Questions about Colin Kaepernick, fullbacks and roster cutdown dates in our latest mailbag.
Time for another set of Seahawks questions and answers. And as always, you can ask more at @bcondotta.
Q: @dhodgs asks: What are the chances (Colin) Kaepernick is a Seahawk by August 1st?
A: By Aug. 1? I’d say zero. That doesn’t mean I think there is zero chance Kaepernick ends up a Seahawk at some point down the road. But by Aug. 1, I’d say there’s no real chance since I don’t know what would happen between now and then to change anything from the decision the Seahawks made a few weeks ago to instead sign Austin Davis as a backup.
The Seahawks are off until beginning training camp the weekend of July 30 meaning there would be only a practice or two before Aug. 1.
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sounded happy enough with the progress of Davis after mini-camp, saying Austin did really well. Amazingly bright football player. He blew us away with how fast he could pick stuff up. He brings more playtime experience, just in the meeting room that we treasure. He’s been there, he’s played games and all that. Trevone (Boykin) hasn’t had that and can’t have that yet. It’s been a good mix so far. So we brought him in and we’ll make these evaluations as we get back but I think Austin showed very well for himself. He’s got his own style. He’s a different style player than Trevone or Russell of course, but I kind of like what he brought us.”
Boykin still has unresolved legal issues dating to an arrest in March for marijuana possession and public intoxication that also then triggered another arrest for violating probation. His first court date in connection with the March arrest has been initially set for July 14.
But the Seahawks have said they are confident Boykin will be available for the season. And any worries about a possible suspension for Boykin might be…