For the first time since training camp began in late July, the Seahawks took to the field on Wednesday. For now, Seattle will be limited to three-and-a-half hours a day in helmets and shells. On Monday, full padded practices can begin. With on field work comes a wave of updates on who is playing where and with which unit. Here’s a roundup of what we learned on day one of Seahawks camp.
John Ursua was off the reserve/COVID-19 list and onto the field, after a false positive and two consecutive negative tests.
#Seahawks second-year WR John Ursua is practicing, indicating he’s been activated off Reserve/COVID- 19 list. Doing KR work right now. In the special teams portion of practice— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 12, 2020
Some number changes made official, including Jarran Reed taking back No. 90, previously vacated for Jadeveon Clowney, and Will Dissly giving No. 88 to the veteran Greg Olsen.
A handful of number changes on the roster. Jarran Reed back in No. 90. L.J. Collier to his college No. 91. Benson Mayowa in No. 95. Will Dissly in No. 89 and Jacob Hollister in No. 86. pic.twitter.com/AdCfQyYA2w— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) August 12, 2020
After passing his physical to start training camp, Dissly was on the field working with his fellow tight ends, just 10 months after a season-ending Achilles injury.
Tight ends catching passes including Will Dissly 10 months after Achilles injury. pic.twitter.com/zYO2hviWkd— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 12, 2020
Rookie Stephen Sullivan, who was announced as a wide receiver when drafted before Pete Carroll clarified he would start at tight end, did indeed start there on Wednesday.
Stephen Sullivan working with tight ends. pic.twitter.com/EnspybmK3y— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 12, 2020
Carroll: Stephen Sullivan is a TE now. Keeping him there. Looks like he fits. #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
Chris Carson, who is on track for Week 1 after a season-ending hip injury in December, was not taking part on day one. Pete Carroll said it was due to personal reasons.
Carroll says Chris Carson absent for personal reasons. He’s fine physically.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 12, 2020
The first look at the defense together provided an example of what it could look like in Week 1. Rasheem Green and Benson Mayowa manned the edges, with Bruce Irvin joining K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner at linebacker.
#Seahawks first-team defense in pursuit drill I watched:— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 12, 2020
DL- Green, Mayowa, Reed, Ford
CB- Griffin, Flowers
LB- Wagner, Wright, Irvin
S- Diggs, Adams
Shaquem Griffin, who began his career with Seattle’s linebackers before getting on the field as a spark plug pass rusher late last season, remained with the defensive line to begin the on field work.
Shaquem Griffin is working with the defensive line at practice today. Imagine he’ll bounce back and forth between DL/LB in camp, but Seattle liked what it saw out of him as a pass rusher last season.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 12, 2020
One of the central competitions in training camp this year, nickelback, saw a new first man in: Marquise Blair. Mentioned as a possibility inside, the second-year safety got the first look on Wednesday with Quinton Dunbar not yet available.
Seeing second-year safety Marquise Blair working as the first nickelback option, as expected.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 12, 2020
The News Tribune’s Gregg Bell offered a first look at a few new Seahawks.
Carroll told reporters that Dunbar’s physical is scheduled for Friday, putting him on track for the start of padded practices.
Carroll: Dunbar's physical is scheduled for Friday. Been going through testing. #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
Darrell Taylor, who was placed on the NFI list to begin camp, is not yet ready to begin practicing.
Carroll on progress of rookie Darrell Taylor (on NFI): "He wasn't ready to go. There's no damage to his knee, he's just got to get back to the work he was doing." Says he's had a good response so far to treatment. Could be a couple weeks. Had surgery in January.— Stacy Jo Rost (@StacyRost) August 12, 2020
The news is more positive with another rookie, Colby Parkinson, who suffered a broken foot during the offseason.
Carroll: Parkinson is doing great - might have a chance soon to get back out. Foot feels fine, no residual (from surgery) #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
After some doubt around Wright’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, he was 100 percent for the start of camp.
Carroll says team worried KJ Wright (coming off shoulder surgery) could land on PUP to start camp, but so far he's bounced back well— Stacy Jo Rost (@StacyRost) August 12, 2020
A crucial update: Jamal Adams makes Pete Carroll smile.
Carroll on Jamal Adams: Brings a smile to my face. Really sharp. Really competitive. Really cares - wants to know all the details. Wants to be taught, corrected and coached. A unique focus that some great players we've had really demonstrated. He's the real deal. #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
Sophomore runner Travis Homer received a positive review from Carroll. The former Hurricane was pressed into duty late last season and performed well.
Carroll: Homer had a really good finish to our season. Great year on special teams but when he got a chance to play late in the year, he was great. Incredible offseason. He's gonna help us at the RB spot. Great perimeter speed. #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
Homer’s fellow Miami product, DeeJay Dallas, will also be in the mix on passing downs in 2020 and Carroll spoke positively of him as well.
Carroll: DeeJay Dallas has made a really good first impression. Versatile. Anxious to see what he can do. #Seahawks— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) August 12, 2020
We’ll wrap up day one’s notes with a connection we’re all hoping to see plenty of in 2020.