Seahawks news: Abraham Lucas still working to get back after surgery

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Several Seattle Seahawks had offseason surgery soon after the 2022 season ended. Right tackle Abraham Lucas was one of those players. I don't say this to build drama or scare anyone as Lucas did have surgery on his shoulder, but the good part is that he should be fine before Week 1 starts.

Lucas also had a patellar tendon issue last season, along with some minor elbow problem, but Lucas didn't need to address either of those areas through surgery. Instead, Lucas is still trying to get back to full strength from shoulder surgery. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Lucas should be ready by training camp, however.

Lucas, as most 12s know, helped form the rookie bookends of the offensive line in 2022, along with left tackle Charles Cross. Lucas started 16 games in 2022 (he would have started all 17 but missed Week 17 with the knee injury). He was ranked as the 39th-best overall tackle in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

Seahawks right tackle Abraham Lucas should be ready by start of training camp

The Washington State alum, and Seahawks third-round pick in 2022, was also named to the Pro Football Focus All-Rookie team. Lucas allowed only 28 total pressures and was better in pass protection than most people anticipated early in his career. Lucas should be even better in 2023 and Pro Bowl recognition isn't out of the realm of possibility eventually.

That is, of course, if Lucas can come back by trainng camp with full strength. That's what the Seahawks expect and Lucas seems to be on the right track. And as odd as it sounds, Lucas's leadership might be needed too in 2023 because Seattle could start two rookies to the left side of Lucas making Lucas a senior citizen at the beginning of his second season.

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The other Seattle rookie to make the PFF All-Rookie team in 2022 was Tariq Woolen. Woolen had to have recent surgery as well due to a misstep in OTAs. Coach Carrol told reporters on Thursday that he still expects Woolen to be ready by the start of training camp in July as well.