J'Marcus Webb: J'Marcus Webb (knee) out for preseason opener
Aug 13 2016 by Johnny Bowman
Three of them, in fact.
Presumed starting right tackle J'Marcus Webb will not play due to a twisted knee, which means left tackle Gary Gilliam will move to the right side and Bradley Sowell will now start in Gilliam's place.
The line was already likely to have new starters in all five positions this season.
All of that is protecting $87.6 million quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks will be playing at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Seahawks will turn to Thomas Rawls on the ground and while he had some great games in Lynch's absence he is coming off surgery and his health remains a big concern for Pete Carroll as the preseason starts and the regular season just around the corner.
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It appears the Seahawks are starting Sowell, whom they signed from Arizona in the offseason, at left tackle to see if he can be their "swing", backup tackle on both sides.
With rookies C.J. Prosise and Zac Brooks still out with hamstring injuries and Rawls not playing, Christine Michael will be the first running back. Gilliam spent the majority of training camp at left tackle, Condotta says.
A few players won't be making the trip at all. The tight end came off the physically-unable-to-perform list on Wednesday and is still recovering from a ruptured patellar tendon in his knee from November.
The Seahawks look to get back on top of the National Football League realm with another Super Bowl run this season and while they will have to do it without Marshawn Lynch who retired in the offseason they still have a very solid roster on both sides of the ball. His pass-catching ability has been something of a surprise and if he can continue to show that, it may create additional options for Collins to get on the field as a potential third-down back, particularly with Prosise - who was drafted with the idea he would step right into that role - having yet to practice much at all.