Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today—Monday, July 20—about your Seattle Seahawks:
Tyler Lockett among those facing pressure in training camp
Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column looks at one player on every NFL team that in his view will be "feeling the heat" when training camps open next week. When it comes to Seattle, King points to rookie receiver Tyler Lockett, noting that the Seahawks, a team known for moving back in the draft, traded away four picks in order to move up and pick Lockett in the third round.
King writes: "GM John Schneider traded four picks between 95 and 181 to deal for Lockett at number 69. With how good the Seahawks have been making late picks, that's a lot of draft capital. Lockett's Kansas State numbers (last two years: 187 catches, 22 TDs, 14.9-yard average per catch) have Seattle conjuring thoughts of the next Golden Tate."
In the same MMQB column, King also has the Seahawks at No. 7 in his list of Top 10 camp stories.
Celebrities brave the heat at Richard Sherman's softball game
Sunday was one of the hottest days of the year, but that didn't keep several Seahawks players and other athletes and celebrities from enjoying themselves at Safeco Field for Richard Sherman's third annual celebrity softball game, which benefits his Blanket Coverage foundation.
We'll have our own story on Sherman's softball game up later today.
Tweet of the day
Today's tweet of the day comes from Russell Wilson, who had a busy Sunday, winning the home run derby at Richard Sherman's celebrity softball game before making an early exit in order to coach kids at his Russell Wilson Passing Academy.
Seahawks Offer Unique Sideline Seating At CenturyLink Field
Photos from the Seahawks' sideline seating available at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
If you're still on the hunt for Seahawks single-game tickets, CenturyLink Field's sideline field seats may be exactly what you're looking for.
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More from around the web
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin returned to his home town of Pensacola, Florida to discuss with ESPN the Confederate Flag, a hot-button topic in the South.
The Herald Business Journal has the details on a new Seahawks-themed Boeing 747, which will fly over Lake Washington on Sunday, Aug. 2 as part of the Seafair air show.
The Seahawks will be featured on the NFL Network's "Team Highlights" show tonight at 6:30 p.m. PT. The 30-minute show will recap the 2014 season and look ahead to 2015.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta writes about the close relationship between Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers. Condotta also has a story on fans lining up Sunday in hopes of landing single game tickets, which went on sale Monday morning. ESPN's Terry Blount looks at where the Seahawks stand at defensive tackle.
The final event of this year's 12 Tour season culminated at Dona Larsen Park in Boise, Idaho where B.J. Daniels, Ricardo Lockette, Blitz, Blue Thunder, The Sea Gals and the Boise State Spirit squad all entertained 12s from the region at the 12 Fest.