Seattle Seahawks training camp diary: Russell Okung & Bam Bam are back


Another day of Seahawks training camp is in the books and after this weekend’s decidely downer headlines it was great to see two major cogs return to the field after offseason surgery. Here’s how it went down yesterday at VMAC:


Terelle Pryor continues to get the majority of second team reps. This isn’t a knock on B.J. Daniels or Tarvaris Jackson per se, it’s just that Pryor is an unknown and Pete Carroll wants to see what he can do, while he already knows what the others are about. Daniels was impressive today though.

Wide Receivers:

Jermaine Kearse won the day, making several big catches in tight coverage. Doug Baldwin also made a nice touchdown catch on a bullet thrown by Daniels. Kevin Norwood sat out again and Phil Bates got a rest. Paul Richardson went through some drills but was wearing a red jersey, which is not a good sign.

Running Backs:

Christine Michael showed that he’s not just about blinding speed; he has some power too. C-Mike ran between the tackles for a touchdown in a goal-to-go situation.

Offensive Line:

James Carpenter should be returning soon and it sounds like Alvin Bailey will get a shot at the right tackle position vacated by Michael Bowie’s injury. The biggest news of the day may have been the return of left tackle Russell Okung, who underwent surgery several months ago. He did not participate in team drills but looked strong in individual drills. After leaving Saturday’s mock game with a shoulder bug Justin Britt was back in action and looked good according to Terry Blount.


The first string linebackers continued to sit; Bobby Wagner, Malcom Smith and Bruce Irvin were all on the sidelines. Dion Bailey is on crutches after sprainking his ankle a few days ago.

Strong safety Kam Chancellor finally saw some action after his hip surgery.


Nothing new on this front today, which is a nice reprieve after Saturday’s major bummers. Pete Carroll told reporters that the team is taking the long view with rookie wide receiver Kevin Norwood and that they have no intention to rush him back. He has been bothered by foot problems throughout training camp and has rarely been able to participate.


Released: LB Brandon Denmark, WR Ronald Johnson

Signed: OTs Wade smith and Cory Brandon, DT Andru Pulu

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