Thursday Round-Up: How is Seahawks Tight End Jimmy Graham Adjusting to his New NFL Home?

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 - Thursday, Aug. 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Catching Up With Jimmy Graham

Nate Davis at USA Today was at Seahawks headquarters this past week and caught up with tight end Jimmy Graham, the three-time Pro Bowler who was acquired in an offseason trade with the New Orleans Saints. Davis details how the 6-foot-7, 265-pound pass catcher is fitting in at his new NFL home.

"Obviously, I've had some battles against this team," Graham told Davis of past pregame scuffles with Seahawks defenders. "I'm a fairly emotional guy and a fairly kind of aggressive player who some people — especially defensive guys — don't like on the field. But since Day 1 they saw I matched their intensity as far as work ethic."

Graham told USA Today his transition to the Pacific Northwest has been aided by the bond he's quickly formed with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who skipped an offseason OTA workout to be with Graham at the funeral for Tamara Meyerson, a longtime mentor to Graham after he was abandoned by his mother at an early age. The 28-year-old Graham described the 26-year-old Wilson as "almost like the brother who's your long-lost twin."

"I think there's no ceiling to how good this connection could be on the field and also off the field," Graham said. "We get along so well. He's just been awesome."

Click here to read Davis' full piece.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a photo taken at yesterday's practice of Seattle wide receivers Jermaine Kearse, Kevin Smith, and Kasen Williams on what was #NationalDogDay in the social media world. The trio of former University of Washington Huskies put their own spin on the holiday, throwing their 'Dubs' up for #NationalDawgDay, get it?

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights the play of second-year linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, a potential breakout player for Seattle this season.

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin and cornerback Richard Sherman explained how they're preparing for Saturday's game against the Chargers in San Diego, where the Seahawks' starters are expected to see their most action of preseason.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman shares his thoughts on this week's game against the Chargers in a post on his personal website.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com says Richard Sherman sees a positive to the current absences in the Seattle secondary.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune looks at how Dion Bailey is filling in at strong safety.

And Kenneth Arthur at SporstOnEarth.com says running back Marshawn Lynch has already done enough to warrant induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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