With big receivers Sidney Rice and Mike Williams manning the perimeter in the Seattle Seahawks passing game, second-year receiver Golden Tate is focused on earning a role as a reliable slot receiver, which he talks about in my story today.
“The biggest thing is learning this slot,” Tate said. “So I’m trying to focus on learning the ins and outs of it. I’ve been watching (Minnesota’s) Percy Harvin on film and Brandon Stokley, and trying to figure out what they do. I actually talked to Stokley a couple times, getting some little pointers. So I’m learning. (I’ve) got a long way to go, but hopefully the coaches are finding confidence in me and that they can trust me.”
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports takes a closer look at rookie undrafted free agent Josh Portis.
Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times reports from Seattle South – The Tennessee Titans – talking to Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt about drafting UW product Jake Locker and securing Matt Hasselbeck in free agency.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times pens a nice profile on offensive guard Robert Gallery.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers this report from Monday’s practice.
More Farnsworth: He profiles tight end Zach Miller.
ESPN’s John Clayton reports that Minnesota free agent linebacker Ben Leber visited Seattle on Monday.
With the league setting a date of Aug. 17th for the supplemental draft, Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com takes a look at three possible candidates for the upcoming draft – Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, Georgia running back Caleb King and North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo.
Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post takes a closer look at the new CBA and how it affects the league’s salary cap. It’s worth a read.