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Seahawks Training Camp 2018: News and notes from day 8

NFL: Seattle Seahawks-Training Camp Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of a day off on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks held their annual mock game on Saturday afternoon.

It was dominated by Russell Wilson and the starting offense, as Wilson completed 16 of 19 passes, leading touchdown drives on all four of his possessions.

Jaron Brown paced the receivers with six catches and a touchdown, while both Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny had long touchdowns.

Ahead of Saturday’s mock game, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Seahawks would be bringing in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Lamarr Houston, Erik Walden and Damontre Moore for workouts on Sunday. In other roster news, Eddy Wilson was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals after being waived by Seattle on Friday.

The group of players on the PUP list — Dion Jordan, Ed Dickson and Clayton Wilson — remain the same, however cornerback Dontae Johnson has been cleared to return. Meanwhile, Frank Clark and Doug Baldwin remain slowed by injuries. In fact, injuries were the main theme in the notes coming from Saturday’s mock game.

Practice Notes

  • A host of new players sat out Saturday’s session with injuries. Shaquill Griffin had a hamstring problem, K.J. Wright sat out with a groin injury and Neiko Thorpe missed the mock game with a wrist injury. Trovon Reed and Amara Darboh also missed the mock game, with unspecified issues. Meanwhile, Justin Britt tweaked his back in warm ups and sat out as a result, with Joey Hunt working with the starters in his place.
  • Tom Johnson missed practice for a second consecutive day, with Pete Carroll revealing in his media session on Friday he has a groin problem as well.
  • J.R. Sweezy also missed a second consecutive day of practice, as his injury remains unspecified. Sweezy did practice on Thursday, his first day back with the Seahawks, so it could simply be a case of getting him into football shape.
  • Veteran Maurice Alexander missed a third day of practice in a row. After finally making his training camp debut on Tuesday. Alexander hasn’t practiced since. Carroll said yesterday he’s dealing with a hip flexor issue.
  • With a large number of players in the secondary missing on Saturday, the cornerbacks had a new look with Akeem King starting opposite Byron Maxwell. The safety duo remained Tedric Thompson and Bradley McDougald for the third day in a row.
  • Ending on the most noteworthy report to come from Saturday’s mock game: Germain Ifedi was pulled and replaced by Isaiah Battle after being flagged for a false start. Carroll has made it clear Ifedi’s penalty issues must change in 2018, saying on the second day of camp:

“We need his game to get cleaned up, we can’t let him be a liability because of penalties. He knows that, he’s heard that, he doesn’t want it to be part of his game at all. And so I think it’ll come as he grows more confident and more at peace with what’s asked of him, what he’s doing and so he’ll be able to focus in a way that will allow him to play with the cadence, with the line of scrimmage stuff. It’s a big point of emphasis.”

During his press conference following the mock game on Saturday, Carroll said of Ifedi’s penalty and subsequent pulling, “I was real disappointed in that. Real disappointed.”

The players have a day off on Sunday, before returning to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for practice on Monday, at 11 AM.