Camp Carroll: Day One
Seahawks hoping for breakthrough
By Danny O'Neil | The Seattle Times
Person of interest: WR Ricardo Lockette, a former college sprinter who's last name rhymes -- conveniently -- with rocket. The second-year receiver averaged 52.5 yards on his two catches last year, and spawning all sorts of optimism going forward to this season. Well, he had a heck of first day at training camp.
He had a pair of impressive catches against CB Ron Parker, including one juggling grab. He also had a nice grab on the sideline, touching both feet down.
Personnel-ity plus: Cornerback Byron Maxwell showed a great deal of promise early in his rookie year before an ankle injury and a nasty case of pneumonia threw him for a loop. On Saturday, he was notably absent from team drills so what's the deal?
"He had the looks of something like a stress fracture," coach Pete Carroll said. "But it wasn't a stress fracture."
"He is cleared to play so it's really just a conditioning factor," Carroll said.
In terms of personnel packages, Roy Lewis worked out as the nickel back on Saturday in the team's five-DB packages with Leroy Hill and K.J. Wright as the linebackers. Rookie Bobby Wagner and Malcolm Smith also worked int he nickel package with the second unit. Smith had an interception during passing drills, which was notable.