The Seahawks are getting healthier in the backfield while linebacker Mike Morgan missed Monday's practice to have his groin examined in Philadelphia.
While the Seahawks’ backfield is getting close to being fully healthy, starting linebacker Mike Morgan was absent on Monday while having a groin issue examined in Philadelphia.
Those were the biggest personnel items from Seattle’s Monday practice, the second-to-last of training camp that will be open to fans.
Those who were at the VMAC got to see third-round pick C.J. Prosise practice for the first time since the first day of camp and seventh-round pick running back Zac Brooks practice for the first time in more than a week as each returned from hamstring issues.
“That’s a real boost for us to see those guys back out,” said coach Pete Carroll.
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They were joined in the backfield by Thomas Rawls, who continued his progress from last week by taking a few snaps during the team period — the first time he has done that since his return.
“Yeah, he looked really good,” Carroll said. “He’s been working really hard. He’s been working like crazy, so just to fit him in is what we were tyring to do today and he looked terrific.”
It remains unclear when Rawls will return to game action but getting back on the field in team drills Monday — even if his reps continue to be closely monitored — was another significant step.
As for some other personnel notes:
—As for Morgan, who started at strongside linebacker against the Chiefs on Saturday, Carroll said: “He’s seeing a doctor in Philadelphia, just getting a workout done on something, a groin thing that he’s got. He’s okay, he’s going to play on Thursday, but this was the best time to send him out there to get some information that we need.’’ Presumably, Morgan is seeing Dr. William Meyers, who performed a surgery last year on Marshawn Lynch. Cassius Marsh worked as the first-team SLB in Morgan’s absence.
— Carroll said it remains unclear when OL J’Marcus Webb will return from a twisted knee suffered last week. “We have results on it, we just have to see how he can come back,’’ Carroll said. “Just waiting for him to come back.’’ Carroll elaborated that for now there is no timeline on when Webb will return so “right now we are going to stay where we are (with the offensive line) for a bit until we know more about him.’’ That means Garry Gilliam stays at right tackle for now and Bradley Sowell at left.
— Carroll said S Kam Chancellor won’t play this week against the Vikings. “Kam is not quite getting over the hump yet,’’ Carroll said. “He almost did but then it was too close and he’s a little bit sensitive so we are just going to move him through this week.’’ Chancellor is dealing with a groin issue as is DL Jordan Hill and Carroll said “Jordan really could pop back any time now. He’s had a long rehab and he’s really close. Being more careful with Kam right now because we are a little more uncertain. Just waiting it out a couple more days, probably won’t get either one of them back but next week should be big for both of those guys.’’
— Carroll said DT Sealver Siliga actually suffered an injury to a different area of his calf, which has been troublesome throughout and has kept him from practicing so far, during a pre-game workout on Saturday. “He felt pretty good but it just kind of blew up a little bit so we are just going to have to wait,’’ Carroll said of Siliga, who was signed with the idea of adding depth at defensive tackle but has been bypassed by undrafted free agent Brandin Bryant. “He hasn’t been released fully to us. That one is another one that we are going to have to wait and see how it develops. It could be a couple days, it could be a couple weeks. Got to wait and see. Been a debilitating injury for him, just really hurt his chances of breaking in and helping us. It’s going to be a really hard comeback for him when he gets back to us.’’
— Carroll said CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste has a labrum injury in his shoulder but it is unclear if he will need surgery.
— The Seahawks waived RB Cameron Marshall and signed LB Quayshawn Nealy to take his spot on the 90-man roster. That move comes after Seahawks decided to move LB Kyle Coleman to fullback today, so it keeps numbers the same at those two positions.