Seahawks Insider Blog

Morning links: RB Washington looking to contribute

Dennis Dillon of the Sporting News profiles Seattle Seahawks running back Leon Washington.

As we have reported earlier, Washington’s leg is fully healed and he should be ready to practice during team drills once training camp begins at the end of July.

Washington says that he doesn’t necessarily need to be used as a feature back, just as long as he gets his touches.

The Seahawks likely will use Washington as a third-down back early this season, then gradually integrate him into the running game with Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and Quinton Ganther. Washington believes he can be a big contributor if he's utilized right.

“I don't see myself carrying the ball 30 times a game,” Washington told Dillon. “but give me 12 to 15 carries and eight or nine catches, and I can have the same production as a lead back.”

Our Own Dave Boling provides an overview of the Seahawks’ busy offseason.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press does the same thing here.

Clare Farnsworth of profiles offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates.

Defensive tackle Colin Cole talks with ESPN’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk, telling them he could do a radio show from is cell phone in this audio link.

Top Pot Doughnuts takes advantage of the Golden Tate break-in as a marketing opportunity.

Ross Tucker of Sports Illustrated offers his take on NFL coaches working to much, and what to do about it.

At least they are not last in the league. Fox Sports ranks Seattle’s quarterback unit 18th overall in the league. Of course, they still have Mike Reilly on the team.

Seneca Wallace has struggled adapting to Cleveland’s offense so far, which is more like New England’s offense than what Mike Holmgren ran in Seattle.