Date: 10/03/2013 04:59 AM
Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – After the final preseason game, Bruce Irvin didn’t want to remove his jersey and shoulder pads, knowing it would be sometime in October before he would be back in a Seahawks uniform. No wonder Irvin wore a huge smile Wednesday when he finally got back on the practice field after serving a four-game suspension for using a banned substance. Irvin, the Seahawks’ first-round pick in 2012, spent most of his four-week suspension in West Virginia where he went to college.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – The Seattle Seahawks have added a third quarterback to their roster by claiming B.J. Daniels off waivers from San Francisco. Seattle made the roster move yesterday. The Seahawks released rookie linebacker John Lotulelei to clear a spot on the 53-man roster for Daniels. The 49ers waived Daniels on Tuesday after they decided to sign John Skelton.
SEATTLE (AP) – Shaq Thompson was one of the most heralded recruits Washington has landed since Steve Sarkisian arrived in Seattle. He was to be the next generation of the hard-hitting defensive backs that have cycled through the program, but with a unique blend of size and athleticism. Then something happened on Thompson’s way to becoming the next Lawyer Milloy or Dashon Goldson roaming the back of the Huskies defense as a standout safety. Washington realized that Thompson fit best as a linebacker.
UNDATED (AP) – Taking a cue from Oregon’s success with the blur offense, a majority of the Pac-12 has moved to some type of hurry-up, no-huddle system. Washington and Utah installed up-tempo offenses this season, joining the other teams that had already jumped on the bandwagon. Holdouts still running largely pro-style offenses include Oregon State, Stanford and USC – and there’s no telling where the Trojans are headed now that Lane Kiffin is gone. The Huskies play Stanford on Saturday.
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