After Saturday's off day, the Seattle Seahawks will get back to it with a practice this Morning at the VMAC.
In my story today, Seattle linebacker Allen Bradford has spent two seasons toiling on the practice squad, but now has a chance to make the team’s 53-man roster after an offseason spent learning the nuisances of the middle linebacker position.
Bradford was a bruising running back at USC, but always wanted to play linebacker. And with starter Bobby Wagner nursing a shoulder injury, he understand now is the time to show what he can do.
“I run through fullbacks,” Bradford said. “I’m going to hit the running back. I’ll hit the receiver – wherever the ball goes, I’m going to go, and I’m going to crush it, regardless. That’s just my mentality since I’ve been playing football.”
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Dave Boling of The News Tribune discusses the player-generated motto for the 2013 season – Leave No Doubt – 24-7 – and how players are working hard to live up to those words after an offseason that brought another PED violation.
Brian McIntyre of Yahoo Sports takes a closer look at Seattle’s salary cap situation. McIntyre offers this little nugget of info: “All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman is also a steal with a $555,000 base salary and $600,606 cap charge in 2013. There are 110 cornerbacks in the NFL with base salaries larger than Sherman's, including two who will earn more per week than Sherman will make all season. One of those isDarrelle Revis, Sherman's social media sparring partner who'll take home $764,706 per week during the 2013 season.”
Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports previews the Seahawks’ 2013 season here.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle tells us what we’ve learned so far from Seahawks training camp.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times profiles Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
Jermaine Kearse provides an inside look at training camp in this video link.
Tim Twentyman of Lions Insider writes that former Seahawks fourth-round draft choice Kris Durham has a chance to a roster spot with the Lions.
Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post notes that wide receivers are getting bigger, with Atlanta’s Julio Jones checking in at 230 pounds this year.