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Seahawks DE L.J. Collier had ankle surgery

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With the seven week mark since the end of the 2020 NFL season arrived for the Seattle Seahawks in a 30-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, fans are beginning to get excited about free agency and the draft. Of particular note is the fact that the Hawks will likely need to create cap space through any of a number of available mechanisms in order to address their needs this offseason, so in the meantime it’s a matter of waiting to see how things develop.

Specifically, fans will be waiting for updates on the status of players rehabbing from serious injuries, including Marquise Blair and Bruce Irvin, but Wednesday it was disclosed that another member of the defense underwent offseason surgery.

Third year player L.J. Collier getting his ankle “scoped out” to get it “cleaned out” is not anything about which fans should be overly concerned, and is more than likely to be little more than a footnote to the offseason, particularly with all the hoopla surrounding Russell Wilson. That issue, which is in reality likely more of a non-issue than an actual issue about which fans should be concerned, is something else Collier touched on during his appearance on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.

Basically, Wilson is the Seattle quarterback, he’s under contract for the next three seasons, and while he may be trying to force Pete Carroll to adjust the way the Seahawks approach the game on the offensive side of the ball, it’s unlikely that he won’t be under center for the Hawks in 2021. That, of course, remains a remote possibility if a team were to decide to offer Seattle five first round picks, three second round picks and four third round selections in the next three drafts for Wilson, but it seems unlikely that any team would make that kind of offer.

So, Collier appears to be in the same boat as most fans and believes that the hoopla surrounding the Seahawks offseason so far is little more than noise that likely won’t impact who is playing quarterback this fall.