Doug Baldwin remains the firm, savvy No. 1. Tyler Lockett needs to find his explosiveness to have a shot at regaining No. 2. Brandon Marshall, Seattle’s late free-agent signee, isn’t much of a threat coming off toe and ankle injuries at age 34.
Should he make the team, Marshall’s size and hands will be situational help in replacing the red-zone void left by Graham. Because of what Baldwin can do in the slot, the Seahawks can pair Lockett outside with the speedy former Cardinal Jaron Brown, who’s better equipped to give them the big-play element than Richardson was.
The Seahawks want to be more balanced to take pressure off Wilson, who has proved he can get the job done with lesser receivers. Drafting Penny helps the QB more than losing Richardson hurts him.
With Graham and Willson gone, Nick Vannett is the best remaining option. Ed Dickson was signed from the Panthers, and Will Dissly was drafted. Although Dickson has proved he can do well catching passes in a pinch, he and Dislsly will be blockers for the most part.
The Twins held another Prince Night, a heavily themed celebration of the Minneapolis-born-and-raised musician whose 60th birthday would have been on Thursday. The first 10,000 fans through the gates got inflatable plastic purple guitars. Eddie Rosario was spotted strumming one in the dugout as Grossman sent his drive to deep right field, and he leaped to his feet with the souvenir in hand as the ball cleared the wall.
Eaton will start in right field and bat leadoff Saturday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said last month that Eaton also could play some center field upon his return.
Bryce Harper will start in center field Saturday for Washington.
Eaton had surgery May 10 to repair a chondral flap in his left ankle that was causing pain and has been on the 60-day DL. He has played in just eight games this season, hitting two home runs with five RBIs.
Schatz: Dallas Cowboys. I wish I could be creative and suggest a team other than Dallas, but you end up with teams in the division (San Francisco, a trade that will never happen) or teams with cap space that have a clear hole at strong safety but not free safety (Indianapolis). The Houston Texans might make an interesting landing spot, though, especially with the recent announcement about Andre Hal’s health.
Is Thomas a Hall of Famer right now?