Linebacker Aaron Curry missed his fourth day of practice since suffering a concussion during a collision with Justin Forsett in last Saturday afternoon’s practice.
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed hope that Curry might return today, but it appears the team will continue to take a cautious approach in bringing Curry back.
As we reported earlier, the Seahawks signed defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock, who practiced this morning. To make room for Pitcock the ream released receiver Mike Hass.
We got to talk to Pitcock afterward, and he was frank in discussing his reasons for retiring from the league in 2008 while with Indianapolis at the age of 24, saying he was suffering from bouts of depression, and that he had used video games as an outlet.
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Pitcock said his video game playing eventually became an addition that he needed help with, along with the depression. Pitcock said he still lived in Indianapolis after he stepped away from the game.
The Seahawks are working Pitcock, a third-round pick by the Colts who was an All-American at Ohio State, at the 3-tech position inside.
“I’m having a fun time out here today and the guys are very welcoming,” Pitcock said. “I think some guys don’t know my story, they just thought I got released by Indy. And that’s fine. I’m not trying to make it a big deal. I left quietly and I’d like to come in quietly and just show what I can accomplish with the team.”
On deciding to retire from football in 2008, Pitcock had this to say:
“I didn’t think I was good enough mentally for the team. So I thought it was best for the team and myself at the time that I left because I didn’t think I mentally ready for the game.”
Pitcock said he's motivated to help a team now and just wants to get in there and show the Seahawks' coaching staff what he can do.
With Day 6 of Seahawks Camp upon us, there’s still no word of an agreement between offensive tackle Russell Okung and the team, although indications are the two sides are working hard on a resolution that might have the Oklahoma State product in camp by the end of the week.
Third string quarterback J.P. Losman said he’s been pleased with the amount of work he’s been getting so far in camp. He continues to look sharp during individual and teams drills.
“The amount of reps that I’ve been able to get so far has been a lot,” Losman said. “I didn’t know what to expect during camp. I didn’t know how they were going to do it. But I’ve been going in there. I’m getting reps with the one, two and threes. I’m getting reps with everything. And I’m getting more and more comfortable with everybody, day in and day out, so it’s nice.
He’s also said he's looking forward to playing against some guys with different color jerseys.
“We’re having a great time out here, all three quarterbacks, the whole team, everybody,” Losman said. “This is just a total different atmosphere than I’ve ever been around at this level, and we’re having a great time. But it will be nice to go out and showcase your talents against someone else, so we’re all looking forward to that as well.”
Another interesting development was running back Leon Washington working during full-contact drills for the first time this morning. He caught a couple balls out of the backfield and exploded up field, so he’s looking like he’s getting to full speed.
Players on the veteran maintenance program for this morning’s practice include Deion Branch and Marcus Trufant. Kevin Vickerson and Mansfield Wrotto also were on the sidelines.
Also, Matt Hasselbeck was limited today, with Losman and Charlie Whitehurst taking most of the snaps during 7-on-7 and team drills.
* Jon Ryan kicked field goals today with Ruvell Martin holding for him as the team worked with the second team field goal unit.
* The team also worked on kickoff coverage during the beginning of practice.
* Cornerback Kelly Jennings had two nice deflections working against Mike Williams in 7-on-7 drills.
* Speaking of Mike Williams, he again flashed today, making two, nice catches on deep balls during team drills.
* Charlie Whitehurst made a nice drill during goal line drills to John Carlson on an out route for a touchdown.
* WR Kole Heckendorf had a nice touchdown catch on a skinny post, beating cornerback Walter Thurmond down the middle of the field.