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Drew Lock tests positive for COVID-19, Seahawks-Bears preseason out

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The Seattle Seahawks announced that quarterback Drew Locke has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss his team’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Thursday. Under the joint NFL and NFLPA COVID-19 protocol, Lock must quarantine for at least five days.

The 25-year-old Seahawks will host the Chicago Bears in a preseason game Thursday at 8 p.m. ET , they will start at the quarterback position. He and Jayno Smith are currently vying for the Seahawks’ starting signalman job.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll gave an update to reporters on the current state of the game on Tuesday, And pointed out that Smith is still leading the fight in QB1, but has always been the plan to have Rock start the Bears game (h/t ESPN’s Brady Henderson). Brady Henderson @bray Dee Henderson

Pete Carroll says “Geno is still number one”, but Drew Lock will Started Thursday’s second preseason game against Chicago. According to Carroll, that has always been the plan.

No lock for now, the Seahawks currently only have two quarterbacks Smith and Jacob Eason on the roster.

After 10-year signal trade from Seattle, Rock and Smith are working to secure Seahawks’ starting QB role – call Denver Russell Wilson of the Broncos.

Smith starts the Seahawks’ first preseason game with a 32-25 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Team. The former West Virginia star was 10-of-15 from the field for 101 yards. Lock went 11-of-15 for 102 yards passing and two touchdowns. Before Steelers game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reiterated reporters that Smith was playing in QB1 leading in. Dugar, Michael Sean @MikeDugar

Geno Smith still leads the QB game to start Saturday, Pete Carroll said

After the Steelers game, Carroll praised Smith and Lock. “Both quarterbacks are Very efficient,” Carroll said, according to’s Ryan Decker. “Gino could have gone 10 for 10. He conceded twice and Noah (Fant) had to stay in bounds on the ball on the sideline and he hit it all. We moved the ball with Drew Good too. ” Week 2 of the preseason featured Rock in practice with the starters Players watch together, as Greg Bell of

Tacoma News Tribune .

Greg Bell @gbellseattle

Drew Lock QB1 at Seahawks training camp today

However, plans will now change with the rest of the week in lockdown.

The former Broncos did have another preseason game before the regular season to show off his competitive talent, Because the Seahawks will visit the Dallas Cowboys on Friday, Aug. 8. 26, ends the roster.

Rock, 25, spent his first three years in Denver and traded as Wilson. The former Missouri State star and second-round pick finished with 25 touchdowns (20 interceptions) and 6.7 yards per pass attempt in 21 games (24 starts) during his Broncos career The rate was 59.3%.

Seattle’s regular season kicks off Monday, September 12 against Wilson and the Broncos.



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