The Seahawks waived/injured cornerback Derrick Johnson, who was with the team for all of three plays in practice before injuring his toe, and linebacker Matt Castelo.
They signed linebacker Dallas Sartz from USC and cornerback Marquis Floyd, who promptly took Johnson’s #29. With Tubbs being released this morning, they have room to sign one more guy to the 80-man roster.
Charlie Frye putting in so much time with the first unit makes one wonder if he is going to see the majority of the time against Chicago this Saturday. With Matt Hassel(bad)beck sitting out the last two days, it seems there would be no reason for him to risk his health in a meaningless preseason game. Probably better to let Frye get a lot of time now that he is comfortable in the offense, then bring in Seneca in the second half.
One problem with that: Frye and center Steve Vallos botched four exchanges today. Frye did not fumble them this afternoon, but he is bobbling them. He did fumble one this morning and bobbled another.
I think Logan Payne looks really good coming back from his rib injury. He is wearing a red jersey and so is not getting hit, but he has been running crisp routes. He even got behind Kevin Hobbs this morning and beat him for a TD. And he continues to catch everything thrown his way.
Mike Holmgren was not pleased during this afternoon’s practice, which was in helmets, shells and shorts. He stopped practice once to step in the huddle and yell at the second unit about doing things consistently and correctly, and he ended practice by calling everybody together and re-iterating the same thing. And he wasn’t just unhappy with the players; he was letting the coaches have it too.
Courtney Taylor said the receivers are going to miss Bobby Engram, and not just for his production. “He is an ambassador,” Taylor said. “When the coaches are getting on us, Bobby is the one who stands up and says (to the coach), ‘I got it.’ Now we don’t have that anymore.”
Taylor also marveled that Engram caught the pass, cracked the bone in his shoulder and went back in the game and caught another pass.