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Tuesday Round-Up: Bruce Irvin and Jimmy Graham squash their "beef" in Hawaii

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Russell Wilson and the Seahawks players continuing what has now become an offseason tradition with a player-organized optional "camp". Sunday morning many players met at VMAC before heading off to Hawaii.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, April 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Irvin, Graham Squash The Beef

Prior to the team taking off to Hawaii for player-organized offseason workouts this past Sunday, newly-acquired tight end Jimmy Graham said he was looking forward to meeting his new Seahawks teammates.

One of Graham's new teammates on the trip happened to be linebacker Bruce Irvin, who got into a pre-game scuffle with Graham when Seattle met the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 postseason at CenturyLink Field.

When Irvin learned the tight end had been traded to Seattle, he sent out a tweet calling for a clash with Graham.

If there was any worry about a potential conflict between the two new teammates, Irvin put it to rest on Monday when he posted a photo to his Instagram account of a staged "fight" between him and Graham.

"Man of my word! #LoveOurBrothers" Irvin captioned with his pic that showed Graham restrained by wide receiver Jermaine Kearse on one side, Irvin being corralled by cornerback Richard Sherman on the other, and strong safety Kam Chancellor separating the two sides from the middle.

Judging from Irvin's good-natured photo, we'll assume all is well in paradise between the former on-field rivals.

From The Hawaiian Islands

We recapped a good amount of the group's social media posts from this week's Hawaii-based player-driven offseason workout program in Monday's Round-Up, but as expected, fresh social scenes have started to pour in.

Here's a look at some more Seahawks updates from the Hawaiian Islands:

Maui bonding with my new brothers. Nice view after a beast of a workout.

A post shared by Jimmy Graham (@thejimmygraham) on

Draft Central

ESPN's NFL Draft experts have provided a draft guide for all 32 teams. It's an Insider feature, but there's a couple notes about the group's entry on the Seahawks that are worth sharing.

The site tabs offensive line as the team's "biggest need" after losing center Max Unger in a trade with the Saints and left guard James Carpenter to the New York Jets in free agency, while citing depth at pass rusher as a "quiet need" behind Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril.

At offensive line, ESPN lists Duke guard Laken Tomlinson as a possible pick for Seattle on day two of the draft and Kansas State guard/center B.J. Finney as a possible pick on day three.

On Tomlinson, writes, "Tomlinson isn't going to wow anyone with his athletic ability and he doesn't play with great balance at times, but he's a big road-grader with the power base to move defensive linemen off the ball and is tough to shake once he latches on. He's also got the football acumen to quickly pick up Seattle's offense and handle the complicated pressure packages he'll see in the NFL."

And on Finney, says, "Although he doesn't excel in any one area and may never be a high-end starter, Finney almost always finds a way to get the job done thanks to his smarts and effort. At 6-foot-4 and 318 pounds, Finney is a bigger center prospect with enough size and power to play guard as well."

More From Around The Web

Here at, I pass along comments from quarterback Russell Wilson, who's leading this year's player-camp in Hawaii.

Patrick Daugherty at ranks the NFL's general managers from 1-32 and the Seahawks' John Schneider comes in at No. 3 behind the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick and Baltimore Ravens' Ozzie Newsome.

Terry Blount at targets players the Seahawks could potentially select with their firstsecond, and third picks in the sixth round of this year's draft.

Brady Henderson at shares thoughts on former USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor as a possible fit with the Seahawks.

And former NFC West rival wide receiver Michael Crabtree has signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Crabtree spent the past six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

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