The Swartz Report From VMAC – October 22, 2013
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The Seahawks returned to practice after a much needed 4 day break. Joining them for the first time since summer training camp were receiver Percy Harvin, and fullback Michael Robinson.
Harvin resumes team workouts less than three months after doctors repaired a torn labrum in his hip. He is eligible to practice while on the team’s PUP list for three weeks. At that point the Hawks must either place him on the active roster or he goes onto injured reserve. If Harvin is to play next Monday night at St. Louis, the club must make him active by Sunday.
Safety Earl Thomas III has faced Harvin in both practice and Seattle vs. Minnesota games, and knows the potential he brings to the Seahawks offense.
“When you add him (Harvin) into the mix it’s a different dimension when you talk about the offense,” said Thomas. “He’s just that big of a threat you have to know where he is at all times. In practice you try to look at how good you are based on playing against him. He’s definitely a hard guy to challenge and tackle.”
Veteran fullback Michael Robinson is back on the roster with Seattle placing rookie Spencer Ware on injured reserve. Fullback Derick Coleman also suffered a hamstring injury in the Arizona game. Robinson says he is completely healthy now after battling a serious illness late in the summer. He was hospitalized after his kidneys and liver almost failed. Robinson said he was down to 212 pounds from his normal playing weight of 245.
Robinson said he received phone calls from his good friend Marshawn Lynch nearly every day and missed being in the locker room and with the team on Sundays.
Seattle today signed receiver Ricardo Lockette to the practice squad. He was up and down on Seattle’s roster last season, before stops with San Francisco and Chicago this fall. The Hawks also add guard Zach Allen to the practice squad, and dropped receiver Josh Lenz from that same unit.
Left tackle Russell Okung (big toe) , Right tackle Breno Giacomini, (knee), and defensive lineman Greg Scruggs (knee), have all started individual conditioning with hopes of returning to the active roster this season.
Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan
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