Russell Wilson is apparently taking his offseason workouts for the Seahawks' passing game to Hawaii.
Tight end Luke Willson talked with his hometown newspaper in Ontario, Canada, the Windsor Star, about his offseason. In the interview Willson said he and other Seahawks receivers are going to Hawaii for a "team activity" in a few weeks (see the 6:18 mark on the linked video).
Each spring Seattle's quarterback organizes 7-on-7 passing and pass-defense drills for his teammates in decidedly non-football venues before the team's minicamps begin. In previous Aprils he's brought them to Hermosa Beach, California, just south of Los Angeles, for work that has included passing scrimmages on the beach.
The word's been out a while on the Seahawks being in Hermosa Beach. So Wilson is changing it up -- while trying to keep some mystery as to where he will have the NFC champions work out.
Last weekend Wilson specifically refused to say where he was taking his guys when he talked of the workouts near the end of April during his cameo day at the spring-training camp of the Texas Rangers in Surprise, Arizona.
The NFL's offseason calendar for 2015 says teams with returning head coaches can begin organized offseason workouts starting on April 20.
THE SEARCH FOR LINEMEN CONTINUES AT FSU
The Seahawks continue to shop for a new starting center and new guards. That's after trading center Max Unger to New Orleans this month for tight end Jimmy Graham and allowing left guard James Carpenter sign with the New York Jets as an unrestricted free agent.
Yesterday Seattle reportedly hosted 33-year-old free-agent center Chris Myers. He, like Unger, is a two-time Pro Bowl center. Myers has played the last seven season for the Houston Texans after three years with Denver.
Today, while the rest of the NFL focused on quarterback and possible No. 1- or 2-overall pick Jameis Winston's workout for representatives from all 32 teams at Florida State's pro day, Seahawks offensive-line coach Tom Cable was spotted attending the drills in Tallahassee.
That's a great place for a team that needs linemen to be.
Rob Rang and his draft-expert colleagues at NFLdraftscout.com rate three interior Florida State offensive linemen in the top six at their positions for this draft that begins April 30. That includes All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tre' Jackson, fellow Seminoles guard and Dominican Republic native Josue Matias plus tackle Cameron Erving.