It was Max Unger’s turn to get a rest day. Taking his reps at center with the first team offense was OT Mike Person. Don’t read into this too much about the status of backup centers Lemuel Jeanperre and John Moffitt. Tom Cable likes to move people around on the line early in training camp to help guys learn. Plus, Moffitt was with the 1st team at RG, and the 2nd team line was already without James Carpenter of LG, so having them be without Lem at C as well would have made it difficult to judge the backup QB competition.
Robert Turbin didn’t practice again, even though he passed his physical yesterday. He probably will be limited until after the preseason game vs the Chargers, then be back to full participation. Zach Miller still isn’t cleared to play, but was seen doing 110 yard sprints on a side field after practice. He’s obviously close to returning as well.
Brandon Browner was limited today, so Walter Thurmond got most of the reps with the first team defense and looked great. He’s pushing Antoine Winfield for playing time as the team’s third CB.
Jeremy Lane also was strong today, including grabbing a pair of interceptions. He continues to improve and show that he belongs.
The receivers that stood out today were Golden Tate (who’s been having an outstanding camp) and Brett Swaine. Swaine seemed to be catching everything thrown today. I lost count of how many receptions he had. Both Kearse and Williams, who’ve starred in the early portion of camp, were invisible today.
Sydney Rice returned to practice today as expected. He didn’t get many 1st team reps though. It seems the team is easing him back into things after missing a week of practice for his trip to Switzerland.
The Seahawks had Spencer Ware lining up in the slot on a number of different plays. He’s clearly impressed the coaches thus far in camp, as they continue to expand his role.
Christine Michael and Marshawn Lynch both had some great gains running the outside zone. The running game is starting to click finally. The only problem was a Michael fumble that was returned for a TD.
New WR Early Doucet was present at practice, but didn’t play. That’s not a good sign for him. He has a major uphill battle to climb, and can’t do that if he’s not on the field.
I forgot to look to see if Bobby Wagner was playing, as I was concentrating on the offense today. I was told that he had his pads and helmet, but I don’t remember seeing him on the field. So he’s either playing or close, which is a good sign for the defense.