The Seattle Seahawks open training camp July 31 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Washington. The Seahawks hope to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time since 2014 and have hired offensive coordinator Shane Waldron from the Los Angeles Rams in an attempt to do that. The Seahawks have made the playoffs in nine of Pete Carroll's 11 seasons as head coach and eight of nine years since drafting quarterback Russell Wilson.
Here's a 53-man roster projection:
QUARTERBACK (2): Russell Wilson, Geno Smith
The system that Waldron is implementing looks like it will be Wilson-friendly in at least two ways: with its increased usage of tempo (something the QB has long endorsed) and a greater emphasis on short-to-intermediate throws (which should reduce the number of hits he takes, at least in theory). The Seahawks and Wilson are in a much better place since their early offseason drama, but it's too soon to say that it's resolved for good.