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Tuesday Round-Up: Jon Ryan Competes On NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior'

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:


As we previewed in Friday's Round-Up, Seahawks punter Jon Ryan competed in the new season of 'American Ninja Warrior,' which debuted Monday night on NBC.

Ryan made it past the first two sets of obstacles with Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and fullback Derrick Coleman on hand to support their Seahawks teammate. But Ryan couldn't quite conquer the course's third obstacle - the 'tilting table.' His leap to safety came up just short. 

Ryan says he'll be back next year and vows to make it further than he did during his initial year on the circuit. You can check out Ryan's 'American Ninja Warrior' attempt in the video embedded above.

Seattle Tops List Of Most-Talented Teams

Former League scout turned NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks identifies the 10 most-talented rosters in the NFL and the Seahawks come in at No. 1 on his list. 

Brooks sees an NFL-high nine "blue chip" players - which he defines as difference makers/Pro Bowlers - on Seattle's roster. The quarterback position is excluded from Brooks' thought process, as he writes:

"Blue chips (9): DE Michael Bennett, S Kam Chancellor, TE Jimmy Graham, RB Marshawn Lynch, DT Brandon Mebane, OT Russell Okung, CB Richard Sherman, S Earl Thomas, LB Bobby Wagner.

On the rise: OLB K.J. Wright.

Whenever a team reaches the Super Bowl in back-to-back years, it is a testament to the fabulous collection of talent assembled on the roster. The Seahawks haven't scored high marks on draft day, but the rapid development of their young players has helped the team become a perennial powerhouse in the NFC. Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor have headlined the "Legion of Boom," anchoring a defense that is arguably one of the best in NFL history. Bennett, Mebane and Wagner hold down the front seven to allow the "LOB" to pummel opponents in the back end. Offensively, the combination of Lynch and Graham could help the Seahawks field a top-tier unit with a dynamic playmaker at the helm in Russell Wilson. The ability to attack opponents on the ground or through the air could make Seattle a more imposing team to face in 2015."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks long snapper and former Green Beret Nate Boyer, who shared a powerful image on Memorial Day.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka discussed the NFL's changes to extra points with Sports Radio 950 KJR AM's Ian Furness and Jason Puckett.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times lists five Seahawks to watch as the team starts Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this week.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times says the Seahawks' addition of tight end Jimmy Graham will pose a new dilemma for opposing defenses.

Jim Moore at the Kitsap Sun shares storylines that could be blown out of proportion as Seahawks OTAs get underway.

Terry Blount at reviews the state of the Seahawks secondary heading into OTAs.

And Chris Wesseling at projects the Seahawks starters for 2015.

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