Benched

Attempting to motivate his young receiving corps, Head coach/ GM Mike Holmgren announced yesterday that he will start first-round draft pick Koren Robinson and second-year Marshall standout, James Williams, in place of Darrell Jackson and Karsten Bailey, who started last weekend against the Arizona Cardinals.

Over the past week, troubles with Seattle's young and inexperienced receiving corps have been well documented.

Against Arizona, Jackson dropped passes that hit him in the hands on at least two occasions. Bailey fumbled the ball out of bounds.

In two preseason games, Jackson has caught three passes for 25 yards and Bailey three for 34.

Robinson and Williams haven't been much better. Robinson recorded his first and only reception in the pros last weekend - a four-yard gainer. Between the two, they combined for two catches and 11 yards against Arizona.

Jackson was expected to be the go-to receiver this season, after leading all NFL rookies last year with 53 receptions and 713 receiving yards, but he's still got to prove that he can be the guy.

Now that Robinson and Williams are healthy, both will have a chance to prove that they can help the team as well.

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