Seahawks News and Rumors: Monday Night Open Thread

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 02: Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on September 2, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

As Thomas pointed out earlier, a few things worth mentioning tonight, including some number changes for some SeahawksPer Curtis Crabtree, CB Brandon Browner (changed) from #37 to #39. S Jeron Johnson from #35 to #32 and WR Kris Durham from #84 to #16.

Tackle James carpenter worked at LG in practice a little today, ostensibly with the Robert Gallery injury in the back of the Seahawks mind. Per John Boyle, Carpenter noted "I'm pretty comfortable, because I played on the left side my whole life until I got here, so it's pretty comfortable for me." Said Pete Carroll: "You have to develop all the flexibility that you can. We'll be in the game with seven or eight offensive linemen, so guys have to play multiple spots. So we did move some guys around today. (Carpenter) did play guard a little bit today."

Eric Williams gives us some interesting nuggets from Pete Carroll's press conference in tonight's story, including:

--WR Isaiah Stanback was dropped from the injured reserve list and is no longer with the team.

--At 6-5, 317 pounds, offensive tackle Jarriel King out of South Carolina is a guy Carroll says has tremendous potential. King has an ankle injury and did not practice today. "We're excited about the future for him," Carroll said. "He played right tackle. And he had been a left side tackle at South Carolina in the SEC and did very well there. We think this is a really good move for the future, and we think this is a guy we can develop."

I'll have a lot more on King tomorrow, courtesy of scouting by Derek Stephens. 

Per seahawks.com and Seahawk_Talk, Pete Carroll: "says (newly signed) DL Al Woods can play inside, but they want to transition him from inside to outside, similar to Red Bryant. "we want to get [Al Woods] prepared to back up Red." Says Woods has similar dimensions to Bryant.

On K Steven Hauschka: "He's a young, strong-legged guy, we've seen nothing but good stuff, we've been studying him for a long time. We know he can kick the ball in the endzone...we're expecting to grow with him." 

The Seahawks finished out their 8-man practice squad, for a day at least, and it now comprises:

WR Owen Spencer
WR Ricardo Lockette
G/C Brent Osborne
DB Ron Parker
RB Vai Taua
CB Josh Pinkard
DE/DT Maurice Fountain
DE/TE Jameson Konz

A few surprises on the list, including Ron Parker (over Mark LeGree), Brent Osborne, who had been released last week, and Maurice Fountain, who is essentially a 28 year old rookie with not a whole lot of upside. The way the Seahawks have comprised this practice squad leaves you scratching your head a little, but I'm sure they have a method to their madness. 

I'm stoked to see Vai Taua on that list -- I was and still am higher on him than I was on Thomas Clayton, and he must have shown the Seahawks enough to have them keep him around. Spencer and Lockette are great practice squad receivers in my mind - both toolsy and big, with a lot of potential upside. It's also good to see Pinkard stick with the team.

OK, now discuss.  

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