Russell Wilson denies reports of divided Seahawks locker room
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson denied a report that the locker room is divided following the trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin.
"There's no division in our locker room," Wilson said. "There's none at all. If anything, I think we've continued to build and continued to grow. I truly believe that.
"The guys we have in the locker room believe we can still be a championship team. Those are the guys we have in this room every day. Every morning we have one common goal, and that's to win football games."
Wilson said he didn't have a problem with Harvin, who's been traded to the New York Jets.
"Percy and I never had differences," Wilson said. "We had a lot of similarities, probably, more than anything. We're both guys who want to compete at the highest level, want to win every time we're out there and want the ball in our hands every single play.
"Percy is a great football player, but for whatever reason, it didn't work here. We wish him nothing but the best. But our locker room is great. We have guys that are very positive and really want to work and want to win. We rely on the positive mentality in our locker room.''
Other players agreed with Wilson when asked about a divided locker room.
"I hadn't heard that," strong safety Kam Chancellor said. "But if that's what people are saying, it's absolutely ridiculous."
The Seahawks, the defending Super Bowl champions, are 3-3.
"I'm not sure why the media chose to blow everything out of proportion," Wilson said. "That's just part of it I guess, but you also have to ignore it. Like I always tell you guys, ignore the noise.
"I don't read any of y'all's articles, no offense. I just stay away from it all. I have complete confidence in who I am and the person I'm striving to be every day. I'm an educated person who wants to continue to get better at the game of football but also in life."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun