The Seahawks are off the field following their last practice before their preseason opener with Denver. The Seahawks are now loading the buses and will soon be off to Denver.
Here are some last-minute news and notes:
— Coach Pete Carroll said rookie WR Kevin Norwood had surgery yesterday to remove a bone spur in his foot. “Was a real nagging situation that we just didn’t want him to try and tough it out,” Carroll said. “He could tough it out — he has in the past. We want to try and fix him and get him right. We think it will be a very quick recovery and he could make it back by the end of (pre-season). We’ll have to wait and see how it works out. We’re glad to fix him the guy has been playing with a lot of pain he just sucks it up and goes through, but we figured out how to help him.”
— Carroll said WR Paul Richardson will play without restrictions, as Richardson himself had said the other day.
— Rookie LB Kevin Pierre-Louis will not play as he has been bothered by an oblique strain that Carroll said “just has not gone away. He tried to work his way through it and it stayed aggravated so he will not be able to go in this game.”
— Carroll said he wanted to get all four QBs some action, but said B.J. Daniels tweaked his groin this week “so I don’t know if he will get a chance or not. But we’d like to see everybody play.”
— Asked if Tarvaris Jackson will be the second to play, Carroll said “you’ll have to wait and find out.” And that then became Carroll’s answer to a handful of other questions about who may or may not play, or handle a specific role, such as if Earl Thomas will be the first punt returner. So we’ll all just find out together tomorrow.
— Carroll said OG James Carpenter will dress for the game and they’ll see how he looks and then determine if he may play. But Carroll add that “at this time we are always going to be patient. That’s our mindset, that we’ve got another three weeks to get guys ready. So we will be very conservative in trying to push anybody this time of year.”
— Carroll said recently-signed WR David Gilreath has been out with a concussion. “I think he has a chance to come back next week, is what we would think. But we just wanted to make sure we did a good job with him.”
— Asked about Marshawn Lynch, Carroll said: “He’s coming along. He’s getting, we are progressing him with his reps and his turns and each week we will continue to amp him up and see where we can get him too. Take it one week at a time. He needs a lot of work to get back.”
— Also, the team today released cornerback Thomas Wolfe, who had signed on Tuesday and been rushed into action midway through practice. To take his spot on the roster, the Seahawks signed safety Micbael Dobson from East Carolina. Dobson was also here for the team’s rookie mini-camp in May.
Here’s some video of Carroll talking after practice today:
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