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Voluntary offseason workouts have begun for the Seahawks, which means it's time to talk football. Offensive linemen John Moffitt and Russell Okung were on the field, which is promising signs for the two players coming off surgery. Moffitt is coming off knee surgery, Okung back from a torn pectoral muscle, and while neither has been cleared for full contact, those types of practices aren't allowed yet, meaning both took part for all of Friday's 45-minute workout.
James Carpenter, the second-year tackle who's not expected to be ready to practice this offseason, watched and appeared to be in good shape. Coach Pete Carroll went so far as to compliment his conditioning.
Receivers Sidney Rice and Mike Williams were not on the field for the workouts as they are continuing to rehab injuries. Rice underwent surgery on both of his shoulders while Williams is coming back from a leg injury.
Cornerback Walter Thurmond is in a plastic protective boot and using a wheeled scooter as he's unable to put weight on his injured leg, which required an additional surgery last month.