The Seattle Seahawks will open training camp July 29 at Eastern Washington University, according to a release on the team Web site.
Seattle will break camp following the morning practice Aug. 20. Practices are open to the public.
The team’s annual scrimmage will be staged at EWU’s Woodward Field on Aug. 6, where the 2001 scrimmage drew 7,000 fans. Seattle scrimmaged in Seattle in 2002 and 2003 and in Portland last season. The starting time for the scrimmage hasn’t been determined.
The Seahawks apparently will leave Cheney only once during training camp when they travel to New Orleans for their preseason opener Aug. 12. Practices will resume Aug. 14.
Seattle won the NFC West last season with a 9-7 record before falling at home to division rival St. Louis 27-20 in the opening round of the playoffs. Seattle hasn’t won a playoff game since December 1984.
The off-season brought considerable changes to Seattle’s front office, including the departures of president Bob Whitsitt and general manager Bob Ferguson.
The roster has been revamped with the release of Koren Robinson, Chad Brown and Anthony Simmons, the trade of backup quarterback Trent Dilfer to Cleveland and cornerback Ken Lucas signing with Carolina. Prominent additions include linebacker Jamie Sharper, defensive end Bryce Fisher, receivers Joe Jurevicius and Jerome Pathon and cornerback Andre Dyson.
This will be the Seahawks’ 19th training camp at EWU. The Seahawks trained in Cheney from 1976-85 before returning to their Kirkland, Wash., headquarters from 1986-96. Seattle brought training camp back to EWU in 1997.
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