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May 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Thursday links: Chancellor not happy with NFL Network rating, and OTAs Day Two

Getting the Thursday morning links up early. …

— And one reason is that I’ll be co-hosting on KJR-AM with Elise Woodward Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon. We’ll undoubtedly talk a lot of Seahawks, so listen in.

Jayson Jenks has this on the intensity of the first day of the OTAs.

— Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor became the first Seattle player on the NFL Network list of the top 100 players in the league, coming in at No. 65. Not that he was happy about it.

— Here’s a photo gallery of day two of OTAs. Looking through the photos reveals a couple of interesting things, noted below:

— This picture shows Jesse Williams with his helmet on, which I’d take to mean he participated in the workout. Williams missed Tuesday’s OTA with a laceration.

— And this picture shows WR Chris Matthews in action. He missed the first day, as well as the rookie mini-camp, with a hamstring injury. Williams is the 6-5 receiver signed as a free agent signed out of the CFL.

— And here’s a picture of Earl Thomas returning a punt — so they haven’t changed their mind on that yet.

— Speaking of Thomas and returning punts, has this story on that topic from Wednesday’s OTA and longtime Seahawks beat writer Clare Farnsworth writes that Kenny Easley did indeed injure his ankle returning a punt late in the 1985 season. But Farnsworth also has this quote from Seahawks special teams coach Brian Schneider saying he’s not worried about Thomas being hurt returning punts:

“It’s just like Earl picking it off to me,” special teams coach Brian Schneider said Wednesday after the second of the Seahawks’ OTA sessions, aware that Thomas has returned his 15 career interceptions for an 11.7-yard average and scored on a 57-yarder.

“I don’t think this is any different. You just have to make good decisions on when to fair catch (the punt).”

Greg Scruggs was a guest on 1090 The Fan Wednesday and said he’s not just playing to collect a paycheck.

— Former Seahawk Chris Clemons a no-show at Jacksonville’s OTAs and one columnist says the Jags shouldn’t be happy about it.

Colin Kaepernick said Wednesday he’s hoping for a quick resolution to the investigation into an incident that also involved Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette. Here’s more of what Kaepernick said.

— Former Seahawk QB Charlie Whitehurst, now Jake Locker’s backup with Tennessee, lost his jersey number in an arm wrestling contest, which seems like one of the more Charlie Whitehurt things ever.

Paul McQuistan, now with the Browns, was happy to get a chance to visit the White House last week with the rest of his former Seattle teammates.

— Lots of good news and notes on the rest of what happened around the NFL on Wednesday from


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