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Seahawks training camp: Michael Bennett, Jahri Evans, RB injuries dominate headlines

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The Seahawks have their sixth practice of the 2016 training camp season on Friday and here’s what’s gone down recently:

  • Seattle is bringing in veteran guard Jahri Evans for a visit on Friday. With all the positive reports coming in so far about Germain Ifedi, one would think that Evans isn’t being brought in to push him out of a job, leaving only Mark Glowinski and J’Marcus Webb as the ones who might need to compete to start -- and so far everyone is assuming (hoping) it’s Webb. That wouldn’t be surprising, as Pete Carroll wasn’t speaking glowingly of Webb on Tuesday. That could mean Evans at RG and Ifedi pushing back out to RT. An offensive line that includes Garry Gilliam-Glowinski-Justin Britt-Evans-Ifedi doesn’t sound too bad.
  • Michael Bennett was kicked out of practice on Thursday for getting too aggressive with the offensive line and once again getting into a heated argument with Ifedi. I don’t think Carroll hates any of this, from either Ifedi or Bennett, but needed to do something to break the tension. How will Bennett respond on Friday?
  • Brandon Cottom joins Cooper Helfet as guys who were on the bubble and now could be on the PUP or IR. Cottom has a severe Achilles injury, as does further-off-the-bubble tight end Ronnie Shields. In their absence, other players have stepped up.
  • Christine Michael and Alex Collins are getting the majority of reps at running back now, but to help take some of the burden off of them, the team signed Cameron Marshall and had cornerback George Farmer take some handoffs on Thursday. Farmer was a wide receiver at USC who was moved to corner by Carroll last year. Rookie C.J. Prosise has missed all of camp with a hamstring injury and hopefully he’ll finally put some pads on next week. Thomas Rawls has been on the PUP but Carroll said on Thursday that him and Jimmy Graham are closer to being “day to day.”
  • At tight end, Carroll spoke highly of what he’s seen out of rookie Nick Vannett. "Nick has really lit us up with the passing game and catching the football, surprises us how natural he is," he said. "Sense for getting open, and feeling the routes for stuff like that, really good." They also seem to love everything they see out of free agent signee Brandon Williams. Can Seattle keep four tight ends? Can Williams play fullback?
  • Jarran Reed and Tharold Simon have been working with the first team defense and looking good as well.
  • Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor, Frank Clark, and Luke Willson missed practice on Thursday with minor injuries. These are typical bang-ups that happen every year at training camp for players in general.
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