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Seahawks injury updates: Marquise Blair, Ben Burr-Kirven nearing return

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Day one of Seattle Seahawks training camp is complete, but there were a few notable absences. Rookie linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven and safety Marquise Blair started out camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, with Burr-Kirven recovering from sports hernia surgery and Blair bothered by a hamstring. Also notably on the preseason PUP were rookie G Phil Haynes (sports hernia) and rookie DL Demarcus Christmas (back).

The good news is that it shouldn’t be too long before Burr-Kirven and Blair are on the field and practicing. Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed with media that Burr-Kirven and Blair passed their respective physicals and should be ready to hit the field in a matter of days. Burr-Kirven is already running at “full-speed” per Carroll.

As for Haynes, he seems to be out indefinitely so there’s no timetable for his return. Christmas is a wait-and-see from the looks of things.

“He came up with a back issue that has bothered him so we just kind of have to wait that out a little bit, make sure it is not going to nag him,’’ Carroll said. “He’ll be out for a bit.’’

Third-year safety Lano Hill is also still on the sidelines for a bit after a hip injury ended his season after Seattle’s 2018 regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. The first-team defense featured Tedric Thompson and Bradley McDougald as the safety pairing.

TE Will Dissly was limited to individual drills in his return from last year’s patellar tendon tear. Pass-rushing standout Ezekiel Ansah appears to be making good progress towards playing on opening day.

Oh yes, and running back C.J. Prosise sat out Thursday’s session with flu. Just figured you should know that.