The Seahawks are off the field following Tuesday’s practice, their last of training camp that was open to the public.
Afterward, coach Pete Carroll said he had no comment on the Marshawn Lynch investigation other than to say he stood by the team’s earlier statement that it is “bogus.”
“I’m just going along with the statement that we made for right now,” Carroll said, saying he is “supporting” that statement. Asked another question about it, Carroll said “we’re not talking about it.”
The team remains in training camp mode, meaning players are in hotels at night and have a curfew and bed check.
Also, Carroll talked about the death Monday of comedian Robin Williams. The two were in the same graduating class (Class of 1969) at Redwood High in Larkspur, Calif.
“We were not real close,” said Carroll. “We were in the same graduating class and all that. But everybody knew that he was there. But that’s a huge loss . What an extraordinary personality and character. He’s been so constantly great for so long. It’s just a terrible loss.”
Two other things of note personnel wise:
— WR Percy Harvin limped off late in practice after having his heel stepped on. Obviously, initially looked a little scary given his injury history. But Harvin then jogged back out onto the field and took part in the final play of practice. So nothing really to worry about, with Carroll saying simply that his heel was “pretty scraped up.” A little painful, but sounds like no big deal.
— And the offensive line was finally pretty much intact as Russell Okung, Max Unger and James Carpenter were all in pads and working. All got some work in team drills, with Carpenter going the whole way. Carroll said Okung got a little tired and Unger remains a little limited. I’d expect Carpenter to play this week and maybe Unger. Okung may not play this week but is definitely getting closer.
Also, a few other notes:
— Carroll said LBs Malcolm Smith and Bobby Wagner are close to returning but not there yet, and that Korey Toomer remains another week or two away.
— Kam Chancellor got the most work he has throughout camp and said after that he just “feels different” with his hip having been repaired. I’ll have more on that later.
— One huge hit today from Earl Thomas, who leveled Arceto Clark after a catch, prompting Clark to throw the ball lightly at Thomas’ helmet. Thomas appearing in mid-season form.
— Nobody new was out today, and other than Harvin, no apparent new injuries.
You can watch video below of Carroll’s comments on Lynch, Williams and Harvin:
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