SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Jon Ryan #9 of the Seattle Seahawks punts the ball from the endzone during their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The big news: Robert Gallery was a full go at practice today and thus it's looking good for his return to the lineup on Sunday versus the Steelers. If this happens, it's looking like James Carpenter will move back to the right tackle position and Breno Giacomini will lose his spot there with the starting unit. This is just speculation at this point though -- I suppose it's entirely possible that Carpenter goes to the bench or the Hawks reshuffle things in a different way. Apparently Carpenter played RT with the ones at practice today; Giacomini with the twos. Keep an eye on that.
Sidney Rice was limited. He suited up and did some individual drills but did not partake in the team portion of practice, per Eric Williams. It's not really looking good that he'll play and I'm sure the Seahawks aren't in a particular rush to get him back out there.
David Hawthorne is back to practice and went full speed today. He should be good to go for Sunday. It will be nice to have him back.
Michael Robinson, Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, and Jarriel King all did not participate. The loss of Robinson, Maxwell, and now possibly Smith further underscores the Seahawks need for help in special teams, and is no doubt a big part of the reason that Eddie Williams was signed yesterday.
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In other news, John Clayton was on the Kevin Calabro show yesterday and mentioned that the Eddie Williams signing doesn't necessarily preclude the Seahawks from signing FB Mike Karney. It hasn't happened at this point, even after two visits by the veteran, so I'm kind of doubting that it does. This front office is very hard to predict though.
Other than that, not a whole lot going on that I have seen. What about you guys? Open Thread time -- discuss!