The Seattle Seahawks Day Three min- the camp had a welcome back home feel as the team saw the return of Bobby Wagner to full participation after the All-Pro linebacker signed his record-breaking contract Friday afternoon. Deshawn Shead also returned to the Seahawks practice field after signing a one year contract. Shead was signed as a UDFA in 2012 and stayed with the team until 2017. Shead suffered a torn ACL in 2017 and was released. Shead signed with the Detroit Lions in 2018 where he played a handful of games but finished the season on IR due to a knee problem.
I. BOBBY WAGNER IS A GAME CHANGER
Bobby Wagner was back in full participation mode and it was that the future Hall Fame Linebacker is the anchor of the defense and the key to the Seahawks having a productive season.
II. THE SEAHAWKS ARE LOADED AT LINEBACKER
With Wagner re-signed, a healthy K.J Wright and the experience of Barkevious Mingo, and talented rookies Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven the Seahawks linebacking unit has a chance to be one of the best in the league.
III. RUSSELL WILSON BELIEVES SEAHAWKS CAN HAVE AN EXCEPTIONAL SEASON
The Seahawks number one offense had another exceptional day in which Wilson showed he is ready to spread the ball around. Tyler Lockett had a couple of nice catches during 7-7 drills, while D.K. Metcalf continued to show that he will be difference-maker in the fall. Malik Turner continues to make plays during drills and is determined to get more playing time on the field. The Seahawks led the NFL in rushing last year so an improved passing attack could make the Seahawks one of the best in the league.
IV. SEAHAWKS OFFENSIVE LINE IS READY FOR A BREAK OUT YEAR
The Seahawks offensive line has been moving with precision and purpose during the first three days of camp. Germain Ifedi looks to have trimmed down and another year under offensive ine coach Mike Scolari looks to have made a significant difference.
RASHAAD PENNY IS READY FOR A BREAK OUT SEASON
After a disappointing rookie season due to a thumb and then a knee injury, in which Penny finished the season with 429 rushing yards on 85 carries, the second-year back was determined to report to camp physically and mentally ready to challenge for playing time.