Subtle changes on offensive line

Chris Gray recently earned the starting position at right guard over 333-pound Floyd Wedderburn. Gray, an Auburn University graduate, was expected to challenge center Robbie Tobeck for starting duties this preseason, but Wedderburn's slow recovery from off-season shoulder surgery caused Gray to slide over to compete for the starting spot.

Gray, who enters his ninth season in the league, signed with Seattle on April 15, 1998. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Miami Dolphins in 1993 and has developed into a versatile lineman who can play center and both guard positions.

Last season Gray started all 16 games for the Seahawks, marking the first time in his career that he started every regular season game. After coming to Seattle in '98, He filled in for the injured Kevin Glover at center that same year and also in '99. So while Tobeck slowly recovered from off-season knee surgery last year, Gray was the go-to.

Wedderburn, was the first of two fifth-round draft picks by the Seahawks in 1999. He started all 16 games at right guard last year but according to line coach Tom Lovat, he hasn't improved as quickly as previously hoped.

Todd Weiner has been the No. 2 behind Chris McIntosh at right tackle this preseason and now Wedderburn has switched to right tackle and is getting reps there as the No. 3, a team spokesperson confirmed to SeahawksInsider. It is unclear yet who will start Saturday.

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