COMPETITION IS THEME OF THE DAY
With three practices left before Sundays second preseason game each and every practice is an opportunity for the backups and rookies to lobby for more playing time. Thursday’s practice was no different. Battle grounds are drawn at the Wide Receiver, backup quarterback, the third running back position and cornerback backups.
HEATED WIDE RECIVER BATTLE
Remove Tyler Lockett from the equasition and what you have is a straight up free for all when it comes to the wide recover competition. Rookie D.K. Metcalf continues to play with a chip on his shoulder catching everything that has been thrown him way in practice. In last Thursdays win over the Broncos Metcalf was targeted four times but caught just one pass for eight yards. Jazz Ferguson finished the game with a team high four receptions one which was a touchdown and the rookie 6-5 228 wide out is staying lockstep with Metcalf during team drills. Both had some head turning catches on Thursday with Metcalf catching more deep passes.
J.T.BARRET IS GUNNING FOR A ROSTER SPOT
With back up Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch battling out it for the number quarterback position behind Russell Wilson a third player has entered the competition. Former Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was signed by the Seahawks earlier this week to bring depth to the quarterback position after the team announced that Geno Smith’s status for the week was in question follow a procedure to remove a cyst from his knee. While he is a long shot, Barrett looks to have played himself into participating in Sunday’s game.
J.K. WRIGHT BELIEVES THE SEAHAWKS HAVE A REALLY GOOD DEFENSE
The Seahawks linebacking corps is one of the strongest units on the team from top to bottom. With All-Pro Bowlers Bobby Wagner, J.K. Wright, veterans Mychal Kendrick, Shaqueem Griffin, Austin Calitro and promising rookies Cody Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven the units present, and future is set.