Position Battles: Surprising Potential Camp Winners on Offense
4 names who could have bigger roles than expected when the season starts
Seahawks Training Camp Countdown: 25 days
The Seattle Seahawks report to training camp on July 25th, with the first open practice open to fans on July 26th. I’ll keep track of the countdown here at Seaside Joe until then because I just can’t wait.
Today’s bonus article tracks four potential surprise winners of position/roster battles in 2023 training camp. Join Regular Joes for $5 to keep reading this, 100s of posts in the archives, and 100s of posts in the future.
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Today’s bonus article: 4 potential surprise winners of position battles on offense
I’m splitting this up into offense and defense, starting right now with some of the players who could have bigger roles or places on the roster that you wouldn’t expect based on: Seattle’s needs, their skills, and reports out of minicamps and OTAs.