Russell Wilson and the Seahawks players continuing what has now become an offseason tradition with a player-organized optional "camp". Sunday morning many players met at VMAC before heading off to Hawaii.
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Several Seahawks players will be working out in Hawaii over the next week as part of an offseason camp organized by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
The players have held similar sessions away from team headquarters the past two offseasons in Hermosa Beach, Calif. But this year's trip will be a bit more tropical, and for the very first time, include Seahawks from both sides of the football.
Wilson, tight ends Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson, wide receivers Jermaine Kearse and Kevin Norwood, fullback Derrick Coleman, cornerbacks Richard Sherman, Cary Williams, and Will Blackmon, strong safety Kam Chancellor, as well as linebackers Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner were a sample of the Seahawks that departed Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Sunday morning en route to the island paradise.
Seahawks.com was on site during yesterday's travel day and captured the photo gallery embedded above. We'll share comments from the players later this afternoon, but the social posts below should hold you over in the meantime. Players were hyper-active in posting photos and videos of their time in the Hawaiian sun before the group gets back to football this week:
Seahawks, Packers Have Best Rosters In NFC
A look at the projected Seattle Seahawks roster for the 2015 season including new faces from free agency and trade. This gallery is updated with every offseason transaction.
Last week, NFL.com explained why the Seahawks' roster is "still king" in the NFC West.
The site's *Around the League *writers took it a step further this past weekend, labeling Seattle, along with the Green Bay Packers, as owners of the NFC's best rosters.
Here's a snippet from Gregg Rosenthal, who dubs the Seahawks and Packers "The Heavyweights" of the conference as we look ahead to 2015: "It's hard to see the Packers or the Seahawks fall off hard like the 49ers last season because they have one dominant side of the ball supported with balance. The Seahawks have a historically great defense with a still-improving quarterback. Jimmy Graham immediately upgrades the Seahawks' red-zone offense and fits Russell Wilson's skill set perfectly."
More From Around The Web
Greg A. Bedard at TheMMQB.com catches up with former Seahawks defensive coordinator turned Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who outlines his approach at his new NFL home and praises Kris Richard, Seattle's former secondary coach who takes over Quinn's coordinator role moving forward.
Season five of HBO's Game of Thrones *premiered on Sunday and Lance Zierlein at NFL.com did his best to liken 2015 NFL Draft prospects to characters in the hit television show. Doug Baldwin took part in a similar exercise last year, comparing his teammates to *Game of Thrones characters after the Seattle wideout binge-watched 40 episodes in nine days.
Former Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday makes NFL.com's list of the top five sleeper signal callers in this year's draft.
And Peter King at TheMMQB.com has his "Monday Morning Quarterback" column with thoughts on the past week around the NFL that saw Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu retire, the NFL name its first female official, and more.
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