Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The Most Fascinating Players Of 2015
Adam Schein at NFL.com has put together a list ranking the nine most-fascinating players of 2015, individuals who Schein says are sure to drum up the most interest as the new season approaches.
Jimmy Graham earns a mention at No. 6 on Schein's ranks after the three-time Pro Bowl tight end was traded from the New Orleans Saints to the Seahawks this offseason.
On Graham's upcoming year, Schein writes:
Jimmy Graham, Seahawks tight end -- I check myself every single time I write or say that. Seattle clearly has been one of football's most captivating teams in recent years -- and then the 'Hawks went out and added one of the NFL's most prominent mismatch nightmares. Splendid.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are at a contract impasse, but the quarterback is certainly thrilled with this offseason gift from general manager John Schneider. Graham was brought in to give Wilson the weapon he has lacked in the passing attack. I'm obsessed with how perfect the fit is.*
That said, Pete Carroll's Seahawks have always been a team built on defense and running the football. How will Graham's presence alter their approach? I personally think this will work out quite well, but there are skeptics. We'll see in the fall.*
#12Tour Hits The Tri-Cities
The Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour with wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and mascot BOOM landed in the Tri-Cities, where the Seahawks joined children from the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin counties at the Tri-City Dust Devils baseball game.
The Seahawks' #12Tour took off from team headquarters on Thursday morning, making quick stops at Snoqualmie Falls and in Yakima before landing in the Tri-Cities for a night with the Boys & Girls Club of Brenton and Franklin counties at the Tri-City Dust Devils baseball game. Photo galleries from Thursday's travels and events are embedded for you in this article.
The Seahawks' Central Washington #12Tour with wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and mascot BOOM continued East to Yakima with a 12 Flag raising and stop at Miner's burgers for lunch.
The #12Tour, featuring wide receiver Chris Matthews, defensive lineman Jimmy Staten, the Sea Gals, and team mascot BOOM, will host a '12 Fest' on Friday afternoon at Kennewick's Lampson Stadium before departing for Lake Chelan on Saturday morning. Visit Seahawks.com/12Tour for more information.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's 'Tweet of the Day' comes from Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, who was impressed to learn the team's training camp practices this summer had sold out the same day they went on sale to the general public.
More From Around The Web
NFL.com staffers debate which quarterback will win more Super Bowl rings in their respective careers: Seattle's Russell Wilson or the Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger.
Pro Football Focus thinks wide receiver Doug Baldwin could be Seattle's secret superstar.
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com calls linebacker K.J. Wright the Seahawks' most-underrated player, writing, "Bobby Wagner gets a lot of deserved attention in the middle, and we know the secondary gets its share of credit, but Wright is a speedy linebacker who is also a big part of why the Seattle defense goes as well as it does. The Seahawks made the smart move to re-sign him last season and prevent him from hitting the market. A lot of teams would have come calling."
ESPN.com NFC West writers debate how tight end Jimmy Graham will change the Seahawks offense this season.
And Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times answers Seahawks-related questions in his latest reader mailbag.
D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *