Not much to report in terms of practice today. Offensive tackle Chester Pits got some work at left guard and left tackle with the scout team today, but likely is still a week away from being ready.
The starting offensive line right now remains Tyler Polumbus at left tackle, Ben Hamilton at left guard, Chris Spencer at center, Stacy Andrews at right guard and Sean Locklear at right tackle.
One player who continues to receive praise is nose tackle Colin Cole. In his second year with the team, Cole has flourished in the scheme change up front as more of a two-gap nose tackle. He has nine tackles on the year, good enough for a tie for fourth on the team with linebacker Aaron Curry.
Cole’s change up front is from more of a one-gap penetrating tackle in last year’s traditional 4-3 scheme.
“He’s been very effective in the first couple games and really given us good play,” Carroll said. “The style really suits his makeup. In another style of defense he wouldn’t really suit it as well. This is one that really fits him, and so it’s been a good match for us.”
On the injury front, for Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill (calf/Achilles) is out. RB Quinton Ganther (knee), LB Will Herring (non-injury) and T Russell Okung (ankle) did not practice.
LB Matt McCoy (quad) was limited in practice. And G Ben Hamilton (knee), T Chester Pitts (knee) and WR Mike Williams (thigh) were full participants in practice.
For San Diego, WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and RB Ron Mathews (knee) did not practice. And LB Stephen Cooper (knee) were limited participants in practice.