With a mock game scheduled for Saturday, the Hawks had a short workout without helmets, going for about an hour in what was basically a walk-through. So, there’s not much in the way of big plays to report. It was also a little difficult to identify the status of injured players as everyone was out there without helmets.
The big new (non-news) of the day was Marshawn Lynch showing up, about 15 minutes after the start of practice. Backs coach Sherman Smith said that not much will change upon his arrival, as he doesn’t take many reps during camp or preseason games under normal conditions. Asked about Lynch’s “ankle” injury that kept him out of minicamp, Smith said that Lynch passed the physical and was deemed ready to practice.
Apparently back in action after missing time was Paul Richardson (shoulder). Guys who have been rested, Doug Baldwin, Percy Harvin, Zach Miller and Michael Bennett were back on the field. Bobby Wagner (hamstring) and Kevin Norwood (foot) remained out.
Since this practice was like a walk-through, we got to see both Kam Chancellor and Malcolm Smith on the field with the team. Both coming off surgeries, have not practiced during the regular daily sessions at camp, but have reportedly been going through the walk-through sessions that are closed to the public and media. That seems to be an indication that they’re close to returning to action. Russell Okung, meanwhile, did not participate today.