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OTAs end with a big day from Tharold Simon

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on June 12, 2014 at 2:24 pm with 23 Comments »
June 12, 2014 2:24 pm

The 10th, and final, OTA is in the books. The Seahawks practiced for a long time Thursday, spending almost two hours on the field.

Marshawn Lynch again was not in attendance. It was not a scheduled day for Pete Carroll to meet with the media, so no comments from him or the organization about the reports of Lynch wanting to change his contract and possibly not attending next week’s mandatory minicamp. As of now, Lynch has not informed the Seahawks that he will be skipping mandatory minicamp.

Max Unger did chat with the media. To summarize, he said he wouldn’t be bothered by Lynch not being there as long as “he does his thing on Sunday.” Unger was unconcerned about the topic.

Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas did not participate. They did coach, however. Thomas spent the entire practice fully dressed to play, including wearing a helmet throughout. He barked instructions from the back of the end zone.

Sherman advised Tharold Simon much of the day, and it seemed to work. Simon had a pick of Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson. One on a deep sideline pass and another in the end zone. Wilson was intercepted three times during 11-on-11 drills. The third came from Akeem Auguste. As the ball hung in the air, Sherman saw an opportunity for a pick. He sprinted down the sideline screaming, “Get that money!” Auguste was able to cut in front of the receiver for the interception. Wilson was also intercepted by Chandler Fenner after Eric Pinkins tipped a pass.

Sherman informed Wilson, “We’re wearing you out, Russ!”

There was a rally by Wilson late in practice. Jermaine Kearse caught two touchdowns, one against Pinkins.

A few other quick hits:

> Simon said he is feeling better after two surgeries on his feet. The last one was Feb. 12 and he got up to full speed about a month ago. He had a stress fracture in one foot and a broken bone in the other.

> Paul Richardson again sat out. Like prior OTAs, he jumped in to hear the call in the huddle, but did not participate.

> Rookie OL Garrett Scott, who was waived after singing his contract because of a rare heart condition, was here. He helped grab blocking pads and watched all the offensive line drills.

> With Tarvaris Jackson back, Terrelle Pryor took few snaps. But, on one, he was able to go on a long run around the right side.

> Kevin Norwood hauled in another deep touchdown pass today.

> Ricardo Lockette had a bad drop, but then came up with a high-pointed leaping catch over the middle later.

> Lots of Alvin Bailey at left tackle today with Russell Okung still not participating.

> A heavy defensive line look with Tony McDaniel at 5-technique and Jesse Williams at 3-technique was used today.

> WR Chris Matthews, LB Heath Farwell and SS Kam Chancellor continues to sit out.

> A.J. Jefferson was not in attendance.


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  1. Southendzone says:

    Good report, thanks. I like hearing about Sherman egging everyone on.

    Do you have any expectation to do an in-depth look at Garett Scott? Would he do an interview? It would be cool to hear more about his prognosis for the future and his plans with or w/o football.

  2. boycie99 says:

    I see we’ve signed DT Kevin Williams on a 1 year prove it deal.
    Good signing

  3. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Seattle has signed longtime Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams. Per Werder, it is a one-year deal worth more than $2 million.

  4. I’m still wondering if Alvin Bailey will be the 2015 starting LT.

  5. Southendzone says:

    Dunno if a prove it deal is the right term here. He’s just an old dude searching for above the minimum contract for what’s probably his final season in the league.

  6. Sherman and Earl – worth every penny. Awesome stuff to hear.

    Re the Lynch non-issue . . . just a slow news time is my take. Haven’t seen anything that isn’t total conjecture.

  7. With Garrett Scott waived, does that mean there is still some contractual relationship between him and the Hawks? Is he on some sort of IR designation or PUP? I’d sure like to see his medical condition improve and have a chance later with us.

    Man, I like hearing, “KN hauled in another deep TD pass.”

  8. chuck_easton says:

    Garrett Scott was just waived outright after signing his contract and receiving his signing bonus.

    Not on PUP or IR. He is technically free to sign with any team he wanted. But it’s clear there is some agreement with the organization and Scott.

  9. chuck_easton says:

    Further to the Scott question.

    The NFL has his status as RSN (Reserve Non football related).

  10. Kevin Williams is a good one year signing. He’s got enough left as a situational player to be an asset this year. After seeing Winfield come over and not making the team last year, you can bet that he’s going to be coming in to comPete knowing that his final payday isn’t guaranteed. He also wants to win so this is a perfect match.

  11. On Scott, Seattle is reportedly paying him his full bonus and yearly salary, at least for this year. With him on the non-football injury list, they dont use up an IR slot, and wont be beholden to him for an injury settlement (at least legally) if he never plays. This way they can take care of him as long as they want, with no extra strings attached.

    Kevin Williams, IMO, is simply an insurance signing like the Vikings cb who never even made the team last year. I doubt he even makes the team. We’re stacked at D-line, and I love our guys at DT; McDaniels and Scruggs can play both DE and DT along with Bennett and Hill, theres also Williams, Mebane, and Brooks, whom I think has loads of potential. He’s here in case of injuries or if someone fails to step up. I think they all will, and Williams is a late-preseason cut.

  12. Winfield! That was last years veteran who failed to make the team. Thanks Bobbyk!

    And I hope you dont take it personal that I disagree with you on Williams; I think he’s a washed up shadow of his former self, and I dont want to lose any of the guys we already have to rent him for a year. But you can bet if he outplays someone they will give him a spot, so he’s got a chance!

  13. It’d be pretty boring if we all agreed all the time. I also think Williams is a shell of his former self but situationally I think he’s got one more year of solid productivity left in him. Granted, it’s not the level it once was, but I like it. Actually, I think we either took Trufant just before or after the Vikings took Williams so he’s definitely long in the tooth.

    I’m still not the biggest McDaniel fan in the world. I think many of us overrate him. Mebane and the pass rushers like Bennett and Avril are the keys, imo, although I’m in the boat who really like Jordan Hill this year (and love the reports we’re getting about Jessie Williams).

  14. Dukeshire says:

    Well, McDaniel at 5-tech does make sense if they’re looking to replace Red in run situations. McDaniel is so long he would certainly be able to seal the edge on the closed side allowing the Sam to run free to the ball carrier. Statistically, he’s not going to impress, but doing the dirty work to allow others to, feels like what they may have in mind.

    I’ll be interested to see him there in preseason.

  15. Im really liking the idea of McD, Williams, Mebane, and one of the rushers who play DE (Scruggs, Bennett, Avril) on run downs!

    Bobbyk–Just wanted to ensure I wasnt coming across like Voice of God…Im hoping Williams makes my opinion so much hogwash..

    Tharold Simon is really getting it done! I hope his performance carries over to padded practice and games!

  16. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Williams may be older but he had around 150 snaps more then any Seahawks d-lineman last year.

    He won’t have play as much here if he makes the team.

  17. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Now any good veteran free agent Guards out there we can sign for Carp insurance?

  18. montanamike2 says:

    I would think Bowie at LG and Britt at RT makes sense.

  19. Makes too much sense for Cable.

  20. Ray_Maines says:

    I’m certainly pulling for Bowie and Britt (and Carpenter and Bailey) but the brain trust doesn’t have a very good record with O-Linemen

  21. Lol, Bobbyk!

  22. Thanks, Chuck and STTBM, for clarifying on Scott. I also think the Williams signing is just like Winfield. Let the vet compete with the young guys, but talent, productivity, motor and attitude will determine the winners. I hope the young guys prevail because that’s better for the team’s long-term outlook and salary cap.

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