Didn't Wash LB J Trotter make it clear he wants to play for SEA / DC Ray Rhodes. There's a possible MLB....Jeremiah Trotter Wants To Play For SeattleHuff has been on my radar the past two seasons, but has been a let down in both seasons - because the Seahawks either bought in someone else to do the job or he was injured. Seems to me that the Seahawks dont have a lot of faith in him to do the job and I believe they will use him as the backup to either Bates or a post June cuts signee.Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming once Huff recovers from shoulder surgery he'll be the starter at MLB not Bates. I don't know much about this situation though, I'm just assuming that Huff will be the starter from ourlads listing him there. The question that I want answered before jumping on Bates, is how long will Huff be out while recovering from his injury.May 4, 2004, 19:49
Seahawks - LB Bates Takes Shot Plugging Middle
Clare Farnsworth, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
During the team's minicamp that concluded Sunday and the passing camp that continues through tomorrow, Solomon Bates is the middle linebacker -- in part because former starter Randall Godfrey left in free agency, Orlando Huff remains sidelined following shoulder surgery, and the club hasn't found a veteran free agent worth signing.
As an IDP guy who thinks that the SEA MLB position could be a goldmine, especially if filled by a rookie or young unknown guy (my favorite--S. Bates becuase i'd be able to nab him from my league's WW). We'll see. However, they'll probably give heavy consideration to a FA MLB after the June 1st cuts.
League officials have told Pro Football Central that soon-to-be free agent LB Jeremiah Trotter (Redskins) wants to play for the Seattle Seahawks. Trotter, who was drafted in 1998 by former Eagles coach and now Seattle defensive Coordinator Ray Rhodes, has made it perfectly clear that he wants to play for Rhodes again. The Seahawks, who have revamped their defense this offseason, still see the middle linebacker spot as a need. Current starter Orlando Huff only had 1 sack and twenty tackles for the team last year.