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Seattle Seahawks 2023 Training Camp Primer

Everything you need to know to be ready for Seahawks training camp before it kicks off Wednesday.

Training Camp

Seahawks training camp gets underway on Wednesday, kicking off the 14th season under the leadership of Pete Carroll and John Schneider. As the Seahawks get ready to start the 2023 season, here's everything you need to know about this year's training camp:

Storylines To Watch

From nearly the moment the 2022 season came to an end with a Wild Card loss to the 49ers, the Seahawks have been looking ahead to a 2023 season in which they expect to improve upon last year's 9-8 campaign.

As Carroll put it two days after that season-ending playoff loss, "Our guys just feel like we're getting started… There's a momentum about it, and hopefully we'll be able to cash it in."

Just one of the many reasons for optimism was the play of quarterback Geno Smith, who in his first season as a starter since 2014 led the NFL in completion percentage, made the Pro Bowl and was named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. Despite that success and the new contract that came with it, Smith said he’s heading into this season with the same attitude he had a year ago when he was trying to win the starting job. And how ever he's approaching his second year as Seattle's starter, it's working, as Smith made a great impression on coaches during offseason workouts.

On the other side of the ball, a defense that struggled with inconsistent play last year, particularly when it came to run defense and giving up big plays, is looking to take a big leap forward in 2023, and defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt fully expects those improvements to happen.

Just one reason for that optimism is the additions the Seahawks made in free agency, including landing defensive end Dre’Mont Jones and bringing back franchise icon Bobby Wagner. The addition of safety Julian Love, "a remarkable player" as Carroll put it, gives the Seahawks another starter should Adams miss any time, and when all three safeties are healthy, Carroll said he fully expects Love, Adams and Quandre Diggs to play together quite a bit this season.

After getting great returns on their 2022 rookie class, a group that included starting tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas, Pro Bowl cornerback Riq Woolen and Offensive Rookie of the Year runner up Kenneth Walker III, the Seahawks are again expecting big contributions out of this year's rookie class. In particular, all eyes in camp will be on first-round picks Devon Witherspoon, who is part of a deep competition at cornerback, and receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who won over teammates and coaches with his play and smarts during offseason workouts.

The start of camp, of course, also comes with some injury question marks, in this case with the biggest question being the status of linebacker Jordyn Brooks and safety Jamal Adams, both of whom are coming off of season-ending injuries in 2022.

For more on every position group heading into camp, be sure to check out our training camp preview series of 10 storylines to watch in this year's camp:

How to Follow Seahawks Training Camp

The best way to experience training camp, of course, is to be there in person, and tickets are still available for several of the practices open to fans (register to attend training camp here). Fans can also attend the team's annual mock game as part of the 2023 Seahawks Football Fest at Lumen Field on Friday, August 4 (purchase tickets here).

Fans can also tune into Training Camp Live on, the Seahawks Mobile App and the Seahawks YouTube Channel to see live look-ins at practice and hear analysis from Seahawks Legends Paul Moyer, Ray Roberts, Bryan Walters, Robert Turbin, Michael Bumpus, Seahawks sideline reporter Jen Mueller, and on the days nobody else is available and the producers get desperate, from yours truly. Training Camp Live will broadcast at 1:30 p.m. during the start of practices on July 26, July 28, July 30, August 1 and August 3.

Seahawks players show off the brand new 90s throwback uniforms that will be worn when the Seahawks take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, October 29 at Lumen Field.

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