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Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Prince, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and the Difficulty of Comparisons | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio - Apparently, I was wrong about Russell Wilson. I thought he’d compete for the starting job next year – not right now.

Russell Wilson is in the competition to start " Seahawks Draft Blog
A few days after Seattle drafted Russell Wilson, I made an argument for the third round pick starting as a rookie. The point being – Seattle’s situation at quarterback remains unclear and they may still need to prepare for a bigger investment next year. So if the situation arises where there’s little between Wilson, Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson in camp, why not see what the rookie can do? The financial investment placed in Flynn and Jackson is, in my view, less of a commitment than the third round stock placed in Wilson.

Bruce Irvin & Russell Wilson: Jersey numbers a statement? " Seahawks Draft Blog
Although only a minor announcement at the time with little relevance to most people, I took some interest when the jersey numbers were announced for Bruce Irvin and Russell Wilson. Irvin will wear #51, the reverse of the position he was taken in the draft (#15 overall). Wilson will wear #3, the round in which he was picked by Seattle. Blog | Wilson throws himself into the mix "
"He’s going to be in the competition," Carroll said. "He showed us enough, he’s in the competition. That is going to tax us, as we know. It was already going to be taxing with two, but he’s shown us enough that we need to see where he fits in with these guys."

G Johnson, CB Lisowski earn positive notice - Seattle Seahawks - RapidReports
Coach Pete Carroll said Sunday that G Rishaw Johnson and CB Donny Lisowski made an impression during mini-camp this weekend.

Carroll: Middle linebacker job wide open - Seattle Seahawks - RapidReports
Coach Pete Carroll said the race for the middle linebacker job is wide open among second-round pick Bobby Wagner and veterans Matt McCoy and Barrett Ruud.

2013 NFL Mock Drafts -
The dust hasn't fully settled from the 2012 NFL draft. That doesn't mean talent evaluators and fans can't look ahead to 2013.

Aggie teammates reunite in Seattle | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
They changed locations, numbers and uniforms, but linebacker Bobby Wagner and running back Robert Turbin found themselves in a familiar position Saturday – staring at each other across the line of scrimmage.

Seahawks hold rookie minicamp | May 11-12, 2012 - Galleries -
Photos of the first two days of the Seahawks' rookie minicamp at team headquarters in Renton, Wash. - Galleries at

Wagner looking to seize linebacker job - Seahawks News -
Seattle coach Pete Carroll has wanted the Seahawks to get faster on defense, especially at linebacker.

Russell Wilson enters Seahawks' QB competition - Blog -
Russell Wilson can really throw, his play is infectious and he showed over the Seahawks' three-day rookie minicamp weekend why he has "tilted the field" at every stop of his football career. It was as much fun watching and listening to the assembled media Friday as it was to watch Wilson spin the ball into tight windows all over the field.

Barron scattered in with all of Seattle's rookies - Seahawks News -
Alex Barron got down into his three-point stance at left tackle, looked to his right and saw a seventh-round draft pick that has never played on the offensive line at any level of football.

Hawks’ toughness born of pain | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks’ running game became one of the best in the NFL during the second half of 2011 season despite injury, surgical repair and painful rehabilitation. Blog | Sunday in Hawkville: That’s a wrap for the rookie minicamp "
A recap of the Seahawks’ three-day rookie minicamp that concluded today, May 13:

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
How Weeden became a Brown, teams that are primed for turnarounds, plus all the latest post-draft scuttlebutt.

Keith Price (QB, Washington) vs Baylor " Seahawks Draft Blog
I didn’t include Keith Price among the top 40 watch-list for 2013, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a player to monitor this year. This was a game where Price outshone Robert Griffin III. It’s also a chance to see UDFA Jermaine Kearse in his final Huskies performance before joining the Seahawks.

A reminder of how far the NFL rookies have to go to catch up to the veterans… -
Before I jump in the car and drive to Owings Mills for Ravens rookie mini-camp, I just wanted to mention one thing that stuck in my mind from my trip to St. Louis on Friday. It was, by all accounts, a successful experience for the participants.

Mark Sanchez must make smarter choices, says Jets QB coach -
Mark Sanchez must be more critical of his own decision-making if he is to cut down on interceptions, New York Jets quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh told the New York Daily News on Sunday.

Press Conference: J.R. Sweezy | Press Conference: Korey Toomer | Press Conference: Greg Scruggs | Press Conference: Jeremy Lane | Press Conference: Robert Turbin | Press Conference: Bobby Wagner

Carroll on Russell Wilson: "He’s in the competition." | Seahawks Insider
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll did not mince words when asked about third round quarterback Russell Wilson and his role in this team’s quarterback competition once training camp begins in July.

2011's Best Performances: Offensive Tackles |
5. Breno Giacomini, Seattle Seahawks: Week 15 at Chicago (+5.2) This will come as a surprise to Packers fans who watched Giacomini fail to develop, but he earned himself a contract extension with some good play at the end of the 2011 season. The Week 15 matchup with the Bears was the best example of this. A false start penalty and poor work on a screen pass being the only blemishes on an otherwise perfect game. Stephen Paea in particular got taught some things by his more experienced foe here.