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Seahawks rookie WR D.K. Metcalf ready to play Week 1 vs. Bengals

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For a brief moment in time, there was some worry that one of Malik Turner, John Ursua, or Gary Jennings Jr would somehow be the #2 wide receiver come Week 1 for the Seattle Seahawks against the Cincinnati Bengals. Fear not my friends, for not only is Jaron Brown back after he was cut on Saturday, but rookie WR D.K. Metcalf is healthy enough to make his regular season debut.

Metcalf underwent a minor knee operation during preseason, and his timetable for a return was unknown. The former Ole Miss star played in Seattle’s preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, making one catch on Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr, while coming close on a couple of deep balls thrown by Geno Smith.

With Metcalf listed as a starter on the Seahawks’ depth chart, expect Tyler Lockett and Metcalf to be the top two receiving targets for Russell Wilson. We’ve heard plenty of Metcalf hype throughout training camp, and now the second-round pick has the chance to make a strong first impression.