Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wilson pleased with Seattle's receivers
By Terry Blount
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t have to think twice about what has impressed him the most in the organized team activities.
"To be honest with you, the receivers have been the best-looking position so far," Wilson said Monday. "They’ve done a tremendous job showing their explosiveness. They’ve been exceptional."
Wilson has some new weapons in rookies Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood, along with free-agent signees Chris Matthews and Taylor Price. And Wilson also is pleased to have Percy Harvin on the field without any injury issues.
"It’s great having Percy being out here finally healthy," Wilson said. "He feels great and looks great. He catching the ball extremely well."
Wilson also praised Richardson, the team’s second-round draft choice from Colorado. Richardson’s blazing speed was on display again Monday when Wilson found him behind the defense for a 55-yard touchdown catch.
"Our receivers right now are as fast as it gets," Wilson said. "You’ve got Percy and Doug Baldwin, and now can add Paul Richardson, who you saw [Monday] get that deep ball. So I think our receivers group is one of the faster ones in the league now, based of who we have."
Chris Matthews, the 2012 CFL rookie of the year, had a rough practice Monday, but Wilson likes what he sees in the 6-5, 220-pound receiver.
"Especially [last] Friday," Wilson said of Matthews. "He was turning it out, man, and making unbelievable catches going over guys. He’s a big target and that’s what we need."