Michael Bennett appeared to overstep those boundaries --- at least in the eyes of coach Pete Carroll --- and was essentially ejected from practice about two-thirds of the way through.

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Among the lessons football players have to learn in training camp — or be reminded of again — is how to properly harness their emotions to play with an edge yet still not cross a line into actions that could hurt the team on gameday.

Thursday, Michael Bennett appeared to overstep those boundaries — at least in the eyes of coach Pete Carroll — and was essentially ejected from practice about two-thirds of the way through.

Bennett has been at the center of what have become almost daily skirmishes between the offensive and defensive line and was again Thursday.

During a team drill, Bennett became enraged at the offensive line. A replay showed that Bennett jumped offsides through a gap between center Justin Britt and left guard Mark Glowinski. Glowinski appeared to give Bennett a tap from behind, which Bennett appeared not to like, immediately coming back at Glowinski, which then led to a bustle of bodies joining the fray.

After the initial pushing and shoving, when other players had returned to their positions, Bennett continued to finger point and yell and circled around the line, being held back by teammates including Cliff Avril and Jordan Hill.

Bennett eventually settled down.

But when the number one defense took the field again a few minutes later, Bennett appeared set to take his usual place on the line before Carroll nudged him and motioned for him to go to the sidelines. Bennett did not see action for the rest of practice.

Bennett appeared to still be angry after practice, pointing and yelling at Britt when Britt crossed his path on the way to the offensive line huddle, taking a few steps toward the O-line group and doing a little more fingering pointing and yelling before being led into the locker room by Avril, Richard Sherman and defensive line coach Dwaine Board.

Carroll said afterward that he sees the dust-ups that have marked practice the last few days “as passion. They want to play this game. They are excited about what’s coming up. They want to get ready and be really at their best.”

But Carroll made clear that’s where it needs to stop.

“It’s translating into sometimes we lose a little bit of the poise that we need,” he said.”We can’t play like that. So we have to, you get into a skirmish, you get thrown out. That’s what happened today. That’s just the way you do it. That’s the way we do it.

“We need to take it to the heights that we can really get the most out of it. So I love the way our guys are working. We need to work really well at that as we learn.’’

Safety Earl Thomas agreed with Carroll that Thursday might have marked a crossing of the line that the team needs to learn from.

“I think we to harness it the right way,’’ Thomas said. “Besides today — it kind of got out of hand today; the energy felt a little weird. But the intensity has been great.’’

Reining in that emotion is more critical than ever this season with the NFL instituting a new rule in which a player can be ejected after being penalized a second time in one game for an unsportsmanlike conduct personal foul.

Bennett, who has always played with a notable edge, reported to camp despite still seeking a new contract, with it known that his agent is still negotiating with the team.

Bennett had a similar pushing and shoving incident with Ifedi during a one-on-one pass rush drill on Monday when the team put on shoulder pads for the first time. Tuesday, when the team was in full pads for the first time Bennett also again was at the center of some post-snap jousting. Then came Thursday, with Carroll undoubtedly hoping that his decision to sit Bennett out the rest of practice will get a point across.

Ifedi talked to reporters afterward and said that Bennett has been a great help on and off the field but said he is trying to show some toughness of his own, saying that a player can’t be a nice guy on the field or he won’t be on the field long.

If not for the Bennett incident, the most notable aspect of practice would have been the first real significant spate of injuries that has hit the team.

Brandon Cottom, who has been running as the No. 1 fullback, suffered what Carroll said appears to be an Achilles injury. Carroll called such injuries, which are often season-ending, “devastating.’’

Carroll said the injury happened in a non-contract drill when Cottom simply cut and planted.

Backup tight end Ronnie Shields also suffered what Carroll said was an Achilles injury.

As for a few other injuries, here are some updates:

  • The Seahawks left Jimmy Graham and Thomas Rawls on the PUP list. But Carroll indicated each could come off soon. “We’re evaluating,” he said. “Both those guys are pushing really hard, we’re really about going almost day-to-day with those guys now. We’re getting really close.” Carroll confirmed that Rawls had surgery on his ankle, which was broken and also suffered ligament damage.
  • WR Doug Baldwin sat out after Carroll said he had the back of his leg stepped on a few days ago. Carroll called it minor and said the team will error on the side of caution with veterans at this point.
  • SS Kam Chancellor also sat out with a groin injury that Carroll also said was minor.
  • TE Luke Willson sat out team drills with an ankle injury. With Jimmy Graham also out that had Brandon Williams working with the number one offense in the team drills at the end of practice — he caught a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson on the final play.
  • RB Zac Brooks sat out with a hamstring injury, and Carroll said RB Tre Madden is out with a shoulder injury. With CJ Prosise continuing to be out and Cottom getting injury, that has the Seahawks pretty thin at running back at the moment. Cameron Marshall, re-signed earlier in the day, worked with the first-team offense late in practice with Carroll saying the team has to be careful not to overwork Christine Michael and Alex Collins, the only two tailbacks to be healthy throughout all of camp so far.
  • DE Frank Clark sat out again with what Carroll said is a calf issue related to cramping.
  • LB Brock Coyle was out with an oblique injury.

And in some lineup news:

  • Tharold Simon appeared to get his day working with the No. 1 defense at right cornerback, a role Jeremy Lane and DeShawn Shead have filled in past days (Lane again worked as the number one nickel).
  • Cassius Marsh appeared to get most of the work with the number one defense at strongside linebacker. But Carroll said afterward that Marsh, Mike Morgan and Eric Pinkins remain in basically a dead heat for that spot.