Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Among NFL.com's Early Training Camp 'Winners'

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 - Wednesday, Aug. 5 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seattle's Stock Is Up

Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com shares his take on the winners and losers to emerge from the early stages of training camps around the League and the Seahawks earn mention as a club who's stock is on the way up.

With recent contract extensions doled out to quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner, Rosenthal says there is no reason to think Seattle's dominance will slow down over the next three to four years.

Here's what Rosenthal had to say about the Seahawks as they ready for the 2015 regular season:

Seattle's double-barreled signings of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner hopefully shut down the dumbest hot take of the week: That the bill was coming due for the Seahawks because of all their huge contracts. I've written this a few times this week, but it's worth repeating until 2017. The Seahawks have the following players under contract for the next three years: Wilson, Wagner, Jimmy Graham, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, K.J. Wright, Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril and Marshawn Lynch.

Sure, the Seahawks can't hand out many more big deals, but they won't need to. It's on general manager John Schneider to continue to draft well to fill in the cracks. It's on Pete Carroll to coach the team and develop. Does anyone doubt their ability to do that?

Luke Willson On The Sticks

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Before the start of Seahawks training camp, Luke Willson challenged a couple of Canadian radio hosts to a game of EA Sports' FIFA 15.

Willson, a half-Italian LaSalle, Ontario native, chose to play with Italy's Juventes against a Barcelona side selected by the show's host. Willson said he played the game about three to four hours per day in college at Rice University in between classes and his commitments to football.

Willson lets viewers know a little more about the Seahawks' 2015 preparation in between halves of FIFA before netting a goal to tie it 1-1 in the 85th minute. But the Seahawks tight end gave up a score in the waning moments of the match, resulting in a 2-1 defeat.

"I can't believe this is on film," Willson says. "Is this the time when I walk off the set? Oh my God, this is embarrassing."

You can watch the video right here.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we remind you to follow 'Seahawks' on Snapchat and @12s on Twitter to keep tabs on the entire story unfolding at the team's 2015 training camp.

More From Around The Web

Some of the best images from the first four days of Seahawks Training Camp presented by Bing. 

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle tells us how safeties DeShawn Shead and Steven Terrell are filling in for the injured Earl Thomas and the absent Kam Chancellor.

Here's a recap of defensive tackle Jordan Hill's Sunday conversation with Matt 'Stretch Johnson on Seahawks.com's 'The Daily Stretch' podcast.

The Seahawks and Sounders FC will re-open a newly-remodeled store at Alderwood Mall on Thursday.

NFL Media's Steve Wyche shares observations from the first few days of Seahawks training camp, calling rookie running back Thomas Rawls one worth watching when the preseason gets underway.

John Clayton at ESPN.com looks at what newly-acquired cornerback Mohammed Seisay could add to Seattle's secondary.

Larry Stone at the Seattle Times writes about the opportunity ahead for Super Bowl XLIX star Chris Matthews.

And John Breech at CBSSports.com identifies which teams have the toughest road to Super Bowl 50. The Seahawks have the NFL's sixth-toughest path according to Breech.

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