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News, notes and quotes: Day 1 of training camp

Kam Chancellor (hip), Russell Okung (foot), Malcolm Smith (ankle) and Bruce Irvin (hip) were all in attendance, but did not participate.

Korey Toomer (hamstring) was also out. Rookie Eric Pinkins was in a walking boot because of a Lisfranc injury suffered just a couple days ago. Even offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell was in a walking boot.

Greg Scruggs also was limited and seemed bothered by his surgically repaired knee. He changed his knee brace a couple times before not participating much in practice.

Irvin and Toomer were placed on the PUP list. Pinkins was listed as a non-football injury and counts on the active list. Players on the PUP can return at any time.

"As always at this time, we'll really be patient," Pete Carroll said. "With Bruce in particular coming off the surgery he had. He looks fantastic. He thinks he can do everything. We're going to take our time. We'll probably work it all the way through camp to see how the progress goes. We want to make sure we're right so when he comes back, he's good and ready to go.

"Russell (Okung) got a little bit of work today in the walk-throughs. He's just days away from kind of proving it... it might take, if we're conservative, a couple weeks. Kam Chancellor is really close and ready to go. Both those guys are running right now in the VMAC and getting their conditioning work done. Both went through walk-throughs."

Carroll said it's a "nagging" hamstring injury for Toomer and it will be a couple weeks before he is ready to go.

Carroll said 4-6 weeks for Pinkins, and that Smith "is close." Smith is running and working out. "He has to show he can tolerate the work day after day after day." That could take a couple weeks.


> Lots of Justin Britt at right tackle today after Michael Bowie hurt his shoulder. The front five: Alvin Bailey, James Carpenter, Max Unger, J.R. Sweezy and Britt.

> Russell Wilson was intercepted by backup safety Dion Bailey on a rollout. Wilson was not sharp during the day.

> One person who was sharp, was Percy Harvin. Harvin zoomed around on a sweep and turned a botched screen into a gain when he dusted four defenders in a tight space. Harvin said he is finally, with the emphasis on finally, healthy head to toe. He also said he changed his training and nutritional habits during the offseason. Interesting to hear from a guy who was already 195 pounds of taught muscle.

> DeShawn Shead and Terrance Parks were the primary backup safeties. Jeron Johnson was up with the first group with Chancellor out.

> Terrelle Pryor continues as the third-string quarterback.

> Lots of work at left tackle for Garry Gilliam.

> Stephen Schilling worked at center with Lemuel Jeanpierre at left guard.

> Doug Baldwin beat Byron Maxwell for a deep touchdown.

> Linebacker Brock Coyle sniffed out a backside screen, beat his blockers and was there to blow up the play. He also made a one-handed interception during an interception drill for linebackers.

> Pryor launched a duck deep that rookie receiver Kevin Smith pulled in with Chandler Fenner on his back.

> Not a good day for rookie lineman Nate Isles. In one-on-one drills where he was at right tackle, four consecutive defensive ends, including Benson Mayowa and Cassius Marsh, blew past him. Offensive line coach Tom Cable made Isles do the drill over and over and he was beat each time. The horn sounded and they changed groups, which got Isles off the hook and gave Okung a chance to go put an arm around him and talk a bit.

> Marsh had another day where his speed and effort were apparent. Were it live play, he would have had a sack. Cliff Avril would have had a sack, too, blowing past Bailey on one play.

> Lots of O'Brien Schofield at rush end.

> Michael Bennett: "We're still hungry. That's what makes us a great team. We have a lot of young players who are still hungry. I think we're still the hunter. Nobody's is the champ right now. The trophy's up again. Last year doesn't matter right now. We're all the hunter right now."

> Bennett on Lynch: "He feels like what he needs to get, he hasn't gotten. We support him -- we want him to be here, but as a player you understand the business side, too. Nobody is really worried about him not being out here. We know when he comes, he's going to set the standard."

> Harvin: "It feels tremendously good. Last year at this time, I was in there consulting with all the doctors, looking through the windows, hearing the music playing and all the fans, wanting to be out here so bad  I’m just looking forward to putting everything together and being the monster I know I can be.”

> Harvin on why he thinks he will remain healthy: "I've been doing some things I haven't been able to do in a while. Just getting the hip back stronger; I've got a lot of motion I haven't had in a while. I'm feeling tremendously confident. I know I'll put it together."