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May 18, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Rookie mini-camp over: A few quick notes

The Seahawks’ rookie mini-camp has concluded.

There were 59 players here including 29 trying out. Coach Pete Carroll said after a few of the tryout guys are under consideration to be signed to the 90-man roster, but didn’t single any of them out. So we’ll see over the next day or two if they sign anyone.

I’ll pass along more complete quotes from Carroll later.

For now, here are a bunch of notes:

— Three of the nine draftees sat out. WR Paul Richardson sat out again with a shoulder injury sustained on the last play Friday. It doesn’t sound serious. LB Kevin Pierre-Louis sat out with a groin issue that also doesn’t sound serious. And OL Garrett Scott still has yet to pass his physical.

— WR Chris Matthews also again sat out with a hamstring. RB Johri Fogerson, a tryout player, also was out with what was presumed to be a hamstring and WR Lance Ray also sat out.

— Sixth-round draftee Eric Pinkins spend most of the day working at safety after playing cornerback his first two days. He struggled the first two days at CB, but Carroll said the move was about trying to get as much information on him as p0ssible and to see where he will end up more than anything else.

— The day ended with a 23-minute scrimmage, with a Blue and a Green team. The team quarterbacked by tryout player Zach Zulli (the Green team) beat the team headed by Keith Price (the Blue team) 10-7.  But it went down to the final play as Price led a drive that got to the 8 in the final seconds. After a sack, he tried a pass for Kevin Norwood in the front corner of the end zone that was batted away by tryout player Thomas Wolfe into the hands of free agent signee Dion Bailey. And yep, it looked a lot like the end of the NFC Title game, though Erin Andrews was nowhere to be seen. (And as KJR’s Curtis Crabtree noted, Bailey, like Malcolm Smith, is a USC product).

— I had Price at 9-16 for 129 yards, one touchdown — a 12-yarder to Arceto Clark on a pass that was tipped and then nicely controlled by Clark. Price’s favorite target was Kevin Norwood, who I had with three catches for 53 yards, two on the final drive.

— Zulli, according to my stats, was 12-19 for 132 yards and a touchdown, the score coming on a 5-yard pass to tryout tight end Rashaun Allen, who seemed to have a nice camp.

— Zulli, who was a real dual-threat guy at Shippensburg, showed some nice wheels on a 17-yard run to pick up a third-and-12 to keep alive the drive that got his team the go-ahead touchdown. He seemed to hurt a hamstring at one point but didn’t miss any time.

— Marsh has one sack in the scrimmage but should have had another on a play where he broke through and appeared to get Zulli. But they let the play go and Zulli got away to complete a pass. But Marsh was all over the place throughout.

— DE Adaham Tallat also had a sack, and appeared to get another on a play where they called a penalty, and Carroll said he had a good camp. Tallat has earned notice for being deaf. But Carroll said his hearing was not an issue, something the team obviously has some experience in working with thanks to Derrick Coleman.

— Carroll said fifth-round pick Jimmy Staten lost about 10 pounds during the weekend and needs to get in better shape.

— There were no actual field goals kicked during the scrimmage, though one was awarded when Zulli led his team close on one drive. So I didn’t see tryout kicker Andrew Furney of Washington State attempt anything today (or yesterday for that matter).

— With the team again having just four healthy receivers, former USC RB Dillon Baxter spent some time at receiver and had a few nice catches during the scrimmage. The WR corps dipped even more when Morrell Presley went out with an injury.

— Seventh-round draftee Kiero Small played for both teams and had a catch for six yards in the scrimmage, showing again some decent hands.

— DL Michael Brooks sat out at the end with some sort of knee thing that didn’t appear like a big deal.

— One undrafted free agent who stood out is OL Garry Gilliam of Penn State who spent a lot of the day working at left tackle (with more reps open there with Scott out). Carroll praised his play afterward.

— Tryout player Markus Smith, listed as a safety, again played quite a bit at cornerback and made a few plays.

— And Carroll again praised the play of Justin Britt, as well (I’ll pass along quotes later).

— I sort of thought Demitrius Bronson was the best of the tryout running backs here. I had him with two carries for five yards in the scrimmage, and a catch for eight.

— The Seahawks are now off until beginning OTAs on May 27, though last year’s roster will visit the White House on Wednesday.

 

 

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