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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks react to trade for tight end Jimmy Graham

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, March 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks React To Jimmy Graham Trade

The Seahawks stunned the NFL world yesterday when they agreed to a trade with the New Orleans Saints that will send Pro Bowl/All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round draft pick to Seattle in exchange for Pro Bowl center Max Unger and a first-round draft pick, pending a physical by both players.

In Graham, the Seahawks will receive a 6-foot-5, 265-pound playmaker who has averaged 89 catches for 1,099 yards and 11.5 touchdowns through the past four seasons. As expected in this digital day and age, Twitter's reaction to the blockbuster trade was swift. Impressions from several Seahawks are embedded for you below.

Cary Williams Replaces Byron Maxwell At Cornerback

On top of Tuesday's trade for tight end Jimmy Graham, the Seahawks made the signing of veteran cornerback Cary Williams official.

The 30-year-old seven-year pro comes to Seattle from Philadelphia and essentially swaps places with cornerback Byron Maxwell, who signed with the Eagles on Tuesday.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from ESPN Insider Mike Sando, who reminds how explosive the Seahawks were on offense last season even without the recently added big-play ability of tight end Jimmy Graham.

More From Around The Web

Here at, Clare Farnsworth wraps up comments from Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll on Tuesday's news on Graham and Williams.

rehash Schneider and Carroll's thoughts on the two-year extension the team awarded to running back Marshawn Lynch last week.

An interesting note on Graham - he's a private pilot in his spare time. You can check out more videos on his Instagram account - @thejimmygraham.

Terry Blount at has the story of a young Saints fan who was heartbroken to learn her favorite player had been traded. Her parents filmed her reaction, which you can watch right here. Graham has already reached out and invited the girl to a Seahawks game next season.

Jerry Brewer at the Seattle Times comments on the Seahawks' trade for Graham

Conor Orr at wonders who's going to stop the Seahawks after Tuesday's news. 

Free-agent linebacker Heath Farwell says he plans on playing next season after spending 2014 on injured reserve with the Seahawks. Farwell also thinks free-agent defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who played in Seattle on a one-year deal last season, plans to do the same. 

And Peter King at has a special Wednesday Morning Quarterback column reacting to Tuesday's free agency news around the NFL. 

The Seahawks acquired Pro Bowl/All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham in a trade with the New Orleans Saints.

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