Found July 28, 2013 on
The Seattle Seahawks opened up training camp at their beautiful facility in Renton, Washington. While you know the names Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Earl Thomas,you might not know the 5 players I am going to list next. These players will be known by all come the end of the preseason. Christine Michael: This is the running back of the future. The 2nd round running back from Texas A&M is an absolute freak of an athlete. Just watching his highlight tape he reminds you of an Adrian Peterson type running back. While I am not saying he is going to be Adrian Peterson, I believe Michael will emerge as the best running back from his draft class. I also believe 5’10 220 lb Michael will beat out Robert Turbin and be Marshawns go-to back up. Marshawn will not get too many carries in the preseason games, so expect to see a lot of Michael and Turbin competing for that 2nd string job. Also, expect Michael to return some kicks to get him in open space. With Harvin out banged up I can see the Seahawks being careful with exposing him to shots.                               Cliff Avril: My second favorite offseason acquisition behind Harvin is Avril. Avril is a pass rushing specialist and will provide a huge impact  on the defensive line. What was once a weakness will now be a strength. Avril has been helping Bruce Irvin learn the techniques and tricks required to help his pass rush. Avril is only 26 and has proven to be a sack artist. Expect big things from a hungry player trying to earn a new contract.   Golden Tate: Tate has been making spectacular plays already in camp. Him and Wilson have developed a chemistry that will be fruitful this season. Tate has always had a knack for playmaking, but I believe Tate will put it all together and take advantage of 1 on 1 matchups. If Harvin is on the field, the Tate will surprise even more. So much will go into stopping Harvin, Rice, Miller, and Lynch that Tate will be able to get the ball with room to run. I expect Tate in a contract year to maybe put up the best numbers in the receiving core. He is a unique player who lines up on the outside, with slot receiver skills. Tate will cause havoc this year.

Peter King believes Percy Harvin will play through hip injury

Peter King of made it clear in his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback Column that he believes Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will play this season with a partially torn hip labrum.  Harvin flies to New York to be examined by a hip specialist on Tuesday after feeling some restrictions while running last week. He got nervous about it, saw the usually conservative Seahawks...

Contradicting doomsday reports, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin isn’t expected to miss any regular season games

Somewhat shockingly, SI’s Peter King expects Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin to play against the Panthers on September 8 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll revealed last week that the 25-year-old Harvin may need to undergo the knife to fix a tear in his hip labrum. Rather than missing numerous games this autumn, the “usually conservative...

Pete Carroll Says Percy Harvin’s Injury May Not be Season Ending

  There’s at least one hopeful person in Seahawks camp regarding Percy Harvin’s hip injury, and it just happens to be head coach Pete Carroll. According to CBS Sports, Carroll addressed the media saying that the surgery that Harvin is scheduled to have will definitely cause him to miss some time, but it might not be season ending. Carroll went on to address Percy’s state...

Report: Teams inquired about Doug Baldwin during the offseason

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  teams around the league contacted the Seahawks to inquire about a possible trade for wide receiver Doug Baldwin during the offseason after they traded for Percy Harvin. Doug Baldwin returns as a possession guy who can make things happen in the slot. Several team inquired about him this offseason after the Harvin signing, but Schneider...

Seahawks’s Darrell Bevell makes it clear that they’re still a run first offense

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell made it clear to the Seattle Times that they’re still a run-first offense in 2013. “We are a run football team, that sets up everything that we want to do offensively. It’s our philosophy, it’s our toughness, it’s all the things that we preach here. So whether Marshawn gets 315 carries or not we are going to be running the football...

VMAC training camp notes: Seahawks day 4 #BingHawks

4 days down A couple days ago I noted that Justin Veltung was having trouble fighting off the physicality of Jeremy Lane. The team announced that Justin was released by the Seahawks today and they replaced him with rookie running back Ray Holley. Wide receiver Justin Veltung has been released from the club & running back Ray Holley has been added to the 90-man roster. — Seattle...

Carpenter ready to prove his value to Seahawks

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By CURTIS CRABTREE Associated Press After two seasons lost largely to knee injuries, James Carpenter is finally healthy and ready to prove he was worthy of the Seattle Seahawks selecting him with a first-round draft pick. The potential is obvious. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 321 pounds, Carpenter offers the kind of size no other lineman on Seattle's roster...

Pete Carroll: Possible Percy Harvin surgery may not be season-ending

Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to get a second opinion on his hip on Tuesday a second opinion that could lead to surgery. If surgery happens Harvin would definitely miss some time but that doesn't mean he'd miss the entire season according to coach Pete Carroll. "It wouldn't necessarily be season-ending" Carroll said of a potential surgery...

Percy Harvin: Seahawks Prepared For Wide Spectrum of Outcomes

According to the Seattle Times, Seahawks GM John Schneider told The SiriusXM Blitz Monday that the team is prepared for "a huge, huge spectrum" of outcomes when it comes to Percy Harvin's hip injury.Fantasy Spin:Schneider said Harvin could be anywhere from practicing next week to undergoing season-ending surgery. He'll have a second opinion on his torn hip labrum...

Could this finally be the Seahawks year?

Turning the corner The Pacific Northwest has been abuzz when it comes to the Seattle Seahawks. After a pretty successful 2012, the phrase “Championship Offseason” has been thrown around…a lot. And why not? With players believing the new mantra as well as the fans jumping on board from day one, it finally feels real. One can’t help but wonder, though, if this is going to be...

Harvin's 2nd opinion coming next week

Wide receiver Percy Harvin will get a second opinion on his sore hip next week in New York, and Seattle coach Pete Carroll says all options remain for how the injury is handled. Speaking after practice on Saturday, Carroll said the range for treatment is still unknown. He said Harvin could be back on the field in a couple of weeks, or surgery may be the solution to solve the discomfort...

Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery. The estimated timetable for recovery is 3 to 4 months, reports’s Ian Rapoport. when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery… — 
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