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March 10, 2009 at 2:09 PM

A few notes from Pro Day

The Huskies held their annual Pro Timing Day today, and for the first time in five years I can actually give you some info on it — this was among the things not open to the media in the past.
I’ll try to provide some detailed times and all a little later, but first a few notes:
— The most noteworthy thing actually wasn’t any of the former UW players getting timed, by pro scouts but the sight of safety Jason Wells on crutches — a number of current UW players came to support their teammates and see what Pro Day is all about. The safety said he suffered a torn Achilles (his right) in a recent workout and will miss spring practice. He said through a spokesman that he hopes to be ready for the start of fall camp in August. Wells sat out last season as a redshirt to rehab a knee injury suffered in 2007 and it was hoped that he would return healthy and compete to regain a spot as a starting safety.
— Seahawks coach Jim Mora attended some of the workout and also met with UW coaches beforehand during a session where the coaches answered questions from scouts about the players (obviously a little different in this situation since they didn’t directly coach these guys). I ran into Mora and UW AD Scott Woodward chatting outside the football offices afterward and joked with Mora that that would have been real big news a few months ago. He said it was only the second time he’d met with Woodward, the first at a meet-and-greet for Steve Sarkisian after he was hired. The Seahawks and UW coaches will apparently have a get-together sometime soon to formally meet and exchange ideas.
— Fifteen former Huskies (including 11 from last year’s teams and four from previous years) worked out. Most notable were QB Johnny DuRocher and C Juan Garcia. DuRocher says he hopes to get back into football at whatever pro level he can (he has no more college eligibility, just to make clear) and he threw some passes for scouts, though he didn’t run after injuring his Achilles in December. I’ll have more from DuRocher later.
— Garcia, meanwhile, said he is down to 299 pounds and moving better than he has in a few years. He said he played last year at 325-330 after saying he put on weight following his Lisfranc injury that he had trouble losing. He said NFL scouts wanted to see him a little lighter, and he thinks it is paying off.
More later.

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