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Thursday Round-Up: K.J. Wright Names A Seahawks Player To Watch 

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, August 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wright: "I’ve been saying this since OTAs: No. 33. Tedric Thompson. T-2."

K.J. Wright recently joined Seahawks.com's 'Driving With Gee' video series and the Seahawks Pro Bowl linebacker hit on a variety of topics during the 20-minute drive from the conclusion of training camp at Virginia Mason Athletic Center to his nearby home. Wright talked about his relationship with fellow Pro Bowl linebacker Bobby Wagner, how he balances time between football and family, and even showed a bit of his musical personality by taking part in an impromptu car karaoke session to close the interview.

At one point during the car ride, host Gee Scott asks Wright to name a Seahawks player who fans might not yet know about, but who could potentially excel this upcoming season. Here's what Wright had to say:

“I’ve been saying this since OTAs: No. 33. Tedric Thompson. T-2," he said. "I’ve been saying it, man. We’ll see. Preseason is around the corner, live action. We’ll see. I’m like a scout, man. When I retire I might have to be a GM because I know it when I see it. I saw it last year when he was just killing on scout team and he’s just fast. He comes to me, he’ll be like ‘K.J., if you see something in me, let me know.’ He’s fiending for that information from the vets because we’ve played a while, so he knows that he can come to us and we’re going to help him out. That’s good. That’s all I’m saying. I’m sticking with it."

Wright's full 'Driving With Gee' video is embedded for you above.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, who can't wait to see fans fill CenturyLink Field next Thursday night. Tickets for Seattle's preseason opener are available right here.

More From Around The Web

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Seattle signed offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy on Wednesday and made a couple more roster moves prior to the start of Thursday's practice.

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Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune profiles former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who's looking to stick at wide receiver for the Seahawks.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio this weekend, and in honor of the event ESPN's NFL experts debate whether other candidates should be in or out, including Hall of Fame thoughts on former Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch.

NFL.com picks the most-deserving Hall of Fame candidate from each NFC team, making the case for running back Ricky Watters when it comes to the Seahawks:

_We could have placed Watters in the 49ers' or Eagles' sections. But he played the longest in Seattle. And had it not been for the combination of a shoulder injury early in the 2001 season and an ankle injury late in the year -- plus a more-than-ready Shaun Alexander to take his place -- Watters would probably already be in the Hall of Fame. By that point, he had played nine full seasons in the league. His best years were arguably in Seattle, where he rushed for 1,200 yards or more in each of his first three seasons. Watters was an equally adept receiver, catching 467 passes over the course of his career, averaging over 9 yards per catch (an impressive total for a running back). While Watters is 25th in career yards from scrimmage, remember that his career was bookended by injuries. He missed his entire rookie season and played in only five games during that final year. And yet, Watters was still going strong, tallying six 1,000-yard seasons in a row before missing time during his swan-song 2001 campaign. Plenty of folks in the football business feel Watters deserves more acclaim.

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