The Seahawks are done with the last of what turned out to be nine OTAs spread over the last three weeks (the team actually changed a scheduled OTA Wednesday to a day of conditioning).
No real big news, and nothing new on the Marshawn Lynch front. He was not here today — which was expected. If he will be here next week when mandatory mini-camp starts Tuesday is still uncertain. All indications are that Lynch has not told the team anything about his intentions. However, we did not get anything on the record from the team today as coach Pete Carroll did not talk to the media, which was part of the regular schedule.
Center Max Unger did talk to the media later and said he has no issues if Lynch is not here.
“He’s got his own thing going on,” Unger said. “We’d love to have him, but by no means will it change my view of him (if he’s not).”
Unger elaborated to say that “he’s obviously staying in shape. I think the guy has done more than prove himself that he’s capable of coming to training camp in shape and I think he’s got his own training regimen going on. As long as he does his thing on Sunday, I’ve got no problems with him.”
As for a few other quick personnel notes:
— Also not visible today was cornerback A.J. Jefferson, who also was not here on Monday when the media also got a chance to watch. Unclear if that’s injury related or what. Phil Bates also not there today though again, no reason given.
— Otherwise, those not here were the usual guys dealing with injuries, such as Sidney Rice and Bruce Irvin.
— Also remaining out today was WR Paul Richardson, who is being held out after banging his shoulder last week. And also sitting out much of the work today was WR Chris Matthews, who has been dealing with injuries since the start of rookie mini-camp.
— Two big names sitting out today were CB Richard Sherman and FS Earl Thomas. But each was very visible and even more audible, coaching other players from the sidelines. Or, in Thomas’ case, from really deep safety. Thomas spent the practice lined up about 30 yards behind the line of scrimmage and instructing some of the younger safeties throughout. Sherman did the same with the corners, spending much of the practice crouching low to get a ground’s eye view.
— Back to full duty today were RT Michael Bowie and RB Spencer Ware.
— We’ll elaborate on this more in our impressions from practice. But the player of the day today from this vantage point was cornerback Tharold Simon, who had two interceptions, one off of Russell Wilson and the other off of Tarvaris Jackson, who also was back today.