KIRKLAND — Predictably, Bryce Fisher and Sean Locklear weren't talking to the media about their well-publicized brushes with the law.
Along with most of their teammates, the two Seahawks took part in the first day of the team's June passing camp. The business of the day was football, and that will be the case for most of the next two weeks at team headquarters.
But there was an air of concern in coach Mike Holmgren's voice when asked how he has dealt with Fisher, who went to court for a pretrial hearing last week to answer to a charge of fourth-degree assault against his wife in April; and Locklear, whose trial for domestic assault is set to begin June 13 in Seattle Municipal Court.
"I talked to Sean a long time ago because this happened prior to the Super Bowl," Holmgren said. "I talked to Bryce because the story came out a fair amount of time after the actual incident. So I think I know what happened [with Fisher], and while I don't like to see my players in the headlines that way, when these things are finished and the court things are finished, everyone will kind of realize what happened."
Locklear apologized for his conduct after his arrest was made public and played for the Seahawks in the NFC title game a few days later. Fisher, a higher-profile player because of his local roots and military standing, has not spoken publicly about his arrest.
Dialed in on defense
The projected starting defense was missing three cogs — defensive end Grant Wistrom, strong safety Michael Boulware and defensive tackle Marcus Tubbs.
All three are recovering from injuries. Wistrom, rehabilitating after shoulder surgery, and Boulware, who had knee surgery, will be back for training camp. A sore right Achilles kept Tubbs out of practice.
It hardly mattered. The Seahawks' front-line defenders looked fast and furious on Day 1 of the camp, flying to the ball, breaking up passes, intercepting a couple of throws and creating general havoc.
Linebackers Leroy Hill, Julian Peterson and Lofa Tatupu served notice that they could be forces in games this season.
"Clearly the defense was a little more excited than the offense," Holmgren said. "I thought they did a great job in the practice.
"It allowed me to make the point that even in a minicamp practice, and it equates to games, if the other team is more excited than one team, the excited team is going to win. The defense was pretty excited, and the offense was just OK."
That's nothing to be too concerned about. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, working without two key receivers — Darrell Jackson did not practice and Nate Burleson missed team drills — made some nice touch passes.
The sore foot that had Hasselbeck on crutches at SeaTac Airport late last month is fine, he said. Hasselbeck looked sharp and moved around well, though he admitted he was a little bit "rusty."
"I'm fine, 100 percent, no problems," he told reporters.
Others who missed Monday's workout were mostly those who will be out until training camp while they recover from surgeries or long-lasting injuries.
They include defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (sore right knee), defensive ends Joe Tafoya (shoulder) and Jeb Huckeba (feet), wide receiver Kevin Kasper (knee), quarterback Gibran Hamdan (ankle), cornerback Jordan Babineaux (shoulder) and tight end Jerramy Stevens (knee).
Hamdan, receivers Skyler Fulton and C.J. Jones and cornerback Brandon Haw are on the injury-exemption list from NFL Europe.
Rookie fullback David Kirtman was back in practice after injuring his hamstring early in the team's May minicamp.
• The Seahawks signed former Oregon DE Darrell Wright, who was last with Cologne in NFL Europe.
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