Andy Dalton‘s contract extension with the Bengals shook up the day across the NFL landscape, but one player who could benefit most from those numbers is Russell Wilson, writes Sarah Kirkpatrick of SeattlePi.com.
Kirkpatrick notes that Wilson’s raw numbers are comparable to Dalton’s, and his success in the playoffs where Dalton has consistently failed make him a candidate to surpass that deal considerably. Wilson will likely begin extension talks next offseason.
Here are some other notes from around Seahawks camp:
- Offensive tackle Alvin Bailey has been filling in at left tackle admirably in Russell Okung‘s absence, writes Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times. He expects Bailey to join the right tackle competition with Eric Winston and Justin Britt once Okung comes back healthy.
- In the same article, Bob Condotta notes that the team is giving B.J. Daniels a chance to compete for a roster spot. Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor are currently battling for the second quarterback position, but Daniels could beat out one or both of the players. It is unclear whether the team will carry two or three quarterbacks on the roster.
- Pete Carroll wasn’t happy that right tackle Michael Bowie was claimed off waivers, but defended the decision to waive him after he reported to camp 20 pounds overweight, writes T.J. Cotterill of the News Tribune in a Q&A with the head coach.
- Cotterill also posted a Q&A with star corner Richard Sherman, who spoke about how difficult it would be for teams to replicate their defense.