Doug Baldwin appears to injure his ankle to some degree. The offensive line may be set for Sunday’s preseason game. J.D. McKissic stands out yet again. These are Seahawks notes for Thursday.
First, Baldwin seems to have somehow in some way injured his ankle. For more on that, click here for happiness. The overall vibe from the Seahawks, though, is that Baldwin will be fine. Which is good because he is pretty great.
The Seahawks offensive line
To start practice today, Seattle went with offensive line one. This consisted of George Fant at left tackle, Luke Joeckel at left guard, Justin Britt at center, Mark Glowinski at right guard and Germain Ifedi at right tackle. This is what I predicted would be the starting unit in week one of the regular season. If I am wrong, though, all I will have to say is I meant week one of the preseason.
The second line was Rees Odhiambo at left tackle, Jordan Roos at left guard, Joey Hunt at center, Oday Aboushi at right guard and Ethan Pocic at right tackle. My feeling is that all those guys will make the active roster except Hunt. The issue with Hunt is he simply seems to be a center and nothing else. The Seahawks like flexibility.
McKissic is having a great camp. It is going to be tough for him to make the 53-man roster simply because it is hard to place him somewhere. But if he stays as receiver, he currently has the best shot to be the last receiver on the team. McKissic is really fast and can help in returns. Again, the Seahawks like flexibility on nearly every unit.
For the 90-man roster, the Seahawks signed former University of Oregon linebacker Christian French. French was with Seattle as a rookie free agent in 2016, but, of course, did not make the team. Seattle obviously sees something in him they like, though.
Seattle released Ronald Powell to make room for French.