Dave Boling of The News Tribune profiles receiver Charly Martin, who made the most of his opportunities during training camp and made the roster as one of the last receivers on the team.
A native of Walla Walla who competed at the NCAA Division II level (West Texas A&M), Martin signing first with San Diego and then played with Carolina most of the past two years, making one catch for 6 yards. He was waived by the Panthers last September and signed briefly to Jacksonville’s practice squad last December.
“He did the right thing and was always in the right place,” Seattle receivers coach Kippy Brown said. “Not only on offense, but on special teams, too. When he had the occasion to make a play, he made it. He stayed healthy, which was big, and he just never did anything to hurt himself. You could say he took advantage of his opportunities.”
Tom Cable has this to say about James Carpenter moving to guard: “The first thing we need to do is kind of get him back in the offense,” Cable said. “Get his brain back into doing it – the communication and understanding (of) what’s being asked of him. And then we’ll kind of solve that as we go.”
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that Kellen Winslow’s release still is a head scratcher.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes the J.R. Sweezy continues to work at right guard with the first unit in this practice report.
Derek Stephens of ScoutTheSeahawks.com writes that Seattle releasing Kellen Winslow Jr. in favor of Evan Moore wasn’t a shock based on Winslow’s “situational value” – a player who will only contribute in the passing game and will not play special teams.
KJR’s Mitch Levy and Hugh Millen discuss the Seahawks cutting Winslow in this audio link.
One person, Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc., picks Seattle to win the NFC West among ESPN’s panel of experts.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post offers ten things to look for with the opening of the regular season tomorrow. He wonders if Russell Wilson is ready for prime time.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports says you’ll see more no huddle and less blitzing in the league this year.
Brian Billick of Fox Sports places the Seahawks at No. 24 in his power rankings.