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Free agent guard Evan Mathis visits - then departs -- Seahawks HQ; snap counts from Kansas City

Garry Gilliam played 75 percent of the Seahawks’ snaps on Friday in their second preseason game, at Kansas City, to learn his new position. The right tackle is likely to play a lot Saturday at San Diego, too.
Garry Gilliam played 75 percent of the Seahawks’ snaps on Friday in their second preseason game, at Kansas City, to learn his new position. The right tackle is likely to play a lot Saturday at San Diego, too. AP

The weekend has ended with free agent guard Evan Mathis having arrived, and gone, from Seahawks headquarters for what coach Pete Carroll described Friday as “a physical.” The two-time Pro Bowl selection is still mulling his contract options. Miami and the New York Jets are among those also believed to be keenly interested in the former Philadelphia Eagle.

Until he decides, let what the world does best these online days – rampant speculation and innuendo – begin.

I mean, people are even parsing Reddit feeds.

Back in the real world, the Seahawks return to practice Monday morning in Renton before Saturday’s third exhibition, at San Diego. And they may not be done revamping their offensive line. An ESPN report says veteran center Samson Satele “is expected to visit the Seahawks today, per league source. Has started 114 games 8 seasons.” That includes 27 for the Raiders in 2009-10 when Seattle’s current offensive line coach Tom Cable was Oakland’s head man.

A look at the snap counts from Friday’s game at Kansas City shows exactly how much Garry Gilliam played at right tackle, a team-high 44 snaps deep into the second half as line coach Tom Cable gives him a crash course on his new position.

Again, the NFL’s official data base, the source of these snap counts, still has B.J. Daniels as a quarterback; he played all his snaps as a wide receiver for the second consecutive week.

▪ The Seahawks made one roster move over the weekend. They signed former USC wide receiver George Farmer to covert him to a defensive back and waived-injured offensive lineman Kona Schwenke after his knee injury during the second half of Friday’s game.

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