Austin Davis powering his way into Seahawks’ backup QB spot, and more Seahawks notes

Clearing out the notebook following the end of Seahawks’ mini-camp Thursday.

Here are three more notes from Thursday’s Seahawks minicamp:

An injury that could shake up the receiver competition.

Second-year receivere Tanner McEvoy, who was maybe the biggest surprise out of training camp last season to make the Seahawks’ 53-man roster, has been sidelined the past few weeks with what coach Pete Carroll revealed on Thursday is a toe injury that recently required surgery.

“He had to have a little bone removed in his big toe and it’s all healed and ready to go for now to get on course to get in shape again,” Carroll said. “So he had a big setback. It was a big setback for him. It bothered him some last year and it was just too aggravated and he had to get worked on.”

Appearing to take the most advantage of the absence of McEvoy is third-year WR Kasen Williams.

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On Thursday, with both Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett out or limited, Williams worked with the first offense in three-receiver sets alongside Doug Baldwin and Paul Richardson.

And that made it worth remembering that Williams was considered one of the stars of the offseason a year ago at this time before suffering a hamstring injury in training camp that helped open the door for McEvoy.

But now healthy, it’s Williams who seems in a good spot to get one of the final spots on the roster, though there will obviously be a ton of competition in camp as younger WRs such as Kenny Lawler and the four rookies from this year get more comfortable.

“Really solid,” Carroll said of Williams on Thursday. “Had a great offseason. Is really focused in. Battled. Like the DBs not being able to make their plays, receivers have been able to make their plays with nobody batting the ball away. One of the best things he does is competing at the football so his strengths will show up more so when we get back into…

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