Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson made his first public comments Friday about a recent article by ESPN’s Seth Wickersham that claimed there’s discord in the team’s locker room.

In it, Wickersham alleged the team’s defense has grown tired of the pass the offense, and in particular Wilson, has been given in recent seasons by the coaching staff.

“I didn’t really read the article, I just heard about it,” Wilson told reporters after Friday’s OTA session, going on to praise his teammates.

“We play a hard-hittin’ game. There’s always tension,” he said with a laugh. “I don’t think it’s a negative tension. When you love something, you’re passionate about what you do every day … we come out here to win.”

Wilson described the Seahawks as “ultimate competitors,” and dispelled the notion that there’s a line between the team’s two units, pointing to Seattle’s results.

“I wouldn’t say it’s divided. From my perspective, I believe that we’re a team that’s been in the playoffs, we’re a team that keeps winning. I don’t think teams do that if they’re truly divided,” he said.

As for any issues between he and outspoken cornerback Richard Sherman, Wilson said he’s happy to have him as his teammate.

“I think Richard Sherman’s one of the best teammates I could ever ask for,” he said. “I think that he’s a great teammate. I think he’s going to be a Hall of Fame cornerback as well. I’m glad he’s on our team.”

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