Key Seahawks still recovering, only bystanders during training camp


The Seattle Seahawks opened training camp this week and starting left tackle Russell Okung and safety Kam Chancellor were  both onlookers as their teammates ran drills on Friday and Saturday.

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They’re both recovering from surgeries in the offseason — Okung on his foot and Chancellor on his hip — but coach Carroll said that they’re close to returning to practice.

"“Russell is just days away from proving it. It might take him, if we’re conservative, maybe a couple of weeks. We’ll take our time there,” Carroll said. “Kam Chancellor is really close and ready to go. He’s chomping at the bit to go. Both went through walkthroughs so they’re close. We expect them back soon.”"

Malcolm Smith was also a bystander during  practice after having ankle surgery in the spring. Carroll said he expects Smith back in the next couple of weeks.

One key player that might have to wait well into the season to play because of injuries is Bruce Irvin, who was placed on the physically unable to perform list.

Irvin had hip surgery in the spring and Pete Carroll said it may take all of training camp before they know if Irvin will be ready for the season opener.

Hopefully, these key members of the Seahawks recover quickly.