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Practice and pressers: What we learned on training camp day 5

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After a lead up period consisting of light on-field work, the Seahawks began padded practices on Monday, the first of 11 during training camp. Before Seattle practiced on Monday, Pete Carroll met with reporters and provided several interesting bits of information. Let’s round up everything we learned from that conference call and the Seahawks’ practice.

Poona Ford and Jarran Reed’s health status continues to be encouraging, after both sat out on Sunday.

Incumbent starter Mike Iupati remains with the first-team but will be pushed by Phil Haynes and Jordan Simmons.

In the middle, meanwhile, newcomer B.J. Finney will be competing with Ethan Pocic—who got first-team reps last week—and Kyle Fuller.

Pocic, who has experience all across the line, will finally be settled in at center.

Carroll spoke positively about second-year defensive tackle Bryan Mone. The former UDFA currently projects as Ford’s backup at 1-tech.

In Quinton Dunbar’s introductory conference call, he expressed confidence in picking up the kick-step technique because of his time working with Marquand Manuel. Carroll echoed that on Monday.

Dunbar will be eased into things, however, and have his practice time limited over the next week.

Though John Schneider mentioned a move to SAM as a possibility for K.J. Wright after the draft, no position switch is imminent despite Jordyn Brooks’ looming presence.

Chris Carson missed the start of on-field work last week due to a family matter. Now back with the team, Carson’s recovery from a season-ending hip injury is of no concern.

Brandon Shell, the presumptive starter at right tackle, drew praise from Carroll.

There were injury updates on David Moore, who missed Sunday’s practice, as well as rookie Freddie Swain.

As Carroll said before practice, Dunbar is still being eased in while Tre Flowers remains with the starters.

The good news around Reed continued, as Seattle’s starting defensive tackle was back on the field for practice.

A couple news player sat out Monday, including Haynes and Brooks. Moore, who missed Sunday’s session, returned for the team.

Finney was tended to by the trainers for a brief moment, before returning to practice.

With Haynes out on Monday, Jamarco Jones received reps at left guard behind Iupati.