Seahawks training camp notes for Sunday: Clark, Lane and Ifedi
By Lee Vowell
Thank goodness it is early August. The Seattle Seahawks, like many other NFL teams, are missing some key players in practice the last few days. For the third straight day Germain Ifedi, Frank Clark and Jeremy Lane missed training camp.
Clark missing Friday and Saturday was nearly expected after he punched a defenseless Ifedi in practice on Thursday. What was not expected was to see Clark wear a brace on his left knee. The extent of this injury is unknown. Possibly there is nothing to it and the Seahawks are simply holding Clark out as a precaution. Fingers crossed.
Ifedi is being held out as well. Maybe this is due to being punched. Maybe it is not. Could be he is simply giving up reps to players the Seahawks see as playing better currently. No one really knows other than the Seahawks’ coaches. Offensive line coach Tom Cable would not give a specific answer when asked if Ifedi was injured and, if so, how much. Cable said simply he is letting the medical people and the head coach handle the situation.
Lane, who was practicing extremely well early last week, has missed the last three days. Again, we do not really know the extent of any injury Lane might have. Seattle can ill-afford to lose Lane since DeShawn Shead will be missing quite a bit of time due to a knee injury suffered against the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs last year. Like both Ifedi and Clark, a 12 can only hope Lane does not have a serious issue.
Other players missing camp today included Delano Hill, Jarran Reed and D.J. Alexander, among others.
Some for some good news
Quarterback Russell Wilson may have had his best practice of camp so far on Sunday. He looked sharp and some receivers had some excellent plays because of his. ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia wrote that Wilson was “on fire.” Not that we Seahawk fans do not expect Wilson to be great. But everyone spoken to seems to rave about the shape he is in.
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Seattle also continues to show love to the 12s. The stereotype is that every NFL feels some kinship with its fans. With the Seahawks, it is true. The community and the team are one. Anyone who has never lived in the Pacific Northwest may not feel it, but it is definitely true. (I know, even non-natives will understand the feeling. Please don’t yell at me.)
The Seahawks are awesome. So are 12s.