The Swartz Report From VMAC – 6, 2013
Percy Harvin is back in Seahawks camp! No, he won’t be playing anytime soon. Seattle’s prized offensive threat was seen on crutches at the VMAC in Renton. Harvin is starting his long road to full health after surgery to repair a damaged hip.
On the practice field, Russell Wilson had a pretty fair day throwing passes to Marshawn Lynch out of the backfield, and to second year receiver Phil Bates. Wilson also drew some ooohs and aaahs from the fans when he caught his own tipped pass and ran it for 20 yards.
Several young lineman rotated in with the first offense, including rookie right tackle Michael Bowie, and rookie center/guard Ryan Seymour. Both should see ample time in the Hawks first pre-season game Thursday night at San Diego.
Rookie defensive lineman Jesse Williams returned to the practice field after a couple days off to rest his sore knee. The big man from Australia says he trusts the trainers plan and will follow their instructions. Williams told me he is eager to play in his first professional game against the Chargers, trying to show the coaches he has improved in pad level technique.
Quarterback Russell Wilson says the Seattle offense should be pretty basic for the pre-season opener. His emphasis will be to avoid penalties, make sure his teammates are in the right places, and make first downs.
Safety Kam Chancellor is ready for some full contact because tackling is so limited in the Seahawks training camp practices. Known for his bone-jarring tackles, Chancellor smiled when he said he loves letting receivers know they’ve been hit!
Tight end Zach Miller (foot), defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring), running back Robert Turbin (foot), and center Max Unger (soreness) did not participate in Tuesday’s practice.
The Hawks have a light, and short practice planned for Wednesday before heading to Southern California.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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