Seattle Seahawks 2010 Position Preview: WRs

Published on July 6, 2010 by     

Position Preview – Wide Receivers

Holdovers: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch, Deon Butler, Ben Obomanu, Mike Hass

Newcomers: Golden Tate (2nd round), Sean Morey (free agent), Ruvell Martin (free agent), Mike Williams (free agent), Kole Heckendorf (waivers), Marcus Maxwell (waivers), Isaiah Stanback (waivers)

Departures: Nate Burleson (free agent), Patrick Carter (waived), Michael   Jones (waived)

Short-Stays: Chris Duvalt (waived), Victor James (waived), Reggie Williams (released)

Depth Chart Heading Into Training Camp

1. Houshmandzadeh

2. Butler

3. Tate

4. Branch

5. Williams

6. Morey

7. Obomanu

8. Martin

9. Stanback

10. Hass

11. Heckendorf

12. Maxwell

Who starts opposite Houshmandzadeh will be the one of the most-watched battles in training camp.

From an experience perspective, Branch would seem to be a logical choice. Head coach Pete Carroll sung Branch’s praises throughout the off-season, despite the oft-injured receiver missing nearly all of the on-field workouts as he recovered from a third procedure on his left knee.

Butler, the team’s third-round pick in 2009, has the best straight-line speed to pair opposite Houshmandzadeh, but he’s still quite raw as a receiver as he heads into his redshirt freshman season. Then there’s Williams, the 6-5, 230-pound former first-round pick of the Detroit Lions who has re-joined his college coach in an attempt to salvage his NFL career.

Butler is the only one of the three who is guaranteed to be on the roster come September–Branch’s high salary ($5.47M) and Williams’ lengthy absence from the game are working against them— but either of the three could be lined up opposite Houshmandzadeh when the Seahawks face the San Francisco 49ers in a freshly-painted Qwest Field on September 12.

Though selected in the second-round, Tate is not expected to earn a starting position this season, though it’s certainly possible that’s where could be. Tate repeatedy made big plays during the OTAs and mini-camp, and while some may call to question his judgment after his late night donut caper, Tate has been working out with Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald in Minnesota in the weeks leading up to training camp.

Morey, Obomanu, Martin, Stanback, and Hass will compete for reserve roles, with special teams being the determining factor in who gets the final 1-2 roster spots.

Of the receivers on the bubble headed to training camp, only Heckendorf has practice squad eligibility remaining.

via Scout.com: 2010 Position Preview: WRs.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

20120730_seahawks_0099

A third-round pick as the starting Quarterback? The training camp decision that changed everything

When Russell Wilson showed up at rookie minicamp in May of 2012, he was impressive enough that, after ...
_dsc4504

Keenan Lambert looking to be bigger than little brother to Kam Chancellor

There was a time not too long ago when Keenan Lambert went out of his way to avoid ...
cst_3w4c0158

Nine Things We Learned From Coach Pete Carroll At Seahawks Minicamp

Key takeaways from Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll's post-minicamp press conference on Thursday, June 18 at Renton's Virginia ...
150526-sherman

10 Things We Learned From Day 1 Of Seahawks OTAs

Key takeaways from Day 1 of Seattle's Organized Team Activities. The Seahawks held their first set of Organized Team ...
Seahawks  Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril  Jimmy Graham Losses   Seattle Seahawks.jp

Seahawks, Russell Wilson Show Support During Cliff Avril, Jimmy Graham Losses

The trio was tending to personal matters during Tuesday's voluntary workouts. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, tight end Jimmy ...
i

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin says he’ll be playing for Atlanta Falcons in 2016

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin says he will be playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2016."I'm going ...
470910296

Baldwin: Lynch will be more devastating with Graham

When the Seattle Seahawks traded for tight end Jimmy Graham, it marked a bold move that imported a ...
9EluR.AuSt.5

Tyler Lockett was star of Seahawks’ rookie minicamp

Sure, it’s only May. But there was a star shining as brightly as the brilliant Northwest sun in ...

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

Shop for 2014 Seahawks Gameday Gear at NFLShop.com

lat-noise-wre0011368363-20130915

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz