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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Fresh start for Brandon Jones in Seattle

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Say this about the Seattle Seahawks at wide receiver: The team remains far from settled on which five or six players will earn spots on the 53-man roster.

Brandon Jones, released by the San Francisco 49ers after an injury-plagued run with the team, becomes the latest member of a group featuring highly paid holdovers (T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch), promising upstarts (Golden Tate, Deon Butler) and a major-league reclamation project (Mike Williams). Oh, and don't forget about Ben Obomanu, who offers something on special teams.

Where does Jones fit into this group? Check back in a couple weeks. He has a shot to crack into this unsettled rotation.

The chart shows how many NFL games the Seahawks' receivers have started over the past three seasons. It also shows how many receptions they had last season. It might be tough to justify releasing an established player from this group. The team has mostly unproven prospects. The Seahawks' interest in Vincent Jackson isn't going to wane based on anything in the chart, in other words.