Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 8, 2011 – Remember the NFL Lockout? Yeah, that’s over. Guess what? We get real live NFL football this week. The Seahawks kick off the NFL Preseason with a matchup against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday at Qualcomm Stadium (August 11, 5 PM). Though most casual fans scoff at the idea of the preseason in general and may not get too excited to watch mostly second- and third-string players duke it out in sloppy, ugly, disorganized football, I …AM….STOKED.

SAN DIEGO —- Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and Vincent Jackson were sitting in the locker room on Thursday, analyzing the first practice in which veteran free agents could participate.

Training camps have just begun in the NFL, and there are still free agents out there looking to find their new team. If they want to be part of the Super Bowl winning team, they will need to pack their bags and head west.

SAN DIEGO — Chargers receiver Vincent Brown missed yet another practice on Sunday afternoon, raising concern that he’s falling behind.