In my story today, when cornerback Byron Maxwell is on the field, he makes plays.But after health issues limited the third-year pro out of Clemson to nine games each of the past two seasons, Maxwell is focused on staying healthy during training camp.
So far, he’s been successful. After injuring his ankle against San Diego last week, Maxwell missed just one day of practice, and is on track to play in Saturday’s game against Denver.
Maxwell, 25, said he has taken preventive measures such as using a foam roller on aching muscles before practice to prevent lactic acids from gathering, which can cause stiffness and longer recovery times.
Maxwell also uses ice tub treatment before practice and massages afterward to avoid nagging injuries that kept him out of practice in previous seasons.
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“I’ve just got to stay on top of things,” Maxwell said. “When you’re young, you don’t know your body is your work. So you have to stay on top of your health. You have got to do the little things. Even though you don’t feel like doing those things, you’ve got to do them.”
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Danny O’Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at bubble guys on the Seahawks’ defense.
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Clare Farnsworth of Seahwks.com hands out camp honors for this year’s training camp. Richard Sherman is the MVP.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times offers his overall thoughts on this year’s training camp.
KJR-AM’s Ian Furness, Jason Puckett and Curtis Crabtree take a stab at picking the final roster for the Seahawks.
Art Thiel of SportspressNW.com writes that WR Jermaine Kearse has found a home on special teams.
Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post writes that Denver rookie running back Montee Ball is looking forward to facing the Seahawks this weekend.
Holly Anderson of Grantland offers a preview of Jim L. Mora’s UCLA Bruins.
Andrew Brandt writing for MMQB has an interesting read on how personnel departments deal with injury settlements and other personnel issues during training camp to help manage the salary cap. It’s worth a read.