Camp Carroll: Day 8
Posted by Percy Allen
Two practices | Helmets and shorts | Attendance: 2,012 and 2,007
Today was the final day of two-a-day practices. The Seahawks scheduled five double-duty days, but cut back and only had four. A constant trickle of rain damped the VMAC fields and the mood turned somber in the afternoon when WR/KR Isaiah Stanback tore his left Achilles. The former UW star is out for the season.
ROLL CALL: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was among a host of players who did not practice Saturday. LB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring), LB Aaron Curry (concussion), DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), DT Kevin Vickerson, CB Josh Pinkard, FB Ryan Powdrell (calf) and G Chester Pitts also did not work out. T Ray Willis (knee) sat out in the morning, but participated in the afternoon workout.
--- The Seahawks released guard Adrian Martinez and waived/injured fullback Ryan Powdrell. Seattle also signed tight end Nick Tow-Arnett and linebacker Alvin Bowen.
Photo credit: AP Photo - Elaine Thompson
--- LB Anthony Heygood, who suffered a season-ending left Achilles injury Thursday and was waived, underwent successful surgery Saturday at the Seattle Surgery Center.
OKUNG STEPS UP: Coach Pete Carroll projected it would take late-arriving first-round pick Russell Okung 7-10 days to assume the starting left tackle position, however, he was running with the No. 1 unit in the morning because Willis was given the morning off.
SARK SIGHTING: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian stopped by the morning drills.
WHITEHURST BOUNCES BACK: Backup quarterbacks Charlie Whitehurst (above, left) and J.P. Losman took all of the snaps today because Hasselbeck sat out.
Whitehurst had a troublesome day Friday when he threw a pair of interceptions during a team drill, however, he looked good during a two-minute drill in the afternoon session Saturday when he guided the No. 1 unit in the redzone. Whitehurst also connected with rookie receiver Golden Tate for a long touchdown against rookie cornerback Walter Thurmond on the last play of practice.
WASHINGTON RUNNING WELL: RB Leon Washington, who is returning from a broken right leg suffered last season, practiced without restrictions for the second straight day and didn't feel any pain.
"We're taking it slow, but that's hard for me because I want to be out there and get back on the field," he said. "It feels good though. I'm not going to say I'm back to where I used to be, but it feels good. I'm about 95 percent."
NEXT UP: The Seahawks will workout 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Husky Stadium.
"That's good going over there where they got a lot of purple and gold," said cornerback Marcus Trufant, a Washington State alum who lost four Apple Cups to the Huskies. "I was brought up on the other side with the Cougs, but I got a lot of love for those guys over there. I got a younger brother over there and they're headed in the right direction."
Dec 24 - 6:10 AM Looking back: Revisiting Sunday's scouting report
Dec 24 - 1:09 AM Seahawks' scoring binge
Dec 24 - 1:01 AM Video: Summing Seattle's victory
Dec 24 - 12:58 AM Video: Russell Wilson post-game comments
Dec 24 - 12:21 AM Rookie passing roll call