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Hawks injury report: Okung moving OK

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 29, 2010 at 4:30 pm with 26 Comments »
September 29, 2010 4:33 pm
Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung (Joe Barrentine/TNT).

He moved around OK.

That’s the short version of how rookie Russell Okung fared in his first practice since suffering a high ankle sprain n the team’s second preseason game on Aug. 21.

Sporting a brace and a heavily taped right leg, the Oklahoma State product got plenty of work in on Wednesday.

Now comes the important part – how his leg responds after his first real work in over a month.

Offensive lineman Chester Pitts also saw some time at left guard during practice and seemed to come through Ok.

Offensive guard Ben Hamilton (knee) did not practice. And right tackle Sean Locklear (knee) was a limited participant in practice. Tyler Polumbus took Locklear’s place at right tackle when he wasn’t in there.

Here’s the full injury report.

For Seattle, LB Leroy Hill (calf/Achilles) is out. LB Aaron Curry (hamstring), OG Ben Hamilton (knee), DT Brandon Mebane (calf), CB Marcus Trufant (ankle) and D.E. E.J. Wilson (knee) did not participate in practice.

OT Sean Locklear (knee) was a limited participant in practice. OT Russell Okung (ankle), OG Chester Pitts (knee) and WR Mike Williams (shoulder) were limited participants in practice.

Williams wore a red jersey and was not involved in contact drills.

For St. Louis, S O.J. Atogwe (thigh), TE Billy Bajema (knee), LB Chris Chamberlain (toe), TE Mike Hoomanawanui (ankle), RB Steven Jackson (groin), WR Laurent Robinson (foot), DE Clifton Ryan (migraines), DT Darell Scott (ankle) and S Darian Stewart (hamstring) did not participate in practice.

S Craig Dahl (head) and RB Keith Toston (shoulder) were limited participants in practice.

Notes from practice
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  1. ruminator1 says:

    posted this earlier but anyone wanting to see the last game again can do it tonight at 6:15 pst on the nfl channel

  2. Dukeshire says:

    … and here is NFL Network with Carroll mic’d up from that game. Pretty cool.

    My guess is that Pitts only plays if Hamilton can’t go. And I would actually be a bit surprised if Okung went, this close to the bye. But it Lock’s knee is an issue that that would change. That’s my guess anyway.

    Really like the close up on the ankle, Eric. lol.

  3. snydro22 says:

    I was just coming to post that link, Duke!

    I’ll post it again so everyone knows it’s a MUST WATCH:

    I love that there are men whose sole job it is to keep Carroll off the field during big plays and pick up his equipment as it flies off of him lol..

    He’s like me during games, only I throw remote controls and not headsets, and my screaming and jumping around has a LOT less effect on the outcome or the crowd’s excitement lol..

  4. If Okung sits out the Ram game. He will face Pepper his first game .Thats a lot of KaKa up to your knees. with the coffee break over and you have to go back on your heads

  5. That clip was awesome, found myself smiling the whole time I was watching – – keep it up PC, making it fun to be a Hawks fan . . .

  6. Any of you guy know if Polumbus can replace lock at right tackle when Okung settles in? Or can Lumbus play guard. Okung,Pitts,Spencer,andrews,Lumbus would be alot of beef.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    Yes. He’s more suited to RT and played there in Denver.

  8. griffincsb says:

    Isn’t Andrews a natural RT? Couldn’t we slide him there (where he wants to be?) and plug someone in at RG?
    I guess if Andrews is doing good there and is okay with the role then may as well leave it, but just odd.

    The Pete Carroll video is awesome. He is so entertaining, I love it. I feel motivated by him just watching it.


  9. I find it funny (in a good way) that we have received zero contribution from our #6 overall pick and we still have a winning record.

  10. snydro22 says:


    Actually, I’ll take it a step further –

    We have a winning record with zero contribution from both our 2010 #6 overall pick and our 2009 #4 overall pick..


  11. True, Bobby. Having a decent O line without Okung is a testament to our coaches and personnel staff.

    If you guys get the chance, watch the NFL Network Replay of the game. They have the tape of Coach Carroll in the corner of the screen throughout most of the great plays so his reactions are live in synch with the plays. Its a pretty great way to re-watch highlights of the game.

  12. griffincsb: “Isn’t Andrews a natural RT? Couldn’t we slide him there (where he wants to be?) and plug someone in at RG? I guess if Andrews is doing good there and is okay with the role then may as well leave it, but just odd.”

    Yeah, I’ve been griping about this for awhile because Andrews is a natural RT and belongs there instead of Locklear. Andrews was a good RT in Cincy, then he was a so-so RG in Philly, and he is a crappy fit at RG in the zone system. Meanwhile, the team wanted Locklear gone, yet they refuse to replace him with Andrews.

    What this tells me is that it seems our coaches don’t like any of the OGs on this roster, and so Andrews is needed there.

    We have four OTs who can play well enough to start (Okung, Andrews, Locklear, Polumbus) but we have no OGs worthy of starting (unless Pitts can). Yet, mobile guards are a big part of what make the zone running game work. I hope they get this straightened out soon.

  13. BobbyK: we’ve had “zero contribution from our 2009 #4 overall pick”

    Bobby, re-watch Sunday’s game. I think you might change you mind about that. Curry was all over the backfield before he got hurt. He was a big part of the pass rush and covering the TE. Note that the TEs didn’t start catching passes until Curry left the game, and once both Curry and Trufant were out injured is when Phillip Rivers went on a tear with pass completions.

  14. Stevos
    that curry comment was from Snydo the hater of starters and high draft picks.
    Not Bobby k

  15. thanks, that makes more sense now.

  16. snydro22 says:


    The hater of starters and high draft picks? What are you smoking?

    It was a joke..

    I just bought an authentic Earl Thomas jersey, btw..

    But really, did I do something to upset you? I don’t recall ever seeing your name before, but you sure seem to have an opinion of me.. Seems like a weird thing to say.. I love every Seahawk.. Even Curry and Hass.. Although, I thought it was a bad pick at the time based on needs and the hype around him that I wasn’t buying.. And I do think Hass needs to be held accountable for his decision making.. He’s still my favorite all-time Hawk, though.. Well, tied with Big Walt and Mack Strong..

  17. GriffinNW says:

    Stevos- I actually DVR’d it tonight and am about to watch it right now. The Sound FX clip online of PC is great, so I’m looking forward to re-watching the game with interviews and the other footage they show.

    GriffinNW = griffincsb. Trying to keep my usernames alike for different sites.

  18. GriffinNW says:

    I noticed while watching the NFL Replay, that the Hawks were wearing the matching pants with their jerseys, and not the darker offset colored pants.
    I don’t care for the offset pants.

    Watching the game, man our pass D got torched… At least we continued the turnover game.


  19. subtlesquire says:

    This is an excellent breakdown by Mike Mayock of the 2 Washington returns for TD. Great blocking by everyone on the returns, but Michael Robinson is a beast!

  20. Dukeshire says:

    Thanks for posting that, great breakdown.

  21. Sarcasticus says:

    I think we will see a good bit of personnel changes during the bye week.

  22. snydro22 says:

    Eagles released Jamar Adams this morning..

    Remember the high hopes we had for him after seeing him listed #1 on the depth chart in the background of the NFL network “war room” video last year?

    Wish him the best..

  23. AWESOME videos in those links! Carrol is insane during the game. If he drank a Red Bull he’d probably just explode.

    The breakdown of the two TD returns was awesome too. I liked watching it with some analysis. And did you SEE the block by Morrah? OH MY!

  24. GriffinNW says:

    Tigloki- Micheal Robinson’s blocks on the first kick return were brutal. Bump, bump, HIT! He smashed his dude so hard, off his feet and onto his ass!
    Great stuff!

  25. snydro22 says:

    And Cameron Morrah too!

  26. snydro22 says:

    Is there a single Jim Mora fan left in Seattle? I cannot believe this guy was our head coach:

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