The Swartz Report From VMAC – September 11, 2013
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A new tight end joined the Seahawks in their Wednesday afternoon practice in 90 degree heat in Renton. Kellen Davis made the 53 man Cleveland Browns roster, then was placed on waivers. Seattle coach Pete Carroll says they needed to shore up the tight end position, especially after rookie Luke Willson was “banged up ” a bit in the Carolina game.
Willson was a full practice participant today, and officially dealing with an (oblique) injury. Seattle released linebacker Allen Bradford from the roster to make room for Davis.
The Hawks injury report has several men who did NOT participate in practice. Corner Brandon Browner continues to make his way back from a hamstring injury. Carroll said Browner has been doing some running, and will try to practice Thursday, and the trainers will evaluate him again Friday.
Defensive tackles Jordan Hill (strained bicep), and Brandon Mebane (ankle) did not practice. Safety Jeron Johnson injured his hamstring in the Carolina game, and also observed the Wednesday workouts.
Limited in practice were defensive end Cliff Avril (hamstring), Chris Clemons (knee), offensive lineman Michael Bowie (shoulder) and receiver Sidney Rice,(knee ).
The Seahawks also made some moves on the practice squad. Linebacker Ty Powell is back on that unit, along with guard Ryan Seymour. Dropped from the practice square are rookie center/guard Jared Smith, and defensive lineman Michael Brooks.
As we’ve come to expect in recent years, many of those players will likely be signed, and dropped a few more times this season.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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