SEATTLE (CBS) — The Seattle Seahawks met for the second day of a three-day mandatory minicamp — the last in a series of offseason workouts.
- Defensive end Michael Bennett (ankle) did not participate for a second consecutive day, but watched from the sidelines with teammates. He spent several minutes working one-on-one with another player on his handwork.
- TE Jimmy Graham (knee) and RB Thomas Rawls did not participate, as was expected. Tackle Garry Gilliam (knee), WR Kenny Lawler, DE Montese Overton and LB Khairi Fortt also sat out.
- Russell Wilson connected with wide receiver Douglass McNeil III on a deep touchdown pass. McNeil also had a leaping sideline catch in a later series.
- Running back C.J. Prosise — who was limited Tuesday with a hip flexor — saw more work today.
- Cornerback Tharold Simon and receiver Antwan Goodley got a bit testy with each other after Simon got a little physical breaking up a pass. Players were quick to intervene, and CB Richard Sherman (along with WR Doug Baldwin and S Kam Chancellor) had a word with Simon afterward.
- “I feel like I’m 18.”
Russell Wilson, 27, told reporters post-practice he feels “great” physically in offseason workouts.
- “Yeah, I mean it’s different not having [Marshawn Lynch]—he’s such a great player. But toward the end of the year last year, we didn’t have him as well, but we have so many more pieces now.”
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about his first year having an offensive unit without RB Marshawn Lynch. “We’ve got an opportunity to evaluate these other guys we brought in,” he said. The Seahawks snagged three running backs in this year’s draft (C.J. Prosise, Zac Brooks, and Alex Collins). The team also has veteran Christine Michael, and signed Tre Madden (USC) as an undrafted rookie free agent.
- “The young guys that we have — credit John Schneider and the scouts and everybody — they’re the right guys.”
Wilson spoke about the development of the offense (“The chemistry we have right now with the receivers and the tight ends — it’s as good as it’s ever been”) and what he’s seen from this year’s rookie group. “[The rookies] are really in tune with it, they’re really listening. You know how we want to approach practice. For us, the leaders on the team, we’re trying to show the younger guys, and they’re coming along right away. “
- “When are you going to get a hair cut?”
Baldwin jokingly yelled out his own question during Wilson’s presser. “This is my playoff hair, Doug,” said Wilson, to which Baldwin responded: “It’s OTAs, buddy.”