For a third consecutive day on Friday, the Seahawks were on the field practicing after an extended lead up to on-field work. Friday marked the first day the offense and defense could go up against one another and the second-to-last day of helmets and shells. Saturday is a day off for Seattle, before the final day of light on-field work on Sunday. Come Monday, padded practices can begin.
Here’s a roundup of everything we learned from the Seahawks’ third day of on-field work, as well as Tyler Lockett’s pre-practice media session.
After a family member dealt with COVID-19, Lockett considered sitting out the 2020 season.
Tyler Lockett says he had a cousin who caught COVID-19. Has since recovered but Lockett said "it was bad.'' Said that was one thing that made him question whether he wanted to play this year. Decided to play in part because he said he trusts Seahawks are doing things right.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2020
Rashaad Penny, who wasn’t even in Seattle at the start of camp—an obvious sign of a delayed start to his season—was present on Friday.
Rashaad Penny is on site for the first time in camp today.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) August 14, 2020
Jarran Reed left practice early and did not return, a nervous sign for a team set to greatly depend on their defensive tackle.
Jarran Reed went into locker room following early drill. Not sure reason.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2020
Seahawks practice over. Jarran Reed did not return after heading into locker room early on.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2020
The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta offered further detail on what caused Reed’s departure, as well as a worrying update on Reed’s fellow defensive tackle, Poona Ford.
Reed appeared to get caught in traffic during a drill, came up limping, after walking around a bit went into locker room. Not sure the issue. Poona Ford also sat out late with what appeared to be a calf issue. But Ford stayed on field. https://t.co/wLkYANsjlz— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2020
Following Reed’s exit, sophomore Demarcus Christmas stepped up to the first unit, suggesting he is the current backup at 3-tech.
Second-year pro Demarcus Christmas was with the first team defense in his place in pursuit drill https://t.co/fsz45Jk0jv— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 14, 2020
Quinton Dunbar, who was on track to make his practice debut Friday, did not make it out. With a day off on Saturday, Dunbar should join the team on Sunday.
Quinton Dunbar not out here. Has been on track to get physical today. So may practice Sunday.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 14, 2020
K.J. Wright sat out practice Friday, with first-round pick Jordyn Brooks taking his spot next to Bobby Wagner.
Practice is over. K.J. Wright didn’t participate in team sessions. It was all 1st-rd pick Jordyn Brooks alongside Bobby Wagner at LB in offense vs. defense.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 14, 2020
Not sure if it was the shoulder or rest w/ Wright. But Seattle got its first extended look at Brooks as a starter at WLB.