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Category: Training camp

Aug.
10th

C Max Unger back practicing for Seahawks; CB Thomas Wolfe signed for second time in a week

Starting center Max Unger is back practicing for the Seahawks for the first time since Tuesday. Unger, who missed Thursday’s exhibition opener at Denver with what coach Pete Carroll described after the game as a groin injury, was limited somewhat during offensive-line drills at the start of the morning practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, mainly holding a blocking bag as a “defender” against his fellow blockers. But he took some snaps near the end of individual drills.

Stephen Schilling, the former Bellevue High School star signed as a guard from San Diego as a free agent this offseason,

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Aug.
10th

Seahawks back at practice this morning for Friday’s exhibition against San Diego

Heading back to Renton this morning to begin another condensed week of training-camp practices before Friday’s second exhibition game at home against San Diego. It’s the Seahawks’ next-to-last public practice of the preseason — and, in fact, the last public ones of the year at the VMAC — and because it is on a sunny weekend there are likely to be a few (thousand) folks there today.

I will be watching to see how much the three starting offensive linemen who missed the preseason opener Thursday at Denver practice today and tomorrow: center Max Unger (a new groin injury), left

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Aug.
8th

Pete Carroll’s tepid summation of Seahawks’ preseason opener fits the result

Pete Carroll gave an apt postgame summation of the Seahawks’ first exhibition game as Super Bowl champions, lost 21-16 at Denver while playing without three starters on the offensive line — and with quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor running for their personal well-being far too often.

“We’re just surviving. We’re really surviving right now,” Carroll said of an offensive line that was without center Max Unger because he has a new groin injury, guard James Carpenter because he just got back from a calf injury and left tackle Russell Okung because he returned only Monday from toe

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Aug.
7th

First Seahawks “game” day since the Super Bowl

Good morning from Mile High country. Just arrived in Denver for tonight’s exhibition opener against the Broncos (6 p.m., channel 13, 710AM/97.3 FM). Sunny and warm here now, but a chance of thunderstorms by early this evening.

I was astounded at the number of buzzing Seahawks fans inside SeaTac Airport this morning heading here — in full-on, regular season-caliber 12th Man regalia — for a preseason game. If I had been more alert, or if it hadn’t been 5 a.m., I’d be posting pictures on here for you of the scene.

My game advance in today’s News Tribune profiled Brock Coyle, who

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Aug.
6th

Pete Carroll: Seahawks starters to play some in Denver but kids will play “bulk”

The Seahawks just finished a walk-through practice without pads or helmets that lasted less than an hour — standard fare for a team that is boarding buses to Sea-Tac Airport within the hour for its flight to Denver for Thursday night’s preseason opener.

Coach Pete Carroll played coy when asked how long his starters will play in the psuedo-Super Bowl rematch with the Broncos.

“The starters will be out there for a while, but the bulk of the game will be played by the young guys,” Carroll said.

One starter you almost certainly won’t see in anything but his signature,

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Aug.
6th

Morning links: Seahawks going light day before preseason opener

On my way to Renton for this morning’s expected-to-be light practice on the eve of the preseason opener Thursday at 6 p.m. at Denver.

One among many Seahawks for whom this game is prime chance to impress is second-year cornerback Tharold Simon. In today’s News Tribune I wrote how his size and speed make him an attractive option to backup Richard Sherman and Byron Maxwell — and how Sherman’s enthusiasm over Simon is indicative of the All-Pro starter’s behind-the-scenes influence on the entire defense, if not the whole team.

TNT colleague Evan Thompson has the notebook stories this morning,

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Aug.
5th

Seahawks notes: Russell Okung, Kam Chancellor getting back

The Seahawks are off the field following their 10th practice of training camp, two days before the first preseason game at Denver. The most noteworthy sights: Left tackle Russell Okung and safety Kam Chancellor practicing more and watching less following offseason surgeries.

Like Monday, they didn’t do a ton — mostly individual-position and group work, and nothing in team scrimmaging. But getting almost 10 percent of its starting 22 back from surgery doing more on the field than just watching their teammates is a positive for Seattle for its opener Sept. 4 against Green Bay.

Okung, the all-important sentry on

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Aug.
4th

Pete Carroll: Unfortunate we lost Bowie

When the Seattle Seahawks waived second-year offensive lineman Michael Bowie this weekend, they did it with the intention of bringing him back and placing him on the injured reserve if he cleared waivers. He didn’t.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it was unfortunate they weren’t able to keep him, but also mentioned that Bowie had entered camp 20 pounds overweight.

Bowie started eight games on the offensive line last season, including one playoff game. But he required surgery on his shoulder and was expected to miss the next 4-6 months.

Players will less than four years of service time cannot

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