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Practice and pressers: What we learned on training camp day 1

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Darrell Taylor, who was placed on the NFI list to begin camp, is not yet ready to begin practicing.

The news is more positive with another rookie, Colby Parkinson, who suffered a broken foot during the offseason.

After some doubt around Wright’s recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, he was 100 percent for the start of camp.

A crucial update: Jamal Adams makes Pete Carroll smile.

Sophomore runner Travis Homer received a positive review from Carroll. The former Hurricane was pressed into duty late last season and performed well.

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.

We’ll wrap up day one’s notes with a connection we’re all hoping to see plenty of in 2020.