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Free agent guard Evan Mathis visits - then departs -- Seahawks HQ

Garry Gilliam played 75 percent of the Seahawks’ snaps on Friday in their second preseason game, at Kansas City, to learn his new position. The right tackle is likely to play a lot Saturday at San Diego, too.
Garry Gilliam played 75 percent of the Seahawks’ snaps on Friday in their second preseason game, at Kansas City, to learn his new position. The right tackle is likely to play a lot Saturday at San Diego, too. AP

The weekend has ended with free agent guard Evan Mathis having arrived, and gone, from Seahawks headquarters for what coach Pete Carroll described Friday as “a physical.” The two-time Pro Bowl selection is still mulling his contract options. Miami and the New York Jets are among those also believed to be keenly interested in the former Philadelphia Eagle.

Until he decides, let what the world does best these online days – rampant speculation and innuendo – begin.

I mean, people are even parsing Reddit feeds.

Back in the real world, the Seahawks return to practice Monday morning in Renton before Saturday’s third exhibition, at San Diego.

A look at the snap counts from Friday’s game at Kansas City shows exactly how much Garry Gilliam played at right tackle, a team-high 44 snaps deep into the second half as line coach Tom Cable gives him a crash course on his new position.

Again, the NFL’s official data base, the source of these snap counts, still has B.J. Daniels as a quarterback; he played all his snaps as a wide receiver for the second consecutive week.

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