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Then what? To this point, the show of hands in the battle for the remaining two or three spots on the 53-man roster has depended on which day and which play you might be talking about.
“We’re so fired up that Percy has been with us the whole way and he’s been battling. He’s been showing us why he’s a special player. Doug and Jermaine have done a great job picking up where we left off. We seem like an experienced group, with a lot of playmaking there.”
Against the Broncos, seven wide receivers were targeted – and 16 players overall – with six catching passes: rookie
And that preseason-opening performance did little to sort out the situation at one of the most competitive positions in camp – a hands race that will reconvene Tuesday morning when the players return to the practice fields at Virginia Mason Athletic Center after having Monday off.
Here’s Carroll’s take on some of the other wide-outs who are in the hunt:
“Ricardo gives us a real flashy guy competing,” he said of the 6-foot-2, 211-pound Lockette, who’s also one of the fastest players on the team.
“Bryan Walters did well,” he said of the former quarterback from Kirkland’s Juanita High School who also is in the competition to replace the departed Golden Tate as the punt returner.
“To see Paul jump in and play like he did, we weren’t sure how much we were going to play him because he hadn’t practiced a whole lot,” Carroll said of Richardson, the team’s top draft choice this year. “As the game went on he looked like he could hang and stay in there, so we got him some balls and did a very, very good job.”
And that doesn’t include fourth-round draft choice
“I think it’s a very competitive group,” Carroll said. “There are guys that are battling all the way through the ranks. We love the position group right now.”