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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



August 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM

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Seahawks run 80-play mock game

RENTON -- Running back Marshawn Lynch showed he's ready to pick up right where he left off last season, as he had the longest run in the Seahawks' mock game on Sunday afternoon.

But the biggest impression was who tracked Lynch down on a 70-yard run: It was defensive end Bruce Irvin.

Lynch broke came through the line untouched, and no one was between him and the end zone. But Irvin tracked down Lynch from behind, touching him down at the 10-yard line.

"That's not a surprise," coach Pete Carroll said. "He can fly."

The Seahawks' defense -- all three tiers of it -- made the strongest impression during the scrimmage, consistently pressuring the passer.

There were two touchdowns and three field goals in the scrimmage, which consisted of about 80 plays.

Tarvaris Jackson worked with the first-unit offense, Matt Flynn the second-string and Russell Wilson was with the No. 3s.

Carroll said that was the plan though he specifically did not state whether this should be construed as the depth chart.

"There's a plan in mind here fellas," Carroll said.

The Seahawks play their first preseason game on Saturday against Tennessee. The players have Monday off, and return to practice on Tuesday. Carroll said he would provide more clarity on his plans at quarterback for the exhibition game early in the week.

"We'll have a big day today and tomorrow evaluating it," Carroll said. "We'll come back on Tuesday and set it in motion. We'll let you know how that goes when we get there."

Rookie cornerback Jeremy Lane was involved in a after-play skirmish with receiver Ben Obomanu, which drew penalty flags. As Golden Tate was breaking up the fight, Lane threw a punch, and Carroll directed the referee to eject Lane from the scrimmage to make a point. Carroll went so far as having Lane go off the field.

Rookie J.R. Sweezy worked at right guard with the first-unit offensive line, a surprise considering that he is in his first year playing offensive line after playing defense at North Carolina State.

"The main thing about him is he's really tough," Carroll said. "He's won us all over that way. He's really quick. He's by far the quickest lineman we have."

While Sweezy's work with the first-unit is noteworthy and reflects his development, don't mistake it for a change in the depth chart. Starting right guard John Moffitt played center with the second-unit offensive line, leaving a vacancy at right guard with the first-unit.

• DE Red Bryant (knee) and DL Jason Jones (knee) did not practice. Neither did LB Allen Bradford (hip flexor), LB Bobby Wagner (thigh bruise), LB Matt McCoy (knee), WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) or TE Anthony McCoy (hamstring).

Kris Durham made a leaping catch for a gain of about 35 yards in the scrimmage, but landed hard on his side and hurt his hip. He didn't return to the scrimmage.

Ricardo Lockette's hamstring also tightened up on him, and he didn't finish the scrimmage.


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