In my story today, running back Justin Forsett is pleased to get the first start of the season in the Seattle Seahawks regular season opener against San Francisco.
Forsett, Julius Jones and Leon Washington all should get their touches, but Hawks running back coach Sherman Smith says Forsett gives the team the best chance at big plays.
“Justin is a guy who gives us the best chance of having explosive plays right now. He’s hard to tackle. He plays hard every play. Every time he touches the ball, I believe he’s going to score. He has that ability to do it. He catches the ball well. I just think he’s an overall threat.
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“But the other guys will definitely play. They’re very important.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com provides a run down on the selection of captions for the team.
Greg Johns of Seattlepi.com profiles recent addition defensive tackle Junior Siavii. At 31 years old, Siavii says he’s a late bloomer like prize fighter Bernard Hopkins.
ESPN’s Mike Sando writes that the Philadelphia Eagles already paid most of offensive tackle Stacy Andrews’ salary this season.
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren joins KJR’s Dave Mahler in this audio link.
Adam Caplan of Fox Sports report the Seattle Seahawks have worked out DE Jarius Wynn, a sixth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2009 cut by the team last week.San Francisco 49ers
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Niners rookie offensive linemen are preparing for the noise at Qwest Field.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Ted Ginn will handle punt return duties for the Niners.
Kevin Lynch of Niners Insider previews the Hawks-Niners game. Arizona Cardinals
Bob McManaman of the Arizona republic reports that receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been unable to develop much chemistry with new quarterback Derek Anderson.
Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that running back Beanie Wells is doubtful for the Cardinals game against St. Louis on Sunday.
Darren Urban of azcardinals.com reports rookie draft picks linebacker Daryl Washington and defensive tackle Dan Williams are ready for their NFL debut.
St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz says running back Steven Jackson should help ease the transition for quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that Kenneth Darby remains the No. 2 running back for the Rams.