Seahawks to start QB Smith, then address injury

Geno Smith will start in place of Russell Wilson for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday before dealing with an injury issue, head coach Pete Carroll said.

Carroll did not disclose the nature of the injury.

The Seahawks open the preseason against the Denver Broncos and plan to hold Wilson out of the game entirely.

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Smith has "an issue that we're dealing with," Carroll said. Smith, the former second-round pick of the New York Jets, will have it addressed after the game.

Carroll said Smith should be able to return to participate in the Aug. 18 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Smith will be relieved by former Broncos first-round pick Paxton Lynch.

--Field Level Media

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