In my story today, coming off the heels of a 2012 season in which he was slowed by a plantar fascia foot injury, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant says he’s healthy and ready to return to being impact player on defense.
Bryant said the return of Dan Quinn to the team as defensive coordinator should help better use his skill set as a run-stuffing defensive end on the edge of Seattle’s defense.
“It’s been great getting DQ (Dan Quinn) back because there’s familiarity there,” Bryant said. “There’s just some subtle changes in terms of how he’s going to play me. He’s basically putting me back to where I’m going to be on the tackle the majority of the time, in a phone booth and just getting back to the basics of playing heavy on a guy and just being disruptive.”
Also, the Seahawks will hold an OTA practice that is open to reporters today, so check back this afternoon for a practice report.
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Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor tells Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of SiriusXM NFL Radio that Seattle had a team meeting to address the reoccurring PED issues. “The vets, we put a meeting together to talk to the guys about not making the same mistakes over and over,” Chancellor said. Listen to Chancellor in the audio below. Marvez also has more from the interview here.
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com breaks down Russell Wilson’s strengths and weaknesses. Wilson was ranked No. 5 in the league web site’s breakdown of the top 10 quarterbacks 25 years old or younger.
LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network argue whether they would want to start a franchise with Cam Newton or Russell Wilson in this video link. Both chose Cam. And both chose wrong, in my humble opinion.
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Dan Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com lists Seahawks receiver Matt Austin as an unheralded rookie who could make some noise in an NFL camp.