Seahawks Insider Blog

News, notes and quotes from Day 1 of minicamp

Let's get to it:

> The newest Seahawk, Kevin Williams, was on the field playing three technique. Pete Carroll said the Seahawks can go big with Williams there and Tony McDaniel at the five technique. More on him later.

> Kam Chancellor, Malcolm Smith, Heath Farwell and Russell Okung were in attendance but did not participate. Bruce Irvin (hip surgery) was not here.

> More work for Michael Bowie at right tackle and Alvin Bailey at left tackle.

> Justin Britt was at right tackle with the second unit.

> Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas were back fully practicing after sitting out the final OTA. Thomas was true to form on one play: Robert Turbin had a carry during an 11-on-11 period and was "tackled" at about the linebacker level. The whistle blew for the next play, and Turbin, as he's taught to do, took off to run to the end zone to finish his carry. Thomas decided he was going to chase him down, so he turned and sprinted toward Turbin before catching up, chopping the ball out, pushing Turbin away from the recovery and yelling, "Hell yeah!"

> Fourth-round pick Cassius Marsh was on the field for the first time today now that his school year is over. As was DT Andru Pulu.

> Not the best day for tight end Anthony McCoy. He dropped two passes and bobbled another before securing it.

> Rookie Kevin Norwood was again effective. Throw it at him, he catches it.

> Linebacker Korey Toomer raced over to cover a pass in the flat and appeared to grab toward his hamstring afterward. He remained in practice, though.

> Defensive end Benson Mayowa added 10-14 pounds in the offseason. The Seahawks had asked him to bulk up.

> If it were live play, Jackson Jeffcoat would have had a sack.

> Sidney Rice sat out 95 percent of the practice, but did run a few gentle routes to help the quarterbacks work.

> Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson (shoulder) was back and a full participant.

> A herd working as possible punt returners: Thomas, Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin, Richard Sherman, Bryan Walters and A.J. Jefferson.

> Christine Michael was part of the punt coverage unit, as was Richardson.