Seattle Seahawks reserves need to make most of game against Raiders


It’s game day in Seattle and it’s the last preseason game for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Thursday, August 28th at 7 p.m., the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Oakland Raiders in Northern California.

The Seahawks have made two huge statements by outscoring their last two opponents by a combined score of 75-20. As the fourth game of the preseason approaches quickly,  it’s likely the starters won’t be seeing much turf as they prep for the real thing on Sept. 4, which is fine.

Instead, this week’s matchup against Seattle’s least challenging opponent, by far, will be about figuring out which guys will be staying on the roster and what 22 players will find themselves without a team.

So far, LB Heath Farwell, G C.J. Davis, and CB A.J. Jefferson were each placed on injured reserve while DT Michael Brooks, LB Horace Miller and WR David Gilreath were each waived/injured.

DB Eric Pinkins was placed on reserve/non-football injury list. OT Wade Smith, CB Terrell Thomas, OT Cory Brandon, S Mike Dobson, DE Jackson Jeffcoat, WR Kevin Smith and CB Thomas Wolfe were all cut.

The Raiders offense’s second unit has actually performed pretty well this season and should still offer the Seahawks’ reserves playing time.

Offensively, quarterback Terrelle Pryor will have the opportunity to play against his former team.

Pryor will need to play well if he would like to remain on the team’s final 53-man roster. That is already going to be difficult because the Seahawks have carried two quarterbacks on its roster the last two seasons. But Pryor’s preseason so far, has been a bit up and down and remains intriguing due to his athleticism.

“The two-quarterback thing really helps you because you get another football player on the team,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “But sometimes you just can’t afford to do it because the guys (at quarterback) are too good.”

This is the last preseason game for the Seattle Seahawks. Let’s get a win.