Seahawks news: Bobby Wagner speaks "fire" and Seattle gets a new dog

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The Seattle Seahawks are continuing OTAs through the next couple of weeks. If any breaking news comes out of the voluntary workouts, it will likely be bad news (i.e. Tariq Woolen requiring surgery). So basically, let’s hope there is no new notable news to happen over the next couple of weeks.

That said, there is always something to talk about from the Seahawks shire. Instead of anything negative, today we will have a little fun. It’s almost summer, right? So why not be positive?

Before I get into the two tidbits for today, here is a bit more positivity.’s Eric Edholm ranked the Seahawks roster as the 9th-most complete in the NFL. The one thing he might have gotten wrong, though, is that Edholm said the back end of the Seattle defense remains a bit thin. Heck, the secondary might be the strength of Seattle’s D.

Seahawks positivity No. 1: Bobby Wagner loves the throwback jerseys

Seattle will one of four teams bringing back throwback uniforms. They won’t be worn every game, though, but at least once. The NFL clearly does not think it is making enough money so it needs to capitalize a bit on the past by selling old style uniforms, I guess.

But Wagner, Seattle’s future Hall of Fame linebacker, appears to have seen the uniforms and thinks they are “fire.” The only issue he has with them is that the unis aren’t black. Or as he put it, “It could be great if (the uniforms) were black, but we won’t go there.”

The throwback uniforms will be like what Seattle wore in the 1990s with silver helmets with the totem-style logo and royal blue facemasks, plus royal blue jerseys with white numbers, green and white collars and pants that are silver with green, white, and blue stripes down the sides. Now we just have to hope the Seahawks win the game (or games) they play in the throwbacks. Otherwise, Seattle might choose to never wear them again.

Seahawks positivity No. 2: Seattle gets a dog named Rye

Rye was “hired” by the team on Monday to be its “Junior Wildlife Specialist” at the team's practice facility in Renton, Washington, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC). That actually is the official title of Rye, too. The puppy was born in March and will be part of the team’s “turf crew.”

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Rye replaces Turf, the team’s former turf dog, who passed away from cancer in December. Turf’s title was “wildlife manager and irrigation specialist.” So, if you get to be at the VMAC anytime soon, maybe you’ll get to say hello to Rye.