With K.J. Wright unlikely to play in next week’s opener in Denver Chris Jones Jersey , rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin appears set to start for the Seahawks in Wright’s place at strong-side linebacker against the Broncos.|
The one-handed college standout from Central Florida led Seattle in tackles for the second time in the preseason, recording seven tackles against the Raiders. He led the team in tackles for the preseason as well with 24 in four games played.
“I’m more than excited to get everything started,” Griffin said after the game. “I got guys like K.J. and Bobby (Wagner) that always keep me in tune and make sure I stay in my playbook. … Having those guys as a mentor has definitely helped me out and prepared me for the games coming up.”
Wright had surgery on his knee this past week to address an issue that surfaced after last week’s game against Minnesota. It’s not expected to be a long-term absence but it has made his availability for the season opener questionable at best. Griffin has been Wright’s backup throughout the offseason and will get the call should Wright be unavailable.
“(We’re) confident Mitchell Trubisky Jersey ,” linebacker Bobby Wagner said of Griffin if he’s called upon against the Broncos. “Confident. He’ll be alright. Hope for K.J., but we’ll be confident.”
The NFL will hold a career development symposium next week in Orlando, Florida.The symposium will be Thursday-Saturday Charles Leno Jersey , right before the league's annual meeting. Aspiring head coach, coordinator and general manager candidates will learn about football administration, operations Tarell Basham Jersey , coaching and scouting through presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities with club and league executives.
Among the speakers are coach Doug Pederson of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles Russell Shepard Jersey , Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn and Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott.
Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill and Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay are also among the 64 coaches and front-office executives from across the league that will take part.
The symposium was held from 1998-2008 and returned in 2013. Last year's event focused on engaging aspiring female executives.
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