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The Seattle Seahawks seem likely to be relying on a pair of rookie tackles on their offensive line. Left tackle Charles Cross was Seattle's first-round pick. Right tackle Abe Lucas was drafted in the third round. They've both impressed during the offseason program and training camp and Seattle seems to be inching closer to having the pair be the starting tackles when the season begins. Both are likely to get time as starters this week as the Seahawks host Chicago on Thursday in their second preseason game.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the team’s preseason game against Chicago. The Seahawks issued a statement regarding Lock’s positive test about two hours following the end of a practice in which Lock was a full participant and led the No. 1 offense. Seattle coach Pete Carroll announced after practice that Lock would start Thursday’s game against the Bears after he served as the backup to Geno Smith in last weekend’s preseason game in Pittsburgh. Lock was acquired from Denver as part of the trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Broncos and has been competing with Smith for the starting job with the Seahawks.

Matthew Stafford showed no throwing limitations while fully participating in a scrimmage with the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday. Stafford's smooth play further underlined the Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s declaration that his injured elbow will be fine. Stafford made all sorts of throws during the lengthy scrimmage at the Rams’ training complex. Coach Sean McVay was pleased by the latest step in the veteran quarterback’s increased workload. The 34-year-old Stafford played through elbow pain last season while leading the Rams to the title in his first season with the team. He had an unspecified elbow injection in the offseason.

First-year Las Vegas Raiders coach Josh McDaniels has been searching this preseason for a dependable offensive line to protect Derek Carr once the start starts. The Raiders have used 14 offensive linemen in 13 rotations across 20 possessions in their first two preseason games in a process McDaniels described as normal for this time of year. The results so far haven't been great with the Raiders allowing nine sacks in the first two preseason games as the issues in protection that were a problem in 2021 haven't been solved as of yet.

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