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Thursday Round-Up: Steve Largent has top-selling retro jersey in Washington state

Posted Mar 26, 2015

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, March 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

No. 80 Tops State's Throwback Sales

According to data recently released by Mitchell & Ness, former Seahawks wide receiver Steve Largent has the top-selling retro jersey in the state.

The study used 2014 sales data to find the hottest throwback jersey across the four major sports - NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL - in each of the 50 states, and the Seahawks' No. 80 replica jersey from 1985 was the winner in Washington.

"Largent spent his entire 14-year career with the Seahawks earning Pro Bowl honors seven times," writes Mitchell & Ness. "He's since had his #80 retired by the Seahawks and been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. When Largent retired, he held all major NFL receiving records, including; most receptions in a career (819), most receiving yards in a career (13,089), and most touchdown receptions (100)."

Carroll Adds To Coaching Staff

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll added three new faces to his coaching staff on Wednesday, naming Dwaine Board assistant defensive line coach and Chris Cash and Andre Curtis assistant secondary coaches.

Board, who spent six seasons in Seattle (2003-08) as defensive line coach under former head coach Mike Holmgren, returns to the Pacific Northwest after stints with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns. Board earned three Super Bowl rings (1981, 1984, 1988) as player with the San Francisco 49ers and one more as defensive line coach for the Niners in the 1994 season, making him one of 20 people in NFL history to win a Super Bowl as a player and as a coach.

Cash, who played defensive back under Carroll at USC, played for the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons before getting into coaching. For the Seahawks, Cash will be in charge of the cornerbacks.

Curtis makes his way to Seattle following coaching stops with the New York Giants, St. Louis Rams, and New Orleans Saints. In Seattle, Curtis will oversee the safety position.

Changes To Compensatory Picks

Yesterday, the NFL Management Council made changes to the 2015 compensatory draft selections it doled out to teams earlier this week.

Carolina’s 6th-round selection (6-38-213) is now a 5th-round pick (5-38-174), Denver’s 6th-round selection (6-33-208) is now a 7th-round pick (7-33-250), and Pittsburgh’s 7th-round selection (7-35-252) is now a 6th-round pick (6-36-212).

The Seahawks' compensatory picks stayed the same, but their round-by-round picks were slightly affected as a result.

Here's how the team's 11 draft picks break down:

Round 1: No pick.

Round 2: Pick 31, 63 overall.

Round 3: Pick 31, 96 overall.

Round 4: Pick 13, 112 overall; Pick 31, 130 overall; Pick 35, 134 overall (compensatory)

Round 5: Pick 31, 167 overall; Pick 34, 170 overall (compensatory)

Round 6: Pick 5, 181 overall (from New York Jets); Pick 33, 209 overall (compensatory); Pick 38, 214 overall (compensatory).

Round 7: Pick 31, 248 overall.

With Wednesday's changes we made sure to update our more comprehensive story on compensatory picks, which you can check out right here.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who's participating in the 33rd annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes on May 17 near Seattle's Husky Stadium.

Avril's grandmother passed away from diabetes and his mother currently lives with the disease, so he's asking 12s to help him make a difference by joining in on the walk and raising funds for diabetes research.

You can join Cliff's team and make a donation right here and learn more about the Beat the Bridge event right here.

More From Around The Web

Carroll offered a few personnel updates yesterday from the NFL Annual Meeting, including a comment on the report that defensive end Michael Bennett is seeking a trade.

These are the Seahawks that still have a rooting interesting in the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. March Madness' 'Sweet Sixteen' gets going later today at 4:15 p.m. PT.

Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com ranks the NFL's head coaches from 1-32 and Seattle's Carroll comes in at No. 2 behind New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. On Carroll, Prisco writes, "He came close to winning back-to-back titles. But even with one title and two NFC championships, he deserves this spot. Carroll's winning percentage is .576, but it's .625 in his five seasons with the Seahawks. He had a 33-31 record in two previous stops with the Jets and Patriots. He also won a BCS title with Southern Cal."

And Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com shares leftover thoughts on the Seahawks after the first two weeks of NFL free agency.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto

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