The second training camp practice of the season is over for the Seahawks.
Here are some news and notes. …
— First off, we didn’t get coach Pete Carroll today. So no real specific personnel updates other than what we saw.
— Just to reiterate, Marshawn Lynch was again not there, and as noted earlier, not on the roster at the moment as he’s on the reserve/did not report list. But several players talked about hoping he’ll be back soon. We’ll see. As of now, no new concrete news on that front.
— As for what we saw, WR Percy Harvin did not practice today, though he did take part in some early individual drills. Presumably just a rest day as Carroll said in the spring they would manage his workload. It’s worth recalling what Carroll said about Harvin in June after he sat out a mini-camp workout: “Just rested him. He practiced half the time and then we rested him a little bit and made sure he was good. We haven’t been working him three straight days a lot of the time during the offseason so we didn’t want to do it here either.”
— RT Michael Bowie did not practice today after tweaking his shoulder yesterday, which allowed Justin Britt to take all of the first-team snaps at that spot.
— Also out today was WR Kevin Norwood. Unclear what his issue was.
— Rookie DT Jimmy Staten left late in practice with what appeared to be a right leg injury. But unclear the seriousness of it since we didn’t get to talk to Carroll.
— Rookie OL Nate Isles was getting his hand wrapped late in practice, as well
— DT Jesse Williams was limited late. From my perspective looked more something related to his upper body rather than his knee.
— Earl Thomas talked afterward and said he’s still full go on being the punt returner. Also said he thinks Tharold Simon can be as good as Richard Sherman someday.
— Russell Wilson also talked afterward and said he is excited about the receiving corps, saying it’s been maybe the best position group on the team since the spring.
— I talked to J.R. Sweezy a little afterward and he said he has put on 15-20 pounds to get to the 310 range after playing at 290 last season. Said he’s always wanted to put on some weight since getting into the NFL but previously hadn’t been able to.
— A few of us also talked to Robert Turbin, who confirmed he had off-season surgery on his knee. He called it minor surgery but acknowledged he had dealt with a knee issue since the second game of the 2013 season and feels good now.
— A few highlight pass plays today, including a deep pass from Russell Wilson to Doug Baldwin, who made the catch over tight coverage from Byron Maxwell.
— Also a nice trick play today when receiver Phil Bates took a handoff and then threw the ball back to Wilson. Bates played QB for a while at Ohio University.
— More later in our impressions blog.