Curtis Crabtree writing for Associated Press details how rookie defensive tackles Jordan Hill and Jesse Williams continued to make strides during the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp this week.
Each had a turn playing with the first-unit defense at defensive tackle this week alongside Brandon Mebane, as defensive coordinator Dan Quinn moved the two all along the defensive front in an effort to figure out where they can help the team come September.
“They fit in terrific,” Quinn said. “… Both of those guys have a real blue-collar approach to it, which you like. They want to come in and do the work. Playing defensive tackle is tough duty. It’s a dirty job in there and both those guys recognize that and put the time in and the work.”
Hill and Williams looked like they can make an impact based on their play during Seattle’s offseason program. But now they have to carry that effort to training camp once everyone puts the pads on.
Here’s my story on Tarvaris Jackson agreeing to terms to re-join the Seahawks.
Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle writes that cornerback Brandon Browner is focused heading into his contract year.
More O’Neil: He highlights what we learned from this week’s minicamp.
Dave Mahler of KJR-AM talks with Browner in this audio link. Browner tells Mahler he’d like to put his hands on San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh after his comments about Seattle’s PED situation.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a wrap-up of Seattle’s final day of minicamp.
Rod Mar of Seahawks.com offers photos from this week’s minicamp.
Jerry Brewer of The Seattle Times says to get ready for one of the most important and dangerous seasons in Seattle sports history, with the Seahawks facing lofty expectations in 2013. Brewer: “The next time we see the Seahawks together, they’ll be in training camp in late July, preparing feverishly for a year on Front Street. They’ll receive more premature love than they ever have, but they’ll set franchise records for scrutiny, too. Every little thing will be a big deal.”
NFL Network analyst Heath Evans believes a lack of discipline, demonstrated by the team’s PED suspensions, will be the reason the Seahawks take a step back in 2013 in this video link.
Pro Football Talk is featuring the Seahawks Mt. Rushmore today, which you can vote on here. Hall of Famer Steve Largent also will be interviewed today.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Kellen Winslow Jr. looked good during the team’s three-day minicamp, but GM John Idzick reportedly remains noncommittal in whether he will sign the outspoken tight end. You have to wonder how much Winslow’s release in Seattle last year, when Idzick served as the team’s chief negotiator, is affecting the decision in New York.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated takes a closer look at how the 49ers may have tipped plays against St. Louis.
The NFL has a new bag policy to improve safety at games. The new policy will limit the size and type of bags that are allowed into stadiums starting in the preseason. Fans will have a few options for bringing smalls bags into stadiums. They only will be allowed to bring in small clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″, according to the report.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports takes a closer look at the 2012 draft class, noting which players are poised to start again in their second seasons. Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner make the list for Seattle.