We are only three days away from the Seattle Seahawks putting on all of the pads and all of the gameday uniform accouterments for their preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. As it were, that gives them just two more days of practice: Wednesday and Thursday. During that time, Pete Carroll will set his Saturday depth chart in order and hopefully nobody else, running backs or otherwise, gets injured.
Some of what we’ve learned in training camp up to now:
- Jahri Evans was working at left guard on Tuesday. What does that mean? Should Mark Glowinski feel his job security is threatened or does it mean he’ll be at right guard while Germain Ifedi slides out to tackle? That assumes that Garry Gilliam will be the starting left tackle and Carroll indicated that Bradley Sowell is giving him a run for his money at that position as well. Two weeks ago the offensive line looked like this: Gilliam-Glowinski-Britt-Ifedi-Webb. Could it already start to look like this: Sowell-Evans-Britt-Ifedi-Gilliam? Or Glowinski at right guard and Ifedi at right tackle? Nobody’s job appears safe right now, other than perhaps the fact that Ifedi will be somewhere.
- Doug Baldwin hasn’t been practicing this week, but it doesn’t seem something to be concerned about. Kasen Williams though looks like he could miss at least another week with a hamstring injury.
- Thomas Rawls returned to practice on Tuesday and it may be a little while before he’s going at 100-percent.
- They want C.J. Prosise to be ready to play in their preseason game next Thursday. Meanwhile, cornerback George Farmer has been the third down running back. Zac Brooks may not return until next week, at earliest. Alex Collins was resting a sore ankle on Tuesday, but that seemed to be an extra precaution given the amount of injuries they’ve already had at that position. It seems like Christine Michael, Collins, and Farmer could be getting the most work on Saturday against the Chiefs. They’ll also turn to Cameron Marshall, I’m sure.
- I don’t know who is “winning” the battle at outside linebacker between Mike Morgan, Cassius Marsh, and Eric Pinkins but it’s probable that they’ll all be sharing the position to start the season.
- DeShawn Shead, Jeremy Lane, and Tharold Simon can’t all share being the outside corner in nickel defense but so far it’s tough to determine who is in the lead for that job.