Russell Wilson, Seahawks starters to play against Minnesota

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After being held out of the team’s first preseason game for the first time in his career with the Seahawks, Russell Wilson is expected to play Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

The appearance from Wilson and the starters may still be brief.

“We’ll get them some reps,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday. “Depends on a lot of things, how the first series goes, second series. We don’t know yet, we haven’t talked about that yet. Get them out there, play a very familiar opponent, a good opponent. We played them late in the year in the last year, so they’re always a great challenge and all that. Get those guys in and I guess it’s going to be nice to hit somebody else for this group.”

Wilson was one of more than 10 starters that didn’t play against the Denver Broncos last Thursday. Tyler Lockett, Chris Carson, Jaron Brown, Duane Brown, D.J. Fluker, Bradley McDougald, K.J. Wright and Jarran Reed were among healthy starters that didn’t play in the preseason opener.

Wilson probably won’t play much more than a series against Minnesota. He played just 13 snaps in his first outing against the Los Angeles Chargers two years ago and just seven snaps against Indianapolis last year. While that was the first week of the preseason, Seattle still will likely turn the game over to Paxton Lynch, Geno Smith (if healthy) and newly signed reserve J.T. Barrett sooner than later.

8 responses to “Russell Wilson, Seahawks starters to play against Minnesota

  1. Pete the Cheat used to play his starters a lot in preseason to win meaningless games, but he has had a lot of bad luck with injuries lately to try to do that. It is just not worth it to risk injuries. Or perhaps teams around the league are only playing their starters 2 games, trying to prove that they only need 3 preseason games, pathing the way for a 17 game regular season schedult. LOL

  2. Personally would rather this be the week 3 preseason game, we get the Cardinals next weekend for the only preseason game that matters. whoopee. Seattle is a playoff team. The Cardinals… yea.

  3. While I respect Russel Wilson’s abilities, I just don’t like the guy. If I pay attention to a Seahawk on Sunday, I guess I’ll just watch Bobby Wagner.

  4. “Mike Zimmer touched upon roster decisions: “I don’t know that we’re real deep in the secondary. So that might lend itself (to an extra LB).”

    ++++

    But I thought the Vikings were so deep at cornerback they were going to trade one? Either Zimmer is lying (possible) or these Viking fanboys are clueless. Probable.

  5. Zimmer doesn’t know how well Hughes will return to play yet. So that is where the question of depth stems from. If he returns to form the Vikings are fine at corner.
    Catch up.

  6. purpleguy says:
    August 14, 2019 at 11:47 am
    While I respect Russel Wilson’s abilities, I just don’t like the guy. If I pay attention to a Seahawk on Sunday, I guess I’ll just watch Bobby Wagner.
    ==============================

    Imagine picking Russell Wilson of all people to dislike for literally no reason.

  7. Petey used to play a lot of starters in the preseason, trying to win those meaningless games. He has had too much bad luck with injuries lately to do that.

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