In my story today, one of the most competitive battles at camp is at a stacked wide receiver position, and who will ultimately win out between players like Terrell Owens, Ben Obomanu, Deon Butler, Braylon Edwards, Ricardo Lockette and Kris Durham.
And so far Edwards has made a statement with his play in practice and in games, creating explosive plays and at 6-3 and 214 pounds, giving Seattle a physical presence on the perimeter of the defense.
Edwards says the intense competition has kept him on his toes.
“It definitely drives me,” Edwards said. “We definitely have some guys that are notable, as well as guys that are out here working hard and making plays. So you definitely want to be at the top of your game every practice because you don’t get many opportunities. So when you get them, you’ve got to make them count.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that so far second round draft pick linebacker Bobby Wagner is playing up to his potential.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times says that Pete Carroll knew at USC that Richard Sherman was a perfect cornerback for his system, and now he finally gets a chance to see it work in Seattle.
ESPN’s Mike Sando looks back to this offseason and comments from Miami coach Joe Philbin in reviewing why Matt Flynn chose Seattle instead of the Dolphins.
Brock Huard and Mike Salk of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with Florio about his report in this audio link. It also includes a written wrap-up of their conversation by Michael Simeona.
Jim Moore of ESPN 710 Seattle writes that although he’s not a big fan of Jackson, he does not believe the incumbent quarterback is getting a fair shot in the quarterback competition.
Mike Kurtz and Tom Gower of Football Outsiders take the over of 7.0 games and the Seattle Seahawks.
John Breech of CBS Sports takes a shot at the projected 53-man roster for the Seahawks. There’s a couple changes I would make, but I think it looks pretty close to what might happen in September.