Jason LaCanfora CBS Sports reports that according to several league sources, the Seattle Seahawks intend to shop around Tarvaris Jackson looking for trades next week.
LaCanfora: Seattle isn’t exposing Tarvaris Jackson to preseason injury and many league sources expect him to be available to trade next week after the second preseason game. He will not play this week and didn’t play last week either, which allows him to be showcased for trade and also is insurance for Seattle in case Matt Flynn or Russell Wilson gets hurt.”
This report perhaps explains the way Pete Carroll is handling the quarterback competition, with Jackson not getting any reps in games. Jackson remains a good insurance policy for the team should Flynn or Wilson suffer an injury in Saturday’s game, and you can’t move Jackson if he’s damaged goods.
Still, not allowing Jackson to compete in games for the starting quarterback job – a player who finished 7-7 for you last year and played hurt – in my opinion is not a great way to handle the situation.
Here’s my story wrapping up Carroll’s comments on Matt Flynn getting his second straight start.
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby of ESPN 710 Seattle talk with Matt Flynn in this audio link. Flynn appears genuinely surprised when they tell him that Carroll announced that he will start on Saturday.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that cornerback Phillip Adams was one of the stars of practice on Tuesday.
Ian Furness and Jason Puckett of KJR-AM talk with Russell Wilson in this audio link.
Alan Grant of the National Football Post writes about the Marshawn Lynch no one knows – soft spoken and reluctant to speak about his exploits on the field to the media.
Elliott Harrison of NFL.com ranks Seattle No. 17 in his latest power rankings.