Today’s OTA was not open to the media at-large, but it was open to Seahawks.com, which has a few interesting things in some of its stories. So we’ll pass along that, as well as a few other notes:
— Here’s the main overview of the OTA from Seahawks.com, focusing on the offensive line, and in particular, the play of rookies Justin Britt and Garry Gilliam, each playing quite a bit at tackle — Britt on the right side and Gilliam on the left. Gilliam is an undrafted free agent from Penn State, whose role with the team became a lot more important after the heart illness that has sidelined Garrett Scott. Instead of Scott being the rookie groomed to help out at left tackle, it’s Gilliam, who looks at this point like at least a practice squad guy. The story also has a depth chart for how the OLs have looked, which is the same as the one we passed along Monday. I think a somewhat unnoticed guy there is Caylin Hauptmann who I think has a chance to become a depth player at guard and center. As noted yesterday, it looks like he’s working with the main field goal unit, a primary task of backup OLs.
— Seahawks.com also tabs O’Brien Schofield as its defensive player of the day. I noticed him a little bit Monday, as well, so he appears healthy. Korey Toomer’s emergence only adds to the competition for the battles among guys who can play strongside linebacker and rush end. But Schofield obviously has experience with the Cardinals and what he did with the Seahawks last year. For what it’s worth, on Monday when the defensive linemen broke up into groups, I counted eight players who split off into a group who spent a session working on pass rushing — Schofield, Benson Mayowa, Cliff Avril, Jackson Jeffcoat, Mike Morgan, Michael Bennett, Greg Scruggs and Kenneth Boatright.
— Here is the Seahawks,com photo gallery of today’s OTA, which doesn’t reveal a whole lot but does show Spencer Ware still out.
— Nice story from Art Thiel on Derrick Coleman offering up his first-class seat on a recent flight to a Marine.
— Doug Farrar of SI.com says the Seahawks are already preparing for life after Marshawn Lynch.
— USA Today reports most people don’t believe Pete Carroll would have stayed at USC to clean things up (Washington being something of an exception).
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