The third day of training camp was a hot one for the Seattle Seahawks, as the afternoon sun beat down on the field and slight breeze could be felt making its way across the field at VMAC.
And the guys appeared to be hurting the most were the cornerbacks, so it’s understandable the Seahawks made the move and picked up cornerback Travis Fisher.
Fisher, who was cut by the Lions during the offseason, as new head coach Jim Schwartz remade the roster, said he’s been working out in anticipation of a team picking him up.
In two seasons with the Lions, Fisher started a total of 21 games, including eight last season. Fisher finished with two interceptions in 2007, but did not pick off a pass last season.
The Seahawks worked him out this morning and signed him to a one-year deal today.
“It’s a good opportunity,” Fisher said. “A chance to get out on the field with a great organization.”
So how’d Fisher look? The rust was evident during one-on-one pass drills as he was late coming out of his break a couple times. But at 5-9, 180 pounds, Fisher can flip his hips, and he’s got decent recovery speed. But more than anything, he gives the Seahawk a much-needed body, as the cornerbacks have been getting run ragged in the heat the past three days with Marcus Trufant still on the PUP list with a sore back.
Speaking of Trufant, he’s been working out at the facility in an effort to get his back right and get out on the field.
Well, Walter Jones was supposed to practice today, but he did not make an appearance due to back spasms, and like the rest of us, Jones is day-to-day. But from I understand none of this is knee related.
Defensive end Baraka Atkins was back on the field today and moving well.
We also saw a rarity — T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped a sure touchdown pass streaking down the middle of the field. Housh wasn’t pleased, taking his displeasure out on the pigskin and kicking the ball out of the end zone.
Safety C.J. Wallace had another nice day, coming up to deliver a blow to fullback Justin Griffith and forcing a sweep play inside, and breaking up a deep ball to receiver Nate Burleson.
Jordan Kent spent some time working on routes after practice with Jeff Rowe, and it paid dividends this afternoon, as he made a couple of nice grabs during team drills.
Punter Jon Ryan looked good during special teams drills, sending several booming punts down field, although he was kicking with the wind.
And Kelly Jennings also had a solid day. Jennings worked on the outside at cornerback today when the defense went nickel, with Josh Wilson moving to the inside.
That’s all for now.