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August 10, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Quick personnel updates from Seattle Seahawks practice — Lynch has best practice so far

The Seattle Seahawks are off the field following their Sunday practice at the VMAC. They went for about two hours, in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts/sweats.

No new injuries were apparent.

Here are a few other personnel updates from camp:

— What stood out the most was the play of Marshawn Lynch, who was the most active he has been in camp and drew raves afterward from coach Pete Carroll, who said he looks “in great shape.” Carroll said Lynch has lost some weight but wouldn’t say exactly how much — Lynch is listed at 215. By the end of practice, the order of the tailback rotation was Lynch, Robert Turbim Christine Michael. Carroll said Lynch has had a great attitude and that he has “a chance to compete” this week, which I’d take as code for he has a chance to play some against the Chargers Friday night. “He’s getting a lot closer,” Carroll said. “He had a very good practice today. We’re just trying to do it properly. I really liked the way he got after it today. He got stuff in all phases of the practice. Caught some balls well, blocked well, ran the ball real nice, so a really good first day. This is really, I think, the first week he has a chance to really compete and he brought a great attitude today.”

James Carpenter was back working with the ones, and Max Unger and Russell Okung also were in pads and got some work, Okung getting a few snaps during team drills. Carroll said Unger should be back to full go on Tuesday.

— Carroll said CB A.J. Jefferson suffered “a significant” ankle sprain against Denver and will be out a few weeks. Jefferson was at practice with a boot on his foot.

— Carroll said Malcolm Smith is close to returning, and closer than Bobby Wagner, who he said may still be a week or two away. But he said that Wagner’s injury shouldn’t linger into the season.

Korey Toomer remains out but Carroll said his recovery is going well and he could be back soon. He said the same of Bruce Irvin, saying that so far there has been ‘nothing but forward progress with him.” But there’s no real timetable right now on Irvin.

Kam Chancellor was in pads but didn’t do any team drills.

Andru Pulu missed practice due to a family issue, Carroll said.

Stephen Schiling played a lot of center with the No. 1 offense today with Unger sitting out team drills. Carroll said Schilling played well at guard against Denver and they want versatility in their players up front so he’s getting some extended work at center. Schilling played center in the spring and at times earlier in camp, as well.

— With the LB depth pretty thin right now, recently-acquired Marcus Dowtin got a lot of work with the second unit as a weakside linebacker.

— I’ll have more from Carroll later.

Here is some video of Carroll’s post-practice session with the media:

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