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What I saw, heard, thought about 10th practice of training camp

Paul Richardson’s soaring catch over three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman on Wednesday was one of the best plays of the first 10 practices of Seahawks training camp.
Paul Richardson’s soaring catch over three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman on Wednesday was one of the best plays of the first 10 practices of Seahawks training camp. toverman@theolympian.com

WHAT WAS IT: Practice number 10 – Jimmy Graham Returns Day – was in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts. For the first time the offense and defense ran some scout-team plays in light preparation for Saturday’s first preseason game at Kansas City. The sun actually peaked through the fog late in the two-hour practice, a rarity for this cool camp. Then wide receiver Tyler Lockett stayed out 50 minutes following practice’s end to sign autographs for every last one of those fans that wanted one. "Tyler!" one young woman shouted to him. "You’re hot!"

WHO SHINED: Paul Richardson kept up his bid to be the fourth wide receiver behind Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Lockett. And I mean UP. The 2014 second-round pick is coming off a knee reconstruction in January 2015 then hamstring injury last November. He is flying this month. Wednesday he soared above three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman to snare a sideline pass (below) for one of the best plays of camp.

Jahri Evans got his first action with the first team at right guard, the position he played for 10 years in New Orleans and was a four-time All-Pro. But Evans got those starting snaps only after yet another dust-up involving rookie guard Germain Ifedi after a play. For the first time, coaches sent Ifedi off to cool down for a few plays, and Evans entered for him. Ifedi returned for the final team drill as the right guard. … Trevone Boykin fired several quick darts over the middle and in the flat, including one to Richardson. Boykin also rolled left, pulled up and flipped a sublime pass over linebackers to new free-agent wide receiver Montario Hunter. Boykin’s performance – and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talking about how impressed he’s been with him – make it more and more plausible the Seahawks would indeed begin the season with the undrafted rookie as the No. 2 quarterback instead of a veteran backup most presume Seattle will sign first. … With Bobby Wagner getting a rest day, undrafted rookie Steve Longa split some of the first-team time at middle linebacker with returning backup Brock Coyle.Kam Chancellor returned at strong safety after a few days out. On his first scrimmage play he angrily banged into rookie tight end Nick Vannett to turn a sweep run inside him.

WHO SAT: Rookie second-round pick Jarran Reed got carted off the field after he got stepped on by offensive lineman Will Pericak in a pass-rush drill. Though it looked bad, Reed tweeted two hours after practice that he was fine and would practice Thurday. Reed is making a bid to be the starter replacing departed Brandon Mebane, competing with four-year veteran Jordan Hill. Hill has been out for a week with a groin injury. … Starting right tackle J’Marcus Webb left early in drills and had an ice pack on his right knee. Alhough he was walking OK on it later in practice Webb did not return. Bradley Sowell played right tackle for him. … C.J. Prosise, Zac Brooks and Kasen Williams remained out with hamstring issues. … Rookie defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson was out for a second straight day. … Wide receiver Deshon Foxx also missed again. …

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I haven’t even watched the film yet. And I probably never will." – Graham, when asked what happened to cause his torn patellar tendon in the end zone in pursuit of a pass Nov. 29 against Pittsburgh.

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