Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Sept. 1 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Russell Wilson Featured Front & Center
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is highlighted on one of five Sports Illustrated regional covers previewing the 2015 NFL season.
The issue, set to hit newsstands Monday, Sept. 7, shows Wilson in full uniform clutching his shoulder pads in a photo taken by team photographer Rod Mar. The cover holds the caption, 'The Healer Russell Wilson' and the headline 'How The Seahawks Got Past Super Bowl XLIX.' The cover story, written by SI's Greg Bishop, details the Wilson-led trip 30 Seahawks players took to the Hawaiian Islands this past offseason.
Wilson's cover will be distributed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Alaska. The other four covers include Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David, and Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte. Click here to watch behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoots.
Seahawks Set 75-Man Roster
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle passes along the transactions the Seahawks made to reduce their roster to 76 players and details the trade that sent wide receiver Kevin Norwood to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for an undisclosed conditional 2017 draft pick, a move that put Seattle's roster at 75 players.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from head coach Pete Carroll, who's ready to roll "Competition Wednesday" and "Turnover Thursday" into today's Tuesday practice at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, as the Seahawks begin a short week before taking on the Oakland Raiders in the preseason finale at 7 p.m. PT this Thursday at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
More From Around The Web
The Seahawks have joined forces with Safeway, Albertson's, and Q13 FOX to collect donations for communities directly impact by wildfires.
Here's 12 things you (probably) didn't know about Will Blackmon, the veteran cornerback the Seahawks acquired in free agency this offseason.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com identifies three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out following the Seahawks' third preseason game, stating Seattle will have its most impactful rookie class since 2012, when the team drafted Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, and Russell Wilson with its first three picks.
John McGrath at the Tacoma News Tribune likes what he's seen so far from rookie wideout/return specialist Tyler Lockett.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com attempts to predict the Seahawks' final 53-man roster following yesterday's cutdown to 75 players.
And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com passes along a few observations on how Russell Wilson performed in Saturday's game against the Chargers.
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