Tuesday cyber surfing: Antonio Bryant to tryout at minicamp

Good morning. Here’s what’s “out there” about the Seahawks for today, June 12:

The Seahawks open their three day minicamp today, and Jason La Canfora at CBSSports.com reports that former Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant will participate on a tryout basis: “Bryant has not played in the NFL since 2009 with Tampa; he was signed by the Bengals in 2010 while recovering from a knee injury and ended up being released prior to the season’s start. … He never played a game for Cincinnati. Bryant, a deep threat when healthy with elite speed, has been out of the NFL since, but is healthy and in shape and at age 31 hopes to get back. In 2008 he had over 1,200 yards receiving with Tampa Bay, his best season as a pro.”

Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times and Eric Williams at the News Tribune also weigh-in in Bryant.

Also at CBSSports.com, Clark Judge has a question for each of the 32 teams in the league as we move into the minicamp portion of the offseason. One guess what it is for the Seahawks. You got it: Who quarterbacks these guys? Says Judge: “You say it’s Matt Flynn. I say it’s Matt Flynn. But it’s what coach Pete Carroll says that matters. For now, he’s saying it’s an open competition at quarterback, and that’s what you’d expect. But the Seahawks didn’t invest $26 million in the guy to have him compete with Tarvaris Jackson. I mean, if they had a conviction about Jackson they wouldn’t have gone shopping. But they did, and for the right reason: Because Flynn is better. Sooner or later, Carroll announces him as his starter.”

Mike Sando at ESPN.com has minicamp editions of his roided-out rosters for each of the teams in the NFC West, including the Seahawks: “The Seahawks have 21 players from college programs currently affiliated with the Pac-12 Conference. That is nearly double the league average (10.9). The numbers were high before Pete Carroll left USC to become the Seahawks’ head coach. They have remained high.”

Here at Seahawks.com, we look at the connection between offensive line coach Tom Cable and center Max Unger: “ ‘I knew Max when he came out of college,’ Cable said Monday, as the coaches and players were preparing for the start of a three-day minicamp on Tuesday – the last hurrah in an offseason program that seemed like it never would start, but suddenly is almost over. That was in 2009, when Cable was head coach of the Oakland Raiders and Unger ended up being the Seahawks’ second-round draft choice. ‘I thought he would be a fine, fine center when he got to this level,’ Cable said. It just took Unger a while to get the opportunity to show that. In ’09, he started his first 13 games at right guard, before taking over at center for the final three after since-departed Chris Spencer broke a hand – as Unger became the first rookie lineman since Ray Roberts in 1992 to start 16 games for the Seahawks. In 2010, Unger got a season-ending toe injury in the opener, also while playing right guard.”

Former Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard has re-signed with the Giants, and Michael Eisen at Giants.com has the details: “Bernard, 33, is entering his 11th NFL season and fourth with the Giants. He joined the team as a free agent in 2009 after seven years with the Seattle Seahawks.”

Pat McQuistan has been re-signed by the Cowboys, and the Associated Press has the story on the twin brother of Seahawks’ lineman Paul McQuistan rejoining the team that drafted him: “The Cowboys have brought back tackle Pat McQuistan two years after trading him to Miami. The signing Monday reunited McQuistan with the team that drafted him in the seventh round in 2006. He played 40 games over three seasons for the Cowboys, including all 16 in 2007 and 2008. McQuistan started eight of 16 games for the Dolphins in 2010, and played 10 games for New Orleans last year.”


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