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Carpenter returns to practice; Martin back on active roster

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm with 21 Comments »
November 21, 2012 4:11 pm

Offensive guard James Carpenter returned to the field for the first time in four weeks due to a head injury, and was a limited participant in practice today.

Running back Marshawn Lynch (back), defensive end Greg Scruggs (oblique), cornerback Byron Maxwell (hamstring), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (groin) and linebacker K.J. Wright (concussion) were full participants.

Every one of the players on Seattle’s 53-man roster practiced today.

For Miami, linebacker Austin Spitler (Ankle) did not participate in practice today. Middle linebacker Karlos Dansby (bicep), punter Brandon Fields (left knee) and center Mike Pouncey (ankle) were full participants in practice for the Dolphins.

The Seahawks made a couple roster moves today, bringing back receiver Charly Martin from the practice squad to the active roster. Martin fills the spot left vacant because of rookie safety Winston Guy’s four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

With an open spot created by Martin moving up, the Seahawks added receiver Corbin Louks to the practice squad.

At 6-foot and 200 pounds, Louks began his college career at the University of Utah where he played running back for the Utes, rushing 60 times for 380 yards (6.3 per-carry avg.) and four touchdowns during the 2007-08 seasons.

Louks then transferred to the University of Nevada in 2009 and had to sit out the season. He opened 2010 as the starting safety and moved to wide receiver in 2011.

He caught 26 passes for 303 yards and one touchdown during his senior season.

Notes from practice
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  1. montanamike2 says:

    I’m sure glad to have KJ and Carp back. This was a perfectly timed bye.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    montanamike2- Nice to be healthy for a change! Perhaps we can start to get this road Monkey off or back for good!

  3. Ewalters7354 says:

    Can they just cut Charly Martin already? I mean that guy along with Evan Moore are useless.Imo.

  4. Russell Wilson should have no excuses now that he has Charly Martin to throw to.

  5. Ewalters7354 says:

    Pabs, are tou saying Martin is a playmaker? Do you actually think he will even see the field with all the receivers being healthy? I don’t think he can help Wilson out with anything more than giving him a bottle of water when he’s thirsty.Just saying…

  6. Sorry to hi-jack this post but wow…this is an incredible story. Well worth the click. Not sure if he was a PC recruit at USC (probably was)but in either case wouldn;t it be cool if PC and JS grabbed this kid up for a workout next year? He could be another steal for us and a cool story.–former-usc-player-eyes-cfl-championship-two-years-after-suffering-heart-attack-173117787.html

  7. I don’t know that I’d call Charlie Martin “play maker”, but he seems to fit in with every other hard working, last man om the depth chart types like we’ve had in the past. He can play teams, and he’s honestly not that bad of a receiver in the slot. There’s probably a very good reason he’s getting another shot right now instead of one the other young scrubs on the PS.

  8. Ewalters7354 says:

    Sekolah, great point.I guess with that being said I’ll take him over Jermaine Kearse.He’s nothing more than Courtney Taylor 2.0 at this point.

  9. Being serious now, I don’t even see the point of having Charly Martin on the roster. I’d rather see a young, developmental prospect that might be able to grow into a good NFL starter.

  10. Soggybuc says:

    Mr. Walters, I believe Pabuwals comment was intended as pure Sarcasm. matters little any way as he is most likely to be an inactive come game day.

  11. Soggybuc says:

    Darn you Pabs! last time i try to come to your defense if your just gonna out post me by a minute.

  12. You know I’ve been waiting the whole night just to out post you by a few seconds.

  13. banosser says:

    From SI:

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has informed starting quarterback Alex Smith that backup Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, reports

    A source tells that the decision is not based on health. Kaepernick completed 16 of 23 passes for 243 yards and two TDs and no interceptions in the 49ers’ 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. It was Kaepernick’s first career start and Smith did not play due to a concussion suffered the previous week.
    I hope the Saints blow him up in the MBDome…

  14. Anyone else think Harblow’s move could blow up in his face? I kind of hope it does just because I think he’s an incredibly arrogant individual.

  15. montanamike2 says:

    I hope Kaep isn’t the one to take the 49rs to the next level, he looked scary good against the Bears but that was in SF.

  16. If Kaepernick really is the QB he looked like on Monday night, it could be a long time before the Seahawks are able to take back this division.

    Let’s hope for a flame out here folks.

  17. Kaepernicks got a few bad games in him before the season plays out. It’s the same for all Rookie QB’s (I know he’s not a Rookie but these are his first starts) – he might have a fit against our D for example!?

  18. montanamike2 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody.
    I hope Kaep busts and it does blow up in SF, at this point Alex Smith must be pissed and dissed. Damn!

  19. Happy Thanksgiving to you MTMike and to everyone on the blog.

    Kaep sure did play well and it only strengthens the division. We need to rise to that level and stay there as well. We’re definitely getting there as our home record demonstrates and now we need to take it on the road and show what the talent of this team can do.

    It would be great to see a blowout in Miami! Go Seahawks!!

  20. Neither Martin nor Kearse have had enough of a chance to play for anyone to say they are worthless. Obviously, Carrol and Schneider–though not perfect–know a thing or three about talent evaluation, no? Its far harder to succeed when you only get a couple plays than if you are a regular player.

    Hell, Baldwin is nearing 100% and that guy has one game where he’s caught more than two passes this year..the guy has been a total non-factor. He’s made maybe three plays all year…yet no one is talking about him being a flash in the pan or worthless…and he might be. He’s got to come back with something more.

    While Martin dropped 3 of the 6 or 8 passes he’s seen come his way, he DOES get open, and plays well on ST’s. THere’s still hope for the guy, and he isnt old. Kearse has talent, and hasnt had much of an opportunity. I think he’ll contribute next year, and just like Tate in his third is when he’ll really take off.

    Taylor had talent too, but he came down with MS, and thats what led to some of his drops. THe guy could still play, but after the diagnosis no one would give him a shot…sad story.

    Logan Payne was still on a roster this preseason, though Im not sure if he still is. Hard to believe, but Im happy for the guy.

    Tuinei still isnt on the roster, nor Philip Bates and both those guys made preseason plays and have talent. So Im with Carrol and Schneider, Martin and Kearse are worth keeping around and developing. For now.

    For the sixth year in a row, I want a stud big fast WR in the first round. Anyone else still think we can find a stud in FA or the scrap heap?!

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