Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, July 20 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Training Camp Battles To Watch
With team's training camps set to get underway as soon as this weekend, NFL.com has been taking a division-by-division look around the League outlining key things to know about each of the NFL's 32 clubs.
Around The NFL writer Marc Sessler landed on the NFC West yesterday and for the Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks he called out the most important training camp position battle, identified a newcomer to watch, and posed a looming training camp question.
You can read more about Seattle's division rivals in Sessler's full piece linked above, but here's some of what he had to say about the Seahawks:
Most important position battle: Backfield pecking order. Seattle's running back room is bubbling over with challengers. It starts with free-agent addition Eddie Lacy, the former Packers thumper who will be asked to fend off third-year back Thomas Rawls. It's possible this duo could split carries all season, but Seattle hasn't forgotten about Rawls dominating the Lions in January with 161 yards at nearly six yards per clip in the Wild Card Round. Second-year back C.J. Prosise figures to play a major role on passing downs, while Alex Collins will aim to erase memories of his quiet rookie campaign. This looms as one of the juiciest battles in the NFC.
Newcomer to watch: DT Malik McDowell.Beyond Lacy -- the most intriguing new face in Seattle -- this year's Seahawks have a handful of young players with upside. Second-round defensive lineman Malik McDowell gives coach Pete Carroll a massively framed specimen -- he's 6-foot-6, 299 pounds -- who can rush the quarterback from all over the field. Defensive play-caller Kris Richard is already dreaming up schemes for McDowell, telling SeattlePI.com, "Being able to either have him at 3-technique or at end, whichever we decide to play him, there's going to be a level of athleticism there that it's been a while since we've had that."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Athletes For Hope, which shares a few photos of Seahawks rookie offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, the team's second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft who recently helped distribute Brave Gowns - colorful, comfortable and fun hospital gowns - to sick children.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle has started counting down the 10 most interesting storylines heading into 2017 training camp, and he begins with one simple question: who's healthy?
At TraceMe.com, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recaps his trip to China through a letter presented in both English and Mandarin.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times also kicked off his training camp preview coverage by taking a look at the Seahawks' offensive line.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com comments on the future of the safety position in Seattle.
Michael-Shawn Dugar at SeattlePI.com continues his 2017 Seahawks position preview series by identifying Seattle's weapons in the wideout group.
And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com outlines several key storylines for the Seahawks heading into this year's training camp.
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