Friday Round-Up: Skittles Sends Care Package To Seahawks Defensive Tackle Jarran Reed

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, May 20 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Reed Taking The Skittles Torch?

When Jarran Reed heard his name called in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft as the No. 49 overall pick to the Seattle Seahawks, he made the decision to carry a bag of Skittles with him on stage in Chicago, Illinois.

"I was back stage in the green room just eating a bunch of Skittles, so my mom was like, 'Just take them on the stage!'" Reed recalled while at Seahawks rookie minicamp. "I thought it would be funny. I just try to stay bright, stay with a good character."

Well, the candy company that was a sideline favorite of retired Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took notice and recently sent Reed a care package, which Reed posted a photo of on Twitter.

"I would like to give a special thank to @Skittles for the care package thanks again you guys," the tweet read.

Whether or not Skittles become as big of a signature sweet for Reed as they were for "Beast Mode" - a feat that would be hard to top - remains to be seen. But Seattle seems to have high hopes for the 6-foot-3, 311-pounder that they traded up to get, as evidenced by words from the Seahawks' head coach.

"It's just such a crucial pick for us," Pete Carroll said of Reed to conclude rookie camp. "Jarran can really jump in and give us the stout play. He's just got great savvy for the running game. So wherever we put him in there—he'll play both spots [nose tackle and three technique], for sure—which one we feature him at, we'll determine when we get back to camp and as we get into game-planning and all that. It gives us really good flexibility and he's a terrific football player."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share video from 'Phase Two' of the team's offseason workout program, which wrapped up Thursday. The first of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) begins Monday, May 23.

More From Around The Web

Join us in wishing Seahawks wide receiver Kasen Williams a happy 24th birthday!

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle previews this Sunday's United Way All-Star Softball Classic at Safeco Field that will include wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, punter Jon Ryan, and tight end Cooper Helfet, as well as former Seahawks Lawyer Milloy and Marcus Trufant. Tickets to the game are still available.

Quarterback Russell Wilson delivered a surprise message to Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos regarding this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, which Wilson is hosting.

Coach Pete Carroll's game-worn Nike Monarch IVs auctioned off for $1,000, funds that will benefit his 'A Better Seattle' initiative.

Sheil Kapadia at provides an honest assessment of the Seahawks' Darrell Bevell after he was named one of the five most creative offensive playcallers in the NFL earlier this week in a separate story for ESPN.

Patti Payne at the Puget Sound Business Journal recaps Jermaine Kearse's event from earlier this week that helped raise funds for his '15 to 1' foundation supporting youth in military families.

Eric Mandel at recaps a recent radio conversation with Jermaine Kearse, who explains why he chose to re-sign with Seattle this offseason.

And former Seahawks corner Marcus Trufant spoke about his football career and growing up a member of the Boys & Girls Club to a group of young panelists on Thursday.

Join us in wishing Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise a happy 22nd birthday!

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