Football is almost here.
The Seattle Seahawks open their training camp on Sunday at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, and for all the offseason drama the Seahawks remain one of the most settled teams in the NFL, with little in the ways of comings and goings. As a result, Seattle is once again among the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
But just because the Seahawks return the core of the team that’s had double-digit wins and reached at least the divisional round of the playoffs in each of the past five seasons doesn’t mean Seattle is without on-field questions going into training camp.
On offense there’s the continuing flux on the offensive line, questions about what kind of impact new running back Eddie Lacy can make, and the health of game-breaking receiver Tyler Lockett, among others.
On defense there’s the question about who starts at right cornerback opposite Richard Sherman, how well free safety Earl Thomas will recover from his season-ending broken leg, who starts at strong-side linebacker, etc.
And on special teams, the big question is how well kicker Blair Walsh — best known by Seahawks fans for a field goal he missed against Seattle — will replace the departed Steven Hauschka.
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