Time for another Top 10 as the Seahawks resume training camp today with a practice that will be telecast live on ESPN beginning at 10:30 a.m. So at the least, set your DVRs.
Also, make sure to see the blog post below about the Seahawks this morning signing veteran right tackle Eric Winston. Interesting move, no doubt, at a spot where Seattle has some uncertainty.
1, Speaking of offensive tackles, there was none better in Seahawks history than left tackle Walter Jones, who is being inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend. He talked about it with reporters on Monday and here’s our story.
2, Jayson Jenks, meanwhile, wrote about defensive back DeShawn Shead, who could fill a variety of roles for the Seahawks this season, including as a backup free safety, another spot where Seattle needs to fill a hole created in free agency with the departure of Chris Maragos.
3, This figures to be day six of the Marshawn Lynch holdout, the day when the fines can really begin to start piling up as the team could assess him a 15 percent fine of his $1.5 million signing bonus for this season. ESPN’s Terry Blount, though, says the Seahawks can thrive with or without him.
4, Jon Gruden will be part of ESPN’s coverage today and offers some thoughts here.
5, You may have seen coach Pete Carroll Tweet about this yesterday — the Seahawks have released an instructional video on how to tackle. Definitely a worthy effort to try to improve safety in the game at every level.
6, Good stuff from ESPN’s Mike Sando in an Insider piece on how the Seahawks can keep their title window open. As Sando notes, the challenge increases next year when the Seahawks will re-do Russell Wilson’s contract.
7, Not the usual place we go for Seahawks news. But some thoughts here from The Province on whether the Seahawks are handling the Lynch issue properly.
8, Good stuff here from the Fresno Bee on tight end Anthony McCoy’s efforts to rebound from last season’s Achilles injury.
9, If you missed it last night, Denver defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson had a lot to say about his dislike for the Seahawks and hopes for revenge this season. If nothing else, all of this could put a slightly different edge to the Seattle-Denver preseason game, which now shockingly enough is just nine days away. Here’s more on that.
10, The 49ers have just four healthy running backs after today signing Alfonso Smith.