My story today focuses on the Seattle Seahawks’ lack of experienced depth at tight end, one of the key issues the team needs to resolve when training camp starts this week.
With Anthony McCoy suffering a torn Achilles tendon during offseason workouts in May, only starter Zach Miller has a catch in a regular-season game out of the six tight ends currently on the roster.
Miller showed in the second half of the season that he’s one of the most complete tight ends in the league, finishing with 34 catches for 385 yards and three TDs during the final eight games of the season, including playoffs. He also had seven catches of 20-or-more yards in 2012.
However, the Seahawks also need second-year pro Sean McGrath and rookie Luke Willson to develop into impact players in case Miller has injury issues.
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Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk writes that the Seahawks are No. 4 in that website’s power rankings.
ESPN’s Mike Sando has the details on San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh being taken to task for the attempted trade of cornerback Eric Wright, who was suspended four games last season for reportedly testing positive for Adderall.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com talks with Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn about his experience serving as defensive coordinator at Florida, and how that will translate in his new gig.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times takes a look at how the Seahawks will improve the team’s pass rush for the upcoming season.
KJR’s Ian Furness talks with NFL analyst Hugh Millen one what he’ll be watching when training camp starts in this audio link.
NFL.com fantasy football writer Michael Fabiano lists Russell Wilson and Percy Harvin among his Top 10 breakout players for the upcoming season.
Jenny Ventras of MMQB has an interesting, photo-heavy travel log of Arizona Larry Fitzgerald’s exotic globe trotting during this offseason. It’s worth a look.
Tim Gayle, writing for USA Today, catches up with backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who says he returned to Seattle because he believes the Seahawks can win a Super Bowl.