Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides an update on the beginning of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) at the VMAC this week.
OTAs began on Tuesday, but the practice will not be open to reporters not employed by the team until Thursday.
Farnsworth notes that this is the first time the offense and defense can go against each other in a practice setting.
“The first one, it’s still a rush,” Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill said. “It was good to put on the helmets and get out and go against an offense.”
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More Farnsworth: The Seahawks released tight end Cooper Helfet to make room for Kellen Winslow.
Howard Balzer reports that Seattle offensive lineman Allen Barbre has been suspended for the first four games of the season according to a league source.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports likes Seattle’s trade for Kellen Winslow, pointing to the tight end’s impact in critical moments of the game – 68 receptions on third downs, 74 receptions and six touchdowns in the fourth quarter in three seasons with the Bucs.
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune about Winslow in this audio link.
KJR’s Ian Furness talks with Seattle offensive line coach Tom Cable about the addition of Winslow in this audio link.
Former NFL scout Greg Gabriel writing for the National Football Post has a nice breakdown on looking past the stats to evaluate the quarterback position.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post looks at what makes the bootleg game effective and how to stop it.