Art Thiel of SportspressNW.com, who covered former Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Cortez Kennedy while working as a columnist for the Seattle P-I, is back in Canton, Ohio for his Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and writes this profile on Kennedy for The News Tribune.
Kennedy joins Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Curtis Martin and Willie Roaf in this year’s class
Kennedy’s induction will take place at 4 p.m. Pacific time this afternoon.
ESPN’s Mike Sando, who presented Kennedy’s case for the Hall of Fame and other Seattle-area reporters talked with Kennedy on Friday.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Kennedy received his gold jacket during a presentation on Friday. The article also includes a picture of Kennedy in his gold blazer.
Farnsworth will have blow-by-blow coverage of today’s ceremony in a live blog that you can check out here.
In my story today, talked with Leon Washington and special teams coach Brian Schneider about how the team will work to improve the return game – better timing on kickoffs and reducing penalties.
Rutledge Farm in Olympia made a corn maze out of the image of running back Marshawn Lynch in honor of his Beast Mode-like runs for the Seahawks. Planted in March, the maze will open to the public on Aug. 10 and Lynch will visit Sept. 1 to help raise money for his charity, Fam 1st Foundation and sign autographs. You might want to turn the sound down before you open the link.
Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports visited Seahawks practice this week, and writes that despite the money Seattle handed over to Matt Flynn in free agency, the three-way quarterback competition in is legit.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks offensive line has found rare continuity.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald writes that cornerback Brandon Browner is looking to improve on last year’s Pro Bowl performance.
The NFL Network previews Seattle player’s fantasy value in this video link.
Tony Drovetto of Seahawks.com focuses on the improved play of rookie offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy in his practice report.
KJR’s Curtis Crabtree writes that Russell Wilson got extended reps with the first unit in this practice report.
Kam Chancellor tells Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of ESPN 710 Seattle that he’s dropped some weight, but will still bring the boom in this audio link.