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Quickee OTA report

Some quick-hitters before transcribing:

Pete Carroll reports: Malcolm Smith had surgery to remove some "loose bodies" from his ankle. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

Right now, Earl Thomas is the leading candidate to return punts, with Percy Harvin also getting a shot.

Kam Chancellor (hip) is expected to be back to full speed by training camp.

Sidney Rice was on the sidelines without a helmet and is expected to be back by training camp.

Marshawn Lynch was not present, Carroll said he has had contact with him.

Tarvaris Jackson was absent from the voluntary workout because of a family situation and he'll be back soon.

Greg Scruggs was in at the 5 technique.

Tharold Simon did not practice but is cleared to run in the next few days.

Cassius Marsh was not there because his graduating class isn't finished with school.

Jessie Williams didn't practice but is expected to in the next few days.

Says LG James Carpenter has lost 15 pounds and looks better than he ever has since becoming a Seahawk.

Other attendance notes: Russell Okung was not in action (foot). Cliff Avril was absent. Paul Richardson did individual work but did not take part in team drills. Heath Farwell also sat out.


Called it a blessing to be back on the field and healthy. Said he was "unsettled" after the Super Bowl, concerned that he didn't do enough to help the team through the season. He's looking forward to trying to return punts. As for his hip, he says he feels better than he has since before college.


"It's fun to see us getting takeaways just like in the Super Bowl." (The defense had two interceptions in team sessions).

He said he's been waiting his opportunity to to return punts. "I want to score a TD."

He said he was a little mad at Obama for even mentioning the 49ers at the White House presentation. "Why would he mention them? It's our day."

Cool thing in wake of Super Bowl? "Everybody calls me 'champ'. That sounds good."

OTA ACTIONDoug Baldwin was the star of the day, catching three long passes from Russell Wilson. Twice he ran past Phillip Adams, and another time he found the sideline window between Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas