Got a lot of stories to crank now, so I’ll just hit some high spots for now. Lots of players still injured or resting today. Carpenter, Bowie, Richardson, Marsh, Baldwin, Norwood, Harvin, Zach Miller, Michael Bennett, Wagner were off Thursday. To help with some depth at receiver, they signed Ronald Johnson, a third-year receiver out of USC. A spot was opened when Anthony McCoy was put on IR after his Achilles injury Tuesday. Nothing more specific on the Jesse Williams knee injury, but Carroll said it’s serious and possibly require surgery.
Numerous sources report that Marshawn Lynch will end his holdout tomorrow, but Carroll said he has nothing to report.
Thursday’s workout looked like the most sloppy of training camp, with numerous flags being thrown on both sides of the ball. When asked, Carroll explained that it was the day NFL refs showed up and were calling it tight. Carroll said he was going to debrief the refs afterward to try to get explanations for their rulings.
As it is Marine Week in Seattle, there was a strong military presence at VMAC, with a helicopter exercise taking place after practice, in which Marines jumped out of low flying helicopters and into Lake Washington.