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Thursday Round-Up: Seattle Seahawks Defensive Linemen Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett & Brandon Mebane Compete in Safeway 'Supermarket Sweep'

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Feb. 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Safeway Seahawks Sweeps

The YouTube video embedded above was shot in mid-December, but it only recently came to our attention, and it features Seahawks defensive linemen Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, and Brandon Mebane participating in an entertaining Safeway sweepstakes to benefit three local charities - Virginia Mason's Nutrition and Fitness for Life, the Hope Heart Institute, and the American Diabetes Association

Avril, Bennett, and Mebane formed three separate teams with Q13 FOX reporters Matt Lorch, Kaci Aitchison, and Michelle Ludtka along with three Safeway customers and Seahawks fans - Kerri, Mike, and Kimberly - for a competition based on the 1970s television game show Supermarket Sweep.

With former Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux as the host, each team took part in a food product quiz, turkey bowling - a favorite among grocery industry employees, and a sweep through the store to see which team could collect the highest basket value. 

Mebane, who was paired with Ludtka and Kimberly, ended up winning the Safeway sweeps competition with a basket value of $2,049.89, which in turn secured $30,000 for Virginia Mason's Nutrition and Fitness for Life program. Bennett, who was teamed with Aitchison and Mike, came in second place and earned $20,000 for the Hope Heart Institute, while Avril, who aligned with Lorch and Kerri, came in third and raised $10,000 for the American Diabetes Association. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from former Seahawks star safety Kenny Easley, who recently joined the social media world. Give him a follow on Twitter @Easleyforce5

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle looks at what former Seahawks and local players have ties to the two teams playing in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday.

Earlier this week, Seahawks Ring of Honor member Jacob Green was announced as part of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

Larry Stone at the Seattle Times catches up with former Huskies star Shaq Thompson, who's at Super Bowl 50 as a member of the Carolina Panthers.

Jeff Schmitt, staff writer at *Poets & Quants, *shares the story of former Seahawks personnel executive and Federal Way high school standout wide receiver Lake Dawson, who's going back to school for his MBA while working as a Senior Player Personnel Associate for the Cleveland Browns.

And Rob Rang at assesses the Seahawks' situation along the offensive line, wondering if Justin Britt will move back to right tackle in 2016, which was the position he played his rookie year before shuffling inside to left guard this past season. 

The Seahawks partnered with Safeway and Q13 FOX to host the "Safeway Seahawks Sweep." Brandon Mebane, Michael Bennett, and Cliff Avril competed in grocery store themed games, winning $30,000, $20,000, and $10,000, respectively for their charities, Virginia Mason's Nutrition and Fitness for Life, Hope Heart Institute, and American Diabetes Association. 

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