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Friday, August 29, 2008
The day ahead

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The day is only beginning. I'm off to participate in an ESPN Insiders segment before hunkering down to process and analyze roster moves as they trickle out this afternoon.

I'll also be at Qwest Field tonight for the Raiders-Seahawks exhibition finale. We'll see what kind of impression Justin Forsett leaves as the seventh-round rookie running back tries to earn a roster spot with Seattle.

The Seahawks face difficult issues as they prepare to trim their roster to the 53-man limit Saturday. They will probably enter the season light at linebacker, which means they'll need to find similar types of players to fill the void on special teams. Rookie fullback Owen Schmitt is one such player. Keeping him swells the numbers at running back, where T.J. Duckett has $4 million in guarantees and Forsett has looked at times like a capable change-of-pace back and return specialist.