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News, notes and quotes: Day 3 of training camp

Good afternoon.

We received some injury updates today.

> Percy Harvin was back and full-go today. “We just want to work our way into camp in a mode to make sure we don’t overload him early,” Pete Carroll said. "(We're) trying to figure out what kind of a workload he can handle."

> RB Christine Michael "banged" his shoulder, according to Carroll. He sat out the second half of practice, but Carroll said Michael should be ready for practice Tuesday.

> Rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood has a sore foot, which has been bothering him since OTAs. Carroll said they decided to rest him until Tuesday to see if that makes him feel better. "He had an old surgery in high school and we have checked it all out. There are no big concerns with it, but he does have a sore foot, so we are resting him,” Carroll said.

> DT Jimmy Staten was out because of a hyperextended knee and pulled hamstring.

> Carroll said left tackle Russell Okung (foot) is about two weeks from returning.

> DT Jesse Williams' time off yesterday was just that. Carroll said they were resting him and that he looked great his first day out.

> All of the other surgery folks -- Kam Chancellor, Malcolm Smith, Bruce Irvin -- remained out.

> The contract for linebacker K.J. Wright is up at the end of this season, and there is some thought the Seahawks may try to extend him during or shortly after training camp. When reminded his contract is coming to an end and asked if he thinks about it, Wright laughed. "Nope. Not at all. I'm going to come out here and just do my job every day. If they want me, they'll find a way to keep me here, and if not, I'm going to play my hardest for the team and when it comes down to it, we'll see what happens. That's something I'm not focused on at all. I'm just worried about practicing and getting back to the Super Bowl." Wright said there was no discussion with the team about a new contract over the summer.

> Jeremy Lane appears a near-lock as the full-time nickel corner. "I'm approaching camp with an attitude like ownership," Lane said. "I've got to own that spot. I feel like I've got a fair opportunity this time, I'm the first one up, all I've got to do is own it." Lane wants to improve on making the catch when his interception opportunities come. "I've got to work on my hands and make them a  little bit better." Also, Lane was a coverage beast last year on special teams, which is a role he's hoping to replicate. "I plan on dominating on special teams."

> We saw one defensive line today with, from left to right, Jackson Jeffcoat, Brandon Mebane, Greg Scruggs and Benson Mayowa.

> Another day, another "sack" for Cliff Avril. He looks dynamic.

> A man who appears a blog favorite, rookie fullback Kiero Small -- he makes a fire hydrant look lanky -- thumped rookie linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis today. The pads were on, so the intensity was increased.

> Harvin beat Earl Thomas on a go route for a touchdown.

> Doug Baldwin temporarily came out of practice to get looked at, but returned.

> Russell Wilson tried to hit a fade on Richard Sherman which Sherman tipped up and Jeron Johnson nearly picked. Sherman joked he may just catch it next time and he's unsure why Wilson dares try him on fades.

> The first few days of camp have been good ones for former Duke tight end Cooper Helfet. He's making catches when thrown to and seems up to speed with the offense.

> Marshawn Lynch continued his holdout.

Links:

> Our photo gallery from Day 2 of camp.

> I wrote about the young leadership for the Seahawks.

> Danny O'Neil writes at 710 ESPN writes about right tackle Justin Britt.

> The Everett Herald says expectations are nothing new to the Seahawks.

> Robert Klemko of MMQB says enjoy 2014, because things will never be the same.

> A photo gallery of Day 3 of camp from Seahawks.com.

> Michael Robinson is getting help from Lynch and Wilson to inspire students.

> One person who is on board with Lynch's holdout? Frank Gore.

> No more offense or special teams for Patrick Peterson. He's being moved to the reserve punt returner.

And, lastly, this will be my final post (other than some transcripts later). As some of you discussed in the comments a bit back, I am leaving the News Tribune to move to Washington, D.C., where I will be pro sports enterprise writer for the Washington Times, writing about the Redskins, Nationals, Wizards and Capitals. Thanks for reading, take care and enjoy the coming season.

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