Happy Fourth everyone. Hopefully you get a chance to go somewhere and enjoy the weather today. Here’s a couple Seahawks-related links to check out this morning.
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports that according to a league source Seahawks running back Quinton Ganther’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured close to the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out. The Seahawks are thin at running back and could certainly use Ganther heading into training camp. And they have already dealt with players in similar situations like Lofa Tatupu and Owen Schmitt.
However, the Seahawks have had their share offseason issues, with Leroy Hill currently moving through the legal system and Golden Tate’s donut caper. They also took on safety Kevin Ellison, who was arrested in San Diego for having 100 Vicodin pills in his car.
ESPN’s John Clayton talks to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune about the possibility of wide receiver Vincent Jackson winding up in Seattle in this audio link. Acee also talks about safety Kevin Ellison.
Albert Breer of the Boston Globe talks with new Seahawks front office executive Scot McCloughan in this piece. The former San Francisco 49ers general manager says he had lost the balance between work and family and stepped away from the San Francisco job to focus on his home life.
McCloughan will work from his Bay Area home as a national college scout and hit the road to evaluate prospects this fall
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports talks to Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. The 34-year-old quarterback tells Marvez he’s not ready to be put out to pasture yet.
Dan Arkush of Pro Football Weekly confirms what we’ve already reported during OTAs – cornerback Marcus Trufant looks healthy and is expect to rebound from a disappointing 2009 campaign.
ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli reports that rookie signings are happening at a record pace for a second straight season. He notes that front-office executives are putting more of a emphasis on getting later-round signings done earlier so they can focus on the more contentious negotiations for first-round picks.
First round picks Russell Okung and Earl Thomas and second round pick Golden Tate are Seattle's only draft picks who remained unsigned.