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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Media Shares Key Takeaways From Day 1 Of OTAs

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, May 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Key Takeaways From OTAs

The first of 10 Organized Team Activities took place at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center yesterday and the media was out in full force to cover the day's events.

Below, check out key takeaways from Tuesday's voluntary, non-contact on-field work that saw head coach Pete Carroll, defensive coordinator Kris Richard, strong safety Kam Chancellor, and cornerback Cary Williams meet with the media after practice. The Seahawks' next session open to the press will come on Tuesday, June 2. 

Here at, we recap 10 things we learned from Day 1 of OTAs.

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Jimmy Graham, and quarterback Russell Wilson were all absent from Day 1 of OTAs to attend funerals of close family members.

John Boyle at the Everett Herald says Seattle's Kris Richard is up for the challenge of taking over as the team's defensive coordinator.

Brady Henderson at says contract extension talks have not impacted the preparation of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Seahawks begin Organized Team Activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Center as rookies and vets alike take the practice field for the first time this season.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says Jimmy Graham and Russell Wilson's OTA absence is a sign of their growing bond.

Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times share three on-field takeaways from Day 1 of OTAs. Condotta also shares day-after thoughts on the team's first OTA. 

Larry Stone at the Seattle Times says Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard is saying and doing all the right things

Art Thiel at says the Seahawks' passion has spiked this offseason coming off the tough loss in Super Bowl XLIX.

And Terry Blount at offers six observations from Day 1 of OTAs

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a teaser for tonight's continuation of NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015.

The show will unveil players ranked No. 70 - 61 starting at 6 p.m. PT, when another Seahawks player will join defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90) on the list.

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks' entire 2015 draft class is now under contract. The team signed defensive end Frank Clark and wide receiver Tyler Lockett on Tuesday afternoon.

Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who was recently diagnosed with Papillary Type 2 cancer, will undergo kidney surgery this Thursday.

Kam Chancellor and his Kam Cares Foundation hosted a celebrity basketball game in conjunction with the foundation's Spring Jam.

Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor held a cookout and celebrity basketball game in his hometown over the weekend to benefit his Kam Cares Foundation.

And Chewelah, Wash. native R&B artist Allen Stone opens up about his relationship with Pete Carroll and the Seahawks. Stone's new album, *Radius, *is out now.

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