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Tuesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson Ranks No. 25 On NFL Network’s ‘Top 100 Players Of 2019’

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, July 30 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson At No. 25

At last, our second Seahawks player to make it onto NFL Network’s countdown list—No better player than the fan-favorite Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. If you’re an avid reader of the Round-Up, I’m sure you caught last Tuesday’s article covering receiver Tyler Lockett making the same list at No. 98.

For the ninth year in a row, current players in the league have voted to determine the top 100 players in the NFL. The series on NFL Network counts down the top players in the League as determined solely by the players themselves.

Shown in the above video, a handful of players from around the League chimed in on Wilson’s incredible abilities as a quarterback. Dallas Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones said, “It’s a DB’s worst nightmare when you have a quarterback that can throw on a dime and also run out of the pocket and make a play on his feet. One thing that’s unique about him, he’s not looking just to run the ball, he’s actually looking for passes down the field.”

In that same vein, Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Leathrean is also impressed with the Super Bowl XLVIII champ’s versatility outside of the pocket. Leathrean stated, “You got to be able to contain him. [If] he gets out [of the pocket], you’re in trouble.”

Two of the soundbites in the video came from Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin and Legend Doug Baldwin. Having been on the receiving end of plenty of Wilson’s famous deep balls, when asked about the Seattle quarterback, Baldwin said, “He’s incredible. He’s a magician back there.”

Be sure to tune in to NFL Network tonight at 6:00 p.m. PT to see the next 10 players on the Network’s list.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald, as he quote retweets a heart-warming video posted on our main account of the Seattle safety taking a photo with a young fan.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle goes into depth regarding the hype around rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf. Boyle also lists out six observations following day four of training camp.

Joe Fann at NBC Sports Northwest lists 10 observations from day four of training camp.

Brady Henderson at ESPN.com states his ‘bold’ prediction about Seahawks training camp in a list of bold NFL training camp predictions for all 32 teams.

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times shares a handful of highlights from training camp day four. Condotta also analyzes day four in-depth in this article and takes a look at rookie linebacker Cody Barton’s performance at camp so far.

Adam Jude at The Seattle Times dives into how rookie receiver DK Metcalf has been embracing the hype surrounding him.

Josh Kirshenbaum at The Tacoma News Tribune looks at the team’s defense after strapping on pads for day four of training camp.

Brent Stecker from 710 ESPN Seattle writes about how head coach Pete Carroll rolled up to a Brock & Salk interview on a scooter. Stecker also shares Brock Huard’s thoughts on the team bringing cornerback DeShawn Shead back to Seattle.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle shares her notes on Brock & Salk’s interview with guard D.J. Fluker. Rost also reports on coach Carroll’s thoughts on defensive end Ziggy Ansah’s status.

Michael-Shawn Dugar at The Athletic talks about running back Rashaad Penny’s potential as he approaches his second season in the League.

The Seattle Times publishes an article written by Teresa M. Walker from The Associated Press regarding former Seahawks center Kevin Mawae’s path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Photos from the fourth open practice of Seahawks 2019 training camp, presented by Safeway held on Monday, July 29 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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