Shaquill Griffin

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SEATTLE (AP) - Myles Bryant is the "old guy" in a position group that is getting a complete overhaul but is still expected to be the strength of Washington's defense. Bryant is an indispensable fixture in the secondary, with the ability to play multiple positions and no defined spot. The Huskies are breaking in a new set of starters in the defensive backfield after an exodus to the NFL.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch head into Seattle's preseason opener locked in a battle to back up Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Smith would appear to be the leader just based on his experience. Smith spent last season as a backup with the Chargers after spending the majority of his career in New York with the Jets and Giants. Lynch was a disappointment in Denver after being taken in the first round of the 2016 draft. He was released before the start of the 2018 season.

KENT, Wash. (AP) - John Force raced to his record-extending 150th Funny Car victory in the NHRA Northwest Nationals. The 70-year-old Force won for the first time since the Colorado event last year, beating Ron Capps in the final with a 3.971-second run at 320.58 mph in the Peak Auto Lighting Chevrolet.

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