With the first of two mock games looming on Saturday, the Seahawks took to the field at the VMac on Friday for their final practice until Monday, with a day off coming on Sunday. Here’s what we learned from the final session ahead of the mock game.
Bruce Irvin didn’t take part in practice on Friday but it could just be a veteran’s day off.
Bruce Irvin isn’t practicing today. No word on if it’s injury related. Could very well be a vet day with the scrimmage tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/rLZTZ8tHBL— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) August 21, 2020
Chris Carson hasn’t practiced in several days, after arriving late to camp due to a personal matter. Carson’s absences have been excused by the team.
My understanding on Carson being absent is that it’s not health related. He earlier missed a few days to handle some family matters. Team has given him excused time away as needed.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
New quarterback Danny Etling is through COVID-19 testing protocol and practiced with Seattle for the first time on Friday.
Danny Etling is in uniform so Seahawks now have four QBs on field.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
Plenty of health updates, as Cody Thompson and Poona Ford joined Irvin on the sidelines, while Demarcus Christmas and Freddie Swain both returned.
Chris Carson not at practice for second straight day. No word on why. Bruce Irvin sitting out today as is Cody Thompson. And Poona Ford remains out.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
Rookie sixth-round pick Freddie Swain (groin) is back practicing— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) August 21, 2020
Also back today is DT Demarcus Christmas. Missed a few days earlier this week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
Finally, a programming note: With NFL teams further restricting access at training camps, these day-to-day updates may become increasingly focused on who is returning from injuries and who is sitting out.
I’m told effective immediately we are no longer allowed to report who’s starting and depth-chart situations we see. #Seahawks— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 21, 2020
Training camp practice 8 is over for the Seahawks. Media was informed today that team is now in its regular-season practice mode when it comes to what we can report. Which means, we can't report depth charge changes and things like that. .....— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
.. basically we can only report what we see in the early practice, mostly stretching period. One apparent reason is that since there are no preseason games, team can try to keep more things under wraps than in past years. ...— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020
... also, Seahawks are going to want to try to sneak more guys through to practice squad this year with 16 spots now on the PS. Typically, other teams could scout those guys in preseason games. Can't this year. So, they are going to try to keep things as under wraps as possible..— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2020