Seahawks thump Chargers 27-0 with most starters sitting
SEATTLE (AP) — Marquise Blair returned a fumble 17 yards for a touchdown, Alex Collins made a strong bid to be included in Seattle’s running back rotation, and the Seahawks closed out the preseason Saturday night with a 27-0 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. Both teams played primarily their backups, but it was Seattle’s groups of reserves that made the stronger statement after getting blown out in its first two preseason games. Blair snatchedBoth teams played primarily their backups, but it was Seattle’s groups of reserves that made the stronger statement after getting blown out in its first two preseason games.
Mark Vital, who helped lead the Baylor Bears to the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament championship this past spring, will be playing a different sport this fall.
On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks signed the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Vital to their practice squad and will have him play tight end. He has not played football since middle school.
“I’ve worked out for a couple of teams and they liked the way I looked," Vital recently told KPLCTV.com. "They said I had great hands and I was fast and big. I can do a lot of things that can help teams. It’s a learning experience because it’s something different.”
Seahawks Quandre Diggs expects to return to practice soon
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle safety Quandre Diggs said Tuesday he’s not making a statement by choosing to be a spectator during Seahawks’ practice for the past week. But he made clear that he intends to be back on the practice field well ahead of Seattle's season opener at Indianapolis on Sept. 12. “I had to make the best decision for me. Like I said, I wouldn’t say it was a statement. I mean I’m grateful to be here. I tell you guys all the time I’m grateful to be here, I’m blessed to be a Seahawk,” Diggs said. “I wouldn’t say it was a reset, but it was some things that I needed to patch up on my end, to get figured out.
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Vital started all 30 games this past season for Baylor, averaging 5.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game as the Bears finished 28-2 and defeated Gonzaga in the NCAA title game. He also played three games in the NBA Summer League for the Portland Trail Blazers.
New England Patriots cheerleaders perform during an NFL preseason football game between the New England Patriots and the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 in Foxborough, Mass.
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