The Seahawks just wrapped up Saturday practice, which was probably the most spirited of training camp. Of course, any practice with Ken Norton coaching in it is going to have its moments. Safety Earl Thomas brought much of the energy on Saturday, as he several times got into some mock taunting with running backs that he hit (Mike Robinson and then Marshawn Lynch).
The big news, as mentioned in the previous post, Russell Okung did not participate in practice, but he was in shorts, jersey and ball cap and getting around without limping too badly. At times, he was doing some light footwork moves. That has to bode well for the ankle injury he suffered in the San Diego game. Coach Carroll should be speaking in a few minutes and we'll give more details afterward.
About practice: A ton of guys were not in action. Aside from Okung, Alford, Sims, Carter, Durham, Morrah, Lewis, Butler, Maxwell, Cole and Thurmond were sidelined.
Returning to practice were Red Bryant, Mike Williams, Sidney Rice and Justin Forsett. Rice was the only one of those who saw real work in team drills
In one-on-one passing drills, Tate made a great catch over Jesse Hoffman for a touchdown (He bowed to the crowd when they cheered) And Doug Baldwin outran Thomas for a score on an out-and-up route.
One of the noticeable things in the game played out again Saturday ... the second-team O Line is providing more quality depth than they've had in a while. Guys like Breno Giacomini, Paul Fanaika and Paul McQuistan look like solid replacements. Tyler Polumbus filled in for Okung at left tackle.