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Tuesday afternoon practice — Pork Chop’s in the house

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 12, 2008 at 4:45 pm with 14 Comments »
August 12, 2008 4:45 pm

That’s right, Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack suited up and practiced today, and looked decent working during team drills at left tackle. Womack had missed several days with a knee injury and has spent more time in the training room than on the field so far in camp. But if he’s able to stay healthy (I know a big if) he could provide some depth at O-line for the Seahawks with his ability to play both guard and tackle.

“It feels good,” Womack said. “It always feels good to get back to practice. You want to be on the same page as everybody out there. It’s never good to be on the sideline watching practice.”

Womack said he doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to go for Chicago, and just plans on getting out on the field the next few days and seeing how it goes.

The Seahawks ran through a short, crisp afternoon practice that lasted about an hour, mainly working through team drills that were more about getting to the right spots than actually beating your guy.

Walter Jones (shoulder) and Ray Willis (knee) sat out the afternoon practice, as usual. After hurting his right ankle at the end of the morning practice, Rocky Bernard also was on the sidelines this afternoon.

Matt Hasselbeck also missed the afternoon practice with a sore back, but I suspect the team is keeping him out as more of a precaution and that Hasselbeck could go if this were a regular-season game.

The Seahawks also worked on kick returns this afternoon, with Jordan Kent, Justin Forsett, T.J. Duckett, Josh Wilson and Courtney Taylor all fielding kicks. However, don’t take a whole lot from who is returning, as the Seahawks have let a lot of guys catch kicks, but haven’t cemented who will be the two guys back there come the regular season.

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  1. highimpactstaffing says:

    Holmgren should sit Pork Chop until the regular season. Let him work on conditioning drills, strength, stretching, and general rehab until the season starts. Opening him up to a pass rush/run blocking in practice is only going to result in injury before the season starts. It would be nice to have him for the first two games of the season before he gets bitten by the injury bug again.

  2. Dukeshire says:

    No worries, I won’t read much into Duckett fielding kicks.

  3. nighthawk2 says:

    “Womack had missed several days with a knee injury and has spent more time in the training room than on the field so far in camp.” Story of Womack’s career.

    How many kicks did Duckett fumble?

  4. am_misfit says:

    What better way to utilize Duckett’s blazing speed than in the return game…

  5. I vote for pork chop returning kicks. he can be his own wedge.

  6. I vote for Pork Chop to be cut.

    I like the guy, but he just can’t stay healthy.

    Lets just say that, gulp, Walt went down with a season ending injury and Pork Chop takes his place as full time starter.

    Well, all of us know he will get hurt and miss significant time within his first two games as a starter.

    Basically, that doesn’t hardly do us any good b/c we’ll need to have a back up for our back up and that means we may need to carry an extra o-lineman just for some of our fragile guys up front (thank God we have some ironmen like Walt, Wahle, and Lock!).

    It already looks like we’re going to have to carry some extra spots because of injuries (like the WR position with Branch/Engram).

  7. williambryan says:

    I think Womack is pretty much expendable now. It just seems impossible that he will stay healthy. Its too bad. But Willis by all acounts is ready to play (if he gets over his own injury problems) And he also has experience, in practice, as both gaurd and tackle. Wrotto gives depth at tackle and center if it came to that.
    I’m afraid that Spencers back injury could be serious, just a feeling I have, and if that was the case I hope we would go after Bentley. Injury prone as well, I know, but if we have four good injury prone guys that should equal out to two healthy guys right? and right now there aren’t that many healthy guys.

  8. Orogenic says:

    BobbyK and williambryan,
    Womack is on the team. He adds depth at every position on the o-line. Turn to page 128 of your Seahawks yearbook (but make sure to rip out page 116 and save it for later). Womack is a stud, when healthy. I don’t see the hawks removing a veteran depth at O-line to keep an eighth wideout or a seventh running back or an eighth defensive back or a second punter or a second kicker.

  9. chucko24 says:

    I dont want to cry over spilt mik….BUT WE COULD HAVE HAD RANDY FREAKIN MOSS for a 4th round pick!!!!! HELLO. We gave a FIRST rounder for DEON BRANCH??? DOEs anyone out there get this??? It was a terribly mistake by the front office that owes it to us to put the best product on the field. We invest a lot of money and energy in our teams and Seattle teams just wont make that over the top move the Yankees and Red Sox and Pats seem to alway make. Hmmmm. Just food for thought. Holgrean and Hasselbeck would have no problem fitting Randy Moss into the offense :)

  10. Dont’t want to cry over spilt milk?
    What does Randy Moss have to do with anything?You my as well bitch about your mother-in-law,as bitch about what we might have done in another time worp.
    Do have to agree with you on one thing those harlem teams do win.Except the harlem Jets.

  11. Could the team be thinking of keeping 10 OL on the roster to begin the season? Since they didn’t draft an OL this year one can assume they must be happy w/ their top 10 with the last 3 being Vallos, Womack & Williams.

  12. nighthawk2 says:

    I thought at the time that a 1st round pick for Branch was stupid. It wasn’t like one WR was all we needed to get “over the top”. That 1st round pick could have been Ben Grubbs and then we wouldn’t be having the maginitude of OL problems we’re having now. But there’s a lot of coulda shoulda woulda’s we could go over. I’d like to know what experience Ray Willis has. Has this dude ever even appeared in a game? Bentley has his own injury issues; if he’s over them why hasn’t someone signed him?

  13. Gee… I didn’t know Womack was on the team…

  14. By the way, the Seahawks keep 8 DBs pretty much every year.

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