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Seahawks Training Camp Notes for Wednesday: Jimmy Graham makes big plays, George Fant improving

Richard Sherman Training Camp (August 9, 2017)
Richard Sherman Training Camp (August 9, 2017)
Samuel Gold

Wednesday was Day One of my Seahawks’ training camp coverage. I’m not going to lie to you: I was very nervous, but incredibly excited. When I arrived this morning, I sat down in the media room as guys like Gregg Bell and Sheil Kapadia walked through. Needless to say, I was a bit shell-shocked. As a side note, you can follow me on Twitter at @SamuelRGold for my latest updates as I’ll be at training camp tomorrow and Friday as well!

Without further ado, here are my observations from camp:

Training Camp Observations

  • Russell Wilson was on point today. He threw passes down the sideline and across the middle of the field with touch and accuracy. Last season he had some shaky games (especially the New Orleans Saints game), but today he looked confident and comfortable. I didn’t see any evidence of residual injury concerns from my vantage point. He did have one interception on the left sideline. It was an out route that was picked off by Shaquill Griffin. It was a short check-down throw that was a good play by Griffin, but the pass did seem forced from my vantage point.
  • Austin Davis struggled a bit. He overthrew a couple of passes and was sacked by Bradley McDougald.
  • Jimmy Graham was on fire catching back-to-back passes from Wilson, including one in the end zone. Hopefully, we’ll see more red zone targets in his future.
  • Doug Baldwin worked with the defensive line again. He ran the same hands drills as Jarran Reed and Michael Bennett. Cyril Grayson joined him.
  • Frank Clark participated in bag drills. He had a brace on his left knee which according to him was for a “minor MCL scratch”.
  • Offensive line was shuffled around a lot today. Ethan Pocic received snaps at center as well as right tackle. George Fant and Germain Ifedi seem to be playing a lot of the first team tackle snaps. At this point, I kind of expect both of them to start, but we’ll see tomorrow and into the coming days.
  • Fant looked stronger and more fluid that I remembered him last season. He was beat by a speed rush, but he generally looked better and more comfortable.
  • Chris Carson continues to catch people’s eyes. He has some burst along with his power between the tackles. The running back position is still very crowded, though.
  • Non-participants: Delano Hill (42), Davis Bass (47), D.J. Alexander (58), Dion Jordan (95), Marcus Smith (97)
  • Notable absences: Malik McDowell is still in Michigan. According to Pete Carroll, he can’t practice yet.

Updated: Frank Clark section.