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Seattle names Russell Wilson starting QB

SEATTLE, WA -- Rookie Russell Wilson was earned the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback job.

That was the word from coach Pete Carroll on Sunday night after he announced that the third-round pick from Wisconsin will start when the regular season begins Sept. 9 at Arizona.

Carroll said he's been extremely impressed by Wilson's performance, not only during training camp and preseason games, but also during minicamp and the Seahawks offseason program. Carroll says that Wilson does not seem like he's a first year player.

Matt Flynn will serve as Wilson's backup. Carroll said Flynn is disappointed after signing a free-agent deal in the offseason with the Seahawks with the hopes of being Seattle's starter.

Wilson had a short stint in Pasco in 2010 playing Second Base in 32 games for the Tri-City Dust Devils.

In other news, several local players have been released from their respective NFL teams. 

Six former Idaho Vandals have been released from their respective teams. The Cleveland Browns have let go offensive guard Matt Cleveland and linebacker Jo Jo Dickson. Chicago released Max Komar.  Former Vandal QB Nathan Enderle has been let go by Jacksonville and Tyrone Novikoff was released by Dallas.

Nathan Overbay, a former Eastern Washington tight end, has also been let go by Detroit.  Former Husky Austin Sylvester is no longer a member of the Denver Broncos, and Rogers standout Levi Horn has been released by Minnesota.  Atlanta released Eric Folk, and former WSU Cougar Alex Hoffman-Ellis was let go the St. Louis Rams.

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