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Tuesday Round-Up: Russell Wilson’s Play-Calling Debut

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Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Tuesday, September 3 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

Making Plays AND Calling Plays

“Look who’s calling plays!” Exclaimed Fox announcer Curt Menefee. It was none other than our very own QB1.

You may have noticed Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson walking up and down the sideline last Thursday during the team’s preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders. Wilson was wearing a headset with play sheet in hands, as he called some plays to ultimately lead to the Seahawks’ 17-15 win over the Raiders.

Wilson took over for the full second quarter, in which he oversaw two possessions. The first was a 52-yard touchdown drive with Geno Smith in at quarterback. In an interview with Jen Mueller, Wilson explained, “I got that first drive where Jazz (Ferguson) went on the post and Geno threw it to him and then came back with the touchdown. That was really cool. And then I got the second drive, so it was fun.”

The National Football League tweeted out a video on Saturday morning highlighting some of his offensive coordinating. The video featured an on-field interview with Wilson telling Menefee and Dave Wyman about his play-calling debut.

“Play calling in your future?” Asked Menefee on the broadcast.

“Hey, you know, who knows? Maybe. Of course, of course,” responded the Super Bowl XLVIII champ.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle, as he opens up submissions for Seahawks Mailbag questions.

More From Around The Web

We signed fullback Nick Bellore on Monday and waived linebacker Austin Calitro. Linebacker Jachai Polite and guard Kyle Fuller were also added to the practice squad, in addition to cornerback Ryan Neal and guard Kahlil McKenzie.

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle recaps coach Carroll’s post-practice presser regarding the team’s injury updates, including defensive end Ziggy Ansah being ‘ready to go.’ Boyle also writes up notes from defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s press conference.

Brady Henderson at ESPN.com, Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune, and Michael-Shawn Dugar at The Athletic, all expand on how offensive tackle Duane Brown influenced Clowney to come to Seattle.

Bob Condotta from The Seattle Times dives into Clowney’s thoughts on coming to Seattle. Condotta also shares some of the team’s personnel notes.

John Clayton at 710 ESPN Seattle writes up a story about how the Clowney trade ‘sets Seahawks up to challenge Rams in NFC West.’

Photos from Monday's Seahawks practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Sunday's regular season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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