There’s good news on the Paul Richardson front.
The oft-injured Seahawks wide receiver suffered an AC sprain making a diving catch in the team’s 48-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, after which head coach Pete Carroll declared that Richardson would be out for “a bit,” but that he wouldn’t put a timetable on how long he’d be sidelined.
Sure enough, Richardson participated in drills at Seahawks practice on Tuesday, much to the surprise of Carroll.
“Paul jumped right back on the practice field today,’’ Carroll said to reporters. “Really surprised us. He did bang his shoulder pretty good but he had a good day’s work — I don’t know what that means for the weekend but in no pads today he was able to get a lot of work and he was at top speed, so that’s terrific.’’
Carroll later added that “without question” Richardson will be able to make the September 10th season opener at the Green Bay Packers.
To put a bow on the positive news, Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, Amara Darboh, and Jeremy Lane were also full participants at practice. Hopefully we see the rookie WR Darboh make his Seahawks debut on Friday against the Vikings.
Now for the part to make you worry just a little bit. Veteran linebacker K.J. Wright was absent from practice, and it has to do with an undisclosed knee problem.
“[KJ] has got a little process that we’re going through to help his knee,” Carroll said. “He has something that’s just been kind of nagging. So he’s out of town working on that this week.”
When asked if it was surgery, Carroll said “No.”
Wright did play 13 snaps against the Chargers before he and the rest of the first-team defense were pulled from the game. He’s only missed four games in his entire career, including none in the past three seasons. With Wright out, Terence Garvin assumed KJ’s role at weakside linebacker and practiced with the starters.