Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that quarterback Matt Flynn earned his second start of the exhibition season at Denver on Saturday. Carroll confirmed that he will stay with the same quarterback rotation he used in the preseason opener, with Flynn working the first half with the starters, and rookie Russell Wilson sticking with the reserves in the second half.
According to the CBS Sports report, Seattle doesn't want to risk Jackson getting injured in preseason play.
Potential landing spots for Jackson include Arizona, where Kevin Kolb and John Skelton failed to seize control of the starting job; Miami, where starter David Garrard went down with a knee injury and is expected to miss most of the preseason; and Philadelphia, where the Eagles could use an experienced backup behind the oft-injured Michael Vick, with backup Mike Kafka fracturing his non-throwing hand.
Rice takes off red jersey
For the first time in two weeks, wide receiver Sidney Rice did not wear a red jersey and fully participated in contact drills during team period.
Rice wore a regular jersey for the second day of training camp, but was back in the red jersey -- a sign that a player is not to participate in contact drills -- the next day.
Rice had been limited in training camp as he recovers from surgery on both shoulders this offseason.
However, although he fully participated on Tuesday, Carroll said that Rice will not play against Denver on Saturday.
"No, this is his first week back getting banged around," Carroll said. "So we'll give him some time and see how it goes."
Moffitt has surgery
Carroll said offensive guard John Moffitt had surgery to remove loose bodies in his left elbow on Tuesday, and the team still anticipates a two to three-week recovery time for the University of Wisconsin product to get back on the field -- in time for the season opener at Arizona.
Along with starting at right guard, Moffitt also serves as the team's backup center. And with Lemuel Jeanpierre suffering a groin pull during practice, the Seahawks had to move undrafted rookie free agent Rishaw Johnson to center with the second unit.
Tight end Zach Miller did not practice on Tuesday after suffering his fourth concussion in over two years against Tennessee last week. Carroll said Miller has been diagnosed with a slight concussion, and the team still has to go through its regular concussion procedures in order to clear him. ... Rookie defensive end Cordarro Law suffered a second-degree, high-ankle sprain and will be out for an extended period of time. ... Others who returned to practice on Tuesday include linebacker Barrett Ruud (knee), receiver Doug Baldwin (hamstring), receiver Ricardo Lockette (hamstring), linebacker Allen Bradford (hip) and defensive tackle Alan Branch (ankle). ... Fullback Michael Robinson, safety Jeron Johnson and defensive end Pierre Allen all missed practice with unspecified injuries, but are expected back by the end of the week. Others who did not practice on Tuesday include linebacker Matt McCoy (knee), cornerback Ron Parker (unknown) and linebacker Malcolm Smith (unknown). ... Cornerback Walter Thurmond (leg) and offensive lineman James Carpenter (knee) remain on the PUP list.
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