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Quick Take: Seahawks vs. Vikings

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1. Seahawks' running back battle: Julius Jones is one of a host of running backs competing to replaced departed running back Shaun Alexander, but possibly the most intriguing. Jones has the talent to be an every-down running back, but was unable to distinguish himself during his time in Dallas.

2. Seahawks rookie tight end John Carlson: The Seahawks gave up a third-round pick to move up 17 spots to nab Carlson. Tight end has long been a trouble spot for Seattle, and coach Mike Holmgren anticipates Carlson starting in Week 1.

3. Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson: The Vikings picked Johnson in the second round as the eventual replacement for veteran Darren Sharper. Johnson, out of Arkansas State, should see considerable playing time against the Seahawks.

4. Vikings quarterback John David Booty: The Vikings selected the one-time Heisman hopeful in the fifth round of this year's NFL Draft. Booty should get an extended look in the second half.

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