Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Aug. 3 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
D.J. Reed Joins 710 ESPN Seattle's "Jake and Stacy"
Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed defied the odds in multiple ways last season.
The third-year corner overcame a torn pectoral quicker than anyone predicted, returning to game action in less than four months when the projected recovery is typically four-to-six months. Then, Reed jumped into action for his first game as a Seahawk -- facing his former team in the 49ers -- and snagged his first career interception. Reed continued to thrive for the Seahawks as he got healthier last season, intercepting another pass and recovering a fumble in Seattle's Week 15 win over Washington.
Reed's second season as a Seahawk could be even better, as he went through the offseason fully healthy, with plenty of time to rest, recover and get better.
On Monday, Reed joined 710 ESPN Seattle's "Jake and Stacy" for an interview before the Seahawks' training camp practice. In the interview, he talked about reaching a new level this season, the defense's outlook for 2021 and how he got better this offseason. Reed also discussed how you can get better at camp even if it isn't always live football.
You can listen to the full interview here and read some of the highlights below:
On how the defense feels entering the 2021 season:
"We're excited. We have a lot of young guys. (Darrell Taylor), he's really explosive off the line, so I'm excited to see him go. Same as Jordyn (Brooks). This is going to be his second year, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he jumps from Year 1 to Year 2. There's a lot of young guys who are going to get a great opportunity that can help contribute to the defense. We're all just excited."
On how the Seahawks' cornerbacks mentality and approach to camp:
"For us particularly as a DB group, everything is open. So, everyday you have to earn your spot, you have to earn your role, your job. You have to figure out what you do good. We're just trying to get better and push each other and really just set the tone."
On what it was like going through a fully healthy offseason:
"It feels good, I just got to slow down. I'm not rehabbing in the offseason (like last year), I got to literally work on my read step, my press bell, just little techniques. I got to actually lift in the weight room and get strong. I just felt like all together it was really good for me."
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Photos from Seahawks Training Camp practice, held on Monday, August 2 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Seahawks Training Camp is presented by Safeway.