We had a bit of news after practice, as Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that wide receiver Deion Branch did indeed have a knee surgery, his third surgery in a little over two years. Carroll said that Branch had arthroscopic surgery last week.
“He had a little something to clean up after the minicamp,” Carroll said. “He didn’t hurt himself at all, but there was a little something in there that if they could fix up and clean up for the long haul, it was a really good decision. So we did that.”
Carroll did not give a timetable for when Branch would return to the field.
Carroll also said that T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who sat out of the team’s pre-draft minicamp two weeks ago and did not workout today, had surgery last week in Philadelphia for athletic hernia, and should be back in a few weeks.