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Wednesday Round-Up: Gabe Jackson Acquisition Named Seahawks' Best Offseason Move

The Seahawks’ trade for Gabe Jackson was named their best offseason move in a recent story by The Athletic.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, June 30 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

The Athletic: Gabe Jackson Deal Tops Seahawks' Offseason Moves

The Seahawks' offensive line had a hole at guard when Mike Iupati announced his retirement in February. Duane Brown was still locked in at left tackle, but it was unclear who would start alongside him to help protect Russell Wilson's blindside.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider got to work, hitting the phones and finding an answer. Enter Gabe Jackson, a seven-year starter with the Raiders who helped contribute to a sturdy offensive line in recent years especially. Schneider sent a fifth-round pick to Las Vegas in exchange for Jackson, and suddenly the Seahawks' hole at left guard was filled, though not directly by Jackson, who will stay at right guard, the position he has played for the past five seasons. Instead, second-year guard Damien Lewis will take over at left guard after playing on the right side as a rookie, Pete Carroll said earlier this offseason.

On Tuesday, beat writers from The Athletic each selected the best offseason move made by their respective teams. Picking for the Seahawks, Michael-Shawn Dugar highlighted the Jackson trade as Seattle's standout decision.

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Here's what Dugar wrote:

"Seattle had to do something, anything to improve the offensive line, so acquiring right guard Gabe Jackson from the Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round pick is, on paper, the best move. The Seahawks offensive line was actually really solid for most of last season, but the combination of injuries and playing the No. 1 defense in the league (the Rams) three times in nine weeks not only frustrated the starting quarterback but illustrated how much the unit would need to improve. Jackson replaces left guard Mike Iupati, who retired. If Jackson performs like an above-average guard this season, and the rest of the group stays steady throughout the year, then maybe Wilson won't lament getting hit too much in the 2022 offseason."

Russell Wilson Holds Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Why Not You Foundation held the eighth annual Wilson Celebrity Invitational on Tuesday. The golf tournament was sponsored by Safeway, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital.

Golfers were able to enjoy games, contests and giveaways at the Tumble Creek Club. Blitz was also in attendance, visiting with Wilson and the other golfers. 

"Everybody is super pumped about fundraising for cancer research and pediatric cancer," Wilson said in an Instagram story video while playing on the third hole.

Here are some photos from the event:

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his Why Not You Foundation held the eighth annual Wilson Celebrity Invitational on Tuesday. The golf tournament was sponsored by Safeway, with proceeds benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital.

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