Here's a recap of news and notes from the second day of the Seahawks' veteran mini-camp.
The Seahawks’ second mini-camp practice concluded Wednesday under mostly sunny skies and fairly calm weather, a pleasant turn from Tuesday’s wind-marred workout.
Here are some quick notes:
- Nothing real notable in terms of personnel. Michael Bennett was again there but did not participate. The only notable new player to not take part at all was WR Paul Richardson, who suffered some leg tightness on Tuesday. Others who remained sidelined were RB Thomas Rawls, TE Jimmy Graham, CB Tye Smith, WR Kenny Lawler, DE Montese Overton and LB Khairi Fortt. Everybody else appeared to be pretty much a full participant, a list that includes RB C.J. Prosise, who got his most work yet during the off-season during practices that have been open to the media, and RT J’Marcus Webb.
- Webb ran with the first team offense though he was limited in his overall snaps and split time with Terry Poole at right tackle.The first team OL looked the same overall, going left to right, Bradley Sowell, Mark Glowinski, Justin Britt, Germain Ifedi and Webb/Poole. It appeared from here that Joey Hunt got a lot of work with the second team offense at center, which often appeared to look like this left to right — George Fant, Rees Odhiambo, Hunt, Kona Schwenke and Poole. That had But it’s really early and caution is always best taken when trying to read anything into lineup stuff, especially up front. Patrick Lewis got a lot of work overall and this is definitely the time of year for lots of experimenting.
- With Bennett practicing his standup comedy skills on the sideline, Quinton Jefferson again got lots of work with the number one defense at defensive en.The rest of the number one line usually consisted of Jordan Hill and Athyba Rubin at tackles and Cliff Avril at the other end spot with Frank Clark coming in as rush end, and Jarran Reed rotating in.
- The strongside linebacker spot, as I wrote earlier, is wide open, and the Seahawks appeared to get rotating guys through all day. Eric Pinkins got some work with the number one defense at that spot. But when the Seahawks went into their final team session, Mike Morgan went first.
- Christine Michael remains going first in the rotation at tailback, and QB Russell Wilson made an interesting observation about Michael afterward, saying he thinks his receiving skills have improved and that Michael has spent a lot of time working with Wilson catching passes before practice.
- The team has said Prosise could have a big role as a third-down and two-minute back to emphasize his receiving skills. And that’s indeed where he got a lot of his work Wednesday.
- Douglas McNeil, said to have been a standout during OTAs, got some work with the number one offense today and at one point caught a deep pass from Wilson for a touchdown.
- No change in the QB order with Wilson and then Trevone Boykin getting most of the work followed by Jake Heaps, who mostly worked with the third team.
- A little bit of a dust-up between cornerback Tharold Simon and receiver Antwan Goodley that was broken up by Richard Sherman. But nothing close to the Sherman-Phillip Bates kerfuffle of almost exactly two years ago. Simon, though, didn’t appear to take part in the final team session, coaches maybe sending a message about the appropriate level of physicality in practice.
- Among observers at practice was Mary Lou Mulflur, coach of the University of Washington women’s golf team that recently won the NCAA national title.