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Monday Round-Up: Jesse Williams Ready To Start Recovery After 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 - Monday, June 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Jesse Williams: "No Backing Down, I'm Ready To Take It On!"

Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who underwent kidney surgery last Thursday after recently being diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer, is now out of the hospital and working toward recovery, according to his Instagram account.

"Feels Good to be out the Hospital!! I Would Like to thank all the Nurses and Surgeons at University of Washington Medical Center as Well as the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for Helping take Care of Me Before, During and Post Surgery!," Williams captioned in a photo on Saturday night. "Lots of Recovery to Go, This is just the Beginning of a Long Road of Hard Work and Commitment to get Back to Full Health and Back on the Field! No Backing Down, I'm Ready to Take it On! Appreciate all Messages Via Social Media and the Hand Written letters I have Received over the Past Week!"

Williams, who the Seahawks traded up to select in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, has yet to play in an NFL game. Knee injuries kept him sidelined through his first two seasons.

"He's a battler all the way," Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said last week of the 24-year-old Australia native Williams. "He's been up against it, too. He's fought some difficult fights, and he's fighting another one - maybe the fight of a young man's life. We'll be there with him and hope to pull him through."

Russell Wilson Returns

QB Russell Wilson re-joined the team on the third day of organized team activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA.

Quarterback Russell Wilson made his first appearance at the Seahawks' Organized Team Activities last Friday, the third voluntary, non-contact OTA of 2015.

Wilson was absent from the team's first two OTAs as he and Vice President of Player Engagement Mo Kelly were away supporting personal matters of tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive end Cliff Avril. Graham and Avril each saw close friends or family members pass away recently.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the NFL, which shares a photo of Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett from the NFLPA's Rookie Premiere held in Los Angeles, Calif. last week.

More From Around The Web

Here at, we detail how Kris Richard is adapting to his new role as defensive coordinator.

Peter King at puts the Seahawks at No. 2 on his 'Offseason Power Rankings' behind the Baltimore Ravens, writing, "The addition of Jimmy Graham means so much. He could mean a third straight Super Bowl trip. There's little reason to doubt Seattle, except the loss of some key defensive pieces, including coordinator Dan Quinn. But it's hard to stay on top in the NFL for even three years."

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares five storylines to watch as the Seahawks begin their second week of OTAs. Condotta also details defensive end Michael Bennett's fight against childhood obesity.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times says Seattle's honesty won over cornerback Cary Williams in free agency.

And Brady Henderson at shares comments from Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor on the progress his half-brother Keenan Lambert has made in Seattle so far.

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