orleans Saints as part of the deal for tight end Jimmy Graham.

Terry Blount at shares a few highlights and lowlights from the Seahawks 10 OTAs, naming wide receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett the team's best rookie draft choice so far.

And three former Seahawks make's list of the 10 best remaining free agents in the League. 

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