What life is like for a quarantined NFL player through the eyes of Seahawk Quandre Diggs

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That led Diggs to conclude that the Seahawks "could hit the ground running" whenever teams will be allowed on the field.

As a six-year NFL veteran, Diggs says he's not sure he'd really need all that much of a training camp and preseason.

The Seahawks' first preseason game is set for Aug. 13 against the Raiders at CenturyLink Field. That puts the start of training camp as likely to be July 29, assuming the Seahawks start 15 days ahead of the first preseason game, as is allowed by the NFL.

But the coronavirus pandemic means little can be assumed right now.

As Diggs noted, most starters don't play much in the preseason anyway "and as far as getting in shape and things like that, I feel like you can do those things on your own."

So, the way Diggs sees it, the Seahawks get could ready for a season pretty quickly, saying that if the preseason schedule has to be cut or even eliminated, "I don't think it's that big of a deal."

Diggs has paid close attention to how events have progressed the past few months and isn't shy to offer opinions.

While his home of Austin has a stay-at-home order through the end of May, Diggs said he worries that Texas is moving too quickly to try to get back to normal. Among other things, bars will be allowed to start reopening at limited capacity beginning Friday.


Diggs said he has not only his daughter but "an 87-year-old grandmother I've got to keep safe."

". ... I just think we are doing a little too much right now. But we've just got to roll with it and keep ourselves safe."

And rolling with whatever is decided is what he says he will also do on the field this fall.

"My job is to be ready to go when these guys give us the call to go," he said.

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