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July 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Seahawks Daily Top 10

So as a new football season begins, we are also debuting something new here on the blog, something we are going to call the Seahawks Daily Top 10.


It will sort of replace the posts we did here every morning that typically had titles such as “Morning Links and Notes” or something like that.

We’ll still do links, both in this post and at other times as the need fits.

But the goal here is to give you 10 good overall items to start your Seahawks day, be it links, Tweets, or just some random thoughts.

So without further adieu, here’s our Seahawks Daily Top 10 as the team gets set to open Training Camp at 10:30 a.m.:

1, In case you missed it earlier, here’s our story for the print edition on Marshawn Lynch’s planned holdout. The question now becomes, when will Lynch show up? We’ll see today if coach Pete Carroll or anyone else around the team offers any insight into that.  But don’t be surprised if most take the road of wanting to talk about who is there and not who isn’t. And worth noting that we will have full  coverage of the first day of camp, including some videos, our daily impressions, and more.

2, Also today, expect some Seahawks to go on the PUP, or Physically Unable to Perform, list. A guy like Bruce Irvin, still rehabbing his hip injury, seems a pretty certain candidate for that list.  But also recall that PUP rules allow for a player to be called off and return to practice at any time. The list will  likely be revealed shortly before the start of practice.

3, Speaking of Lynch, Times columnist Jerry Brewer says his holdout puts the Seahawks in a tough spot and places the hopes for a repeat in a fragile state.

4, Since the news on Lynch broke yesterday, there have been lots of comparisons with his situation and that of Kansas City’s Jamaal Charles, who just got a new deal this week. But’s Jason Fitzgerald writes that the two situations aren’t really comparable. He writes in part that the Seahawks tend to be forward-looking in their deals, paying more based on what they think the player will do in the future than rewarding the past. He notes Lynch got $17 million guaranteed in what was perceived as a more-than-fair deal at the time.

5, Veteran NFL writer Jim Trotter Tweeted this morning that the Seahawks may be willing to restructure the deal but don’t want to add new dollars onto it:

In case  you missed it yesterday, ESPN’s John Clayton said Lynch’s holdout would prove to be “100 percent” fruitless since there was no way the Seahawks would budge. We’ll see if a restructure — basically, shuffling when he would get some of his money — would do the trick. As has been reported here and elsewhere, it’s thought Lynch would like to get some more up-front money with the knowledge that he might not be around to get what he’s owed in 2015.

6, Wondering what NFL players can get fined this year for various infractions? Here’s a look:

7, With camps now widely open everywhere, looks at the top 16 training camp battles throughout the NFC. It doesn’t list one for the Seahawks. So we will — right tackle. We’ve written a lot about that here and nothing has yet to change. The Michael Bowie-Justin Britt battle shapes up as the best one-or-the-other position competition in camp. Speaking of camp, this will be a good place to follow everything that happens with the Seahawks and everywhere else.

8, Most stuff you hear this time of year is positive. But the early word out of San Francisco is glowing about the addition of receiver Stevie Johnson. Seattle will have to a wait a long time this season to see Johnson and the 49ers, though, as they don’t play until Thanksgiving night in the Bay Area.

9, Sean McGrath, who was something of a breakout star during Seattle’s camp a year ago, is now with the Chiefs and apparently contemplating retiring:

10, Finally, Carroll is excited to get it started:


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