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With Marshawn Lynch absent, Christine Michael flashes

Post by Eric Williams on June 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm with 27 Comments »
June 3, 2013 2:15 pm

Absent for the beginning of his team’s organized team activities (OTAs), Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch re-joined the team last week.

However, the bruising running back was absent for today’s morning workout open to reporters.

Pete Carroll is not scheduled to talk until Thursday, so no reason was given for Lynch’s absence.

However, with Lynch out, second-round draft choice Christine Michael took advantage of the extra reps. The Texas A&M product had been nursing a hamstring injury, and did not workout during the OTA session open to reporters last week.

But Michael looked quick and explosive during individual and teams drills this morning.

Also, after a ragged practice last week, rookie tight end Luke Willson looked much more comfortable catching the ball this morning, making several nice catches in traffic during team drills.

Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane came up with a rare interception on a pass deflection by Kam Chancellor on a pass intended for Doug Baldwin.

But Richard Sherman had the play of the day, striding out to snare a ball intended for Golden Tate on a go route thrown by Russell Wilson.

Sherman snagged the ball and headed the other way for a score.

Some tidbits

* Along with Lynch, offensive tackle Breno Giacomini, cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive end Chris Clemons were not present for the morning workout. Rookie Michael Bowie worked with the first unit at right tackle with Giacomini out.

* Offensive lineman John Moffitt returned to practice after missing last week’s OTA open to reporters to deal with an ongoing legal issue.

* Players who did not practice due to injury include defensive lineman Greg Scruggs (knee), defensive end Cliff Avril (foot), cornerback Tharold Simon (foot), offensive lineman James Carpenter (knee), Stephen Williams (ankle), receiver Brett Swain (unknown), receiver Charly Martin (unknown), tight end Cooper Helfet (unknown) and safety Winston Guy (unknown).

* Former reserve quarterback Josh Portis, released by the Seahawks last week, re-signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL over the weekend.

Notes from practice
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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Nice to hear Michael doing well!

    Just like KLM008 said before-“We have a box of hammers in this draft”.
    Imagine how our special teams will get better with all these hammers,Lol.

  2. ‘box of hammers’. love it.

    “Rookie Michael Bowie worked with the first unit at right tackle with Giacomini out.”

    Interesting that Bowie is getting to practice with the 1’s so soon. Watch your back Giacomini, that Bowie kid is a lot like you – big, strong, a little too wild for his own good and ready for a fight.

  3. Dukeshire says:

    I will presume there is nothing to be concerned with regarding Lynch’s absence until there is.

    And Moffitt at practice puts to rest the anxious speculation stemming from his tweet.

  4. Southendzone says:

    Can anyone answer the following about Carpenter:

    When was his last surgery?
    What was the nature of the procedure?
    What step of his rehab is he in?
    When is he expected for full activity?

  5. Audible says:

    It’s a little concerning that Carp is out today with a knee problem.

  6. Seahawks Offseason Quiz:
    The Seattle Seahawks are:

    (1) A young team poised to rise to greatness in 2013.

    (2) Loaded with free agent signings to try to buy a division championship.

    (3) An undisciplined bunch of cheaters and PED-takers.

    (4) Pissing behind the mall, be back in a minute.

  7. GeorgiaHawk says:

    No need to be concerned with Carpitt. So long that we have Okunger. Okunger is far more important to our o-line than Carpitt.

    Now Breezy is the wild card here. Breezy,( Breno, and Sweezy ) can put us over the top imo.

  8. Its early to worry about Carpenter. Though it does seem he should be healed and rehabbed by now.

    Here’s the article regarding his re-injury of the knee last december:

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Southendzone, And when was his last all you can eat pig out!

  10. Southendzone says:

    So shortly after that article from Dec 12th 2012, Carp went on the NFI list. From that article:

    “Carroll did not provide any other specifics on Carpenter’s condition, only saying that the team does not think he suffered a major injury”

    His ACL surgery before that was December 2011.

    So unless I’m missing something we have:
    ACL & surgery in 2011
    Misc concussion and other activity in the next year
    knee injury of some kind vs Chicago in Dec 2012

    followed by NO FURTHER SURGERY, going on the NFI list, and now, 6 months later, sitting out of OTAs. Something’s not right. Oh and in the meantime, Schnieder interview saying he’s the strongest he’s ever been.

  11. I think its hugely important that Seattle get vastly improved play from the G’s and RT this year. In fact, I think its the one area that must improve and will determine whether or not this team competes for a championship.

    It absolutely isnt too early to begin worrying about Carpenter. No one really knows whats going on with his knee, but its a very bad sign that they talked him up all off-season, and he isnt practicing. Rushing him back last year was a total mistake and an epic disaster, as we didnt have to have him and he wasnt playing much better than MCQ anyhow. If he is still iffy from that re-injury, the decision to play him was idiotic, and the team doctors really should be scrutinized. Of course, we have little information and only endless speculation; the team isnt going to any more forthright about his injury and anything surrounding his treatment than they have to be.

    Im really crossing my fingers for him.

    As for Bowie playing with first team, its OTA’s. ALmost as silly as the underwear Olympics. And Carrol and Cable have shown theyre not afraid to throw young players into the fire, esp in OTA’s and training camp, but actual playing time in games must be earned. Bowie isnt breathing down Giac’s neck just yet…

  12. Stevos–I like your list. You crack me up!

  13. Skavage says:

    Carp had “minor” surgery to clean up some stuff in the knee about 5/6 weeks ago. PC mentioned it on KIRO during an interview this afternoon. Basically said it was nothing to worry about and Carp was doing great and expected to be 100% by camp.

    On another note…is it just me or does it feel like Toronto is Seattle’s “AAA Club” of late? And did you happen to click on Eric’s link for the Argo’s? Lists 3 players “ADDED” and 4 players “SUSPENDED”. Not sure if “suspended” means the same as it does in the NFL but if it does, makes me wonder why 4 guys all at once.

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, Carp had surgery again. Goodness, last year they rushed him back too soon and he was never right. Now, they take appropriate precaution and some are demanding to know what’s wrong. lol. If he misses the start of camp, then there may be something. Until then come in off the ledge.

  15. montanamike2 says:

    I think it’s all precautionary measures, same as Lynch and it gives the rookies a chance to show what they got.

  16. Ewalters7354 says:

    Who in the hell is Breezy?

  17. montanamike2 says:

    Funny one!

  18. montanamike2 says:

    Nice to see Willson catching better.

  19. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Ewalters7354- Bruno/Sweezy= Breezy. Okung/Unger= Okunger. Carpenter/Moffitt=Carpitt. Do I have too much time on my hands or what?Lol.

    BTW-I second montanamike about Willson.

  20. ljarllrajl says:

    I like all the combo names. Shorthand sure makes things easy. So like Zach Miller and Luke Willson would be Millllson.

  21. RDPoulsbo says:

    Given Carp’s pay injury issues, I think it’s appropriate to worry about it until he can prove otherwise. I even say the same about Bryant being a walking infirmary. They may say they are healthy, but history isn’t on their side.

  22. tchristensen says:

    the sky is falling, the sky id falling. Geeez.

  23. Until we get good G play out of both spots, the sky is falling. We havent had decent G play since 2006. Thats a very long drought.

    Hopefully they are cautious with Carpenter this time. They wasted his season last year starting him waaay too soon. Hopefully thats all thats going on, just Seattle being cautious with the big guy.

  24. HawkFromDay1 says:

    Am I the only one who really doesn’t care that Marshawn isn’t in camp?

    Boling’s point that he’s making $7.5M this year, and should therefore show up is well-taken. But he also has a responsibility to stay health and be fresh for the regular season. Did anyone take a bigger beating than Marshawn last season? We rode him like a rented burro – he earned this time.

  25. Anything Carp-Ain’t-There can provide should be seen as a bonus at this point. Dude is big, but has yet to prove anything to this Hawk Fan. Big dudes with injury issues are dime a dozen in the NFL…and when they’re injured from the get-go, I’d wager that it tends to stay that way. Especially when knees are involved. Hope he gets back healthy and kicks arse though!

  26. bbnate420 says:

    I don’t care that Marshawn isn’t there either. He has been coming back and forth. He will be there for mini-camp. The only value I see in him being at the OTAs is to help Turbin and Michael. I wouldn’t want him on the field risking an injury. I’d rather Turbin and Michael get the reps. I would bet he talks to Michael and Turb plenty. Cable and the RB coach are there to instruct.

    BTW, the OTAs are voluntary. They’re voluntary regardless of whether he makes 5 K or 50 million.

  27. bbnate420 says:

    Remember how much missing the off-season program and TC used to hamper that bum Big Walt?

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