The retirement of veteran DE Patrick Kerney and the latest off-the-field problems of OLB Leroy Hill generated more headlines on the opening day of the first voluntary veteran minicamp of the Pete Carroll regime. But a more significant development in the grand scheme of things was an offensive line that looked a lot different than what most sources on the scene had expected. The biggest eye opener was the sight of Chris Spencer manning the starting center spot and Max Unger, who had appeared to so effectively replace the ineffective and injury-prone Spencer at center down the stretch last season, lining up as the starting right guard. "It looks like they're going to let him (Spencer) show what he can do," one admittedly surprised observer said. It was also worth noting the presence of veteran Sean Locklear at right tackle instead of left tackle, where he never really was anything more than adequate in place of the injured Walter Jones in 2009.
For the most authoritative NFL draft news and free-agency analysis, visit ProFootballWeekly.com.