Here are the non-Marshawn Lynch personnel news and notes from today:
— The news doesn’t sound good for defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who left practice on Tuesday with a knee injury. Coach Pete Carroll said today that “he’s got a serious situation that we have to take care of.” Carroll said it wasn’t completely certain yet that Williams would need surgery but that “it’s an potential surgery situation.” That would be bad news for Williams, who missed last season after having knee surgery and had hoped he was healthy this year.
— Carroll said a number of the players who sat out today were simply resting, such as WRs Doug Baldwin and Percy Harvin and DT Michael Bennett, and he said that will be the case throughout camp that they want to try to keep guys fresh and “don’t want to wear anyone down too far.”
— However, one situation that’s beginning to sound a little more ominous is that of rookie WR Kevin Norwood. He was again out with foot soreness after having returned to some limited work yesterday. Carroll said they have taken MRIs and not found anything, and also are checking with different kinds of shoes and orthodics to try to solve the issue. “At this point, it’s really just one day at a time.”
— Rookie WR Paul Richardson was also out today after banging his shoulder again in practice recently. But Carroll said he should be back in a day or two.
— Rookie DT Cassius Marsh was out today with what Carroll called “a little bit if a groin thing that we just want to make sure doesn’t go the wrong way.”
— Carroll also talked about the season-ending Achilles injury suffered by TE Anthony McCoy and said it was a non-contact injury that happened as he stepped off the line of scrimmage. Carroll said McCoy intends to rehab and give it a go again next season.
— Also, if there was a player of the day today, it was WR Phil Bates, who again had some nice catches continuing what Carroll said has been a great camp. Seattle was down markedly on WRs today with Baldwin, Harvin, Richardson and Norwood all out, and guys like Bates got a lot of work. More on that later in our impressions.
marsh — a little bit of a groin thing that we just want to mkake sure donesst go the wrong way