Seattle Seahawks experiment along the offensive line could become a reality come Sunday.
For a second straight day, rookie James Carpenter worked at left guard next to offensive tackle Russell Okung, with fourth-year pro Breno Giacomini taking Carpenter’s spot at right tackle.
Usual starting left guard Robert Gallery watched for a second straight day from the sidelines, working with Carpenter on technique when he wasn’t on the field.
Receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder) did not practice for a second straight day, with Ben Obomanu working with the first unit.
Gallery, Rice and offensive tackle Jarriel King (ankle) were listed as not practicing on today’s official injury report.
Running back Marshawn Lynch returned to practice as a full participant and was not listed on the injury report.
And middle linebacker David Hawthorne was a limited participant on the injury report. Hawthorne suited up for practice and worked through some early individual drills.
For San Francisco, only safety Dashon Goldson (knee) did not practice, so it appears the receive Michael Crabtree has recovered from his foot issue.
Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he’s not concerned about the shuffling up front because of Gallery’s injury.
“The thing you have to do at the offensive line and every other position is you have to be flexible,” Bevell said. “You’re going to have seven or eight guys up, so guys are going to have to play multiple positions. So I think that’s the thing during camp. You try and get those little changes, and put guys in different spots that they haven’t been able to be at. … The challenge is making sure they can communicate with the guy next to them.”
Listen to the full conversation with Bevell below.
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Also, the Seahawks announced that tight end John Carlson underwent successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Monday for his left shoulder instability at Seattle Surgery Center. The surgery was performed by team doctor Ed Khalfayan.