Thursday Round-Up: Former Seahawks Safety Kenny Easley Is Team's Top Candidate For Pro Football Hall Of Fame

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Aug. 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Kenny Easley A Future Hall Of Famer?

Elliot Harrison at NFL.com has put together his take on the top Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates for each team in the NFC and former NFL safety Kenny Easley is his pick for the Seahawks.

Seattle made Easley the No. 4 overall pick in the 1981 draft out of UCLA and he went on to earn AFC Rookie of the Year after recording 107 tackles and three interceptions, one of which he returned a career-long 82 yards for a touchdown. He was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1984, posting 75 tackles, three forced fumbles, and 10 picks - then tying a franchise-record (John Harris, 1981) that still stands today. A four-time All-Pro selection, Easley spent each of his seven NFL seasons with the Seahawks.

Here's what Harrison had to say about Easley's Hall of Fame chances:

His career might have been short, but that doesn't mean it wasn't brilliant. There was not a better safety in pro football in the first half of the 1980s, including Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott (who played mostly corner until 1986). Easley was that rare player who was good out of the gate. A hard hitter, Easley was also a complete player, making five Pro Bowls in seven years before retiring due to injuries.

On Oct. 14, 2002, Easley became the sixth player inducted into the Seahawks Ring of Honor, joining wide receiver Steve Largent (1989), quarterback Jim Zorn (1991), cornerback Dave Brown (1992), running back Curt Warner (1994), and defensive end Jacob Green (1995).

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from our @12s account, which shares a photo of wide receiver Ricardo Lockette joining a Youth Training Camp that took place at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center following the team's fifth practice of training camp.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle features the progress of rookie wide receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett and shares three observations from the team's fifth training camp practice.

Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider addressed Kam Chancellor's training camp absence in a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Free safety Earl Thomas, who had shoulder surgery this offseason, has passed his physical and been activated from the Seahawks' physically unable to perform list.

Here's four things we learned from Pete Carroll yesterday when the Seahawks coach raved about right tackle Justin Britt and the team's overall roster depth.

Quarterback Russell Wilson joined 710 ESPN Seattle yesterday morning and here's three key takeaways from his conversation.

Here's 12 songs we overheard playing at Day 5 of Seahawks training camp.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says defensive end Cassius Marsh is turning heads at training camp.

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune catches up with former Seahawks linebacker Chad Brown, who's back with the team as a coaching intern this summer.

And Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com puts the focus on safety DeShawn Shead, the Seahawks' next-man-up with Kam Chancellor yet to report.

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