Seahawks news: Tariq Woolen, Dre'Mont Jones, Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril

One key player returns to practice, one is injured, and two former greats help coach the current guys.
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Seahawks cornerback Tariq Woolen returns to practice

Woolen suffered a knee injury in minicamp in late May. He seemed to trip and misstep on the field and then he had some minor surgery to fix the problem. At the time, the Seahawks were saying they expected Woolen to be back by the start of training camp. That obviously didn't happen, however, so any fears 12s might have had about how quickly the Pro Bowl cornerback would be back might have grown.

Until Sunday, Woolen had not practiced in on-field drills and he began training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. But being on PUP in training camp and the preseason doesn't mean a player has to miss a certain amount of time. Woolen could have returned at any point and thankfully, he came back Sunday and practiced in pads, albeit in limited fashion. Woolen didn't take part in seven-on-seven drills for instance.

There is a very good chance that Woolen doesn't play against the Vikings on Thursday - I mean, if I was in charge of who plays I wouldn't have Woolen on the field because he knows the defense already and will get in enough practice time before Week 1 where missing a preseason game means nothing - and it is questionable if Woolen plays in any of the preseason games. But his returning to practice will be interesting simply to see what happens with other plays.

We know that Woolen is going to start at one outside corner spot, but we aren't completely sure who will be opposite him. We know that Seattle has a lot of depth, however, and that's a great thing. And that depth will likely be needed during the season.