Seattle Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant did not practice today because of a foot issue, the only player that did not practice as the team worked outside today.
Bryant missed practice with a foot issue the week leading up to the New York Jets game on Nov. 11, but still played on Sunday.
After practicing for the first time in over a month as a limited participant on Wednesday, offensive guard James Carpenter was a full participant in practice on Thursday, and appears on schedule to play this weekend against Miami.
Carpenter joined running back Marshawn Lynch (back), defensive end Greg Scruggs, cornerback Byron Maxwell, defensive tackle Clinton McDonald and linebacker K.J. Wright as full participants.
I talked with Carpenter about his injury after practice today. Carpenter said it’s the first time he’s had a concussion during his playing career, so he may have not recognized the symptoms.
Carpenter said he believes the he suffered the concussion during the Detroit game on Oct. 28.
“I went the whole week of practice just thinking I was sick,” Carpenter said. “I feel like it happened during the Detroit game, because I was feeling kind of bad Monday and Tuesday.”
Carpenter said he feels like he’s back to his old self now.
“I feel great,” he said. “I’m ready to go.”
I asked players for their favorite Thanksgiving dish and got some interesting answers, and also learned a few things.
I’m obviously a novice in the kitchen, because I did not understand the difference between dressing (baked) and stuffing (stuffed inside the Turkey). I usually avoid both at the dinner table.
“Dressing is cornbread, with your turkey, bell peppers and onions, and you have to use your hands to mix it all together,” Leon Washington told me “Then you put it in the oven. With stuffing, I guess everybody puts it in the turkey, and takes it out.
“So my favorite dish is down South, grandma’s dressing.”
I also had not heard of a Turducken until talking to Marcus Trufant, who explained that it’s Turkey stuffed with duck, and then the duck is stuffed with chicken.
Trufant said it’s something that his father, a New Orleans native, brought up from the Bayou.
And of course, since it’s the Trufant household, you’ve got to throw some hot sauce on it.
Here’s a few others:
LB Malcolm Smith – Macaroni and Cheese
LB Mike Morgan – Dressing
OL Paul McQuistan – Stuffing, with gravy over the top; Sweet potato pie
OL Breno Giacomini – Beans and rice
QB Matt Flynn – Green bean casserole