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Hawks Friday morning

The Seahawks put on helmets for the first time Friday morning, but were in shells and shorts so contact was at a minimum. The big presence on the second day of Seahawks training camp was rookie first-round pick James Carpenter, a right tackle from Alabama.

He's very thickly built, and looked a little winded early on. However, he stood his ground in pass protection drills against Red Bryant to such a degree that it's going to be my column topic for tomorrow's TNT. So, the strength is definitely there. It's obvious how the nature of this offensive line is changing, and that will be further witnessed tomorrow, when we presume free-agent guard Robert Gallery shows up to take over the left guard position. Mike Williams on Thursday talked about the influence of new coach Tom Cable on the offense. Williams played under Cable at Oakland, and was a teammate of Gallery's with the Raiders. He predicted a noticeable upgrade in toughness and attitude because of their presence.

Lofa Tatupu, who practiced both times on Thursday, was held out this morning. Chris Clemons and Ben Obomanu both wore red jerseys and were limited.

A top defensive play was an interception by Marcus Trufant, who picked off a bal tipped by Golden Tate. Rookie receiver Kris Durham made a nice catch on a crossing route in team sessions.

They had just one practice scheduled for Friday, with two on the docket for Saturday.