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Thursday Round-Up: Pete Carroll Gives Scouting Report On Russell Wilson's Performance With Yankees

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered a baseball scouting report on quarterback Russell Wilson Thursday at the NFL Combine.

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Here's a look at what's "out there" today — Thursday, March 1 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Carroll Gives Scouting Report On Wilson

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll jokingly offered a baseball scouting report on his quarterback Russell Wilson who is participating in spring training with the New York Yankees in Florida. 

"So far he's not doing a great job with the pitches away from him," Carroll said in his first media availablity since the end of the regular season. "We're hoping that he's going to start putting the ball in the right field a little bit more and going with the pitch. Aside from that, (the) curveball is still giving him a problem like it always did back in the day, so we'll see what happens."

Wilson has spent the entire week with Yankees in Tampa, Florida, taking part in batting practice, infield drills and more. New York acquired his baseball rights from the Texas Rangers early in February. 

Carroll was upbeat Thursday when asked about Wilson' opportunity with the Yankees. 

"I think it's awesome, yeah," Carroll said. "He's going to be working out doing something, anyway. He reports in impeccable condition. He's extraordinarily dedicated to doing everything right. I don't think at this stage right now in the program here, there's a lot of free time that guys have to do their things that they have to do. Some guys are maybe traveling all over the world. He is playing ball. He is playing baseball. I don't think there is anything wrong with that, at all. The focus that it takes to play at this level — whether it's baseball, basketball or football — to compete at that level, the mentality that you have to be at, I think it's only enriching. So I have no problem with that."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who watched his favorite NBA team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, play last night in Dallas:

More From Around The Web

Seahawks Digital Media Reporter John Boyle wrote about why this year's NFL Combine is unique for Seattle. 

Here are college football prospects from the state of Washington participating in this week's combine.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times recapped five news items from Day 1 in Indy. 

Finally, John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle previewed what Seahawks free agents could net the team in compensatory picks.

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