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Thursday Round-Up: What to know ahead of tonight's preseason finale against the Oakland Raiders
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, August 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks as they ready for tonight's exhibition finale against the Raiders in Oakland:
Where To Watch, Listen & Follow
Locally, you can catch the Seahawks close preseason play against the Raiders on Q13 FOX (channel 13 in Seattle) at 7 p.m. PT. Curt Menefee (play-by-play) and former University of Washington and Seahawks quarterback Brock Huard (commentary) have the call from O.co Coliseum with pregame coverage beginning at 6 p.m. PT with Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine and former Seahawks fullback Mack Strong.
On radio, tune into 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, where you'll hear former Seahawks wide receiver Steve Raible (play-by-play), Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon (commentary), and Jen Mueller (sidelines) in your ear.
If you're located out of area, NFL Network will carry tonight's game between the Seahawks and Raiders live as soon as this evening's game between the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns concludes.
- Wide receiver Bryan Walters, who missed last week's preseason game against the Bears with sore ribs, will be available tonight and could see reps at kick and punt returner.
- Jeremy Lane has a mild groin strain and will not see action tonight in Oakland, but head coach Pete Carroll believes the Seahawks cornerback will be all right next week.
- Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel did not participate in the week of practice while resting a sore knee.
- Defensive tackle Jimmy Staten (hamstring) returned to practice this week, but did not make the trip to Oakland. Carroll said the rookie still needs more time before seeing game action.
- Carroll said tight end Cooper Helfet is "recovering quickly" from the shoulder and knee injuries he suffered last week against the Bears, but his status is "day-to-day"
- And with veteran Matt Schaub nursing a sore elbow, the Raiders will start rookie Derek Carr at quarterback tonight against the Seahawks.
One Final Opportunity
Tonight's game in Oakland provides one final opportunity for many players to prove their worth before the Seahawks are forced to cut their 75-player squad to 53 players by 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, Aug. 30.
One of those areas where more information is needed is at the competition for backup quarterback behind incumbent starter Russell Wilson. On Monday, Carroll said this would be a "big week" for fourth-year pro Terrelle Pryor, who is expected to be in line for increased reps against his former team.
"I hope the cool things we’ve seen on the practice field will show up on the game field," Carroll said of his aspirations for Pryor. "He had a nice first game then the opportunities just didn’t work out quite as well for chances to do things. So hopefully this game it will be different."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @WSUCougars, who snapped this beautiful photo of CenturyLink Field ahead of tonight's regular-season opener against Rutgers in Seattle. Go Cougs.
No Other Night Is Monday Night
ESPN's Monday Night Football has collaborated with NFL Films on a new campaign centered around the slogan "No Other Night is Monday Night" to run throughout the 2014 NFL season.
One of the ads from this year's project features the Seahawks running out the tunnel at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, and that video is embedded for you above.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth notes cornerback Phillip Adams is one of the players looking to leave his mark on tonight's game.
Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune says Terrelle Pryor will be ready for tonight's matchup with the Raiders.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com says the competition at wide receiver is one to watch tonight, with Phil Bates, Ricardo Lockette, Chris Matthews, and Bryan Walters on the bubble. Blount also has an extensive in-depth preview of the Seahawks' 2014 season.
And in a special to SUCCESS magazine, I detail fullback Derrick Coleman's road to becoming the NFL's first deaf offensive player.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto