Century Links 5/25: OTA Takeaways

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Pete Carroll encouraged by look of healthy, revamped running back group – ProFootballTalk
Fixing the running game has been one of Pete Carroll’s foremost goals this offseason with the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle was woefully inept running the ball last season. J.D. McKissic was the only Seahawks’ running back to score a rushing touchdown last season.

Pete Carroll Shares 3 Takeaways From First Week Of OTAs
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talked about new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer and more on Thursday.

Pete Carroll updates Seahawks’ injuries heading into OTAs | Seahawks Wire
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided updates on players’ injuries heading into the voluntary OTA workouts.

Seahawks may win more games from new NFL kickoff rule
New NFL kickoff rule might help Seahawks win games. Due to the talent of Rashaad Penny and Tyler Lockett, Seattle might be able to steal a game in 2018.

Wyman’s Seahawks OTA takeaways: Run game emerging as No. 1 story
Dave Wyman took in the Seahawks OTA on Thursday. He shares what he’s taken away from the team at this point in the offseason, including why all eyes should be on the running game.

Seahawks present $20K to Cleveland High School football team
The Cleveland High School Eagles have been called Seattle’s forgotten football team. But the Seahawks are proving they are indeed remembered.

Russell rescue: Mercer Island Marine Patrol assists Seahawks quarterback | Mercer Island Reporter
Island officers helped Russell Wilson out after his boat had mechanical issues.

Breaking Down The Seahawks’ Wide Receiver Depth Chart – Full Press Coverage
Questions galore were left in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks’ tumultuous 2018 offseason. With some glaring holes on offense, we break down the wide receiver depth chart and look for some answers.

Saints heaping praise on Taysom Hill at OTAs – ProFootballTalk
Saints backup quarterback Taysom Hill was something of an NFL curiosity last season: An undrafted rookie, he obviously wasn’t going to get any playing time ahead of Drew Brees, but he did get playing time on special teams and even made some tackles covering kicks, which is almost unheard of for a qu…

Tales of Chuck Knox, ‘the most intimidating coach I’ve ever been aroun – NFL Nation- ESPN
The former Seahawks coach, who died recently at 86 is remembered as being as old school as they come.

Jerry Jones supports Terrance Williams after arrest – NFL.com
Terrance Williams was adamant in professing his innocence in an arrest stemming from a traffic accident Saturday in Texas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones supported Williams when asked about him this week.

Reuben Foster returns to 49ers after dropped charges – NFL.com
Reuben Foster is back in the 49ers’ practice facility with his teammates. The second-year linebacker returned to the team Thursday a day after his domestic violence charges were dropped.

Joe Flacco: Picking a first-round QB ‘means something’ – NFL.com
Baltimore’s trade up to select Lamar Jackson wasn’t a stunner, but was a surprise to some. Incumbent starter Joe Flacco acknowledged Thursday it wasn’t a throwaway decision.

Sammy Watkins returns kicks during Chiefs practice – NFL.com
During Kansas City’s organized team activities on Thursday, Sammy Watkins was among a large group of Chiefs players spotted returning kicks, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher.

Packers signing former Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis – NFL.com
The Packers are signing former Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. Lewis was released in March after starting 157 games over 12 years with the Jags.

Rams DE Morgan Fox suffers torn ACL in practice – NFL.com
Los Angeles Rams defensive end Morgan Fox is out for the remainder of the year after suffering a torn ACL during organized team activities on Thursday, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

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