Here's what's making news with the Seahawks as they close the week.
Snap count change: Quarterback Matt Flynn took a few more snaps with the first team than Russell Wilson or Tarvaris Jackson did Thursday. Coach Pete Carroll had been splitting first-team snaps pretty evenly through the team's first four practices, but Thursday there was an 11-snap difference between Flynn (33) and Wilson (22), who took the second most snaps. Jackson was a distant third, taking only 16 first-team snaps. It's easy to speculate here: coach Pete Carroll could be trying to give Flynn more snaps because he likes what he's seen so far or he might have decided that since Jackson already knows the offense, he doesn't need as many.
Kearse practices: Undrafted free agent Jermaine Kearse practiced with the team for the first time Thursday. Kearse was one of three players placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list when camp started July 28. A foot injury had kept Kearse sidelined for the Seahawks first four practices. Kearse is hoping to take the UDFA route to the 53-man roster that teammate Doug Baldwin took last season. Wide receiver depth has been an issue since camp started, so Kearse's return will be a welcome addition to a unit that recently added former 49ers and Browns receiver Braylon Edwards.
Hall of Fame induction: Former Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. Kennedy's road to the Hall of Fame is an impressive one considering he played for some very average Seahawks teams in the 1990s. Kennedy never won a playoff game in his 11-year career (1990-2000) and the team never won more than nine games while Kennedy played. Despite that, Kennedy was still able to qualify for the Pro Bowl in eight of his 11 seasons. He was also named the NFL defensive player of the year in 1992.
Full Moon: Former Seahawks quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon thinks the starting quarterback job is Flynn's to lose. "All these guys have the ability to play, but I think they brought in Matt Flynn to be their quarterback," Moon told NFL.com. "I think before it's all said and done, he's going to be the guy that starts day one."
Like this story on Facebook: If a story involving Bucky the Badger, Facebook and an undrafted free agent sound interesting, then you'll want to read Danny O'Neil's piece on Seahawks safety Chris Maragos and the interesting path he took to the NFL. Maragos walked-on at MAC school Western Michigan in 2005. After the 2006 season, Maragos was interested in transferring. Maragos's brother, who dressed as Bucky the Badger at Wisconsin games, encouraged Chris to come to the cheese state. A few Facebook friends later, Maragos was invited to walk on at Wisconsin. He then went undrafted in 2010 and ended up on the 49ers practice squad before joining the Seahawks last season.