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Seahawks Round-Up: Seahawks Player Visits Children's Hospital, Schedule Release and More

All the Seahawks news you might have missed this week.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's going on out there and any news you might have missed, about your Seattle Seahawks this week.

Seahawks linebacker Tyrel Dodson visits a children's hospital.

Seahawks linebacker Tyrel Dodson spent Friday afternoon at a children's hospital in Seattle. Dodson was selected as one of the NFLPA Community MVPs, a weekly honor that is presented to one player who has given back to his hometown or team city in a special way.

Before Dodson signed with the Seahawks during free agency, he was named the Week 16 NFLPA Community MVP for 2023. During his time with the Buffalo Bills, Dodson hosted single mothers for a holiday shopping event.

"I'm honored to be recognized for something that I love to do," Dodson told the NFLPA. "I love giving back and finding ways to help people who are impacted by some of the same things that had an impact on my life."

During his visit to the children's hospital Friday, Dodson was able to spend a few hours with about 10 children and play the Nintendo Switch with them. Dodson said that he loves gaming, so this was a perfect choice for him.

2024 NFL Schedule Release

And if you missed the news, the NFL released the 2024 season schedule Wednesday for every NFL team. The Seahawks' schedule includes four prime-time matchups, nine home games and eight road games. Catchup on the Seahawks schedule release here.

Pro Football Writers of America Awards

The Pro Football Writers of America sent out their off-field award finalists and longtime defensive coordinator, Tom Catlin, is amongst the finalists. Catlin was nominated for the Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman Award, which is an award that recognizes the" lifetime achievement as an assistant coach in the NFL. The PFWA will name two recipients of the award."

"Tom Catlin — Catlin, a long-time defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, began his coaching career with the Dallas Texans in the early days of the AFL. Known for his stoic demeanor and penchant for precision – Chuck Knox once said 'no one was going to be out of alignment' – Catlin's career spanned three decades, 19 of those alongside Knox. In Catlin's 10 years as the Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach or defensive coordinator, Kenny Easley won the league's Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1984 and Cortez Kennedy was the league's Defensive Player of the Year. The Seahawks 1991 defense allowed just 261 points, which was a franchise record for a 16-game season until the Super Bowl winning 2013 Seahawks allowed 231. He spent five seasons as Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator, 12 as the Los Angeles Rams linebackers coach after he had started his coaching career with the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL. After Catlin's death in 2008 from complications from surgery, former Seahawks defensive tackle Joe Nash said, 'He dissected the other team, and he got us so well prepared. It was almost like he knew what they were doing before they knew what they were doing.'

Also up for an award is former Seahawks beat writer, Ben Arthur, who covered the Seahawks for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer before getting a job at FOX Sports. Arthur is a finalist for the Terez A Paylor Emerging Writer award, an award that goes to a "young NFL writer who carries on the legacy of Paylor through his or her work ethic, professionalism, and dedication to the craft and commitment to improving diversity in NFL media."

Social Post Of The Day

The Seahawks released their 2024 full-season schedule in the theme "Scheduleverse." Take a look at all the artist behind the artwork of the matchup graphics.

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