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Thurmond works at cornerback with first unit

In another development that shows his continued health and how well he’s playing during training camp, Walter Thurmond got the majority of reps at cornerback in place of Brandon Browner with the first unit.

Now, I want to emphasize that I don’t think this means that Browner has lost his starting job, although he appeared healthy and had his helmet with him at practice today.

However, I think this is more of an indication of where Thurmond is at in his development through the first ten days of training camp.

“This is the capabilities and abilities that I’ve had the whole time since they drafted me,” Thurmond said. “And now I really have the time to really showcase that I have to play with any injuries and things like that. I’m really just trying to compete every day.”

Max Unger out; Carpenter leaves practice

Seahawks center Max Unger did not practice today with an undisclosed injury, but indicated during an interview with ESPN 710 Seattle that he will be fine.

However, a more troubling development was that offensive guard James Carpenter was seen leaving the field midway through practice limping, and did not return.

Pete Carroll did not talk with reporters today, so I don’t have any updates on Unger or Carpenter’s injury status.

With Unger out, Mike Person initially worked with the first unit at center. But after two bad shotgun snaps, Person was back working at right tackle with the second unit, and Lemuel Jeanpierre took over at center with the first unit.

John Moffitt and J.R. Sweezy continue to split time at right guard with the first unit.

Some tidbits

* Along with Unger and Carpenter, injured players today included receiver Bryan Walters, defensive tackle Jesse Williams, receiver Early Doucet, tight end Darren Fells, defensive end Cliff Avril, receiver Stephen Williams, defensive end Michael Bennett and cornerback Ron Parker.

Running back Robert Turbin apparently passed his physical, but did not practice today. Zach Miller, Chris Clemons, Tharold Simon, Percy Harvin and Greg Scruggs remain on the PUP list. Korey Toomer remains on the non-football injury list.

Tight end Michael Palmer and Michael Robinson returned to practice today.

* Sidney Rice participated in team drills for the first time during training camp today and looked explosive.

* Cornerback Jeremy Lane had a big day. He stripped running back Christine Michael in the open field, scooped up the ball and took it back for a score. Lane also had an interception of a Brady Quinn offering with the receiver appearing to make a wrong cut.

* Tony McDaniel worked with the first unit at defensive tackle today.

* The offense connected on several deep plays today, including Tarvaris Jackson hitting Golden Tate, Phil Bates catching a long pass from Brady Quinn, and Arceto Clark catching a long ball from Quinn.

* The offense wore white jerseys today in preparation for Seattle’s road contest at San Diego on Thursday.

* Carroll also had his game face on, twice arguing calls with officials during practice.