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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks LB K.J. Wright Earns Mention On's 'All-Underrated Team'

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, June 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

K.J. Wright Makes All-Underrated Team

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is one of 26 players named to's 'All-Underrated Team,' a squad put together by NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison.

On Wright, Harrison says, "Wright narrowly edges the Titans' Derrick Morgan, based on Wright's greater experience at the linebacker position and his versatility within Seattle's defense; he could play inside or outside, as we saw when he filled in for an injured Bobby Wagner last season. Speaking of Wagner, how many Seahawks defenders get at least 10 times the press given to Wright? Let's see, there's Wagner, Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane, Bruce Irvin, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. And yet, Wright was the one who led the team in tackles (107) in 2014."

Harrison's assessment of Wright's lack of love from the media might be a tad exaggerated, especially when compared to Mebane, who also probably deserves a mention on the NFL's 'All-Underrated Team.'

But Wright's versatility Harrison pointed to is very real and it played a key role in the linebacker signing a four-year extension with the team this past December. That was a move Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider has said he considers to be part of the team's 'free-agent class' this offseason, when Wright was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

"When I first got here, they didn't expect too much from me," Wright said shortly after signing his new deal. "I was a fourth-round guy, playing different positions. But I came in since Day One and showed them who I am and how good a football player I can be."

Derrick Coleman Makes 'No Excuses'

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the League's first legally deaf offensive player, talked about his unlikely road to the NFL during Tuesday's airing of 'Good Morning America' on ABC.

"It wasn't so much the NFL," Coleman told ABC's Deborah Roberts of his career goals. "It was more proving everybody wrong."

Coleman said he was bullied growing up as a kid in Los Angeles, Calif. before earning a scholarship to play football at UCLA, and eventually, signing to the Seahawks active roster to open the 2013 season. Coleman admitted he was surprised at how his story resonated with the deaf community and said he hopes to continue to inspire youth battling adversity.

"I want them to know that, one, you're not alone, and, two, if you just stick together, hand by hand, we can do anything," Coleman said.

Coleman was promoting his new book entitled *No Excuses, *which is available now. You can check out Coleman's full segment with 'Good Morning America' in the video embedded above.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Seattle Mariners, who note Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will toss out the first pitch ahead of tonight's game against the New York Yankees.

More From Around The Web

Here at, new digital media reporter John Boyle introduces himself to 12s worldwide. Boyle comes to after six years covering the Seahawks for the Everett Herald. He replaces former digital media reporter Clare Farnsworth, who retired this past March after 36 seasons and 700 games spent covering the team for various publications in the Seattle area.

The Seahawks hosted a special guest at Monday's OTA, welcoming 19-year-old Skyline High School graduate Sam Mix, who was stabbed 43 times in a Havre, Montana apartment last month.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch connected with Animal Planet's 'Tanked' to build him his own 'Beast Mode' aquarium. Yeah.

Will Brinson at examines over/under win totals for each NFC team in 2015, picking the Seahawks to notch more than 11 wins.

The players favored the indoor practice facility today for the fourth day of organized team activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, WA.

This pair of Seahawks-colored Air Jordan 6 kicks are set for a September 2015 release.

Three former Seattle running backs appear on's list of the Top 25 fantasy football players since 1995.

SB Nation catches up with Seahawks right tackle Justin Britt, who shares the main goal he hopes to accomplish in the NFL. previews what's next for Seahawks defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

And Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune highlights an injury-free offseason for Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor.

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