REPORT DATE: July 27th
SITE: Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, WA
CAMP OBJECTIVES: The Seahawks are set to stage a wide-open competition for the No. 1 quarterback job, and that race will certainly be the highlight of the team's third camp under head coach Pete Carroll. Seattle signed ex-Green Bay understudy Matt Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million contract in the offseason, though he'll open camp behind Tarvaris Jackson on the depth chart due to the returning starter's advanced knowledge of the offense. Undersized rookie Russell Wilson, a third-round pick in April's draft, can't be counted out as a dark horse either after impressing the staff in minicamp, and the athletic 23-year-old should get ample opportunity to show his skills in the preseason. Fellow rookie Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks' second-round choice, could be in line to claim a major role at middle linebacker with free-agent signee Barrett Ruud a question mark because of various injuries, while bruising running back Marshawn Lynch's possible suspension after a recent DUI arrest could provide an early-season opening for fourth-round selection Robert Turbin. Young wide receivers Golden Tate, Kris Durham and Ricardo Lockette also figure to get long looks in camp following veteran Mike Williams' release and the fragile status of top target Sidney Rice, who's missed 17 games with shoulder problems the last two years.
PRESEASON SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern):
Aug. 11 - vs. Tennessee, 10 p.m. Aug. 18 - at Denver, 9 p.m. Aug. 24 - at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Aug. 30 - vs. Oakland, 10 p.m.