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Friday Round-Up: Tom Johnson Talks Fit With Seahawks

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there"  for today — Friday, June 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

​Tom Johnson On 710 ESPN

The Seahawks's defensive line will look a lot different in 2018 starting in the middle with defensive tackle Tom Johnson. 

Johnson, who the Seahawks signed as a free agent in March, was one of the few new additions to that area of the defense. After drafting two defensive ends, trading Michael Bennett to Philadelphia and releasing Cliff Avril, the Seahawks have a new group aiming to make noise. 

Johnson was a guest on 710 ESPN Seattle this week with John Clayton and talked about his mentality heading into this upcoming season. 

"I’m expecting to start,” Johnson said. “I think I’ve got the talent to do so. I’m a competitor. And initially they brought me here to pass rush.”

Johnson spent his last four seasons in Minnesota and played under one of the league's best defensive minds in Mike Zimmer. With the Seahawks, he'll have a chance to play a valuable role.

“You want your (nose guard) to be patient and use his hands, but as a 3-technique guy you want a guy that can get off the ball and play the run with an attack mentality but also can pass rush when you need him," Johnson said. "To be aggressive on the second downs, to be able to put pressure on the quarterback."

Click here for more on what Johnson had to say about playing for the Seahawks.

​Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson:

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Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle highlighted Shaquill Griffin's growing role with the Seahawks.

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