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What I saw, heard on day 9 of Seahawks training camp

Defensive tackle Jaran Reed is no longer 93; he’s his college number at Alabama, 90. But he’s still impressing coaches and teammates with his performances at Seahawks training camp.
Defensive tackle Jaran Reed is no longer 93; he’s his college number at Alabama, 90. But he’s still impressing coaches and teammates with his performances at Seahawks training camp. phaley@thenewstribune.com

WHAT WAS IT: The ninth day of practice at Seahawks training camp was in no pads, just helmets, before a couple thousand more cheering fans on the grass banks next to Lake Washington. It was another unseasonably cool, cloudy day that has made this the coolest – literally – camp in the NFL this year.

WHO SHINED: Rookie second-round pick Jarran Reed continues to blow through offensive linemen, starters and reserves alike. With veteran Jordan Hill out with a groin injury he can’t afford in the competition to replace departed Brandon Mebane at defensive tackle, Reed dipped his inside shoulder and sliced past current starting center Justin Britt in the daily pass-rush drill. … The Seahawks brought back former University of Washington defensive end Josh Shirley, who was in camp last year. Shirley showed his edge speed zooming to the outside of right tackle J’Marcus Webb. But Shirley needs an inside, finishing move at this level. On that first matchup and a rematch a few minutes later, Webb guided Shirley well deep into the backfield, past the would-be quarterback. Line coach Tom Cable punched air and talked to Webb after that. … With Brock Coyle just getting back to individual drills after a week out injured, rookie free agents Steve Longa and Kyle Coleman have looked fast at backup middle linebacker. … DeShawn Shead was still the starting right cornerback with Mike Morgan at strongside linebacker. Kelcie McCray was the strong safety because Kam Chancellor is still limited. Carroll praised McCray for being dependable, and a special-teams ace. … The starting guards remained rookie Germain Ifedi on the right and Mark Glowinski on the left. It’s odd to see a four-time All-Pro guard on the third team, but that’s where newly signed Jahri Evans was. He looks slow to get rounding into practice, let alone, game readiness at this point.

WHO SAT: Doug Baldwin did light jogging and stretching with a trainer on a side field. Coach Pete Carroll said his No. 1 wide receiver is improving on the Achilles bruise he got last week. The team doesn’t believe the injury is serious. … Jimmy Graham remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. But coach Pete Carroll says his star tight end is "right at the edge of getting back" to practicing for the first time since he tore the patellar tendon in his knee Nov. 29. … Rookie running back Alex Collins rested a sore ankle after starring Sunday in a scrimmage. … Carroll said Coyle and Chancellor have a chance to play in Saturday’s first exhibition game, at Kansas City. … C.J. Prosise did some light jogging catching passes before practice but remains out from the strained hamstring he got on the first day of camp July 30. "He’s missed a ton," Carroll said. "There’s no other way to put it." The coach said he hopes Prosise can return to play in the preseason game Aug. 18 against Tennessee. … The team moved George Farmer from cornerback to running back, the position he played at USC, to bolster depth to the injured backfield. Farmer has been a pass catcher in the past and will have that role while Prosise remains out. … Wide receiver Kasen Williams and rookie running back Zac Brooks might be out into next week with hamstring injuries. … Carroll said defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (calf) is close to coming off the non-football-injury list and practicing for the first time in camp.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "John Schneider! I LOVE YOU, JOHN!" – a 20-something man from about 10 yards away from Schnieder during practice. The Seahawks’ GM turned over his left shoulder, flashed a small smile and flashed a chic peace sign.

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