Seahawks Preseason: The 4 biggest position battles to watch vs. Chargers

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The Seattle Seahawks have one more preseason contest to go before the real games begin in about two weeks.

There are several position battles that have still yet to be settled, though. Here are four key ones we’ll be watching on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

WR3

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Since David Moore left in free agency to sign with the Panthers, the Seahawks need a new WR3 to step up behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Ideally, the team's first draft pick Dee Eskridge will develop into that role. Freddie Swain, Cody Thompson and Penny Hart may have something to say about that, though. Eskridge has not yet played this preseason but is expected to make his debut against the Chargers.

Center

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Ethan Pocic served as Seattle's starting center last season after Justin Britt's exit. He has been out due to injury lately, though - creating an opportunity for Kyle Fuller. Fuller has played well enough to make things interesting. Coach Pete Carroll has said that he has a legitimate chance to take Pocic's spot. If Fuller continues thriving against LA, it may seal the deal.

RB2

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Since Chris Carson signed a two-year extension, he's locked in as the Seahawks' No. 1 back. It's unclear who will back him up, though. Rashaad Penny has struggled this preseason, leading to some speculation that he might be traded. Travis Homer has been on the PUP list, leaving room for DeeJay Dallas to step up and thrive. Homer has been activated and is expected to play on Saturday night, though.

Cornerback

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The most unsettled position group by far on this roster is cornerback, where it's anybody's guess who will be starting Week 1 against the Colts. Ahkello Witherspoon and D.J. Reed may be the frontrunners right now, but Tre Flowers, Tre Brown and the newly-acquired John Reid could all see significant playing time. This last preseason game will be critical in determining who wins the outside jobs. [vertical-gallery id=74557]

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