My story today highlights rookie linebackers Malcolm Smith and K.J. Wright. The duo has brought both athleticism and toughness to the Seattle Seahawks linebacker group, and both played well against San Diego last week.
Smith, a 22-year-old seventh-round draft choice out of the University of Southern California, created some buzz last week against San Diego with a couple explosive plays
Wright, a 22-year-old fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State, plays bruiser to the cat-quick Smith.
“I bring a lot of speed to the position,” Smith said. “I’m definitely trying to work on everything. I feel like I cover pretty well. And I got a good feel for where the ball is, but I’m always trying to get better. I’m always watching to catch what other guys are doing and trying to get around the ball more.
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John Boyle of the Everett Herald offers more on K.J. Wright.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com has camp awards here, including Sidney Rice as best player, and Stanford products Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin as the best rookies in camp.
More Farnsworth: He offers this report on the final day of training camp.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times profiles tight end Zach Miller.
Tim Booth of the Associated Press writes that running back Leon Washington will see more carries again on Saturday.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talks with Elise Woodward of KJR-AM in this audio link.