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Wilson says first quarter of training camp over

The Seattle Seahawks finished Day 4 of training camp this afternoon with a two-and-a-half hour practice. The team now will take Monday off, and then return to practice on Tuesday for Seattle’s first fully padded practice.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he’ll use the team’s off day to go over the first four days of film from training camp, calling it the end of the opening quarter of training camp.

“We just had what we call our first quarter of training camp,” Wilson said. “So I’ll just look at that and say, ‘Okay, what did we do well in the first quarter, and what can we do better in the second quarter, and what can we continue in the second quarter.’ So that’s the way we’re kind of thinking about it here in Seattle.”

Something that remains at the top of the list for Wilson and the rest of Seattle’s offense is trying to be efficient, and executing at a high level. The Seahawks worked on several different situational team drills, including two-minute, third down and red zone offense.

“The biggest thing is executing,” Wilson said. “Our offense is really doing a great job of getting in and out of the huddle, and getting first downs when we need to. Third down is really good right now. So I think that’s our focus – just taking care of the ball and being efficient.”

Wilson also talked about working to quickly correct mistakes. He was asked about going over to talk with Richard Sherman on Saturday after he picked off a Wilson offering over the middle intended for tight end Luke Willson.

“Once I was out, I went up to Sherm and just asked him, ‘How did you make that play? What did you see?’ And so he’s just a smart football player. So that communication between the DBs and I has really grown over the past year.”

“You’ve got to love having the pads on. We’ve haven’t had the pads on since we played Atlanta. And to be able to pop guys and move around, and really feel like you playing a game almost. The way we practice is so fast, it really does feel like a game. So when you get to game time it really does slow things down.”

Some tidbits

* The six players on the PUP list remain the same in Zach Miller (foot), Greg Scruggs (knee), Tharold Simon (foot), Robert Turbin (foot), Chris Clemons (knee) and Percy Harvin (hip). Michael Robinson (ankle) returned to practice today. Heath Farwell (back), Cliff Avril (foot), Michael Bowie (unknown) and Jessie Williams (knee) did not practice today.

* John Moffitt worked at right guard for the majority of the reps with the first unit today, while J.R. Sweezy worked at right guard with the second unit.

* Undrafted rookie free agent Alvin Bailey got some work at left tackle with the second unit today, with Mike Person flipping over to play some right tackle. Offensive line coach Tom Cable mentioned Bailey and Bowie as young lineman who have stood out the first few days, and also said converted defensive lineman Jarred Smith is making some progress.

* Rookie third round draft choice Jordan Hill worked with the starters at defensive tackle next to Brandon Mebane in Seattle’s base defense. Hill also is getting some work as an inside pass rusher in nickel situations.

* Undrafted rookie free agent defensive end Kenneth Boatright has switched numbers, from No. 93 to No. 47. New addition O’Brien Schofield will wear No. 93.

* James Carpenter got a handful of reps at left guard with the first unit.

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