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5 Seattle Seahawks Players To Watch In Week 3 Preseason Game

Seattle Seahawks Preseason 2014: 5 Players To Watch In Week 3

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On Friday, the Seattle Seahawks square off against the Chicago Bears at CenturyLink Field in preseason Week 3. This is the game that will be as close to a regular season game as it gets in the preseason, as many of the starters will play at least one half -- some may play into the third quarter. Both teams should be fired up, but with Seattle at home they should have the edge. Here are five Seahawks to watch for during the game.

5. Cassius Marsh

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5. Cassius Marsh

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Rookie defensive end Cassius Marsh has been one of the stars throughout the Seahawks' training camp. He recorded the only Seattle sack in the first preseason game against the Denver Broncos. Last week, Marsh sprained his knee during practice but still managed to play some snaps in the game. He has a great opportunity to be the primary backup behind Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, and he should thrive in Seattle's home stadium.

4. Christine Michael

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4. Christine Michael

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In a battle for playing time behind Marshawn Lynch, Robert Turbin has fought off Christine Michael so far through the preseason. This has largely been due to Michael's poor ball security at times. There's no doubt that he has tremendous upside, but the coaches need to trust him to hold on to the ball before putting him on the field regularly. Michael will look to rebound after having two fumbles in the first two preseason games.

3. Paul Richardson

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3. Paul Richardson

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After leading the team in receiving two weeks ago, Paul Richardson went largely unnoticed in Seattle's last game against the San Diego Chargers. This kind of inconsistency is expected from a rookie wideout, but Richardson's speed and deep-threat ability is something that the Seahawks want to take advantage of. One of the stars of the offseason, the rookie should get a few more touches this week and will look to impress the coaching staff.

2. Terrelle Pryor

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2. Terrelle Pryor

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Seattle has a backup quarterback competition going on between Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor. While Jackson will likely win the job, Pryor is a very intriguing prospect. He showed what he can bring to an offense when he scampered 44 yards for a score in last week's game. Pryor's versatility and ability to escape the pocket is fun to watch, but is it enough to back up Russell Wilson?

1. Tharold Simon

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1. Tharold Simon

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Cornerback Tharold Simon has been one of the headlines of training camp, and he showed a glimpse of it during last week's game. With the Seahawks defending their goal line, Simon intercepted a pass in the end zone and raced 105 yards the other way for a touchdown. Unfortunately, the play was nullified because of a controversial illegal-contact penalty against Simon. He will look to do it again without the penalty this week.

Connor Frederickson is a Seattle Seahawks Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @cfredrun or add him to your network on Google