Seahawks Links: Chancellor, Wilson and more


On the eve of the Seattle Seahawks third, and most important, preseason game, some interesting Seahawk-related story lines are developing around the league.

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The hot topic locally still is, of course, Kam Chancellor’s prolonged holdout. SI’s Andrew Brandt (a former NFL front office executive) dives deep into what has become the most significant contract standoff the Seahawks have faced since WR Joey Galloway held out the first 8 games of the 1991 season.

But as CBS’ Jason LaCanfora points out, executives all around the NFL are watching this situation with a keen eye. The question of “who blinks first” could have widespread ramifications league wide.

Meanwhile, Chancellor is staying connected in his own way with the LOB, coaching up presumed starter-in-his-place Dion Bailey, even while he sits at home.

"“It’s been all positive. He’s been a huge supporter in my corner ever since I’ve been granted this opportunity, and I support him in what he’s trying to do.” — Seahawks SS Dion Bailey"


Elsewhere, Russell Wilson’s comments that he believes Recovery Water helped him avoid a concussion from a helmet-to-helmet hit by Clay Matthews in the NFC Championship Game were misunderstood.

Next week the Seahawks make their first big cutdown, to 75 players. Seattle Times beat reporter Bob Condotta takes a look at five players on the bubble with the most to prove against San Diego.

Beyond the Northwest, we check in with a look at former Defensive Coordinator, and new Atlanta Head Coach, Dan Quinn’s effort to build the Falcons defense into the Seahawks image.

And speaking of ex-Hawks, it appears former Super Bowl MVP Malcom Smith has won the starting job at OLB for the Oakland Raiders.

And in other news….. it’s Blue Friday. Keith Myers breaks down everything you need to know including TV times, weather forecast at gametime and more.

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