The Seahawks’ game at Oakland Thursday night marks the 11th straight year the two teams have played each other to end the preseason.

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The Seahawks’ game at Oakland Thursday night marks the 11th straight year the two teams have played each other to end the preseason.

The game will also feature a few reunions as well as a chance for a few former UW Huskies to make a final case for a roster spot.

Oakland’s roster features a whopping four former Seahawks linebackers – Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith, each starters who may not see much time; and Korey Toomer and John Lotulelei, who each had brief stints with the Seahawks and are battling to make Oakland’s roster this season.

Toomer,a fifth-round pick by the Seahawks in the famed draft of 2012, never played in a regular season game for Seattle, battling injuries his first two seasons before being waived in 2014. Lotulelei made Seattle’s roster out of training camp in 2013 as an undrafted free agent but was waived after two games.

Seahawks 23, Raiders 21

 

Irvin was Oakland’s big-ticket free agent signee in the off-season, signed to a four-year, $37 million deal. Smith, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII, was signed by Oakland after the 2014 season to a two-year, $7 million deal. All now play for former Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr., now the defensive coordinator for the Raiders.

Oakland’s offense features three former UW receivers — Marcel Reece, now Oakland’s starting fullback, and Marvin Hall and Jaydon Mickens, each undrafted free agents. Hall and Mickens survived the cut to 75 earlier this week and would figure to get significant playing time Thursday night.

Mickens is listed fourth on the depth chart at one receiver spot, with Hall behind him.

Hall has four catches for 35 yards while Mickens doesn’t have a reception but has returned three punts for an average of 7.3 per attempt.