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Friday Round-Up: Eleven Seahawks Legends Modern-Era Nominees For Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Friday, September 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Alexander, Krieg, Warren, Hutch, Watters, Feagles, James, And More

On Thursday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame released their list of Modern-Era nominees for the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Out of the 122 players on the list, twelve of the names you would recognize as Seahawks Legends.

This notable twelve includes quarterback Dave Krieg, running backs Shaun Alexander, Edgerrin James and Chris Warren, guards Steve Hutchinson and Ricky Watters, center Ray Donaldson, safety Merton Hanks, cornerback Terry McDaniel, kicker Ryan Longwell, and punters Jeff Feagles and Rohn Stark. Hutchinson, who played in Seattle from 2000 to 2005, finds his way on the nominees list for the third year in a row after being a finalist for the Class of 2019.

A news release from Canton, Ohio, states that “the large list of Modern-Era nominees includes only players whose careers ended less than 25 seasons ago. The nominees include 63 offensive players, 43 defensive players, and 16 special teams players.”

This list of players is set to be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November, and then to 15 finalists in early January of 2020. After those cuts, the finalists will then be presented to the full 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee during its annual meeting on ‘Selection Saturday,’ the day before Super Bowl LIV.

Be sure to follow the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Twitter to follow along with the process as the season continues.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution with the Mission to Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve its History, Promote its Values, & Celebrate Excellence EVERYWHERE.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, as he encourages fans via Twitter to donate towards the relief in the Bahamas, where Smith has family ties.

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Tony Drovetto at Seahawks.com shares the report from Thursday’s practice.

Joe Fann from NBC Sports Northwest dives into quarterback Russell Wilson keeping an eye out for his teammates last week against the Bengals.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle recaps Brock Huard and Mike Salk’s expectation of how the team will use defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Ziggy Ansah together.

Dave Wyman from 710 ESPN Seattle breaks down Clowney’s impact on the Seattle defense.

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times and Gregg Bell from The Tacoma News Tribune both recap some of the team’s injuries and Thursday’s practice.

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times writes up a story about rookie receiver DK Metcalf’s performance in last week’s win over Cincinnati. Condotta also dives into Russell Wilson explaining his ‘dad mode’ comment.

Gregg Bell from The Tacoma News Tribune also reports on Metcalf’s big game last weekend. Bell also writes about how Wilson’s preparing for the team’s Week 2 matchup in Pittsburgh.

Art Thiel from SportsPressNW expands on defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson’s homecoming to Pittsburgh.

Aaron Fentress from The Athletic reports on the Seahawks re-signing cornerback Jamar Taylor.

The Seahawks and the Steelers will meet this Sunday in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for the second game of the 2019 season. Take a look back at photos from the past games between the two teams.

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