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Tuesday Round-Up: Who's The Seahawks' Top Defensive Player in Franchise History?

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, June 21 - about your Seattle Seahawks: Earl Thomas is Seahawks Top Defensive Player

In his latest 'All-32' exercise at, media analyst Elliot Harrison picks the top defensive player of all-time for each of the League's 32 teams. 

For the Seahawks, Harrison narrows it down to strong safety Kenny Easley, a member of the Seahawks Ring of Honor, free safety Earl Thomas, and cornerback Richard Sherman. He lands on Thomas as Seattle's top defender, and here's why:

Earl Thomas narrowly edges Kenny Easley and Richard Sherman as the Seahawks' leading man on defense (despite playing in the back end). Still just 27, Thomas has already matched Easley with five Pro Bowls and three first-team All-Pro nods. It should be noted that Easley earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1984. But the trump card here is Thomas' contributions to two Super Bowl teams, a height Easley's teams were never able to reach. Thomas' postseason résumé: 82 tackles, two picks and a ring. Pretty stout.

Disagree with Harrison's pick? He welcomes you to hit him up on Twitter @HarrisonNFL, where you can ask for his thoughts on Cortez Kennedy, the Seahawks' only defensive player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Doug Baldwin, as the Seahawks wide receiver offers fans a look at what he calls his '5 Life Rules of Engagement.' 

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle takes a behind-the-scenes look at the team's Rookie Transition Program held Monday that saw first-year players soak up knowledge about life in the NFL from Seahawks Legends like Walter Jones and Marcus Trufant. 

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times makes his initial projection of what the 53-man roster will look like for the Seahawks' regular season opener. 

Art Thiel at says Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is poised for his greatest season yet. picks a future head coach on each of the NFL's 32 teams and Sheil Kapadia goes with cornerback Richard Sherman for the Seahawks, "Sherman was asked last season what he wants to do when he's finished playing. "I want to stay around the game, talk football," he said. "I might coach for a little while, but more than likely, just going to talk football." Media will certainly be an option for Sherman, but coaching could scratch his competitive itch. He worked his way up from a fifth-round pick to an All-Pro. He is able to connect with teammates from different backgrounds. He often works with the Seahawks' younger cornerbacks, and he seems to have a passion for the X's and O's."

Members of the Seahawks 2016 rookie class learned all about life in the NFL on Monday, June 20 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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